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Croydon car hires from £23/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 Croydon with a pick-up date of 28/5 and drop-off date of 11/6. 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 Croydon

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Economy£23/day
Compact£23/day
Intermediate£28/day
Mini£23/day
Compact SUV£26/day
Intermediate SUV£28/day
Supplier choice£31/day
Compact estate car£49/day
Standard estate car£65/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Croydon

  • There are good locations where you can book a cheap car hire in Croydon other than one of the area airports. If you’re entering the town via rail at West Croydon Station, for example, a handful of providers such as FLIZZR, Budget and SIXT have offices near Vue Cinema Croydon. Travellers alighting at Waddon Railway Station can pick up a vehicle from the Enterprise or Thrifty offices located nearby, while anyone with accommodations close to Roundshaw can locate Hertz, Europcar and Firefly and offices near the Oxygen Croydon recreation centre.
  • Foreign visitors to the town should know the minimum age for a Croydon car hire is 21 and several of the big providers like Hertz and SIXT generally charge extra fees to drivers below 25 years of age and sometimes on those over 70. Due to Croydon’s size, international drivers may also find it helpful to request a sat-nav system to find the best routes on your travels and adding child seats is a great option when you’re travelling with young children. You should drive on the right-hand side of the road and only use a hands-free device with your mobile phone. Keep a watchful eye for pedestrians and pay attention to road signs as at all times.
  • Local UK motorists must produce their DVLA code or recent report along with a valid driver’s licence and proof of address and insurance to obtain the keys for a cheap car hire in Croydon. Non-EU customers must have their passport and return ticket, as well as an unexpired domestic licence, and should carry an International Driving Permit to qualify. In all cases you must present the same credit card used to make the online booking and it should bear the name of the primary driver.
  • Car hire in Croydon is the way to go if you don’t want to be reliant on public transport in this outer London borough. You’ll also be able to use it to get to some of the most prominent tourist attractions in the area, such as Crystal Palace Museum, just over 3 miles away from central Croydon. Bear in mind that you’ll still be in a very busy urban area, which is another thing that makes Croydon car hire a good idea – you don’t want to be tied to the schedules of crowded trams and buses. With a car, you’re free to explore other attractions like Bethlem Museum of the Mind or the South London Botanical Institute, about 2.5 and 5 miles away respectively.
  • There are two London airports near Croydon, the closest of which is London Gatwick, about 10 miles away. The other option is London City Airport, about 16 miles distant. You’ll find car hire choices are plentiful at both airports, with a wide selection of car hire companies that you can book through KAYAK, including all major brands like Hertz, Avis and Europcar. Their parking areas are spread around the airports, and some have kiosks within the Arrivals terminal areas. Gatwick Airport provides free shuttles between these areas, so if you arrive at Gatwick North Terminal, you can catch a shuttle to the South Terminal very easily. At London City Airport, all the car hire kiosks are in the main terminal.
  • While Croydon is pretty far south of London, it’s worth being forewarned that the traffic can become very congested. You should pay particular attention to the trams in the town, as they are the main form of public transport – avoid driving on what seem like temptingly open roads, as these are actually tram lines. Be careful not to drive in the numerous bus lanes either. Also exercise caution at Lombard roundabout, as its constant traffic stream and many exits require concentration.
  • Although this London satellite town is a gateway to rural Surrey, it can certainly hold its own when it comes to big-city traffic congestion. The rush hours are at standard times, but worst around 08:00 and 17:00. You should specifically avoid Fiveways junction at rush hour, as locals know well that the traffic can often scarcely move here at these times. In the mornings, try to avoid Brighton Road – it can add up to an hour to your travel time otherwise. Remembering these few things will make car hire in Croydon a more pleasant and efficient experience.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Croydon for £27 or less
  • Book your car hire in Croydon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Croydon are around 102% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Croydon

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

    If you’re intending to spend most of your stay in Croydon itself, we recommend you tailor your hire car selection towards the smaller, more practical models. Fortunately, you can book a wide variety of economy and compact cars. This will not only pay off in time-saving, but will also help prevent you wasting too much petrol in Croydon’s traffic. If you’re intending to stay to the south of Croydon where the city blends into more rural areas, you could hire an MPV, 4x4 or larger sedan.

  • What’s the speed limit in Croydon?

    Speed limits in Croydon can be confusing to visitors, as they vary often and change quickly. Make sure you keep a close eye out for speed limit signs. In most areas the speed limit is 30mph, but on many roads it is reduced to 20mph. Be wary of the numerous speed cameras too.

  • Where are the best places to park in Croydon?

    It’s best to avoid parking anywhere in the centre of Croydon, as parking tariffs can be steep. You can expect to pay just over £13 for anything between 4 and 24h. You can get cheaper rates early in the morning, but due to the congestion this can sometimes be difficult. Instead, take advantage of the 30-minute free parking on London Road or in the area stretching from West Croydon Station to where Sumner Road begins.

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

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

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Croydon?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£23/day) and Europcar (£38/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 47 Imperial Way CR04RR (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Croydon?

    The average price of fuel in Croydon is £5.56 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 Croydon?

    Intermediate (Renault Grand Scénic or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Croydon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Dollar and National.

  • 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, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Avis, keddy by Europcar and Dollar.

  • 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, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Avis, keddy by Europcar and Dollar.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Croydon?

    An Intermediate car hire in Croydon costs £96 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Croydon?

    A Standard car hire in Croydon costs £21 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Croydon?

    A Compact car hire in Croydon costs £22 per day, on average.

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

    In Croydon, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Novotel London Stansted Hotel Round Coppice Road (38 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in Croydon costs £259 per week (£37 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Croydon costs £1,109 per month (£37 per day).

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

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

  • How can I improve my Croydon car hire experience?

    If you’re frequently in the Croydon area for work and use a favourite provider, join a membership program and take advantage of discounts, upgrades and free miles. It’s also recommended you verify whether out-of-hours pick-up or 24hr return service is available and note the operating hours at your location to avoid late charges.

  • Name an exciting road trip I can take from Croydon

    The road trip from Croydon to Folkestone covers about 70 miles and is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle around town and enjoy some fresh air on the coast. Take A232 and M25 to get on the M20 then follow it past Aylesford, then historic Leeds Castle, and enjoy the beauty of Kent Downs AONB on final approach.

Croydon car hire reviews and directory

Sixt

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Croydon

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Unit 34, Factory Lane

+44 20 7018 8246

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Nicholas was excellent to work with

1 out of 1

Europcar

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Croydon

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47 Imperial Way

+44 371 384 3489

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George Street

+44 371 384 3489

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6.0 Okay

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Car had pre-existing damage and was due a service. The model ( Vauxhall Crossland) delivered a poor driving experience, particularly with harsh clutch and road noise. We were very much left with the impression that as a one way rental this car was nearing the end of its hire car life and heading for auction. Staff at pick up and return were courteous and friendly .

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Croydon

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101 Waddon Way

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keddy by Europcar

8.5

Very Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

3 locations in Croydon

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47 Imperial Way

+44 871 384 3489

Monday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Thursday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Friday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:0013:30 - 23:59
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George Street

+44 371 384 3489

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George Street

+44 371 384 3489

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

Very Good

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One location in Croydon

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Cooper Bmw Croydon-bmw Only

+44 208 253 0065

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Budget

7.5

Good

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One location in Croydon

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2 Ampere Way

+44 344 544 3896

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Hertz

6.9

Okay

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Hilton Hotel, 101 Waddon Way

+44 203 475 3494

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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FLIZZR

7.4

Good

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One location in Croydon

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Unit 34, Factory Lane

+44 207 018 8246

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Croydon

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11 Stafford Rd

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47 Imperial Way

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Free2Move

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One location in Croydon

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15-21 Progress Way

+44 20 8355 8009

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00

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Shouqi

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George Street

+44 371 384 3489

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Thrifty

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Unit 8a, Stafford Cross Tradin

+44 20 8686 9300

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30

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2 travellers who hired a car in Croydon gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car hire locations in or near Croydon

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£37/day

Good deal

£27/day

When to book a car hire in Croydon

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Car hire insurance in Croydon

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Croydon 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 Croydon.

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 Croydon car hire.