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Cambridge, ENG, United Kingdom
11 Aug — 18 Aug
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Cambridge, ENG, United Kingdom
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Cambridge car hire information

Pick-up locationCambridge
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, Premium estate car, Standard, Standard estate car
Hire locations18
Airport locations2
Popular agenciesSixt, Hertz, keddy by Europcar

Cheap car hire in Cambridge

£26/dayEconomy
£29/dayCompact
£39/dayIntermediate
£50/dayStandard
£36/dayMini
£41/dayIntermediate SUV
£47/dayCompact estate car
£51/dayIntermediate estate car
£63/dayStandard estate car
£86/dayPremium estate car
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Cambridge car hire reviews and directory

From £35/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Cambridge
Enterprise
Locations in Cambridge
34 Station Road+44 1223 234400
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
Swanns Road+44 1223 227022
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
  • 10
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10.0 Excellent23 Nov 2016
Very good efficient servicePros: Car comfort and economyCons: Nothing!
From £19/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Cambridge
Hertz
Locations in Cambridge
Clifton Road Insustrial Estate+44 843 309 3015
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
  • 10
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From £21/dayRated no. 3
Sixt
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Cambridge
Sixt
Locations in Cambridge
2 Elizabeth Way+44 20 7018 8246
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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From £18/dayRated no. 4
Alamo
7.9 Good (1 review)
1 location in Cambridge
Alamo
Locations in Cambridge
Enterprise Rent A Car+44 1223 227022
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
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From £14/day
Firefly
2 locations in Cambridge
Firefly
Locations in Cambridge
Cambridge airport+44 843 309 3015
Clifton Road+44 843 309 3015
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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From £15/day
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Cambridge
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cambridge
264 Newmarket Road+44 371 384 5907
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Cambridge airport
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in Cambridge
Sunnycars
Locations in Cambridge
264 Newmarket Road
Clifton Road
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From £22/day
Budget
1 location in Cambridge
Budget
Locations in Cambridge
245 Mill Road+44 344 544 4109
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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From £22/day
Dollar
1 location in Cambridge
Dollar
Locations in Cambridge
Abbey Stadium+44 1223 244233
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
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From £15/day
Europcar
1 location in Cambridge
Europcar
Locations in Cambridge
264 Newmarket Road+44 371 384 5908
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FLIZZR
1 location in Cambridge
FLIZZR
Locations in Cambridge
2 Elizabeth Way+44 207 018 8246
Recent reviews
From £4/day
GREEN MOTION
Cheapest deal
Most popular
1 location in Cambridge
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Cambridge
Cambridge Downtown
Recent reviews
From £27/day
National
1 location in Cambridge
National
Locations in Cambridge
Enterprise Rent A Car+44 1223 227022
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
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Thrifty
1 location in Cambridge
Thrifty
Locations in Cambridge
Abbey Stadium+44 1223 244233
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
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4 travellers who hired a car in Cambridge gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.4

Car hire locations in or near Cambridge

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£19/day

Good deal

£13/day

When to book a car hire in Cambridge

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

Top tips for renting a car in Cambridge

  • Cambridge is one of the most venerable cities in the UK, and with its rich academic heritage it is brimming with historical attractions. A convenient way to create your own travel itinerary so that you can visit all the sights you’re interested in is to book car hire in Cambridge. You’ll have the independence to visit the famous King’s College and its chapel, on the King’s Parade. While you’re at Cambridge University, the Botanic Garden and Trinity College should also be on your list. You can also drive out to another renowned landmark, the National Horse Racing Museum, which is located 13 miles away in Newmarket.
  • Your nearest airports to fly into are London Stansted or London Luton, which are 23 and 31 miles away respectively. Stansted has a wide choice of major brands that you can use for Cambridge car hire: Hertz, Avis, Budget and Sixt are just a few. A free bus will take you from the airport’s terminal forecourt to the Car Rental Village, departing every 10min. Similarly, at London Luton Airport you’ll find a wide choice of options, and the airport also offers a free shuttle bus service to its Car Hire Centre, where you can pick up your vehicle.
  • Once you’ve arrived and are enjoying the flexibility that car hire in Cambridge offers, the first thing to be aware of is that the city is something of a cyclist’s mecca, so keep your eyes wide open for anything from single cyclists to quite large groups. Be alert on major roads, particularly the M11, which is a hotspot for vehicle accidents. If you’re staying outside the city, be aware that the country roads in the unspoilt surrounding rural areas can be poorly lit, as you would expect. Also pay particular attention when negotiating the traffic flow at the Girton Cloverleaf interchange.
  • While we might think of Cambridge as a quiet, historic university town, it also has a bustling city centre, which hasn’t escaped modern features like traffic jams and rush hours. Firstly, it’s advisable to avoid the main commercial road serving the city, the A14, which is often subject to general delays. Some of the city roads are also on the narrow side, so you may want to check local traffic conditions daily for the A428 and Mill Road as well. The rush hours themselves are at the predictable hours, so avoid these roads especially from around 08:00 to 09:00 and 17:00 to 18:00.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Cambridge for £13 or less
  • Book your car hire in Cambridge at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Cambridge are around 70% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Cambridge

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

  • On average a hire car in Cambridge costs £19 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz (£21/day), keddy by Europcar (£26/day) and Sixt (£29/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz Clifton Road Insustrial Estate CB1 7EB (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Cambridge is £5.06 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £61 and £81, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cambridge.

  • 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 Cambridge costs £16 per day, on average.

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

  • A Premium car hire in Cambridge costs £20 per day, on average.

  • In Cambridge, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Novotel London Stansted Hotel Round Coppice Road (23 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Cambridge costs £136 per week (£19 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Cambridge costs £583 per month (£19 per day).

  • Because of the denser traffic in the centre of Cambridge, and on the main arterials to and through the city, you’ll probably want to avoid getting too big a vehicle if you’re going to be spending a lot of time there. A compact city car or a small saloon will do you nicely. Feel free to choose pretty much anything for rural roads – if you choose a 4x4, just be aware of environmental impact restrictions in some areas. Otherwise, something like an MPV or SUV will be just the ticket.

  • Be on your toes with speed limits in Cambridge – the city centre has a 20mph limit, which differs from the 30mph in other UK cities. Once you drive out into the suburbs, standard UK speed limits apply, going from 30mph up to 40mph on the wider feeder roads in the area.

  • The average price of petrol in Cambridge is very much in line with that of the major cities, coming in at around £1.22 per litre. Most of the outlets are run by the major petrol companies, with a few independent petrol stations dotted around town as well. You won’t find much price variation between them, so you can choose the closest to where you’re staying.

  • You’ll need a visitor permit to park in Cambridge. You can get these at a cost of £12, which will allow you five visits to the city’s central parking areas. You can use these credits any time you like for up to a year. There are several multi-storey car parks that you can choose from, such as the Grafton East and West car parks, and the Grand Arcade car park.