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Preston Car Hire
 
 

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When you hire a car from Sixt you have the freedom to set your own timetable whether you are visiting the old port and industrial town of Preston for business or leisure. Preston is the largest city in the northern county of Lancashire and has many historic and cultural attractions that make a visit worthwhile. The location of our car hire in Preston branch is convenient for both the city, the surrounding countryside and the M6 motorway.

 
  • Preston
    3 Elker Court, Rough Hey Road
    PR2 5AR Preston

    Mo. - Fr.08:00 - 17:00
    Sa.08:00 - 12:00
    Su.10:00 - 12:00
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  • Preston North

    Sixt Car Rental
    3 Elker Court, Rough Hey Road
    PR2 5AR Preston

    Mo. - Fr.08:00 - 17:00
    Sa.08:00 - 12:00
    Su.10:00 - 12:00

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, 4x4s, Vans & Trucks

Sixt car hire Preston

Our Service | Traffic Information | Sixt Tip | Sightseeing Destinations | Business Destinations | Rental FAQs

Our Preston branch page gives you all the information you need about opening hours and our car hire fleet while the map to the right-hand side of the page shows you the exact address of our city office. For your convenience, this office remains open seven days a week. A quick online price comparison lets you check out just how affordable our car hire in Preston is. We make the reservation process quick and easy, simply call the booking hotline or download the Sixt apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. Your chosen category of car rental in Preston is guaranteed but we are unable to reserve specific makes of vehicles. We do, however, guarantee you a warm welcome when you collect your rental vehicle whether your contract is for one hour, a weekend break or longer.

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Our Service

Our car rental in Preston fleet will have something to suit your party size and budget. Compact saloons are an economical choice for city driving while larger estates are perfect for families. The stunning Lancashire countryside around Preston is easily explored from the rugged comfort of a 4x4 while our selection of vans make a practical option if you have business materials to transport or are moving home in the city. Preston has a wide choice of religious and civil wedding venues so why not add the finishing touch to your special day with one of our luxurious self-drive wedding cars? All of our rental cars are supplied by trusted premium names such as BMW, Jaguar, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. It is also possible to hire a car adapted for different mobility needs. Choosing a Sat Nav from our attractive range of extras helps you navigate the city and countryside without getting lost while younger family members can travel safely in our child seats. Our range also includes attractive deals on additional drivers, unlimited mileage and extra insurance packages and we are always happy to welcome younger customers under 25.


Preston Mill tower

Traffic Information

Our Preston office is located off Rough Hey Road close to the M6 motorway and just 3 miles out of the city centre from where it is easily reached by several bus routes. Buses stop at the entrance to the Roman Way Industrial Centre on Longridge Road.

Like any large city Preston suffers from traffic congestion at peak hours while roadworks can also cause localised traffic jams. Bottlenecks can occur where bridges cross the River Ribble. Reserving a Sat Nav with your car hire in Preston will help you navigate the many one-way streets in the Victorian city centre. Other cities in the North of England are easily reached as Preston is linked to a network of five motorways while once away from the city the winding roads of the Lancashire countryside are a pleasure to explore.

Multistorey car parks are clearly signposted in Preston city centre while two Park and Rides at Preston Docks and Preston Portway make a practical alternative on busy days.

As you drive into the city of Preston look out for the spire of Saint Walburga Church, it is one of the highest church spires ever built and a notable local landmark. Preston was one of the first towns of the Industrial Revolution, a development still visible today in its industrial and cultural heritage. The Harris Museum and Art Gallery sits in an attractive 19th-century building and gives an excellent overview of the city's history as well as housing fine collections of costumes and decorative arts. If you have an interest in military history the Queens Lancashire Regiment Museum housed in Fulwood Barracks is well worth a visit. During the Summer be sure to take a trip on the Ribble Steam Railway which starts at the docks.


Sixt Tip

Indulge in some Retail therapy whilst in Preston

Preston has deservedly acquired a reputation as the best shopping destination in Lancashire. Quirky local boutiques and stores with a long family history sit alongside global names in the city's two shopping centres and high street while the Miller Arcade lets you shop underneath some awe-inspiring Victorian architecture. You can also dip into lively indoor and outdoor markets and take home some fresh Lancashire produce as a souvenir of your visit.


Sightseeing Destinations

The lively and cosmopolitan city of Liverpool with its music heritage, Mersey Ferry and revitalised dockside areas is a great way to spend a day. From Albert Dock to the Beatles Story you will find attractions to entertain the whole family.

Distances to Liverpool

  • From our Preston branch: 24.5 miles, about 1 hour
  • From Preston Station: 23.5 miles, about 1 hour 10 minutes

If the weather is being unkind, jump into your car hire and take the kids to Sandcastle Waterpark near Blackpool. This is the largest indoor waterpark in the United Kingdom offering a tropical climate and over 18 waterslides and watery attractions.

Distances to Sandcastle Waterpark

  • From our Preston branch: 12 miles, about 30 minutes
  • From Preston Station: 10 miles, about 35 minutes

Just a short drive from the city centre is the wetland and woodland nature reserve of Brockholes, the perfect countryside escape. This reclaimed quarry is full of bird watching hides, cycle and hiking trails, play areas and a Visitor Village with fun and educational activities.

Distances to Brockholes

  • From our Preston branch: 2.5 miles, about 10 minutes
  • From Preston Station: 3 miles, about 15 minutes

Liverpool town hall

Business Destinations

Although settled since Roman times, Preston's most rapid growth occurred during the Industrial Revolution and the city was the birthplace of Sir Richard Arkwright, inventor of the spinning frame. Preston's industry and economy fell into a decline during the latter part of the 20th-century but is gradually being reenergized with the presence of BAE Systems and a nuclear processing plant while its position between several motorways has led to the presence of several freight and haulage companies. The University of Central Lancashire offers a multipurpose conference venue in Preston on its City Campus site in the town centre.

Distances to the University of Central Lancashire City Campus

  • From our Preston branch: 2.5 miles, about 20 minutes
  • From Preston Station: 0.5 miles, about 5 minutes

Rental FAQs

Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find an answer to your question below or require more details, please visit our car hire FAQs.

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