With a Sixt car hire from Taunton you can really make the most of Somerset's lively market town as well as explore the beautiful landscapes of the Taunton Deane region. These take in the meadows of the Somerset Levels, the peaks of the Quantock Hills and the wooded slopes of the Blackdown Hills. With a rich history and heritage going back to Saxon times, Taunton is now a bustling market town and a good base for exploring the local cider industry. Our car rental in Taunton branch is conveniently located for the start of your Somerset business trip or holiday.
Click on the grey right-hand tab of our Taunton homepage to see exactly where our rental vehicle office is located before returning to the branch page for details about our fleet and opening hours. Please be aware that this branch does not have a 24-hour return facility and is not open on Sundays. We do, however, have a wide choice of affordable rental cars. Doing a quick compare of our different vehicle categories before reserving shows our range of prices. Once you have chosen your car hire simply use the telephone hotline or download the apps for Android and iOS devices to make your booking. While we cannot guarantee specific makes of vehicle we always guarantee your chosen category of car hire in Taunton. Regardless of whether you need to hire a car for one weekend or a longer visit, you will receive a warm welcome from our friendly and knowledgeable Taunton staff.
At Taunton we have a choice of rental cars to suit your party size and budget with everything from affordable saloons and family-sized estate cars to rugged 4x4s that are perfect for exploring the Quantock and Blackdown Hills. Our fleet also contains luxurious self-drive wedding cars. They are perfect for adding the finishing touch when you select one of the stunning venues licensed to hold weddings in the Taunton area. And, if you have business or exhibition materials to transport or are moving home or office our useful vans are just the right size. Whichever vehicle you choose will be supplied by a trusted name like BMW, Jaguar, Audi or Mercedes-Benz. We are also able to offer rental vehicles adapted for different mobility needs. Enhance your driving experience in Somerset by adding optional extras to your car hire in Taunton. Navigate city and country roads with a Sat Nav while knowing that your children are travelling safely in their baby or booster seats. Make your budget go further by taking advantage of our deals on unlimited mileage, extra insurance and additional drivers while drivers under 25 are always welcome.
Our Taunton branch can be found on Cornishway South which is a short journey on bus route 22A from the city centre.
As a busy county town, Taunton does suffer from traffic congestion especially during peak hours and on market days. Once away from the city the M5 motorway and A38 road provide quick links to other destinations in Somerset.
To ease parking problems a Park and Ride service was started in Taunton. The Taunton Flyer buses shuttle regularly between the town centre and the large car park at Silk Mills.
Taking a drive around Taunton is a pleasure with its wide stately streets, elegant buildings and the beautiful botanical displays in Vivary Park. Spend some time in the park so your children can enjoy its playgrounds and model boat pond and train track. The Museum of Somerset is housed in the 12th-century Taunton Castle while sports enthusiasts can admire the manicured pitch of the Somerset County Cricket Club or catch a game if it is a match day. The Somerset Cricket Museum is also housed here. Take a gentle stroll out of town to French Weir Park. This woodland area on the banks of the River Tone is the perfect place for children to let off steam on the adventure playground before enjoying a picnic lunch. There are also cycling and walking trails.
The Museum of Somerset makes 400 million years of history fun. Nine themed galleries take you right back to prehistory with a Plesiosaur fossil before moving forward to a Bronze Age gold torch, the Low Ham Roman mosaic and the giant shoes worn by Joseph Sewell who was an impressive 7' 4" tall. Fun activities include dressing up like a Roman soldier, making mosaics and trying your hand at building a stone arch while lots of digital activities keep all ages amused. The castle is also home to the Somerset Military Museum.
Somerset is, of course, the heart of cider country and a guided tour of Sheppy's Cider Farm tells you all about the apple orchards and the harvesting, pressing and bottling processes before you finish with a cider tasting.
The 15th-century Cothay Manor is an almost perfect medieval manor, one of the few remaining in Britain. Its 12 acres of garden rooms edged with yew along with its bog garden and river walk are open to the public.
Drive the short distance to Bishops Lydeard before boarding the West Somerset Railway, the longest heritage steam line in the UK. Your journey meanders through the stunning Quantock Hills before heading along the Bristol Channel coastline. Each of the ten stations en-route has something different to offer.
Taunton has always been at the centre of a thriving agricultural region with a focus on apple orchards for cider production. This is still a strong part of the area's economy while the town itself is home to the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office which provides civilian and military navigational information. Taunton is also the headquarters of the retail chain Debenhams. The Taunton Conference Centre is an eco-friendly venue located on the Wellington Road Campus of Bridgwater and Taunton College.
Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit our rental information page.
We have a wide range of insurance options, including Third Party Liability, Loss Damage Waiver, Glass and Windscreen cover, and Roadside Protection. Please check our country-specific rental information for further details on the limits and amount deductible for each type of cover.