Take a trip to the south coast of England and enjoy sightseeing at your own pace with Fareham car hire. Rather than waiting on other modes of transport to get you to where you want to be, car hire in Fareham offers you all the flexibility you need so that you can stick to your own schedule. Visit the Westbury Manor Museum to find out about the town’s heritage, or take a drive further afield to Southampton to take a walk around this port city. Being about a 30min drive away from the town centre, you’ll be there much quicker travelling in your car hire than using alternative modes of transport.
About a 1h 20min drive from Fareham is the biggest airport in the UK, Heathrow Airport (LHR). Here you’ll find an abundance of car rental companies at the various terminals. At Terminal 1, 2 and 3 you can hire a car from YourRent or FLIZZR, which can be accessed via the Piccadilly line should you arrive at another terminal. From here you'll locate the car hire branches on foot, next to the short-stay car park. If you’re travelling to Terminal 4, you will find Hertz easily located in the Terminal 4 car park. At Terminal 5 you will find Avis located within the terminal building and Sixt just outside the terminal by following signs to the Sofitel Hotel.
Fareham is a small town on the south coast of England, so you would be forgiven for thinking its roads are always quiet. However, with busy urban areas either side of it, in the forms of Southampton and Portsmouth, the roads are often busy with commuters leaving the city for work. Fareham, being a popular market town, also attracts many visitors throughout the week, so be careful when driving your Fareham car hire. This applies especially if you’re driving near to where the market starts, as that area is likely to be busy with shoppers.
When making use of your car hire in Fareham, be prepared for roads to be busier during rush hour (between 08:00 and 09:00, and from 17:00 to 18:00), when commuters will be driving to work in neighbouring towns and cities. It is recommended to avoid these peak travel times so that you don’t get caught up in traffic. Fareham is also likely to be busier during the summer months, due to its access to Portsmouth Harbour and the English Channel. Gosport Road is one road in particular which gets a lot of traffic during busy periods. If possible, try to arrange your journey to avoid this road.
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FAQs about hiring a car in Fareham
Fareham is a relatively small town, so small car hire is all that is needed to explore the area. However, if you want to go into the countryside, to the Forest of Bere for example, then an SUV or a larger car would be better.
Fareham, like most towns in the UK, has varying speed limits. The majority of the town, like Gosport Road, has a 30mph speed limit, but some areas also have 40mph, such as Eastern Way. Be sure to keep an eye out for signs as there are lots of speed cameras about.
You can park at Osborn Road Car Park from around £1 per hour. Alternatively, you can park at Market Quay Car Park for about £1.50 per hour. Both are free after 18:00 and a short walk from the centre of the town.
The average price of fuel in Fareham is R128,19 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 538 and R2 051, depending on the car size.