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Dorchester car hire information

Pick-up locationDorchester
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Hire locations3
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Dorchester

  • Book car hire in Dorchester to give yourself maximum flexibility and independence to explore the town and wider Dorset. You won't have to take public transport routes and schedules into account, and it will save you a lot of money in taxi fees. Hardy's Cottage is one of the most prominent attractions outside the town where author Thomas Hardy was born. There's also Maiden Castle, which is one of the largest Iron Age hill-top forts in Europe.
  • You'll either land at Bournemouth Airport (BOH) or, more likely, Southampton Airport (SOU). You can organise car hire in Dorchester at both. If you arrive at Bournemouth, you'll find the care hire centre a little way from the Arrivals terminal, within easy walking distance. It's adjacent to the airport's long-term car park. At Southampton Airport, there are a few car hire kiosks in the main terminal, while others are located just across the road from the terminal exit in the car hire centre.
  • When you book car hire in Dorchester, you can expect the driving conditions to be relatively serene and quiet, except on Sundays when visitors arrive on day trips. This is a small historic town where local drivers are considerate and polite. The downtown district is semi-pedestrianised, so watch out for them and be prepared to give way. The roads are in good condition, so you won't have any problems on that front. All in all, it's a very pleasant town in which to drive.
  • Given the quiet driving conditions, you won't encounter much difficulty driving in Dorchester. The main thing to remember is to keep an eye out for pedestrians and people commuting on bicycles. There are minor rush hours from about 07:00 to 08:30, and between 16:00 and 17:30, but they only affect the downtown district, like the intersection of the B3147 and the B3144, and where Bridgeport Road meets the B3147.
  • Book your car hire in Dorchester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Dorchester are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Dorchester

  • How much is the price of fuel in Dorchester?

    The average price of fuel in Dorchester is R130,25 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 563 and R2 084, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Dorchester?

    Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Dorchester.

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

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

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Dorchester costs R1 070 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Dorchester costs R1 616 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Dorchester costs R838 per day, on average.

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

    When it comes to making your choice for Dorchester car hire, we recommend getting a compact saloon or a city car for driving in the downtown area. This will give you great manoeuvrability and will prove more fuel-efficient than something more powerful. If you intend to take day trips, you won't need anything special, as the road surfaces are in good condition. If you're visiting with a larger group or with your family, get something larger like an MPV or a roomy saloon. You can also treat yourself to a sports car or a convertible if you're an avid driver.

  • What's the speed limit in Dorchester?

    There are several speed zones in Dorchester. As usual in the UK, in the built-up areas of the town, the speed limit is 30 mph. On the primarily residential roads, in the pedestrianised downtown district, and around schools and markets the limit is lowered to 20 mph. On the quieter suburban roads, you can drive at up to 40 mph, and at 50 mph on bypasses and radial routes. On good quality rural A roads the limit is 60 mph. On the dual carriageways and motorways between towns, you can travel at up to 70 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Dorchester?

    You shouldn't have any trouble finding free parking in Dorchester. The large Fairfield car park, the one on Lower Trinity Street and the Old Market Car Park are three of the main ones in the centre of town. Other free car parks are in Acland Road and at Colliton Park. You can also park for free at the Wollaston Field Car Park and the one on Durngate Street. These all provide 2 hours of parking without charge.

Dorchester car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6,0

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4.9

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6.0

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6.0

Value for money

6.0

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Unit C3

+44 1305 261000

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2,0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Booked car hıre wıth Kayak via Enterprıse car rental. Recieved bookıng reference vıa emaıl with collection date and time from Kayak. Actually fınd out on the day of collection, there were no cars available for the date I had booked, and would be around a week before a car was available. My experience was not good one.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Good service. Would like it if the car was full of petrol at pickup and we could return it full.

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keddy by Europcar

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24-26 Albany Road

+44 371 384 5992

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FLIZZR

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South Station

+44 844 499 3399

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Upwey

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Free2Move

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1 Avon Close

+44 1305 760000

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St Andrews Garage

+44 1308 458018

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Summer House Terrace

+44 1935 381737

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510 Ringwood Road

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Marabout Industrial Estate

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Shouqi

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24-26 Albany Road Granby Industrial Estate

+44 371 384 5992

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2 travellers who hired a car in Dorchester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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