Penzance car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Penzance

  • Enjoy a trip to the south coast of England and benefit from the flexibility that car hire in Penzance provides. Explore the town at your own pace, rather than relying on alternative transport methods. Go for a drive around the harbour, or take a trip further afield and drive to Mên-an-Tol, an iconic Bronze Age monument. Around a 20min drive away from the town centre, it’s far more convenient to visit this tourist site with Penzance car hire than with other modes of transport.
  • Penzance is located close to the southernmost point of the UK, so it isn’t surrounded by major airports. However, you can get to Exeter Airport (EXT) in about 2h from the town centre. At this airport you’ll find several car hire companies, such as Avis and Europcar. These are easy to locate as they are just outside the terminal building. Upon arrival, leave the Arrivals hall and take a left, at which point you will see the car hire companies. If you are unable to find them, just follow the signposts pointing you in the right direction.
  • Penzance is a small town in the south of England, positioned far away from other large towns and cities. So, when comparing it to other more mainstream towns, it is a little quieter. That being said, it is a popular destination for tourists, especially in the summer when holidaymakers are looking for some Cornish sun. This makes the roads a lot busier, so during the holiday season be alert to tourists crossing the road without looking properly. Penzance is also close to the beginning (or end, depending on how you look at it) of the famous Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle route, so you can expect lots of cyclists on the roads throughout the year. Keep an eye out for cyclists when driving your Penzance car hire through the town centre, as they may be in a hurry.
  • With car hire in Penzance, you will notice that the roads are busier during peak times (between 8:00 and 9:00, and 17:00 and 18:00), when locals are heading to and from work. So, if possible, try to avoid driving at these times. It will also be a lot busier during the warmer months, as Penzance is a popular tourist destination for visitors from the rest of the UK. The A30 gets particularly busy due to it being one of the main roads connecting Penzance to the rest of the country, so you may want to avoid driving on this road when possible.
  • Book your rental car in Penzance at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Penzance are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Penzance

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

    Penzance is a small town which doesn’t require a big car, so a compact one will do. However, if you’re looking to take a trip into the surrounding countryside, you may want to consider something sturdier, such as a 4x4.

  • What’s the speed limit in Penzance?

    Penzance is a compact town with lots of residential areas, so the speed limits alternate between 20mph and 30mph. Keep an eye on the speed limit and make sure you aren’t going too fast, as there are speed cameras, especially on the A30.

  • Where are the best places to park in Penzance?

    Parking in Penzance is quite easy and you shouldn’t find it too hard to locate a space. There are some free parking spaces, but most likely you will have to pay. You can park at the Harbour Long Stay Car Park from around £2.50 for 2h, or £8.50 for the day. Alternatively, you can park at Penzance Station Car Park from only about £3.50 for the day. Both of these are only a short walk from the main attractions in the town.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Penzance?

    The average price of fuel in Penzance is ₹ 588 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 7,056 and ₹ 9,408, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Penzance?

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

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

    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 Penzance?

    An Economy car hire in Penzance costs ₹ 6,559 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Penzance costs ₹ 9,466 per day, on average.

Penzance car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.6

One location in Penzance

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Penzance Railway Station

+44 371 384 5975

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great except for the price . £130 minimum per day for a Fiat 500 is expensive. Is it supply and demand, location-hard to know? We required a rental from our destination and Europcar were it ! Otherwise the process was seemless , the car was fine, staff helpful and friendly and location for pickup convenient.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Very good customer service at each end. Good price. Good cancellation policy. Liked the empty tank deal. Liked the assist service

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Everything was to my liking

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0

Very Good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Penzance

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Kernick Road

+44 1326 373355

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

The Forecourt

+44 1736 332000

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

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6.0 Okay

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Interior was very dirty and hairy. Nearly charged twice for deposit and payment, which I’d already paid.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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Tolverth Garage

+44 173 632 2094

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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keddy by Europcar

7.6

Good

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Penzance Railway Station- Albert Street

+44 371 384 5975

Monday17:30 - 23:5916:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday17:00 - 23:5916:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday16:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:0017:00 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Thursday16:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:0017:00 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Friday17:30 - 23:5916:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:0013:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

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Threemilestone Industrial Est

+44 1872 223638

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

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

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Penzance Railway Station ,albert Street, Penzance

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Penzance

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Albert Street

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Station Road

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Free2Move

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Cornwall Business Park West

+44 1872 226500

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

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6 travellers who rented a car in Penzance gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.3

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