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Explore Liverpool

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Why rent a car in Liverpool?

Liverpool, in the northwest of England, is a favourite destination for many, and not just for visiting the birthplace of The Beatles and its famous football clubs. It has a rich cultural heritage, top-class museums and galleries and more listed buildings than anywhere outside London. In fact, it’s a designated Unesco World Heritage Site.

All major attractions are well signposted and within 10 miles. One of the most iconic landmarks in Liverpool is the beautiful Pier Head on the riverfront with a trio of buildings, the ‘Three Graces’, standing on it – the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. Spend time in the popular red-brick leisure complex Albert Dock too.

Pick up a hire car at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, and you can make the most of your visit and explore cities in and around the Midlands and Yorkshire area, such as Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester.

How to get to and around Liverpool?

The nearest major airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport, 11 miles from the centre. Manchester Airport is less than an hour away (36 miles).

To travel by train, take a bus or taxi to Liverpool South Parkway rail station then on to central Liverpool. Better still, with a car hire at Liverpool John Lennon Airport you’ll get to the city centre hassle-free in under 30 minutes.

Hiring a car in Liverpool city centre

You can easily rent a car at Liverpool John Lennon Airport or at many other points within the city. The Expedia car hire tool can also help you with that.

If you’d like to stay in a Beatles-themed hotel with pop-art decorated rooms, check out the Hard Days Night. The Malmaison, at a prime dockside location, offers river views and glamorous interior décors for reasonable rates. For a boutique hotel in the Georgian quarter, try Hope Street Hotel.

Free parking can be found around the University of Liverpool and Chinatown, a short walk to the city centre. Roadside parking is generally free in the evening, and some hotels also include parking as a perk for their guests.

What brands are available?

A huge number of brands are available for your rental car in Liverpool. Choose the one that best suits your needs.

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

    With a rental car in Liverpool, you can make the city a great base for day trips to unmissable sights. North of the city, half an hour by road, the Lake District area has plenty of stunning scenery and pretty villages. Going 40 minutes south, there’s Chester, surrounded by Roman walls made of red sandstone and a shopping area with Tudor-style half-timber buildings. In under 90 minutes you’re in north Wales with medieval castles against mountainous landscapes, such as Conwy Castle.

    Emily Brontë’s hometown, Haworth, is an hour and a half northeast. It’s a small West Yorkshire mill town surrounded by moors, and you can walk the landscape of Wuthering Heights through Worth Valley.

    Tips and tricks for driving in the UK

    In the UK you must drive on the left-hand side and overtake on the outside right lane on motorways. On roundabouts, cars on the right have priority. Hire cars usually come with manual transmission; if you prefer a vehicle with automatic transmission, request one upon booking.

    Wearing seatbelts is mandatory and use of mobile phones while driving prohibited. Keep your driver’s licence always at hand, along with your ID (passport) and insurance papers. Licences issued in the EU or EEA are recognised but international licences are also accepted.

    Liverpool is fairly easy to drive in compared to cities of similar size, like Manchester. Finding parking spaces can be harder, so consider leaving the car parked while you do the city sights and use it for your day trips.

    Ready to plan your Liverpool city break?

    Ready to start planning your trip to Liverpool and other parts of the UK? Use this city guide and the Expedia search tool to find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and research your preferred attractions and activities.

    A Legendary Road Trip in Your Hire Car

    The legendary Cavern Club, Anfield Stadium and famous Aintree racecourse (host of the Grand National) are just a few of the iconic landmarks you can see during your visit to Liverpool. And a trip to the area wouldn’t be complete without a ride on the Mersey Ferry. Drive to Birkenhead and take the crossing to the city to enjoy waterside views of the famous Liver Building birds. With a car rental, getting around is simple, and there’s no need to wait for public transport.

    Hire a Car at Liverpool Airport

    Hire a car in Liverpool to explore the villages, towns and countryside of Cheshire. The pretty market town of Chester is home to upscale boutiques, has plenty of tempting places to enjoy a coffee, and is just a 40 minute drive from Liverpool Airport. You could also take the kids to meet the crocodiles at Chester Zoo or stock up on designer bargains at Cheshire Oaks, the UK's largest designer outlet, where parking is plentiful and free.