Basildon car hire

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Basildon car hire information

Pick-up locationBasildon
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Basildon

  • The town of Basildon is situated in the County of Essex between London (west) and the coastal town of Southend-on-Sea (east). If you’re looking for a fun way to explore its attractions and discover memorable paces of interest far beyond, car hire in Basildon offers versatility, affordability and infinite reach far beyond public transport. The proximity to the coastline along the English Channel offers the perfect opportunity for a road trip to Margate (76 miles via M2) or Hastings (70 miles via A21).
  • If you’re seeking a hire car in Basildon, then look no further than London Southend Airport (SEN), which is only about 12 miles away by car. The airport has a dedicated Car Hire Area, so there’s no need for shuttle buses or walking outside the terminal building. If you’re arriving by plane, exit the Arrivals area and you’ll find it next to the Costa Coffee stand.
  • Basildon is a town with a huge industrial sector, so you should expect a lot of daily vehicular traffic, which will cause congestion during the morning and evening rush hours. The busy A127 (north) and A13 (south) dissect the town laterally and are key sources of heavy inbound and outbound flow, which can spill over onto the secondary roads A132 and A1235 leading into town. Besides road vehicles, there is also a significant amount of foot and cycle activity in the city centre, which can cause delays, especially during the early afternoon.
  • Avoid major roadways between 07:00 and 08:30 when morning traffic is at its worst and between 19:00 and 20:00 when the evening rush is at its peak. Bypass the area around Burnt Mills Industrial Estate and Northlands Park if you want to stay clear of possible jams during these time periods. The busy commercial zone including Eastgate Shopping Centre attracts moderate traffic during the peak lunch/shopping hours between 13:00 and 15:00.
  • Book your car hire in Basildon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Basildon are around -1% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Basildon

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

    Deciding which Basildon car hire is best for you depends on several factors, including the number of passengers in your party and your budget constraints. Consider that compacts and small economy cars are easier to manage on the road and easier to park, whereas larger economy vehicles including 4x4s offer more comfort, which comes in handy for long periods on the open road.

  • What’s the speed limit in Basildon?

    The legal speed limit within the town of Basildon is 30mph, but you may encounter areas or neighbourhoods where reduced speeds of 20mph apply. Roads like the A132 and A1235 carry a speed limit of about 40mph, while 50mph is the legal limit along major roadways such as the A127 and A13. There are several junctions and major roundabouts in the town, and these are places where CCTV and traffic cameras are active, so approach with caution at all times.

  • Where are the best places to park in Basildon?

    Basildon Council manages several public car parks around the town, mostly concentrated in the city centre area. Normal hours of operation are from Monday to Friday 08:00-18:00 in most cases, and the rates are about £0.60 for the first hour. Be advised these are mostly pay and display spaces with a maximum limit of 4h on average and offer designated parking for Blue Badge holders. Between 18:00 and 08:00, parking is free at all public car parks unless otherwise restricted. Parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays, but tariffs do apply for parking on bank holidays.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Basildon?

    The average price of fuel in Basildon is R133,79 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 605 and R2 141, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Basildon?

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

  • Which car hire agencies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Europcar, keddy by Europcar, Hertz and Budget.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Europcar, keddy by Europcar, Hertz and Budget.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Alamo, National, keddy by Europcar, Hertz and Budget.

  • 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, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, National, Hertz and Budget.

  • 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, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, National, keddy by Europcar, Hertz and Budget.

  • 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, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, National, keddy by Europcar, Hertz and Budget.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Basildon?

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

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

    A Standard car hire in Basildon costs R1 258 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Basildon?

    An Economy car hire in Basildon costs R1 194 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Basildon?

    A Mini car hire in Basildon costs R643 per day, on average.

Basildon car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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39 - 41 Progress Road

+44 1702 522822

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

Arterial Road

+44 1268 413330

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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Firefly

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1 Rawreth Industrial Estate

+44 126 883 3078

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30

Unit 1

+44 1268 833078

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Free2Move

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Service House

+44 1268 921264

Monday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
Wednesday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 17:00
Thursday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00

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Hertz

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Unit 1 Rawreth Ind Estate

+44 1268 833078

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

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keddy by Europcar

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UNIT 8 CHESTER HALL LANE

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Sixt

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Perth House, Hutton Ind. Est.

+44-8444993399

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Sunnycars

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Rawreth Lane

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Thrifty

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Basildon England

+44 1268 282573

Monday08:30 - 12:30
Tuesday08:30 - 12:30
Wednesday08:30 - 12:30
Thursday08:30 - 12:30
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