Car Hire from Durham Tees Valley Airport
Durham Tees Valley Airport is a great starting point for a trip to the north east of England. The attractions of County Durham, Teeside and North Yorkshire are all within easy reach, particularly when you hire a car from Durham Tees Valley Airport airport.
Where to hire a car at Durham Tees Valley Airport
Avis, Budget and Europcar all offer car hire services from Durham Tees Valley Airport. Budget has a car hire desk inside the airport’s small arrivals hall while Avis have cars on site and will arrange for a representative to meet you. Europcar offer a meet and greet service, meeting drivers in the arrivals hall and shuttling them to the Europcar hire office, located 15 minutes’ drive away.
Petrol Stations near Durham Tees Valley Airport
If you need to return your hire car with a full tank of petrol, you’ll find a number of service stations around Durham Tees Valley Airport. If you’re approaching from the Darlington direction, you’ll find a Morrisons supermarket with petrol station just off the A66 at the point at which it joins with the A67, just under 10 minutes before the airport. Alternatively, if you’re approaching from the opposite direction, there’s an Eagle Service Station located on the A135, around 10 minutes before you reach the airport and a short way before you turn onto the A67.
Driving around Durham Tees Valley Airport
The A67 is the main road running to and from the airport. Both east and westbound it has connections to the A66, a road running towards Middlesborough to the east and Darlington to the west. If you head towards Darlington, you’ll also come across the A1, the main road running up to Durham and down towards Leeds. Routes to and from the airport are well-signposted and rarely congested before you reach town centres.
Getting to your destination
Durham Tees Valley Airport offers easy car access to a variety of city and countryside locations, including the following.
The university city of Durham is teaming with history. There is Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral, and the university botanic garden to explore. Visitors can also enjoy great shopping, nightlife and arts events or head into the Durham Dales to get a look at the High Force waterfall and some beautiful countryside.
Durham is around 40 minutes’ drive from Durham Tees Valley Airport. Drivers should take the A67 west and follow signs to the A1 north. There are a number of paid car parks around the city and some street parking too. Visitors can also make use of the city’s Park and Ride system in order to avoid city centre traffic and expensive parking fees.
Hartlepool’s maritime history is one of its defining features. Attractions include the Hartlepool Historic Quay, a reproduction of an 18th century seaport, and HMS Trincomalee, a frigate from 1817 open for tours. There’s also a great art gallery, the Museum of Hartlepool and brewery tours at Camerons Brewery.
It takes around 30 minutes to drive from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Hartlepool. Drivers should take the A67 west before picking up the A66 and heading north east. There are lots of parking spaces around the city with street parking ranging from 70p to £1.10 per hour. Drivers will find a variety of off street car parks to choose from too.
Whitby is probably most famous for its Abbey, a Benedictine ruin and the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A tour around Whitby Abbey is an essential part of any trip to the town. However, visitors will also find other attractions including the Captain Cook Memorial Museum based in a house where James Cook once lived, the Whitby Museum and Art Gallery and Whitby Pavilion arts venue.
Whitby is an hour’s drive from Durham Tees Valley Airport, taking the A66 east before joining the A19 and then A174. There’s a Park and Ride car park on the outskirts of the town, located at the A171/B1460 junction north of Whitby. From there, drivers can take a bus into the town centre. This is your best option when travelling to Whitby in the busy summer months. Parking is available in the town centre but you’ll need to look out for permit only streets.