Car & Van Hire in Bedford
Car Hire FAQs
What do I need to hire a car with Enterprise?
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are:
- a valid drivers licence
- valid ID
- a credit or debit card.
You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers.
Can I hire a car with a debit card?
We accept all major debit cards except for Maestro, Electron, Solo and pre-paid cards. To hire our 4x4s and premium vehicles, we require a credit card. All cards MUST have the main driver's name on it.
How much does it cost to rent a car?
Our prices may vary because car hire prices are based on various factors such as, vehicle size, seasonality, length of rental, vehicle make, availability and location. Customers are advised to start the booking process to determine the exact price.
Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?
You can modify or cancel your reservation via our website or mobile app. If you prepaid your booking and you cancel 3 days or more before your specified pick up time you will receive a full refund of the total amount. 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.
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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.