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e.g. Fiat 500 Or similar
Fiat 500
from 38 $/day
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Fiat 500
from 42 $/day
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Fiat 500
from 38 $/day
  • Without excess
Fiat 500
from 42 $/day
e.g. FiatTipo Or similar
from 48 $/day
  • All-round carefree package
from 51 $/day
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from 48 $/day
  • Without excess
from 51 $/day
Further vehicle classes
e.g. Skoda Octavia Or similar
Skoda Octavia
from 53 $/day
e.g. Ford Focus Estate Or similar
Ford Focus Estate
from 65 $/day
7 seater
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VW Sharan Minivan
from 113 $/day
e.g. Nissan Qashqai SUV Or similar
Nissan Qashqai SUV
from 79 $/day
Premium class
e.g. VolvoV90 Or similar
from 110 $/day
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Exploring the flair of Derby in a rental car

Located on the River Derwent, Derby is a traditional English city settled in the times of the Roman conquest of Britain. Shaped in later years by Vikings and Saxons, Derby claims to be one of the major birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution. A market town in the past, it has developed into an advanced transport manufacturing centre.

The UK’s most central city is an ideal destination for a short cultural break and a gateway for the exploration of Peak District highlights. The bustling city centre will be perfect to start your trip around Derby. With many monuments and historical buildings, the city will enchant you with its cultural heritage.

Exploration of Derby and its surroundings is most convenient with a rental car. With Driveboo, you can easily compare different car rental offers and book your rental car directly online.

Where is it possible to rent a car in Derby?

Car rental companies can be found in a number of places around the city. However, the easiest way to rent a car is to do it at the airport. The closest airport to Derby is East Midlands Airport (EMA) located 14 miles (23 km) from the city centre. Another choice can be Birmingham Airport (BHX) that can be found 43 miles (69 km) from Derby.

Finding an ideal car rental company for your needs may be a daunting challenge, especially when there is such an extensive choice. Luckily for you, Driveboo can help you to do it easily and conveniently!

Airport IATA-Code Distance to the city centre Location of rental car companies
East Midlands Airport EMA 14 miles / 23 km Terminal building
Birmingham Airport BHX 43 miles / 69 km Terminal building

Travelling around Derby with a rental car – most important rules:

  • England, contrary to most of the European countries, has left-hand traffic.
  • If you do not feel comfortable, first try your skills in less frequented areas.
  • Divers in England must be at least 18 years old in order to rent a vehicle.
  • You need to hold of a valid driver’s licence.
  • Wearing seatbelts must be observed by all passengers in the car.

Is my european driver’s licence valid in England?

Of course, your european driver’s licence is enough to rent a car in Derby.

What are the speed limits for cars in England?

Type of road Maximum speed in mph Maximum speed in km/h
Motorway 70 mph 112 km/h
Dual carriageway 70 mph 112 km/h
Built-up areas 30 mph 48 km/h
Single carriageway 60 mph 96 km/h

Other important information while driving around England:

  • The permissible level of alcohol content in driver’s blood is 80 mg per 100 ml of blood (35 mg per 100 ml of breath).
  • M6 Toll is the only toll road in the country.
  • There are several bridges and tunnels where tolls are collected.

Discover the highlights of Derby with your rental car

Derby is an ideal place for culture lovers. Most attractions in Derby and outside of its city limits are easily reachable with a rental car. There is plenty to choose from; therefore, all types of holidaymakers will find something interesting for themselves.

  • Cathedral Quarter
    Cathedral Quarter is one of the most notable districts in the city centre. Located between St Alkmund’s Way and Ford Street, it stretches along the River Derwent. It is an ideal choice for those who like to combine their sightseeing with a some shopping. Holidaymakers who choose to start their journey around Derby from Cathedral Quarter should head to fantastic venues such as Derby Central Library, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Silk Mill, and Guildhall.
  • The Flower Pot
    It is the most popular Real Ale pub which holds numerous live concerts throughout the year. It is a must-see for those who enjoy bobbing their heads to music while having a glass of cold beer.
  • Chatsworth
    Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth can boast a stunning mansion surrounded by a splendid garden offering winding paths and many shaded areas to relax at. The mansion is often referred to as the Palace of the Peak. Inside, you will find more than 30 spacious rooms to discover with many great artworks gathered over the period of 4000 years.
  • Carsington Water
    This tourist attraction is characterised by everything that you can need for a day in the countryside. There is a plethora of interesting outdoor activities that can be pursued here. These include fishing, canoeing, and even windsurfing. There is also an interactive Water Museum which will be a great entertainment for children.
  • Pickford’s House
    Pickford’s House is a large townhouse with a spacious garden established in the second half of the 18th century. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of Georgian townhouses across England. Inside, you will find a charming museum which features an extensive collection of art, cutlery, porcelain, and children’s toys coming from the 18th and 19th century.
  • Mercia Marina
    Europe’s biggest inland marina boasts a picturesque location between Willington and Findern. The long Boardwalk invites you for a romantic stroll. During a relaxing day in the marina, you can do some shopping, dine at one of the bustling restaurants or bars, and explore the lake.

Other examples of attractions in the region around Derby can be found in the table below. The distance and the time that you need to reach them are also specified:

Destination Distance by car in miles Distance by car in kilometres Time
Birmingham 41.3 miles 66 km 59 min
Nottingham 15.1 miles 24 km 47 min
Peak District National Park 27.2 miles 44 km 47 min

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