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Exeter car hire

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Exeter car hire information

Pick-up locationExeter
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Hire locations41
Airport locations19

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Exeter

  • Exeter is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in the UK, and a great way to get the most out of the experience is to hire a car, which you can do right here through KAYAK. You’ll be free to visit some of the city’s most famous landmarks, like Exeter Cathedral, which dates back to the 13th century. Rougemont Gardens is a scenic place to relax, and you should definitely explore the Exeter Underground Passages dating back to medieval times. Elsewhere, you can use your hire car to head southwards to Haldon Forest Park, a 3,500-hectare woodland area along the Exe estuary.
  • The city has its own international airport, which is only a 14-minute drive to the centre of town, so it couldn’t be easier or more convenient to access car hire in Exeter when you arrive. The car rental area is just outside Arrivals after you’ve passed through baggage collection and customs. Simply walk outside the building, turn left and you’ll see it right there in front of you. All the major car hire companies in the UK have desks here, from where you can pick up your Exeter car hire.
  • Like many of the UK’s cities, Exeter’s traffic can present some congestion challenges. There are certain roads it’s best to avoid if you’re wanting to visit all the tourist attractions, like Bridge Road and the Moor Lane roundabout. Much of the congestion is due to the historic road network, a legacy of it being such an old city. Also be careful of cyclists, as there is a strong drive towards greening the city, and the council has been encouraging the use of ecobikes and other means of transport.
  • Rush hours mainly affect the main arterials running through the suburbs of Marsh Barton, Alphington, Cowley and Heavitree. These are the busiest roads in the city. The M5 can also become a bit too gridlocked at times, so make your way around that if you need to as well. This applies particularly between the hours of 07:00 and 09:00, and then again from around 16:30 to 18:00. Seasonal effects aren’t very significant, so you can expect this to be the pattern at any time of year you visit.
  • Book your car hire in Exeter at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Exeter are around 37% more expensive than other car types, on average

Exeter car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Exeter 
Verified travelerNov 2023
Leave plenty of time for cross-Exeter driving!
TrevorAug 2023
book taxi early you are picking up hire car and need a lift

FAQs about hiring a car in Exeter

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

    If you’re intending to fully explore the architectural attractions and historic sites in the city of Exeter itself, then your best bet will be to hire the proverbial city car. Choose an economical compact model, which will also aid with efficient fuel consumption if you’re spending a lot of time in city traffic in low gear. If you’re arriving with the intention of exploring the outlying areas of the city and rural Devon in general, then you can go for an MPV or a larger sedan, or even a minibus if you’re travelling in a bigger group. The weather in summer is also balmy enough to opt for a convertible. Take these factors into account when booking car hire in Exeter.

  • What’s the speed limit in Exeter?

    There are quite a few areas of Exeter where you’ll need to make sure you stay below the 20mph speed limit, so it’s important to keep checking for signs as you’re driving through town. Other areas in the town are zoned at 30mph, while you can travel from Exeter to smaller towns at 70mph. Be aware of the large number of speed cameras in the area too, particularly on the A380.

  • Where are the best places to park in Exeter?

    The city council operates several parking areas across the city, including Princesshay 3 and Magdalen Street car park, right in the city centre. You’ll pay a blanket price for these, from about £1 for 2h up to £3.50 for all-day parking. There are also commercial car parks available, the point being that you can expect to pay for parking virtually everywhere in Exeter.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Exeter?

    The average price of fuel in Exeter is R128,47 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 542 and R2 055, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Exeter?

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

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

    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 Exeter?

    An Intermediate car hire in Exeter costs R1 619 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Exeter costs R908 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Exeter costs R2 190 per day, on average.

Exeter car rental reviews and directory

Budget

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

3 locations in Exeter

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Locations in Exeter

Exeter Airport

+44 344 544 6015

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Exeter St Davids Meet & Greet

+44 1392 422095

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Quickstore

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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service quick and easy once I worked out the login details~ rewarded with a great car thankyou

1 out of 1

Hertz

10,0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

3 locations in Exeter

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8 B Christow Road

+44 843 309 3028

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8 B Christow Road

+44 843 309 3028

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Exeter International Airport

+44 843 309 3027

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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Herz Exeter are my preferred branch to hire from, they are a wonderful team especially Ian

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

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9.0

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10.0

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7.0

3 locations in Exeter

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29 Marsh Green Road East

+44 1392 421400

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Fair Oak Farm, Clyst

+44 1392 266850

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Hill Barton Service Station

+44 1392 460450

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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
They assisted in dropping off driver at train station at last minute really helpful

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Staff were great, and drop off at the train station appreciated. A ‘compact SUV’ is misleading though. It was a hatchback and in no way big enough for 5 pax and 3 big cases which is what I thought I’d booked. Make the vehicle descriptions clearer. Otherwise great

1 out of 1

Avis

8,0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

3 locations in Exeter

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Co Hewitt Hire Ltd

+44 1392 422095

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Exeter Airport

+44 344 544 6015

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Unit 2 Lancaster Court

+44 344 544 6062

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Europcar

8,0

Very Good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in Exeter

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8 Marsh Green Road North

+44 371 384 3492

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Exeter International Airport

+44 371 384 3407

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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Friendly and professional pick up. Very convenient parking bay close to airport. Slightly nervous that my key was safe when dropping off since the office was shut- would have like some ‘receipt’ that I’d returned the car. But overall excellent

2,0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
The car had not been properly checked and the windscreen wipers did not function properly

1 out of 1

Alamo

6,9

Okay

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Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

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7.3

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in Exeter

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1392 421400

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Fair Oak Farm, Clyst

+44 1392 266850

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Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

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8B Christow Road

+44 843 309 3028

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Airport

+44 843 309 3027

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National

8,8

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1392 421400

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Fair Oak Farm, Clyst

+44 1392 266850

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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keddy by Europcar

8,5

Very Good

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2 locations in Exeter

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Locations in Exeter

8 Marsh Green Road North- Marsh Barton

+44 371 384 3492

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Exeter International Airport

08713843407

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GREEN MOTION

5,4

Fair

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One location in Exeter

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EXETER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

01392947020

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Easirent

4,8

Mediocre

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Exeter Airport, Unit 2, Bittern Units, Bittern Road

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Dollar

4,7

Mediocre

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One location in Exeter

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12 Marsh Barton Rd

+44 1392 207207

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2,9

Poor

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One location in Exeter

Locations in Exeter

8 Marsh Green Road North,Exeter, England

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INTERRENT

2,6

Poor

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Locations in Exeter

EXETER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

3713843407

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FLIZZR

7,4

Good

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One location in Exeter

Locations in Exeter

Exeter Airport EXT

+44 844 499 3399

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Sunnycars

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5 locations in Exeter

Locations in Exeter

29 Marsh Green Road East

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8 B Christow Road

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8 Marsh Green Road

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Bittern Road - Unit 2 - Bittern Units

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Fair Oak Farm, Clyst

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Free2Move

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3 locations in Exeter

Locations in Exeter

11 Hennock Road

+44 1392 337725

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Matford Park Road

+44 1392 339854

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Vauxhall Corner

+44 1392 202800

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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A Car Rental

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One location in Exeter

Locations in Exeter

2 Matford Way, Exeter

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Practical Car & Van Rental

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One location in Exeter

Locations in Exeter

282 Pinhoe Road

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Thrifty

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One location in Exeter

Locations in Exeter

12 Marsh Barton Rd

+44 1392 207207

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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10 travellers who hired a car in Exeter gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.5

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Intermediate

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