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Torquay Mini Guide

If you are flying here, you can get flights to Exeter or Bournemouth and hire a car or take the train which stops at Torquay’s main station near the seafront.  Torquay is a genteel holiday resort with the largest number of Blue Flag beaches of any UK resort, hiring a car will get you to Daddyhole Plain from where you can walk the cliff path known as Rock Walk down to the harbour.

Cheapest car hire in Torquay

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.52 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 157.68 EUR from 20/03/2023

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  Manual |

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.04 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 210.31 EUR from 20/03/2023

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  Manual |

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.08 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 301.62 EUR from 20/03/2023

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  Manual |

Useful to know about Torquay

  • Torquay was formerly an agricultural and fishing town.
  • In the 19th century it grew as a popular sea bathing destination.
  • The first inhabitants lived in Kents Cavern in the town over 700,000 years ago.
  • It was the setting for the cult comedy classic ‘Fawlty Towers’.
  • It’s home to what’s considered to be Britain’s best model village.


Popular car hire destinations in Torquay

Best car rental companies in Torquay

based on 1270 reviews
19 min (average wait time)
based on 1700 reviews
13 min (average wait time)
No.3: AVIS,
based on 1303 reviews
21 min (average wait time)

Torquay car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Enterprise EMEA Corporate
  • € 157.64
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 22.52
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 1
    Most Popular Type:
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • 3
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire in Torquay

January€ 85
February€ 89
March€ 93
April€ 29
May€ 99
June€ 80
July€ 62
August€ 40
September€ 61
October€ 74
November€ 80
December€ 75
January€ 102
February€ 81
March€ 73
April€ 29
May€ 76
June€ 73
July€ 59
September€ 47
October€ 60
November€ 73
December€ 89
January€ 171
February€ 168
March€ 164
April€ 54
May€ 143
June€ 215
July€ 148
September€ 114
October€ 144
November€ 165
December€ 181
January€ 118
February€ 130
March€ 130
April€ 53
May€ 96
June€ 106
July€ 81
August€ 44
September€ 80
October€ 96
November€ 105
December€ 113
April€ 78
January€ 87
February€ 64
March€ 53
May€ 82
June€ 95
July€ 63
October€ 75
November€ 76
December€ 75
January€ 222
February€ 219
March€ 196
April€ 64
May€ 157
June€ 256
July€ 166
September€ 118
October€ 154
November€ 178
December€ 175
January€ 118
February€ 130
March€ 130
April€ 66
May€ 109
June€ 150
July€ 85
September€ 92
October€ 136
November€ 117
December€ 98

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

FAQs about car hire in Torquay

How much does car hire in Torquay cost?

Car hire in Torquay costs as little as €22.50 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €22.50 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €43.10 per day from AVIS for a Volkswagen Golf.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Torquay?

3 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Torquay, including ENTERPRISE, AVIS, BUDGET, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Torquay?

None of the car hire companies in Torquay are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Torquay?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Enterprise EMEA Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire in Torquay with a score of 8.1/10

with BUDGET EMEA Corporate rated second best with a score of 7.6/10


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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Torquay is €301.62 per week from AVIS.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Torquay?

The cheapest car hire company in Torquay is AVIS, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Fiat 500 available from as little as €157.64 per week.

How much is fuel in Torquay?

You can expect to pay €1.96/ltr of petrol and €2.121/ltr of diesel in Torquay. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Torquay?

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

What type of car can I hire in Torquay?

We can arrange Compact, Economy and Mini class rental cars in Torquay.

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

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

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

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Torquay at the moment, however AVIS rates start from just €157.64 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €157.64 from AVIS in Torquay 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 Torquay?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Torquay is €157.50 per week with an average price of €157.50 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Torquay

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Torquay

  • Dollar (tel: 44 1803 294786)
  • Budget (tel: +44 (0) 1803-431250)
  • Avis (tel: 01803431250)
  • Enterprise (tel: 01803-313888)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Torquay

  • Budget (Budget Car & Van Rental, Armadillo Building, Barton Hill Rd, Torquay, TQ2 8JH)
  • Avis (Torquay Train Station, Torquay, TQ2 6NU)

Car hire company ratings in Torquay

  • Enterprise EMEA: Rated 8.1/10 from 570 reviews
  • BUDGET EMEA: Rated 7.6/10 from 168 reviews
  • Avis Europe: Rated 7.5/10 from 323 reviews
  • Dollar (UK): Rated 7.0/10 from 695 reviews

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