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Theft liability cover (theft protection)

All of the van hire at Bristol is insured for theft liability included in the price ( with an excess as listed on our website).

Theft liability insures the amount due if the hire van is stolen. Theft liability usually includes an excess , which means you would need to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £1,000 to £2,750, depending on the van, the country and the deal.

If you choose to insure your excess , however, you will be reimbursed for any or all of of the excess you have to pay (See our essential cover). Or with Premium Cover the excess can be reduced to zero.

Van hire excess

Your hire van at Bristol is fully insured for theft and damage as part of the rental fee. However, there's almost always an insurance excess to pay* - this is similar to the excess on your own car in the UK. However, the excess on rental cars is high. It's usually between £1,200 to £3,000. If you decide not to cover the excess you could be liable to pay for any damage up to the value of the excess . Check out the Premium Cover rental van options if you'd prefer not to have a large amount held on your card when you pick up the van.

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The hire vans at Bristol on the site always include a full to fuel fuel policy.

When you collect you rental you'll be required to hold a deposit for fuel on a credit card when you pick up the rental. Fill the rental up and drop it off full and there will be nothing further to pay for fuel.

You might find full to empty policies on other websites that seem to be lower cost deals. Always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as usually the refuelling and admin fees associated with full to empty fuel policies always make it more expensive than full to full .

Making a van hire booking

We strive to be the best van hire website around so that you know when you book a van with us you're getting the best value, service and price.

Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be more straightforward, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including prices and payments.

To begin your stress free booking process, simply head to our homepage and type in the required details then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some great value deals based on your information.

All of the van deals on our website include all charges including everything that you're required to pay when you pick up the van, including (but not limited to) one way fees, child seats and senior driver fees.

When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:

  1. Van hire & pickup location
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

Picking up your Bristol United Kingdom Van rental with a debit card and other payment card options.

You can use a American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card provided by a bank or credit card company when renting a car on our website.

It's worth bearing in mind that often van hire partners that do allow debit card on collection are not as cheap as van hire companies that accept credit card only.

We accept a number of different currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).

It's important to consider when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card on collection, van hire companies often hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, this is often a large amount of money and if you decide to pay with a debit card this can be debited from your bank and not refunded until a couple of weeks after your rental has ended.

It's practical to know the currency and payment options for your van rental in Bristol, as payments for add ons (such as Sat Nav and extra drivers) might have to be paid for in the local currency (by credit card) on collection.

Bristol United Kingdom frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my rental in Bristol United Kingdom if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the van.

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for van rental in United Kingdom?

We work hard to ensure that our prices on our website for your van hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the van in United Kingdom

For my van rental in United Kingdom, how can I reduce the security deposit?

Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Bristol United Kingdom. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

What do I need when I collect the van in Bristol United Kingdom?

To collect your van the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

What's the most economical van hire price in Bristol United Kingdom?

The cheapest price for a week in Bristol United Kingdom for November is GBP120.92 with van rental supplier Green Motion. We compare prices from all of the leading van hire companies. Order your search results by price to find the best price

Car rental throughout the COVID pandemic

As always ensuring safety remains our top priority. Prior to the crisis and throughout we offer free cancellation with a full refund on all hire cars. Whilst the current situation is ongoing, we've significantly reduced our amount of time it takes to process refunds, our team deal with all refunds within 24 hours of receiving the customer cancellation request - the funds usually clearing to the customer's credit card in less than one week.

Enhanced car hire cleaning processes at Bristol United Kingdom

All of our car rental providers have implemented advanced cleaning procedures, in line with local regulations, during the current COVID pandemic. The following is an overview of some of the further measures being taken.

New processes are being implemented by Greenmotion, including the installation of protection screens and hand sanitiser units at rental locations. Staff are also now wearing protective equipment such as gloves and masks. All vehicles are being fully sanitised between every rental.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in have implemented a complete clean pledge. Involving the deep cleaning every vehicle between each rental .

Prior to collection of all rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are carrying out a multi stage cleaning procedure, including rigorous cleaning of the keys, door handles and steering wheel.

Europcar have implemented extra car deep cleaning measures. Keys are disinfected between each rental and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfected. A zero contact policy is in place at the rental desks, with each rental desk cleaned between each customer collection.

We will continue to provide further information as soon as it becomes available.

Compare trusted van rental brands in Bristol United Kingdom

BRISTOL AIRPORT

Address
BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL APT
BRISTOL
BS48 3DP

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

BRISTOL SOUTH

Address
59 HARTCLIFFE WAY
BRISTOL
BS3 5RN

Opening hours

PORTISHEAD

Address
UNIT 12, PORTISHEAD BUS PARK
OLD MILL ROAD
BRISTOL
BS20 7BX

Opening hours

BRISTOL - CABOT CIRCUS

Address
CABOT CIRCUS COACH PARK
NEWFOUNDLAND WAY
BRISTOL
BS2 9AB

Opening hours

BRISTOL AIRPORT

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL APT
BRISTOL
BS48 3DY

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

BRISTOL AIRPORT

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL APT
BRISTOL
BS48 3DY

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

BRISTOL AIRPORT

Address
CAR HIRE BUILDING
NORTH SIDE ROAD, LULSGATE
BRISTOL
BS48 3DY

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

BRISTOL AIRPORT PRESTIGE

Address
BRISTOL AIRPORT,ARRIVALS HALL
LULSGATE
BRISTOL
BS48 4DY

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

BRISTOL SOUTH

Address
UNIT 1A AND 2B TEMPLE GATE PARK
MEAD STREET
BRISTOL
BS3 4RP

Opening hours

BRISTOL AIRPORT

Address
CAR HIRE BUILDING
NORTH SIDE ROAD, LULSGATE
BRISTOL
BS48 3DY

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

BRISTOL AIRPORT PRESTIGE

Address
BRISTOL AIRPORT,ARRIVALS HALL
LULSGATE
BRISTOL
BS48 4DY

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

BRISTOL SOUTH

Address
UNIT 1A AND 2B TEMPLE GATE PARK
MEAD STREET
BRISTOL
BS3 4RP

Opening hours

Green Motion Bristol Airport

Address
The Old Forge
Bridgewater Road
Lulsgate
Bristol
BS409UR

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

BRISTOL APT

Address
CAR RENTAL BRISTOL AIRPORT
BRISTOL
BS48 3DY

Opening hours

BRISTOL SOUTH

Address
HARTCLIFFE WAY
BRISTOL
BS35SD

Opening hours

TEMPLE MEADS RR STATION

Address
HARTCLIFFE WAY
BRISTOL
BS35SD

Opening hours

AVONMOUTH

Address
SITE 5 HYDRO ESTATE
AVONMOUTH
BS11 9HW

Opening hours

BRISTOL AIRPORT

Address
Bristol Airport A38 Roundabout
BRISTOL
BS40 9UU

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours
Monday: 06:00:00 to 00:30:00
Tuesday: 06:00:00 to 00:30:00
Wednesday: 06:00:00 to 00:30:00
Thursday: 06:00:00 to 00:30:00
Friday: 06:00:00 to 00:30:00
Saturday: to
Sunday: to

BRISTOL CITY

Address
SCOT HOUSE
BRISTOL

Opening hours

BRISTOL CITY

Address
Scot House
Albert Crescent
St. Phillips
Bristol
BS2 0SU

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 16:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 16:00:00

Our advice of things to check before driving away your van hire

You'll have been provided with van rental location collection instructions with the booking confirmation email. Take time to read through how to find the van hire collection location before you begin your trip

You should inspect alloy wheels and door locks for issues as well. These are easy to miss when you are in a hurry to start your trip

All the vehicles displayed on our web site include a full to full fuel policy. Always ensure that the fuel tank is full before you set off. If it is not you should inform the van hire company before driving away

Be sure to double check the fuel type for the vehicle and inspect which side of the van the filler cap is on

Before driving away ,review the vanhire terms and conditions. There could be extra charges for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.

Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting all damage to the inside of the vehicle and reporting it to the vehicle rental company prior to driving away

Spending a little time to take photos and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to avoid any issues with the van hire company when you return the van

If you've bought Premium excess cover on our web site or you have a different policy, always take time to check the vehicle for pre existing damage. Also spend some time taking photos on your phone of each panel of the vehicle. If there is damage on the van that is not highlighted in your rental contract you should inform the van rental provider

Map view of Bristol van rental locations

How to Hire a Van in Bristol with Child Seats

You can use your own child seats for your rental, as long as they meet the legal safety requirements for use in Bristol.

You will also have the opportunity to include them with your rental when you make a booking on the website. Child seats are paid in the local currency when picking up the van. Although it's highly unusual for them to be unavailable, their availability is not guaranteed by most van rental companies in Bristol

How to hire a van without a credit card

You can pay for your van hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare van hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

How to Hire a Van in Bristol with One Way Fees included

Many of the vehicle brands we work with in Bristol allow you to collect your vehicle in Bristol and drop off the vehicle at a different location. If you have chosen a different drop off location for your rental, the prices you'll see displayed on our website will include any extra fees for this. You can also find a breakdown of all additional charges on the payment page.

Hiring a Van in Bristol with No Deposit

When you pick up the van, you'll be required to leave a security deposit on your debit card or credit card. Deposits can vary significantly dependent on the size of the van and the excess . Car hire Security deposits in Bristol can range between £50 and £2,300.

We compare all of the van hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. When you reserve a rental in Bristol with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce your deposit to cover only fuel (often less than £100), which is fully refunded to your card when the vehicle is returned with a full tank.

How to Rent a Van in Bristol with no Insurance Excess Held on Your Credit Card

Your hire van will already be fully insured for accidents and theft included in the rental price you'll see displayed on our website. This cover is also known as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

Although all of our hire vans in Bristol include collision damage waiver in the price , there's also usually an insurance excess, which is held on your credit card when you pick up the van. The excess is the amount you'd be liable to pay if the vehicle is stolen, written off or severely damaged. The the excess amount on hire vans can be very expensive. It's normally between £800 to £2,100, depending on the van, the country and the deal. If the van is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll have to pay up to the total amount of the excess.

When you pick up the vehicle, the excess is held on your card as a 'pre authorised' transaction. This means that the amount is not charged to your card as a normal transaction, it's held as a pending transaction until you drop off the vehicle. You don't normally pay currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised payments, so provided the vehicle is returned in the same condition as when you collected it, the amount is fully refunded to your card without anything additional to pay.

If you intend to pay for your rental by debit card, the excess amount will be taken from your account and fully refunded when the van is dropped off. If you plan to use a debit card on collection, as the excess can be high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover on our website or to pay for top up cover at the collection desk.

To view rental options in Bristol with a £0 or reduced excess review our Premium Cover options.

Hiring a Van in Bristol with No Cancellation Fee

All of the hire vans we list on our website in Bristol include a free cancellation policy. This means that you can cancel your booking and receive a full refund at any point up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

If you've purchased our Essential Cover product to insure the van hire excess, you're able to cancel this with a full refund up until the rental collection time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

All refunds are processed by us in less than 24 hours. If you decide to cancel your rental, this means that the money will be back in your bank account within 7 days.

Van rental insurance, excess and security deposits

We understand how intimidating choosing a hire van insurance product can be. The additional fees that are included in the price of hiring a van are often very confusing, these include:

  • The cost of hiring the van
  • Any extras (e.g. extra drivers & sat nav)
  • Insurance costs

Stress Free Car Rental offers three options for van hire excess cover, premium, essential and basic and we help you find the rental van that suits you, . You can review the details of these on the extras page of our website when making a booking.

Many van hire websites hide the insurance excess and security deposit costs in the fine print. Customers are then shocked when the cash is taken from the debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is wrong and can really hinder your plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.

Van hire prices at Bristol

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Bristol for a 35 year old lead driver

Green Motion availability at Green Motion Bristol Airport

Ford Transit Van MWB

5-seat Standard
or similar

Ford Transit Van MWB
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1250
Damage excess: £1250
Theft excess: £1250
More info
Green Motion

£136.04

VW Caddy

5-seat Compact
or similar

VW Caddy
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1250
Damage excess: £1250
Theft excess: £1250
More info
Green Motion

£120.92

Ford Transit Van MWB

5-seat Standard
or similar

Ford Transit Van MWB
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£408.93

VW Caddy

5-seat Compact
or similar

VW Caddy
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£393.81

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Extra drivers are available to reserve on the website on the extras page. In many cases you will pay for additional drivers on pickup.

You can use the filters on our website to find your ideal rental, including options with an automatic gearbox, diesel fuel and low security deposit options.

Vehicle types at each van rental location are variable. You will always be provided with a van that’s the same size in terms of body style, passengers and capacity but the exact type may vary from the van booked. If you have a preference for a particular make, at most van hire locations we offer options to reserve guaranteed models from selected suppliers . Use the filters on the website to find guaranteed model options.

Van rental prices can vary greatly at different times of the year. Christmas is an important factor to consider that influences van hire prices. Take this into account when planning your rental in advance.

We only offer van hire that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always a better deal compared with other van rental fuel policies.

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Why choose StressFreeCarRental.com during the Covid pandemic?

If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle

All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.

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