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Winchester car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Winchester

  • Winchester is one of the great medieval towns of England, with many landmarks and historic buildings such as Winchester Castle and Winchester Cathedral. Bus and rail links connect it to other regional centres, but only car hire in Winchester allows you the freedom to explore the town and roam the English south coast at your pleasure and convenience. Farley Mount Monument and Viewpoint are located approximately 6 miles (9.6 km) west of Winchester via Sarum Road, while the city of Southampton and its famous port lies about 13 miles (21 km) south via the M3.
  • Southampton-Eastleigh Airport (SOU) is the international gateway to Winchester and it has a car hire centre, so you can conveniently pick up a vehicle after landing and drive the roughly 8.5 miles (14 km) from the terminal to town. Located a short walk from the International Arrivals exit, the centre is staffed by major providers like SIXT, Europcar and Avis/Budget, offering a comprehensive range of late-model compacts, luxury saloons, SUVs and people carriers to suit your tastes and needs. Bear in mind, the minimum age to hire a car at the centre is 21 and providers routinely impose charges on drivers under 25 years old.
  • When driving your Winchester car hire, it’s good to be aware of a few basic road rules. Drive the vehicle on the left-hand side of the road, and before leaving the pick-up location, check all passengers are wearing seatbelts and connect your hands-free mobile. It is illegal to operate a car hire in Winchester under the influence of drugs or alcohol, so drive responsibly at all times. Dial 999 if you or another motorist experiences an emergency on the road.
  • Generally speaking, congestion is a worry for any motorist, and the M3 is the major artery for inbound and outbound traffic to Winchester. The interchange with A272 outside Winnall is susceptible to tie-ups during the morning (around 7 am-8 am) and evening (about 7 pm-8 pm) rush hours. Also, the roundabout near Westgate Museum usually gets crowded on weekday afternoons between 1 pm and 3 pm, especially during the summer months when there’s an overall increase in pedestrian and vehicular traffic downtown.
  • Book your car hire in Winchester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Winchester

  • How much is the price of fuel in Winchester?

    The average price of fuel in Winchester is R125,25 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 503 and R2 004, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Winchester?

    Compact (MG ZS or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Winchester.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 Winchester?

    A Compact car hire in Winchester costs R1 456 per day, on average.

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

    Compact cars are suited for driving around the town’s narrow streets and offer economy to singles/couples. However, if you’re a family of five or more on holiday, then a full-sized saloon or SUV is definitely a better choice, since it provides more seating and cargo capacity. You should also consider that compacts and economy cars are better suited to narrow roads with tight corners in the city centre, and it’s harder to find on-street parking for vans and people carriers.

  • What are the speed limits in Winchester?

    When driving your car hire in Winchester, 30 mph (about 50 km/h) is the limit through residential areas; though, reduced speeds of about 20 mph (about 30 km/h) are common around school/hospital zones. 60 mph (about 90 km/h) is the recommended speed on single carriageways and on roads through rural areas, while 70 mph (about 115 km/h) is the max speed allowed on motorways and dual carriageways. CCTV cameras are in wide circulation around the city, so obey the speed limits and traffic signs at all times.

  • What are the best places to park a car in Winchester?

    For visitors with accommodations in Winchester, an establishment with on-site parking facilities is always a wise option. On-street parking is free where it can be found but may be subject to time limits. Feeding a parking meter is your next best option, unless you find a public parking garage with affordable all-day rates. Parking tariffs can be paid using cash, card or via mobile apps such as RingGo.

Winchester car rental reviews and directory

Easirent

4,8

Mediocre

1 review

One location in Winchester

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Southampton Airport

+44 238 001 6158

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
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3,6 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The lady that helped us was very patient and polite. She must meditate and listen to relaxing music in her free time to be able to cope with all the angry customers she gets.

Cons:

Off airport. Compulsary insurance which costs a fortune. From the look of it the cars that were provided had quite some damage already so maintanance/turnover is questionable. Uber was a lot more afordable in our case. We ended up going back to the airport and taking a taxi.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,2

Very Good

No reviews available

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2 locations in Winchester

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Steele Close

+44 23 8017 8239

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

Unit 2, Station Hill

+44 1962 844022

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
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keddy by Europcar

8,2

Very Good

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One location in Winchester

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Car Rental Building

8713843418

Monday07:30 - 22:00
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Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday07:30 - 22:00
Sunday09:30 - 22:00

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Avis

7,5

Good

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One location in Winchester

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Southampton Road

+44 344 544 6095

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Budget

7,5

Good

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One location in Winchester

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Southampton Road

+44 344 544 4602

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

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FLIZZR

7,4

Good

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One location in Winchester

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Car Rental Building Southampton Int.airport, Wide Lane

+44 207 018 8246

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Free2Move

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97- 101 Bournemouth Road

+44 23 8025 5432

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Low Cost Cars

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Southampton airport

080 0170 1331

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One traveller who hired a car in Winchester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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