London to Cornwall

Filed under: Car Hire UK — admin @ 12:21 pm July 31, 2012

Cornwall is a popular destination for visitors to the UK and with London as a must see part of any UK itinerary, travelling from London to Cornwall is often an important part to make plans for in any visit.

Falmouth Harbour CornwallHiring a car in London and travelling by road is one way to reach Cornwall and gives the visitor flexibility in stopping off en-route at places like Stonehenge in Wiltshire, Bristol, Bath or the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and Devon. The fastest route is to take the M4 from west London west to Bristol then the M5 south passing by Taunton. At Exeter take the A30 off the M5, a fast dual carriageway road down the spine of Cornwall passing the towns of Okehampton, Launceston, Bodmin and Penzance. To visit Stonehenge on the way from London to Cornwall, take the A316 from Chiswick in west London which merges with the M3 southwest out of London. Just passed Basingstoke is the start of the A303 known as the UK’s Highway to the Sun which passes right next to Stonehenge. The A303 eventually merges with the A30 north of Honiton in Devon. A slower route is to continue down the M3 to the A31 at Ringwood and on to the A35 passed Dorchester and Bridport, a trip which allows a stop off at the Jurassic Coast on the Dorset/Devon border. The A35 merges with the A30 in Honiton.

An alternative to driving all the way from London to Cornwall is to either take the train from Paddington Station in London to Cornwall or flying from London Gatwick to Newquay on Cornwall’s north coast. There are plenty of car hire options near railway stations at towns and cities in Cornwall as well as Newquay Airport to further explore the county.

Car Hire Emissions Less Than Private Vehicles

Filed under: Car Hire UK — admin @ 11:33 am December 14, 2011

Research looking at the impact of vehicle rental on the environment by the Transport Research Laboratory concluded that car rentals have an average 12% lower emission rate than private vehicles in the UK.
Rental vehicles are also in use for longer periods of time than private cars being used 70-80% of the time for a distance of 50 miles per day.Car Exhaust
Car rental also links other modes of transport with about 20% of all journeys beine one-way.
It is also expected that car rental firms will be an early adopter of electric vehicles.

The study for the the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association feels the UK car hire sector is overlooked by policymakers as having a positive impact on sustainable transportation by providing an alternative to car ownership.
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