One of the oldest cities in England, Leicester attracts visitors with its historic sites dating back to the Middle Ages and Roman times. Whether you are visiting the city for leisure or business, Auto Europe has the right car for you. Make the most of your travels with a car hire in Leicester, the largest city in East Midlands. Auto Europe partners with the leading local and international suppliers to bring you the best car hire services at low prices with pick-ups available at East Midlands Airport and Leicester downtown.
Two main motorways, the M1 and M69, meet at the southwest of Leicester allowing you to travel quickly to other cities in the country. London is approximately two-hours drive away, while Manchester can be reached within two and a half hours. Driving your car hire in Leicester should be fairly easy and remember to avoid rush hours if possible.
On street parking is in operation from Monday to Sunday between 6am and 6pm and on Sundays and bank holidays in the city centre. Pay attention to the road signs advising on parking restrictions. There are also paid surface level and multi-storey car parks in Leicester.
Leicester lies in the centre of England on the River Soar. The city experiences low sunshine levels and rain throughout the year. It has a maritime climate with cool winters and mild to warm summers.
East Midlands Airport (EMA)
The airport is located nineteen miles to the northwest from Leicester. The distance is about a thirty-minutes drive.
Telephone: +44 871 919 9000
There are several bus services in downtown Leicester and three park and ride services. Most of the buses operate from the St Margaret's or Haymarket bus station. There are also bus links to major British cities as well as rail services to London St Pancras and other cities in the country.