Car & Van Hire in Stoke-on-Trent

Enterprise car hire locations in Stoke-on-Trent

Located at the foot of the Peak District and with plenty to see and do in the city itself, Stoke-on-Trent is a great place to discover in an Enterprise car rental. Famed for its pottery industry, the city is also home to the UK’s only forest where monkeys roam freely.

We can provide you with your ideal rental vehicle at two locations near Stoke-on-Trent. Our Stoke Hanley branch is ideal for anyone closer to the centre of the city. Just a 40-minute drive further out, you can pick up one of our modern vehicles from our Manchester Airport branch. We also provide a free pick-up service for anyone who would like a helping hand getting to us, simply start your reservation to schedule a free pick-up.

Stoke-on-Trent Car Hire FAQs

The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.

No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.

All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.

All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required.  Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.

We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.

For more FAQs, please visit our FAQ page.

Travelling to Stoke-on-Trent?

Wide Range Of Rental Cars

We offer a diverse range of vehicles at both of our branches near Stoke-on-Trent. Choose the vehicle that’s right for you, whether that’s a luxury car rental or a people carrier to hire. Our packages are fully customisable; we can provide vehicles in manual or automatic transmission, as well as petrol, diesel and even hybrid models.

Whichever model you choose you’ll rent with confidence knowing that our modern vehicles are well-maintained to meet the highest safety and environmental standards. Not only are our vehicles reliable and clean but they are also customisable with a host of add-ons to choose form. These options include adding a second driver, built-in satellite navigation and borrowing child booster seats. You can make a reservation above or you can view our fleet page to browse our vehicles.

Do You Need a Van Rental in Stoke-on-Trent?

Stoke-on-Trent is famous for its pottery industry, so if you need some extra cargo space for large or fragile items then we have the right van rental for you. Our range of utility vehicles includes small to medium sized vans as well as large van hires; so you can transport large amounts of the finest pottery Stoke has to offer. Visit our fleet page to see the vans available at our Stoke Hanley branch. Whichever van you choose we guarantee that it will be modern, fuel-efficient and able to transport your cargo smoothly and cleanly.

We offer flexible contract lengths as well as transparent prices so you know you’ll find the cheapest van hire with Enterprise. Join over 20 million satisfied customers each year by starting your reservation above.

Cheap Car Hire in Stoke-on-Trent

We can provide great deals and cheap car hire in Stoke-on-Trent. Whether you need a cheap car hire or a cheap van hire, check out our deals page or sign up to the Enterprise Plus loyalty programme for access to the biggest savings. We are also flexible with how you rent with us so you can hire for just a day or up to a period of months.

Our competitive and transparent pricing policies, coupled with our award-winning customer service, has seen Enterprise recognised as a Which? Recommended Provider. This means our friendly staff will do all they can to ensure you find the best rental car at the right price. Our best rates are always when you pre-book so why not start your reservation and get a quote now?

Airport Car Hire near Stoke-on-Trent

Although Stoke-on-Trent does not have a designated commercial airport, the city is located close to both Manchester Airport and Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport.

For anyone landing via Manchester then our service desk is available from 5AM to midnight and accessible via the shuttle bus every 10-minutes. After picking up one of our modern rental vehicles, it’s just a 40-mimute drive along the M6 and then the A500 to get to the heart of Stoke-on-Trent.

Picking up your rental at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport, just 20-minutes further out and to the north-west of Manchester Airport, is equally convenient. There is no need for a shuttle as our service desk is located just across the road from the terminal building. Driving out of the airport and heading towards the M56 will lead you to the M6 where you can follow the same route as from Manchester to reach Stoke-on-Trent.

Things to do in Stoke-on-Trent

Areas of natural beauty in Stoke:

Stoke-on-Trent is close to both the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales meaning that it is an area spoiled with scenic roads and pleasant views over the green valleys. For anyone looking to make a day of it then two of the most enjoyable driving roads are Snake Pass, to the East of the Peak District, and Mam Tor that travels from the Derbyshire Dales along the A625 and through the Peak District.

A day out to Trentham:

Just to the south of the city, Trentham Estate was a traditional royal manor built back in 1086. The impressive architecture and the estate’s immaculate Italian gardens make it a fantastic place to stop for afternoon tea.
The Trentham area is also ideal for visitors travelling as part of a family. The neighbouring Trentham Monkey Forest is the UK’s only designated parkland where monkeys roam freely and is less than a 10-minute drive away. You can get up close and personal with these monkeys in a way that’s truly unique and unrivalled throughout the UK.
To complete your day out you could pay a visit to the World of Wedgwood for some great pottery activities. Here you can get stuck in with some hands-on clay work, enjoy a tour of the modern museum or even get a tour of the working factory. Being just a 10-minute drive from the Monkey Forest makes this a convenient activity that the whole family will love.

Tips for Driving in Stoke-on-Trent

We want you to enjoy your driving experience with Enterprise but it’s important to be aware of the following in order to drive safely at all times:

  • Speed limits in the Stoke area are as they are across the UK; the national limit is 70mph and this applies to motorways and some dual carriageways, 60mph is the limit on most single carriageways whilst 30mph is the limit for most built-up areas unless you see signposts for 20mph limits.
  • It is illegal to drive whilst under the influence of alcohol and you must always carry a valid driver’s license.
  • Stoke-on-Trent is roughly halfway between Manchester and Birmingham with the M6 motorway running through the outskirts of the city.
  • Whilst Stoke and the neighbouring Peak District provides great country backroads, you need to know that animals use these areas too. Be aware when approaching tight bends and reduce your speed on approach.