Rental Car Sheffield

Rental car Sheffield

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Travel around Sheffield with a rental car

The most convenient way to explore the hidden secrets of Sheffield is to rent a car. With a rental car, you can not only experience the ambience of the city, but also explore its surroundings. With Driveboo, you can easily compare different car rental offers and book your rental car directly online. Sheffield is the fourth largest city in the UK, enjoying a picturesque location on the River Don. This industrial hub has a calm backdrop of the Derbyshire Hills which offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for lovers of active holidays.

Where is it possible to rent a car in Sheffield?

In Sheffield, you will find a plethora of car hire companies all over the city. You will have no problems finding your dream rental car in any given area. However, if you decide to choose to arrive by plane, you will find a number of car rental companies at the airport.

The nearest airport to Sheffield is Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) located approximately 3 miles  from the city center. However, if you want to do some sightseeing along the way and choose an airport located further away from the city, you can choose Manchester Airport (MAN) or Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA). The former is located 43 miles from Sheffield and the latter can be found 47 miles from the city center. Each of these provides car rental desks or offices, from where you can easily pick up a car to use for the duration of your trip.

Airport IATA-Code Distance to the city center Location of rental car companies
Manchester Airport MAN 43.1 miles The Car Rental Village
Leeds Bradford Airport LBA 47 miles Car Rental Center
Doncaster Sheffield Airport DSA 3 miles Car Rental Center

Car hire Sheffield - Important traffic rules

  • Pay attention to the left-hand traffic
  • A European driver's licence is sufficient
  • All drivers in England must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driving licence
  • All passengers are required to wear seat belts

What are the speed limits for cars in England?

Type of road Maximum speed in mph Maximum speed in km/h
Motorway 70 mph 112 km/h
Built-up areas 30 mph 48 km/h
Single carriageway 60 mph 96 km/h

Explore the surroundings of Sheffield with a rental car

After a cultural and industrial trip around Sheffield, it is time to explore what the surrounding region holds in store. The following table includes a list of interesting places that can be found in the vicinity of the city. The distance to each place is specified below:

Destination Distance by car in miles Distance by car in kilometres Time
Worksop 20.6 miles 34 km 34 min
Clumber Park 23.8 miles 37 km 38 min
Mister Straw's House 20.3 miles 33 km 34 min
Peak District National Park 5.2 miles 8 km 15 min
Chesterfield 13.2 miles 21 km 30 min
Lincolnshire Wolds 82.8 miles 133 km 1 h 38 min

Discover the attractions of Sheffield with a rental car

Sheffield Cathedral

The church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, and was completed at the beginning of the 11th century. It has all characteristic features qualifying it as a late-Gothic building. Certain elements of the church were added in later centuries; for example, the main tower dates back to the 18th century.

Cutlers’ Hall

Erected in 1832, Cutler’s Hall was the headquarters of the Company of Cutlers. The building features all neo-classic style elements. Inside, tourists will find an extensive collection of silverware. Some exhibits date back to 1773.

Town Hall

Located near the charming precincts of Orchard Square and Fargate, the Town Hall will be a great starting point for many attractions in the city. It is in a convenient location, near many interesting restaurants, cafeterias, shops, and entertainment venues. The neo-Renaissance building was completed in 1897 and enlarged on two occasions – in 1910 and in 1923.

Beauchief Abbey

This building combines the remains of a construction from the second half of the 12th century and a small chapel erected in this place in 1660. Worship services are still conducted inside this charming edifice. In front of the abbey, you will find a small garden ideal for a relaxing stroll.

Bishop’s House Museum

A small wooden house dates back to the 15th century. Inside, you will find an extensive exhibition that will bring you closer to the history of the Tudor and Stuart periods. There are also many cultural events hosted inside Bishop’s House Museum.

Other attractions in Sheffield:

  • Central Library
  • Graves Art Gallery
  • Kelham Island Industrial Museum
  • National Emergency Service Museum
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