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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Croydon

  • Car hire in Croydon is the way to go if you don’t want to be reliant on public transport in this outer London borough. You’ll also be able to use it to get to some of the most prominent tourist attractions in the area, such as Crystal Palace Museum, just over 3 miles away from central Croydon. Bear in mind that you’ll still be in a very busy urban area, which is another thing that makes Croydon car hire a good idea – you don’t want to be tied to the schedules of crowded trams and buses. With a car, you’re free to explore other attractions like Bethlem Museum of the Mind or the South London Botanical Institute, about 2.5 and 5 miles away respectively.
  • There are two London airports near Croydon, the closest of which is London Gatwick, about 10 miles away. The other option is London City Airport, about 16 miles distant. You’ll find car hire choices are plentiful at both airports, with a wide selection of car hire companies that you can book through KAYAK, including all major brands like Hertz, Avis and Europcar. Their parking areas are spread around the airports, and some have kiosks within the Arrivals terminal areas. Gatwick Airport provides free shuttles between these areas, so if you arrive at Gatwick North Terminal, you can catch a shuttle to the South Terminal very easily. At London City Airport, all the car hire kiosks are in the main terminal.
  • While Croydon is pretty far south of London, it’s worth being forewarned that the traffic can become very congested. You should pay particular attention to the trams in the town, as they are the main form of public transport – avoid driving on what seem like temptingly open roads, as these are actually tram lines. Be careful not to drive in the numerous bus lanes either. Also exercise caution at Lombard roundabout, as its constant traffic stream and many exits require concentration.
  • Although this London satellite town is a gateway to rural Surrey, it can certainly hold its own when it comes to big-city traffic congestion. The rush hours are at standard times, but worst around 08:00 and 17:00. You should specifically avoid Fiveways junction at rush hour, as locals know well that the traffic can often scarcely move here at these times. In the mornings, try to avoid Brighton Road – it can add up to an hour to your travel time otherwise. Remembering these few things will make car hire in Croydon a more pleasant and efficient experience.
  • Book your rental car in Croydon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Croydon are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Croydon

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

    If you’re intending to spend most of your stay in Croydon itself, we recommend you tailor your hire car selection towards the smaller, more practical models. Fortunately, you can book a wide variety of economy and compact cars. This will not only pay off in time-saving, but will also help prevent you wasting too much petrol in Croydon’s traffic. If you’re intending to stay to the south of Croydon where the city blends into more rural areas, you could hire an MPV, 4x4 or larger sedan.

  • What’s the speed limit in Croydon?

    Speed limits in Croydon can be confusing to visitors, as they vary often and change quickly. Make sure you keep a close eye out for speed limit signs. In most areas the speed limit is 30mph, but on many roads it is reduced to 20mph. Be wary of the numerous speed cameras too.

  • Where are the best places to park in Croydon?

    It’s best to avoid parking anywhere in the centre of Croydon, as parking tariffs can be steep. You can expect to pay just over £13 for anything between 4 and 24h. You can get cheaper rates early in the morning, but due to the congestion this can sometimes be difficult. Instead, take advantage of the 30-minute free parking on London Road or in the area stretching from West Croydon Station to where Sumner Road begins.

  • How much is gas price in Croydon?

    The average gas price in Croydon is ₪26.11 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪313 and ₪418, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Croydon?

    Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Croydon.

  • Which car rental companies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Europcar, Sixt, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Arnold Clark and Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies are at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Gatwick airport include keddy by Europcar and Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies are at Stansted airport (STN)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sixt, Avis, and Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gatwick airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Avis, and Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Stansted airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Avis, and Hertz.

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

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Croydon?

    A Compact car rental in Croydon costs ₪171 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Croydon?

    An Economy car rental in Croydon costs ₪134 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Croydon?

    An Intermediate car rental in Croydon costs ₪203 per day, on average.

Croydon car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
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10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Croydon

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Unit 34, Factory Lane

+44 20 7018 8246

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Nicholas was excellent to work with

1 out of 1

Europcar

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Croydon

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47 Imperial Way

+44 371 384 3489

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George Street

+44 371 384 3489

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6.0 Okay

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Car had pre-existing damage and was due a service. The model ( Vauxhall Crossland) delivered a poor driving experience, particularly with harsh clutch and road noise. We were very much left with the impression that as a one way rental this car was nearing the end of its hire car life and heading for auction. Staff at pick up and return were courteous and friendly .

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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One location in Croydon

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101 Waddon Way

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very good

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3 locations in Croydon

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47 Imperial Way

+44 871 384 3489

Monday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Tuesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Wednesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Friday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:0013:30 - 23:59
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George Street

+44 371 384 3489

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George Street

+44 371 384 3489

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

Very good

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One location in Croydon

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Cooper Bmw Croydon-bmw Only

+44 208 253 0065

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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Budget

7.4

Good

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One location in Croydon

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2 Ampere Way

+44 344 544 3896

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00

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Hertz

7.1

Good

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Hilton Hotel, 101 Waddon Way

+44 203 475 3494

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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FLIZZR

7.4

Good

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One location in Croydon

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Unit 34, Factory Lane

+44 207 018 8246

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EZ Drive Car Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Croydon

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1 Ruskin Square

+44 20 3105 4566

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Free2Move

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One location in Croydon

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15-21 Progress Way

+44 20 8355 8009

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00

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Shouqi

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One location in Croydon

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George Street

+44 371 384 3489

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Sunnycars

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11 Stafford Rd

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Thrifty

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Unit 8a, Stafford Cross Tradin

+44 20 8686 9300

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30

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2 travelers who rented a car in Croydon gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

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Croydon car rental information

Pick-up locationCroydon
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