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Taunton car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Taunton

  • Taunton’s history with military adventure is long indeed. From the days of the Anglo-Saxons and then the Normans on down through the Wars of the Roses, this town has made its mark on the history of Somerset and the entire country. Pack your travel bags and experience some adventures of your own with a hire car in Taunton. The convenience and flexibility they provide is priceless and can only enhance all the memories waiting to be made.
  • Get yourself off to a promising start by hiring a car in Taunton after you land at Exeter Airport, which is 31 miles away from the town square via the M5. The airport hosts a list of providers like Hertz, Budget and Avis, where you can find a vehicle before starting your trip. The Car Hire Centre at Exeter Airport is also conveniently located at the terminal and all you have to do is leave the Baggage Claim area and walk across the floor of the Arrivals Hall to find it.
  • With less than 80,000 residents, Taunton is not a large town, but it certainly experiences its version of rush hour madness during certain morning and evening periods. The town centre boasts an active network of secondary roads, many of which intersect at key points, and this increases the likelihood of vehicular traffic. The opportunities for congestion only increase when you add everyday pedestrians and cycle traffic to the mix.
  • The M5 is an obvious standout as it glides past the outskirts of town, carving its way through the county. The A38 and A358 run parallel to each other as they approach the town centre, then become part of a ganglion of primary roads that converge around the Firepool, Obridge and Rowbarton areas. For this reason, you should expect to encounter delays or even traffic jams around these northern districts between 07:00 and 08:30 on weekday mornings and from 18:00-20:30 on weekday evenings.
  • Book your car hire in Taunton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Taunton are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Taunton

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

    High concentrations of primary and secondary roads mean that you should get around easily, regardless of which size vehicle you choose. Each style offers comfort and function, making the decision subject only to constraints of budget and passenger numbers.

  • What’s the speed limit in Taunton?

    According to the Somerset County Council, you should observe the following speeds when driving a Taunton hire car around its boundaries: 20mph is the maximum speed in residential districts and urban areas, but 30mph is the legal speed across the entire county. 40mph is the limit on ring roads, for example, while 50mph and 60mph speeds are possible along the A38 and A358 once you’re safely outside town limits.

  • Where are the best places to park in Taunton?

    The Council for Somerset West and Taunton administers an on-street parking system within the town limits. These are usually pay and display schemes, so expect to use them for a limited time only. The rate is usually between £2 and £3 per two-hour period or about £1.50 per hour in certain areas. The Council also operates a few public car parks, some of which offer parking for disabled persons. Some of these garages may be multi-storey and are perfect for extended stays if you decide to leave the car behind. Expect a rate of less than £2 for the first hour to start.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Taunton?

    The average price of fuel in Taunton is R126,20 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 514 and R2 019, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Taunton?

    Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Taunton.

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

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

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

    An Economy car hire in Taunton costs R844 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Taunton costs R1 480 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Taunton costs R1 072 per day, on average.

Taunton car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,1

Very Good

1 review

One location in Taunton

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Unit 3, Trafalgar House

+44 1823 288300

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Got an SUV instead of sedan. There are a lot of narrow roads in the U.K. And I was very uncomfortable driving something big on them. The day before I was to return the vehicle a stone hit the windshield and cracked it. They charged me for it. Had I been in the sedan that I reserved, the stone would have gone right over it. Doubt that I'll rent from Enterprise again!

1 out of 1

Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

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2 locations in Taunton

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Unit 2, Station Approach

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Unit 2

+44 1823 240058

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keddy by Europcar

8,6

Very Good

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Unit 12/13 Trinity Bus. Centre

+44 371 384 5988

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Avis

7,5

Good

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St James Street Garage

+44 344 544 6106

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
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Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Budget

7,5

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37 St James Street

+44 344 544 7038

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Europcar

7,1

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Unit 12/13 Trinity Bus. Centre

+44 371 384 5988

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Hertz

7,1

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Unit 2, Engineers Workshop

+44 1823 240058

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
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Friday09:00 - 12:00

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Free2Move

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2 locations in Taunton

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78-88 East Reach

+44 1823 250491

Monday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
Tuesday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
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Priorswood Road

+44 1823 239120

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

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Sunnycars

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Station Approach North

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Unit 3, Trafalgar House

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Thrifty

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6 Wellington New Rd

+44 1823 253696

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30

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One traveller who hired a car in Taunton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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