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Where to pick up your car
The closest car rental brand to Reading train station is Budget – it takes just under 10 mins to walk there (0.5km).
Top car rental brands
The most popular car rental brands in Reading are Europcar, Hertz, Alamo, Budget and Thrifty.
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Warmest month: August (19°C)
Coldest month: January (5°C)
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Hire a car in Reading
Set on London’s doorstep in Berkshire, Reading holds some surprising historical treasures.
Reading is packed with all mod cons, from impressive shopping centres to big-time music festivals, not to mention the easy 40-mile drive to London. But there’s a load of culture to be discovered here too.
Check out the picturesque ruins of Reading Abbey, one of Europe's largest and wealthiest medieval buildings founded by and serving as the final resting place of Henry I. The town’s jail is also a noted landmark, made famous by a poem written by its most notable inmate, Oscar Wilde.
Car rental in Reading – the numbers
Frequently asked questions
Q. What is the most popular rental length in Reading?
A. Six to seven days.
Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Reading?
Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Reading?
A. Hertz is the cheapest car rental brand in Reading, offering cars from just £8 per day.
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Points of interest near Reading
A history-packed city within close proximity to the capital of England.
One of England’s most treasured cities, its prestigious 12th century university - the oldest in the English-speaking world.
Rolling hills and chocolate box stone houses make up this quintessential English countryside getaway.
A beautiful country house on a 5000-acre estate, this is the real Downton Abbey.
The Great Hall of Winchester Cathedral is the mythological site of King Arthur's Round Table.
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