Daily Car Hire Rates in Swindon
*daily rates in Swindon based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Swindon Car Hire - Did You Know?
- Swindon was one of the great railway towns of the Victorian era, culminating in development of the hugely important Swindon railway works which operated for over 120 years.
- The name Swindon comes from the translation of the old English meaning Swine Town as it was the centre of Britain’s pork production
- The town contains the Bodleian Library’s depository stretching to 156 miles of books
- It was one of the first towns in Britain to stop using fixed speed cameras citing the cost of their upkeep as a reason for their demise
- It’s also been voted the best place to buy a home in the UK with the lowest house price to income ratio in the country
Nearest Petrol Stations to Swindon
See the nearest petrol stations to Swindon below, we recommend you plan head before you return the car to Swindon to avoid any Refueling fees.
Swindon Mini Guide
What can you Tell me About Swindon?
Swindon was an important market town from ancient days beginning life as a Saxon defensive position atop a hill. It remained just that until the beginning of Victoria’s reign when Isambard Brunel touted the town as the ideal location for his great railway works. It grew meteorically thereafter only falling a little by the wayside when Beeching took his axe to the rail network leaving the town as a dinosaur in the engineering landscape.
How Easy is it to get to Swindon?
With the easy access to the M4, Swindon is equidistant from Bristol International Airport and Heathrow. As an overseas traveller, with little to choose between the two, go for the cheapest or the one with the closest departure point to your location. You can rent a car at Heathrow Airport
or Bristol Airport
and make the hassle free journey to Swindon with ease. Not only are road links good but the Paddington line from London to the South West passes through Swindon making it just as easy to get there by train and then hire a car in Swindon.
What Should I see or do in Swindon?
You must visit the museum dedicated to the town’s original life blood – the railway. Steam: The Great Western Railway Museum is second only in size and importance to the one in York and is loved by all boys, no matter how old. Nerds will love the Museum of Computing too whilst for those in search of peaceful activity, there are many walks along the Wilts and Berks Canal.
Latest Update from Swindon:
02/05/13 - Until the 12th May you can spend each day trying to find the scarecrows on the Wanborough Trail which this year are all dressed as Kings and Queens. It costs £2.50 for a guide leaflet and the kids will love it.