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Ipswich is one of those southern English towns with a long history that goes all the way back to the Saxon period. It sits at the foot of the river Orwell, a wide and deep channel that’s been important for British shipping for centuries. The port is still one of the busiest in the UK, and the city holds its maritime roots close, with a regenerated marina and waterside culture that makes it a charming place to while away the days.
Book a hire car in Ipswich and you’ll be free to explore the scenic Suffolk coast. You’ll also have easy access to important towns like Camberley, about two hours west on the A12 and M25, and the culture, nightlife and fine dining of London.
Ipswich has three airports within easy reach by hire car. The closest is Norwich International Airport, about an hour north on the A140. If you’re flying from further afield, you’ll probably arrive at London Stansted, from where it’ll take you about two hours to make it to Ipswich. Your final option is London Southend Airport, on the Essex coast. It takes a little over two hours to reach from Ipswich when you take the A12 and A140.
Book your hire car in Ipswich and you’re free to choose from a range of reliable and trusted providers, including Hertz, Firefly, Keddy and Avis. You'll also find a wide selection of models including luxury sedans, compact hatchbacks and people carriers.
You’re never far from the water in Ipswich, and the marina is a pleasant space to spend an evening. There’s a great selection of places to eat and drink, as well as the Allen Gardiner, a restaurant onboard a boat, which offers lunch, sunset and candlelit dinner cruises.
Back on dry land, take your hire car to Bury St Edmunds, 40 minutes north on the A14. The main draw here is the ruined Benedictine abbey, which has stood on the site since at least the 11th century. While you’re in town, call in at the Greene King Brewery for a pint. The local brewers produce many of Britain’s most popular beers and they’ve been based here since 1799. Book ahead for tours.
A little further up the coast, about an hour from Ipswich, is Aldeburgh. The coastal town is a cute jumble of pastel-shaded houses and artsy shops, as well as a selection of stalls selling incredibly fresh seafood. Each summer it hosts the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and Arts, a joyous celebration of classical music in all its forms.
Driving a rental car in Ipswich shouldn’t present any difficulties for anyone who’s used to driving in the UK. If you hold a valid EU licence you’re free to drive anywhere in Britain. Other licence holders shouldn’t have any problems, but make sure to check online before you book.
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In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £33 in Ipswich.
On average, car rentals in Ipswich are £36.
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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