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Rochester

Available locations in Rochester

Castle View Business Centre, Gas House Rd

Rochester Guide

Guide

Rochester city, originally a quaint Saxon Village, is now a beautiful, thriving historic city, and one of England’s finest. It is situated on the River Medway, approximately 30 miles east of London's city centre, and has long been an important strategic river crossing on the road from London to Canterbury and Dover. The majority of visitors, whether on business or just pleasure, book car hire in Rochester to help them get around freely. Roads are easy to navigate, with good signposting. Search and compare prices right here, and let us find you the best deals online.

Explore Rochester

Rochester Castle is one of the best preserved castles in England. The stone Keep is an excellent example of a Norman military building and is the tallest in England. A circular staircase leads up to the battlements from where there is an astounding view of the Kent countryside.

The city has a number of very fine and interesting buildings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. Rochester Cathedral is the second oldest in England and is a beautiful example of Norman and early English architecture. Other buildings of interest include Eastgate House, home to the Charles Dickens Centre, and Richard Watts Charity. Many of Rochester’s buildings feature in the novels and stories of Charles Dickens who lived in Rochester and the surrounding area for most of his life.

Rochester is a lively place with many festivals throughout the year. They start in May with the 'Sweeps Festival' and finish with the street light procession of 'Dickensian Christmas'. There is plenty of shopping with most of the unusual shops along Rochester High Street.

By opting for car hire in Rochester, visitors can travel out into the rural surroundings and take in the beautiful scenery, with ancient castles and churches, and Kentish villages. Modern Rochester is part of the Medway Towns along with Strood, Chatham, and Gillingham. It is situated some 20 miles southeast of London.

Transport

Rochester has a small airport just outside the town, but with such close proximity to London, Rochester residents and visitors tend to use London Airports; Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted. Car rentals are also available at these airports from a number of leading rental companies such as Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Budget and Thrifty.  Book online for cheaper quotes.

Trains leave from Rochester Station every 20 minutes to London Victoria Station (duration one hour). Buses also service the area, and operate throughout Kent, Surrey, Essex and Greater London. Rochester is also within close proximity to France and other European countries, and is only 1.5 hours from France using the Eurostar.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
  • Language
    English
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    Europcar

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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).