Basingstoke car hire

Basingstoke car hire

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Basingstoke, ENG, United Kingdom
28 Oct — 4 Nov
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Basingstoke, ENG, United Kingdom
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Basingstoke car hire information

Pick-up locationBasingstoke
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, People carrier, Standard
Hire locations13
Popular agenciesEuropcar, keddy by Europcar

Cheap car hire in Basingstoke

Economy£39/day
Compact£40/day
Intermediate£43/day
Standard£52/day
People carrier£90/day
Mini£38/day
Intermediate SUV£46/day
Compact estate car£60/day
Intermediate estate car£68/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Basingstoke car hire reviews and directory

From £16/day
Hertz
Best rated
2 locations in Basingstoke
Hertz
Locations in Basingstoke
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Basingstoke
Sunnycars
Locations in Basingstoke
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From £14/day
Avis
1 location in Basingstoke
Avis
Locations in Basingstoke
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From £14/day
Budget
1 location in Basingstoke
Budget
Locations in Basingstoke
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From £48/day
Enterprise
1 location in Basingstoke
Enterprise
Locations in Basingstoke
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From £14/day
Europcar
Most popular
1 location in Basingstoke
Europcar
Locations in Basingstoke
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From £11/day
Firefly
Cheapest deal
1 location in Basingstoke
Firefly
Locations in Basingstoke
Recent reviews
Free2Move
1 location in Basingstoke
Free2Move
Locations in Basingstoke
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From £12/day
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Basingstoke
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Basingstoke
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Basingstoke
Thrifty
Locations in Basingstoke
Recent reviews

Car hire locations in or near Basingstoke

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£20/day

Good deal

£15/day

When to book a car hire in Basingstoke

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

Car hire excess insurance in Basingstoke

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Basingstoke car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Basingstoke.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Basingstoke car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Basingstoke

  • Car hire in Basingstoke will give you the independence to move beyond the city and visit some of the tourist attractions in wider Hampshire. One such place is The Vyne, a very good example of a 16-th century Tudor mansion, situated just to the north of Basingstoke. There’s also the Whitchurch Silk Mill which is the oldest of its kind in the UK and still produces fine fabrics. You can use your hire car to avoid having to take the train, and it will also give you the ability to explore the countryside on your own time.
  • The city isn’t served by its own airport, so you’ll land at Southampton Airport on your way here. This is a fairly substantial airport, offering plenty of options for car hire in Basingstoke, including picking up your pre-booked vehicle. The major brands have a decent presence here, especially Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and Alamo. They’re found in different parts of the airport. Enterprise is the most direct one to get to, as it’s just to your right once you’ve collected your luggage, while the rest of them are outside the terminal building, just a couple of minutes’ walk across the Spitfire Loop road.
  • Traffic conditions in Basingstoke can get pretty congested, so this will be your main consideration when driving around the town. The city centre is often milling with pedestrians as well, so take a similar approach to driving as you would in a larger urban area. The quieter roads around the town are easy to get around, so you won’t have any traffic problems there, but drive cautiously and be on the lookout for local cyclists who can pop up seemingly out of nowhere on the country lanes.
  • You should take rush hour in Basingstoke pretty seriously, as this is when some of the roads can really jam up quite a bit. Particular hotspots for this are the M4 in both directions and the intersection where it joins the larger M3 at Junction 5. Also watch out in the area around Kingsclere roundabout on the main Newbury/Basingstoke road. The A339 ringway can also become clogged during rush hour, which typically peaks at roughly 8:00 in the mornings and again at around 16:00 in the afternoon.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Basingstoke for £15 or less
  • Book your car hire in Basingstoke at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Basingstoke are around 3% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Basingstoke

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

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

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£34/day) and Europcar (£48/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar Unit 4 Sherrington Way, Lister Rd Ind Estate RG22 4DQ (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Basingstoke is £5.18 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £62 and £83, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Basingstoke.

  • 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 Basingstoke costs £24 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Basingstoke costs £29 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Basingstoke costs £17 per day, on average.

  • In Basingstoke, cars are most frequently hired at Firefly Armstrong Road (1 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Basingstoke costs £139 per week (£20 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Basingstoke costs £597 per month (£20 per day).

  • It will pay off to book a smaller model of car for your Basingstoke car hire needs, something you’ll soon appreciate once you enter the town’s traffic and find that it’s so much easier than it would be in something like a large saloon. Tailor your choices, and only hire as much car as you need, so to speak. If you’re visiting as a family, look for a compact MPV, and if you’re on your own or visiting with a friend, you’ll not need anything larger than a nippy little city car. This will also pay off for you in terms of fuel economy.

  • Speed limits in Basingstoke conform to what you’ll be used to in UK cities and towns. In the built-up areas and the residential areas adjacent to the city centre it is set at 30mph, and enforced by numerous speed cameras, which are mobile. These are used on the outskirts of town as well, where the speed limit on the larger roads is 50mph.

  • The cost of petrol to keep you going in your hire car in Basingstoke averages out at just around £1.21 per litre. For petrol stations that are on the slightly lower side of this average, you should head to the Morrisons petrol station on Churchill Way West. Other easily accessible petrol stations can be found in Worting Road and Winchester Road, both of them operated by Shell. There’s also a Texaco in Aldermaston Road.

  • There are three short stay car parks in central Basingstoke. These all offer free parking for the first hour, with the second hour starting at £2.10 and increasing by a pound per hour. These are Albert Yark, Castons Yard and Jacobs Yard. You can also find parking centrally in Joices Yard, where you’ll pay around £1 for the first hour.