Chelmsford car hire

Chelmsford car hire

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Chelmsford, ENG, United Kingdom
2 Nov — 9 Nov
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Chelmsford, ENG, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford car hire information

Pick-up locationChelmsford
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, People carrier, Standard
Hire locations10
Popular agencieskeddy by Europcar, Europcar, Enterprise

Cheap car hire in Chelmsford

Economy£27/day
Compact£32/day
Intermediate£37/day
Standard£43/day
People carrier£89/day
Mini£26/day
Intermediate SUV£40/day
Compact estate car£51/day
Intermediate estate car£59/day
Premium estate car£95/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Chelmsford car hire reviews and directory

Sunnycars
Best rated
2 locations in Chelmsford
Sunnycars
Locations in Chelmsford
Recent reviews
From £19/day
Enterprise
1 location in Chelmsford
Enterprise
Locations in Chelmsford
Recent reviews
From £16/day
Europcar
1 location in Chelmsford
Europcar
Locations in Chelmsford
Recent reviews
From £14/day
Firefly
1 location in Chelmsford
Firefly
Locations in Chelmsford
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From £4/day
GREEN MOTION
Most popular
Cheapest deal
1 location in Chelmsford
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Chelmsford
Recent reviews
From £15/day
Hertz
1 location in Chelmsford
Hertz
Locations in Chelmsford
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From £13/day
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Chelmsford
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Chelmsford
Recent reviews
From £36/day
Sixt
1 location in Chelmsford
Sixt
Locations in Chelmsford
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Thrifty
1 location in Chelmsford
Thrifty
Locations in Chelmsford
Recent reviews

Car hire locations in or near Chelmsford

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£17/day

Good deal

£11/day

When to book a car hire in Chelmsford

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

Car hire excess insurance in Chelmsford

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 Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford.

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 Chelmsford car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Chelmsford

  • The city of Chelmsford lies midway between the capital London and the city of Colchester and this part of Essex County is striated with major roads like the M11, M25 and A12, coursing in all directions. Discovering the small towns and villages in this region is best managed with a car hire in Chelmsford, which affords the flexibility of making unscheduled stops and detours in places unreachable by public transportation. Southend-on-Sea is a 20-mile trip east via the A130/A127, and Mersea Island is 27 miles via the A12.
  • London Southend Airport (SEN) and London Stansted Airport (STN) are two airports 20 miles outside of the city, so either one is a good choice to collect your car hire in Chelmsford. Options are limited at London Southend, but there’s a handful at London Stansted including Alamo and Avis. The car hire area at London Southend is located on the Ground Floor of the terminal building neat Costa, whereas you’ll need to ride the free shuttle bus to the Car Hire Village at London Stansted. The shuttle stop is situated forecourt of the terminal building and departs every 10min.
  • Lying within the London commuter belt, many Chelmsford residents work in the capital and that translates to heavy commuter train traffic, as well as significant vehicular and pedestrian movement not to mention motorcycle and bike riders.
  • Within the city, secondary roads like the A1016 or B1007 will experience tie-ups and you should expect gridlock along primary roads, such as the A12, A130 and A414 leading in/out of the city. You can take the A12 practically all the way to London from Chelmsford and that doesn’t bode well if you’re on the carriageway during morning and evening rush hour traffic. Avoid this central vein from 06:00-09:00 for southbound traffic and from 18:00-21:00 northbound to escape the congestion. If you intend on driving south, the A414 or the A130 are alternates routes, which may provide some relief.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Chelmsford for £11 or less
  • Book your car hire in Chelmsford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Chelmsford are around 64% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Chelmsford

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

  • On average a hire car in Chelmsford costs £17 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£23/day), Europcar (£38/day) and Enterprise (£80/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 3 Montrose Road CM26TE (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Chelmsford is £5.30 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £64 and £85, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Chelmsford.

  • 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 Mini car hire in Chelmsford costs £7 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Chelmsford costs £12 per day, on average.

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

  • In Chelmsford, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Novotel London Stansted Hotel Round Coppice Road (15 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Chelmsford costs £121 per week (£17 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Chelmsford costs £517 per month (£17 per day).

  • Whether you drive a compact, SUV or luxury saloon you shouldn’t experience any major headaches driving around Chelmsford in your hired car. As such, the type of vehicle you choose comes down to budget and number of passengers along for the ride. Generally, smaller cars are easier to park, with better mileage per litre.

  • The legal speed within Chelmsford city limits is 30mph, unless you encounter posted signs which dictate otherwise. Dual carriageway roads, such as the A12, A130 and A414, all carry a top speed limit of 60mph and if you find yourself on the M11 or M25 then you’re good for a tidy 70mph. As always, observe proper driving etiquette at all times and be mindful of traffic cams and CCTV near major junctions to avoid possible fines.

  • Filling up your Chelmsford car hire at a city pump will cost an average of £1.19 per litre of petrol and an average of about £1.23 per litre to fill-up your diesel motor. There are about 20 registered filling stations around the city, two each on Baddow Road and Princes Road. Energy giants BP, Shell and Esso account for half of them while shopping chains Asda and Sainsburys have three of the remaining locations.

  • On-street parking under the auspices of Chelmsford City Council is pay and display and has a 2h limit, which costs £1.20, otherwise you pay in 15-minute instalments. After 18:00-20:00 Monday through to Saturday, you can usually park in these areas (for example Victoria Road and Waterloo Lane) for free and on-street parking is free all day on Sunday. Alternatively, you can use one of the private parking concerns like NCP or Q-Park if it’s more convenient.