Dover car hire

Dover car hire

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Dover, ENG, United Kingdom
9 Aug — 16 Aug
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Dover, ENG, United Kingdom
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Dover car hire information

Pick-up locationDover
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Standard
Hire locations10
Popular agenciesEuropcar, keddy by Europcar, Enterprise

Cheap car hire in Dover

£35/dayEconomy
£45/dayCompact
£49/dayIntermediate
£55/dayStandard
£97/dayPeople carrier
£34/dayMini
£94/dayPremium
£106/dayLuxury
£54/dayIntermediate SUV
£64/dayCompact estate car
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Dover car hire reviews and directory

Sunnycars
Best rated
2 locations in Dover
Sunnycars
Locations in Dover
116 Snargate Street
173-177 Snargate Street
Recent reviews
From £24/day
Budget
1 location in Dover
Budget
Locations in Dover
Eastern Docks+44 344 544 3948
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Recent reviews
Enterprise
1 location in Dover
Enterprise
Locations in Dover
Townwall Street+44 1304 242526
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Recent reviews
From £17/day
Europcar
Most popular
1 location in Dover
Europcar
Locations in Dover
116 Snargate Street+44 371 384 3490
Recent reviews
From £13/day
Firefly
Cheapest deal
1 location in Dover
Firefly
Locations in Dover
173-177 Snargate Street+44 843 309 3023
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Recent reviews
From £21/day
Hertz
1 location in Dover
Hertz
Locations in Dover
173-177 Snargate Street+44 843 309 3023
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:30 - 12:30
Recent reviews
From £13/day
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Dover
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Dover
116 Snargate Street+44 371 384 3490
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Recent reviews

Car hire locations in or near Dover

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£24/day

Good deal

£17/day

When to book a car hire in Dover

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

Top tips for renting a car in Dover

  • Car hire in Dover will allow you to take full advantage of all the tourist attractions in the coastal region of Kent, including the famous White Cliffs, with their seemingly endless view over the English Channel from South Foreland Lighthouse. You’ll also be able to drive out to Castle Hill where Dover Castle stands, built in the 12th century. Drive 4 miles out from Dover to St. Margaret’s Bay to enjoy 6 acres of sustainable landscaped gardens in Pines Garden.
  • You’ll land at Southend Airport if you’re flying to Dover, and you’ll immediately appreciate the freedom of a hire car, as it’s just over a 40-mile drive from there to the town itself. The airport has a dedicated car hire centre inside the terminal, on the landside, next to where the coffee shops are. To collect your car you won’t need to take a shuttle bus, as you can simply walk a couple of minutes to the airport’s on-site parking area.
  • The main thing to take into account with Dover car hire is that it’s one of Europe’s busiest ports, so there is a lot of traffic that supports this ecosystem, whether it be commuters who work there or cargo being transported. This leads to a variety of different vehicles going at different speeds on the roads, with lorries being plentiful among them. The town is also a tourist attraction in itself, with thousands of people coming to see its iconic cliffs.
  • Expect a proper rush hour in Dover every morning and evening due to all the port activity. This can last from around 07:30 till 09:00 in the morning and usually starts from around 16:00, peaking at 17:00 in the afternoon. The M2 is the major road that links Dover with London, so that obviously gets very busy. The same can be said for the A20, especially where it meets the A2 from Canterbury. The recommended alternative routes are the A258, the A256 or the B2011. Also try to avoid the Whitfield roundabout during rush hours.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Dover for £17 or less
  • Book your car hire in Dover at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Dover are around 55% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Dover

  • Some car hire companies in Dover 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 Avis

  • On average a hire car in Dover costs £24 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£32/day), Enterprise (£42/day) and Europcar (£56/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 116 Snargate Street CT179DA (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Dover is £5.06 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £61 and £81, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Dover.

  • 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 Dover costs £23 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Dover costs £29 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Dover costs £29 per day, on average.

  • In Dover, cars are most frequently hired at Firefly 173-177 Snargate Street (1 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Dover costs £168 per week (£24 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Dover costs £718 per month (£24 per day).

  • The type of car hire in Dover to choose will be dictated by the amount of traffic in the area where you’re intending to stay. If you prefer to be in the centre of town, then a city car or a compact saloon or saloon are the obvious choices, along with a smallish MPV. Once you’re driving on the B roads around the countryside your choices open up: you could get a larger SUV or 4x4, or treat yourself to a luxury or sports model.

  • Speed limits in Dover vary quite extensively depending on the traffic and pedestrian density in the different parts of the town. There are zones here: in the city centre and built-up areas it’s generally 30mph, with some roads marked as 20mph zones. On the more outlying roads you can go up to 40mph, while the larger carriageways that flow in and out of the city have a limit of 50mph.

  • On average, petrol will cost you around £1.23 per litre in the Dover area. Being such a busy port you’ll never struggle to find a convenient petrol station, but it’s worth finding ones that are more economical. Try the Shell on Guston Road or the Tesco Extra on Honeywood Road. The local Pace petrol station is Holt Street is often a good bet too. BP covers many areas too, with the pick of them being the ones in Limekiln Street and Folkestone Road.

  • The council provides free parking all over Dover. Main car parks include the two at Kearsney Abbey, and St Martin’s Battery. However you’ll have to take public transport from the adjacent bus stops, as these are around an hour’s walk from the centre of town. You can expect to pay around £2.60 for 2h at car parks like the one on Maison Dieu Road (a 3-minute walk to the town centre) and Ladywell, 5min away.