Car Hire in Cumbria & the Lake District

Car Hire in Cumbria & the Lake District

Collect your Co-wheels car from a train station any time, day or night, for pay as you go car hire to get you around Cumbria and the Lake District.

How it works

Members can access cars 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with keyless entry to the vehicles, allowing your car hire to fit seamlessly with your train travel. A simple hourly and mileage charge covers fuel and comprehensive insurance - so all you do is the driving! Cars are in designated bays and can be booked in advance or last minute either on-line or over the phone.

Co-wheels has a special membership offer -lifetime membership is just £10 and you get £5 free driving credit to pay for you first hire - just use the promo code CUMBRIADRIVE when you sign up online.

Complete the on-line registration form, all you need is a bank card. When it is convenient, set up your Driver profile using your driving licence and National Insurance number - overseas licences can be validated by post. A member of our customer team will contact you to complete the process so we can get you motoring as fast as we can.

Car locations

Our cars are available to pick up from Oxenholme, Windermere and Penrith train stations. The vehicles are located either at the station car parks or very close by.

  • Oxenholme station is on the West Coast mainline with direct routes only 3 hours from London. Oxenholme, the Lake District provides a convenient first hope off point to access the Lake District. It is situated near Kendal, well worth a night or two either at the beginning or end of your trip to the Lakes.
    Vehicles: 2 Toyota Yaris Hybrids – located at the top of the entrance road to the ticket office, just outside the main station car park on the southbound side of the station.

  • Windermere station is located on the Lakes Line, simply jump on a connecting train from Oxenholme and be in the Central Southern Lake District in no time! From here on, use the Co-wheels car to explore the splendor of the Lake District National Park. 
    Vehicle: 1 Toyota Yaris Hybrid – located on the opposite side of the car park, adjacent the station entrance.

  • Penrith is a bustling Market Town, on the north east corner of the Lake District. The station is also on the West Coast mainline with direct routes from London, just like Oxenholme. Use Penrith as a great convenient start and finish point providing easier access to the Northern Lake District such as Ullswater, Keswick and Borrowdale. Our car is located in the car park right at the station entrance.
    Vehicle: 1 Toyota Yaris Hybrid – located in a designated bay at the entrance to the station car park.

All vehicles have roof-mounted racks for two cycles (bike rack keys are in the glovebox). So you can either bring your own bikes, or hire bikes locally when you arrive. The Lake District and Cumbria have fantastic networks of cycle ways, both on- and off-road.