Car & Van Hire in Southend-on-Sea


Today and every day, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness in the industry. Now more than ever, our customers and employees deserve to know we stand behind that commitment with the Complete Clean Pledge. We pledge to go above and beyond our already rigorous cleaning protocols, including strict sanitising procedures to protect the health and safety of all.

Car Rental COVID-19 FAQs

Is Enterprise open?

Yes. Enterprise is an essential services provider that remains open to meet critical transportation and personal mobility needs. We are committed and ready to help you get wherever you need to be.

What steps are being taken to clean rental cars?

Each rental vehicle at Enterprise is thoroughly cleaned between every rental and backed with our Complete Clean Pledge. This includes washing, vacuuming, general wipe down, and sanitising with a disinfectant that meets leading health authority requirements, with particular attention to more than 20-plus high-touch points. We also extend the Complete Clean Pledge to our shuttles (for airport locations) and neighborhood branches. 

What is the current car rental process?

To help protect both customers and employees, we have modified our car rental process. This includes the addition of kerbside rentals at our locations to help promote social distancing by getting you quickly on your way while avoiding foot traffic in our locations.

Delivery is also offered at select car rental locations throughout the country. Please contact your rental branch for availability.

Whether you are picking your vehicle up kerbside, or if we deliver it to you, we’re committed to maintaining proper distance throughout the process.

How does car rental return work during the Coronavirus outbreak?

If you are currently renting a car with us, your local branch should be reaching out to you about options to return your rental vehicle. If you have any additional questions or are looking for more information, please call 0800 111 4312. 

Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?

You can modify or cancel your reservation via our website or mobile app. We have extended our existing no-fee cancellation policy to include customers with pre-paid rentals booked directly through us. 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. 

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 FAQs page.
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Location Details for Southend-on-Sea



Renting a Car at Southend-on-Sea

Local Car and Van Hire in Southend-on-Sea

Located 40 miles east of London, Southend-on-Sea is the largest town in Essex and a great seaside resort to visit. It has the world's longest leisure pier, and statistics show it's the warmest and driest place in the UK. All these features make it a great place to visit and hire a car from Enterprise. Aside from the pier and the seaside, everyone can enjoy a trip to the town's Adventure Island theme park. Take a drive in your hire car westwards along the coast to quaint Old Leigh with great pubs, or drive inland to Belfairs Wood, Park and Nature Reserve. Southend is only about 40 minutes' drive from the M25 in your hire car or van. The Enterprise branch on Queensway is easy to find and within walking distance of the Southend Central and Southend Victoria train stations. It's by the roundabout, where the A1160 meets the A13. As Southend is served by the London Southend Airport, there are a number of ways to get to the area to hire your vehicle.

Cheap Car and Van Rental in Southend-on-Sea

Secure a great price when hiring a car or van from Enterprise. Enterprise provides excellent vehicles and service, at affordable rates! Also, save money on prepaid rental when you book online and reserve the car or van you need for your planned date and time. The fleet comprises up-to-date vehicles that are maintained to exceptionally high standards and are fuel-efficient, so you won't use all your funds at the pumps.

Southend-on-Sea Van Hire

Whether you need a small, medium, large or extra-large van for your domestic or business moving job, Enterprise will take care of your request. Included in the range are spacious and accessible vans for those with mobility needs, and Luton vans with a tail-lift to help you move and handle your load. All Enterprise vans are modern and maintained to high standards. Learn more about Enterprise van hire.

A Wide Range of Vehicles to Hire

Enterprise has different hire cars to suit various needs and budgets. Whether you want a small or large compact, a standard vehicle or even a small or large premium model, the branch can provide well-maintained, clean cars of your choice. For something a little flashy, like a coupe or convertible, check out the range online! Finally, you can also book people carriers and SUVs for families or groups.

Driving Information in Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on Sea benefits from a well laid out road network, with several major A roads crisscrossing the city centre, making it easy to drive around. For example, there is the A13 from east to west and the A1160 from north to south. Further north is the A127, connecting to the M25. Park your hire car using on-street parking or municipal car parks, such as the Seaway Car Park.