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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
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.
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).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
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.
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).
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).