Car & Van Hire in Chichester
Welcome to the Enterprise Chichester 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 Chichester?
The cathedral city of Chichester lies on the southern coast of England in the county of West Sussex. The cathedral itself, together with other historic elements, is one of the main draws of the city - but there is also a wealth of contemporary cultural attractions to lure the visitor, such as the thriving Chichester Festival Theatre. Then, of course, there is its enviable location to the scenic south coast, miles of nearby beach and walking trails, as well as many parks and gardens to discover. For young families, there are many fun-filled activities on offer both within the town and in the surrounding area.
Enterprise has a branch located conveniently just off the A27 Chichester bypass, close to Chichester town centre and train station and also convenient for out-of-town locations such as Fishbourne, Bosham and Nutbourne.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Chichester
Arranging a car hire in Chichester couldn’t be simpler. Enterprise offers a variety of great value vehicles to keep you on the road, backed up by excellent customer service for a smooth and worry-free trip. Whether for business or pleasure, a family holiday or special social occasion, Enterprise’s Chichester fleet contains a wide selection of clean, modern cars, vans, people carriers and SUVs for you to travel in safety and comfort, so you’re sure to be able to find the vehicle that is perfect for your needs. Customers can choose from a small car such as a Toyota Aygo, an intermediate car such as a Skoda Octavia, a premium Mercedes, an executive 4x4 Range Rover or many other vehicles.
Attractions in Chichester
No trip to Chichester would be complete without a visit to its star attraction, Chichester Cathedral. The building dates back 900 years and displays architectural features from Norman times through to more modern renovations such as the Victorian Spire. There are medieval carvings, contemporary artworks and many exhibitions, talks and concerts on offer. Other historical attractions in the town include Edes House, a 17th-century Grade-1 listed townhouse.
For arts and culture, Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the best in the UK with an outstanding calendar of shows from dramas to musicals. Renovated in 2014, it is a Grade-II listed building with several cafes, bars and outdoor terraces. Also well worth a visit is Pallant House Gallery, set in the impressive combination of Queen Anne townhouse and contemporary extension. This houses a number of collections, including work by Peter Blake, Lucian Freud, Ben Nicholson and many more modern British artists.
Places to Visit Outside Chichester
The region around Chichester is home to many charming historic houses and gardens that can be easily got to by car. These include Parham House and Gardens, a well-loved family home dating from 1577, which is set in a scenic deer park with stunning pleasure grounds and formal gardens, together with art, antiquities and textiles on display in the house. Petworth House is a grand National Trust-owned property, home to an incredible art gallery and lavishly appointed rooms, and has many acres of grounds to explore.
Historic Arundel with its castle is also nearby. Arundel Castle is one of the country’s largest inhabited castles; set in 40 acres of grounds with a host of impressive features, it is most famous for the 30-foot tall motte which offers breath-taking panoramic views across the countryside.
Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre is a short drive from Arundel and a fascinating experience where visitors can take the narrow gauge railway, discover rolling stock, try out the many interactive exhibits and witness global communications. There are traditional craftspeople working at the museum and nature trails on which to discover wildlife at any time of year. Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens, a short distance to the west of Chichester, is also easily accessible and an intriguing archaeological site offering a unique visitor experience.
West Wittering Beach, of course, is one of the region’s main draws. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the entrance to Chichester Harbour, it is a wonderful place to spend the day, whether playing with bucket and spade or taking a scenic walk.
Airport Car Hire
The closest major airport for is Southampton, about 35 miles away. Southampton Airport flies airlines including Aer Lingus, BMI Regional, Eastern Airways, Flybe and KLM, to both domestic and international destinations. For your trip to Chichester, Enterprise a car can be arranged or picked up from the Car Rental Reception Centre opposite the terminal building, next to the Short Stay Car Park.
Parking and Traffic Information in Chichester
It's easy to park in and around the city. The closest car parks to the cathedral are Baffins Lane, Little London, St Cyriacs and South Pallant. All these are short term with a limited number of spaces. Medium and long term car parks with more spaces can be found a little further out from the centre, for example, Cattle Market, Northgate and Avenue de Chartres are the largest car parks in the city.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
Enterprise in Chichester 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 Chichester 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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