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Berkshire car rentals

Driver's age: 26-65
Thu 18.07
Thu 25.07

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Top tips for renting a car in Berkshire

  • Hiring a car in Berkshire offers the freedom and convenience to explore this charming region at your own pace. Unlike dealing with public transport schedules and delays, having a car allows you to easily reach iconic landmarks like Windsor Castle, the stunning countryside of the Berkshire Downs, and the picturesque villages of Cookham and Bray. With Berkshire car hire, you can make the most of your time and discover the hidden gems of this region.
  • When travelling to nearby counties within England, such as Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, or Oxfordshire, there are generally no additional costs or documentation needed. However, crossing over into other countries, such as Wales or Scotland, may require additional permits or documentation. It's essential to check with the car hire agency in advance to ensure you have the necessary paperwork for a smooth border crossing experience.
  • In the UK, children under 135 cm in height or 12 years of age must use a suitable car seat while travelling in a vehicle. For parents travelling with small children, it is recommended to bring their car seats to ensure safety and compliance. Some car hire agencies in Berkshire may offer car seats for hire, but availability can vary, so it's advisable to check in advance and make arrangements if needed.
  • At Heathrow Airport (LHR), the car hire desks are in each terminal, making it easy to pick up your vehicle upon arrival. Terminal 5 even has its dedicated car hire building. To reach the hire desks, follow the signs or use the airport shuttle service, which operates between terminals. At Gatwick Airport (LGW), car hire offices are in the South Terminal, a short walk from the Arrivals area. The North Terminal also offers a shuttle service to the car hire desks. With Berkshire car hire at these airports, you can start your journey smoothly.
  • Book your rental car in Berkshire at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Berkshire

  • What is the most popular rental car in Berkshire?

    Luxury (Volvo XC90 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Berkshire.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Berkshire?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Should I hire a car in Berkshire?

    Absolutely! Opting for a car in Berkshire is a fantastic choice. The region's charming villages and lush landscapes beg for exploration. With your own wheels, visit renowned sites like Windsor Castle and the Ascot Racecourse, which might be less accessible via public transport. Compared to limited options, having a car offers flexibility and convenience, especially given the well-connected highways. Don't miss out on embracing the beauty of Berkshire. After all, there's no better way to uncover its treasures than from behind the wheel.

  • What is driving like in Berkshire?

    Driving in Berkshire offers a delightful experience that blends scenic beauty with convenience. The region's roads wind through charming villages and vibrant towns, providing a mix of calm countryside drives and busier urban routes. The driving culture leans towards a relaxed pace, perfectly suited to exploring picturesque landscapes. Keep in mind that areas around popular attractions like Windsor and Reading can get a bit busier. Speed limits adhere to the national norms, and you won't find any particularly unusual regulations to worry about. While toll roads are not prominent, it's advisable to have change handy. The roads, overall, are well-maintained, ensuring a comfortable journey. As with the rest of the UK, remember to drive on the left.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Berkshire?

    When it comes to Berkshire car hire, most rental companies require drivers to be at least 21 years old. However, some might have a minimum age of 25. Do keep in mind that there could be additional charges for drivers under 25 due to insurance considerations. You'll need a valid driving licence, and if it's not in English, an International Driving Permit is recommended. A major plus is having a credit card in the main driver's name for the deposit. Additionally, your driving licence should have been held for at least a year.

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