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.
|Mo. - Fr.||08:00 - 17:00|
|Sa.||08:00 - 12:00|
|Su.||10:00 - 12:00|
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
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. Our website offers quick comparison between vehicle categories and shows just how affordable and easy it is to get a car hire in Preston. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Insurance coverage for the vehicle rented includes Third Party Liability with a maximum cover of £5,000,000 for damaged vehicle and unlimited liability for personal injuries. Insurance coverage is limited to Europe only.
Loss Damage Waiver removes the driver's responsibility to a part of the vehicle in case of damage or theft. LDW is mandatory in Great Britain unless the customer is from the US or Canada and has insurance cover through their own credit card.
The Glass and Windscreen coverage waives your responsibility in the event of damages to the windscreen, side windows, rear-window or mirror glass with a deductible of GBP 0.00.
Roadside Protection is an extended breakdown protection during the rental and protects you at home against high service and repair costs for the following incidents caused by you, e.g.: key locked in vehicle, empty tank, flat battery, loss of key and a stuck vehicle.