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Help with rental car advice on May 5 Bank Holiday!!

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Help with rental car advice on May 5 Bank Holiday!!

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how we might get a rental car on Monday May 5. Since it is a Bank Holiday, are all the rental places closed? We are actually arriving in York via train on Sat May 3 in the afternoon but wanted to spend a two days in the country starting on Monday the 5th. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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1. Re: Help with rental car advice on May 5 Bank Holiday!!

My suggestion would be to start contacting the York car hire firms directly to check their Bank Holiday opening times!

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2. Re: Help with rental car advice on May 5 Bank Holiday!!

Suggest you arrange pick up of a hire car for Tuesday 6 May as all will be closed due to bank holiday weekend.

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4. Re: Help with rental car advice on May 5 Bank Holiday!!

They could well be right I am afraid!

But I feel this is a question that needs asking directly to the rental company and not to a general travel forum. Some of the rental companies do have arrangements for out of hours hiring, but you need to negotiate directly with them.

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5. Re: Help with rental car advice on May 5 Bank Holiday!!

Hi Amos

To quote "Don't you just love sweeping generalisations ?" - Because we live in Yorkshire, UK we are aware that most companies, like care hire, close for the entire bank holiday weekend. So unless, as post 1 and 3 suggest, you ask question directly to car hire firms you will never know as they might just be able to arrange something for an additionally cost.

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7. Re: Help with rental car advice on May 5 Bank Holiday!!

Thanks everyone. Not sure why messages were deleted. I booked online with National car rental starting on the 5th.

Thanks again!

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