Chelmsford car hire

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Chelmsford car hire information

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Chelmsford

  • The city of Chelmsford lies midway between the capital London and the city of Colchester and this part of Essex County is striated with major roads like the M11, M25 and A12, coursing in all directions. Discovering the small towns and villages in this region is best managed with a car hire in Chelmsford, which affords the flexibility of making unscheduled stops and detours in places unreachable by public transportation. Southend-on-Sea is a 20-mile trip east via the A130/A127, and Mersea Island is 27 miles via the A12.
  • London Southend Airport (SEN) and London Stansted Airport (STN) are two airports 20 miles outside of the city, so either one is a good choice to collect your car hire in Chelmsford. Options are limited at London Southend, but there’s a handful at London Stansted including Alamo and Avis. The car hire area at London Southend is located on the Ground Floor of the terminal building neat Costa, whereas you’ll need to ride the free shuttle bus to the Car Hire Village at London Stansted. The shuttle stop is situated forecourt of the terminal building and departs every 10min.
  • Lying within the London commuter belt, many Chelmsford residents work in the capital and that translates to heavy commuter train traffic, as well as significant vehicular and pedestrian movement not to mention motorcycle and bike riders.
  • Within the city, secondary roads like the A1016 or B1007 will experience tie-ups and you should expect gridlock along primary roads, such as the A12, A130 and A414 leading in/out of the city. You can take the A12 practically all the way to London from Chelmsford and that doesn’t bode well if you’re on the carriageway during morning and evening rush hour traffic. Avoid this central vein from 06:00-09:00 for southbound traffic and from 18:00-21:00 northbound to escape the congestion. If you intend on driving south, the A414 or the A130 are alternates routes, which may provide some relief.
  • Book your car hire in Chelmsford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Chelmsford are around -39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Chelmsford

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

    Whether you drive a compact, SUV or luxury saloon you shouldn’t experience any major headaches driving around Chelmsford in your hired car. As such, the type of vehicle you choose comes down to budget and number of passengers along for the ride. Generally, smaller cars are easier to park, with better mileage per litre.

  • What’s the speed limit in Chelmsford?

    The legal speed within Chelmsford city limits is 30mph, unless you encounter posted signs which dictate otherwise. Dual carriageway roads, such as the A12, A130 and A414, all carry a top speed limit of 60mph and if you find yourself on the M11 or M25 then you’re good for a tidy 70mph. As always, observe proper driving etiquette at all times and be mindful of traffic cams and CCTV near major junctions to avoid possible fines.

  • Where are the best places to park in Chelmsford?

    On-street parking under the auspices of Chelmsford City Council is pay and display and has a 2h limit, which costs £1.20, otherwise you pay in 15-minute instalments. After 18:00-20:00 Monday through to Saturday, you can usually park in these areas (for example Victoria Road and Waterloo Lane) for free and on-street parking is free all day on Sunday. Alternatively, you can use one of the private parking concerns like NCP or Q-Park if it’s more convenient.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Chelmsford?

    The average price of fuel in Chelmsford is R134,07 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 609 and R2 145, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Chelmsford?

    Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Chelmsford.

  • 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 Chelmsford?

    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 Chelmsford?

    A Mini car hire in Chelmsford costs R1 675 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Chelmsford costs R2 471 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Chelmsford costs R1 395 per day, on average.

Chelmsford car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

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 Chelmsford

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3 Montrose Road

+44 371 384 9984

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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Key fob died. Battery had to be replaced Check before pickup.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Chelmsford

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Roxwell Road

+44 1245 344555

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

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8,0 Very Good

Dec 2022

KAYAK
Staff very friendly Computer issues meant it was quite a slow pick up process though staff apologised a lot for this but it took ages Car was ready at agreed time

1 out of 1

Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

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One location in Chelmsford

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23 Robjohns Road

+44 843 309 3018

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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keddy by Europcar

7,6

Good

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3 Montrose Road

+44 371 384 9984

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

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Sixt

7,3

Good

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One location in Chelmsford

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Transit House, Brockley Road

+44-844-4993399

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Hertz

6,9

Okay

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23 Robjohn Road

+44 843 309 3018

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

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Thrifty

5,6

Fair

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Jones Of Chelmsford

+44 1245 350453

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
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Thursday08:30 - 17:30
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Saturday08:30 - 17:30

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GREEN MOTION

5,2

Fair

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2 locations in Chelmsford

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Chelmsford Delivery

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Chelmsford Downtown

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FLIZZR

8,2

Very Good

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One location in Chelmsford

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1 Brockley Rd

+44 844 499 3399

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Sunnycars

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3 Montrose Road

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2 travellers who hired a car in Chelmsford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

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