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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Basildon

  • The town of Basildon is situated in the County of Essex between London (west) and the coastal town of Southend-on-Sea (east). If you’re looking for a fun way to explore its attractions and discover memorable paces of interest far beyond, car hire in Basildon offers versatility, affordability and infinite reach far beyond public transport. The proximity to the coastline along the English Channel offers the perfect opportunity for a road trip to Margate (76 miles via M2) or Hastings (70 miles via A21).
  • If you’re seeking a hire car in Basildon, then look no further than London Southend Airport (SEN), which is only about 12 miles away by car. The airport has a dedicated Car Hire Area, so there’s no need for shuttle buses or walking outside the terminal building. If you’re arriving by plane, exit the Arrivals area and you’ll find it next to the Costa Coffee stand.
  • Basildon is a town with a huge industrial sector, so you should expect a lot of daily vehicular traffic, which will cause congestion during the morning and evening rush hours. The busy A127 (north) and A13 (south) dissect the town laterally and are key sources of heavy inbound and outbound flow, which can spill over onto the secondary roads A132 and A1235 leading into town. Besides road vehicles, there is also a significant amount of foot and cycle activity in the city centre, which can cause delays, especially during the early afternoon.
  • Avoid major roadways between 07:00 and 08:30 when morning traffic is at its worst and between 19:00 and 20:00 when the evening rush is at its peak. Bypass the area around Burnt Mills Industrial Estate and Northlands Park if you want to stay clear of possible jams during these time periods. The busy commercial zone including Eastgate Shopping Centre attracts moderate traffic during the peak lunch/shopping hours between 13:00 and 15:00.
  • Book your rental car in Basildon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Basildon are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Basildon

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

    Deciding which Basildon car hire is best for you depends on several factors, including the number of passengers in your party and your budget constraints. Consider that compacts and small economy cars are easier to manage on the road and easier to park, whereas larger economy vehicles including 4x4s offer more comfort, which comes in handy for long periods on the open road.

  • What’s the speed limit in Basildon?

    The legal speed limit within the town of Basildon is 30mph, but you may encounter areas or neighbourhoods where reduced speeds of 20mph apply. Roads like the A132 and A1235 carry a speed limit of about 40mph, while 50mph is the legal limit along major roadways such as the A127 and A13. There are several junctions and major roundabouts in the town, and these are places where CCTV and traffic cameras are active, so approach with caution at all times.

  • Where are the best places to park in Basildon?

    Basildon Council manages several public car parks around the town, mostly concentrated in the city centre area. Normal hours of operation are from Monday to Friday 08:00-18:00 in most cases, and the rates are about £0.60 for the first hour. Be advised these are mostly pay and display spaces with a maximum limit of 4h on average and offer designated parking for Blue Badge holders. Between 18:00 and 08:00, parking is free at all public car parks unless otherwise restricted. Parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays, but tariffs do apply for parking on bank holidays.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Basildon?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Basildon. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Basildon?

    The average gas price in Basildon is $7.03 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $84 and $112, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Basildon?

    Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Basildon.

  • Which car rental companies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, DRIVALIA, Hertz, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, keddy by Europcar, Sixt, Budget, Avis and Dollar.

  • Which car rental companies are at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

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

  • Which car rental companies are at Stansted airport (STN)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Stansted airport (STN)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Basildon?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Basildon?

    A Mini car rental in Basildon costs $52 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Basildon?

    A Full Size car rental in Basildon costs $169 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Basildon?

    A Compact car rental in Basildon costs $75 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Basildon?

    Most car rental providers in Basildon offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Basildon, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Basildon?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 7 car rental agencies in Basildon.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Basildon?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Basildon?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Basildon so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

Basildon car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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2 locations in Basildon

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39 - 41 Progress Road

+44 1702 522822

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

Arterial Road

+44 1268 413330

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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Firefly

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2 locations in Basildon

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1 Rawreth Industrial Estate

+44 126 883 3078

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30

Unit 1

+44 1268 833078

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Free2Move

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One location in Basildon

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Service House

+44 1268 544055

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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Hertz

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Unit 1 Rawreth Ind Estate

+44 1268 833078

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

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keddy by Europcar

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One location in Basildon

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UNIT 8 CHESTER HALL LANE

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Sixt

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Perth House, Hutton Ind. Est.

+44-8444993399

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Sunnycars

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One location in Basildon

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Rawreth Lane

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Thrifty

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Basildon England

+44 1268 282573

Monday08:30 - 12:30
Tuesday08:30 - 12:30
Wednesday08:30 - 12:30
Thursday08:30 - 12:30
Friday08:30 - 12:30

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