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Why rent a car in Winchester?

Winchester is a small historic city in Western Virginia. The Old Town area offers a range of independent shops and there are also a number of museums. Winchester is an ideal spot for exploring the stunning rural scenery of Virginia by hire car, plus towns and cities like Medford,Boston,Lowell and Cambridge.

How to get to and around Winchester?

If you’re arriving via Hagerstown Regional Airport, it’s a 48-mile journey into the city by rental car. En route you could stop at the historic town of Falling Waters to see the waterfall on the Potomac river and visit the 18th century Edward Colston House.

What brands are available?

There are various hire car providers to suit your budget and preferences, including Budget, Dollar and Alamo. Many offer extras like free cancellation, unlimited mileage and shuttle services to your rental car.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Winchester

Winchester has a charming Old Town shopping strip with various independent stores and restaurants. You can also visit Apple Blossom shopping mall which has over 80 stores, including major chains. Winchester’s three main museums are the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, which charts local area history, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, a space for science learning specifically aimed at children, and the Old Court House Civil War Museum.

A 29-mile drive from Winchester is Shenandoah National Park on the Blue Ridge Mountains, which has 200,000 acres of forest and trails. A 181-mile drive distant is Colonial Williamsburg, a recreation of an 18th century revolutionary town featuring costumed guides. Busch Gardens, a 185-mile journey, is a Europe-themed amusement park with a range of rides and shows.

Tips and tricks for driving in Winchester

Virginia is pleasant to explore by rental car due to its many scenic roads, particularly Route 33 through George Washington National Forest. Just keep an eye on local speed limits. Remember that the US is right-hand drive, and also keep an eye on your mirror as drivers don’t always indicate a direction change. Every state has different driving laws, so make sure you familiarise yourself with the Virginia ones before your visit.

Ready to plan your Winchester city break? city break?

Feeling inspired to explore Winchester and the rest of Virginia? Check out this City Guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and to research the best attractions and activities.

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FAQs for car hire in Winchester

What’s the best price car rental in Winchester?

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What’s the average car rental price in Winchester?

On average, car rentals in Winchester are .

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 Winchester?

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 Winchester?

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