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Watford 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 Watford 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 Watford

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Vauxhall Corsa car
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
£19/day
Ford Focus car
Ford Focus
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
£22/day
Kia XCeed car
Kia XCeed
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
M
£24/day
Ford Galaxy car
Ford Galaxy
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
M
£69/day
Volvo XC60 car
Volvo XC60
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
M
£58/day
Citroen C1 car
Citroen C1
or similar SMALL
2
2
2-3
M
£19/day
Vauxhall Crossland car
Vauxhall Crossland
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
M
£25/day
Nissan Qashqai car
Nissan Qashqai
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
£27/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Watford

  • Whilst Watford does have a good public transport system, it may not be the most convenient way to explore the area, particularly if you're travelling with a group or have specific sights to see. By hiring a cheap car hire in Watford, you'll have the freedom to explore the area at your own pace, without having to rely on public transport timetables. When choosing your cheap car hire in Watford, it's important to consider the size of your vehicle. If you're planning on exploring the city centre and its narrow streets, a smaller car would be more suitable.
  • A favourite tourist attraction for visitors to Watford is a visit to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, just 13mins away. Conveniently, there are several car hire companies located nearby, including Enterprise, Hertz and Europcar. Alternatively, if you're planning on exploring Watford's town centre, there are also several car hire companies located in the area, including Avis and Sixt. Make sure to book your car hire in Watford in advance. This is particularly important during peak seasons when demand is high and availability is limited. By booking ahead, you'll not only have peace of mind knowing that you have a car waiting for you, but you'll also be able to secure a better price for your hire car.
  • Before securing your Watford car hire, it's important to familiarise yourself with the local driving laws and regulations. You'll be driving on the left-hand side of the road, and speed limits are in miles per hour (mph). If you're visiting from outside of the UK, you may need to obtain an International Driving Permit. Knowing these rules and regulations beforehand can help ensure a safe and stress-free driving experience.
  • 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 £24 or less
  • Book your car hire in Watford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Watford are around 79% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Watford

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

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Watford?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Watford?

    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.

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

    On average a car hire in Watford costs £34 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Watford?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar (£19/day), keddy by Europcar (£25/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£30/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar 247 Lower High Street WD17 2HN (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Watford?

    The average price of fuel in Watford 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 Watford?

    Compact (Volvo V40 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Watford.

  • 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 Watford?

    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 Watford?

    A Compact car hire in Watford costs £16 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Watford costs £20 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Luxury car hire cost in Watford?

    A Luxury car hire in Watford costs £23 per day, on average.

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

    In Watford, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION London Regatta Centre, Dockside Road - In Terminal (21 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in Watford costs £241 per week (£34 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Watford costs £1,034 per month (£34 per day).

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

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

  • Are there age restrictions on car hire in Watford?

    Typically, you can secure a Watford car hire from as young as 21 years old, depending on the car hire company. If you're under the age of 25, some car hire companies in Watford apply additional fees or restrictions to your booking. These restrictions include a higher insurance excess, limited vehicle selection or even being denied hire altogether.

  • What should I know about car hire in Watford?

    Book your car hire in advance to save money and ensure availability. Booking early allows you to compare prices and choose the most suitable car for your needs. Also, you'll get better deals when booking online at KAYAK than at the rental desk. Opt for a car with a GPS to navigate around Watford easily. It's essential to plan your route before driving, especially if you're visiting popular attractions like Warner Bros Studio or Cassiobury Park.

Watford car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2

Very Good

3 reviews
Most popular

2 locations in Watford

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Locations in Watford

12-14 Greenhill Crescent

+44 1923 251076

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

80 Cassio Road

+44 1923 800300

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00

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9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I 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.

Cons:

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 Poor

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Booked 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.

1 out of 1

Avis

7.5

One location in Watford

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Locations in Watford

201 The Harlequinn

+44 344 544 9057

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Watford

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Elton Way

+44 192 325 3169

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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National

8.8

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Watford

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1923 800300

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Watford

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247 Lower High Street

+44 371 384 5970

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Budget

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Watford

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Intu Mall Harlequin Centre

+44 344 544 9056

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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Europcar

7.1

Good

No reviews available

One location in Watford

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247 Lower High Street

+44 371 384 5970

Opening times not available

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Hertz

7.1

Good

No reviews available

One location in Watford

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Hilton Watford,elton Way

+44 1923 253169

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Watford

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247 Lower High Street

+44 371 384 5970

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Watford

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247 Lower High Street

Opening times not available

Elton Way

Opening times not available

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A Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Watford

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3 Otterspool Way, Watford

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Free2Move

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One location in Watford

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329 St Albans Road

+44 1753 744844

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Watford

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Europcar Internet Aldenham Road

+44 870 607 5000

Opening times not available

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Thrifty

No score available yet

One location in Watford

Locations in Watford

6 Colonial Way

+44 1923 606662

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30
Saturday08:30 - 18:30

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4 travellers who hired a car in Watford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car hire locations in or near Watford

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

£34/day

Good deal

£24/day

When to book a car hire in Watford

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Car hire insurance in Watford

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Watford 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 Watford.

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 Watford car hire.