Car & Van Hire in Gloucester
Welcome to the Enterprise Gloucester 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 Gloucester?
The history of Gloucester began two thousand years ago when it was founded during Roman times. This stunning cathedral city is home to England’s most inland port and sits on the edge of picturesque countryside in the Cotswolds. More recently, Gloucester has experienced something of a rebirth, with redevelopment of its historic docks and its role as a host for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. With a branch close to the city centre, our car hire service makes exploring this picture-perfect region of England’s West Country easy.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Gloucester
Renting a car in Gloucester puts you within reach of some of the South West’s main tourist destinations. You will be able to explore the city and surrounding area in comfort and style with one of our clean, well-maintained vehicles. Our fleet of vehicles includes a range of cars, from mini and compact options to larger estate and premium vehicles. If you are travelling with family and friends, we also have a selection of people carriers, with seating for up to nine people. We can even provide SUVs that deliver enhanced power, space and comfort. We understand that safety and quality are important, which is why our fleet features top models from Ford, Toyota, Vauxhall, Mercedes, Porsche and more.
Attractions in Gloucester
Gloucester is one of the top draws in England’s West Country. Gloucester Cathedral has been a fixture on the city’s skyline for centuries. The magnificent cathedral dates from the 11th century and is the resting place of King Edward II. Other historic attractions include St. Michael’s Tower, the 12th-century parish church of St. Mary de Lode, and the Great Witcombe Roman Villa Remains. Having been redeveloped in recent years, Gloucester Quays in the Docks quarter is a popular shopping and entertainment destination. The quarter is home to the National Waterways Museum Gloucester, which is housed in a former Victorian-era warehouse. Popular restaurants serving dishes from around the world are also found throughout the Docks.
Places to Visit Outside Gloucester
With the convenience of a hire car, Gloucester is at the doorstep to many of the South West of England’s most popular destinations. To the west of the city is the Forest of Dean. This ancient woodland and royal hunting ground is one of the most important forests remaining in the United Kingdom. Day trip options from Gloucester include Birmingham, Warwick, Bristol and Oxford. South Wales is also a short drive away, including the picture-perfect towns of Monmouth and Tintern. The Welsh capital, Cardiff, is just over an hour away, via the A40 or the M5 and M4.
Renting a vehicle gives you the ability to experience more of Gloucestershire and see all that this historic county has to offer. The historic spa town of Cheltenham is about 20 minutes to the northeast, via the A40 road, while the beautiful market town of Cirencester is a half hour’s drive to the south-east, along the A417. Gloucester is the main gateway to the Cotswolds, a stunning rural wonderland with scenic hills and picturesque towns. It has some of the prettiest stone villages in England, including Burton-on-the-Water. The Cotswolds also has many cultural and historic attractions, including Chastleton House and Berkeley Castle.
Airport Car Hire
Gloucestershire is easily accessible from international gateways at nearby airports. Enterprise has branches located at several airports close to Gloucester. Bristol Airport and Birmingham Airport are approximately an hour’s drive from the city, via the M5. Car rental locations at Luton Airport and Heathrow Airport are less than two hours away. Picking up one of our vehicles at an airport location avoids the hassle of arranging an airport transfer to Gloucester – you will be on the road and starting your holiday in no time.
Parking and Traffic Information in Gloucester
Gloucester has plenty of parking options close to the city centre and major attractions, including Gloucester Cathedral and the Docks. Road parking is available close to the city centre in addition to pay-and-display car parks in the city centre. In addition to private car parks, there are public parking facilities operated by Gloucester City Council that offer pay and display and mobile payment options.
Driving in rural areas such as the Cotswolds requires special care, especially on narrow country roads where only one vehicle may be able to pass at a time. Cows often stand or lie on the road, especially at night. The Cotswolds is a popular destination during summer months and sunny bank holiday weekends, so planning ahead will help you avoid traffic and crowded car parks.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
From large people carriers to smaller economy cars, Enterprise Rent-a-Car guarantees cheap rates on car hire from our Gloucester branch. Our economy cars are renowned for being cheap to hire as well as low running costs with great fuel efficiency. Book online in advance for our cheapest prices, alternatively book in branch and get the car that suits your needs.
Moving house? Moving furniture? Enterprise has vans available at our Gloucester branches to ensure that you can get a vehicle to suit your needs. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans – give our branches a call or book online to guarantee you a van hire that will suit your needs. Van hire is cheap and easy through Enterprise online or in branch, we promise to provide a vehicle to suit you for as long as you require it.
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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