Car Hire at Blackpool Airport
You can arrange both self drive and chauffeur driven car hire from Blackpool airport to get you to or from the airport. Hiring a car means you do not have to rely on public transport or arrange your parking. If there is a group of you travelling it can often be cheaper as you can split the cost between you. The airport is about 3 miles from the centre of Blackpool and a short distance from the M55 and M6.
Although you can book your car hire upon arrival at the airport, it is better to book your car hire in advance as you get some great deals and it is often cheaper to pre pay for your booking online.
The 3 car hire providers located at Blackpool are Hertz, Europcar and Avis. The Hertz desk is located in the Arrivals Hall and you can find Europcar and Avis outside the terminal doors in the Pay to Park car park.
|+ 44 (0) 871 384 1135||www.europcar.co.uk|
|+ 44 (0) 8445 446 007||www.avis.co.uk|
|+ 44 (0) 843 309 3099||www.hertz.co.uk|
*Weekends rentals in the UK.
Car Hire Comparision
If you want to check all the prices from all of the car hire providers in one go then you should consider getting a quote from an online comparison sites. Comparison sites can provide you with details on who offers the cheapest car hire at Blackpool Airport in seconds.
You can get a quote online but if you would like a quote over the phone then please call +44 (0)844 816 0099.
If you are looking for cheap car rentals then you should consider using holiday autos.
holiday autos compare the price of rentals from a range of suppliers to get you the best deal. To make Holiday Autos an even cheaper option we are able to offer our visitors an exclusive £5 off every booking! Go to Holiday Autos and enter the code HAPSAVE5 to get your £5.
Map of Blackpool Car Hire Locations
Information for Under 25's
Drivers under 25 should be aware that different providers have different rules and regulations with regards to the minimum age of hire. The majority of car hire providers will let you hire a car over the age of 21 but this must be checked with your car hire provider as some will not. Under 25s may also be restricted as to the type of vehicle they are permitted to hire. Usually under 25’s will only be able to hire small group cars and not prestige or luxury vehicles.
There is also an additional charge for being a young driver which is often referred to as a young driver’s surcharge. This charge varies depending on your provider and your car hire country but it is usually added to each rental day.
If you are a student looking for car hire then Hertz provide their customers with student discounts. Students can hire a car with Hertz from the age of 19 but they will still have to pay a young driver’s surcharge.
- A valid driving license (the photo ID card).
- The paper counterpart of your driving license (this is to see if you have any driving offenses against you).
- Proof of identification (a passport is ideal).
- A valid credit card.
Remember, they will not accept photocopies of any of these documents, they must see the original.
When hiring a car it is worth paying extra for excess insurance. This is because if your hire vehicle were to get damaged or broken into during your rental your car hire provider may request you pay the excess. Car hire insurance excess can cost up to £2,000 so this is why you should buy car hire excess insurance. You can purchase car hire excess insurance directly from your car hire provider or from a company which specialises in excess insurance which may be cheaper.
The following tips should help you avoid any extra car hire charges:
- Treat your vehicle like you would your own car. The tiniest bit of damage can result in high charges from the provider.
- Check the car is not damaged or scratched when you receive the keys. If you find any damage report it to the car hire provider before you leave the forecourt. If you wait until after your car rental to tell them the damage was there before your rental started they may not believe you and charge you for it.
- Return the vehicle full of fuel to avoid having to pay extortionate fuel charges at the rental location when you drop it off.
- Try to abide by the rules of the road at your rental destination country. Any driving offenses you get during you rental will be your responsibility and you will have to pay them.
Overall, try to be sensible when hiring a car and keep your wits about you when driving to avoid any unnecessary incidences.
You can find out more car hire advice at the Car Hire Centre.
Hiring a car from an airport may result in an airport surcharge being added to your booking. This additional fee is because car hire providers are charged by airports to use their facilities. This charge is then passed on to their customers in the form of an airport surcharge. The charge is usually quite low so should not be an issue but if you would like more information speak to your car hire provider.
One Way Hire
Car Hire providers will usually let you hire a car for a one way rental. This means you pick up your hired vehicle from one location and drop it off at the provider’s other locations. This is suitable for airport car hire as you could:
- Collect a car from your local branch and drop it off at the airport if you are travelling to the airport.
- Collect the car from the airport and drop it off at a local branch if you need to get from the airport.
- Pickup the car from one airport and drop the car off at another airport if you need to transfer quickly.
Car hire providers Alamo, National Car and Europcar offer one way hire from £49 which they refer to as Airport Connect.
There are 3 car hire providers at Blackpool airport all offering competitive prices and desirable extras. To help you select your car hire provider we have collated all the information about each provider including the cost of an additional driver, the cost of young driver’s surcharge and what additional extras they can offer you.
This table compares the optional extras the car hire providers at Blackpool Airport can offer you:
|Child Seats||Satellite Navigation||Hire via Phone App.||Disabled Driver Hand Controls||Entertainment systems|
Europcar is open Monday to Friday from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday at Blackpool Airport. On a Saturday Europcar opens at 8am but closes at 1 pm and Europcar at Blackpool Airport is closed on a Sunday. For car hire outside these times you would need to contact Europcar and request an out of hours booking. They may not be able to provide it and there ay be a cost for doing.
Minimum age of hire
If you would like to hire a car from Europcar you will need to be over 21. Drivers who are between 21 and 22 will need to pay a daily young driver’s surcharge fee which is about £13 per day.
Price of additional driver
The cost of an additional driver starts from £4.99 per day with Europcar.
Airport Connect is Europcar’s one way airport service which means you can drop off or collect your car hire from an airport location. For more information on the deal including terms and conditions click here!
Services for disabled drivers
Europcar offer a service for disabled drivers whereby they will add features to the vehicle to assist with driving at no extra fee. All they ask is you request the features at least 48 hours before your rental is due to start. To request or for more information call 0870 384 1087 or email Reservationsuk@mail.europcar.com.
The opening hours for Hertz at Blackpool Airport are as follows:
- Monday-Friday: 08:00-1800
- Saturday: 09:00-17:00
- Sunday: Closed
For car hire outside this time you will need to arrange your car hire on the phone by calling 08708 44 88 44. You may be charged an additional fee for out of hours service.
Minimum age of hire
You must be over 19 to hire a car with Hertz but all drivers aged under 25 will pay a young driver’s surcharge which for Hertz is about £15.75 per rental day. If you are a student you may be interested to know that Hertz offer student discounts. Students will still need to pay a young driver’s surcharge if they are under 25 even with a young driver’s surcharge.
Price to add an additional driver
The price for an additional driver with Hertz starts from £9 per rental day.
Services for physically challenged drivers
Hertz will fit additional features to their vehicle on request for physically challenged drivers. There is no extra charge for this but you should try and give Hertz at least 24 hours notice so they have time to fit the controls at your location. For more information or to request these features please call 0870 840 0084.
Avis operates between these hours at Blackpool Airport:
- Monday- Friday: From 8am until 6pm
- Saturday: From 8am until 1 pm
- Sunday: Closed.
You can drop off your vehicle outside these times but cannot pick up your vehicle from Avis out of hours unless you arrange this with them directly in advance.
Minimum age of hire
The minimum age to hire a vehicle with Avis at Blackpool Airport is 23 and drivers under 25 will need to pay a young driver’s surcharge of about £12.93 per day.
Pruce to add an additional driver
The price of an additional driver with Avis starts from £9 per day at Blackpool Airport.
Disabled Driver Contact Details
If you are a disabled driver and you need extra features added to your vehicle then you can request these by calling Avis on 08445 81 81 81. Please try and request features at least 48 hours before your rental starts so that they have enough time to fit the features at your branch location.