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There’s a lot of history that has floated in and out of Plymouth’s waters. Francis Drake was born here and the earnest Pilgrim Fathers set off to found a new land when they stepped from the Mayflower Steps to their waiting boat.
Today the waterfront of Plymouth is spearheading its regeneration, as high-profile chefs such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Mitch Tonks set up shop.
Whether you are visiting Plymouth for its history or for its contemporary pleasures, it’s not just sea travel that can help you discover new experiences. The A38 bisects the city – heading east it connects Plymouth to the M5 motorway, and heading west it connects Cornwall and Devon via the Tamar Bridge.
It’s no wonder, then, that Plymouth is often used as a base for exploring Dartmoor, the Tamar Valley and the beaches of southeast Cornwall, such as Kingsand, Cawsand and Whitsand Bay.
If you are looking to make a voyage of discovery from Plymouth – and don’t fancy embarking on a transatlantic crossing – then Expedia can help you find the best car hire deals available.
In one simple search you can find the best prices and car hire deals in Plymouth. We offer you a choice from a vast network of car hire providers to ensure that there’s always a great choice of vehicles and that you can compare the prices on offer.
What’s more, if you are driving down toCornwall, or anywhere else in the UK, you can arrange to drop off your car hire from Plymouth in another city or town.
There are a number of locations across Plymouth to pick up your car from. If you are arriving by train we offer options near both Plymouth Railway Station and Davenport.
Booking to rent a car in Plymouth is easy with Expedia. You enter your dates and preferred location and we canvass all the best car hire deals out there for you. Pick your car and make your booking – and your set to go. Your chosen car will be waiting for you when you arrive.
If you are travelling on business our executive cars are perfect, if you are travelling on a tight budget our economy-class cars can oblige and, if you are travelling with friends or family, there are spacious SUVs to seat everyone in complete comfort.
So, now the only thing you need to worry about is where your car hire in Plymouth will take you.
Plymouth is packed with possibilities for visitors.
Take a swim in a beautiful Art Deco lido or take a tipple as you tour the Plymouth Gin Distillery, which has been serving the nation since 1793. Or, perhaps, you’d rather sail on the historic waters or see what lies beneath at the UK’s biggest aquarium, the National Marine Aquarium? In the evening you can see a West-End show at the Theatre Royal or dance the night away at the bars and clubs of Union Street.
For a sense of history, the cobbled streets of the Barbican district are evocative, there’s a fascinating Heritage Trail to the west of the city in Devonport, and gracing the River Plym is the Saltram estate, a gorgeous Jacobean and Georgianmansion.
To drink in the views, while sipping a coffee, head for Plymouth Hoe. Here you’ll enjoy the best views, looking over the boats bobbing on the water below, from the comfort of one of the cafes that line this wide, grassy headland.
Devon offers beaches, historic homes, lively cities and the wildest of moors.
Drive out for a hike along the windswept coast, a scenic boat trip through some of England’s most memorable countryside and the chance to just cruise along hedge-lined lanes in the certainty that an opportunity for a cream tea is bound to turn up shortly.
There’s the discerning charms of Exeter, the family-friendly fun of Torquay, the yachts of Dartmouthand the idiosyncrasies ofTotnesto head for if its urban pleasures you are after. Or, if you are looking to make a great escape, you can lose yourself in the remote, wildernesses of Dartmoor or find a deserted beach on one of the north coast’s beaches.
Along the coast the surf hits hard – so there are plenty of opportunities to ride – or crash out on – the waves.
The ancient kingdom of the Celts offers some truly scenic drives. It’s hard to imagine a coast that exemplifies the word rugged more than Cornwall’s. Yet, at the same time, there’s a romance and beauty to this untamed coastline.
You can drop in on Rick Stein’s restaurant in Padstow, visit the mystical castle of Tintagel, marvel at the Eden Project’s space-age domes or just kick back on the beach and take some time out to relax.
With so much on Plymouth’s doorstep it can be hard to know where to begin. But, the city has been the place where voyages of discovery are made since the Pilgrim Fathers set off. Maybe you should just drive and see where it takes you?
In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £38 in Plymouth.
On average, car rentals in Plymouth are £40.
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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