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Chelmsford, the only city in the Essex region of southeast England, is best known as radio's birthplace. This ancient city is situated in Essex's geographic centre approximately halfway between Colchester, whose history dates back to ancient Roman times, and London, where a good deal of Chelmsford's residents commute to work. Tourists will find a car rental in Chelmsford offers the most travel flexibility in this region.
Visitors to Chelmsford can easily follow the lead of many locals who regularly make the 49km commute to London. Tourists can travel to Chelmsford from any of London's airports or rail stations, all of which offer many good deals for those who compare car hire online and book early. A new bus station recently opened next to Chelmsford's rail station that handles more through passengers than any other in the nation.
Visitors who do not wish to drive directly to Chelmsford from any of London's rail stations or airports can take public transportation to Chelmsford, then get car hire in Chelmsford from the city's own rail and bus stations. It takes approximately an hour to drive between Chelmsford and central London along the A12.
The already easy task of driving around Chelmsford will become even easier after the completion of the replacement Chelmer Viaduct road whose construction is expected to begin in 2012. The current A138 road, which connects with the A414 at the notoriously clogged Army and Navy roundabout, will remain open in the meantime. Victoria Road and Parkway traffic can also become especially congested during rush hour periods.
Two Chelmsford attractions that lie just outside the city limits are the large local zoo and the suburb of Springfield. Great Britain's oldest recorded ancient Roman community, Colchester, remains one of the nation's fastest growing towns and is a worthy day trip destination from Chelmsford.
As one of Great Britain's warmest communities, Chelmsford has not seen significant snowfall for over two decades. Winter may be Chelmsford's coldest season, with lows of just 1°C common, but it is also the city's driest season. Most of Chelmsford's rain falls during its summer months of July and August when temperatures hover around 23°C. Spring and autumn may be the best times to come to Chelmsford as the city sees less rainfall than in summer but temperatures remain mild.
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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).