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Gloucester car rental information

Pick-up locationGloucester
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Rental locations15
Airport locations3

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Gloucester

  • There are several roadways that demand extra caution when driving cheap car rentals in Gloucester. For example, A38 is a major road that runs through Gloucester city, connecting it to nearby towns and cities. It can be quite busy, especially during rush hour, so drivers should be extra cautious and aware of their surroundings. A417 is another major road that runs through the outskirts of Gloucester. It can be quite narrow in places, making it difficult for large vehicles to pass each other safely.  B4063 runs through the center of Gloucester and can be quite busy with traffic and pedestrians. Drivers should be extra cautious when navigating this road, especially when approaching intersections or roundabouts.
  • To book cheap car rentals in Gloucester, you will typically need to be at least 21 years old, although some rental companies may set a higher minimum age or charge a young driver fee for drivers under 25 years old. You will also need to present a valid driver's license, usually held for at least 1 or 2 years, depending on the rental company's policy. If the driver's license is not in English, an International Driving Permit (IDP) may also be required. A credit card in the name of the main driver is usually required for the rental car deposit and any additional charges. It is always advisable to check with the specific rental company for their requirements and policies, as they may vary.
  • Child car safety rules in Gloucester require children under 3 years old to use a rear-facing child car seat. In addition, children 3 years old or older and up to 4'9'' tall must use a child car seat that is suitable for their height and weight. Children over 4'9'' and 12 years old may use a seat belt in Gloucester car rentals, although it is still recommended to use a booster seat if they are under 4'9''. The child car seat must be properly installed and fastened in the vehicle according to the manufacturer's instructions.  It is illegal to use a rear-facing child car seat in a front seat with an active airbag.
  • Take in this cathedral city in the best way possible, with a car hire in Gloucester. Enjoy the flexibility and freedom that car hire gives you, so you can visit the top tourist sites at your leisure. Not only does car hire in Gloucester give you a great chance to see this charming city itself, but you can also explore popular sites outside of the city too, such as the picturesque Cotswolds. Be at one with nature and take a 20-minute drive to Crickley Hill Country Park, which is much faster and more convenient than alternative transport methods like the bus.
  • Around a one hour drive, or 60 miles, from Gloucester is one of the largest airports in England, Birmingham Airport (BHX). At this airport you’ll find a large selection of vehicles that you can hire from numerous rental companies. Well known rental companies, such as SIXT and Europcar, are easy to find inside the airport, as they are located in the Arrivals Hall. All you need to do is follow the signs to the car hire desks within the Arrivals Hall, which is inside the main terminal building.
  • Gloucester is a cathedral city in the south-west of England and is relatively simple to drive around, especially if you have the added benefit of a sat nav in your Gloucester hire car. An extremely popular city with tourists, you’ll find it will get very busy in the town centre, especially around Gloucester Cathedral, where it’s important to stay alert to pedestrians crossing the road without warning. Gloucester is also a cycle-friendly city, so there are often several cyclists on the roads. So, be sure to keep an eye-out for cyclists within your immediate vicinity and to give them a wide berth when overtaking.
  • A relatively peaceful part of the UK, Gloucester still has its busy moments on the road. Due to lots of locals commuting to work in Bristol, rush hour (between 8:00 and 9:00 and 17:00 to 18:00) can lead to the roads getting very busy. During these busier periods, it will take longer to get to your destination. Corinium Avenue can get particularly busy, as it connects Gloucester to the M5, which goes towards Bristol. Due to the popular tourist attractions, such as the cathedral and the nearby Cotswolds, you can expect an influx of people over the weekend, which makes driving and parking in the city harder than during quieter periods.
  • Book your rental car in Gloucester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Gloucester are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Gloucester

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

    For Gloucester itself, a smaller car is beneficial to help navigate the compact roads of the city centre. However, if you are exploring further afield into the Cotswolds, then a 4x4 or a larger car will be more suitable.

  • What’s the speed limit in Gloucester?

    Gloucester has many residential zones that have a speed limit of 20mph. Other parts of the city centre are 30mph, so always keep an eye out for signs that tell you the speed limit. Roads such as Corinium Avenue have a speed limit of 50mph before you get to the M5, which has a national speed limit of 70mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Gloucester?

    Starting from around £2.50 for 2h, you can park at Gloucester Quays Car Park. The price goes up incrementally to about £12 for 24h. The car park is located close to the city centre, near to Gloucester War Memorial. There are also many other car parks you can park in, like Westgate Street Car Park, which starts from about £1.10 per hour. These can be booked online on the Gloucester City Council website before your arrival at your destination.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Gloucester?

    Based on our information, car rental agencies in Gloucester only have manual transmission cars.

  • How much is gas price in Gloucester?

    The average gas price in Gloucester is C$ 9.66 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 116 and C$ 155, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Gloucester?

    Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Gloucester.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Gloucester?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Gloucester?

    A Mini car rental in Gloucester costs C$ 54 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Gloucester?

    An Economy car rental in Gloucester costs C$ 82 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Gloucester?

    A Compact car rental in Gloucester costs C$ 130 per day, on average.

  • Are there toll roads in Gloucester?

    Yes, there are toll roads in Gloucester, England. The main toll road in Gloucester is the M48 Severn Bridge toll road, which connects South Gloucestershire with Monmouthshire in Wales. Other nearby toll roads include the M4 Second Severn Crossing and the M6 Toll.

  • What are the drunk driving laws in Gloucester?

    It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood, or 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath in Gloucester.

Gloucester car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Gloucester

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10 Hempsted Lane

+44 371 384 3494

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Gloucester Airport

+44 371 384 3494

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

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keddy by Europcar

8.5

Very good

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3 locations in Gloucester

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12-14 Spinnaker Rd

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Cheltenham Airport, Barmfurlong Lane

08713843494

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The White House, 10 Hempsted Lane

+44 145 242 1246

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

Very good

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One location in Gloucester

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318 Bristol Rd

+44 1452 419222

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Budget

7.5

Good

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2 locations in Gloucester

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Staverton

+44 344 544 9781

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Tesco Car Park

+44 344 544 9781

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Avis

7.4

Good

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St. Oswalds Road

+44 344 544 9979

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

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Dollar

4.7

Mediocre

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One location in Gloucester

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153a Bristol Road

+ 44 452 383866

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

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One location in Gloucester

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10 Hempstead Lane, Gloucester

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Gloucester

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10 Hempsted Lane

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Gloucester Road

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Free2Move

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One location in Gloucester

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Cole Avenue

+44 1452 526711

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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Thrifty

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153a Bristol Rd

+44 1452 383866

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

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3 travellers who rented a car in Gloucester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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Mini

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