Rent a car in Leeds
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Whether you fancy a compact or hatch for city lanes, a sleek saloon for that business trip or a spacious people carrier for larger groups, unlock the perfect car.
And, you don’t have to drive full-circle: make the most of one way car hire across Britain.
Car hire in LeedsDirections
Travelling from the north
- Exit from A1 to Leeds on A58.
- Pick up signs for A58 Wetherby, the Avis office is on the left hand side next to the storage rooms.
- Follow signs for Leeds City Centre.
Travelling from the south
- Exit M621 at Junction 4 and follow signs for A61 to Harrogate.
- When you see Renault Garage on your right, follow for (A58).
- Once over the river (Tetleys Brewery Wharf on the left and Royal Armouries on the right), follow signs for Bus Station/A61 which is the middle lane.
- The Avis office is next to the storage rooms.
Petrol Station Information
- From the north - Following the directions for Avis Leeds, drive past the Avis location on your left, the Petrol Station is 500 yards down on the left hand side.
- From the south - Following the directions for Avis Leeds, the Petrol Station is 500 yards before the Avis location on your right.
Plan your trip to Leeds
Take in impressive historic buildings, such as Leeds Town Hall. And don’t miss visiting top cultural sights like Leeds City Museum, Leeds Art Gallery and the Royal Armouries Museum while you’re here too.
If you’re looking to indulge in retail therapy, Leeds has plenty of options. For high-end designer shops, head to Victoria Quarter – recognised as the premier shopping centre in the north of England. Vintage stores, music shops and other independent gems are located at the Grand Arcade and the beautifully domed Leeds Corn Exchange.
Throughout the year, Leeds hosts many festivals and sporting events, drawing hundreds of thousands of people here annually.
During the evening, the city has plenty to offer its guests too. Watch a show at the opulent Grand Theatre and Opera House or West Yorkshire Playhouse, after dining at one of the city’s top restaurants. Known for its stellar nightlife, the city has an array of upscale bars, music venues and clubs to choose from.
At Avis car rental we give you the freedom to discover Leeds city centre and the surroundings at your leisure.
UK driving rules
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Perfectly located on the border of West and North Yorkshire, Leeds is an ideal base for exploring the region. A variety of attractions in the surrounding countryside are just a scenic drive away.
Fans of the Bronte sisters will want to flock to Haworth, 40 minutes to the west, to visit the handsome parsonage where their literary classics were born. Hebden Bridge, nearby, is a well conserved mill town with an alternative vibe, crammed full of second-hand bookshops, craft shops and organic cafes (you’ll find no high street chains).
Climb the hills to nearby Heptonstall, a former handloom weavers' capital. Poet Sylvia Plath is buried here.
It’s a two hour drive north to Gateshead. Travellers will come face to face with Anthony Gormley’s 20-metre-tall statue Angel of the North, rising just off the A1 motorway.
Around half an hour up the road (via the A58), Roundhay Park is home to Tropical World – one of Leeds’ favourite family attractions. This award-winning sight features wildlife such as crocodiles, snakes, butterflies, lemurs, bats and a family of meerkats. Different habitats can also be explored, ranging from jungle to desert.
Drive 25 minutes from Leeds city centre (via the M1) and you’ll arrive in the charming village of Aberford. This is home to Lotherton Hall – an Edwardian country estate that offers an activity-packed day out. Here it’s possible to dress up in traditional period outfits and discover the estate’s history through interactive features. There’s also plenty to see in the grounds, including flamingos, a bird garden with owls and historic stables with carriage displays.
With an Avis car hired from Leeds, the freedom to travel where you wish around Leeds and beyond is yours.