Drivalia Expands Franchise Network with New Openings in Carlisle and Lancaster

  • Drivalia partners with Border City Autos in Carlisle and Hugo Hire Ltd in Lancaster, enhancing its presence in the North of England.
  • The Carlisle branch opened on June 3rd, marking Drivalia’s twelfth franchise opening in the past year, offering easy access to local attractions and the Lake District.
  • On June 5th, Drivalia opened its first branch in Lancaster, providing convenient access to the M6 and expanding its high-quality, affordable car rental services to the region.

Slough, June 2023

Drivalia, a leading pan-European automotive rental, leading, and mobility company under the Credit Agricole Auto Bank Group, continues its dynamic expansion across the UK. Strengthening its footprint in the North of England, Drivalia proudly announces new franchise partnerships with Border City Autos in Carlisle and Hugo Hire Ltd in Lancaster.

Carlisle branch opened its doors on June 3rd

The Carlisle car rental branch, situated at Border City Autos, commenced operations on June 3rd, marking Drivalia’s twelfth franchise opening within the past year and the second in 2024, following the recent Huddersfield launch.

Conveniently located next to Carlisle train station, this new branch offers seamless access to the stunning scenery and historical richness of the area, as well as offering easy access to the wider Cumbria county and the Lake District.

“Launching our Carlisle branch in collaboration with Border City Autos shows our commitment to expanding our presence in key UK regions, with Cumbria being a strategic target since we began our franchise programme,” said Paolo Ronco, Network Operations Director at Drivalia. “We are thrilled to integrate into Carlisle’s community and provide the best car rental services at the most competitive rates.”

Lancaster Branch Opened on June 5th

Continuing its strategic growth, Drivalia opened its Lancaster car rental branch on June 5th, in partnership with Hugo Hire Ltd. This marks the company’s first foray into Lancaster, a city renowned for its historical landmarks and proximity to Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. 

Drivalia’s new branch, which has seamless access to the M6, positions Drivalia as a premier choice for both locals and tourists seeking convenient and affordable rental solutions.

“Our expansion into Lancaster represents another crucial step in our nationwide growth strategy”, added Paolo Ronco. “We eagerly anticipate serving the Lancaster community and visitors with top-tier car rental experiences.”

About Drivalia:

Drivalia UK, a member of the Credit Agricole Auto Bank Group, is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective car rental services. Through strategic partnerships and a customer-centric approach, Drivalia continues to broaden its reach, offering diverse mobility solutions across the country.

Drivalia’s recent collaborations with Border City Autos and Hugo Hire Ltd underscore the company’s mission to enhance its service offerings and reinforce its position as a leading mobility provider in the UK.