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Why rent a car in Doncaster?

Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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 Doncaster?

Doncaster 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 Doncaster in about 50 minutes.

What brands are available?

Book your rental car in Doncaster 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 Doncaster

Doncaster is home to passionate community of football fans, who every week make the pilgrimage down to Doncaster 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 Doncaster’s industrial past. Highlights include the Doncaster 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 Doncaster

If you hold a valid EU driving licence, you’ll be able to drive a rental car in Doncaster 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. Doncaster 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 Doncaster city break?

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

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