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Barnstaple car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Barnstaple

  • The main advantages of booking car hire in Barnstaple are flexibility and independence. While the town has a public transport system, if you rely on that you'll be subject to its schedules, routes and stops, and you'll have to spend some time working out how to get to the destinations you want to visit. Hiring a car will remove these restrictions, giving you the ability to explore North Devon attractions like the Big Sheep Theme Park and Exmoor Zoo.
  • Barnstaple is served by Exeter International Airport (EXT), which is about 37 miles from the town. If you're arriving by air, it’s the most convenient location from which to organise car hire in Barnstaple. The airport has a dedicated car hire building that's just outside the Arrivals hall. Simply exit the building and turn left, where you'll see the signage of the various car hire companies. It's not a long walk, but you can catch a free airport shuttle bus if you prefer.
  • If you're using car hire in Barnstaple, you won't find the driving conditions to be much different to other towns in the UK. The roads are in good nick, but watch out for repair works, which are a common sight. With the exception of a few late-night speedsters, the locals are generally careful and observant drivers. The police presence is both visible and covert, so stick to the regulations to avoid any hassles on your visit.
  • Unfortunately, it's not uncommon to come across joyriders speeding through the streets late at night and in the early hours of the morning, something the police constantly have to deal with. So drive extra carefully at these times, especially on Old Bideford Road. Also pay more attention on the very busy A361 North Devon road if you're taking day trip outside the town. Just drive defensively and you'll be fine.
  • Book your rental car in Barnstaple at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Barnstaple are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Barnstaple

  • How much is the price of fuel in Barnstaple?

    The average price of fuel in Barnstaple is ₹ 594 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 7,124 and ₹ 9,498, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Barnstaple?

    Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Barnstaple.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Barnstaple?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Barnstaple?

    An Economy car hire in Barnstaple costs ₹ 6,255 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Barnstaple?

    A Mini car hire in Barnstaple costs ₹ 6,139 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Barnstaple?

    An Intermediate car hire in Barnstaple costs ₹ 8,420 per day, on average.

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

    It's pretty easy to get around the town, so don't feel restricted in your Barnstaple car hire choices. If you're visiting by yourself or as a couple and going to spend most of your time in the built-up areas, you can hire a city car or a small sedan. Larger parties and families can opt for an MPV, which will provide lots of space and large windows for sightseeing. The same can be said if you want to take a couple of road trips in North Devon, unless you plan on going off the beaten track. In that case, a 4WD makes a good option.

  • What's the speed limit in Barnstaple?

    The speed limits in Barnstaple vary across the town, so always keep a look-out for the signs. Specific sections of the main A39 North Road have reduced limits of 40 mph, while others have a reduced limit of 30 mph. These speed limits apply inside the town as well, while you can travel at up to 60 mph on larger motorways, including most of the A39 North. The police are very vigilant, and have adopted a no-tolerance policy that at times has seen around 1,000 motorists fined in a single month.

  • Where are the best places to park in Barnstaple?

    There are dozens of car parks in Barnstaple and you usually won't have any trouble finding a spot. The central Queen Street Car Park is a typical example. Fees work on a sliding scale, starting at around £0.50 for 30 minutes, roughly £2.60 for two hours and going up to about £13 for the full day. This is the typical average cost at many of the other parking lots that you'll find in Bear Street, Green Lanes, Hardaway Head and plenty more. These are dotted all over the town, so you won't struggle to find one near to where you're going.

Barnstaple car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

7.3

One location in Barnstaple

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Chivenor Business Park

+44 371 384 0126

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2.0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car had mechanical issues. The gear box was not working and the gears were getting stuck.

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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Compound 21

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

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Braunton

+44 371 384 0126

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Chivenor Business Park

+44 371 384 0126

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0

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Unit 4, Great Western Parade

+44 1271 316317

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Hertz

7.1

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Compound 21

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Free2Move

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11 Blundells Road

+44 1884 257143

Monday08:30 - 13:0013:00 - 17:30
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Wednesday13:00 - 17:3008:30 - 13:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:3008:30 - 13:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

Lauder Lane

+44 1271 551528

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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Newport Road

+44 1271 327328

Monday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 17:00
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Thrifty

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Unit 3 Team Services Bldg

+44 1271 314555

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:30 - 13:00
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Friday08:30 - 13:00
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One traveller who rented a car in Barnstaple gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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