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Car hire

Can anyone give advice re budget car hire for the day? Small vehicle for 4 passengers. would like to hire a car from station in Northampton, drive to Long Buckby, then on to Cambridge for the night (returning the car in Cambridge same day (6pm).

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1. Re: Car hire

Most UK rental companies apply a one way fee, anything from £20 to £50. That will significantly increase your cost.

You need one of the "major" firms for one way (Hertz / Avis / etc) for one way rentals. The small local firms require their cars to go back to where you rented.

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A price comparison site that allows for one way quotes is


However the drop off fee may not be shown until you click through to the booking screen so 'cheapest' option may not be.

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3. Re: Car hire

You don't mention when you're here Anthony.

Europcar [or Alamo] are usually one of the cheapest in UK.

Should be OK for drop off at destination office... wherever that may be [usually near BR station].

Definitely get accident damage waiver to avoid arguments over existing or new damage to the car when you drop off - this has been worth it's weight in gold for us in the past. Also means you can drop off the car even when office is closed by posting keys through drop-off letter box as there are no arguments.

£53 for Hyundai i10 or £65 for a Renault Clio for pick up at Northampton Office and drop off at Cambridge Office [near train stations] with Europcar.

Edited: 8:23 am, October 17, 2011
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