Car & Van Hire in Cornwall
Welcome to the Enterprise Cornwall 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 Cornwall?
The coastline of Cornwall is one of the most exquisite you will ever come across in England, with the north and south coasts having very different characteristics. The Celtic Sea forms the northern coastline, which receives more exposure, hence its wild nature. Conversely, the south is bordered by the English Channel and therefore more sheltered. Traditional Cornish fishing towns, such as Newlyn in the north and Polperro in the south, have made Cornwall a tourist hotspot. The golden sandy beaches and mild weather of this county set the perfect environment for fun-filled holidays and adventures. From the city of Truro to St. Ives, Cornwall has splendid attractions that will occupy your holiday from the first day. With car hire in Cornwall, you can easily move from one stunning location to another without worrying about keeping a regular tour schedule. Enterprise has car rental offices in the region that allow you to find the most appropriate transport means.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Cornwall
The types of cars for hire available are many, and settling on one can be tough. At Enterprise, we have small vehicles, large commercial vans, mid-sized SUVs, executive vehicles and coupes, among others. If you are driving to Truro for a day’s break, a small car will make it easier to navigate the streets and is convenient when parking, so that you won’t worry about finding space.
A family trip to the beach will call for a car with a fair amount of space. Of course, if you are going to enjoy St. Ives, the full experience is the only way to do it, and that means blankets for lying on the sand, and towels and toys for the children. A people carrier will be the best answer to such demands. It offers enough space in the boot, and you can carry seven or more people comfortably. Our SUV range will work for a holiday that involves driving long distances and encountering rough terrain, and they also have plenty of space for families or groups. We also rent out commercial vans that are a good choice when you are moving house or otherwise need to transport bulky items.
Attractions in Cornwall
The Celtic Kingdom of Cornwall is the place to be if you want a slew of sightseeing options and water activities. Its breathtaking coastline should not be missed. The former medieval monastery of St. Michael Mount paints a picture of what life was like for its inhabitants during that time. Take guided tours of the impressive structure as you catch outstanding views of the shores below. The Eden Project consists of marvellously structured domes that house the world’s largest indoors rainforest, making it a great environment for adventures, especially with friends.
Another way to while away the day with family is to visit the Newquay Zoo, which is home to over 130 animal species, from ring-tailed lemurs to meerkats. The ruins of the Tintagel Castle are as captivating as the legend they hold as being King Arthur’s birthplace. From the cliff top where the castle once stood, you can watch the waves hit the rocks and enjoy the spectacle that the incredible shoreline creates. Book a car in Cornwall and head to Lands’ End, where you get to see the ocean as far as it stretches. You can experience another landscaping phenomenon with the Lost Gardens of Heligan that span 200 acres of fruits, flowers and vegetables. The grand estate of Lanhydrock, the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, the Minack Theatre, Trevaunance Cove and Kynance Cove are other must-see places that will contribute to a memorable time in Cornwall.
Places to Visit Outside Cornwall
For a drive outside of Cornwall, Devon is the best choice available. The county has five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the lush countryside is a testament to that. The coastlines in Devon are magical, with gorgeous views from the bays and sandy beaches for family fun. Drive to the beautiful attractions that this neighbouring county has to offer, such as the Exeter Cathedral, which is an architectural marvel. The National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth Gin, the Milkyway Adventure Park and the Thelma Hulbert Gallery are other worthwhile attractions.
Airport Car Hire
The Newquay Cornwall Airport is considered the fastest growing in the region and caters to domestic and international flights. If sightseeing the English countryside is part of your adventure, you can fly to nearby airports such as Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham and hire a car from our local branches.
Parking and Traffic Information in Cornwall
Cornwall's rise into a major tourist destination led to the development of road transport, such as the improvements to the dual carriageway and the A30 trunk road. Towns that were bottlenecks have bypasses that help to relieve the increased traffic in the region. Finding a place to park at the attractions in Cornwall shouldn't be too much of a problem, but consider alternative options during peak seasons just in case.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
Enterprise in Cornwall 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 Cornwall 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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