Basildon car hire

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Basildon, ENG, United Kingdom
23 Sep — 30 Sep
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Basildon, ENG, United Kingdom
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Basildon car hire information

Pick-up locationBasildon
Car typesCompact, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, People carrier, Supplier choice
Hire locations5
Popular agenciesHertz, Enterprise

Cheap car hire in Basildon

Economy£54/day
Compact£45/day
Intermediate£70/day
People carrier£90/day
Intermediate SUV£69/day
Supplier choice£93/day
Compact estate car£108/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Basildon car hire reviews and directory

From £30/day
Enterprise
Best rated
2 locations in Basildon
Enterprise
Locations in Basildon
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From £24/day
Budget
Most popular
1 location in Basildon
Budget
Locations in Basildon
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From £11/day
Firefly
Cheapest deal
1 location in Basildon
Firefly
Locations in Basildon
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From £17/day
Hertz
1 location in Basildon
Hertz
Locations in Basildon
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From £13/day
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Basildon
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Basildon
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From £37/day
Sixt
1 location in Basildon
Sixt
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Sunnycars
1 location in Basildon
Sunnycars
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Thrifty
1 location in Basildon
Thrifty
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Car hire locations in or near Basildon

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£20/day

Good deal

£13/day

When to book a car hire in Basildon

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Basildon

  • The town of Basildon is situated in the County of Essex between London (west) and the coastal town of Southend-on-Sea (east). If you’re looking for a fun way to explore its attractions and discover memorable paces of interest far beyond, car hire in Basildon offers versatility, affordability and infinite reach far beyond public transport. The proximity to the coastline along the English Channel offers the perfect opportunity for a road trip to Margate (76 miles via M2) or Hastings (70 miles via A21).
  • If you’re seeking a hire car in Basildon, then look no further than London Southend Airport (SEN), which is only about 12 miles away by car. The airport has a dedicated Car Hire Area, so there’s no need for shuttle buses or walking outside the terminal building. If you’re arriving by plane, exit the Arrivals area and you’ll find it next to the Costa Coffee stand.
  • Basildon is a town with a huge industrial sector, so you should expect a lot of daily vehicular traffic, which will cause congestion during the morning and evening rush hours. The busy A127 (north) and A13 (south) dissect the town laterally and are key sources of heavy inbound and outbound flow, which can spill over onto the secondary roads A132 and A1235 leading into town. Besides road vehicles, there is also a significant amount of foot and cycle activity in the city centre, which can cause delays, especially during the early afternoon.
  • Avoid major roadways between 07:00 and 08:30 when morning traffic is at its worst and between 19:00 and 20:00 when the evening rush is at its peak. Bypass the area around Burnt Mills Industrial Estate and Northlands Park if you want to stay clear of possible jams during these time periods. The busy commercial zone including Eastgate Shopping Centre attracts moderate traffic during the peak lunch/shopping hours between 13:00 and 15:00.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Basildon for £13 or less
  • Book your car hire in Basildon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Basildon are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Basildon

  • Some car hire companies in Basildon which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Europcar and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Basildon costs £20 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz (£32/day) and Enterprise (£63/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Enterprise Arterial Road SS15 6DR (2 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Basildon is £5.09 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £61 and £81, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Basildon.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, Ace, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Virtuo and Budget.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Goldcar Rental SP and City Car & Truck Rentals.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Sixt, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Budget, National and City Car & Truck Rentals.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, INTERRENT, Sixt, Alamo, Ace, Avis, Hertz and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gatwick airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, INTERRENT, Sixt, Alamo, Ace, keddy by Europcar, Avis and Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Stansted airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, INTERRENT, Sixt, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Enterprise.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Basildon costs £13 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Basildon costs £27 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Basildon costs £10 per day, on average.

  • In Basildon, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Novotel London Stansted Hotel Round Coppice Road (24 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Basildon costs £138 per week (£20 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Basildon costs £590 per month (£20 per day).

  • Deciding which Basildon car hire is best for you depends on several factors, including the number of passengers in your party and your budget constraints. Consider that compacts and small economy cars are easier to manage on the road and easier to park, whereas larger economy vehicles including 4x4s offer more comfort, which comes in handy for long periods on the open road.

  • The legal speed limit within the town of Basildon is 30mph, but you may encounter areas or neighbourhoods where reduced speeds of 20mph apply. Roads like the A132 and A1235 carry a speed limit of about 40mph, while 50mph is the legal limit along major roadways such as the A127 and A13. There are several junctions and major roundabouts in the town, and these are places where CCTV and traffic cameras are active, so approach with caution at all times.

  • Average fuel prices at the pump in Basildon are as follows: about £1.17 per litre of petrol and about £1.23 per litre of diesel. There are about a dozen locations around town where you can fill up your car. Nearly half of them are operated by BP, Esso and Texaco, while Sainsburys, ASDA and Tesco account for much of the other half.

  • Basildon Council manages several public car parks around the town, mostly concentrated in the city centre area. Normal hours of operation are from Monday to Friday 08:00-18:00 in most cases, and the rates are about £0.60 for the first hour. Be advised these are mostly pay and display spaces with a maximum limit of 4h on average and offer designated parking for Blue Badge holders. Between 18:00 and 08:00, parking is free at all public car parks unless otherwise restricted. Parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays, but tariffs do apply for parking on bank holidays.