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Colchester car rental information

Pick-up locationColchester
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Rental locations8
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Top tips for renting a car in Colchester

  • Hire a car through KAYAK for your stay in Colchester and explore this charming Essex town without restriction. A hire car gives you the freedom and flexibility to discover the vast surrounding countryside or enjoy a day at the nearby coast, which can be reached in a 40–50-minute drive. You can even spend the day seeing all the sights of London from Colchester. It’s roughly 45 miles to Upminster underground station, where you can park up and take the tube or train into the city centre.
  • London Stansted Airport is approximately 40min away from Colchester and offers multiple car hire companies to choose from. The likes of Avis, SIXT, Europcar, Alamo and more are all on hand at Stansted’s Car Hire Village with a wide range of vehicles available to suit you. Follow the yellow signs marked ‘Car Hire Village’ to take the shuttle bus from the bus/coach station outside the main terminal. You’ll have your Colchester car hire and be on the road in no time.
  • Colchester is a small, historic town with many narrow and cobbled streets that may require extra attention when driving. There are also roads in the centre designated for pedestrians only. Adding a sat nav when you take out your car hire in Colchester will be useful in navigating your way around without accidentally turning the wrong way down a one-way street. If this happens, don’t worry. Drivers in Colchester are mostly calm and patient.
  • Being a popular place to live for those commuting in and out of London for work, traffic in Colchester can be busy during rush hour. It’s advisable to avoid the A12 both ways during peaks hours of 7:00–9:00 and 17:00–19:00. Outside of this period, roads are generally quiet with a slight rise in traffic on weekends. Rain is common and snow is possible in winter, which can be hazardous when driving up or down Colchester’s steep and winding streets – something to be mindful of when choosing your car hire in Colchester.
  • Book your rental car in Colchester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Colchester are around 18% cheaper than other car types, on average

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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2 locations in Colchester

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Hawkins Road

+44 1206 871571

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Northern Road

+44 1787 736267

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Free2Move

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5 Church Road

+44 1621 817781

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Auto Way

+44 1206 844422

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Firefly

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One location in Colchester

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Unit 6 King Edward Quay

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FLIZZR

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21 Magdalen St

+44 844 499 3399

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Hertz

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Unit 6 King Edward Quay

+44 120 670 0203

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keddy by Europcar

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3 Condor Way, Whitehall Industrial Est.

+44 371 384 5909

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Sixt

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26 Magdalen Street

+44-8444993399

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Thrifty

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Railtrack Compound

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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