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Where to pick up your car
The closest car rental brand to Oxford train station is Europcar – it takes just over 10 mins' to walk there (0.9km).
Top car rental brands
The most popular car rental brands in Oxford are Europcar, Hertz, Alamo, Avis and Interrent.
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Warmest month: July (16°C)
Coldest month: January (4°C)
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Hire a car in Oxford
The city of dreamy spireshas a head grounded inage-old academia anda heart that beats withcosmopolitan youth.
Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the city of Oxford has been shaped by its historic seat of learning for the past 800 years. Ever evolving, Oxford is not all about centuries of educational tradition. Its hallowed university buildings are only a stone's throw away from bustling hubs of modern bars and restaurants.
Oxford is an ideal base for exploring the wider county of Oxfordshire – the beautiful Cotswolds are just an hour's drive from the city.
Car rental in Oxford – the numbers
Frequently asked questions
Q. What is the most popular rental length in Oxford?
A. Four to five days.
Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Oxford?
Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Oxford?
A. Keddy by Europcar is the cheapest car rental brand in Oxford, offering cars from just £6 per day.
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Places of interest
Oxford is bursting with historical and cultural attractions to tick off your sightseeing list. Here are a few of our top recommendations.
University of Oxford
You simply can't visit Oxford without taking in the colleges that make up one of the most famous universities in the world. The iconic golden-stone buildings all have their own architectural personality and claims to fame to discover. Christ Church is one especially for the Harry Potter fans.
One of the oldest libraries in Europe, the Bodleian forms part of the University of Oxford. Some of the most iconic books and collections include Shakespeare's First Folio and the letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Oxford Castle and Prison
Take an hour-long guided tour to hear stories from the last 1,000 years. A costumed character guide will reveal highlights such as St George's Tower and Prison D-Wing.
Pitt Rivers Museum
This museum showcases archaeological collections from the University of Oxford. Marvel at pieces from around the world as you soak up the period feel of the building.
As is the case throughout Britain, driving is on the left side of the road and cars are right-hand drive.
City centre driving
Cars are mostly discouraged in the city centre, so be aware of this when planning days out in and around the city.
Roads in the Oxford area can be narrow, especially out in more rural parts. Always take extra care and time when driving.
Congestion around the city
Particularly busy times on the roads in and around Oxford are rush hours, Sundays and Bank Holidays – avoid these times if possible.
Connections to travel in and out of Oxford are numerous, thanks to the ring road around the city. The A40 will take you into the Cotswolds and the A34 towards the North Wessex Downs.