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Car hire in Southend-on-Sea, England

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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
16 Apr — 23 Apr
Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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Car hire insight and trends in Southend-on-Sea

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Southend-on-Sea?

The cheapest car hire in Southend-on-Sea are generally found through GREEN MOTION . When booking with GREEN MOTION , you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £10/day. The average price to hire a car in Southend-on-Sea is £17/day.

Best deals found for Southend-on-Sea, England car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Southend-on-Sea, England
Economy£28/day
Compact£28/day
People carrier£83/day
Full-size SUV£46/day
Premium£41/day
Luxury£48/day
Compact SUV£28/day
Intermediate SUV£31/day
Luxury SUV£52/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Southend-on-Sea car hire

How do I get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to the hire car centre?

If you are planning a holiday in Southend-on-Sea, you may have entered the area via London Stansted Airport (STN), which is a nearby international airport to the town, based a short drive away. The Car Rental Village at London Stansted Airport can be reached with a free bus shuttle that leaves from the terminal forecourt every day of the week, roughly every 10 minutes. When you arrive, you will find car hire companies such as SIXT, National, Alamo, Avis and Budget. Opening hours will be up to the individual car hire companies.

What documentation do I need to hire a car in Southend-on-Sea?

Car hire in the UK is quite standard across all car hire companies in terms of documentation. You will need a driver’s licence that is applicable to the UK, whether local or international. You will also need to present photographic identification, and a passport is suggested if you are a travelling tourist. Some car hire companies want tourists to present return travel proof, such as a return air ticket. You will, of course, need your card for payment. This has to be in the name of the person hiring the car and a major credit card is preferable. Certain Southend-on-Sea car hire companies do allow debit cards, such as SIXT, but always make sure you check the terms and conditions of payment before arriving to collect your vehicle. You will need to be at least 21 years of age to hire a car in Southend-on-Sea and will still possibly be charged a youth driving fee if under 25.

What driving laws should I keep an eye out for in Southend-on-Sea?

Southend-on-Sea does have holiday traffic that tends to make roads busier and congestion slightly more prolific, but in general, it is a rather small and quiet town with polite drivers. The rules of the road are quite simple for the most part, with driving on the left-hand side of the road being the most important. Most UK hire cars have a manual transmission, so keep this in mind if you usually drive automatics. If you are going out at night, be aware of the blood alcohol limit. It’s a generous 0.08% but can see you seriously fined or worse if you are caught exploiting it. If your dog is with you, it cannot hang outside the windows, and music will need to be kept at a low volume when driving in busy or residential areas. If you have children under 135 cm in height, book them a car seat that fits their age group. Your car hire company can likely help out for a daily fee. If you find roundabouts confusing, always remember they go in a clockwise direction and you cannot stop once you’re inside them. Always yield to the traffic approaching on your right.

Can I drive to other states, regions or countries with a hire car from Southend-on-Sea?

You will have plenty of freedom to take long road trips with your hire car when in the UK. Any country considered to be part of the UK is free to venture, but be aware this excludes The Republic of Ireland and other smaller areas commonly confused with the UK. When wanting to take a further trip with your hire car, make sure your car hire company knows where you are going so they can arrange the appropriate insurance. You will also need to pay a cross-border fee and have documentation for the borders. While many countries will be easy enough to travel into, there are some that will be restricted and some car hire companies may not allow it. Ensure you discuss your itinerary with the company before you attempt to travel across borders.


Southend-on-Sea, England car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Southend-on-Sea that's right for you

Small cars

£19 - £44

All Car Types

£35 - £83

The average price of a small car hire in Southend-on-Sea, the United Kingdom is £31. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Southend-on-Sea, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just £19 per day. A small car rental is typically 41% less expensive than the average rental car in Southend-on-Sea. The average price of a car hire in Southend-on-Sea can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Southend-on-Sea small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Southend-on-Sea, the United Kingdom is £68. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Southend-on-Sea, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 57% lower than the rest of the year at just £30 per day. A medium car rental is typically 22% more expensive than the average rental car in Southend-on-Sea. The average price of a car hire in Southend-on-Sea can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a large car hire in Southend-on-Sea, the United Kingdom is £113. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Southend-on-Sea, the United Kingdom is in May. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just £79 per day. A large car rental is typically 53% more expensive than the average rental car in Southend-on-Sea. The average price of a car hire in Southend-on-Sea can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Southend-on-Sea large car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Southend-on-Sea, the United Kingdom is £47. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Southend-on-Sea, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just £29 per day. A SUV rental is typically 13% less expensive than the average rental car in Southend-on-Sea. The average price of a car hire in Southend-on-Sea can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Southend-on-Sea SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Southend-on-Sea, the United Kingdom is £125. The cheapest time to hire a van in Southend-on-Sea, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just £65 per day. A van rental is typically 57% more expensive than the average rental car in Southend-on-Sea. The average price of a car hire in Southend-on-Sea can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Southend-on-Sea van hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Southend-on-Sea, the United Kingdom is £117. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Southend-on-Sea, the United Kingdom is in September. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just £76 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 54% more expensive than the average rental car in Southend-on-Sea. The average price of a car hire in Southend-on-Sea can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Southend-on-Sea luxury car hire found on momondo in the past week.

Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

£28/day

15 Apr - 20 Apr
Kia Rio
Hyundai i10
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£28/day

19 Apr - 22 Apr
Hyundai i10
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£33/day

26 Apr - 29 Apr
Ford Fiesta

Southend-on-Sea car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Southend-on-Sea, England

Alamo

1 location

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

keddy by Europcar

2 locations

Avis

1 location

Budget

1 location

Hertz

1 location

Europcar

1 location

Firefly

1 location

Quick facts about car hire in Southend-on-Sea

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Southend-on-Sea

Most Popular Agency

GREEN MOTION

Popular Car Types

Economy, Mini, SUV

Cheapest Hire Car

£14

Most Popular Model

Skoda Citigo
The most popular Southend-on-Sea car hire agency found on momondo this month is GREEN MOTION . Other top choices for car hire companies are Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Turo
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Southend-on-Sea in the past 72 hours: Economy, Mini, SUV.
The lowest price for a car hire in Southend-on-Sea is £14/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £28/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Southend-on-Sea in the past 7 days is the Skoda Citigo.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Southend-on-Sea

Nearby attractions:

Chalkwell Beach48.9 mi
Cliffs Pavilion49.8 mi
Adventure Island50.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

Chalkwell Beach45.2 mi
Cliffs Pavilion45.9 mi
Adventure Island46.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Chalkwell Beach30.5 mi
Cliffs Pavilion31.2 mi
Adventure Island31.9 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Southend-on-Sea

Below are the most popular hotels in Southend-on-Sea
Holiday Inn Southend

Holiday Inn Southend

77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

2.1 mi from city centre

The Ilfracombe House Hotel - near Cliffs Pavilion

The Ilfracombe House Hotel - near Cliffs Pavilion

9-13 Wilson Road, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

0.5 mi from city centre

Seven Hotel

Seven Hotel

5-7 Clifton Terrace, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

Roslin Beach Hotel

Roslin Beach Hotel

10-12 Thorpe Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

1.5 mi from city centre

Park Inn Palace, Southend-on-Sea

Park Inn Palace, Southend-on-Sea

Church Road, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

Camelia Hotel

Camelia Hotel

178 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

1.3 mi from city centre

Beaches Guest House

Beaches Guest House

192 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

1.3 mi from city centre

Haven House Hotel

Haven House Hotel

47 Heygate Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Hamiltons Boutique Hotel

Hamiltons Boutique Hotel

6 Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

Edelweiss Guest House

Edelweiss Guest House

18 Lifstan Way Southend-On-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

1.2 mi from city centre

Silverdale House

Silverdale House

105 Silverdale Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

1.1 mi from city centre

Suenos Guesthouse

Suenos Guesthouse

184 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

1.3 mi from city centre

The Rochford Hotel

The Rochford Hotel

Bradley Way, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

3.1 mi from city centre

The Hope Hotel

The Hope Hotel

34 Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

0.4 mi from city centre

Premier Inn Southend Airport

Premier Inn Southend Airport

Thanet Grange, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

2.2 mi from city centre

West Street Studios

West Street Studios

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

0.8 mi from city centre

Seafront Holiday Home

Seafront Holiday Home

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

1.2 mi from city centre

The Moorings B&B

The Moorings B&B

172 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

1.3 mi from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Southend-on-Sea - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Southend-on-Sea so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to hire a car in Southend-on-Sea, England in May?

To hire a car in Southend-on-Sea for a weekend in May, we found prices as low as £26 with an average of £41. Stretching your hire over seven days shifts the price range to about £23 to £55.

What is the speed limit in Southend-on-Sea, England?

When you hire a car in Southend-on-Sea, you should abide by the city’s 30 mph speed limit. The speed limits on any suburban roads and highways in Southend-on-Sea are 60 mph and 70 mph, respectively. Be on the lookout for posted signage, because these speed limits might change depending on where you are within Southend-on-Sea.

Is the weather in Southend-on-Sea similar to the rest of England?

Those looking to hire a car in Southend-on-Sea for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in England during the month of April usually is around 8 °C with 51.7 mm of possible rain.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Southend-on-Sea?

Prices for cars in Southend-on-Sea refresh daily.

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How old do you have to be to hire a car in Southend-on-Sea?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Southend-on-Sea. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To rent a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be applied. We advise that you read the policy of your chosen rental company before making a reservation.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Southend-on-Sea?

To rent a car in Southend-on-Sea, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Southend-on-Sea?

You should use momondo to book a car hire in Southend-on-Sea because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car hire prices and policies from thousands of car hire websites.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Southend-on-Sea?

Filtering is how momondo helps you find a great car hire in Southend-on-Sea. Narrow your search using price and map features as well as filtering by fuel or mileage policies amongst many other filters available.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Southend-on-Sea with free cancellation?

Yes you can filter specifically for car hire companies in Southend-on-Sea offering free cancellation on momondo.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Southend-on-Sea on momondo?

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car hire locations including Southend-on-Sea.

Can I find a car hire in Southend-on-Sea which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, car hire in Southend-on-Sea with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.

Can I search for car hire in Southend-on-Sea with unlimited mileage on momondo?

momondo offers a filter specifically for unlimited mileage on car hire in Southend-on-Sea.


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