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Basingstoke car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Basingstoke

  • Car hire in Basingstoke will give you the independence to move beyond the city and visit some of the tourist attractions in wider Hampshire. One such place is The Vyne, a very good example of a 16-th century Tudor mansion, situated just to the north of Basingstoke. There’s also the Whitchurch Silk Mill which is the oldest of its kind in the UK and still produces fine fabrics. You can use your hire car to avoid having to take the train, and it will also give you the ability to explore the countryside on your own time.
  • The city isn’t served by its own airport, so you’ll land at Southampton Airport on your way here. This is a fairly substantial airport, offering plenty of options for car hire in Basingstoke, including picking up your pre-booked vehicle. The major brands have a decent presence here, especially Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and Alamo. They’re found in different parts of the airport. Enterprise is the most direct one to get to, as it’s just to your right once you’ve collected your luggage, while the rest of them are outside the terminal building, just a couple of minutes’ walk across the Spitfire Loop road.
  • Traffic conditions in Basingstoke can get pretty congested, so this will be your main consideration when driving around the town. The city centre is often milling with pedestrians as well, so take a similar approach to driving as you would in a larger urban area. The quieter roads around the town are easy to get around, so you won’t have any traffic problems there, but drive cautiously and be on the lookout for local cyclists who can pop up seemingly out of nowhere on the country lanes.
  • You should take rush hour in Basingstoke pretty seriously, as this is when some of the roads can really jam up quite a bit. Particular hotspots for this are the M4 in both directions and the intersection where it joins the larger M3 at Junction 5. Also watch out in the area around Kingsclere roundabout on the main Newbury/Basingstoke road. The A339 ringway can also become clogged during rush hour, which typically peaks at roughly 8:00 in the mornings and again at around 16:00 in the afternoon.
  • Book your rental car in Basingstoke at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Basingstoke

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

    It will pay off to book a smaller model of car for your Basingstoke car hire needs, something you’ll soon appreciate once you enter the town’s traffic and find that it’s so much easier than it would be in something like a large saloon. Tailor your choices, and only hire as much car as you need, so to speak. If you’re visiting as a family, look for a compact MPV, and if you’re on your own or visiting with a friend, you’ll not need anything larger than a nippy little city car. This will also pay off for you in terms of fuel economy.

  • What’s the speed limit in Basingstoke?

    Speed limits in Basingstoke conform to what you’ll be used to in UK cities and towns. In the built-up areas and the residential areas adjacent to the city centre it is set at 30mph, and enforced by numerous speed cameras, which are mobile. These are used on the outskirts of town as well, where the speed limit on the larger roads is 50mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Basingstoke?

    There are three short stay car parks in central Basingstoke. These all offer free parking for the first hour, with the second hour starting at £2.10 and increasing by a pound per hour. These are Albert Yark, Castons Yard and Jacobs Yard. You can also find parking centrally in Joices Yard, where you’ll pay around £1 for the first hour.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Basingstoke?

    The average price of fuel in Basingstoke is ₹ 594 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 7,126 and ₹ 9,501, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Basingstoke?

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

  • Which hire car agencies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Hertz, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Europcar, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Avis.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Hertz, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Dollar.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Routes Car & Truck Rentals and National.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

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

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

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

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Stansted airport (STN)?

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

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

    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 Basingstoke?

    An Economy car hire in Basingstoke costs ₹ 6,130 per day, on average.

Basingstoke car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Basingstoke

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Eastlands Court, Wade Road

+44 1256 336622

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

Festival Place K18a

+44 1784 428000

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Everything with Enterprise was great. The car was too small but that was my fault

1 out of 1

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Unit 4 Sherrington Way

+44 371 384 0297

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Excellent staff. Very nice car.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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Armstrong Road

+44 843 309 3003

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
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Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

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Unit 4 Sherrington Way, Lister Rd Ind Estate

+44 371 384 0297

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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Budget

7.5

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D2 Grafton Way

+44 344 544 6035

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Hertz

7.1

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County House

+44 843 309 3003

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
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Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:30 - 12:00

Exhibition Court

+44 843 309 3003

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

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Unit 4 Sherrington Way, Lister Rd Ind Estate

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Free2Move

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Churchill Way West

+44 1256 319475

Monday13:00 - 18:0008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 18:00
Wednesday13:00 - 18:0008:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 18:00
Friday13:00 - 18:0008:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Houndmills

+44 1243 782163

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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Sunnycars

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Armstrong Road

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Sherrington Way

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Thrifty

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6 Mortimer Lane

+44 1256 817333

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 travellers who rented a car in Basingstoke gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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