Cheapest car hire in Colchester

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.33 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 296.37 EUR from April 20

  1 |
  Manual |

BMW 3 Series Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.22 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series Estate

7 Days rental at 414.59 EUR from April 20

  5 |
  Automatic |

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.79 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 180.58 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Manual |


5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 101.89 EUR/day

7 Days rental at 713.24 EUR from April 20

  6 |
  Automatic |

BMW 1 Series

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.21 EUR/day
BMW 1 Series

7 Days rental at 232.47 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Manual |

BMW 1 Series

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.29 EUR/day
BMW 1 Series

7 Days rental at 275.07 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Automatic |

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.26 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 351.82 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Manual |

Ford Tourneo

9 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.75 EUR/day
Ford Tourneo

7 Days rental at 418.25 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Manual |

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 53.18 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 372.27 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |

*daily rates in Colchester based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

Useful to know about Colchester

  • Colchester is the county town of Essex.
  • It’s the fastest growing town in the UK.
  • Colchester is the oldest Roman town in Britain.
  • It also lays claim to having the UK’s oldest established market.
  • It’s a member of the Ancient European Towns Network.

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538 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, Ip4 4pn, Suffolk


3 Montrose Road Dukes Park Industrial Estate, Dukes Park Industrial Estate, Chelmsford, Cm2 6te, Essex


London Southend Airport Eastern Perimeter Road, Southend On Sea, Ss2 6yf


Bentalls, Basildon, Essex, Ss14 3bg


Station Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Ip32 6ad


Car Rental Village Coopers End Road, Coopers End Road,, Stansted, Cm24 1rj

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Colchester car hire information

  • 7.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Dollar (UK)
  • € 180.53
    Average price:
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  • € 25.79
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    BMW 1 Series
  • 16
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Average prices per day for car hire in Colchester

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

FAQs about car hire in Colchester

How much does car hire in Colchester cost?

Car hire in Colchester costs as little as €25.8 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €25.8 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €170 per day from DOLLAR for a BMW M4 Coupe.

Who is the best car rental agent in Colchester?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Dollar (UK) has the highest customer rating for car hire in Colchester with a score of 7.0/10

with rated second best with a score of /10


How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Colchester?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Colchester is €200.01 per week from DOLLAR.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Colchester?

The cheapest car hire company in Colchester is DOLLAR, with prices for a Economy class car such as the Ford Fiesta available from as little as €180.53 per week.

How much is fuel in Colchester?

You can expect to pay €1.27/ltr of petrol and €1.32/ltr of diesel in Colchester. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Colchester?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Colchester with leading car hire companies such as DOLLAR as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Colchester?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Luxury, Premium, Premium Elite, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars in Colchester.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Colchester?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Colchester, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Colchester is €823.49 per week from DOLLAR for a BMW 4 Series Convertible.

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Colchester?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Colchester at the moment, however DOLLAR rates start from just €180.53 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €180.53 from DOLLAR in Colchester or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Colchester?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Colchester is € per week with an average price of € per week across all car hire companies.

Information about the car hire agents in Colchester

Most popular car hire companies in Colchester:

  • Dollar (tel: 44 1206 799400)

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Car hire company ratings in Colchester:

  • Dollar (UK): Rated 7.0/10 from 695 reviews

Colchester Mini Guide

What’s Special About Colchester?
It is the oldest Roman town in the UK and was mentioned by Pliny in his writings. The city was once the capital of Roman Britain and was attacked by Boudicca in the revolt of the Iceni. Today the town is growing rapidly, helped by tourism, the service industry and its attraction as a commuter town for London. It’s also home to Tiptree’s the internationally acclaimed preserve manufacturers!

How do I get to Colchester?
Getting flights to anywhere near there is difficult so most people arrive by train. Colchester Station is right in the heart of the town and there are services from London’s Liverpool Street Station. You can hire a car to get there but the journey along the Essex coast is fairly mundane and often choked with commuters.

What Should I get to see in Colchester?
Because of its fame as a Roman town, visit the Castle Museum to find out all about why the Romans chose this place. From there, explore the rest of the castle, an 11th century building on the site of the Roman temple.  For more Roman ruins you have the remains of the Roman walls which can be followed on foot and partway along them, the oldest Roman gate in Britain. The town is promoting it's outdoor attractions as part of a 'Get some fresh air' campaign and everyone is invited to join.


What About Gifts from the Town?
A lot of places sell Roman memorabilia including plastic centurions, and various ‘Roman’ style stationery items. Most people wanting a worthwhile gift head to the little roads off the high street where independent shops sell delightful gifts and confectionery. If you’ve taken the chance to sample the glorious smells from the Tiptree Preserve factory nearby you may be tempted to purchase their gift packs to take home.

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Latest Update from Colchester:

20/04/12 - Don't forget that just outside Colchester is Constable country with Dedham Vale being the setting for several of his paintings including 'Dedham Lock'. Many of the settings are little changed since the pastoral days of his time and they make an interesting photo opportunity, trying to get your shot to match the painting.

22/02/13 - From the 19th to the 22nd March you can enjoy the real ale tastes of Essex at the Colchester Castle Beer Festival. The entrance fee of £3 includes your first half pint!

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Colchester was a magnificent Roman town and many reminders of this time are still visible today. The town’s museums give a wealth of information on its history with the Castle Museum being the best.

If you’ve hired a car, two places of interest are worth a day out. Mersea Island in the estuary is very much a reminder of yesteryear with tiny hamlets as well as an area of marshland, home to migrating birds. You should also visit Wivenhoe, where the waterfront and shopping street also remind one of times long lost.