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Torquay car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Torquay

  • Enjoy a trip to the south coast of England and explore this seaside town on your on terms with Torquay car hire. The benefit of having car hire in Torquay is that you are not reliant on other modes of transport to get to your final destination. You can drive to Cockington Court on the outskirts of the city, or even further afield, like to Paignton Beach. Perfect for when the weather is hot, this beach is about 11min, or a 3-mile drive, away from the town centre. Rather than waiting around for an alternative method of transport, car hire will get you there in the most efficient way possible.
  • The main airport close to Torquay is located about 26 miles and a 40min drive away in Exeter. Exeter Airport has numerous car hire companies which provide a variety of vehicles for your onward journey. Car hire companies such as Avis and Europcar can be found just outside the terminal building as you leave the airport. Once you’ve exited the building, turn left and you will see the car hire branches. Should you get lost, just follow the signs which will point you in the correct direction.
  • Torquay is a medium-sized town and a popular destination for tourists throughout the year, but especially in the summer months. Keep an eye out for families and young children crossing the road during peak season, especially on Victoria Parade next to the marina and Meadfoot Sea Road next to Meadfoot Beach. Also be aware of cyclists on the road who might be cycling along the coast via Torquay, as this is a very popular route for our two-wheeled friends.
  • When driving with car hire in Torquay, it is likely that the roads will be busier during rush hour (between 08:00 and 09:00, and from 17:00 to 18:00), as many locals will be commuting to the neighbouring cities of Plymouth and Exeter to work. This particularly increases the traffic on Torbay Road and Newton Road, which are two of the main roads out of the town. The roads are likely to be far busier in the summer months than the cooler season, as tourists flock to the seaside for their holidays. So do be prepared for some heavier traffic if you are travelling in July and August.
  • Book your car hire in Torquay at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Torquay are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Torquay

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

    Due to the small, compact streets in the centre of Torquay, you may find it easier driving a smaller car. It will also help when it comes to parking. If you’re planning on heading into the countryside or further afield for the day, an SUV might be a better option for your Torquay car hire, as it’s a larger vehicle and will handle the roads better.

  • What’s the speed limit in Torquay?

    Much like the rest of the UK, Torquay operates a 20mph speed limit in many of its residential zones. Other parts of the town centre are 30mph, so keep an eye out for changes in the speed limit as cameras operate in this region. Roads into and out of the city vary in terms of speed limit, with the A380 being 50mph and others further away from the centre being 70mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Torquay?

    You can park at Shedden Hill Car Park for £1.40 for up to 1h, or £8.50 for over a day. Alternatively, you can park at Harbour Car Park for exactly the same price. Both these car parks are located next to the marina, so you’ll be right where all the action is happening once you’ve parked your car.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Torquay?

    The average price of fuel in Torquay is R134,89 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 619 and R2 158, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Torquay?

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

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

    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 Torquay?

    An Economy car hire in Torquay costs R981 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Torquay costs R1 504 per day, on average.

Torquay car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,0

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2 reviews
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6.0

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6.0

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10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Torquay

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1 The Avenue

+44 1626 330300

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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166 Teignmouth Road

+44 1803 313888

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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8,0 Very Good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
The 2 people I met were helpful and explained things well. Thank you Ella & Andreea. I prefer a full to full petrol policy as I'm sure it's easier & less confusing for the customer. Disappointingly, the car was not fully detailed. The front door pockets were dirty & the floor was un-vacuumed. My car had an annoying smudge on the screen when using the reversing camera. It couldn't be wiped away & I suspect that there is condensation,/water inside the cover over the actual camera.

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Budget

7,5

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3 locations in Torquay

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Budget Car & Van Rental

+44 180 343 1250

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Station Road, Newton Abbot, UK

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Torquay Rail Stn Meet & Greet

+44 180 343 1250

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Avis

7,5

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Torquay Train Station

+44 1803 431250

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Saturday08:30 - 17:30

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A Car Rental

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One location in Torquay

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2 Matford Way, Exeter

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Free2Move

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Orchard Court

+44 1803 523506

Monday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
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Thrifty

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Torquay Rail Station

+44 1803 294786

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Thursday08:30 - 17:30
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Toyota Rent a Car

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Toyota Snows Exeter

+44 1494 769810

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2 travellers who hired a car in Torquay gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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