Beckenham Car & Van Hire

Beckenham

Location Details

483,489 Upper Elmers End Road
Beckenham, ENG, GB, BR3 3DB

Pick-Up Service Available
After-Hours Returns Unavailable

Hiring a car at Beckenham

Beckenham is a small town in the London Borough of Bromley, approximately 10 miles south of central London. The town's pretty High Street has cafes and restaurants for eating out, plenty of local, independent shops for browsing, and a cinema. There are several green spaces, including Beckenham Place Park and Kelsey Park, and a leisure centre with pool and gym. Beckenham makes a pleasant and convenient base for trips to London for shopping, sightseeing, business meetings or the theatre. The Kent countryside is also within easy reach. Popular destinations in Kent include Charles Darwin's house in the village of Downe, Winston Churchill's house at Chartwell, the picturesque village of Westerham, Brands Hatch motor racing circuit, and the Bluewater shopping centre near Dartford. London's Biggin Hill Airport is a 20-minute drive. The M25 motorway is around 10 miles, or half an hour's drive, away, giving you access to all areas of London and beyond, including Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Your Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch in Beckenham is located on Elmers End Road, conveniently located for Birkbeck railway station, Elmers End rail and tram station, and several bus routes.

Cheap Car and Van Rental in Beckenham

Whether you're hiring a car or a van, for personal or business use, you'll find Enterprise offers great rates and special deals to give you the best possible value for money. To get the best value from your rental, use the easy online booking system to find the vehicle you want, and reserve it in advance. The fleet of cars and vans includes a range of fuel-efficient vehicles, which can help keep your journey economical, especially if you plan to drive in central London.

Beckenham Van Hire

Moving house, transporting equipment or taking luggage to the airport are just some of the reasons you might need a van. At the Beckenham branch, you can choose from a range of small, medium, large and extra-large vans to suit your requirements and budget. All Enterprise vans are recent models and are maintained to the highest standards to bring you reliability and a pleasant journey. Small vans are ideal for moving lighter loads and are easier to manoeuvre in built-up areas, while an extra-large van can transport heavy and bulky items with ease. Learn more about Enterprise van hire.

A Wide Range of Vehicles to Hire

Choose the right vehicle and get the most out of your business or leisure trip. The fleet of cars and vans offers vehicles of all types and sizes, for solo travellers, couples and families, and for every journey, from a trip to the shops to a driving holiday. For driving into the capital, a class A mini, economy or compact model will help you zip through the streets, while a large compact car offers more room, while still being manoeuvrable. Longer journeys into Kent or around the country will be comfortable in a standard or intermediate car, while a premium model adds a touch of luxury to your trip. A 4x4 or SUV is built to take you through the difficult road conditions, such as mud or water, that you might encounter in the countryside. If you're travelling with a group or with the whole family, a people carrier has ample room for everyone to enjoy the journey in comfort.

Driving Information in Beckenham

Beckenham town centre is relatively small and easy to get around by hire car, although the High Street can become congested at peak times. There are several car parks, including the Village Way multi-storey car park, and metered on-street parking is available. Beckenham is a short distance from the South Circular road, as well as the A21, a major road running south through Kent to Hastings, and the A23 from London to Brighton. There are two rail stations close to the centre, Beckenham Junction and Clock House, serving central London and destinations in Kent. Both offer car parking. Beckenham Junction also has trams, for services to Croydon and Wimbledon. Several other stations, including Kent House and Shortlands, are within easy reach.

Rental Policies

Additional drivers must meet all renter requirements. Additional drivers can be added to the rental agreement if they visit any rental location and present their driving licence. A daily surcharge of 18.72 GBP will apply at airport locations and 15.60 GBP at all other locations.

The minimum age to rent for all vehicles is 30. Renters aged 25 or older may rent cars and SUVs of the categories Mini, Economy, Compact, Intermediate and Standard, Small People Carriers as well as Vans except for Luton Vans with tail lift for which the minimum age is also 30. No additional surcharges apply. Renters aged 19 years or older who have held a full driving licence for at least one year, can access a vehicle through Enterprise Car Club. Find more information at www.enterprisecarclub.co.uk.

Customers who collect a vehicle from the UK mainland and wish to drive within the Republic of Ireland or mainland Europe are required to purchase European Travel Coverage. European Travel Coverage provides the customers with our written consent (VE103B form) to drive the vehicle in the countries stated below and to access 24/7 international breakdown cover through the AA.
 

In all cases, customers must inform the rental branch of their intention to leave the UK mainland with the vehicle and require our authorization. Customers are required to inform the rental branch with no less than 72 hours’ notice prior to collecting the vehicle to arrange their European Travel Coverage.

European Travel Coverage is only available to customers paying with a credit card and the vehicle must only be used in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK. This includes the destination and any countries customers might travel through. Premium, Luxury and Executive vehicles are excluded from the European Travel Coverage product and are therefore not allowed to leave the country.

The charge for European Travel Coverage is £300.00 per rental for all cross border travels. Customers renting from Northern Ireland wishing to cross the border into the Republic of Ireland will only be charged £25.53.

Please note that we are unable to provide any additional equipment that may be compulsory for driving abroad (e.g. breathalyzers, warning triangles, first aid kits etc.) and this responsibility rests on the driver. Customers are required to be aware of any requirements of the destination and any countries or regions customers might travel through.

Advice on driving in Europe following the United Kingdom leaving the European Union may be found at www.gov.uk/driving-abroad

Damage Waiver (DW) reduces the liability of the renter in the event of damage to or theft of the vehicle. If DW is not included in the reservation, the renter has full liability for the vehicle. DW is available for purchase.

If included in the reservation, the excess amount is 1500 GBP for all cars and SUVs of the categories Mini, Economy and Compact. All other vehicles have an excess of 2000 GBP. The excess will be charged every time a vehicle is damaged, lost or stolen.

Before purchasing DW, it is advisable to determine if the renter's personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If DW is declined, the renter will be required to pay these charges and seek compensation through their carrier of personal coverage. DW is not insurance.

Renters wishing to discuss or dispute any matters concerning damage to the rental vehicle may contact our damage recovery department. Please email damageclaim@em.com or call 00 44 (0) 345 604 2881.

All rentals where the vehicle is not returned to the same location as it is collected from will be subject to a one way fee. The one way fee varies based on car category, location and pick up date. The exact amount of the one way fee will be displayed during the reservation process when entering the dates, desired route and car category.

Excess Protection (EP) is an optional coverage available only if Damage Waiver (DW) is included in the rate or purchased. EP reduces the applicable Damage Waiver excess amount. If EP is not included in the reservation, it is available for purchase.

For all Cars and SUVs of the categories Mini, Economy and Compact the excess can be reduced to 100 GBP. For all other vehicles the excess can be reduced to 250 GBP. Excess will be charged every time a vehicle is damaged, lost or stolen.

Before purchasing EP it is advised to determine, if a personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If EP is declined, the renter will be required to pay these charges up to the Damage Waiver excess amount and seek compensation through their carrier of personal coverage. EP is not insurance.

If the renter does not choose to purchase an optional fuel product at the start of the rental period and does not return the vehicle with the same level of fuel as at the start of the rental period (as indicated on the Rental Agreement) the renter will be required to pay a refuelling service fee calculated as the difference between the fuel level recorded on the Rental Agreement and that recorded upon the return of the vehicle multiplied by the fuel price displayed at the branch, plus a refuelling charge of up to 15 GBP. Unused or excess fuel will not be refunded.

Where the vehicle is an electric vehicle and is returned with less charge than was provided at the start of the Rental Period (such level as indicated on the Rental Agreement Summary), a re-charging fee calculated as the kWhs needed to charge the vehicle to make up the difference between the charge level recorded on the Rental Agreement Summary and that recorded upon the return of the Vehicle multiplied by the kWh price displayed on the Rental Agreement Summary plus, an additional charge as indicated on the Rental Agreement Summary. No unused or excess charge will be refunded. 

 

Mileage - all vehicles include unlimited mileage.

All major debit and credit cards, issued by either Visa, Mastercard or American Express, are accepted. All cards presented must be in the renter’s name. A security deposit plus the estimated cost of the rental will be taken at the time of rental. Cash, checks, prepaid cards, Diners Club and Discover Card are not accepted. For all Cars and SUVs of the categories Mini, Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Small People Carriers and Vans a deposit of 200.00 GBP is required. These vehicles may be rented with a debit or credit card. Large People Carriers, Compact Elite, Full Size SUVs and all Premium vehicles require a deposit of 500.00 GBP. For Luxury and Executive vehicles, a deposit of 1000.00 GBP applies. A credit card is mandatory to rent these vehicles.

Airports Only - Debit cards are accepted at the time of rental with a round trip plane ticket or flight itinerary that shows the renter's name and discloses the return date. Debit cards are not accepted from local customers. Local renters must present a valid credit card in the renter's name. If using a payment source registered outside of the United Kingdom, this location cannot be responsible for any fluctuations in the currency exchanges while the deposit is being held.

 

Roadside Assistance Protection (RAP) is an optional 24-hour emergency service including tyre and glass repair or replacement costs except when part of a larger repair, replacement keys costs and all recovery and call out charges as result of a fault caused by the renter.
RAP does not apply if there is a breach of the rental agreement or if a wrong fuel type is used. The renter pays a flat-rate fee that covers all roadside assistance services. Before purchasing RAP, it is advised to determine if a personal coverage is adequate to cover these charges. If RAP is declined, the renter will be required to pay any applicable charges and seek compensation from the carrier of personal coverage. RAP is not insurance
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All drivers must present a fully valid and unexpired driving licence (digital licences are not accepted). If the driving licence is written in a language and characters different from those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Renters are advised to check whether local authorities require foreign drivers to present an International Driving Permit to avoid the risk of potential fines. Renters with licences from countries that are not part of the International Driving Permit Agreement should carry a certified translation.

All renters must provide a valid photo ID such as a driving licence, passport or ID card. Visitors to the UK must also provide proof of return travel and accommodation information while in the UK. Please note that we reserve the right to request additional ID or conduct further identification checks if needed, which may include an identity check with an external organisation.

If Third Party Liability is included in your reservation, the renter and additional authorised drivers will be provided with coverage that meets or exceeds the minimum required third party liability insurance against death, personal injury and damage to property. Third Party Liability is subject to compliance with all terms, conditions, limitations, exceptions and exclusions, under rental entities insurance policy.

Beckenham Car Hire FAQs

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