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Car rentals in Cornwall: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to get around Cornwall whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Cornwall. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Cornwall. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

Where do I find a bargain rental car in Cornwall?

You're well on your way to getting the best price on your car rental by going through us. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:

  • Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
  • Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Cornwall rental car.

What rental suppliers have retailers in Cornwall?

From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Cornwall?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Cornwall. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Cornwall?

Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Cornwall is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact rate will be before you book your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Cornwall?

Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's required, you can easily add it at checkout.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cornwall?

If you want to explore all that Cornwall offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Cornwall. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Cornwall trip, be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:

  • Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Cornwall rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Cornwall has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Cornwall.