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Reading, ENG, United Kingdom
2 Jun — 9 Jun
Same drop-off
Reading, ENG, United Kingdom
Thu 2/6
Noon
Thu 9/6
Noon
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Reading car rental Information

Pick-up locationReading
Rental locations17

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Reading car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

7.6

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.0

One location in Reading

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Fronting Rose Kiln Lane

+44 20 7018 8246

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

An update by email on the type of CAR will help prepare better.

8.0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Location was good, lovely car to drive and clean.

Cons:

Not clear on website that you need two forms of IDENTITY, driving licence and passport so we had to go back home to get it.

4.8 Okay

Dec. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car and price were good. Good location.

Cons:

The car was filthy on the outside although they did offer me a car wash voucher. I didn't take it as I hadn't accounted for the extra time to get the car cleaned. By far the worst experience was being upsold the insurance excess waiver, even though I'd taken a policy with Kayak at the time of booking. I could kick myself for paying for this as its a complete rip off. The girl who served me sowed sufficient doubt in my mind that the policy I had already paid for (excess waiver), wouldn't in fact cover me should I damage the car. Take my advice, if you take out the excess waiver with Kayak, don't let Sixt sell you additional insurance for the insurance excess, which they quote as £1000. I opted for the 50% waiver which still cost 40% of the vehicle rental.

10.0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

An update by email on the type of CAR will help prepare better.

8.0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Location was good, lovely car to drive and clean.

Cons:

Not clear on website that you need two forms of IDENTITY, driving licence and passport so we had to go back home to get it.

4.8 Okay

Dec. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car and price were good. Good location.

Cons:

The car was filthy on the outside although they did offer me a car wash voucher. I didn't take it as I hadn't accounted for the extra time to get the car cleaned. By far the worst experience was being upsold the insurance excess waiver, even though I'd taken a policy with Kayak at the time of booking. I could kick myself for paying for this as its a complete rip off. The girl who served me sowed sufficient doubt in my mind that the policy I had already paid for (excess waiver), wouldn't in fact cover me should I damage the car. Take my advice, if you take out the excess waiver with Kayak, don't let Sixt sell you additional insurance for the insurance excess, which they quote as £1000. I opted for the 50% waiver which still cost 40% of the vehicle rental.

1 out of 1

Budget

2.0

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Reading

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45 Caversham Road

+44 344 544 9736

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
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2.0 Mediocre

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

at local office, no response to calls and nobody picks. central call center just redirects

2.0 Mediocre

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

at local office, no response to calls and nobody picks. central call center just redirects

1 out of 1

Enterprise

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

3 locations in Reading

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171 Basingstoke Rd

+44 118 975 8200

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Cow Lane

+44 118 956 9466

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Qpark Car Park, Chatham Street

+44 118 956 0777

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

3 locations in Reading

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131 Wokingham Road

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25 Boulton Road

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6-8 Commercial Road

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Firefly

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Reading

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131 Wokingham Road

+44 118 324 0558

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
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25 Boulton Road

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Hertz

No score is available

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Most popular

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Reading

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131 Wokingham Road

+44 118 324 0558

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
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131 Wokingham Road

+44 118 324 0558

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:30 - 12:00
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Avis

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Reading

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45 Caversham Road

+44 344 544 9785

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
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Europcar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Reading

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6-8 Commercial Road

+44 371 384 9952

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keddy by Europcar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Reading

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6-8 Commercial Rd

+44 371 384 9952

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Reading

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Cow Lane

+44 118 956 9466

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Thrifty

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Reading

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Reading City Wide

+44 118 951 1123

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
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9 travellers who rented a car in Reading gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.2

Car rental locations in or near Reading

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 51/day

Good deal

C$ 49/day

When to book a rental car in Reading

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Top tips for renting a car in Reading

  • Visiting Berkshire and seeing its many tourist attractions is much easier if you book car hire in Reading. And there really are some superb places to visit. The quaintest of all is the Museum of English Rural Life in the city centre, but venture further out and you’ll find plenty of other gems. A mere 10 miles from town is the ancient English settlement of Silchester, built in the 1st century by the Romans. There’s also Caversham Court with its enchanting gardens on the north bank of the Thames where it flows through the outskirts of the city.
  • If you’re flying in, the nearest airport that services Reading is London Heathrow Airport (LHR), which is just over 22 miles away. All the car hire desks are situated in Heathrow’s Terminals 2 to 5, and you can then take a free shuttle to the actual parking area to collect your Reading hire car. To do this from Terminal 2 or 3, go to the central bus station. Terminals 4 and 5 have shuttle departure points just outside Arrivals. All the major brands are represented, including Avis, Europcar, SIXT and Hertz. You’ll then have about a 45-minute drive to Reading itself.
  • Be particularly careful when driving on the main Inner Distribution Road (IDR) through the city. There are numerous points on the road where it’s easy to become disorientated or where you need to be aware of concealed entrances. Pay special attention when coming from the Broad Street Mall car park on to the Castle Hill section of the IDR, as you can’t see the oncoming traffic until it’s virtually on top of you. Keep your wits about you on the A4074 too: although it’s a wide and generally safe road, it encourages speeding and sometimes reckless driving.
  • The worst times to drive in Reading are during the week between 08:00 and 09:00. The evening rush hour isn’t quite as bad, although getting caught up in either of them will most likely add up to 20min to your trip. Once again, it’s the main IDR that is the source of most of the gridlock, so if you avoid the road at those times, you’ll find that your driving experience in Reading is a lot more pleasant.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Reading for C$ 49 or less
  • Book your rental car in Reading at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Reading are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

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