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Location information for Essex

Essex County abuts northeast London and is one of the UK's most interesting counties. It offers an abundance of attractions including historic market towns, ancient castles, seaside beaches and unique draws such as the Kelvedon Hatch underground nuclear shelter and museum. The county is not large and sites are within easy car hire in Essex range of each other.

Essex attractions

Colchester Castle and Hedingham Castle are both well-preserved Norman structures. The latter hosts jousting tournaments during the summer months, while Colchester Castle houses a museum with eclectic exhibits such as Longinus's tombstone. Mangapps Railway Museum, Audley End House and the quintessential English seaside town of Southend are among other lauded destinations for car rental in Essex users.

Essex excursions

While Essex is a great visitor location in its own right, it is also a convenient location from which to explore Southeast England and East Anglia with car hire in Essex. Cambridge and Norwich both have marvellous architecture, dining and shopping. The coastal route from Felixstowe to Cromer offers several relaxing resort towns.

Best time to visit

The summer period from June to August is when Essex is at its finest, yet late April, May and September are also good months to visit, as the weather is often fine and there are fewer other tourists around. From November to February, the weather is cold and often foggy, and roads are frequently icy.

Car rental in Essex

Essex has a good road network, with ‘A' class routes and country lanes giving access to all sightseeing sites. Car rental in Essex is available at principal urban centres and transport hubs, with vehicles supplied by local and national firms. Compare car hire to find current deals that offer big savings on standard rates.

Practical information

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  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

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