Dover Car Hire

Discover Car Rental in Dover

Dover is located in the south east of England, and is a major port town facing the English Channel. It's the closest point in the United Kingdom to mainland Europe, making this an important transport hub for the UK and France.

Aside from the ferry port, Dover has so much to offer any visitor, the gorgeous seaside with magnificent white cliffs, the pier and marina, as well as a rich history dating back to ancient Roman times. Let a car hire help you make the most of your time in Dover and see it all at your leisure!

Experience Dover

Dover Dover

There is so much more to Dover than the famous cross-Channel port. Drive to see the famed White Cliffs of Dover, and you can take the North Downs Way, a walk that provide spectacular views across the English Channel. Dover has many fascinating historic sights, including Dover Castle which is set high on the cliffs, and has brilliant secret wartime tunnels waiting to be discovered.

To see some excellent historical and archaeological exhibits, visit the Dover Museum, located in Market Square. The museum is home to the remains of a ship from the Bronze Age, which was discovered in 1992. The boat is thought to be the oldest sea going vessel in the world, and was built over 3,500 years ago. Other historic sites in Dover worth visiting are the Grand Shaft, a towering triple staircase built in the early 1800's, and the Roman Painted House, the best preserved house of it's time dating back 1,800 years.

Dover is a great base where you can begin your UK holiday; you can collect your car hire from the ferry port or from other downtown locations and get ready to explore. There are lovely beaches along the coast of Dover where you can cool off in summer. Take a drive over to Shepherdswell to visit the East End Railway where they house well preserved locomotives.

The town of Canterbury is only a short drive in your hire car, and the colourful city of Brighton is a short day trip away. Explore the south east of England and Dover, or even take a day trip across the channel to Paris with a car hire from DriveAway.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Dover - London 125 1.5
Dover - Brighton 168 2
Dover - Cambridge 210 2.5