DONCASTER AIRPORT CAR HIRE
HIRE A CAR FROM DONCASTER SHEFFIELD AIRPORT
Robin Hood airport has a Terminal which sees 1.3 million passengers fly to over 35 destinations each year.
By car - the airport is 7 miles from the centre of Doncaster. For those travelling from the north or south, leave A1(m) at junction 34, and take the A614 to Bawtry. Follow signs.
For those travelling from the west, leave the M62 at junction 35, following the M18 southbound. Exit the M18 at junction 5 and head east on the M180, exiting at junction 1. Take the A614 towards Bawtry and follow signs. Passengers travelling from the east should follow the M180 to the very end and turn back, heading eastwards on the M180 following airport directional signs.
Doncaster was once the largest coal mining area in the UK. Today is internationally famous for its racecourse, and having given the world the St Leger Stakes in 1766, the oldest classic horse race in the world, as well as the first racecourse in the country to stage a Sunday meeting. The town has a state of the art leisure facility in the Dome, with swimming, ice skating and concerts and events. Doncaster is also known for its shopping, restaurants and pubs, and the Frenchgate Shopping Centre has recently been extended. The town has a number of unique museums, including the Aeroventure aircraft museum and the Trolleybus Museum. With 40 clubs, Doncaster has a very busy nightlife.
Airport facilities - Information desk, Bureau de Change, cash machines, luggage trolleys, comprehensive disabled passenger facilities, baby changing in all toilet facilities. The airport is home to a variety of shops on both the ground and first floors, including tax and duty free shops in the departure lounge. There is a restaurant, coffee shop and a bar, with more opening in Phase 2 of the airport’s development. Special menus and offers for children are available in all airport restaurants. Baby food is available free of charge.
Hotels - there is a Ramada hotel on airport, with other hotels on the way, and into Doncaster.
ROBIN HOOD DONCASTER SHEFFIELD AIRPORT CAR RENTAL INFORMATION
There are four car hire providers at Robin Hood Doncaster airport so you should have no difficulty in obtaining the car you require, with vehicles including small, large, family and luxury estate cars. 7 and 9-seater people carriers may be available, and also minibus hire and vans although it is vital to check and reserve in advance if you require one of these special (in terms of rental) vehicle types.
You are best reserving your car in advance to ensure you can obtain the model you require, and it also means you can complete most of the paperwork before you arrive. All you need is your driver’s licence, secondary ID and credit or debit card. When you complete the booking, and before you sign on the dotted line, ensure you understand everything about your rental and double check the conditions and stipulations of your rental contract. Also, if you are unsure of how anything in the car operates, ask the rental representative before you drive off – dials, knobs and lever might operate somewhat differently to what you are used to!
If the cost seems higher that you expected, this may be for some of the non-optional extras, such as young driver daily insurance surcharge or airport charges that are outside the control of the rental operator. Your representative will be only too pleased to help clarify any issues you may have.
Doncaster is one of the UK newest international airports, so when you drive away, the immediate roads are quite rural. However, be ready for roundabouts (the UK sees right of way given to drivers on the roundabout, and they drive clockwise), and the sudden increase in traffic as you approach Doncaster town itself. Speed limits are in miles per hour.
Also, being at the centre of the motorway network, remember that you join the motorway from the left, and the rules of the road demand you use the right hand lanes of the carriageway for overtaking only, driving in the left-most lane at all times.