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Car hire in Guildford

Car hire in Guildford

Located midway between London and Portsmouth, this Surrey town is the ideal base from which to start exploring the south of England.

What I need to know

Hiring a car in Guildford is very straightforward and you can pick from several different suppliers. We at Holiday Autos have extensive experience of helping over five million customers across more than 170 countries find the right hire care, while we also offer free cancellation and no credit card fees.

Where to pick up my car

There's no single pick-up point as each car rental provider in Guildford will have their own offices. But the map on our site clearly points you towards companies with cars available on your chosen dates, and they're all based at convenient and accessible locations.

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Car Hire Reviews Guildford

  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
    Diane T

Where to go

Guildford has long been hailed as one of the safest and most attractive shopping destinations in Britain, thanks to its beautiful architecture and a great mix of well-known brands, designer shops and quirky independent stores.

Visitors should also explore Guildford Castle, a stunning structure thought to have been built shortly after the 1066 invasion of England by William the Conqueror.

Nearby Guildford

Maidenhead is well worth visiting in your hire car, as it is one of the most desirable spots in south-east England, boasting heritage, culture and fun in equal measure.

The area is home to Legoland, one of the most popular kids' theme parks in the UK, and Windsor Castle, one of the Queen's official residences, is also close by.

Longer drives

It takes just over an hour to drive from Guildford to central London, which boasts first-class shopping outlets, tourist attractions and historic buildings such as Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.

Alternatively, car hire drivers could take their vehicle down the A3 to Portsmouth to see attractions such as the HMS Victory and the landmark Spinnaker Tower.

Eating and drinking

Guildford offers all the eating and drinking options you'd want from a modern town centre, from artisan restaurants to traditional pubs and cafes, so there's no shortage of choice on offer.

Things to do

The Norman castle in Guildford is a must-see attraction if you are in the area. If you head to the top of the Great Tower, you will get a wonderful 360 degree view of both the town and the beautiful countryside nearby.


Guildford is located a stone's throw away from a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Surrey Hills.

The South Downs National Park is also right on the town's doorstep, offering plenty more scenic drives to car hire customers.


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