Harlow car hire

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Harlow car hire information

Pick-up locationHarlow
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Hire locations9
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Harlow

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Harlow

  • Although the bus network is extensive, it lacks the flexibility and convenience of a car hire in Harlow, which affords you the ability to be on the go at any time, day or night, near or far. Few driving experiences can match exploring coastal roads and the town/cities along the way. If you’re up for a challenge, start with a ride down to Chelmsford (20.5 miles via A414) then continue on through Colchester (24 miles) and Ipswich (a further 18.5 miles) along the A12 before the stretch of 44.5 miles along the A140 which leads to Norwich.
  • Along the M11 motorway that skirts the town, it’s only about 17 miles to London Stansted Airport (STN), and this is as good a place as any to pick up a hire car in Harlow. There is a good selection of providers including Europcar, National and Alamo represented at the Car Hire Village, so you’re likely to get a vehicle even without a reservation. To get to the car hire area, you should catch the free shuttle bus that stops at the terminal forecourt to pick up passengers every 10min.
  • The A414 borders the town along its northern and eastern flanks, funnelling traffic through secondary streets such as the A1019, A1025 and First Avenue, which all make their way to the town centre. You can expect congestion near all of these junction points inbound and outbound during morning and evening rush hours. The town centre is crowded with cultural landmarks and commercial interests, so there will be significant pedestrian and cycle traffic as well as vehicles on the roads.
  • One area to avoid during the morning (07:00-09:00) and evening (18:00-20:30) hours is the ring road (Haydens Road, Fourth Avenue, A1019 and A102) between Harlow College and Princess Alexandra Hospital, which contains four roundabouts and is an obvious magnet for delays during these periods. This area is also vulnerable to moderate traffic from 13:00 to 15:00 during the afternoon lunch peak.
  • Book your car hire in Harlow at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Harlow are around -7% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Harlow

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

    Harlow is a modern town, so it has few streets that might bother large passenger vehicles such as intermediate SUVs or luxury vehicles. If your budget is limited, try a late model compact or small economy car which is cheap and has excellent mileage to the litre.

  • What’s the speed limit in Harlow?

    Although there are certain areas (heavily populated districts and school zones) that are limited to a speed limit of 20mph, the legal speed limit in Harlow is 30mph. Secondary roads like the A102 and A1019 have a speed limit of 40mph and the A414 carries a limit of 50mph, however you can observe a speed of 70mph along the M11. All primary and secondary roads are subject to reduced speeds near junctions or interchanges, and they are monitored by CCTV and traffic cams, so exercise caution at all times.

  • Where are the best places to park in Harlow?

    Harlow Council operates close to 15 public car parks in the area. From Monday-Friday, between 08:00 and 17:00, charges apply at these pay and display lots. The first hour is usually free with various escalating charges after that depending on length of time and the location. From 17:00 until 08:00 on weekdays, you can park your Harlow car hire for free at any public lots, unless special restrictions apply. As mandated by Harlow Council, each public car park provides space for disabled persons under the Blue Badge programme.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Harlow?

    The average price of fuel in Harlow is R127,12 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 525 and R2 034, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Harlow?

    Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Harlow.

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

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

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

    Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Budget, Europcar, Hertz and keddy by Europcar.

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

    Car hire companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Budget, Alamo, Hertz and keddy by Europcar.

  • 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, INTERRENT, Budget, Alamo, Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • 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, INTERRENT, Budget, Alamo, Europcar, Avis, Hertz, keddy by Europcar and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • 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, INTERRENT, Budget, Alamo, Europcar, Avis, Hertz, keddy by Europcar and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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

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

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

    A Standard car hire in Harlow costs R1 291 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Harlow costs R971 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Harlow costs R527 per day, on average.

Harlow car rental reviews and directory

Free2Move

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3 locations in Harlow

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Edinburgh Way

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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Harlow Service Centre, River Way

+44 1279 930005

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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River Way

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GREEN MOTION

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Harlow Delivery

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Hoddesdon Delivery

+44 1279 210961

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Avis

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Tesco Superstore Harlow

+44 344 544 6962

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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Harlow Tesco Superstore

+44 344 544 6829

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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5 Ascent Park

+44 1279 444141

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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keddy by Europcar

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8 Harold Close

+44 371 384 5915

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