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Welcome to Rent Direct Cambridge

Great Cars, Great Service,
Great Prices

We are an independent car hire and van hire company located in the centre of Cambridge.
Established over seventeen years ago we pride ourselves on our high levels of customer service. We offer a friendly, efficient service, very competitive prices with no hidden charges or surprises.
You can book online or over the telephone.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please don't hesitate to call.

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Car Hire & Van Hire in Cambridge

As we are an independent car and van hire business, we purchase our hire vehicles from a wide range of manufacturers, so are able to offer low prices that compete with the national brand car and van hire companies. We are not a broker.

Whatever journey you have planned, we can advise on the most appropriate vehicle to hire; from family day trips to visiting local attractions to a gap car rental while waiting for your new car to arrive.

Van Hire

We make van hire straightforward; our large range of self drive rental vans are suitable for many different tasks. People need to hire a van for all sorts of reasons, from moving house to taking students to university. Our rental vans range from small car derived models, to long and short wheel base transits and sprinters, right through to vans suitable for house removals, such as the Luton van with tail lift.

Car Hire

Our city centre location is easy to access, making car hire in Cambridge hassle free. We even provide free undercover bicycle parking while you are out in your rental vehicle.

All of our hire cars are fully insured and less than two years old. All rental cars and vans come with Roadside Assistance as standard, so you can rent from us with confidence.

People Carrier & MPV Hire

We also have a range of people carriers for hire, also known as MPV's. We have seven seater and nine seater people carriers for hire, with luggage space too. People carriers are spacious and well suited to family holidays, especially where you would struggle to fit the kids and all the luggage into your own family car.

If you have a self drive family holiday booked in the UK or Europe, or are planning a day trip with to a Theme Park, Sporting Event or Concert then we will have an MPV you can hire to suit your needs that can carry up to 7 or 9 people.

About Cambridge

Cambridge is a city, located in Cambridgeshire, on the river Cam in the east of England. Cambridge is famed for its university, founded in 1209. Cambridge lies at the heart of the high tech "Silicon Fen", where many startup, software and bioscience companies are based.

The main road links into Cambridge are the A14 and M11. Cambridge has a railway station and airport, so is also accessible by train or plane.

The city centre is best explored on foot or by bicycle, but if you want to visit its surrounding attractions, it is best to hire a car from our Cambridge city centre base.

Places to Visit Near to Cambridge

Cambridge is surrounded by rolling countryside, with some tranquil waterways if you like walking. There are many stately homes to visit, such as Anglesey Abbey Gardens and Lode Mill, Wimpole Estate, Ickworth House and Peckover House. Cambridge has a wealth of museums and galleries to visit and it is also worth taking a drive out to visit surrounding towns such as Huntingdon, St Neots and Ely along with its impressive Cathedral. Duxford Historic Airfield and Museum, lies to the south of Cambridge and is open every day to the public. There are permanent exhibitions, including the Battle of Britain Exhibition, where you can see and learn about the history of British aviation.

For visitor information and lots more ideas of things to do

Opening Times


8:30am - 5:30pm


8:30am - 12:00pm




Special Offers

Car Leasing Special Offer

* based on 6 month lease rental
  12,000 mile p.a.
  deposit is £500
  payment is monthly in advance


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Where to find Rent Direct

We are located within EMG Motor Group (Kia and Mazda Dealership).