Cheapest car hire in Bath
Van / minivan
*daily rates in Bath based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Customer questions about Bath car hire
I need to rent a car for 2 weeks in Bath and i'm having trouble finding one?
Hi, we work with all of the rental agents in Bath so I am sure we can find a rental to suit your needs. I can see your search criteria here and note that your requested pick up time of 7am is the issue in that the rental agents do not open until 9am typically. Can you defer pick up until 9am?
Hi, I would like to rent a car using this website, but i would like to double confirm with you about the surcharges as travelling from Japan
Hello and welcome, our prices are fully inclusive with no surcharges unless clearly stated on the quote. You can add optional extras which as payable locally and these are clearly identified and selected at the quote stage. You may also consider upping your insurance level if using the rental car in Bath as it can be a very congested city and parking can be difficult. It may be worth considering our extra insurance to protect any potential damage.
Useful things to know about Bath
- The hot springs of Bath are the only naturally occurring hot springs in the UK.
- In 973 King Edgar of England was crowned at Bath.
- Queen Elizabeth I gave Bath its city status with the use of a royal charter in 1590.
- In 1987 Bath was given UNESCO World Heritage status.
- The Georgian architecture of Bath is created with local Bath Stone.
Bath Mini Guide
One good way to get a sense of the city is to take part in one of the free two hour walking tours, and these are advertised in leaflets which can be found in most of the bars, hotels and restaurants. There are many companies which do guided tours of the city.
Driving west from London it takes about an hour and a half to get to Bath, but it is only a short drive from Bristol. From London
you will come to Bath on the M4 and then you take junction 18 and follow signs for five miles. However you are advised to keep driving in the city centre to a minimum. One way streets make it easy to lose your way while parking is always tricky. There are park and ride facilities which make the whole thing less stressful. The parking is free and a return bus ticket only costs a couple of pounds which is good value for money.
So hire a car in
Bath and travel through Somerset and Bristol
as well and just park in one of the many park and ride car parks in Bath. There is no airport in Bath, although Bristol International (BRS) is just 20 miles west and convenient for visitors with recent development and plans for a further runway to cope with increased demand making Bath very accessible. Heathrow
and Gatwick airport
are 1.5 hours and 2 hours away respectively with excellent public transport routes to Bath. Cardiff
are also options for travellers visiting Bath.
During your visit make sure to see the actual baths which were built 2,000 years ago by the Romans before being renovated and used again in the 18th century by the Victorians who were mad about healing waters as well. It costs about £10 for an adult to visit and your entrance fee helps preserve the baths for future generations.
Bath is also home to one of England’s most famous rugby teams and their ground is very atmospheric while the tickets are relatively inexpensive for a good day’s entertainment. In Roman times Bath was seen as a holiday resort and today thousands of visitors go to this beautiful city every year to emulate them.
Latest Update from Bath:
- If you're considering visiting Bath this summer, take the train with Great Western Railways and you'll get 2 for 1 entry to many Bath attractions. For when you get to Bath, don't forget to book a hire car to get you around the sights.
- This year Bath is going to be in the spotlight as part of the Jane Austen celebrations. There's a series of events on in the city which begin on March 3rd with a talk at the Theatre Royal called 'Discovering the Real Jane Austen'.