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Why rent a car in Bolton?

Bolton is one of those northern English cities that greatly benefited from the industrial revolution, as it became a thriving hub for textile production. Although those days might be behind it now, the modern city has experienced plenty of regeneration in recent years, and it's a popular hub for those looking for a quick journey to the twin northern powerhouses of Liverpool and Manchester.

When you book a hire car in Bolton you’re gaining access to the great cities of northwest England and getting free rein to explore the fascinating history of a less-travelled corner of the nation. There’s plenty to do outside of the urban areas too, with Bradford and the wild landscapes of the Pennine Moors within easy reach.

How to get to and around Bolton?

Bolton sits close to the two major cities of Liverpool and Manchester, so you can fly into either of their airports. Manchester Airport is closer, about 25 minutes away via the M60, but Liverpool John Lennon Airport is also a good option. Simply head north on the M62 and you’ll be in Bolton in about 50 minutes.

What brands are available?

Book your rental car in Bolton and you’ll have several brands to choose from, with well-known and trusted names like Hertz, Firefly and Avis all available at competitive prices.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Bolton

Bolton is home to passionate community of football fans, who every week make the pilgrimage down to Bolton Wanderers’ stadium to catch the latest game. Although the club may have fallen on tough times recently, they still attract a lively crowd. If you’d like to experience an authentic English football experience away from the bright lights of the Premier League, you’d do well to follow them to Macron Stadium, about 20 minutes away to the west of the city.

If you’re in the mood for something historical, you’ll find there are plenty of opportunities to explore Bolton’s industrial past. Highlights include the Bolton Steam Museum in the city’s northwest, which offers a window into a period when the city was a world leader in locomotive production. Or, make the climb up to Rivington Pike on the Pennine Moors (about 30 minutes northwest of the city on Chorley Old Road). Reach the summit of the ancient tower on a clear day and enjoy views which take in the Cumbrian Fells, Blackpool Tower and Isle of Man.

Tips and tricks for driving in Bolton

If you hold a valid EU driving licence, you’ll be able to drive a rental car in Bolton and the rest of the UK without any issues. Licence-holders from other countries shouldn’t have any problem either, but be sure to check before you book. Bolton itself is well signposted and normally benefits from fairly free-flowing traffic, but watch out for tailbacks at peak commuting times.

Ready to plan your Bolton city break?

If you’d like to plan your own visit to Bolton or the rest of the UK, you’re in the right place. Use the Expedia search tool to discover the very best deals on car hire, flight and hotels, and to research the best attractions and activities.

Remember that Expedia car hire comes with no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay!

FAQs for car hire in Bolton

What’s the best price car rental in Bolton?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £10 in Bolton.

What’s the average car rental price in Bolton?

On average, car rentals in Bolton are £11.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia Rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Bolton?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Bolton?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.