Bedford car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bedford

  • Explore Bedfordshire in the best way possible, with the flexibility that a car hire in Bedford gives you. Take in the local sites, as well as those further afield, at your own pace and don’t let public transport dictate your movements. Bedford car hire is perfect for if you are staying in the historic market town of Bedford and want to explore the countryside. You can take a 6-mile drive to the popular tourist area of Willington Dovecote and Stables in about 15min, which is quicker than other modes of transport.
  • The closest international airport to Bedford is in Luton, which is approximately 18 miles from the town centre. At London Luton (LTN), you will find a great selection of car rental companies for your onward journey. Pick between companies such as Avis, Enterprise and Hertz, which are all located in the Car Hire Centre just a short shuttle bus journey away from the terminal entrance. At the airport, the free shuttle bus will arrive at Bay C outside the airport arrivals door of the terminal building, before taking you to the Car Hire Centre.
  • As towns go, Bedford is quite large, so having a car to explore the tourist sites is definitely beneficial. You might want to consider adding a navigation system to your Bedford car hire to ensure you don’t take a wrong turn. Due to its popularity as a market town, the streets can get busy with visitors, so be careful of any tourists who are looking at the buildings and not taking notice of the oncoming traffic. You may also notice a larger amount of cyclists down by the Embankment, so care should be taken when driving along the river.
  • During rush hour, which is normally between 8:00 and 9:00 and 17:00 and 18:00, traffic increases as a result of locals going to and from work. It’s advisable to try planning your travel around these times to avoid any delays. Weekends also get very busy with visitors who want to explore the historic market town, so be prepared for more traffic during these times. The worst hit roads are Manton Lane and Clapham Road, which meet at a junction and often get very busy. During the summer, people flock to Bedford Embankment for walks, many of whom drive in from outside the town, so it’s expected to be busier in general during warmer months.
  • Book your car hire in Bedford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Bedford

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

    Bedford is a historic market town so, as you can imagine, it’s smaller than most cities. A smaller car may therefore be a better choice for your car hire in Bedford so that you can navigate the roads with ease and find parking quicker.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bedford?

    Bedford has introduced some 20mph speed limits in residential zones across the town in order to increase safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists alike. There are still some 30mph zones within the town centre as well, which can identified by the road signs.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bedford?

    Bedford has some great places to park, which are only a stone’s throw away from the local amenities. Lurke Street Car Park and Duckmill Lane Car Park offer reasonably priced alternatives to on-street parking. On Sundays, all council car parks are free of charge to the public, whilst you can get free parking during weekdays after 18:00 too. On Saturdays, the first two hours of parking are free too, should you only need to nip into the town.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bedford?

    The average price of fuel in Bedford is R129,00 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 548 and R2 064, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bedford?

    Compact (Kia Niro or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bedford.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Bedford?

    A Compact car hire in Bedford costs R461 per day, on average.

Bedford car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10,0

Wonderful

1 review
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10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Bedford

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171-175 Tavistock Street

+44 371 384 5904

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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
I booked the wrong date but despite cars being in high demand the staff were able to amend the booking and get me on my way without any extra charge. Really grateful for their help and patients.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,1

Very Good

1 review

2 locations in Bedford

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25 Caxton Road

+44 1234 353555

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

Elstow Park And Ride

+44 1234 385936

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

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1 Windsor Road

+44 123 448 0127

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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keddy by Europcar

7,6

Good

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171-175 Tavistock Street

+44 371 384 5904

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Avis

7,4

Good

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Station Road

+44 344 446 040

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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Hertz

6,9

Okay

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Unit 1 Manor Park

+44 123 448 0127

Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2,9

Poor

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171-175 Tavistock Street,bedford

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Free2Move

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Barkers Lane

+44 1234 270000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

Chalton House Uk1-101-135 Luton Road

+44 20 3318 5096

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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Sunnycars

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One location in Bedford

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171-175 Tavistock Street

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2 travellers who hired a car in Bedford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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Compact

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