Car Hire in Exeter, United Kingdom

Car hire in Exeter


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Rent a car in Exeter now from Europcar for a seamless start to your journey! Exeter sits in the heart of beautiful Devon and is surrounded by gorgeous countryside and coastal areas. We have two rental stations in the city – one at the airport and one in the centre.

Our airport rentals desk is located in the main car rental building just outside the arrivals terminal. The local bus service operates between the airport and the city, linking the airport to the local rail network and the city centre.

Exeter City Europcar is located one mile south of the centre of Exeter, close to the A377 which leads into and out of the city. Exeter St Thomas train station is a 25 minute walk from the rental office.

We know that one size doesn’t fit all, and we have a range of cars and vans available so you can choose the best one for your journey, whether you want a budget model for a couple of days in Exeter or a larger car for a fortnight exploring further afield. And if you want to travel in luxury, we have a range of prestige models too! If you’re staying close to Exeter, or beach-hopping along the coast – whatever your trip will involve, we’ve got you covered.

With our flexible short and long term car rental, competitive no-nonsense pricing and no hidden charges, you can be confident you’re getting a good deal. And for total convenience, you can pick up and drop off at different locations to suit you. You can trust us to make your rental experience simple and hassle-free.

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As part of our safety programme, all our vehicles are rigorously cleaned with organic disinfectants and we do everything to offer you a contactless experience.

Discover Exeter surroundings and beyond with your Europcar rental car

The attractive city of Exeter is small enough to explore easily in a day or two and is also perfectly situated as a base for exploring the wider Devon area, Cornwall, the Jurassic Coast and Dartmoor National Park. One of the prettiest places in the city is the Historic Quayside on the Exe and the Exeter Ship Canal, an idyllic place to sit on a sunny day enjoying a drink outside one of the many pubs and restaurants.

But when you’ve had enough of all that relaxing in the sun, jump in your hire car to explore further afield. Penzance, in the southern tip of Cornwall, is well worth the two hour journey and it’s not hard to see why it’s such a popular holiday destination in the summertime, with its mild climate, beautiful beaches and pretty harbour. One of the most spectacular attractions in Penzance is the Minack Theatre. Set into the cliff face, this open-air venue hosts dramas, musicals and opera against the backdrop of Porthcurno Bay – catch a performance of The Pirates of Penzance if you can!

If sailing is your thing, head three hours along the south coast of England to Lymington and enjoy a yacht trip over the Solent to the Isle of Wight. You can even learn to sail if you fancy doing it yourself!

With 70 years of experience in car rental, Europcar is the European leader in car rental. To find out more, visit our dedicated car rental page! And for details of our great value van rental service, take a look at our van rental page.

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With its magnificent cathedral and an intriguing network of underground passages dating back to the 14th Century, Devon’s county town is a great place to visit in its own right. However, car rental will give you access to the region’s other nearby attractions as well. 
Exeter is a great base from which to explore South-West England. Car hire will allow you to drive over to Dartmoor or Exmoor to enjoy a countryside walk – whether a short family stroll or something a little more challenging – and the two national parks also offer a host of other activities, including cycling, horse riding and climbing. 
The area’s coastline is of course another major draw. From Exeter, you can easily get to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can hunt for fossils or just simply relax and take in the beautiful cliffs and beaches. 
North Devon's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is another slice of nature that’s just a short drive away. At its heart lies Braunton Burrows, the largest sand dune system in the United Kingdom.
Exeter van hire

Alternatively, you may need to hire a vehicle for practical reasons. If you’re moving to or from Exeter then one way car or van hire might be the order of the day. Fortunately, with Europcar, you are able to collect a vehicle from one of our hire locations and drop it off at another. 
You may well want to hire a van for a few days if you’ve got quite a bit you need to do, but you can also hire by the hour. Taking the latter option can help keep costs down when you only have one or two trips to make.