Car & Van Hire in Bedford
Car Rental COVID-19 FAQs
Is Enterprise open?
Yes. Enterprise is an essential services provider that remains open to meet critical transportation and personal mobility needs. We are committed and ready to help you get wherever you need to be.
What steps are being taken to clean rental cars?
Each rental vehicle at Enterprise is thoroughly cleaned between every rental and backed with our Complete Clean Pledge. This includes washing, vacuuming, general wipe down, and sanitising with a disinfectant that meets leading health authority requirements, with particular attention to more than 20-plus high-touch points. We also extend the Complete Clean Pledge to our shuttles (for airport locations) and neighborhood branches.
What is the current car rental process?
To help protect both customers and employees, we have modified our car rental process. This includes the addition of kerbside rentals at our locations to help promote social distancing by getting you quickly on your way while avoiding foot traffic in our locations.
Delivery is also offered at select car rental locations throughout the country. Please contact your rental branch for availability.
Whether you are picking your vehicle up kerbside, or if we deliver it to you, we’re committed to maintaining proper distance throughout the process.
How does car rental return work during the Coronavirus outbreak?
If you are currently renting a car with us, your local branch should be reaching out to you about options to return your rental vehicle. If you have any additional questions or are looking for more information, please call 0800 111 4312.
Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?
You can modify or cancel your reservation via our website or mobile app. We have extended our existing no-fee cancellation policy to include customers with pre-paid rentals booked directly through us. To extend your car rental, you can click “Call to Extend Your Rental” in our mobile app. You can also call your rental branch or 0800 800 227 to extend your reservation.
Renting a Car at Bedford
Bedford Car & Van Hire
The Enterprise car and van hire branch in Bedford is east of the town centre on Caxton road, a direct bus journey from Bedford Station on the number 4 or 905 bus.
If you live in Bedford you may need to hire a van to move house or pop down to Ikea in Milton Keynes to pick up some new furniture. You'll find a good selection of small, medium and large vans to suit your needs at the branch.
When your car breaks down and you need a replacement or you only need a car for a specific length of time, we can help. We have a wide range of cars, people carriers and SUVs so you’ll find the right car for you. And if getting to the branch is a problem, we can even come and collect you.
Visiting Bedford and the Area
With great transport links it's no surprise that Bedford is in the London commuter belt, with many residents working in Central London. The town has a large Italian community, so you'll find plenty of excellent Italian food in the area along with a great choice of other restaurants, bars and cafés.
If shopping is more your thing, all of the high street stores can be found in the Harpur Shopping Centre near St Paul's church.
The River Ouse cuts through the town and you can walk most of the way along the banks of the river through parks and residential areas into the centre.
Daytrips around Bedford
Bedford is only about 30 miles from Cambridge, perfect for a daytrip to do a bit of punting on the river and visit the colleges. Take the A428 east, then the A1303 and you can drop your car at the Park and Ride, giving yourself the flexibility of no-hassle parking without the restrictions of train timetables.
You may also be interested in a trip to Bletchley Park Museum, about 20 miles south-west of Bedford where history was made, and while you’re there pop into the National Museum of Computing and compare your smartphone with the ICL 2966 from 1984, that takes up an entire room!
Activities Near Bedford
When the weather is good, pick up a day rental and drive out to Box End Park for a day of water sports. There’s paddle boarding, water skiing and an aqua park for the kids. Or go further afield and make a weekend of it, Skegness, Cromer and Great Yarmouth are all seaside resorts within a three-hour-drive of Bedford.