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Why rent a car in Croydon?

Within Croydon you can visit the Museum of Croydon, for the town’s history, the well-known Croydon Clocktower and the Queen’s Gardens for a quiet spot of greenery. Croydon also has an interesting aviation heritage. In the early 20th century, it was home to UK’s first international airport. Its fascinating history is recorded at the Croydon Airport Visitor Centre (open the first Sunday of each month throughout the year, except New Year’s Day).

Croydon is well served by main motorways, the M23, M25 and A23, providing an easy route to many other interesting places to visit. With a Croydon rental car you can access not only central London but also Wimbledon for the tennis season or leafy Richmond for its famous park and gardens and walks along the Thames.

How to get to and around Croydon?

Croydon is well placed for access to the main airports in London. The nearest airports are London Gatwick Airport, 21 miles away, less than a 40-minute drive via the M23 and the A23, and London City Airport under one hour on the A102 from the centre of Croydon.

London Heathrow Airport is also an hour’s drive via the M25.

What brands are available?

For a cheap Crydon car hire choose from the following companies:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Europcar (open 24hs)
  • Hertz
  • Keddy by Europcar
  • Sixt
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Croydon

    Situated between Central London and the south coast of England, it is an easy route to the seaside resort town of Brighton in slightly over an hour via the M23 and the A23. Walk along the shingle beach or explore the town for arty events, cultural festivals and infinite shopping outlets in its charming lanes.

    Another worthwhile trip to the south coast would be a visit to the market town of Arundel, less than an hour and a half drive in a Croydon hire car via the M23. Located in the Arun valley, with the river Arun running through it, this town is ideal for countryside walking with views of green hills in the South Downs National Park on one side and, on the other, the English Channel along the south coast. For magnificent views of the South Downs, finish with a visit to the medieval Arundel Castle. Check opening times before you visit, as it closes for part of the year.

    With a hire car in Croydon, you can reach the market town of Leatherhead, in Surrey, in about 40 minutes on the M25. Its countryside leads to Surrey Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a must-visit for nature lovers. Part of this area is Box Hill, where the London Olympics 2012 road cycle race took place.

    Tips and tricks for driving in the UK

    Drivers sit on the right side of cars in the UK and drive on the left side of road. Overtaking should only be done on the right.

    When making your booking, don’t forget to specify to your car hire company if you need an automatic transmission vehicle, otherwise you will get a UK standard manual one.

    Wearing seatbelts while driving is mandatory in the UK. Don’t drink before driving and have all your driving papers (licence, car insurance) at hand in case of a police inspection.

    Ready to plan your Croydon city break?

    Feeling inspired to start planning a visit to Croydon and other parts 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 research the best attractions and activities.

    Remember that Expedia car hire comes with no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay!

    FAQs for car hire in Croydon

    What’s the best price car rental in Croydon?

    In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £32 in Croydon.

    What’s the average car rental price in Croydon?

    On average, car rentals in Croydon are £43.

    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 Croydon?

    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 Croydon?

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