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Bedford, ENG, United Kingdom
24 Jun — 1 Jul
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Bedford car hire information

Pick-up locationBedford
Hire locations7

Cheap car hire in Bedford

£40/dayEconomy
£48/dayCompact
£52/dayIntermediate
£59/dayStandard
£183/dayPeople carrier
£39/dayMini
£114/dayPremium
£128/dayLuxury
£58/dayIntermediate SUV
£79/dayCompact estate car
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Bedford car hire reviews and directory

From £79/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
7.3 Good (3 reviews)
3 locations in Bedford
Enterprise
Locations in Bedford
1 The Green+44 1908 616831
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
25 Caxton Road+44 1234 353555
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Pennings Accident Repair Centr+44 1908 230306
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre15 Jul 2019
Pros: The staff was friendlyCons: The car was not ready on time, I was forced to cancel it and look for alternative ways with little time and not plenty of options on last minute to know the situation.
Sunnycars
2 locations in Bedford
Sunnycars
Locations in Bedford
171-175 Tavistock Street
Windsor Road
Recent reviews
From £129/day
Arnold Clark
1 location in Bedford
Arnold Clark
Locations in Bedford
43 Winchester Circle Kingston+44 190 828 0740
Recent reviews
From £15/day
Europcar
Most popular
1 location in Bedford
Europcar
Locations in Bedford
171-175 Tavistock Street+44 371 384 5904
Recent reviews
From £13/day
Firefly
Cheapest deal
1 location in Bedford
Firefly
Locations in Bedford
1 Windsor Road+44 123 448 0127
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Recent reviews
From £19/day
Hertz
1 location in Bedford
Hertz
Locations in Bedford
Unit 1 Manor Park+44 123 448 0127
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Recent reviews
From £14/day
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Bedford
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Bedford
171-175 Tavistock Street+44 371 384 5904
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Recent reviews
3 travellers who hired a car in Bedford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car hire locations in or near Bedford

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£21/day

Good deal

£15/day

When to book a car hire in Bedford

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

Top tips for renting a car in Bedford

  • Explore Bedfordshire in the best way possible, with the flexibility that a car hire in Bedford gives you. Take in the local sites, as well as those further afield, at your own pace and don’t let public transport dictate your movements. Bedford car hire is perfect for if you are staying in the historic market town of Bedford and want to explore the countryside. You can take a 6-mile drive to the popular tourist area of Willington Dovecote and Stables in about 15min, which is quicker than other modes of transport.
  • The closest international airport to Bedford is in Luton, which is approximately 18 miles from the town centre. At London Luton (LTN), you will find a great selection of car rental companies for your onward journey. Pick between companies such as Avis, Enterprise and Hertz, which are all located in the Car Hire Centre just a short shuttle bus journey away from the terminal entrance. At the airport, the free shuttle bus will arrive at Bay C outside the airport arrivals door of the terminal building, before taking you to the Car Hire Centre.
  • As towns go, Bedford is quite large, so having a car to explore the tourist sites is definitely beneficial. You might want to consider adding a navigation system to your Bedford car hire to ensure you don’t take a wrong turn. Due to its popularity as a market town, the streets can get busy with visitors, so be careful of any tourists who are looking at the buildings and not taking notice of the oncoming traffic. You may also notice a larger amount of cyclists down by the Embankment, so care should be taken when driving along the river. 
  • During rush hour, which is normally between 8:00 and 9:00 and 17:00 and 18:00, traffic increases as a result of locals going to and from work. It’s advisable to try planning your travel around these times to avoid any delays. Weekends also get very busy with visitors who want to explore the historic market town, so be prepared for more traffic during these times. The worst hit roads are Manton Lane and Clapham Road, which meet at a junction and often get very busy. During the summer, people flock to Bedford Embankment for walks, many of whom drive in from outside the town, so it’s expected to be busier in general during warmer months. 
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Bedford for £15 or less
  • Book your car hire in Bedford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Bedford are around 71% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Bedford

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

  • On average a hire car in Bedford costs £21 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£34/day), Enterprise (£48/day) and Europcar (£73/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 171-175 Tavistock Street MK402SD (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Bedford is £4.95 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £59 and £79, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bedford.

  • 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 London City airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Budget, Firefly 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 London City airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Budget.

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

  • A Economy car hire in Bedford costs £17 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Bedford costs £28 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car hire in Bedford costs £15 per day, on average.

  • In Bedford, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Prudence Place Proctor Way (18 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Bedford costs £149 per week (£21 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Bedford costs £639 per month (£21 per day).

  • Bedford is a historic market town so, as you can imagine, it’s smaller than most cities. A smaller car may therefore be a better choice for your car hire in Bedford so that you can navigate the roads with ease and find parking quicker. 

  • Bedford has introduced some 20mph speed limits in residential zones across the town in order to increase safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists alike. There are still some 30mph zones within the town centre as well, which can identified by the road signs. 

  • Buying petrol in Bedford will cost you around £1.12 per litre. Before filling your tank up, why not try comparing prices at several petrol stations, especially supermarkets, to see who is offering the best price. This should be easy to do as petrol stations are frequent and easy to find, especially near supermarkets.

  • Bedford has some great places to park, which are only a stone’s throw away from the local amenities. Lurke Street Car Park and Duckmill Lane Car Park offer reasonably priced alternatives to on-street parking. On Sundays, all council car parks are free of charge to the public, whilst you can get free parking during weekdays after 18:00 too. On Saturdays, the first two hours of parking are free too, should you only need to nip into the town.