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The city of Oxford in Alabama sits on the edge of the Talladega National Forest. Scenic drives are everywhere here and having a hire car in Oxford allows you to make the most of its great location. The city is halfway between Birmingham and Alabama on Interstate 20, which traverses southern America and links Dallas, Louisiana, central Mississippi and South Carolina. Get a rental car in Oxford and you could even take a road trip south towards New Orleans, which is a 400-mile six-hour drive away.
Fly in to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, which is 60 miles west of Oxford, a journey of about an hour. You can drive the I-20 between the two.
Hertz has a collection point half a mile from central Oxford. There are also a number of car hire companies at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, including Thrifty and Dollar.
There is a lot to see in Oxford, including the pretty lake that is surrounded by 10 pavilions, which people can use for parties, picnics and meetings. The Coldwater covered bridge, which is the oldest of its type in Alabama, is also here. Quintard Mall has shopping, restaurants and a cinema, while the fabulously named Choccolocco Creek winds its way along the outskirts of town. About 20 minutes’ drive from Oxford it the start of the Talladega Scenic Drive, which goes through the middle of the forest and up on Cheaha mountain, which at 2,407 feet above sea level is the highest point in Alabama.
Montgomery is 107 miles south, a drive of two hours. This historic city calls itself the capital of the American south and the downtown and riverfront areas have seen a transformation in recent years. Museums, restaurants and great shops sit together, and on the outskirts of the city are a number of golf courses that make up part of the popular Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. For a taste of American culture watch the Montgomery Biscuits baseball team play at the Riverwalk Stadium.
Or check out Birmingham. A 60-mile drive of about an hour from Oxford, Birmingham has a big city skyline and a great theatre district. You can also take the opportunity to follow the city’s Civil Rights Trail, which leads you through the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, which was bombed in 1963, finishing up at the Alabama Jazz hall of fame and Green Acres cafe for catfish and fried green tomatoes. Or head to northern Alabama and the city of Huntsville, two hours and 106 miles from Oxford. Dubbed Rocket City, Huntsville is home to the US Space and Rocket Centre.
Alabama has great road links and there are a number of possible driving tours and routes through the state. Traffic in and around the big cities is, as always, sticky. Alabama's maximum speed limit is 70 mph on interstate highways unless otherwise marked.
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In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £70 in Oxford.
On average, car rentals in Oxford are £72.
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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.
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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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