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Why rent a car in Coventry?

Famed for tales of Lady Godiva, riding her horse naked through the city, Coventry has rich history and a perfect central location. Situated in the middle of the UK, it is a great base for a driving holiday. Take out a hire car in Coventry and get ready to explore.

Coventry lies in the county of Warwickshire, Shakespeare’s land. Stratford-upon-Avon is less than half an hour away by car, so make a pilgrimage to his birthplace and watch his works come to life at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Otherwise head to the town of Warwick and visit its castle to hear stories of fierce battles and brave knights.

How to get to and around Coventry?

East Midlands Airport is about 50 minutes from Coventry via the M1 and M69 motorways. Birmingham Airport is just over 10 miles away, or a 20-minute drive up the A45, and Gloucestershire Airport is 55 miles away, taking just over an hour by car. The city also has good rail links with the surrounding big cities and is within an hour of London.

What brands are available?

There are numerous options for a rental car in Coventry. Try Europcar, Avis and Hertz for vehicles that can be picked up at airports or in town.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Coventry

Coventry was heavily bombed during World War Two. Raids by the Luftwaffe destroyed large parts of the city, meaning much of the architecture is relatively modern and not necessarily pretty. But drive just 15 minutes out to villages like Kenilworth and Temple Balsall and there is prettiness in abundance.

For sports fans there is lots going on. Coventry Blaze is the city’s popular ice hockey team, while 40 minutes away in Birmingham you have St Andrews, home of Birmingham City football club, and Villa Park, home of Aston Villa. The roads between Birmingham and Coventry are easy to navigate. Take either the M6 or the more picturesque A45 and find the Bull Ring shopping centre. Its silver spots and smooth curves are hard to miss, and car parks are well signposted and vast.

About 30 miles north of Coventry is Leicester, another sporting city. Visit the King Power Stadium and hear all about Leicester City’s footballing fairytale and their rise to become Premiership champions. Or keep your distance and choose to go shopping instead. Highcross is the home of all the main high street brands, and there are a number of independent shops in the surrounding streets.

Tips and tricks for driving in Coventry

Driving in Coventry is generally straightforward, apart from the ring road that surrounds the city, which has a legendary status. It can be hard to exit and enter, and many drivers find themselves doing a few laps.

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FAQs for car hire in Coventry

What’s the best price car rental in Coventry?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £10 in Coventry.

What’s the average car rental price in Coventry?

On average, car rentals in Coventry are £11.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

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.

How do I book a car rental 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.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

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.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

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.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Coventry?

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.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

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.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

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.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

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.

Where can I find car rentals in Coventry?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.