If you’re intending to spend most of your stay in Croydon itself, we recommend you tailor your hire car selection towards the smaller, more practical models. Fortunately, you can book a wide variety of economy and compact cars. This will not only pay off in time-saving, but will also help prevent you wasting too much petrol in Croydon’s traffic. If you’re intending to stay to the south of Croydon where the city blends into more rural areas, you could hire an MPV, 4x4 or larger sedan.
Speed limits in Croydon can be confusing to visitors, as they vary often and change quickly. Make sure you keep a close eye out for speed limit signs. In most areas the speed limit is 30mph, but on many roads it is reduced to 20mph. Be wary of the numerous speed cameras too.
It’s best to avoid parking anywhere in the centre of Croydon, as parking tariffs can be steep. You can expect to pay just over £13 for anything between 4 and 24h. You can get cheaper rates early in the morning, but due to the congestion this can sometimes be difficult. Instead, take advantage of the 30-minute free parking on London Road or in the area stretching from West Croydon Station to where Sumner Road begins.
The average price of fuel in Croydon is $11.50 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $138 and $184, depending on the car size.
Standard (Volkswagen Passat or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Croydon.
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A Standard car hire in Croydon costs $38 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Croydon costs $41 per day, on average.
An Economy car hire in Croydon costs $91 per day, on average.
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