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Ipswich car hires from £17/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 Ipswich with a pick-up date of 5/7 and drop-off date of 19/7. 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 Ipswich

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Economy£17/day
Compact£20/day
Intermediate£21/day
People carrier£77/day
Full-size SUV£65/day
Mini£19/day
Compact SUV£22/day
Intermediate SUV£25/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Ipswich

  • If you would like to explore the surrounding area after picking up your Ipswich car hire, then we recommend that you visit the market town of Norwich. You can find plenty of places to shop and explore and it is only 44 miles from Ipswich. Another option is to visit the ancient university city of Cambridge, which is 54 miles away and boasts some fantastic architecture and urban parks. If you would like to visit the local countryside, then we recommend the Suffolk Coast and Heath Area of Natural Beauty, which is only 16 miles away from Ipswich. It is full of estuaries, marshland, and woods to explore, as well as the opportunity to go camping, fishing, hiking or more.
  • If you would like some help with navigation when driving your cheap car hire in Ipswich, then we suggest asking for a vehicle with a GPS, or navigation tool included. This will make your experience easier when getting from A to B. You may also be interested in sharing the driving responsibilities and you can add an extra driver to the package. If you plan on travelling with children, then you can ask the car hire company to install a child seat to keep your little ones well protected.
  • When collecting your cheap car hire in Ipswich, you will need to pay with a credit card, and you will need to present a valid driving licence that has been held for at least 12 months. The minimum age for hiring a car can vary but the minimum tends to be around 20 years old, and drivers under the age of 25 are usually charged a surcharge due to the increase in insurance costs. You may also have a restriction to some of the higher-level vehicles, such as luxury cars, SUVS, or 4x4 cars.
  • When visiting England’s rugged east coast, enjoy your stay to the fullest with car hire in Ipswich. See everything that this coastal town has to offer with your own vehicle that can take you from the famous café-lined waterfront to the picturesque greenery to be found around Suffolk. Having your own vehicle means you can even visit sites of interests nearby, such as Christchurch Mansion, or further afield, such as the Ipswich Transport Museum.
  • Ipswich is dominated by the majestic River Orwell, and you can find car hire locations on both sides of the water. For those coming by plane, the nearest airports are Southend SEN (39 miles away) and London Stansted STN (40 miles away), meaning you can get from Arrivals to Ipswich in just over an hour. Picking up and dropping off in the area is as easy as can be, and the handy location puts you close to the A14 road for journeys further afield around the UK.
  • In many ways, Ipswich is an ideal city for hire car drivers, as it is big enough to offer plenty of sites to see, while small and quiet enough to offer nice open roads for smooth and stress-free journeys. Driving alongside the marina is particularly enjoyable, but be aware that Ipswich’s city centre is implementing a number of one-way systems to help ease congestion, particularly during the week. Always remain alert to the growing community of avid cyclists that can be found around Ipswich as well.
  • The city centre suffers with congestion during commuting times, so be sure to only drive during rush hour (8:00–10:00 and 17:00–19:00) when it’s absolutely necessary. Also, as a coastal town, Ipswich suffers from extreme weather, including strong winds and heavy rain during the colder months. These should all be taken into account when planning your car hire in Ipswich.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Ipswich for £35 or less
  • Book your car hire in Ipswich at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Ipswich are around 76% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Ipswich

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

    The choice is truly yours with the huge variety of vehicles available from car hire companies in Ipswich. Economy vehicles are a popular choice for Ipswich car hire, offering an easy and cost-effective way of getting around the coast, however you may want something different depending on your needs. If travelling as part of a large group, perhaps a people carrier would be better suited, while business trips may call for premium vehicles instead.

  • What’s the speed limit in Ipswich?

    An increasing amount of urban areas and streets in residential villages are introducing 20mph speed limits, so be careful when heading into the more quiet areas with your Ipswich car hire. The area’s A-class and B-class roads generally follow national guidance on speed limits, so no surprises there, but be careful when travelling on the larger roads such as the nearby A14, which has been known for having both fixed and mobile speed cameras in use.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ipswich?

    As well as offering plenty of on-street parking, you can find car parks in Ipswich city centre for both short-term and long-term stays. These include Crown car park, which is the largest in the city and offers 536 spaces. Prices start at £1 and you pay for each hour you stay, with even cheaper rates offered during off-peak hours such as after 14:00 and after 20:00. Ipswich Borough Council is also introducing a number of cashless parking stations, meaning you can simply park up and pay via your smartphone to make things even easier when you want to find a spot for your vehicle.

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

    On average a car hire in Ipswich costs £44 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Ipswich?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar (£17/day), keddy by Europcar (£20/day) and Hertz (£34/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar 538 Woodbridge Road IP4 4PN (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Ipswich?

    The average price of fuel in Ipswich 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 Ipswich?

    Compact (Toyota Auris or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ipswich.

  • 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 Ipswich?

    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 Ipswich?

    A Compact car hire in Ipswich costs £20 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Ipswich costs £38 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Ipswich costs £90 per day, on average.

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

    In Ipswich, cars are most frequently hired at keddy by Europcar 538 Woodbridge Rd (1 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in Ipswich costs £311 per week (£44 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Ipswich costs £1,334 per month (£44 per day).

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

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

  • What are the requirements for driving with children in Ipswich?

    When travelling with children, you will need to request or fit a child seat until the child reaches the age of 12, or a height of 135 cm tall, whichever one comes first. Child seats must face the rear of the vehicle until the child has reached an age of 15 months old, then you can switch the seat to forward facing. You should make sure that the child seat is EU approved and has an E and R129 label. You can ask for a child seat from the car hire company in advance.

  • What are the driving laws in Ipswich?

    The driving laws in Ipswich follow the general rules of the road for the United Kingdom. The alcohol blood limit is set at 80 mg, and the speed limits vary, but are generally set at 30 mph in urban areas, 60 mph in rural areas, and 70 mph on the motorways. You can only use your phone if it is set to hands-free mode and all passengers and the driver must wear their seatbelt at all times.

Ipswich car hire reviews and directory

Europcar

2.0

Cleanliness

6.0

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4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Ipswich

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538 Woodbridge Road

+44 371 384 1065

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2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

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30 hours to do a 15 minute tire fix caused a two day loss of use. I asked for a change in return location. 14 day to decide. Neve rent from Europar.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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549A Wherstead Road

+44 147 376 0262

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

8.7

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538 Woodbridge Rd

+44 371 384 1065

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2

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2 Cavendish Street

+44 1473 212358

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Felixstowe Road

+44 1473 948394

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Whitehouse Ind Estate

+44 147 321 2358

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Avis

7.5

Good

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Unit 2B, Ipswich Trade Centre

+44 344 544 6067

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00

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Budget

7.4

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Unit 2b Ipswich Trade Centre

+44 344 544 7695

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Sixt

7.2

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Unit 10, Boss Hall Road

+44-8444993399

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Hertz

7.1

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21 Olympus Close

+44 1473 760262

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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549 A Wherstead Road

+44 147 376 0262

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

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538 Woodbridge Road,Ipswich

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Free2Move

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2 Augusta Close The Havens

+44 844 334 9173

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Ransomes Europark

+44 1473 242242

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00

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Sunnycars

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21 Olympus Close, Olympus Court

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538 Woodbridge Road

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One traveller who hired a car in Ipswich gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car hire locations in or near Ipswich

Good to know

Most popular agency

keddy by Europcar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

£44/day

Good deal

£35/day

When to book a car hire in Ipswich

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Car hire insurance in Ipswich

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Ipswich 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 Ipswich.

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 Ipswich car hire.