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Why rent a car in Lincoln?

Situated in the English East Midlands, in the county of Lincolnshire, Lincoln is known for its iconic medieval Lincoln Cathedral, one of Europe’s finest examples of Gothic architecture, which can be seen from afar as you approach the city. Next to it stands Lincoln Castle.This impressive Norman castle is an old prison turned into a museum, where you can still see Victorian era cells. An original copy of the Magna Carta is also on exhibit there. The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is a museum of social history, now also including military history.

For local archaeology covering nearly half a million years from the Stone Age, visit The Collection museum and pop into the Usher Gallery nearby to view Lincoln landscape paintings by Lowry and Turner.

Once you’ve satiated yourself with heritage and culture in Lincoln, you may want to travel further afield in a Lincoln hire car, so you can also explore the lovely countryside and rural landscapes around it.

How to get to and around Lincoln?

Four main international airports give you access to Lincoln. Humberside International Airport (HUY) is the nearest, 45 minutes by road. East Midlands Airport (EMA), 75 minutes away, Robin Hood Airport (DSA), an hour’s drive from Lincoln, and Birmingham Airport (BHX), an hour and 45 minutes by car.

Lincoln is well connected by motorway to some of the main city centres in the Midlands. In a Lincoln hire car, Sheffield can be reached in an hour and 13 minutes via the A57, Leeds, an hour and a half driving northwest via the A1, Birmingham, an hour and 50 minutes southwest via the A46, and Manchester, two hours and 15 minutes via the M62.

What brands are available?

A large number of car hire companies offer their services at East Midlands Airport for a Lincoln car hire:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Easirent
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Firefly EU
  • Green Motion
  • Hertz
  • Interrent EU
  • Keddy by Europcar
  • National
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Lincoln

    Lincolnshire is formed of six regions, the Coast, the Vales, the Fens, the Wolds and Countryside North and Countryside South. Whereas Lincoln is full of history and heritage, with a car hire, you can easily venture further to see the great countryside, visit picturesque market towns or relax on the beach.

    Within an hour to an hour and 10 minutes, you can drive your Lincoln rental car to seaside towns on the coast, such as Skegness, Maplethorpe, Cleethorpes or Grimsby for sandy beaches, nature walks and amusement parks. Or, travelling south towards the Vales, visit Stamford where you can marvel at Burghley House (an hour and 10 minutes by road), one of the grandest early Elizabethan houses in England. Drive southeast towards the Fens region and stop by Spalding, a little over an hour from Lincoln, for a visit to one of its markets, then enjoy a water taxi cruise down the river Welland.

    The Wolds, with its rolling hills, is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This area is known as the Tennyson Country, the countryside that inspired the poet Alfred Tennyson. It is a must-visit for lovers of the great outdoors and only a 40-minute drive from Lincoln. The Wolds is also home to Lincolnshire’s only racecourse in Market Rasen.

    Tips and tricks for driving in the UK

    Drive on the left side of road and only overtake on the right. At roundabouts get in the correct lane as soon as possible and stay there; indicate if you’re turning right or left; give way to the traffic on the right side.

    British car hire companies generally provide manual transmission cars. If you prefer an automatic one, you need to specifically request one from your car rental company.

    Seat belts are obligatory by law in the UK. When driving, always keep your ID, driver’s licence and car insurance documents at hand.

    Ready to plan your Lincoln city break?

    Feeling inspired to start exploring Lancaster and the rest of the UK? Check out this city guide and use Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel and 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 Lincoln

    What’s the best price car rental in Lincoln?

    In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £6 in Lincoln.

    What’s the average car rental price in Lincoln?

    On average, car rentals in Lincoln are £7.

    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 Lincoln?

    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 Lincoln?

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