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Peaceful Chichester is a university city in West Sussex with a long history. A gateway to the sweeping landscapes of the South Downs and the English Channel coastline, there’s also plenty for you to see and do in the city itself. This includes a 12th century cathedral, a planetarium and some of the UK’s oldest buildings. Chichester is also an ideal access point to visit nearby cities like Portsmouth , Farnham and Winchester . London is a one-hour drive away.
The nearest airport to Chichester is London Gatwick which is a 38-mile journey by hire car. If you’d like to take a scenic route, you can stop off at South Downs National Park for a picnic or a hike, or visit the picturesque 9th century town of Arundel with its medieval castle and cathedral.
There are various hire car providers to suit your budget and preferences, including Keddy, Hertz and Avis. Green Motion, an environmentally friendly car hire company, even offers classic British Minis for rent.
Chichester is brimming with remnants of England’s long history. For instance, Fishbourne Roman Palace is a modern museum built around 1st century ruins and includes a reconstructed Roman garden. Chichester Cathedral dates back to the 10th century and features Gothic and Norman architecture. If you’re a science lover, then the family-friendly South Downs Planetarium is the perfect spot for learning about the wonders of the galaxy.
The vast and breathtaking South Downs National Park is a 19-mile drive away. Highlights include the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, a conservation park that offers guided boat safaris, and Parham House, a stately home surrounded by pretty English gardens.
The vibrant seaside city of Brighton, with its entertainment-packed pier, winding shopping lanes and thriving nightlife, is a 33-mile drive from Chichester. England’s first capital city Winchester is a 43-mile journey and houses King Arthur’s Round Table within its Great Hall. Seven Sisters Country Park is 49 miles away and is situated on the famous white chalk cliffs of the English Channel.
If you’re visiting from abroad, remember that the UK is left-hand drive. The South Downs are lovely to explore by rental car, but bear in mind that rural roads can be rugged and narrow. Remember that it’s illegal to use a mobile phone while driving in the UK. If you’re planning to drive from Chichester to London then note that there will be a congestion charge to enter the city centre.
Feeling inspired to explore Chichester and the rest of the UK? Check out this City Guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and to research the best attractions and activities.
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In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £3 in Chichester.
On average, car rentals in Chichester are £4.
When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.
You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.
Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.
To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.
Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.
A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.
We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.
When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.
Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.
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