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Colchester car hires from £27/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Colchester with a pick-up date of 18/6 and drop-off date of 24/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Colchester

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Vauxhall Corsa car
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
£27/day
Nissan Versa Note car
Nissan Versa Note
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
£28/day
Toyota Aygo car
Toyota Aygo
or similar SMALL
2
2
2-3
M
£27/day
Mercedes-Benz E-Class car
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
M
£68/day
Nissan Juke car
Nissan Juke
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
M
£31/day
Nissan Qashqai car
Nissan Qashqai
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
£33/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Colchester

  • When driving your hire car in Colchester, be aware that there are several one-way streets in the city centre. To avoid getting lost or stuck at a dead end, it is a good idea to plan your route beforehand and use a GPS or navigation app. Additionally, be mindful of the speed limits and always obey the traffic rules, as there are many CCTV cameras in the area that monitor driver behaviour.
  • Colchester is surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastal areas that are worth exploring. You should consider hiring a car with good fuel efficiency to save money on petrol while enjoying the scenic drives. Before setting out, it is wise to check for any road closures or traffic updates, to avoid getting stuck in traffic or detours.
  • When booking cheap car hire in Colchester, it is important to consider additional insurance coverage for peace of mind. While most Colchester car hire companies offer basic insurance coverage, it is worth investing in additional insurance options like theft protection to avoid costly repair bills in case of accidents or theft. Additionally, ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of the hire agreement and any additional fees or charges.
  • 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 £25 or less
  • Book your car hire in Colchester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Colchester are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Colchester

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Colchester?

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Colchester?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Colchester?

    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.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Colchester?

    On average a car hire in Colchester costs £37 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Colchester?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£27/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car Hawkins Road CO2 8JX (2 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Colchester?

    The average price of fuel in Colchester is £5.59 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £67 and £89, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Colchester?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Colchester.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Europcar, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Avis and Virtuo.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include keddy by Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Dollar.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Routes Car & Truck Rentals and National.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Europcar, Sixt, Budget, Hertz, Avis, National and Dollar.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gatwick airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Europcar, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Avis and National.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Stansted airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Europcar, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Avis and National.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Colchester?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Colchester?

    An Economy car hire in Colchester costs £25 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Colchester?

    A Premium car hire in Colchester costs £32 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Colchester?

    A Mini car hire in Colchester costs £31 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Colchester?

    In Colchester, cars are most frequently hired at DRIVALIA Car Rental Village Coopers End Road (27 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Colchester cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Colchester costs £258 per week (£37 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Colchester cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Colchester costs £1,105 per month (£37 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Colchester?

    Most car hire providers in Colchester offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Colchester, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What should I keep an eye out for when using cheap car hire in Colchester?

    When driving in Colchester, it is important to be aware of other drivers, pedestrians as well as road conditions. Be aware of the speed limit and obey all traffic rules and regulations. Be mindful of cyclists, as there are many bike paths and lanes throughout the city. Be aware of any construction zones or roadworks, and watch for any road closures. Additionally, keep an eye out for any wildlife, as deer, foxes and other animals may be present.

  • What road trips can I take from Colchester?

    Head east and you will find yourself in the charming seaside towns of Felixstowe and Aldeburgh. Here, you can explore the quaint beachside shops, have a picnic on the beach or take a boat trip out to sea. Further east lies the town of Southwold, with its beautiful pier and sandy beach. Venturing further north, you can explore the beautiful landscapes of the Norfolk Broads, with its miles of waterways and stunning wildlife. Alternatively, head south to the city of London, taking in the sights of the capital and exploring its world-famous attractions. Head west and you will find yourself in the historic city of Cambridge.

Colchester car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

Very Good

1 review
Most popular

2 locations in Colchester

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Locations in Colchester

123 Gosbecks Rd

+44 1206 481784

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Hawkins Road

+44 1206 871571

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Colchester

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Unit 6 King Edward Quay

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Colchester

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3 Condor Way, Whitehall Industrial Est.

+44 371 384 5909

Opening times not available

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Sixt

7.2

Good

No reviews available

One location in Colchester

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26 Magdalen Street

+44-8444993399

Opening times not available

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Hertz

7.1

Good

No reviews available

One location in Colchester

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Unit 6 King Edward Quay

+44 120 670 0203

Opening times not available

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FLIZZR

7.4

Good

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One location in Colchester

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21 Magdalen St

+44 844 499 3399

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Free2Move

No score available yet

One location in Colchester

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Auto Way

+44 1206 844422

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Colchester

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3 Condor Way Whitehall Industrial Est.

+44 371 384 5909

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Thrifty

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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

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One traveller who hired a car in Colchester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car hire locations in or near Colchester

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£37/day

Good deal

£25/day

When to book a car hire in Colchester

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Car hire insurance in Colchester

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Colchester car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Colchester.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Colchester car hire.

Colchester car hire information

Pick-up locationColchester
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini
Hire locations8
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesEnterprise Rent-A-Car, Turo