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South Croydon car hire information

Pick-up locationSouth Croydon
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Hire locations5
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in South Croydon

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in South Croydon

  • Car hire in South Croydon provides several advantages over other modes of transport in the area. Unlike relying on public transport schedules, having a car allows you to conveniently explore the surrounding attractions, like Boxpark Croydon or Addington Hills Viewing Platform. It offers the flexibility to customise your itinerary and reach destinations at your own pace. Moreover, with South Croydon car hire, you can easily access nearby areas like the scenic Surrey Hills or venture into central London without relying solely on train services.
  • Choosing car hire in South Croydon at a nearby airport offers convenience and ease of travel. At London Gatwick Airport (LGW), car hire offices are in the dedicated Car Rental area next to the South Terminal. Follow the signs directing you to the Car Rental area after leaving Baggage Claim. For London Heathrow Airport (LHR), the car hire desks are in the Arrivals Hall of each terminal. After exiting Customs, follow the signs to the appropriate terminal's car hire desks.
  • When driving in South Croydon, note the local traffic patterns and road conditions. The town has its fair share of narrow streets and busy intersections, especially around High Street and Brighton Road. Keep an eye out for pedestrians crossing the road and cyclists sharing the lanes. Be mindful of on-street parking regulations and restrictions to avoid any penalties. Familiarise yourself with the town's parking zones and pay attention to the signage to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience.
  • When driving in South Croydon, take note of peak traffic hours to avoid potential delays. Rush hour in the area typically occurs from 07:30 to 09:00 and 16:30 to 18:00. Roads like Brighton Road and London Road may experience heavier traffic between these hours. During winter, certain areas around South Croydon, particularly in nearby hilly regions like the North Downs, may experience challenging driving conditions due to snowfall or icy patches. Exercise caution and check weather forecasts and road conditions during winter.
  • Book your car hire in South Croydon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hire in South Croydon are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in South Croydon

  • How much is the price of fuel in South Croydon?

    The average price of fuel in South Croydon 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 South Croydon?

    Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in South Croydon.

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

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

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

    Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Budget, Hertz, Europcar 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, Hertz, Alamo 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, Hertz, Alamo, Europcar and Avis.

  • 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, Hertz, Alamo, Europcar, Avis and keddy by Europcar.

  • 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, Hertz, Alamo, Europcar, Avis and keddy by Europcar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in South Croydon?

    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 South Croydon?

    A Compact car hire in South Croydon costs R755 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in South Croydon?

    An Economy car hire in South Croydon costs R1 278 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in South Croydon?

    A Mini car hire in South Croydon costs R891 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in South Croydon?

    When considering car hire in South Croydon, choosing a versatile vehicle that offers comfort and manoeuvrability is essential. For solo travellers or couples, a compact hatchback is ideal, allowing easy navigation through the town's narrow streets and tight parking spaces. Families or larger groups may benefit from a spacious SUV, providing ample room for passengers and luggage when exploring the city and its surrounding areas. Opting for a car with good fuel efficiency ensures cost-effective driving within the town and on longer trips.

  • What's the speed limit in South Croydon?

    When driving in South Croydon, it's important to adhere to the speed limits to ensure safety and avoid penalties. The speed limit is usually 30 mph in residential areas. School zones or high pedestrian areas may have lower speed limits of 20 mph to prioritise safety. On major roads like the A232 and A235, the speed limit generally increases to 40 mph or 50 mph. Look out for speed limit signs and be cautious of speed camera enforcement in areas where they may be present.

  • Where are the best places to park in South Croydon?

    When visiting South Croydon, planning for paid parking in certain parts of the city is advisable. The town offers several parking options, including on-street parking and car parks. The Whitgift Centre Car Park and Centrale Shopping Centre Car Park are popular choices in the town centre. Charges for parking in South Croydon typically range from £1.50 to £2.50 per hour, depending on the location and duration of stay. Check parking signs and payment methods to ensure a smooth parking experience in South Croydon.

South Croydon car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,2

Very Good

1 review

2 locations in South Croydon

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11 Stafford Rd

+44 20 4530 6849

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

444-448 Brighton Road

+44 20 3770 9356

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Good service and value for money thanks

1 out of 1

Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

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One location in South Croydon

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101 Waddon Way

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keddy by Europcar

8,0

Very Good

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One location in South Croydon

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47 Imperial Way

+44 871 384 3489

Monday08:00 - 17:0018:30 - 23:59
Tuesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Wednesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Thursday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:0018:30 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:0013:30 - 23:59
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Hertz

7,0

Good

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Hilton Hotel, 101 Waddon Way

+44 203 475 3494

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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GREEN MOTION

5,3

Fair

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One location in South Croydon

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263-265, Brighton Road

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Virtuo

8,0

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Kingsland Shopping Centre Parking

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Europcar

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One location in South Croydon

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47 Imperial Way

+44 371 384 3489

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6,0 Okay

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Car had pre-existing damage and was due a service. The model ( Vauxhall Crossland) delivered a poor driving experience, particularly with harsh clutch and road noise. We were very much left with the impression that as a one way rental this car was nearing the end of its hire car life and heading for auction. Staff at pick up and return were courteous and friendly .

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

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2 locations in South Croydon

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11 Stafford Rd

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47 Imperial Way

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Free2Move

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One location in South Croydon

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443a Brighton Road

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00

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Practical Car & Van Rental

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101 Waddon Way - Hilton Hotel, London

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2 travellers who hired a car in South Croydon gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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Compact

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