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Penryn car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Penryn

  • Consider getting car hire in Penryn to help you travel to other destinations when you get there. The city has several must-visit locations in and outside the city. These places are far apart, making the city's public transportation services unreliable, especially when visiting several sites daily. In this case, Penryn car hire provides convenient and reliable transportation to your destinations. Places worth visiting with your car hire in Penryn include Penryn Museum, Kernow Adventure Park, and St. Mawes Castle. Muddy Beach is about 50 miles from the city centre, and you can conveniently get there by car if you want to tour the destination.
  • Cornwall Airport Newquay (NQY) is the nearest airport to Penryn, about 31.5 km (19.5 miles) from the city centre, so, you’ll likely land there if you’re flying into the city. The popular car hire companies at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Budget, Firefly, Hertz, Keddy, and Easirent. The car hire desks are at the airport outside the Arrivals hall.
  • Generally, driving your car hire in Penryn is safe and enjoyable. The city boasts well-developed roads and disciplined drivers. They drive on the left side of the road and pass on the right. Be cautious when driving your Penryn car hire, especially when approaching roundabouts and populated areas. The city has a zero-tolerance to drinking and driving, so make sure you don't have any alcohol in your system when driving your Penryn car hire.
  • Just like UK cities and towns, Penryn experiences considerable traffic congestion during rush hours, since most residents access the city with private vehicles. Typically, the weekday rush hours start from 07:00 to 10:00. In contrast, the evening rush hours are experienced between 16:00 and 19:00. Plan your routes well to avoid traffic delays because they can impact your driving experience. Consider using alternative routes when accessing the city centre, especially if the main roads are brimming with vehicles.
  • Compact hire cars in Penryn are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Penryn

  • How much is the price of fuel in Penryn?

    The average price of fuel in Penryn is R126,34 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 516 and R2 021, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Penryn?

    Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Penryn.

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

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

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

    A Compact car hire in Penryn costs R1 052 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Penryn costs R1 289 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Penryn costs R1 551 per day, on average.

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

    Penryn roads are known for its narrow roads and tiny streets. Typically, the streets are brimming with vehicles and human traffic. So, when selecting your car type, consider a smaller vehicle to help you manoeuvre the narrow, busy streets. An economy is recommended, as it will also save you money when looking for car parks because they require a smaller parking space. An SUV is a good option when visiting off-roads, as it offers high visibility and navigation.

  • What is the speed limit in Penryn?

    Beware of the varying speed limits when driving your car hire in Penryn. The city has multiple speed limits depending on the roads you drive on. The speed limit on motorways is 70 mph and 60 mph when driving your Penryn car hire on single carriageways. When driving in built-up areas, like business zones and residential areas, the speed limit is 30 mph. The city has numerous posted speed limits you should be mindful of. Be sure to abide by all the speed limits, as the city strictly enacts them.

  • Where are the best places to park in Penryn?

    You'll ultimately need car parks when driving your car hire in Penryn. Don't sweat about finding one, since you'll be spoiled with many options in downtown Penryn. Parking your Penryn car hire at central locations lets you stay closer to essential amenities like eateries, accommodation, and business centres, while giving you seamless motorway access. Considerable places include Comfort Garage, Millers Garage, Eastwood Garage, Terry Authers Motors, and Blowing House Garage. The car parks have different parking policies, so understand the parking policy before parking your Penryn car hire. Parking charges vary, but it costs around £3.50 per hour on average.

Penryn car rental reviews and directory

Firefly

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Station Road

+44 843 309 3077

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2,9

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Unit 2b Edhen Park,Harvey Road, Truro

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Kernick Road

+44 1326 373355

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Newham Road

+44 1872 262211

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2,0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Wasn't aware of the closing time - As a reaults want able to use the car

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Exceptionally helpful staff at the Truro office. They also drove us to the train station after our drop off.

1 out of 1

Alamo

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1872 262211

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6,0 Okay

May 2023

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The car we got was excellent! We had trouble getting to the rental place in Truro when we arrived at the train station. The Hertz car dealer at the Truro train station tried calling them on two different phone lines with no response and ended up giving us a ride there.

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Europcar

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Unit 2b Edhen Park

+44 371 384 9947

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
No problems at all. Friendly helpful staff at both ends. Keep up the great work

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National

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1872 262211

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Sunnycars

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Harvey Road

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Thrifty

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Threemilestone Industrial Est

+44 1872 223638

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7 travellers who hired a car in Penryn gave the car agency they used an average rating of 3.3

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