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Car hire Reading

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Reading

Available locations in Reading:

25 Boulton Road
6-8 Commercial Road

Location information for Reading

The Berkshire town of Reading is situated at the confluence of two rivers, the River Kennet and the River Thames. The thriving town is an educational centre, with two universities, and a burgeoning economic centre. Reading is off the M4 motorway, 40 miles west of London. An ideal means of reaching alternate destinations in the area is with cheap car hire in Reading.

Reading is a pleasing town with architecturally imposing buildings which include the remains of a 12th century abbey and the red-brick Gothic style Town Hall. Reading contains a plethora of retail outlets in its streets and in a recently constructed shopping centre.

Both local and national car rental companies maintain service centres in Reading. To get cheap car hire in Reading browse online car rental comparison web sites. Reading houses several museums including the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, which has exhibits of Greek and Egyptian artifacts; and the Museum of English Rural Life. The Town Hall also houses a museum and art gallery.

Opportunities for shopping in Reading are provided in the Broad Street area and at the town's Oracle Complex. Household names such as House of Fraser are represented in the town. There is a good choice of restaurants and cafés in the Oracle Complex, in Broad Street and at St Mary's Butts. Most of Reading's drinking establishments are on Friar Street.

Reading is in an ideal location for day trips to Dinston Pastures Country Park, Mapledurham House and Watermill, and Oxford. These and other destinations in the region can be reached using a car rental vehicle. Another tourist activity in Reading is taking a cruise on the River Thames.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
  • Language
    English
  • Popular car category
    mini
  • Popular rental companies
    Europcar

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Is HireCars.co.uk 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? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. 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).