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Practical Car & Van Rental

County Durham
United Kingdom

Tel: 0191 5805670


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Welcome to Practical Car & Van Rental Durham, County Durham, England

We are the official car and van rental location for Durham and the surrounding area specialising in car and van hire to Durham railway and coach station, so train and bus travelers requiring car hire can be collected upon arrival. Airport Car hire at Durham Tees Valley Airport near Durham can also be arranged. The town of Darlington and its railway and coach station is also serviced and an 'out of hours' service can be provided by prior arrangement.

We have the complete range of hire cars including economy models, estate cars, convertible, four wheel drive (4x4), Chrysler 300 and executive variants. 7 and 9 seater Multi passenger vehicles (mpvs) and a disabled access vehicle are available too. There is a choice of a 12 and 15 seater minibus for the larger parties. For Durham Commercial hirers we have a comprehensive fleet of rental vehicles from small courier vans up to 3.5 tonne and 7.5 ton tipper lorries and a refridgerated van. In between we have midi van, short wheel base (swb), medium wheel base (mwb), long wheel base (lwb), extra long wheel base (xlwb) and Luton Vans with and without tail lift to suit. All the very latest new cars and vans can be hired for any period at a price to suit your budget.

Durham One Way Car Hire

We also specialise in one way self drive car rental. This facilitates transfers from our Durham City, County Durham depot or Durham Tees Valley Airport to other airport terminals or destinations throughout mainland United Kingdom (U.K.). Onward travelers can collect their one way rental car from Durham and arrange return of the hire car to most regional and international airports anywhere in England, Wales or Scotland. This self drive hire facility can also be used for other U.K. destinations that are not necessarily airports such as business addresses, homes or any of our many rental locations situated throughout the country. A range of vans are available too for one way hire from small courier style vans up to the long wheel base (lwb) van. Please go to our ‘one way rental’ page for more information or the 'one way quote' page to submit your particular requirements.

About Durham City and County Durham

A county of north-east England between the Pennines and the North Sea. Durham is a county of moors and rivers, and is renowned for its fascinating heritage and magnificent scenery. Durham is situated 13 miles (21 km) to the south west of Sunderland, England. The River Wear flows north through the city, enclosing the centre on three sides to create Durham's 'peninsula'. Durham is a hilly city, claiming to be built upon the symbolic seven hills. Upon the most central and prominent position high above the Wear, Durham cathedral dominates the skyline. The steep riverbanks are densely wooded, adding to the picturesque beauty of the city. West of the city centre, another river, the River Browney, drains south to join the Wear to the south of the city.Durham won the Large Town award in the Britain in Bloom awards of 2005.
The city of Durham has a splendid cathedral, situated by the River Wear. To the west of the historic city of Durham is beautiful scenery, with stunning Pennine valleys and spectacular waterfalls. Nearby Barnard Castle is a pretty little town, well worth a visit, and littered with cobble stone roads and a market place, and overlooked by the ruins of a Norman castle. The county town of County Durham, Durham City has a total population approaching 90,000. The unparished area of Durham has a population of over 29,000 whilst the built-up area of Durham has a population exceeding 43,000.

Practical Car & Van Leasing

Business Users including the self-employed, partnerships and limited companies can now take advantage of our tailor-made flexible leasing schemes. We are able to offer a flexible alternative to conventional contract hire. If you need a lease vehicle for between 28 days and 12 months we provide a varied and ever-changing choice of both cars and vans from different manufacturers. The leasing rates we quote are fully inclusive of delivery, breakdown cover, road fund licence and a replacement vehicle. Your only requirements are to provide fully comprehensive insurance and service the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturers’ requirements. Why commit your valuable business capital to expensive vehicle purchasing, incurring vehicle depreciation and restricting cash-flow, when we can provide a low-cost budgeted leasing alternative? Highly competitive rental rates are offered so please contact us and we will endeavor to assist you, alternatively please go to our dedicated vehicle Leasing page for further information and an instant quote.

Practical Car & Van Rental UK.

Practical Car & Van Rental U.K is the fourth largest rental company in the United Kingdom. We have over 150 hire locations sited throughout the U.K. in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Providing Car & Van hire at most major airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Durham, Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Inverness, East Midlands, Exeter, Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds/Bradford and Manchester airports.

Most rental locations will cover the local railway and coach stations so if you are arriving by train or bus we can probably meet you upon arrival. Deliveries to Hotels, Bed & Breakfast accommodation and business addresses can usually be arranged. With over 25 years experience of self drive hire and pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding service, quality vehicles and competitive rates. We have hire vehicles to suit every requirement, from 3 door economy cars through to 7.5 ton commercial vehicles. We have the Practical solution to all of your rental requirements including one way hire and Motorhome rental. Our rental locations are privately owned conveniently situated and can be contacted directly via this web site, for specific hire requests.


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