Car Hire at Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool airport is less than 30 minutes drive from Liverpool, the hometown of the late John Lennon. The airport is also only 34 miles from central Manchester and less than 90 miles to the picturesque Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Hiring a car, both self drive and chauffeur driven driven, is a great form of transport to get to the destinations and provides you with the opportunity to explore the north West of England and North Wales.

At Liverpool Airport you can hire a car from 7 of the top international car hire brands. These brands include Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Easirent and Enterprise. To get the best deals from these providers you should try and book your car hire in advance.

The car hire providers are located in the short stay car park at Liverpool airport, opposite the terminal building. To return your rental; park the vehicle in the car rental returns car park and drop your keys in the provider’s drop off box in the arrivals hall.



Direct Bookings

ProviderPhoneWebsite
europcar liverpool logo + 44 (0) 871 384 3417 www.europcar.co.ukliverpool airport car hire
alamo liverpool logo + 44 (0) 8713 841 086 www.alamo.co.ukliverpool airport car hire
avis liverpool logo + 44 (0) 8445 810 147 www.avis.co.ukFrom £14 A Dayliverpool airport car hire
hertz liverpool logo + 44 (0) 8433 093 001 www.hertz.co.uk
budget liverpool logo + 44 (0) 8445 444 656 www.budget.co.ukUp to 25% off UK Rentals
enterprise liverpool logo + 44 (0) 1514 866 600 www.enterprise.comliverpool airport car hire



Book online

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Booking your car hire online takes the hassle out of hiring a rental vehicle as you can select the vehicle you want and additional extras at the click of a button. Car hire providers usually offer their best deals online so booking online can save you money.

Online comparison sites are really useful as they will compare all of the providers at a location to find you the best deal. The Car Hire Centre is an online comparison site that compares all the car hire providers at over 5,250 locations worldwide, including the car hire providers at Liverpool Airport. Visit them for an online quote, or call them on +44 (0)844 816 0099* and they will compare the providers for you.

*Calls to this number will cost 5p per minute plus your network access charge.


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Map of Liverpool Car Hire Locations

Collecting your car rental; process and tips

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When you collect your car your car hire provider will request to see the following documents:

They may also ask for your credit card details as a form of insurance against the car so they can charge you if the car is damaged.

Once you have received the keys to your rental walk around the vehicle and look for any damage or scratches. Look inside the vehicle for the same sort of damage. If you find any damage, inform your car hire provider and make sure they document the damage. This way you can avoid any charges for damage that was already present on the vehicle before your rental began.

Car Hire Age Requirements

To hire a car from Liverpool Airport you must be at least over 19. Most of the car hire providers at Liverpool airport only allow drivers over the age of 21 or above to hire a car with them. However, Hertz are the only provider who allow rentals for drivers over the age of 19. They also offer student discounts to customers who own a valid NUS card. Please note, Avis, Enterprise and Budget only allow customers over the age of 23 to hire a car with them.

Mandatory Additional Charges

At the end of your rental you may find additional charges have been added to your booking. Some of these charges are mandatory, but if you know a bit about these charges you can learn how to reduce these mandatory fees. Here you will find information on mandatory charges and ways of reducing these charges where possible.

One way rental charges

If you are looking to get to, from or between airports you may consider a one way rental. Although this may be more convenient to you, car hire providers offer huge charges for one way rentals. You can reduce this fee by booking with Alamo, National or Europcar who offer one way rentals to, from or between airports from only £49 with Airport Connect. Click here to take advantage of this deal.

Airport Surcharge

If you hire a car from an airport you will be charged an additional fee called Airport Surcharge. This fee is added to cover the provider’s costs of having a branch at the airport location. This charge is unavoidable at airport branches. However, you can book a rental from a provider who does not have a location at the airport and they will offer you a meet and greet service. There is a charge for meet and greet services so you would have to investigate whether the meet and greet charge is less than the Airport Surcharge from in branch providers.

Young Driver Surcharge

Young drivers under the age of 25 may have to pay what is called a young driver’s surcharge. This is a charge added to each day of your rental and is added because young drivers are considered high risk drivers. This charge is unavoidable, but different car hire providers charge different young driver surcharge fees. Therefore, you can reduce this fee by choosing your car hire provider carefully. On average the young driver’s fee charged by providers at Liverpool airport is about £13 per day.

Avoidable Additional Charges

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Car Hire Excess Charges

Car hire excess charges are the fees charged to your credit card if the vehicle is damaged during your rental. Car hire providers can charge anything up to £2,000 car hire excess if something happens to your rental vehicle. You can avoid this charge by purchasing car hire excess insurance from Insurance4carhire. If you buy their car hire excess insurance policy they will cover you for any extortionate car hire excess fees.

Fuel Charges

When you return your vehicle you may find you are charged a fuel charge to fill up your vehicle with fuel. You can avoid this charge by returning your vehicle with the same amount of fuel as when you received the vehicle. Fuel charges are considerably more than the price of fuel so it is always cheaper to fill up your car than pay fuel charges.

Late Charges

Returning your vehicle after the specified return time can incur a late charge which is usually the same amount as an additional day’s hire. To avoid this charge plan ahead and leave plenty of time to return your journey. Plan for traffic, especially at peak travel periods, and drive carefully. You may find your provider offers an additional 59 minute grace period so you have an extra 59 minutes on your rental to return the car. However, this is not always the case so check with your provider.

More car hire tips, advice and car hire terms can be found at the Car Hire Centre.


Liverpool Airport Car Hire Providers

There are 6 car hire providers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport all offering a great car hire service at low cost prices. To help you select the right provider for you we have collated information on each provider including the minimum age of rental, additional driver fees and optional extras available. Scroll down for more information.

Provider Extras

The providers offer the following optional extras and services at Liverpool Airport:



Child SeatsSatellite NavigationHire via Phone App.Disabled Driver Hand ControlsEntertainment systems


europcar liverpool

Europcar are an international car hire band offering fantastic car rental options to their customers. You can book one way car rentals with Europcar from as little as £49. Visit their website for the latest deals and discounts.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet

Opening Hours

Europcar is open every day of the week from 8am until 11.15 pm, except on a Sunday when the branch closes at midnight. You can return your vehicle at any time by leaving your car in the rental returns car park and dropping your keys in the Europcar drop off box in the arrivals hall.

Free delivery and collection

If you would like your vehicle brought to you then call 0871 384 1142 and Europcar can deliver your car to you for free. Terms and Conditions apply.

Minimum age of hire

Drivers must be over the age of 21 to hire a car with Europcar.

All drivers under 25 will need to pay £13 per day as a young driver’s surcharge.

Cost of additional driver

If you want to share the driving during your rental then you can add additional drivers from only £4.99 + VAT per day.

*Airport Connect

From only £49 you can book one way rental to, from or between airports with Europcar. There are no hidden charges with Airport Connect so you can truly enjoy your one way rental experience.

Services for disabled drivers

If you would like to request services for disabled drivers please email Reservationsuk@mail.europcar.com or call 0870 384 1087.

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alamo liverpool

Alamo car hire is great for both business and leisure travellers at Liverpool Airport. They offer their online customers a range of deals and discounts which can be found on their website.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

At Liverpool Airport Alamo is open Mon-Fri from 7am until 11.15pm and Sat-Sun from 8am until 11.15pm.

Minimum age of hire

Drivers at Liverpool Airport must be over 21 to hire a car with Alamo.

Drivers under 24 will be charged a young drivers surcharge. The price of which will be quoted to you during booking. The price is different depending on your age and rental vehicle.

Cost of additional driver

From only £6 per day you can share the driving during your rental.

Airport Connect

Looking for one way car hire? Then book with Alamo. If you require a one way rental to, from or between airports then Airport Connect starts from only £49.

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hertz liverpool

Hertz offer their customers a huge choice in rental vehicles at hugely competitive prices. They also offer a range of products and services, all of which can be found on their website.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Hertz operates between 7am-midnight from Monday to Friday, and between 8am until midnight on Saturday and Sunday.

Minimum age of hire

If you are a young driver then you should know Hertz are the only provider at Liverpool Airport who has a minimum age requirement of only 19. They can also offer students discounts to NUS holders.

Drivers aged 19-24 must pay a young driver’s surcharge when they book a rental with Hertz.

Cost of additional driver

£9 per day is the cost of an additional driver with Hertz.

Services for physically challenged drivers

Drivers with disabilities should call Hertz on 0870 840 0084 to request additional features or amendments to their rental vehicle. Remember hertz need at least 24 hours notice to fit features to vehicles.

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avis liverpool

Avis understand their customers and tailor each rental so it is suitable for you. They also try harder to get you on the road enjoying your rental as quickly as possible.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

The Avis branch at Liverpool airport operates during the following hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 07:30 - 21:00
  • Sat: 08:00 - 15:00
  • Sun: 10:00 - 15:00

Minimum age of hire

You must be over 23 to hire a vehicle from Avis at Liverpool Airport.

Avis charge their customers under the age of 25 a young driver’s surcharge of £11 + VAT per rental day.

Cost of additional driver

If you would like to add a driver to your Avis rental you will be charged from £9 per day depending on the rental vehicle.

Disabled Driver Options

Disabled driver options are available on request for Avis customers. To reserve these extras please call 08445 81 81 81 at least 48 hours before your rental is due to start.

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budget liverpool

Booking your car rental in advance with Budget will both save you money and help you avoid the uncertainty of booking your rental when you arrive at the airport.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Budget is open during the following times at Liverpool Airport:

  • Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 9pm
  • Sat: 8am - 3pm
  • Sun: 10am - 3pm

Their opening hours change for bank holidays so it may be worth checking their opening times if you are planning on booking your rental for a bank holiday.

Minimum age of hire

You must be over 23 to hire a car with Budget.

Drivers under 25 will need to pay Budget’s young driver’s surcharge fee per rental day.

Cost of additional driver

You can add drivers to your Budget rental from as little as £9 per day.

Disabled Driver Options

Budget offer their disabled driver’s additional features such as Lynx hand controls. To book please call 0844 544 3407 more than 48 hours before you would like your rental to begin.

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enterprise liverpool

Enterprise are your local car rental company and offer their customers a range of vehicles including small hatchbacks and automatic transmission cars.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • People Carrier
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Enterprise is open Monday to Saturday from 7.30am until 10pm and from 10am until 7pm on a Sunday.

Disabled driver information

If you are a disabled driver and you require additional features such as hand controls added to your booking then please call 01279-682955 at least 24 hours before the start of your rental.

Minimum age of hire

Enterprise will only allow customers over 23 to hire a vehicle with them. A young driver’s surcharge is added to bookings when drivers are under 24. This charge ranges from £15 to £30 per day depending on your required vehicle and age.

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