Car Hire at Durham Tees Valley Airport

Durham Tees Valley Airport is your link to North West Britain, making hiring a car, both self drive and chauffeur driven, an excellent choice of transport. With various hot spots worth a visit surrounding the airport, hiring a car is most certainly worthwhile.

With 3 big brand car hire providers available at the airport, as well as Budget who compare a wide range of others, booking your hire car couldn’t be easier. You’ll find our car hire providers located in the arrivals hall, either as a Meet and Greet service, or a help desk, and they will then direct you to the car rental car park where your vehicle will be waiting for you.

Direct Bookings

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+ 44 (0) 871 384 3457
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+ 44 (0) 844 544 6007
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Hertz Durham Tees Valley logo
+ 44 (0) 843 309 3099
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+ 44 (0) 844 544 3470
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Book Online

Booking your car hire online can be a great way of getting the best deals from the providers. To make your planning easier, why not use a comparison site to do the hard work for you?

Car Hire Centre is a online comparison site comparing car hire at all of the top locations in the UK including car rental at Durham Tees Valley Airport. They can save you money and provide you with a quote in seconds. No need to fill in any personal details to get a quote either, and if you prefer, you can call them +44 (0)844 816 0099* if you want to speak to someone directly.

*Calls to this number will cost 5p per minute plus your network access charge.

Map of Durham Tees Valley Car Hire Locations

Durham Tees Valley Airport surrounding area

The airport is situated close to some of the most picturesque locations in the UK, including the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales. These spectacular beauty spots are a short drive from the airport and make excellent holiday destinations.

The Lake District is also close by and requires a scenic drive through the Yorkshire Dales to reach it. It should take you just over 2 hours to drive from Durham Tees Valley Airport and if you have hired a car, you can enjoy the journey and pack as much luggage as you like.

Durham Tees Valley Airport is also close to Middlesbrough and the city of Newcastle, both of which have plenty of museums, shopping malls and sports stadiums to keep you occupied!

Collecting your rental

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When you collect your rental car, your provider will ask to see your driving license and usually a second form of identification such as your passport. A photocopy of any official identification will not be accepted, they will need to see the originals.

Finally they will need you to produce a valid credit card. If the car is damaged during your rental the providers will charge this card for repairs. Therefore they take your card details as insurance in the event you have an accident.

Once your provider has directed you to your vehicle, check the car thoroughly for damage. If you find any damage such as scratches, dents or scuffed alloys, ensure the provider is aware and that they document it on their damage report. Failure to do this may result in you paying for the damage at the end of your rental.

When you get in the car, take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with the controls. Have a drive around the forecourt until you feel comfortable with driving the vehicle on the road.

Minimum age of hire

The 4 companies at Durham Tees Valley Airport have different minimum age requirements. The minimum age to hire a car with each provider is as follows:

  • Hertz: Drivers must be over 23
  • Europcar: Drivers must be over 22
  • Avis: Drivers must be over 23
  • Budget: Drivers must be over 23

You can find out more about the definition of this charge and amount each provider charges their customers under “Additional charges” below.

Additional Charges

There are a whole range of different charges which may be added to your booking. Although some charges are mandatory, some charges are avoidable if you know a bit about them. Sometimes providers use sophisticated jargon and certain terms which can be confusing. You can define these terms and find out more about them by clicking here.

The following charges are mandatory charges, but they can be reduced by taking certain steps or choosing your provider carefully.

Car Hire Excess Charge

If your car is damaged during your rental you will be charged what the providers call a car hire excess charge to cover the repairs. This excess can cost anything up to £2,000. To avoid this charge you should buy car hire excess insurance. Insurance4CarHire offer some great rates for car hire excess and they will cover parts of the car providers will not in their own car hire excess insurance. For example, Insurance4carhire will cover the roof, tyres, undercarriage and windscreen of the vehicle. All of these parts are usually excluded from car hire provider’s car hire excess insurance policies.
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Airport Surcharge

Car hire providers have to pay more to have a branch at an airport location, so this is why they charge you an additional airport surcharge fee. The amount of which depends on the provider. The only way you can avoid an airport surcharge fee is if you collect your car from the nearest local branch to the airport. This may involve getting a taxi to the branch or using public transport.

Young Driver’s Surcharge

All of the car hire providers at Durham Tees Valley Airport charge their customers under the age of 25 a young driver’s surcharge. It is believed that young drivers pose a higher risk for accidents, so providers need to cover this risk by charging extra. Each provider charges the following young driver’s surcharge, but please note some of these prices may not include tax:

  • Avis: From around £12 per day
  • Hertz: From around £15.75 per day
  • Europcar: From £13
  • Budget: Will depend on the provider

Please remember that these prices are just a guide. Quite often car hire provider’s young driver’s surcharge varies depending on your rental vehicle, the country you’re hiring in and your actual age.

If you want to learn more car hire tips and charges then visit the Car Hire Centre.

Durham Tees Valley Airport Car Hire Providers

There are 3 car hire providers at Durham Tees Valley and you can book a range of optional extras with each provider at different costs. Here you will find more information on each one, including what rental vehicle they offer their customer, plus products and services available at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

Provider Extras

The car hire providers offer the following products at Durham Tees Valley Airport:

Company Child Seats Sat Nav available Hire via Phone App Disabled Driver Assistance
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Europcar offer their Durham Tees Valley customers the ability to book from their mobile, the option to book low emission vehicles, free delivery in the UK and a whole lot more. If you have an iPhone, download their app for free.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Usual office hours Mon-Sun: 08:00 – 18:00

Rental collections are available 18:01-07:59 Mon-Sun but will be subject to an additional charge.

Minimum age of hire

Europcar rental customers must be over the age of 22 to rent a car from Durham Tees airport.

Young Driver’s Surcharge

This charge applies to all drivers under the age of 25 and costs from £13 per day.

Price of a Satellite Navigation system

Renters can book a Satellite navigation system from only £14 per day. Please request SatNavs when you make your booking to ensure availability.

Cost of additional driver

To add an additional driver you will be charged from £12 per day.

Services for disabled drivers

If you would like to request additional features such as Lynx hand controls to your booking please contact Europcar using the following contact details:

Please note Europcar need at least 48 hours notice to fit Lynx hand controls to your rental vehicle.

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Starting your journey with Hertz provides a range of benefits. For example, you can earn Nectar points when you rent from Hertz.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Hertz opening hours at Durham Tees Valley airport:

  • Mon-Fri: 08:00 – 18:00
  • Sat & Sun: Closed

For out of hours bookings please call +44 (0) 843 309 3075.

Please note – you will be met by a Hertz representative and taken to your hire vehicle at a servicing location, just outside of the airport.

You must be over 23 to hire a basic vehicle from Hertz. Different vehicle groups have different minimum age requirements.

Young Driver’s Surcharge

A young driver’s surcharge of £15.75 per day will be applied to rentals where drivers are under the age of 25.

Cost of additional driver

Additional drivers: From £12 per day.

Services for Disabled drivers

Hertz offer a range of services for disabled drivers including Lynx hand controls. To find out more please call Hertz on +44 (0) 843 309 3075.

Hertz require at least 24 hours notice to fit Lynx hand controls

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Book online or using your phone app for the best and most up to date Avis deals. Avis…We try harder.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Avis opening hours at Teesside airport:

  • Mon-Fri: 8am – 6pm
  • Sat: 8am to 1pm
  • Sun: Closed

Minimum age of hire

Avis only allow drivers over the age of 23 to hire a car with them.

Young Driver’s Surcharge

Drivers under the age of 25 will need to pay £11 per day as a young driver’s surcharge.

Cost of additional driver

Additional drivers can be added to your booking from as little as £11 per day.

Satellite Navigation

Satellite navigation systems are a great tool if you are unfamiliar with your rental destination. Avis offer GPS systems from only £11.99 per day.

Disabled Driver Options

Disabled drivers can request Lynx hand controls by calling 0808 284 0014. Avis need 48 hours notice to fit any extra controls.

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Book online with Budget to take advantage of their great deals both for professionals and holiday travellers.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

What to do out of hours

The opening hours of Budget at Teesside Airport are as follows:

  • Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

If you need car hire outside these times or during Bank Holidays, you will need to speak with Budget directly – call them on 0808 284 4444

Minimum age of hire

You must be at least at 23 years old to rent at this location. If you are aged between 23 and 25 years old you must pay a young driver surcharge of £32.50 per day.

Cost of additional driver

Additional drivers can be added for £11 per day. Any additional drivers must be present when you collect the car and meet Budget conditions of rental. See the Driver Licence / ID and Age Requirements sections in Budget website for full details.