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Surrey Guide

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Located at the heart of British Columbia, Canada, Surrey is a city of many facets. Not only does it boast a setting of stunning natural beauty, it also offers travellers the opportunity to partake in adventure sports, appreciate local cultures and feast on some of the region’s most famous dishes. That said, many travellers choose to use Surrey as a base from which to explore all that British Columbia has to offer. Surrey is engulfed by mesmerising mountain ranges, majestic river valleys and numerous national parks. To visit the city and not take in its remarkable surroundings would be quite a shame.

Who to Book With
­Surrey is home to all of the usual car hire favourites, including Hertz, Budget, Avis and Europcar. The offices of these agencies are located in several areas around the city, including at the central railway station and the bus terminal. Surrey tends to get quite busy during the peak seasons, so advanced online bookings are recommended.

Best Time to go
Surrey’s climate is best described as inter-coastal, boasting warm summers and wet winters. Peak season is during the summer months, when adventure-seekers descend on Surrey’s many national parks. Advanced bookings are advised, as prices during this time tend to rise quite sharply.

Need to Know Essentials
Upon arrival at the rental agency, drivers will be required to present the following information.

- A passport valid for no less than six months
- The credit card used to make the booking
- An International Driving Permit
- Proof of rental

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Driving
Surrey is not the largest of cities and travellers will find that driving here provides few problems. Driving is especially handy when travelling to the outskirts of the city. The roads are in good condition, but tourists should be on the lookout for no-parking zones, of which there are many. There are, however, no ‘Resident Only’ areas, which is quite useful. There is no free parking in the city, so you will need to find a Pay Station area in which to park. All pay stations have a maximum parking time, and drivers face hefty fines if they fail to adhere.

You can read more about general driving here in our guide to Canada.

Transport

The city centre is quite walkable, but for travellers who prefer motorised forms of transport, there is a reliable public transport system alongside the car rental firms. There is not train service in the city, but there is an efficient bus network and a few local taxi services. Travellers who are interested in doing daytrips are still advised to rent a car.

Buses
Operated by the Coast Mountain Bus Company, the bus service in Surrey is comprehensive and reliable. All tickets are bought on the buses and paid for in cash, with exact amounts required. Different types of tickets are available, but the most popular option with tourists is the Day Pass, which allows an unlimited number of journeys during a 24-hour period. There are bus stops all over the city, so there is no need to flag buses down. Route maps can often be found at the bus stop.

Taxis
There are plenty of taxis in Surrey, and most can simply be hailed from the side of the road. Taxis in the city are not metered, but fares are set according to distances. Most taxis operate only within the city limits, so fares for journeys to the outskirts will need to be independently negotiated. Travellers also have the option of booking taxis in advance with companies like Guildford Cab and Delta Surrey Green Cab.

Exploring

Surrey is a great city with many of its own attractions, but one of the main reasons that visitors come to the region is for the stellar nearby biking and trekking opportunities. The areas surrounding Surrey are comprised mainly of gorgeous mountain ranges and stunning national parks – everything needed for an adventurous vacation.

Recommended Drives

Darts Hill Garden Park - This is the ideal place for tourists with green fingers. The park is home to a wide variety of indigenous and exotic plant species. The park was a gift to the city from long-time resident Francisca Darts. All sorts of rare and beautiful flora can be viewed here.

River’s Bend Winery - Promotes itself as presenting ‘Fine Wine and Friendly People’, is located on the outskirts of the city. The winery has 14 wines of its own, which are all available for sampling. Visitors can also enjoy a tour of the gorgeous vineyard while here.

Fraser Downs Casino & Games Centre - Travellers who are feeling lucky can head here. Located only a few kilometres from Surrey, Fraser Downs is the perfect location to blow off some steam and have a bit of fun. The facilities at the casino are excellent and the staff friendly and accommodating.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Canadian dollar
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    50 - 100 km/h
  • Language
    English, French

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).