Watford car hire

Watford car hire

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Watford, ENG, United Kingdom
26 Oct — 2 Nov
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Watford, ENG, United Kingdom
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Watford car hire information

Pick-up locationWatford
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, People carrier, Standard, Standard estate car
Hire locations17
Popular agenciesEuropcar, keddy by Europcar, Free2Move

Cheap car hire in Watford

Economy£27/day
Compact£32/day
Intermediate£38/day
Standard£43/day
People carrier£88/day
Mini£27/day
Intermediate SUV£41/day
Compact estate car£50/day
Intermediate estate car£58/day
Standard estate car£63/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Watford car hire reviews and directory

From £14/dayRated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Watford
Avis
Locations in Watford
  • 10
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From £33/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
7 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Watford
Enterprise
Locations in Watford
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
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9.2 Excellent25 Oct 2017
7 seater rentalI was collecyed promptly by a very friendly member of staff who ran through everything personally I felt very taken care of. The car was superb and fitted my needs perfectly.I wasn't aware of the extra charges for roadside assistance and this could have been explained more thoroughly. It would have been great to have been offered a drop off service after the rental too.
2.0 Mediocre10 Jul 2016
Total disappointmentNothingBooked online and confirmed. Arrived to pick up the car and was told the car was not available. It upset all our plans being a saturday.
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Sunnycars
3 locations in Watford
Sunnycars
Locations in Watford
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From £31/day
A Car Rental
1 location in Watford
A Car Rental
Locations in Watford
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From £30/day
Alamo
1 location in Watford
Alamo
Locations in Watford
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From £20/day
Budget
1 location in Watford
Budget
Locations in Watford
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From £24/day
Europcar
Most popular
1 location in Watford
Europcar
Locations in Watford
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From £26/day
Firefly
1 location in Watford
Firefly
Locations in Watford
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Free2Move
1 location in Watford
Free2Move
Locations in Watford
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From £19/day
Hertz
1 location in Watford
Hertz
Locations in Watford
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From £13/day
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
1 location in Watford
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Watford
Recent reviews
From £31/day
National
1 location in Watford
National
Locations in Watford
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Thrifty
1 location in Watford
Thrifty
Locations in Watford
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4 travellers who hired a car in Watford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car hire locations in or near Watford

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£18/day

Good deal

£12/day

When to book a car hire in Watford

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

Car hire excess insurance in Watford

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Watford car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Watford.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Watford car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Watford

  • With a car hire in Watford, you’re well on your way to exploring the charms of this market town and borough just north of London. Cassiobury Park and award-winning Oxhey Park are two of the attractions situated within 3 miles of Watford Junction Railway Station downtown, but with so many sights on offer you’re spoilt for choice. If you are into history, check out the medieval town of Aylesbury about 24 miles due west along the A41.
  • Making a reservation for your car hire in Watford at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) offers the advantage of choosing between providers who offer 24-hr pick up and return of your vehicle, which is a convenient advantage. Most of them also offer extras like additional mileage, child seats or additional drivers, which you might need according to your travel plans. You can find a range of hired car companies with offices at all terminals (2 to 5) and transport is provided for pick-up locations beyond walking distance.
  • Obtaining a sat nav can make the difference between getting lost and safely navigating your way around Watford town centre and destinations further afield. Jaywalking pedestrians are uncommon but it’s useful to know where cycling and bus lanes are located so you avoid accidents and avoidable fines whenever possible. In unfamiliar surroundings always err on the side of caution, especially when you’re out on the road at night and observe all posted speed limit signs.
  • An extensive network of primary roads, such as the M4, M25 and M40, and secondary roads, such as the A1, A41 and the A414, pass through and around this borough so traffic congestion during morning and evening rush hour periods should be expected in and out of the town. Vehicles along the M1 to and from London may complicate matters so a sat nav becomes instrumental for suggesting alternate routes to avoid bottlenecks and busy parts of the town.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Watford for £12 or less
  • Book your car hire in Watford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Watford are around 55% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Watford

  • Some car hire companies in Watford which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Avis and Budget

  • On average a hire car in Watford costs £18 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Free2Move (£23/day), keddy by Europcar (£30/day) and Europcar (£38/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Free2Move 37 Merton Rd, WD18 0WX (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Watford is £5.21 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £62 and £83, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Watford.

  • 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 Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Sixt, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Budget, National 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 Stansted airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, INTERRENT, Sixt, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Enterprise.

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

  • A Mini car hire in Watford costs £9 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Watford costs £10 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Watford costs £14 per day, on average.

  • In Watford, cars are most frequently hired at Easirent C/O Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Bath Road, Hayes (12 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Watford costs £123 per week (£18 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Watford costs £528 per month (£18 per day).

  • Compact cars are always popular vehicles for zipping around the town while intermediate SUVs or premium cars offer addition seating for your travel buddies or relatives. If you intend to spend long stretches of time on the road during your stay in Watford, fuel efficiency and comfort should be your main concern, especially on road trips in surrounding areas.

  • A 20mph speed limit is set within town limits to help protect the growing number of cyclists, areas with schools, and pedestrian traffic around Watford. Along the M1 and M25 main motorways as well as the A1 and A41 dual carriageways, you can safely accelerate up to 70mph. There are multiple single carriageways, such as the A4008 and the A4125, which crisscross the borough connecting with various districts around the county of Hertfordshire that allow speeds up to 60mph.

  • Filling up at a fuel station in Watford will set you back approx. £1.17 per litre for benzene and about £1.20 for a litre of diesel. Shell, Esso and Asda each operate a station along St. Alban’s Road while Tesco and Esso each have sites along the High Street. Prices may vary between outlets but if you’re looking for cheap petrol among the supermarket chains, check out Asda.

  • Watford Kings and Watford Palace are two huge public parking spots within a 10 minutes’ walk of the town centre where you can leave your Watford car hire for £2 per 2h stay. You may prefer the one at Church on Exchange Place, which allows for convenient payment by cash or card. There are also free parking sites at Kemp Place and South Oxhey, which are open all day, seven days a week, if you don’t mind taking the bus or metro to get there.