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Leiden car rentals

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Rental locations11
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Leiden

  • Using car rentals in Leiden can offer several benefits over using public transport. Rental cars offer a more comfortable and personalized travel experience since they provide you with control over your seating arrangement, temperature, and music throughout your drive. Unlike public transport, which has restrictions on luggage to carry, rental cars offer ample storage for all of your luggage. With Leiden car rentals, you can explore some of the hidden gems in Leiden, including Hortus Botanicus, Waag, and Burcht.
  • Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) are Leiden's major airports. Upon landing in RTM, proceed to the main terminal building next to the Baggage Claim Area to access several on-site car rental agency counters. The rental cars for these car rental agencies are at the parking lot between Car Park P3 and Car Park P6. Upon landing at AMS, follow the ‘Car Rentals’ signs from the Arrivals Hall of the main terminal, which will lead you to the plaza. You will find car rental agencies with counters near the Baggage Claim Area.
  • You must be polite and patient when using car rentals in Leiden, as that is generally their driving culture. The town strongly emphasizes strict adherence to traffic rules and regulations, failure to which can result in fines. Leiden typically features flat terrains that are paved and well-maintained. It is common to encounter roundabouts in Leiden, where you must yield to drivers inside the roundabout before entering. You may also discover narrow streets and bridges near Leiden's canals. You are expected to be mindful of cyclists and yield to them when necessary, as Leiden is cyclist-friendly. Leiden also emphasizes respect for pedestrians, and you are expected to give them the right of way in designated and non-designated places, including crosswalks.
  • It is common to experience rush hour times when using car rentals in Leiden, typically morning hours from around 7 am to 9 am and evening hours from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. Heavy traffic during these rush hour times affects major roads, including Churchilllaan, Stevinweg, and Haagse Schouwweg. You can avoid traffic congestion during these rush hours by considering alternative routes, including Lammenschansweg, Plesmanlaan, and Oegstgeesterweg. Driving during winter in Leiden is incredibly challenging due to the icy conditions and reduced visibility.
  • Book your rental car in Leiden at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Leiden are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Leiden

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Leiden?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Leiden. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Leiden?

    The average gas price in Leiden is C$ 11.44 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 137 and C$ 183, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Leiden?

    Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Leiden.

  • Which car rental companies are at Schiphol airport (AMS)?

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

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

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Schiphol airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dollar and National.

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

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

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

    An Economy car rental in Leiden costs C$ 38 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car rental in Leiden costs C$ 45 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Leiden costs C$ 56 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Leiden?

    In Leiden, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz A. Hofmanweg 55 (29 km from city centre ).

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

    It is recommended that you drive a compact car or sedan in Leiden. These cars offer maneuverability when navigating the narrow streets in Leiden. Due to their small size, you will easily park in tight spaces within the city. Additionally, they are a more cost-effective approach since they are fuel-efficient. Therefore, you can go for long drives without refueling your car often. They are also a more sustainable mode of transportation since they allow lower carbon emissions to the environment.

  • What's the speed limit in Leiden?

    The maximum allowed speed limit in school streets or residential areas is about 30 km/h (20 mph). Urban streets within Leiden have speed limits of about 50 km/h (30 mph). Rural roads within Leiden have set speed limits of about 80 km/h (50 mph). Highways and Interstates passing through Leiden have higher speed limits of up to 100 km/h (65 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Leiden?

    Downtown Leiden has several parking options, including metered street and public parking. Metered street parking in Leiden costs about €‎0.20 ($0.22) for every two hours every Monday to Saturday from around 9 am to 7:30 pm, and free parking every Sunday and public holidays. You will incur about €‎25 ($27.25) daily for paid public parking in Leiden. Leiden also offers Park & Ride facilities where you can park your car for about €‎4 ($4.35) every two hours and €‎12.50 ($13.65) daily and use complimentary shuttle bus services to downtown. You can also access free parking in downtown Leiden, including Stationsplein, Haagwed, and Rijnsburgersingel.

Leiden car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

8.2

Very good

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Hoge Rijndijk 5

+31 71 528 1002

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Thrifty

9.0

Wonderful

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Rijn En Schiekade 124

+31 71 512 1668

Monday08:30 - 17:00
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Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Hertz

7.5

Good

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Rijn En Schiekade 124

+31 71 512 1668

Monday08:30 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Avis

6.8

Okay

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Hoge Rijndijk 5

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Budget

6.2

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Hoge Rijndijk 5

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Dollar

5.0

Fair

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Rijn En Schiekade 124

+31 71 512 1668

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

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Lammenschansweg 134A

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Sunnycars

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3 locations in Leiden

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Amphoraweg 11

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Hoge Rijndijk 5

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Rijn en Schiekade 124

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Free2Move

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Vondellaan 80

+31 71 535 1800

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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One traveller who rented a car in Leiden gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

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