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