From its world-famous Banksy street art, thriving music scene and rich maritime history – Bristol is a fantastic place to visit for a city break. Take a drive down the Portway road along the river Avon and see the iconic Clifton suspension bridge, or venture outside of the city into the breath-taking hills and villages.
If you are flying into Bristol, you can find us at Bristol Airport and make your journey to less stressful by continuing your journey in a comfortable rental. In the city center, you can rent a car from our Cabot Circus branch, as well as our Bristol South Bedminster and Bristol North Henbury branches.
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when renting a vehicle are a valid drivers license, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when renting here.
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your rental. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car rental insurance page for further details.
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may rent full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for renting a vehicle here.
All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Learn more about car rental driving license requirements here.
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Bristol is a city filled with unique culture to absorb and a great place to discover the nautical history of England. The city center is a beautiful old harbour that allowed Bristol to flourish as a trade hub, but as the port has been moved out of the city, the waterways are now a fantastic way to see the city from a tour boat. If you want to see Bristol from a different perspective, how about climbing the Cabot Tower and viewing the entire city from above? If you feel like exposing yourself to the unique sound and art of the city, Bristol is home to plenty of Banksy’s art and you can go on a walking tour to see the murals. If you are more into audio than visual, you can experience the ‘Bristol Sound’ pioneered by the likes of Massive Attack or Portishead in many of the city’s venues.
Bristol is also a great hub for setting out on day trips around the West Country. If you drive on the A38 and head southwest, you will get to the beautiful Mendip Hills AONB. Whilst most of the routes through this area are worth experiencing, you want to get to the town of Cheddar. There you can drive through Cheddar Gorge – the biggest gorge in the United Kingdom and the home of cheddar cheese. The Gough’s cave in the gorge provides perfect conditions for maturing cheese and you can still find cheese wheels on shelves in the cave today.
If you enjoy strolls through quaint villages, you should head out east on the M4 to the Cotswolds. The area is known for its quintessential countryside homes in model villages, babbling brooks with bridges and farming fields stretching the horizon. A great example of this is Castle Combe, which is a short 30-minute drive from Bristol. The village has been used in film and TV due to its ‘Prettiest Village in England’ title. Although it is perfect for an afternoon stroll, you can liven up your day with a race car lap on the Castle Combe Circuit track. With a rental from Enterprise, you will be able to visit many more of Bristol’s surroundings and be comfortable doing so. Get a quote above and experience the western part of England.
When driving around Bristol and the surrounding area, there a few key things to remember: