If you go to Oxford with a group of several people, with your family and friends, we recommend hiring a car. Therefore, you will save on services of tour companies and get your own unforgettable impressions. The main advantages of this trip are economy, comfort, and no restrictions on the route. It is our decision where to stop, and how long this stop will take. Give yourself as much time for rest as you need, and divide the cost of rent. And cars-scanner will make your trip even more advantageous with a discount on your booking of up to 70%.
In order to see the daily average cost of a car, select a model from the list.
Try also to choose different rental points; practice shows that the price for the same car may differ by 20 - 30% depending on where you are planning to pick it up.
According to the rules of most rental companies of Oxford, the provision of an international driving licence is required.
Do not waste your time searching for a rental point of your operator, where you may pick up or hand over the car; we took care of you and plotted them on the special map.
In a new city, you are going to get many impressions, do not make acquaintance with the local road patrol service one of these impressions and do not take time and money away from your own rest. In order to avoid this, it is enough to comply with the speed limit:
If you sum up the information, the average speed of traffic in European cities is 50 km/h, in the countryside it's 80 to 100 km/h.
Please note that drivers under 25 and over 70 are often less trusted at the provider's office and are subject to an extra payment when renting. Visit the Age Restrictions section to find out how a driver of your age group is charged when booking.
In Oxford, as well as in other European cities, adherence of traffic rules is strictly monitored, and punishments are rigorously enforced. Follow the speed limits and traffic rules, do not drink at the wheel, and most likely, a meeting with the road patrol service staff will be a threatening one. There is also a chance to get fined in everyday life. We have collected the most common situations you should beware of:
It is important to remember two things. The first one is that you are visiting the city and its inhabitants, and on a visit, you should stick to the house rules. Therefore, even if a requirement seems irrational to you, stick to it. Therefore, you will save time and money and keep your reputation. The second one is that not all violations are resolved by fines. Some offences are considered so serious that their outcome is determined by the court. Getting into a confrontation in a foreign city during your own vacation is not a good idea.
Petrol stations are located on the outskirts of Oxford, so it is better not to go to the city centre with the empty tank. You are allowed to transport fuel in a canister in the city, so you may, for your own calmness, buy and fill a 10-litre container with the right kind of petrol or diesel.
Approximate prices for fuel: