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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Watford

  • With a car hire in Watford, you’re well on your way to exploring the charms of this market town and borough just north of London. Cassiobury Park and award-winning Oxhey Park are two of the attractions situated within 3 miles of Watford Junction Railway Station downtown, but with so many sights on offer you’re spoilt for choice. If you are into history, check out the medieval town of Aylesbury about 24 miles due west along the A41.
  • Making a reservation for your car hire in Watford at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) offers the advantage of choosing between providers who offer 24-hr pick up and return of your vehicle, which is a convenient advantage. Most of them also offer extras like additional mileage, child seats or additional drivers, which you might need according to your travel plans. You can find a range of hired car companies with offices at all terminals (2 to 5) and transport is provided for pick-up locations beyond walking distance.
  • Obtaining a sat nav can make the difference between getting lost and safely navigating your way around Watford town centre and destinations further afield. Jaywalking pedestrians are uncommon but it’s useful to know where cycling and bus lanes are located so you avoid accidents and avoidable fines whenever possible. In unfamiliar surroundings always err on the side of caution, especially when you’re out on the road at night and observe all posted speed limit signs.
  • An extensive network of primary roads, such as the M4, M25 and M40, and secondary roads, such as the A1, A41 and the A414, pass through and around this borough so traffic congestion during morning and evening rush hour periods should be expected in and out of the town. Vehicles along the M1 to and from London may complicate matters so a sat nav becomes instrumental for suggesting alternate routes to avoid bottlenecks and busy parts of the town.
  • Book your rental car in Watford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Watford are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Watford

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

    Compact cars are always popular vehicles for zipping around the town while intermediate SUVs or premium cars offer addition seating for your travel buddies or relatives. If you intend to spend long stretches of time on the road during your stay in Watford, fuel efficiency and comfort should be your main concern, especially on road trips in surrounding areas.

  • What’s the speed limit in Watford?

    A 20mph speed limit is set within town limits to help protect the growing number of cyclists, areas with schools, and pedestrian traffic around Watford. Along the M1 and M25 main motorways as well as the A1 and A41 dual carriageways, you can safely accelerate up to 70mph. There are multiple single carriageways, such as the A4008 and the A4125, which crisscross the borough connecting with various districts around the county of Hertfordshire that allow speeds up to 60mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Watford?

    Watford Kings and Watford Palace are two huge public parking spots within a 10 minutes’ walk of the town centre where you can leave your Watford car hire for £2 per 2h stay. You may prefer the one at Church on Exchange Place, which allows for convenient payment by cash or card. There are also free parking sites at Kemp Place and South Oxhey, which are open all day, seven days a week, if you don’t mind taking the bus or metro to get there.

  • How much is gas price in Watford?

    The average gas price in Watford is ₪25.17 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪302 and ₪403, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Watford?

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

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

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

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

    Car rental companies onsite at Gatwick airport include keddy by Europcar, Budget, Hertz, U-Save and Dollar.

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

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

  • 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, Avis, Sixt, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, and Dollar.

  • 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, keddy by Europcar, Europcar, Alamo, Avis, Sixt, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, and Dollar.

  • 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, keddy by Europcar, Europcar, Alamo, Avis, Sixt, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, and Dollar.

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

    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 Watford?

    A Compact car rental in Watford costs ₪62 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Watford costs ₪80 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car rental in Watford costs ₪95 per day, on average.

Watford car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2

Very good

3 reviews

2 locations in Watford

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12-14 Greenhill Crescent

+44 1923 251076

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

80 Cassio Road

+44 1923 800300

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I was collecyed promptly by a very friendly member of staff who ran through everything personally I felt very taken care of. The car was superb and fitted my needs perfectly.

Cons:

I wasn't aware of the extra charges for roadside assistance and this could have been explained more thoroughly. It would have been great to have been offered a drop off service after the rental too.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Booked online and confirmed. Arrived to pick up the car and was told the car was not available. It upset all our plans being a saturday.

1 out of 1

Avis

7.5

One location in Watford

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201 The Harlequinn

+44 344 544 9057

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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One location in Watford

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Elton Way

+44 192 325 3169

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
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Friday08:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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National

8.8

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Watford

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1923 800300

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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keddy by Europcar

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Watford

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247 Lower High Street

+44 371 384 5970

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Budget

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Watford

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Intu Mall Harlequin Centre

+44 344 544 9056

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
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Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Hertz

7.2

Good

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One location in Watford

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Hilton Watford,elton Way

+44 1923 253169

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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Europcar

6.8

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Watford

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247 Lower High Street

+44 371 384 5970

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Watford

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247 Lower High Street

+44 371 384 5970

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Watford

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247 Lower High Street

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Hilton Hotel, Elton Way

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A Car Rental

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One location in Watford

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3 Otterspool Way, Watford

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Free2Move

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One location in Watford

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329 St Albans Road

+44 1753 744844

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Shouqi

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One location in Watford

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Europcar Internet Aldenham Road

+44 870 607 5000

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Thrifty

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One location in Watford

Locations in Watford

6 Colonial Way

+44 1923 606662

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30
Saturday08:30 - 18:30

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4 travelers who rented a car in Watford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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Most popular car type

Compact

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Watford car rental information

Pick-up locationWatford
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Rental locations17
Airport locations0