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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Colchester

  • Hire a car through KAYAK for your stay in Colchester and explore this charming Essex town without restriction. A hire car gives you the freedom and flexibility to discover the vast surrounding countryside or enjoy a day at the nearby coast, which can be reached in a 40–50-minute drive. You can even spend the day seeing all the sights of London from Colchester. It’s roughly 45 miles to Upminster underground station, where you can park up and take the tube or train into the city centre.
  • London Stansted Airport is approximately 40min away from Colchester and offers multiple car hire companies to choose from. The likes of Avis, SIXT, Europcar, Alamo and more are all on hand at Stansted’s Car Hire Village with a wide range of vehicles available to suit you. Follow the yellow signs marked ‘Car Hire Village’ to take the shuttle bus from the bus/coach station outside the main terminal. You’ll have your Colchester car hire and be on the road in no time.
  • Colchester is a small, historic town with many narrow and cobbled streets that may require extra attention when driving. There are also roads in the centre designated for pedestrians only. Adding a sat nav when you take out your car hire in Colchester will be useful in navigating your way around without accidentally turning the wrong way down a one-way street. If this happens, don’t worry. Drivers in Colchester are mostly calm and patient.
  • Being a popular place to live for those commuting in and out of London for work, traffic in Colchester can be busy during rush hour. It’s advisable to avoid the A12 both ways during peaks hours of 7:00–9:00 and 17:00–19:00. Outside of this period, roads are generally quiet with a slight rise in traffic on weekends. Rain is common and snow is possible in winter, which can be hazardous when driving up or down Colchester’s steep and winding streets – something to be mindful of when choosing your car hire in Colchester.
  • Book your car hire in Colchester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Colchester are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Colchester

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

    A small economy vehicle is ideal for picking your way through the narrow streets of Colchester. For longer trips on the motorways, for example into London, a saloon may be more comfortable. If you plan on visiting the nearby national parks with the family in tow, a sturdy SUV will probably serve you best, especially in cold, wet weather.

  • What’s the speed limit in Colchester?

    In the centre of town, strict measures have been taken for the safety of pedestrians with the enforcement of a 20mph speed limit, which continues up towards North Station. The A12 around Colchester has a 70mph limit. Always remember to adjust your speed to the condition of the road and be mindful of cameras at intersections.

  • Where are the best places to park in Colchester?

    Finding a parking space in Colchester is not too difficult. There are plenty of parking garages in the centre of town for long and short stays. St. John’s Multi-Storey Car Park is a great place to park and is just a short walk from all the sights. Expect to pay around £2.90 for 2h here. Parking is available at North Station, although it is a 20min walk to the centre of town and slightly more expensive at roughly £5 for 2h. Alternatively, you can take the 66 bus or grab a taxi, which usually costs between £5 and £6.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Colchester?

    The average price of fuel in Colchester is R132,55 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 591 and R2 121, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Colchester?

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

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

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

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

    Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include keddy by Europcar, Budget and Routes Car & Truck Rentals.

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

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

  • 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, Sixt, Avis and National.

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

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

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

    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 Colchester?

    A Mini car hire in Colchester costs R1 169 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Colchester costs R974 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Colchester costs R1 710 per day, on average.

Colchester car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,1

Very Good

1 review

2 locations in Colchester

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123 Gosbecks Rd

+44 1206 481784

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Hawkins Road

+44 1206 871571

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

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One location in Colchester

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Unit 6 King Edward Quay

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keddy by Europcar

8,7

Very Good

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3 Condor Way, Whitehall Industrial Est.

+44 371 384 5909

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Sixt

7,2

Good

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26 Magdalen Street

+44-8444993399

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Hertz

7,1

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Unit 6 King Edward Quay

+44 120 670 0203

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FLIZZR

7,4

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21 Magdalen St

+44 844 499 3399

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Free2Move

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One location in Colchester

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Auto Way

+44 1206 844422

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Shouqi

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3 Condor Way Whitehall Industrial Est.

+44 371 384 5909

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Thrifty

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Railtrack Compound

+44 1206 799400

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
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One traveller who hired a car in Colchester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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