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Colchester, ENG, United Kingdom
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Colchester car hire information

Pick-up locationColchester
Hire locations6

Colchester car hire reviews and directory

From £57/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
5 locations in Colchester
Enterprise
Locations in Colchester
193 Old Road+44 1206 871777
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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4a Galleys Corner+44 1376 320808
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Hawkins Road+44 1206 871571
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Northern Road+44 1787 736267
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Quayside Industrial Estate+44 137 632 0808
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Recent reviews
Firefly
1 location in Colchester
Firefly
Locations in Colchester
Unit 6 King Edward Quay
Recent reviews
From £44/day
Hertz
1 location in Colchester
Hertz
Locations in Colchester
Unit 6 King Edward Quay+44 120 670 0203
Recent reviews
From £13/day
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
Most popular
1 location in Colchester
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Colchester
3 Condor Way, Whitehall Industrial Est.+44 371 384 5909
Recent reviews
From £42/day
Sixt
1 location in Colchester
Sixt
Locations in Colchester
26 Magdalen Street+44-8444993399
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Colchester
Thrifty
Locations in Colchester
Railtrack Compound+44 1206 799400
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Recent reviews
One traveller who hired a car in Colchester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 10.0

Car hire locations in or near Colchester

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£18/day

Good deal

£12/day

When to book a car hire in Colchester

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Top tips for renting a car in Colchester

  • Hire a car through KAYAK for your stay in Colchester and explore this charming Essex town without restriction. A hire car gives you the freedom and flexibility to discover the vast surrounding countryside or enjoy a day at the nearby coast, which can be reached in a 40–50-minute drive. You can even spend the day seeing all the sights of London from Colchester. It’s roughly 45 miles to Upminster underground station, where you can park up and take the tube or train into the city centre.
  • London Stansted Airport is approximately 40min away from Colchester and offers multiple car hire companies to choose from. The likes of Avis, SIXT, Europcar, Alamo and more are all on hand at Stansted’s Car Hire Village with a wide range of vehicles available to suit you. Follow the yellow signs marked ‘Car Hire Village’ to take the shuttle bus from the bus/coach station outside the main terminal. You’ll have your Colchester car hire and be on the road in no time.
  • Colchester is a small, historic town with many narrow and cobbled streets that may require extra attention when driving. There are also roads in the centre designated for pedestrians only. Adding a sat nav when you take out your car hire in Colchester will be useful in navigating your way around without accidentally turning the wrong way down a one-way street. If this happens, don’t worry. Drivers in Colchester are mostly calm and patient.
  • Being a popular place to live for those commuting in and out of London for work, traffic in Colchester can be busy during rush hour. It’s advisable to avoid the A12 both ways during peaks hours of 7:00–9:00 and 17:00–19:00. Outside of this period, roads are generally quiet with a slight rise in traffic on weekends. Rain is common and snow is possible in winter, which can be hazardous when driving up or down Colchester’s steep and winding streets – something to be mindful of when choosing your car hire in Colchester.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Colchester for £12 or less
  • Book your car hire in Colchester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Colchester are around 80% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Colchester

  • Some car hire companies in Colchester 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 Sixt

  • On average a hire car in Colchester costs £18 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Colchester is £4.93 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £59 and £79, depending on the car size.

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

  • 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 Colchester costs £8 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Colchester costs £19 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Colchester costs £9 per day, on average.

  • In Colchester, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Novotel London Stansted Hotel Round Coppice Road (29 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Colchester costs £124 per week (£18 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Colchester costs £533 per month (£18 per day).

  • A small economy vehicle is ideal for picking your way through the narrow streets of Colchester. For longer trips on the motorways, for example into London, a saloon may be more comfortable. If you plan on visiting the nearby national parks with the family in tow, a sturdy SUV will probably serve you best, especially in cold, wet weather.

  • In the centre of town, strict measures have been taken for the safety of pedestrians with the enforcement of a 20mph speed limit, which continues up towards North Station. The A12 around Colchester has a 70mph limit. Always remember to adjust your speed to the condition of the road and be mindful of cameras at intersections.

  • The average price of petrol in Colchester is around £1.19 per litre. Supermarket stations such as the Asda on Turner Rise tend to offer the most reasonable prices. There are petrol stations situated around Stansted Airport if you need to fill up before drop-off, but bear in mind that these will usually be more expensive.

  • Finding a parking space in Colchester is not too difficult. There are plenty of parking garages in the centre of town for long and short stays. St. John’s Multi-Storey Car Park is a great place to park and is just a short walk from all the sights. Expect to pay around £2.90 for 2h here. Parking is available at North Station, although it is a 20min walk to the centre of town and slightly more expensive at roughly £5 for 2h. Alternatively, you can take the 66 bus or grab a taxi, which usually costs between £5 and £6.