Car & Van Hire in Cambridgeshire
Welcome to the Enterprise Cambridgeshire car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers
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Car & Van Rental in Cambridgeshire?
The county of Cambridgeshire in East Anglia is home to the university city of Cambridge and cathedral city of Ely, as well as many smaller towns and settlements. It covers a large part of east Anglia and is a thriving and prosperous region, with a strong agricultural heritage; today it is also home to many software and biotechnology companies, which has led to part of the region being dubbed Silicon Fen. Cambridge and Ely both have many historic buildings as well as contemporary attractions, and there are many gems waiting to be discovered in the wider region. From internationally important archaeological sites and nature reserves to quaint villages, peaceful rivers and bustling market towns, hiring a car makes it all possible.
Enterprise has several branches in Cambridgeshire; two located in and around Cambridge, one in the town of Huntingdon to the north-west of Cambridge and one in Peterborough to the north of Cambridge. The Cambridge branch is located in the east of the city centre, just off the A1134; the branch just north of Cambridge is in Histon, just off the A14, the main route into Cambridge from the west; the Huntingdon branch may be more convenient for some customers with its strategic location just off the A141 and A14, very close to the junction with the A1(M); and the Peterborough branch is close to the city centre.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Cambridgeshire
Enterprise offers an impressive fleet of vehicles for hire, from cars of all sizes and capacities, through to people carriers, SUVs and vans. Simply choose your preferred vehicle and pre-book online. Highly trained customer service staff are available should you need any assistance and Enterprise offers flexible pick up and drop offs, together with the lowest prices and best value in the business.
Attractions in Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire is a county of rural charm with sleepy villages, agricultural countryside, stately country homes, winding waterways and thriving market towns. There are museums, galleries and boutiques, centres of family fun, award-winning pubs and restaurants and much more.
South Cambridgeshire is a prosperous centre of population with many wide-ranging attractions. Wimpole Hall and Home Farm is Cambridgeshire’s grandest country house, with a sweeping Capability Brown designed landscape, colourful formal gardens and working farm. Close by, the Imperial War Museum Duxford offers a different experience – Europe’s number-one aviation museum has acres of exhibitions featuring an incredible range of aircraft and there are regular air shows. Also nearby is Chilford Hall vineyard, where visitors can take a winery tour and learn how Cambridgeshire is one of the country’s premier wine-making regions. For family fun, meanwhile, there’s no better place than Linton Zoo with its array of exotic animals.
To the north of Cambridgeshire, attractions include the nature reserve of Wicken Fen, the beautiful gardens of Anglesey Abbey, and of course the cathedral city of Ely. Here, visitors can enjoy exploring the 11th-century cathedral, city museum, art galleries and thriving riverside with bars and restaurants.
The city of Cambridge is the jewel in Cambridgeshire’s crown. Here you can explore magnificent colleges, intriguing museums, beautiful galleries, historic pubs and quaint streetscapes. Major highlights include the Fitzwilliam Museum, with its ancient global collections including ceramics, sculpture, glass, fine printed books, manuscripts, paintings, textiles, silver and furniture, and Cambridge University Botanic Garden, a 40-acre oasis of exotic plants and themed gardens.
Places to Visit Outside Cambridgeshire
The regions around Cambridgeshire are also rich in attractions, from the market towns of Hertfordshire and Essex to the south, such as Royston and Saffron Walden, to the rural delights of Suffolk to the east, and the wide expanses of Norfolk and the Fens to the north. With a car, you can explore not just this beautiful county, but also the places beyond.
Airport Car Hire
Stansted Airport lies just outside of Cambridgeshire to the south, in Essex, but it is only a 40-minute drive along the M11 to Cambridge. South Cambridgeshire is even closer. The Enterprise kiosk located in the Arrivals hall can arrange car hire whether pre-booked or not. Pre-booking online gives many advantages including cheaper prices and certainty that the vehicle you have booked is available, but staff are always happy to assist.
Parking and Traffic Information in Cambridgeshire
Cambridge itself can be busy during peak periods and at weekends, and the city-centre car parks can be expensive for long stays. The multi-storey car parks at Lions Yard and the Grafton Centre are popular for shopping and also offer good access to attractions such as the Fitzwilliam Museum. An alternative is the park-and-ride system and there are several car parks around the city boundary. In Ely, there are several free long stay and short stay car parks, and out-of-town attractions generally have free parking available.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
Enterprise in Cambridgeshire offers great prices across its large fleet of vehicles, whether you need a 3-door economy car, roomy SUV or 9-passenger people carrier. Book online in advance for the best deals on cheap car rental, or visit our knowledgeable staff in branch for friendly, personal service.
Enterprise offers a wide range of new vans from our city and neighbourhood branches. Explore the full fleet of passenger vans and larger commercial vehicles online or visit us in branch where our staff can help you find your perfect vehicle. Visit our Cambridgeshire van hire page to find out more.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 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, and 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. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
- Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
- How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
- What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
- Can I hire a car with a debit card?
We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.
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