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Car hire Cambridge

121CarHire.com Cambridge is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental companies in Cambridge

Below are the car rental companies in Cambridge with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Enterprise

    9 (1680)
  • Alamo

    8.5 (7731)
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.5 (3391)
  • Avis

    8.4 (5224)
  • Hertz

    8.1 (6009)
  • Budget

    8 (8798)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    8 (2896)
  • Sixt

    7.8 (2778)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.8 (3746)
  • Europcar

    7.4 (7108)
  • Green Motion

    6.7 (1686)

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Car rental companies in and around Cambridge

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Cambridge

Available locations in Cambridge:

Cambridge Station
245 Mill Road
264 Newmarket Road
Abbey Stadium

Location information for Cambridge

Many of Cambridge's 3.5 million annual visitors arrive at this 800-year-old university city by car, bus or train. From Cambridge University's stately campus to lazy punting along the shallow River Cam, Cambridge's atmosphere is as relaxed and serene as the flat green countryside surrounding this world famous centre of higher learning.

Transport

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As Cambridge's own airport is currently closed, the city's nearest airports lie 80kms south in London. London's Luton and Stansted airports both offer plenty of options to compare car hire deals online and both are situated less than 90 minutes from Cambridge. There are also regular rail and bus services between Cambridge and London.

Car Hire Cambridge

After getting a car hire in Cambridge, motorists can head towards the A10 or M11 to London. Both of these busy thoroughfares lead directly to the main A14 duel carriageway into central Cambridge. Drivers may prefer to take minor roads into Cambridge during peak morning and early evening rush hours.

Driving

Although Cambridge's city council discourages excessive automobile use, many visitors nonetheless welcome the freedom of car rental in Cambridge. Cambridge's popular Park and Ride scheme helps reduce some of the hassles of driving in the city, including its confusing system of one-way streets. Cambridge parking can be costly and hard to find.

Things To See and Do

Despite Cambridge's relatively close proximity to London, Great Britain's capital isn't the city's only recommended day trip destination. The 25-minute drive to Newmarket is recommended for horse lovers, who will undoubtedly enjoy Newmarket's famous flat racing venue and national horseracing museum. The same cathedral has towered over neighbouring Ely for nearly 1,000 years, and visitors may also want to take time to enjoy a spot of tea beneath the apple trees at Granchester's famous orchards.

Best Time To Visit

Spring brings mild weather, blossoming daffodils and the first wave of tourists to Cambridge. Although spring is a perfect time to avoid crowds while still enjoying lovely weather, summer remains Cambridge's high season. Average summer daytime Cambridge temperatures can climb up to 22°C and remain there well into September. However, even during Cambridge's coldest winter months the mercury rarely dips below 7°C during the day.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
  • Language
    English
  • Popular car category
    economy

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is 121CarHire.com the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by 121CarHire.com at this location?
  • Enterprise
  • Alamo
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Sixt
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Europcar
  • Green Motion
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