ALL GROUP B, C & D Half Day Hire ONLY £30

08:00 - 13:00 or 13:00 - 17:30

Competitive Car Hire

Small Eco and Large Family Cars

Full RAC Breakdown Cover

For All Car, Van and Mini Bus Hire

Your first 125 Miles hire are free (excl fuel)

    Car, Van and Mini Bus Hire

    Bishop Auckland, County Durham

    Cheap, Reliable Car Hire

    Need to hire a car for a few days? We offer mid – long term car hire, from 3 days. We have a range of small economical cars and larger family cars available for immediate hire.


    Family Car
    3 Day Hire £65 + vat
    Extra Day £20 + vat
    Weekend n/a
    1 Week £120 + vat

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    Economical Car
    3 Day Hire £50 + vat
    Extra Day £15 + vat
    Weekend n/a
    1 Week £90 + vat

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    Cheap, Reliable Van Hire

    Need to hire a van quickly? Looking to move home and need to hire a van? We have a range of reliable vans available for immediate hire. Luton vans with tail lifts to help you move heavy items easily, transit vans – both long and short wheel bases available. Smaller vans, such as the Berlingo are useful for business purposes giving you storage for work items in the rear of the vehicle. All vans available at half day, full day, weekend and per week rates.

    Small berlingo van hire county durham

    Group A – Small Van
    Full Day £25 + vat
    1 Week £120 + vat

    Length: 43800 mm
    Load Capacity: 625kg
    Internal : 1800 x 1230 x 1250
    LxWxH (mm)

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    Transit van hire county durham

    Group B – Medium Van
    Half Day £30 + vat
    Full Day £45 + vat
    1 Week £155 + vat

    Length: 48600 mm
    Load Capacity: 1098kg
    Internal : 24300 x 13900 x 15300
    LxWxH (mm)

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    Long Wheel Base transit with high roof for hire county durham

    Group C – LWB Vans
    Half Day £35 + vat
    Full Day £55 + vat
    Weekend £100 + vat
    1 Week £180 + vat

    Length: 57500
    Load Capacity: 1050kg
    Internal : 32500 x 17800 x 18500
    LxWxH (mm)

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    Group D – Luton Van Hire
    Half Day £40 + vat
    Full Day £70 + vat
    Weekend £125 + vat
    1 Week £300 + vat

    Length: 681700 mm
    Load Capacity: 1000kg
    Internal : 4.15 x 2.18 x 1.98
    LxWxH (mm)

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    Mini Bus Hire

    The Ford Transit 9 seater mini bus is a front wheel drive, single rear wheel minibus which comes in a medium roof height and accommodates 8 passengers plus the driver.


    9 Seater Mini Bus Hire Bishop Auckland
    Full Day £65 + vat
    1 Week £300 + vat

    Length: 5200
    Load Capacity: 9 seater

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    About us

    Hiring a car, van or mini bus from our depot based in Etherley Moor, Bishop Auckland, we always offer a friendly, reliable service.

    We specialise in offering well maintained vehicles, and for peace of mind we include 24hr RAC Recovery as part of the rental.

    G W Holmes and Son, is a proud, family run business, spanning three generations since 1947 when it was started by George Holmes. We have served the local community of County Durham, Northumberland and Teesside offering mini bus and van hire at very competitive daily, weekly and long term contract rates. The depot also sells used vehicles and vintage wedding car hire.

    We are proud of the reputation we have built up and maintained. Whether you are moving house, going away for the weekend, taking the kids to university or you need a commercial / company hire, we have the vehicle to meet your needs.

    Bishop Auckland Car Hire - Cars, Vans and Mini Buses

    Contact us

    Etherley Moor Garage (Harvest Energy Petrol Station)
    Etherley Moor, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL14 0JU

    (01388) 603 417

    (01388) 450 683

    (07436) 262 297

    Opening Hours

    Mon – Fri: 08.00 – 17.30

    Sat: 08.00 – 16.00

    Sun: 08.00 – 9.00