Car & Van Hire in Truro
Welcome to the Enterprise Truro 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 Truro?
The only city in Cornwall, Truro is an ideal base for exploring the scenic scenery of the South West of England. Explore and experience the beautiful character of Cornwall, including some of the UK’s best surfing destinations and warm, sandy beaches overlooking turquoise waters. Renting a car during your stay lets you set your own timetable to visit picturesque fishing villages, heritage sites linked to the region’s mining history and Celtic roots, and much more. Our branch at Newham Road Industrial Estate offers great deals on an extensive range of vehicles that will give you the perfect start to your holiday.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Truro
Enjoy the flexibility to explore Cornwall and other destinations in the South West at your own pace by renting a car for your trip. You can set your own itinerary without worrying about bus or train schedules, and really make the most of your time in Truro. With one of our modern and clean vehicles, you will travel in comfort and style. With competitive rates and excellent selection, we have the perfect car for your holiday needs.
Our Truro facility has a vast fleet that includes vehicles of all sizes, from mini cars and compact hatchbacks to spacious saloons and luxurious premium cars. Our fleet is made up of vehicles from leading carmakers, including Ford, Toyota, Mercedes, Vauxhall, Skoda, Porsche, Land Rover and others. If you are exploring Truro and the surrounding areas in a group, we supply people carriers with seating for up to nine passengers. We also have SUVs if you need additional power and space when exploring this remote and distinct corner of England.
Attractions in Truro
The stunning Truro Cathedral is one of the finest religious buildings in Cornwall, and the county’s only cathedral. Built in the late 19th century, the Gothic Revival-style building features an imposing 250-foot spire that dominates Truro’s skyline. It was the first cathedral built in Great Britain since construction on Salisbury Cathedral started in 1220. Truro Cathedral was built on the medieval St Mary’s Church, and the early church’s remains are found in the south aisle of the cathedral.
Visitors to Truro also enjoy pleasure cruises along the River Fal and its tributaries, especially to Falmout and St Mawes. The city was a bustling port until recently, and much of Truro’s industry that dominated its wharfs has been replaced by offices and homes. A walk around the city centre reveals mostly Georgian, Regency and Victorian buildings, including beautiful buildings from the 18th century, along Princes Street. Other attractions include Truro’s market at Lemon Quay and the Royal Cornwall Museum on River Street.
Places to Visit Outside Truro
An excellent road network around the city means you can make the most of your hired car to explore Cornwall. Truro is within easy reach of many beaches, including picturesque beaches along the Cornish Riviera and the Roseland Peninsula. Beaches at Bude are perfect for surfing, although Cornwall’s most popular surfing destination is less than a half hour’s drive north-west of Truro. With nine long sandy beaches, the resort town of Newquay is the surfing capital of the UK. Other destinations in the region include the picturesque fishing village Mevagissey, St Ives’ beaches and its branch of the Tate Gallery, and the tin mining centre of Redruth.
Airport Car Hire
Bristol Airport, the busiest airport and most important international gateway in the South West of England, has a conveniently located Enterprise branch The airport is less than two and a half hours from Truro via the A30 and M5. Our Bristol Airport location is steps from the terminal building, ensuring a hassle-free start to your holiday.
Parking and Traffic Information in Truro
The section of the A390 in Truro’s city centre is busy, particularly between the centre and Chiverton Cross. Traffic is particularly heavy as daily commuters travel to and from Truro during weekdays. The A390 also serves the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro College and the Richard Lander School, which adds to its popularity. Travellers heading to West Cornwall and residents living in housing estates in the area also pack the A390.
There are 10 car parks in Truro, including several within walking distance of the city centre. Short stay parking is available at Carrick House on St Clement Street and Old Bridge Street. Car parks offering long stay parking are found at Edward Street, Garras Wharf, Moresk, Pydar Street and High Cross. Viaduct, Lemon Quay on Fairmantle Street, and Moorfield on Calenick Street car parks are multi-storey facilities offering long stay parking. All car parks in Truro are pay and display, except the High Cross car park, which requires payment before exiting.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
With rental branches across the county, Enterprise offers cheap car hire from convenient, accessible locations. Our large fleet of new vehicles includes great value economy and compact cars, sporty SUVs and spacious people carriers. Whether you need a vehicle for a single day or longer, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the perfect car to suit your needs. Book online from our Truro branch to guarantee your choice of vehicle at the best possible price.
Moving house or just moving furniture? Enterprise has you covered with a range of vans from our Truro branch. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans, book online from our Truro van hire page to reserve your perfect vehicle at an unbeatable price.
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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