Daily Car Hire Rates in Bedford

  • Economy

    Opel Corsa
    5 |
    2 |
    3 |
    From € 15.72
  • Mini

    Kia Picanto
    4 |
    1 |
    3 |
    From € 16.48
  • Compact

    Fiat 500L
    5 |
    3 |
    3 |
    From € 16.90
  • Standard

    Skoda Octavia
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 22.19
  • Van / minivan

    Opel Combo Van
    2 |
    0 |
    4 |
    From € 35.42

*daily rates in Bedford 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.

Bedford Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The 17th century novel Pilgrim’s Progress was written by John Bunyan who was imprisoned for 12 years in Bedford Gaol.
  • Bedford used to have an attractive castle but it was destroyed in the 13th century.
  • The brewing industry replaced the wool industry in Bedford in the 17th century.
  • Many of the settlers in Bedford were Huguenots from Europe.
  • The Corn Exchange was built in Bedford in 1849.

Bedford Mini Guide

The nearest airports to Bedford are London Luton, London Stansted, London City and London Gatwick. Bedford is served by the M1 motorway and A1 road too. However, to avoid getting stuck in traffic in the centre of Bedford you may wish to use the park and ride facilities on offer. Having a car is the still the best way to see the area though as the local bus system is not particularly reliable and quite expensive considering. Neither are there very good provisions for those who wish to bicycle, so hiring a car in Bedford is an affordable and convenient way to get around and explore.


Bedford Park is another fine place to go and get some fresh air and the park has some tennis courts too. Bedford is the administrative capital of the county of Bedfordshire and it is a thriving commercial centre with many shops, restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes. Many of the establishments in Bedford reflect its multi-culturalism and there are great places to eat Indian and Pakistani food as well as authentic Italian, Chinese and Polish cuisine. One of the main sights to see in Bedford is the John Bunyan Museum. Bunyan was the author of Pilgrim’s Progress but was also imprisoned in the city. Bedford has some nice churches to see as well.

Latest Update from Bedford:

19/04/12 - Bedford Council have announced a programme called Reactiv8 which aims to get people of all ages into sports and leisure activities. You can join even if you're just visiting. Check out the council website www.bedford.gov.uk before you travel for further details.

20/04/12 - In Russell Park, Bedford on the 5th June you can join 25,000 other spectators to watch the Bedford International Kite Festival. There are workshops where you can learn to make and fly a kite as well as watch the experts in the flying arena. 

Driving in Bedford - Need to know



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Bedford is a fascinating English town to visit with a complex history. The town was mainly formed as a crossing point for the River Ouse. It has been the home of Saxon chiefs, the seat of the Barony of Bedford and was originally given its borough charter by Henry II.

In the 16th century Bedford was a major centre for the production of lace in England. Today there is still much industry which makes car hire in Bedford an attractive prospect for clients who are travelling here for meetings. The population of Bedford is around 80,000 people.

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