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Make the most of the tranquil atmosphere and unchanging architecture of this university town with your Sixt car hire in Cambridge. Stroll along the banks of the River Cam or through the college greens and gardens before exploring the beautiful East Anglian countryside in your rental vehicle. Whether you are visiting Cambridge University, have business in the town or are looking forward to a weekend break the convenient location of our car hire branch makes it easy to collect your car rental in Cambridge.

  • Cambridge
    2a Elizabeth Way
    CB4 1DF Cambridge

    Mo. - Fr.08:30 - 17:30
    Sa.08:30 - 12:00
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  • Cambridge Chesterton

    Sixt Car Rental
    2a Elizabeth Way
    CB4 1DF Cambridge

    Mo. - Fr.08:30 - 17:30
    Sa.08:30 - 12:00

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Vans & Trucks

Sixt car hire Cambridge

Our Service | Traffic Information | Sixt Tip | Sightseeing Destinations | Business Destinations | Rental FAQs

Our branch menu gives you all the information you need about our opening hours and fleet along with the exact address of the office while the grey tab on the right-hand side of the page has a map pinpointing our exact location in the city. Please be aware that our Cambridge branch does not offer a 24-hour return facility and is not open on Sundays. Our comprehensive booking system lets you compare our different vehicle categories and their prices. Call us up, use our online booking form or download the Sixt app to reserve your car. Your category of car hire in Cambridge is guaranteed but we cannot do the same for specific models. Whether you need a rental car for a couple of hours, for a weekend city break or a longer stay our friendly and knowledgeable office staff are waiting to welcome you.

St Johns College, Cambridge

Our Service

Our car hire in Cambridge branch offers a premium fleet of saloons and estate cars designed to fit every budget and party size. Compact saloons are ideal for exploring the historic streets of the city while larger estates and 4x4s are perfect for family holidays. Cambridge is full of stunning wedding venues so let us help make your special day perfect with our selection of luxury self-drive wedding vehicles. If you have business or exhibition materials to transport in the city or are moving home or university lodgings why not choose one of our useful and spacious vans? Our rental cars are all supplied by well-known names such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Audi. When you make your rental vehicle reservation enhance your driving experience in Cambridge by selecting extras from our attractive and affordable range. Navigate city streets with a Sat Nav while younger family members are kept safe in our child seats. Look out for the special deals we offer on additional drivers, unlimited mileage and extra insurance options. We are always happy to welcome younger drivers under 25 and offer generous student discounts.

Traffic Information

Our car rental in Cambridge branch is centrally located on Elizabeth Way in the Chesterton area of the city. It is just a short bus drive away from Cambridge Train Station.

Cambridge lies 50 miles north of London and is well connected by road to the main cities and towns of East Anglia such as Norwich, Ely and Newmarket. The historic areas of Cambridge are mainly pedestrianised and the city council discourages car use in the city centre through a system of rising bollards operated by transponders on permitted vehicles. Our office staff can advise you about driving in the city when you collect your vehicle.

Parking charges in the heart of the city are high but most of the tourist sights can be visited on foot. Five large multistory car parks are located across the city all with 24-hour parking and within easy reach of Cambridge attractions.

The tranquil atmosphere of the city is enhanced by its many open spaces such as The Backs, a series of ancient gardens that run behind the college buildings or the beautiful Botanic Garden with its important collections. The Fitzwilliam Museum and Kettle's Yard hold artworks ranging from earlier centuries to contemporary pieces by local artists while dinosaur enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy in The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences with its fossil exhibits. Just a short drive from the city centre are evocative reminders of East Anglia's vital role in the Second World War. The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial celebrate the role played by the GI's while Duxford Imperial War Museum is housed on an important old airfield. No visit to Cambridge would be complete without a stroll along the banks of the River Cam and a go at punting. Make the most of a sunny Summer's day by taking a picnic with you.

Sixt Tip

Cambridge's Stunning Medieval Architecture

Most visitors to Cambridge are drawn by the university buildings with their varied architecture and serene surroundings. King's College Chapel towers gracefully above the city and has a worldwide reputation for its choir while Queen's College boasts the stunning Old Hall that dates from the medieval period. Jesus and Pembroke Colleges are known for their beautiful gardens while Clare College can be reached across the oldest river bridge in Cambridge. Visit the city's tourist office to collect self-guided walking maps of the colleges or join one of the many excellent Cambridge walking tours that are available.

The Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge

Sightseeing Destinations

Continue the historic theme of your visit with a day trip to Grantchester and enjoy an afternoon tea in The Orchard before taking a swim in Byron's Pool. You will be in good company at The Orchard as this riverside teahouse was a favourite spot of Rupert Brookes, E. M. Forster and Virginia Woolf.

Distances to Grantchester

  • From our Cambridge branch: 3.5 miles, about 15 minutes

The whole family will enjoy a fun day out at Linton Zoo. Known for its conservation efforts this small zoo is full of rare and exotic animals, birds and reptiles as well as having beautiful gardens and an exciting children's play area.

Distances to Linton Zoo

  • From our Cambridge branch: 12 miles, about 30 minutes

The nearby market town of Saffron Walden is the perfect place for buying artisan food products for your holiday lunches while children can have fun getting lost in Europe's largest turf maze. Before you head back to Cambridge take a tour of the nearby Audley End House.

Distances to Saffron Walden

  • From our Cambridge branch: 17 miles, about 30 minutes

Kings College Chapel, Cambridge

Business Destinations

Cambridge was for many centuries an important trading post on the route to London, a route that made an important contribution to the city's economy alongside the university. Today the main economic sectors of Cambridge are information technology, pharmaceuticals, bioscience research and development, engineering and tourism. Most of the university colleges offer conference facilities but the Homerton Conference Centre is one of the most important. This Victorian building with its beautiful gardens hosts everything from weddings and exhibitions to seminars and trade fairs.

Distances to the Homerton Conference Centre

  • From our Cambridge branch: 2 miles, about 15 minutes

Rental FAQs

Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find an answer to your question below or require more details, please visit our car hire FAQs.

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