Find car hire in Blackpool
See Blackpool illuminations, ride the roller coasters at the Pleasure Beach and explore the glorious seaside—all from the comfort of your hire car.
Avis car hire can be found at Blackpool Airport. You will find Avis in the Arrivals Hall after you have collected your luggage, to the left of the exit. For those not arriving by plane, the airport is extremely easy to find. Blackpool Airport is located on the A5230 just 5 minutes from Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
Relax and enjoy your Blackpool car or van rental with Avis. We offer a wide range of economy cars, green cars, luxury cars, family cars and more, to make your trip to Blackpool a memorable one. Don’t forget to check out any optional extras, such as additional drivers, child seats and GPS, to complement your vehicle rental.
Where to find car rental in Blackpool
Explore Blackpool by hire car
The number one destination for visitors in Blackpool is Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Home to numerous rollercoasters and amusements, it’s fun for all the family. Along with the rides there is also the world’s most spectacular ice show ‘Hot Ice’ and the U.K.’s first Nickelodeon Land.
Blackpool Zoo and Dinosaur Safari is also a major attraction for visitors, having a wide variety of animals from elephants and giraffes to sea lions and penguins. Being only 1.7 miles from Blackpool city centre it’s a perfect day trip for everyone.
Discover the amazing Blackpool Tower, a historic Grade I listed building built in 1894. This iconic feature of Blackpool’s seafront provides sweeping views of Blackpool and the Irish Sea. Bring your dancing shoes to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom and show off your moves, or head to the seafront promenade to indulge in Blackpool’s famous fish and chips.
When the sun goes down things get even better, as Blackpool’s world-famous illuminations shine bright. Drive through this dazzling light display at your own pace in your hire car and watch the magic unfold.
Road trips from Blackpool
Pick up a hire car from Blackpool Airport and explore beautiful countryside, traditional stone villages and natural wonders. One hour north of Blackpool via the M6 brings you to Kendal, a market town where you can try the delicious Kendal mint cake, visit Kendal Castle and browse local farmers’ products in the town’s market square. From here it’s just a short drive into the magnificent Lake District National Park.
Morecambe Bay is another major draw for visitors to this area. 40 miles north along the M6 from Blackpool, it’s home to incredible natural landscapes, golden sandy beaches and bustling Victorian towns.
Visit England’s vibrant Heritage City, Lancaster, 33 miles north from Blackpool along the M6. The city boasts a wealth of attractions including Lancaster Castle, Lancaster Priory Church, and Ashton Memorial and Williamson Park. Before leaving the city, park up and stretch your legs along the banks of the River Lune.
For those who love a dose of the great British seaside, there’s plenty to see at Lytham St. Annes, 5 miles south of Blackpool. Enjoy the miles of open beaches, manicured seafront gardens, a stunning Victorian Pier and views across North Wales.
Avis van hire in Blackpool
What do you need to shift? Our van rental fleet spans small hire vans, perfect for that weekend DIY project; medium vans, well suited to hauling rolls of carpet, heavy floor tiles, or moving the kids to university; and large vans to accommodate some or all your worldly goods.
If you’re planning to continue your journey towards Manchester and you’re looking for more information on where to explore in the northwest of England, find more Avis-inspired road trips here.
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How much is the price of fuel in Blackpool?
The average price of petrol in Blackpool is 132.3p/litre.
What type of car is recommended for driving in Blackpool?
The type of car you choose depends on what you plan to do and the length of your rental. If you are travelling independently or as a couple, you might find our range of compact cars, economy cars or minis will suit your needs, while if you plan to explore further, a mid-size or luxury vehicle can provide added comfort and more space for more luggage. If you are travelling as a family, check out our range of SUVs from the Prestige range, or our spacious family saloons that will keep everyone comfortable.
Where are the best places to park in Blackpool?
At Blackpool Pleasure Beach there are five well-located car parks:
- North Car Park (Balmoral Road)
- East Car Park (Bond Street)
- Arena Car Park (Watson Road)
- West Car Park (Ocean Boulevard)
- Railway Station Car Park (Bond Street)