Penzance car rentals from $27/day

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Economy$27/day
Compact$30/day
Mini$27/day
Compact SUV$30/day
Intermediate SUV$41/day
Standard SUV$45/day
Compact station wagon$56/day
Standard station wagon$67/day
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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.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Penzance for $63 or less
  • Book your rental car in Penzance at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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 does it cost to rent a car in Penzance?

    On average a rental car in Penzance costs $117 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Penzance found in the last 2 weeks is $87.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Penzance?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Europcar ($27/day) and Routes Car & Truck Rentals ($35/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Europcar Penzance Railway Station TR18 2NG (1 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Penzance?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Penzance. 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 Penzance?

    The average gas price in Penzance 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 Penzance?

    Standard (Class Standard Wagon or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Penzance.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Penzance?

    A Standard car rental in Penzance costs $68 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Penzance?

    In Penzance, cars are most frequently rented at Europcar Penzance Railway Station (1 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Penzance?

    On average a rental car in Penzance costs $821 per week ($117 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Penzance?

    On average a rental car in Penzance costs $3,520 per month ($117 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Penzance?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 6 car rental agencies in Penzance.

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

    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 Penzance?

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

Penzance car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

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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One location in Penzance

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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

No reviews available

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Penzance Railway Station- Albert Street

+44 371 384 5975

Monday08:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:0017:30 - 23:5916:30 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:0016:30 - 23:5917:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:0016:30 - 23:5917:00 - 23:59
Thursday17:00 - 23:5908:00 - 17:0016:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Friday16:30 - 23:5917:30 - 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

No reviews available

One location in Penzance

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Penzance Railway Station ,albert Street, Penzance

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Penzance

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Albert Street

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Station Road

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Free2Move

No score available yet

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

Car rental locations in or near Penzance

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$117/day

Good deal

$63/day

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