Leiden car hire

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Leiden car hire information

Pick-up locationLeiden
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Hire locations10
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Leiden

  • Leiden is a city nearby the west coast of the Netherlands, with many lovely scenes of surrounding farmlands and loads of attractions in the city itself. When you choose to use services like car hire in Leiden, you have access to all of these options, and have the choice to take a meander through the Dutch countryside instead of taking a train. Some of the sites you should pay a visit to with your rented vehicle include Katwijk aan Zee Beach, which is around 7 miles from the centre of Leiden. The beach is particularly lovely in the summer months and in warmer weather.
  • Rotterdam Airport (RTM) is located only 19 miles away from Leiden town centre, making it ideal for your Leiden car hire company. Although the public transport system in the Netherlands is exceptional, the convenience of having a car at your disposal is second to none. The car hire offices are located at the Arrivals terminal, where a staff member will take you to your hire car. Having a car from a car hire in Leiden means you can enjoy your trip to the Netherlands relaxed, allowing you to take in more of the scenery than you'd be able to see from a train or a bus.
  • When driving in Leiden, caution should be exercised as it is popular for people to cycle in the city, especially to local destinations. Therefore, the inner city driving practise is slow and relaxed to yield to cyclists. The quality of the roads in Leiden is of a high standard, so navigating the roadways in the city is not a problem. There are no rough roads which may damage your vehicle, making driving an easy undertaking in Leiden.
  • As Leiden is a slightly older town, the roads are inevitably narrower than in other, more modern cities. There are also many bicycles in the city, so extra caution is advised when driving in the city centre. When you’re driving on the city's outskirts or on the highways between towns, it becomes a lot easier, and you will be able to take in the scenes of the surrounding rural farmlands.
  • Book your car hire in Leiden at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Leiden are around -100% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Leiden

  • How much is the price of fuel in Leiden?

    The average price of fuel in Leiden is €7.31 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €88 and €117, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Leiden?

    Intermediate (Citroen Grand C4 Picasso or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Leiden.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Schiphol airport (AMS)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Schiphol airport include Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National and Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Schiphol airport (AMS)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Schiphol airport to off-airport locations include Goldcar Rental SP, Europcar, Ace, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Dollar, Hertz, Sixt and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Leiden?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Leiden?

    An Intermediate car hire in Leiden costs €87 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Leiden?

    A Mini car hire in Leiden costs €33 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Leiden?

    An Economy car hire in Leiden costs €38 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Leiden?

    When driving in the city, hiring a smaller car from your Leiden car hire company is advised, as this will make parking and driving in town a lot easier than larger vehicles. However, if you are travelling with a group of people or if you want to explore some of the more rural surrounding areas, an SUV or minibus might be more appropriate. The hire company you choose for car hire in Leiden should be able to provide you with a vehicle that suits your needs, which will depend on the number of people you plan on travelling with and the distances you intend to travel.

  • What’s the speed limit in Leiden?

    When travelling in more built-up areas of the Netherlands, like business areas and residential areas in Leiden, you have to assume that the maximum speed limit in these areas is 50 km/h (around 31 mph). Outside residential and business areas, the speed limit increases to 80 km/h (around 50 mph), and up to 130 km/h on highways, equating to roughly 80 mph. It's vital that you stick to the speed limits in Leiden, to avoid receiving fines, which you'll receive from your Leiden car hire company.

  • Where are the best places to park in Leiden?

    The average cost of parking in Leiden starts from €7 per day (about £5.50), but can also be more expensive if you park in an area that charges hourly rates, which are usually between €1 - €7 per hour (roughly between £0.80 and £5 per hour). The best place to park is at your accommodation or in one of the car park like Parking Garenmarkt, Parking Haarlemmerstraat, or Stadsparkeerplan.

Leiden car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

8.5

Very Good

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Hoge Rijndijk 5

+31 71 528 1002

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Thrifty

9.0

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Rijn En Schiekade 124

+31 71 512 1668

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Avis

8.0

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Hoge Rijndijk 5

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Hertz

7.5

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Rijn En Schiekade 124

+31 71 512 1668

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Budget

5.7

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Hoge Rijndijk 5

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Dollar

5.0

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Rijn En Schiekade 124

+31 71 512 1668

Monday08:30 - 17:00
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keddy by Europcar

6.4

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Lammenschansweg 134A

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Sunnycars

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Amphoraweg 11

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Rijn en Schiekade 124

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Free2Move

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Vondellaan 80

+31 71 535 1800

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One traveller who hired a car in Leiden gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

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Intermediate

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Car hire insurance in Leiden

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Leiden car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Leiden.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Leiden car hire.