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Dartford car hires from £19/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 Dartford with a pick-up date of 25/6 and drop-off date of 2/7. 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 Dartford

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Economy£19/day
Compact£22/day
Intermediate£24/day
People carrier£69/day
Full-size SUV£65/day
Mini£19/day
Compact SUV£26/day
Intermediate SUV£27/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Dartford

  • Make sure you're ready to pay the necessary one-off fees if you plan on using the Dartford Crossing. Alternatively, if you plan on using your hire car in Dartford for a long time and expect to use the crossing regularly, you can pay to get a yearly pass. Remember to factor in that you will pay the fee both ways. An easy way to pay is online or with a Dart Charge account. You have until midnight the following day to pay. These charges generally only apply between 6 am and 10 pm; the crossing is free outside of those hours.
  • Winter tyres aren't mandatory, but they are recommended for people driving in Kent and Essex. Even without proper snowfall, the roads can become quite slushy or icy, so having winter tyres will make it much easier to maneuver, stop and slow down as necessary. It can also come in handy if you keep items such as anti-freeze, a shovel, an ice scraper and a flashlight in your car. Remember to clear any snow from the roof of your car before you start driving and be prepared to drive slower than normal to reach your destination.
  • Make the most out of cheap car hire in Dartford and use it to go day-tripping at one of the many popular nearby towns. The historic university town of Cambridge is a little over an hour’s drive from Dartford via the M11 and M25. This is almost half the time it takes by train. Driving also gives you more flexibility to stop along the way at attractions like Audley End House & Gardens and Imperial War Museum Duxford. Alternatively, immerse yourself in medieval history in Canterbury, just under an hour east of Dartford.
  • Dartford is known around the UK for being a connecting point for much of the South-East, which is why it makes an ideal location for arranging a hire vehicle. Whether you are planning on staying local, travelling on the famous Crossing, making your way into London (around 25 miles away), or taking a trip to the tranquil RSPB Rainham Marshes (around 7 miles away), car hire in Dartford is a great start to your trip.
  • Dartford is served by the nearby London City Airport, its own railway station, and the A282 motorway, meaning that your car hire in Dartford can easily integrate with the rest of your journey. From LCY airport, you can find car hire desks in the main Arrivals terminal. In Dartford itself, most hire car firms are located in or close to Temple Hill, the same neighbourhood as Dartford railway station, so you can be sure you’re in the right place with Dartford car hire.
  • Dartford is a residential town that sits close to some of the UK’s most important motorways. That’s why it’s important to always be alert when driving around the area, as it is easy to quickly transition from a dual carriageway to quieter streets with plenty of pedestrians. The town itself, however, is easy to get around and is preferred by commuters for this precise reason.
  • Due to the convenience of the nearby Dartford Crossing, this Kent town certainly receives a fair bit of traffic throughout the week. For that reason, try and plan your journeys outside of commuting hours (08:00–09:00, 16:00–18:00) and also expect a fair bit of congestion at weekends when plenty of families head out on day-trips. Sunny weekends create more traffic and snowy weather creates more difficult conditions, so be aware.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Dartford for £27 or less
  • Book your car hire in Dartford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Dartford are around 83% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Dartford

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

    The first question to ask is why are you staying in the area? If you are planning on staying local, a compact economy car is a great option, allowing you to navigate urban areas and park up with ease. If you are thinking of taking advantage of Dartford’s fantastic motorway links, then a more powerful car will be better suited to the job and also offer more comfort on longer journeys.

  • What’s the speed limit in Dartford?

    The centre of Dartford mostly implements a 30mph speed limit, although there are plenty of 20mph zones being introduced for quieter areas. Always drive responsibly and stay alert to your surroundings, particularly residential and school areas. It is also important to note that many motorways nearby use variable speed limits, so pay attention to road signs as these can be updated depending on current congestion.

  • Where are the best places to park in Dartford?

    Working with Kent County Council, Dartford Borough Council has provided a number of options for drivers to park up safely and affordably. You will be able to find a number of pay and display car parks and on-street bays, with information on how to pay for your parking being available at these sites. They also maintain the Civic Centre Car Park, which is open to the public and barrier-controlled for added security. Prices generally start from just £1 for 2h , and many car parks offer free parking on Sundays.

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

    On average a car hire in Dartford costs £38 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Dartford?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar (£19/day), keddy by Europcar (£26/day) and Hertz (£33/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar 117 Dartford Road DA1 3EN (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Dartford?

    The average price of fuel in Dartford is £5.53 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £66 and £88, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Dartford?

    Compact (Seat Leon or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Dartford.

  • 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, Hertz, Budget, Avis and Virtuo.

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

    Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Budget, 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, Hertz, Budget, 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, Hertz, Budget, 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, Hertz, Budget, Avis and National.

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

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

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

    A Compact car hire in Dartford costs £10 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Dartford costs £11 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Dartford costs £13 per day, on average.

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

    In Dartford, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION London Regatta Centre 1012 Dockside Road,london,,gb (8 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in Dartford costs £265 per week (£38 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Dartford costs £1,135 per month (£38 per day).

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

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

  • How does the Ultra Low Emission charge apply in Dartford?

    As of November 2022, the Ultra Low Emission Zone stops just shy of Dartford. If you use Dartford car hire to reach bordering towns like Bexely, you may need to pay a fee. Remember, this depends on the type of vehicle you're driving, so ask your car hire company if they can recommend a low-emission vehicle.

  • What electric vehicle charging stations are in Dartford?

    One way to avoid paying the ULEZ charge is to book an electric vehicle for cheap car hire in Dartford. There are roughly 20 charging stations throughout Dartford, with most located close to the town centre. Supermarkets and petrol stations are good places to check.

Dartford car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Dartford

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125 St Vincents Road

+44 1322 274010

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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Northend Road

+44 843 309 3020

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
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Friday08:30 - 17:30
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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very Good

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2 locations in Dartford

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117 Dartford Road

+44 371 384 5910

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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International Way

+44 371 384 9949

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Avis

7.5

Good

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7 Westgate House

+44 344 544 6054

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Budget

7.4

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7 Westgate House

+44 344 544 8701

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Hertz

7.1

Good

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North End Road

+44 843 309 3020

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Europcar

6.8

Okay

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One location in Dartford

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117 Dartford Road

+44 371 384 5910

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

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117 Dartford Road

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Free2Move

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10-48 London Road

+44 1322 524555

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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581-597 Princes Road

+44 1322 948280

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Dartford

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117 Dartford Road

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Northend Road

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Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

£38/day

Good deal

£27/day

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Car hire insurance in Dartford

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Dartford 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 Dartford.

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 Dartford car hire.