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Hemel Hempstead car hires from £31/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 Hemel Hempstead with a pick-up date of 28/5 and drop-off date of 4/6. 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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Hemel Hempstead car hire information

Pick-up locationHemel Hempstead
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Mini, People carrier
Hire locations5
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesEnterprise Rent-A-Car

Cheap car hire in Hemel Hempstead

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Economy£31/day
Compact£32/day
People carrier£70/day
Full-size SUV£66/day
Mini£31/day
Luxury£87/day
Compact SUV£39/day
Intermediate SUV£40/day
Luxury SUV£118/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Hemel Hempstead

  • If you want cheap car hire in Hemel Hempstead, you should consider an electric vehicle; they tend to cost less to recharge than a standard car does to fill with fuel. There are lots of car hire companies that offer electric vehicles, such as Enterprise on Cassio Road. You can charge your electric vehicle at one of the many charging stations too. Whilst most of these are pay per use, some of them are free.
  • When you get a hire car, it’s important you know the requirements of Hemel Hempstead car hire companies. You must be at least 21 years old, have had your licence for a year minimum and not have had any major driving offences. If you are under 25, you might need to pay a young person’s surcharge, as well as being limited in the type of vehicle you can hire, as age restrictions apply to luxury vehicles. Remember to bring a valid driver’s licence, photo ID and proof of address. You can pay for your vehicle using most major credit cards, and some companies allow debit cards.
  • You must avoid drink driving when in your Hemel Hempstead hire car, as it’s taken very seriously. If you are found to be over the legal limit of 0.08% blood alcohol content, you will be fined, banned and possibly imprisoned. Police offers carry breathalysers with them, so they can test you if they suspect you have been drinking.
  • Hemel Hempstead is a large, modern town situated just north of London in the county of Hertfordshire. A good network of primary and secondary roads criss-cross this area and with a car hire in Hemel Hempstead, you have the advantage of freely roaming around town and the convenience of visiting areas outside the reach of train networks. The towns of Stevenage (22 miles via the A1/A44) and Milton Keynes (32 miles via the M1) are two such destinations you can discover.
  • If you select London Luton Airport (LTN) as the place to pick up a hire car in Hemel Hempstead, you will be just 12 miles from the town centre and perfectly positioned for an immediate start to your explorations. Just outside the airport’s terminal entrance is a collection point for the free shuttle that will transport you the short distance to the Car Hire Centre where you can pick up a vehicle.
  • Hemel Hempstead has become a telecommunications and IT hub and has a thriving engineering sector owing to its excellent road connections with London, so you should expect traffic to be busy during the morning and evening rush hours. The M1 and A41 sandwich the town east and west and are prone to slowdowns outbound and inbound while the A414 (St. Albans Road) and B487 are streets to watch as they pass through the town centre. Moderate pedestrian and cycle traffic should also be anticipated so use caution near residential zones and in the centre of town.
  • Avoid streets around the Hemel Hempstead Industrial Estate during the morning hours from 07:00-09:00 and again between 18:00 and 20:30 when traffic will be heaviest. The Bennetts End district contains several schools which will cause traffic delays due to reduced speed limits during the morning rush hours and again during the afternoon 14:30-16:00 when they recess. You should also anticipate active traffic during the 13:00-15:00 period along roads through central locations.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Hemel Hempstead for £21 or less
  • Book your car hire in Hemel Hempstead at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Hemel Hempstead are around 6% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Hemel Hempstead

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Hemel Hempstead?

    Size offers no particular advantage when travelling along the roads in Hemel Hempstead. Determining the best car to choose therefore depends on the number of passengers along for the ride and how much you intend to spend. Larger vehicles offer a more comfortable ride but can present problems when it comes to on-street parking, while smaller compacts suffer no constraints.

  • What’s the speed limit in Hemel Hempstead?

    Travelling at speeds of 30mph along inner city streets is fine unless you are driving near certain restricted areas where reductions to about 20mph may be enforced. Along the A414 and the B487, speeds of 40mph are common along certain stretches where appropriate signs are posted. If you’re on the A41, between 50mph-60mph is acceptable, while the M1 allows for a top speed of 70mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Hemel Hempstead?

    Dacorum Borough Council administers a number of public car parks around Hemel Hempstead. Rates vary from location to location: at some the first hour is free, whereas at others, tariffs range from £0.40 to £1 for the first hour. Extended parking is available at all public parking garages and holders of Blue Badges park free at any time regardless of location or limit. On-street parking is available on selected streets with a maximum stay of 4h at a rate of around £0.50 for the first hour. Please note there is no free parking in Hemel Hempstead on Sundays or public holidays at public parking garages.

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

    On average a car hire in Hemel Hempstead costs £30 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Hemel Hempstead?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£31/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ncp Car Park, Hillfield Road HP2 4AB (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Hemel Hempstead?

    The average price of fuel in Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead?

    Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hemel Hempstead.

  • 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 Hemel Hempstead?

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Hemel Hempstead?

    A Standard car hire in Hemel Hempstead costs £55 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Hemel Hempstead?

    A Full Size car hire in Hemel Hempstead costs £97 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Hemel Hempstead?

    An Economy car hire in Hemel Hempstead costs £27 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Hemel Hempstead?

    In Hemel Hempstead, cars are most frequently hired at SURPRICE CAR RENTAL Unit 6 Sovereign Ct 633 Sipson Road (19 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in Hemel Hempstead costs £208 per week (£30 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Hemel Hempstead costs £892 per month (£30 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Hemel Hempstead?

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

  • What extras can I get with cheap car hire in Hemel Hempstead?

    When you hire a car in this town, you can enhance your experience by making use of the add-ons the agencies offer. If you’re travelling with children under the age of 12, you must legally have a child seat in the car. For those that are new to the area, a satellite navigation system is a good idea, as it helps you navigate your way through the streets. Additionally, if you plan to take a long journey, you can get an additional driver; this will reduce the time you spend behind the wheel.

  • What should I look out for when driving a hire car in this town?

    Hemel Hempstead is a busy town outside of London and has lots of cyclists going through it each day. You should, therefore, regularly check your mirrors to ensure you are aware of your surroundings. Most of the roads in this town are shared between bikes and cars, so you should be extra vigilant when coming up to a roundabout or a turn.

Hemel Hempstead car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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2 locations in Hemel Hempstead

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Ncp Car Park, Hillfield Road

+44 1442 211115

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

Ronsons Way

+44 1727 899123

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

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Free2Move

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329 St Albans Road

+44 1753 744844

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Two Waters Road

+44 1442 251212

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Thrifty

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6 Colonial Way

+44 1923 606662

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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St Albans England

+44 1727 811815

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Avalon Vehicle Rental

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Hall Road

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Europcar

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Unit 5 Maxted Close

+44 371 384 5916

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keddy by Europcar

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Unit 5 Maxted Close, Enterprise Way

+44 371 384 5916

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Elton Way

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Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

£30/day

Good deal

£21/day

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Car hire insurance in Hemel Hempstead

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead.

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 Hemel Hempstead car hire.