Cheap Car Rental in Cambridge

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      Your quick travel guide to Cambridge

      Wander Through the Cobbled Streets of Cambridge

      Cambridge is primarily famous for its 800-year-old university and its rivalry with fellow university town, Oxford. However, there’s much more to Cambridge than that. Home to some stunning architecture, some of the modern day’s most brilliant minds (Stephen Hawking anyone?) and a myriad of delightful snack food stops and fascinating museums, Cambridge is a place that grabs you and keeps you. Getting cheap car hire in Cambridge is a must if you wish to visit the surrounding countryside; not so much so if you wish to stay in the centre, as this is pedestrianized.

      What to See and Do in Cambridge

      There are endless activities and sites in and around Cambridge. The city itself is close to a number of historical points of interest, including Ely and its stunning cathedral. Cambridge is also driving distance from the bustling metropolis that is London, making it rather a useful jumping-off point for a day trip to that large city. Within Cambridge itself though, the must-do activity is punting. There is nothing better than to punt in a flat-bottomed boat along the River Cam whilst admiring the backs of all the colleges that sit on the river bank. Afterwards, head in to Kings College Chapel to admire one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture on the entire island of Great Britain.

      Nature lovers can explore the Botanical Gardens or Linton Zoo on the outskirts. Come by in racing season, and it is well worth a drive out to Newmarket and, in true British fashion, have a flutter on the horses.

      Saving On the Car Rental

      For low-priced car rental in Cambridge UK, there are a couple of things to bear in mind. Firstly, it’s a good idea to rent a car for periods of a week, as this can drop the daily price from £35 to £27. Smaller cars are also cheaper to rent than larger ones, and these latter classes are largely unnecessary in this small town. not only offers you the best in price comparisons, but we also outline the excellent set of freebies that come with every budget auto rental. These will vary between car classes but generally include:

      • Collision Damage Waiver
      • Theft Protection
      • Free Amendments

      These are subject to the terms and conditions; with some cars also being available for unlimited mileage though some are limited to just 90 miles per day. Check out our site for the full range of options and car classes for these types of extras. Regardless of the additional features, all cars come with air conditioning and manual transmission and will be provided with a full tank of petrol, with the car to be returned in similar fashion.

      Getting Cheap Car Hire in Cambridge UK

      When looking to get a cheap car rental in Cambridge, it is important to bear in mind the time of year. Summer months are tourist-heavy, and car prices can rise significantly from as little as £17 per day up to £27 per day. Being organised and booking the car around two months in advance can also drop the daily rental price of the car. It is also important to choose the pick-up location carefully. Often, Cambridge Downtown is the only option available, as Cambridge Histon doesn’t even have cars, emphasising the importance of early booking. It is also important to remember to return the car to the same location rather than choosing a different one, as this latter decision will result in you incurring relocation fees from the rental company.

      Road Rules in Cambridge

      1. Driving in the UK is on the left-hand-side of the road
      2. Much of the city is pedestrianized or ‘taxis only’, so be careful not to pass over a lowered bollard
      3. Most people cycle in Cambridge, so watch out for cyclists – they come from nowhere and don’t always obey the rules of the road
      4. Be aware that the streets are narrow and often one-way, so travelling through the city during peak commuting hours will result in long queues

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      Time it took to drop your car off8.9
      Cleanliness of the car8.7
      Overall condition of the car9.0
      Time it took to pick your car up9.1
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      Time it took to drop your car off9.0
      Cleanliness of the car9.5
      Overall condition of the car8.2
      Time it took to pick your car up7.0
      Keddy by Europcar
      7.6 /3 reviews
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      Keddy by Europcar
      Time it took to drop your car off7.3
      Cleanliness of the car9.0
      Overall condition of the car9.0
      Time it took to pick your car up7.3