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Plymouth car rental information

Pick-up locationPlymouth
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Rental locations18
Airport locations1

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Plymouth

  • It is important to remember that there are several restricted roads in Plymouth, England. For example, Royal Parade is restricted to buses, taxis, and cycles between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day. Private vehicles, including Plymouth car rentals, are also not permitted during these hours. In addition, the Barbican area has several narrow streets that are restricted to one-way traffic. There are also some streets that are closed to vehicles at certain times, such as Southside Street, which is closed to traffic on Sundays and bank holidays. Plymbridge Road is generally closed to all motor vehicles and is only open to pedestrians, cyclists, and horse riders.
  • While riding in cheap car rentals in Plymouth, children must be buckled in a child restraint appropriate to their size until they are either 12 years old or 4' 9''. Rear-facing baby seats should be used from birth until the child weighs 13 kg. Forward-facing child seats should be used when children weigh between 9-18 kg. Booster seats should be used when children have outgrown their child seats but are not yet tall enough to use a seat belt. Children must not travel in the front seat of a car unless they are in a child or booster seat and the airbag has been deactivated. Children over 4'9'' or 12 years old must wear a seat belt in cars, unless they have a medical exemption.
  • There is a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in Plymouth, England that aims to improve air quality by reducing the number of high-polluting vehicles on certain roads. Certain vehicles, including Plymouth car rentals, may have to pay a daily charge to drive in the zone if they do not meet emissions standards. The CAZ covers a small area of the city center and is clearly signposted to help drivers navigate it. To avoid charges, you can check whether your vehicle meets emissions standards and, if necessary, consider alternative modes of transport such as electric car rentals.
  • Tackling the sprawling expanse that is the port city of Plymouth is best done with a car. With a car hire in Plymouth, you can really explore this coastal city that reeks of maritime history stretching back to medieval times so sights will be plentiful. You can start with a trip to Plymouth Hoe and the Royal Citadel, both of which share the same stretch of coast and both an easy mile from downtown. After a stop for some tasty seafood, set out on the 30 miles journey into the city’s interior and visit Cotehele House – a well-preserved 16th century estate with a charm of its own.
  • It’s a 50-mile drive to your destination once you land at Exeter Airport and the right choice of vehicle could get your travels off to a splendid start. Booking an advance reservation increases the chance of you getting the right car hire in Plymouth. After you leave Baggage Reclaim at the Arrivals Hall walk across the hall to the Car Hire Area, where staff at companies such as Avis, Hertz and Budget are on hand to retrieve your vehicle.
  • Plymouth is a vibrant educational city with a sizeable student population so expect a fair amount of foot traffic when you’re driving a car hire in Plymouth around the city’s nerve centre, especially at night. The Devon motorway and the A436 control the flow of traffic and are therefore subject to congestion during the day. Downtown, the A374 snakes its way around the city’s heart and is even more vulnerable to gridlock. An early morning or late night start are alternate travel ideas worth considering.
  • By 07:00, the morning rush hour is in full swing and stays that way until about 9:00. Late morning is another great time to set off on a road trip but plan the return carefully to bypass the evening rush hours of 18:00-21:00. The city also has a thriving sports scene so Saturday afternoons and evenings may experience slow traffic areas where games are played.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Plymouth for C$ 46 or less
  • Book your rental car in Plymouth at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Plymouth are around 65% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Plymouth

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

    For some, the right car for the job is a late model compact or a stylish economy car. Others may reason that an intermediate SUV or saloon seat all passengers and offers an upgrade in comfort. Discounting the narrow streets you may encounter in the older sections of the city either option is a wise choice. Plymouth is relatively flat with no areas of significant elevation so it’s a driver’s dream.

  • What’s the speed limit in Plymouth?

    The speed limit for all vehicular traffic within the city limits is 30mph, but along certain sections of the A374 you can accelerate to 50mph. Speeds may be further reduced around educational institutions, hospitals and other important buildings and docklands. You can accelerate to 50mph along the sections of the A386 carriageway and about 60mph on the Devon Expressway. Due to its flat surface, speeding is endemic, so CCTV and traffic cams are in full force on the major roadways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Plymouth?

    On-street parking provided by Plymouth City Council within its six zones is possible for a fee of about £1.50 per hour. Car parks, such as the Civic Centre Car Park, litter the northern section of the city where the A374 transits and is close to its cultural pulse. The rate there is £1.30 per hour for a maximum of stay of 3h.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Plymouth?

    On average a rental car in Plymouth costs C$ 50 per day.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Plymouth?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Plymouth. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Plymouth?

    The average gas price in Plymouth is C$ 9.76 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 117 and C$ 156, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Plymouth?

    Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Plymouth.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Plymouth?

    A Standard car rental in Plymouth costs C$ 39 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Plymouth costs C$ 118 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Plymouth?

    An Intermediate car rental in Plymouth costs C$ 110 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Plymouth?

    On average a rental car in Plymouth costs C$ 352 per week (C$ 50 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Plymouth?

    On average a rental car in Plymouth costs C$ 1,508 per month (C$ 50 per day).

  • What are the drunk driving laws in Plymouth?

    The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drivers in Plymouth, England is 0.08%. If a driver exceeds the legal limit, they can face criminal charges, including fines, a driving ban, or even imprisonment depending on the severity of the offense.

  • What is the age required to rent a car in Plymouth?

    Usually, you have to be 25 years old to rent cheap car rentals in Plymouth, England. However, certain rental car agencies might let drivers younger than 25 rent a car, but they might need to pay an extra price and adhere to additional conditions.

Plymouth car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

6.5

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.5

One location in Plymouth

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38 George Place, Mill Bay

+44 371 384 0238

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6.0 Okay

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
We received a quote which led to us booking the car. It was however a quarter of the cost. Despite clicking on everything with the quote we were told when we arrived to collect the car that it didn’t cover an extra driver, didn’t cover third party insurance etc etc. This is false and misleading quoting. What point is there using a third party to get a quote if it bears No similarity to the ultimate cost. And we had to pay an additional 250£ deposit when taking the car which will be reversed but no mention was made of it. Disgraceful way to treat clients and I’m not sure who is to blame.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
Cancel my car last minute and I was left stranded in Plymouth with no car. Didn’t even propose to help by calling other venues, had to insist.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

Very good

3 reviews

2 locations in Plymouth

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30 Commercial Road

+44 1752 225193

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8 Octagon Street

+44 1752 601000

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9.2 Wonderful

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quality of service from booking to taking the car back was brilliant. Hit traffic on my return to the depot and they were great in arranging for the car to be dropped back the following morning.

Cons:

The BMW 3 series as their luxury range lets them down but at £200/w cheaper than the nearest competitor, it can be forgiven

1 out of 1

Hertz

7.0

2 locations in Plymouth

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21b Commercial Road

+44 1752 664003

Monday09:00 - 14:00
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21b Commercial Road

+44 1752 664003

Monday09:00 - 14:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

We got a cute FIAT 500 with plaid seats. No issues with the pickup or return, and they kindly picked us up from the train station.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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2 locations in Plymouth

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21B Commercial Road

+44 175 266 4003

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Saturday09:00 - 14:00

Plymouth Railway Station

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very good

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38 George Place

+44 371 384 0238

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

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One location in Plymouth

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38 George Place, Mill Bay, Plymouth

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ADDCAR RENTAL

6.7

Okay

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Toyota Snows Plymouth

+44 149 476 9810

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Free2Move

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2 locations in Plymouth

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12-14 Durnford Street

+44 1752 280574

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Marsh Mills Retail Park

+44 1752 668886

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Sunnycars

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21B Commercial Road

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38 George Place

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YourRent

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Plymouth Airport

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Plymouth Railstation

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Thrifty

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Plymouth City Wide

+44 1752 207207

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8 travellers who rented a car in Plymouth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

C$ 50/day

Good deal

C$ 46/day

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