Car hire Penzance: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Penzance

Distance from
Penzance city centre
2 mi
5 mi

Car hires in Penzance: practical information

Where to rent a car in Penzance

Penzance is a pirate's paradise! Or maybe just in operas. In whatever case, if you're heading to lovely Cornwall on your annual summer road trip for a beach holiday, Penzance is certainly one place that shouldn't be over-looked while you have a long term car hire. There are two car hire companies in Penzance: National and Europcar, both location within walking distance of the train station. Further out are Tucker Car Hire and Enterprise, along Long Rock.

Public transportation in Penzance leaves something to be desired. For trips to the beach and surrounding areas a car hire for cheap is your best bet.

Driving in Penzance: parking and other tips

It's quite easy to find parking in Penzance, although in the summer the lots do tend to get crowded. With your car hire Penzance city, park at Greenmarket North Parade, on Clarence Street or Penalverne Drive for £3.50/hour. There is also parking at the harbour (£6.80/day) and the train station (£3.20/day). If you're not going to use your Penzance rental car everyday, it's best to find a hotel in Penzance that offers complimentary parking.

Road trips from Penzance: what to do, what to see



Penzance is the perfect spot to base yourself when exploring Cornwall with a cheap car rental in Penzance. Hayle and St Ives are just the beginning. From amazing beaches for swimming and sun bathing, great breaks for surfing and iconically British seaside towns and ports, Cornwall is the top summer destination for Britons and travellers from around the world.

Sennen Beach

Sennen Beach

Lay out your beach towel at Sennen Beach, a nice spot just 9 miles from Penzance. Get there early in the summer, prime sand spots are taken up quickly in July and August. What Sennen Cove is really known for though, is the surfing. Sennen is more protected that other spots, like Gwenvor, making it a good spot for beginners on holidays in Penzance.

Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly

The lovely Isles of Scilly are easily reached from Penzance via ferry, or if you're going for a luxe trip, via helicopter. These islands right off the coast make the perfect trip while visiting Penzance! St. Mary's offers the best for accommodation but don't miss exploring the other islands like St. Martin's and Bryher, by boat. The stunning landscapes of the islands will leave you wanting to visit again and again.

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