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Maidstone car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Maidstone

  • Choose the option to hire a car in Maidstone and give yourself the chance to witness the town and all surrounding areas at your ease and flexibility. Heard about the renowned Canterbury Cathedral, but not had the chance to visit? Now is your chance, with car hire in Maidstone. Driving to the famous town, 26 miles away, will take just under 40min. If you want to stay closer to Maidstone, Leeds Castle, known as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’ and just 5 miles away, is an 11min drive.
  • Located in Kent, the closest airport is Heathrow at 63 miles away and takes around 1h 15min to get to. Heathrow Airport has an extensive car rental centre, which is home to companies including Europcar, Hertz, Avis and Budget, enabling an array of options to suit a range of budgets. Some of the car hire companies are open 24/7 and most providers in the car hire centre can conveniently be accessed at all times. There is a free airport shuttle bus that expediently transports passengers from Terminals 2, 3 and 4 and runs every day at 10-minute intervals.
  • The main motorways near Maidstone are the M20 and M2. The M20 connects you to the South, towards Dover and Folkestone, and takes you North towards another major road, the M25, which circles the UK’s capital, London, and can connect you to other routes towards the North of the UK. The M2 will guide you to the East, towards Sittingbourne, which has a selection of museums and notable locations, and the Isle of Sheppey, known as Kent’s ‘Treasure Island’. Motorways can become congested with traffic during rush hour, which is normally between 7:00 to 9:00 and 17:00 to 19:00, however we would advise you to tune into the traffic news to follow the latest updates on the day.
  • You can drive around Maidstone town, but the high street in the town centre is a pedestrian zone, which means that there is restricted access for vehicles except taxis and bicycles. Only taxis and bicycles can access the High Street from Pudding Lane and King Street, and only buses can access the High Street from Mill Street, King Street, Pudding Lane and Fairmeadow. The UK can have extremely cold weather conditions if you are travelling from October to February and roads could be icy, so please take extra care when travelling in Maidstone in icy conditions.
  • Book your rental car in Maidstone at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Maidstone

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

    You can drive a range of different car types to suit your needs, including economy, standard and luxury, as well as vans, all of which you can get from Maidstone car hire. However, larger cars and vehicles might be a bit more difficult to navigate in the town centre due to the smaller roads, one way systems and pedestrian only areas.

  • What’s the speed limit in Maidstone?

    When driving in the town, 20mph to 30mph is usually the permitted limit, this depends on the street and area, and you are strongly advised to check this upon your arrival. On motorways, specifically dual carriageways, the national speed limit can go up to 70mph and on single carriageways, it is generally 60mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Maidstone?

    There are a number of on-street parking options and car parks in Maidstone, with a mix of short stay and long stay car parks. Car parks are pay and display. On-street parking is free daily from 18:00 to 08:00 and all day on Sundays and Lockmeadow, one of the long stay car parks is free after 18:30 every day and all day on Sundays. Short stay car parks include Brewer Street, King Street, Medway Street, Mill Street, Palace Avenue, Mote Road and Wheeler Street. Long stay car parks include Barker Road, Brooks Place, Brunswick Street, College Road, Lockmeadow, Lucerne Street, Sandling Road, Union Street East, Sittingbourne Road, Union Street West and Well Road. Car parking is usually around £1.10 for 1h, up to around £5 for 4h.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Maidstone?

    The average price of fuel in Maidstone 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 Maidstone?

    Economy (Peugeot 208 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Maidstone.

  • 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 Maidstone?

    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 Maidstone?

    An Economy car hire in Maidstone costs ₹ 2,770 per day, on average.

Maidstone car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.5

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

9.0

3 locations in Maidstone

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423 Sutton Rd

+44 1622 828171

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George Street

+44 1622 751745

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday12:00 - 15:00

Maidstone Central

+44 1622 828171

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
All good. Really nice people working at the Maidstone branch - good customer service and attitude, decent car and good price

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
confusion over pick up times agreed one thing e-mailed a different time later

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I had a great experience and would gladly recommend them.

Cons:

Nothing.

7.2 Good

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Did NOT appreciate having to wait 45 minutes for car collection when I want in at 9am to pay and was assured car would be ready to villa r at 15:00 and then to get there at 15:00 and they still had to clean!!!!!

Cons:

Above

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
There was an issue with the pickup as there wasn’t a car ready which created a delay whilst they tried to locate one. Car was excellent once i finally got one.

1 out of 2

Avis

7.5

One location in Maidstone

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Corpus Christi Hall

+44 344 544 6079

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

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car and helpful office staff.

Cons:

I was confused about the side-street route to get back to the rental office even though I could see it off to the side as we drove by again...and again. The sat nav directions were either confusing or wrong. Please note this was not a problem with the staff.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

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One location in Maidstone

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The Tudor Park Hotel

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Maidstone

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St Peters Street, Clarke House, Maidstone, UK

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St Peters Street

+44 371 384 5920

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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Budget

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Maidstone

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Corpus Christi Hall

+44 162 267 8054

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

No reviews available

One location in Maidstone

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The Tudor Park Hotel

Opening times not available

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Europcar

6.8

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Maidstone

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Units 4 8 Union Park

+44 371 384 5920

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Dollar

5.1

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Maidstone

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21 Padsole Lane

+44 1622 683374

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Free2Move

No score available yet

2 locations in Maidstone

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Birchwood Road

+44 1622 755531

Monday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 18:00
Tuesday13:00 - 18:0008:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 18:00
Thursday13:00 - 18:0008:00 - 18:00
Friday13:00 - 18:0008:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

Sutton Road

+44 1622 750442

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00

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Sunnycars

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One location in Maidstone

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Bircholt Road Parkwood, Units 4 8 Union Park

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Thrifty

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21 Padsole Lane

+44 1622 683374

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30

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

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Economy

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Maidstone car hire information

Pick-up locationMaidstone
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Hire locations15
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