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Car hire in Rotherham

Car hire Rotherham

Situated on the banks of the River Don, Rotherham is a thriving town on the historic road between Sheffield and Doncaster. It offers a range of attractions for all the family and is well-connected with other conurbations in the north of England thanks to its excellent road network.

What I need to know

It's easy to hire a car in Rotherham as there are several providers to choose from. Instead of trying to compare car hire deals by searching individual providers, use our site. We can show you all your options in one place. On top of this, we also provide free cancellation.

Where to pick up my car

Each car hire provider will have its own pick-up location, so you just need to find the office for the company you've booked with. Take a look at our map to select the one in the most convenient location. The nearest airport to Rotherham is Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA), so you'll be able to pick up your vehicle there too.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

Hiring a car will give you plenty of freedom to explore this interesting area. Not only are there lots of attractions in Rotherham itself, but you can also use it as a gateway to some of the biggest cities in the north of England. If you love the great outdoors, Rotherham is on the doorstep of the Peak District too, making it ideal for hiking trips.

Nearby Rotherham

Close to Rotherham, you'll find the city of Sheffield - it's just 9km down the M1 and is ideal for days out and shopping. Barnsley is 22 minutes away, while you can reach Doncaster for the racecourse and events in half an hour along to M18. You can also cross over to Derbyshire and be in Chesterfield in 33 minutes.

Longer drives

If you're keen to hit the road and make the most of your hire car, there are plenty of excursions you can do from Rotherham and back in a day. There's bustling Hull just over an hour away, while Lincoln is about the same driving time in the other direction. There's even Manchester just an hour and 20 minutes away.

Eating and drinking

You won't be short of somewhere to eat here, with plenty of traditional pubs, more modern establishments and restaurants on offer. You should definitely check out one of the many curry houses too.

Things to do

There's a lot to discover in Rotherham, notably the fascinating Clifton Park Museum and York and Lancaster Regimental Museum. For kids, don't miss the Magna Science Adventure Centre. Alternatively, shop till you drop at Parkgate or nearby Meadowhall.


Don't forget your camera if you're coming here, as you'll definitely want a picture of the Rotherham Minster. It has parts dating back to Saxon and Norman times. There's also the Chapel of Our Lady on Rotherham Bridge and the Catcliffe Glass Cone. A brick-built glass making furnace, this is the oldest surviving structure of its type in western Europe.


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