Clapham Junction Car Hire

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Clapham Junction is a major transport hub and railway station in south-west Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It’s not actually located in Clapham, which is around 1.6km to the east ̶ it’s rumoured that the name choice was originally a marketing ploy to attract a more affluent clientele.

It’s on the Brighton mainline and South Western main line, reasonably close to London Victoria and London Waterloo. Many routes from both of these stations intersect here, meaning between 100 and 180 trains pass through per hour, making Clapham Junction the busiest station in terms of train traffic in Britain and reputedly Europe’s busiest interchange station too.

Clapham Junction first opened in 1863, three railway companies running routes from the south of England to London having collaborated in its construction. The first reconstruction of the station took place in 1873-76 and a second followed in 1904-10, after which it remained largely unchanged except the addition of various shops and offices to make a new entrance on St John’s Hill and a number of additional locomotive sheds, workshops and sidings that emerged over the years to support its growth.

Renting a car at Clapham Junction is simple with Enjoy Car Hire, but here are a few useful tips on station facilities and nearby attractions:

  • The station is open Sunday to Thursday from 4:30AM - 1:30AM and 24 hours Friday to Saturday to support the Gatwick Express services.
  • Call 0345 6000 650 for general station enquiries and 03457 48 49 50 for ticket enquiries.
  • The ticket office is open Monday to Friday 6:15AM - 9:30PM, Saturday 6:15AM – 9:30PM and Sunday 7:15 – 9:30PM.
  • Ticket machines can be found by the exits at St John’s Hill, Grant Road and Brighton Yard and there are cash machines at the footbridge at platforms 11/12 and at Subway Level 15/16.
  • Toilets and baby changing facilities are on the upper level at the Brighton Road exit.
  • There are plenty of things to do near Clapham Junction ̶ you can explore Clapham Common’s 220 acres of parkland, ponds and playgrounds, bag a bargain or chill out with a coffee at Northcote Road Market or take in an exhibition or performance at Battersea Arts Centre.

Top Tips when hiring a car in Clapham Junction Train Station

• Clapham Junction Car Hire: Look for car rental options near Clapham Junction Station. Several car rental companies are conveniently located in the vicinity, offering a diverse fleet of vehicles to suit your needs.

• Location is Key: Clapham Junction is well-placed for a short drive into central London, making it an ideal starting point for your journey. You can drive straight into the dazzling city center in no time.

• Explore the Neighborhoods: Clapham Junction is surrounded by vibrant neighborhoods like Clapham South, Clapham North, and Clapham Common. Having a rental car allows you to easily explore these areas and discover their unique charm.

• Chelsea Bridge Access: The nearby Chelsea Bridge provides quick access to central London and its attractions. With a hire car, you can conveniently cross the bridge and reach various parts of the city.

• Minimum Age Requirements: Keep in mind that car hire companies typically have minimum age requirements for drivers. Make sure you meet these age criteria before attempting to rent a car.

• Insurance Coverage: Before hitting the road, inquire about insurance options offered by the rental company. Having adequate insurance coverage is essential for a worry-free driving experience.

• Service Excellence: Look for reputable car rental companies known for their excellent service. A reliable service provider can ensure a smooth and pleasant rental experience.

• Car Park Facilities: Ensure you're aware of the car park facilities available in the vicinity of Clapham Junction Station. Some rental companies may have designated parking areas for their vehicles.

• Booking in Advance: To secure your preferred vehicle and get the best rental rates for cars, it's advisable to book in advance. This also saves you time when you arrive at the station.

• Drive through the Old Town: If you're interested in history and culture, consider taking a short drive from Clapham Junction to explore the charming old towns and historic sites in the surrounding areas of London.

Car Hire Operators - Clapham Junction Train Station

Enjoy only works with trusted car rental partners at Clapham Junction train station ̶ here’s some more background information on a couple of them:

  • Green Motion Car and Van Rental was established in 2007 to offer an eco-friendly car hire option in international markets. The firm operates various initiatives to offset the carbon footprints of its fleet and this is an excellent choice for the environmentally conscious customer.
  • Hertz is one of the world’s biggest car hire operators and operates 10,200 franchises in 145 countries and across 6 continents globally. The firm has been in business since 1918, so if you want a tried and tested car hire option, it doesn’t get much better than Hertz.

With Enjoy Car Hire, you can hit the road in Clapham Junction for adventures all over London and beyond.

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FAQs about car hire at Clapham Junction

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car at London Clapham Junction?

Yes, this is definitely possible.
Yes, within 6 minutes if you take the train from Victoria Station towards Reigate.
You can find food outlets such as Fish in a Tie, Tortilla Clapham, The Junction and more.
Yes if you don’t encounter a lot of traffic. You need 18 minutes by car (4.7 mi) from the centre of London via A3205.

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