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Practical Car & Van Rental
Activate Limited
T/A Practical Car & Van Rental
74 Cowley Road
United Kingdom

Phone: 01223 423564
Email: cambridge@practical.co.uk

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Welcome to Practical Car & Van Rental Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

We are the official rental location for Cambridge and the surrounding areas and are now just  5 minutes walk from the new Cambridge North Railway Station, close to Cambridge Science Park.

We specialise in providing car and van hire in Cambridge. We are in close proximity to Cambridge Railway and Coach Stations so train and bus travelers alike, requiring car hire, can be catered for. Car hire deliveries at Marshalls Aerospace, Cambridge International Airport can also be arranged. The Practical Cambridge Car & Hire location have an extensive fleet of hire cars from economy models up to executive saloons with automatic transmission options also available to rent. Additionally a self drive 7 seater multi passenger vehicle is available for rental. For the larger groups we provide 15 seater minibus rental and 17 seater minibus hire.

For the Cambridge Commercial Hirer our fleet of rental vehicles start from the Short wheel base van (swb) through to medium wheel base (mwb) and long wheel base (lwb). Luton Vans with and without tail lift are also available. Cars and vans can be hired for any period at a price to suit your budget. Cambridge provides an 'out of hours' car hire service including Bank Holidays so please contact us and we will endeavor to provide the rental service you require. 

Cambridge One Way Self Drive Car Hire

We also specialise in one way self drive car rental. This facilitates rental transfers from Cambridge to other airport terminals or destinations throughout mainland United Kingdom (U.K.). Onward travelers can collect their one way rental car from Cambridge and arrange return of the hire car to most regional and international airports anywhere in England, Wales or Scotland.
This self drive hire facility can also be used for other U.K. destinations that are not necessarily airports such as business addresses, homes or any of our many rental locations situated throughout the country. A range of rental vans are available too for one way hire from small courier style vans up to the long wheel base (lwb) van. Please go to our 'one way rental' page and submit your rental requirements.

About Cambridge

Cambridge brings many images to mind: the breathtaking view of King's College Chapel from across the river Cam, the rich intricacy of Gothic architecture, students cycling to lectures, and lazy summer punting on the River Cam. Cambridge manages to combine its role as an historic city with a world-renowned University and, in more recent years, an internationally acknowledged center of excellence for technology and science. The University of Cambridge was founded in the 13th century by monks who wished to escape the hurly-burly of Oxford and chose the quiet town of Cambridge as a suitable location for study. In the 17th century Cambridge University educated many of the founders of a then minor American university called Harvard, also located in a place called Cambridge.

Cambridge University has been the home of many famous scientists, philosophers and mathematicians from Sir Isaac Newton to Stephen Hawking and was the site of Rutherford's pioneering work in nuclear physics as well as Crick and Watson's DNA work. Cambridge academics have won more Nobel Prizes than those of any other university in the world. The rumour that just one college - Trinity - had more Nobel prize winners than France, however, is not true.Cambridge is surrounded on all sides by heritage villages, towns and ancient monuments (such as Ely, Peterborough and Grantchester), all within easy travelling distance. More than 3 million visitors come to Cambridge every year to savour the delights of the historic city itself, as well as using it as an ideal base for exploring some of the gentlest and most unspoiled countryside in England.

Practical Car & Van Rental U.K.

Practical Car & Van Rental U.K is the fourth largest rental company in the United Kingdom. We have over 150 hire locations sited throughout the U.K. in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland plus rental locations in the Irish republic. We provide Airport Car & Van hire at most major airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Inverness, East Midlands, Exeter, Birmingham, Southampton, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds/Bradford and Manchester airports. Most rental locations will cover the local railway and coach stations so if you are arriving by train or bus we can probably meet you upon arrival. Deliveries to Hotels, Bed & Breakfast accommodation and business addresses can usually be arranged.

We have over 25 years experience of self drive hire and pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding service, quality vehicles and competitive rates. We have hire vehicles to suit every requirement, from 3 door economy cars through to 7.5 ton commercial vehicles. We have the Practical solution to all of your rental requirements including one way hire and Motorhome rental.Our rental locations are privately owned conveniently situated and can be contacted directly via this web site, for specific hire requests.



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