Bath car hire

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Bath car hire information

Pick-up locationBath
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Hire locations13
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bath

  • Considered one of Britain’s most attractive cities, a car hire in Bath affords you the convenience of discovering its charms with the flexibility of exploring the greater Somerset region in ways where other modes of public transport fall short. American Museum and Gardens is about 2 miles from the city centre and filled with spectacular colonial era artefacts and fascinating Civil War antiquities. Take in the sights on the 58-mile drive down to Poole and tour the famous Poole Lighthouse, as well as the stunning natural harbour.
  • SIXT, Enterprise and Alamo are part of the list of companies at Bristol Airport where you can pick-up a Bath car hire after your flight arrives there. Upon exiting the Arrivals Hall, follow the directions to find the collection point for the special shuttle bus, which will transport you to the airport’s dedicated Car Hire Centre near the Silver Zone Car Park. The shuttle runs every 10min and is available round the clock daily. Once you collect your vehicle, it’s a drive of approx. 20 miles before you reach Bath.
  • Bath is one of the UK’s most visited cities due in large part to its collection of Roman baths and popular yearly festivals, so a huge amount of foot traffic should be anticipated along with a steady stream of vehicles, motorcycles and bikes. Roads prone to traffic congestion during rush hours include the A4 (Lower Bristol Road), which dissects the city east to west, as well as the A367 and A3039, which are primary arteries downtown. Secondary roads connected to these tributaries may also be vulnerable to tie-ups so add a bit of extra time if necessary.
  • Rush hour traffic in Bath can typically be expected in the morning from 07:00-09:00; during afternoon lunch from 13:00-15:00 and again during the evening hours between 18:00-20:00. If you need to be in the downtown area during these hours it’s better to use public transportation unless time is not a factor. If you have a sat nav you can always find alternative routes to skirt troublesome areas when entering and exiting the city limits.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Bath for R1 461 or less
  • Book your car hire in Bath at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Bath are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bath

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

    Compacts and small economy cars are ideal for roaming around old cities like Bath whose downtown streets tend to be narrow and filled with tight corners. Larger passenger vehicles like SUVs and intermediate-sized saloons may be challenged navigating these roads, but if you’re travelling with a few relatives or friends they are ideal for maximum comfort.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bath?

    Speed limits within the city of Bath are set at 20mph. You can drive faster along carriageways like the A367 and A3039, usually between 30mph and 50mph. On the A4 outside of the city you may proceed at a maximum speed of 60mph, but this decreases as it traverses through the downtown area. The speed limit along motorways like the M4 is set at 70mph. Major junction points always have traffic cameras and CCTV installed so reduce speed on the approach to avoid incidents or fines.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bath?

    Due to the huge influx of visitors yearly, there is a plethora of on-street parking bays administered by the Council. These are for short stays usually between 2 and 4h where you pay and display your receipt as proof of purchase. Expect to pay a minimum of £2.50 per hour when parking in the city centre between 08:00-19:00 but all on-street parking is free from 19:00-08:00 and all day on Sundays and bank holidays.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Bath?

    On average a car hire in Bath costs R1 461 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bath?

    The average price of fuel in Bath is R127,71 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 532 and R2 043, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bath?

    Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bath.

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

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

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

    A Mini car hire in Bath costs R647 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Bath?

    An Intermediate car hire in Bath costs R1 362 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Bath costs R889 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Bath?

    In Bath, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION The Old Forge, Bridgewater Road (24 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Bath?

    On average a car hire in Bath costs R10 228 per week (R1 461 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Bath?

    On average a car hire in Bath costs R43 834 per month (R1 461 per day).

Bath car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

1 review
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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Bath

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Lower Bristol Road

+44 1225 443311

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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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Excellent and friendly service.

1 out of 1

Europcar

7,0

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

One location in Bath

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Brassmill Lane

+44 371 384 9985

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8,0 Very Good

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Had to wait about 1/2 hr as there was only 1 person assisting customers and the car was not ready but the guy was very lovely and apologized. He could have used some help as others were sitting in the office, maybe they could be cross trained

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Vehicle was good, high price for one-way travel that was required after the national train strike that left us in a bind. No spare tires in the vehicle, so when we got a flat, we had to call for roadside assistance. They didn’t have anyone to come change the tire, so they had to dispatch a tow for the vehicle instead. We sat for 3 hours roadside in a foreign country and then they notified me I would be charged for the tow. We will not rent with europcar for international travel again.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Quick and easy checkin and out. Matt was great. He explained how to shift the gears and did not make us feel rushed. Thank you again

10,0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
We picked up our car in Bath and dropped it off in Reading. The car was clean, new, and comfortable. The employees in both locations were friendly and helpful. Nothing could have been better!

2,0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Information isn’t shared between the third party and Europe Car which leads to repeating a lot of information etc. at pick up.

1 out of 2

Alamo

6,0

Okay

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Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Bath

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1225 443311

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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Hertz

7,0

2 locations in Bath

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The Old Coal Yard

+44 843 309 3004

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Windsor Bridge Road

+44 870 850 2691

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:30 - 12:30
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Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

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2 locations in Bath

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The Old Coal Yard, Station Rd

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Windsor Bridge Road

+44 843 309 3004

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

9,1

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One location in Bath

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1225 443311

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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keddy by Europcar

8,0

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Bath

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Brassmill Lane

+44 371 384 9985

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
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Sunnycars

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3 locations in Bath

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Brassmill Lane

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Lower Bristol Road

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Station Road

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8 travellers who hired a car in Bath gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,3

Car hire locations in or near Bath

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Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

R1 461/day

Good deal

R1 461/day

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