Car Hire at Ashford International Rail Station
Find your perfect car hire at Ashford International Rail StationSettled in England’s leafy county of Kent, the historic market town of Ashford provides a charming base to explore the rural region. With ancient sights, rolling hills and quintessential English scenery as far as the eye can see, the area screams “road trip”.
Make it memorable with an Avis car hired from Ashford International Rail Station. As Ashford is a meet and greet location, we’ll meet you by the Avis sign in the main terminal and take you to your hire car. To find out more, please call the Maidstone team on 0344 544 6079.
Plan your journey from Ashford International Rail StationArriving at Ashford International Rail Station puts you right in the centre of town, where there’s much to see and do. Delve into local history at Ashford Borough Museum, housed in a former 16th century grammar school building. Located just opposite is St Mary’s Church, dating back to the 11th century. Here you can admire exquisite features from different eras, including stained glass windows, gothic revival arches, and columns and arcades from the 13th and 14th centuries.
Drive out to Godinton House and Gardens to discover a magnificent ancient estate surrounded by 900 acres of parkland. Just 10 minutes away by car, this beautiful spot is perfect for walking. Visitors are treated to a variety of stunning scenery, including woodlands and traditional walled gardens. Authentic period art and furniture can be viewed on a tour inside the house. There’s even a regular schedule of workshops and events aimed at families and a cafe serving up homemade cakes and refreshments.
With many vineyards and much farmland nearby, Ashford has the luxury of a constant supply of fresh produce right on its doorstep. Numerous local cafes and restaurants certainly take advantage.
Discovering the delights of Ashford couldn’t be easier with your Avis rental car. Buckle up and drive away.
Beyond Ashford International Train StationDriving is the only way to truly appreciate the sensational rural landscapes that lie beyond Ashford. Vineyards, historic towns and hordes of hiking trails all await you.
A visit to Ashford’s neighbouring town of Tenterden is an absolute must for wine lovers. This is home to the Chapel Down Winery, where award-winning sparkling wine and beer is produced. Wine tasting tours are available and there’s also a restaurant and fine food shop onsite. Known as the “Jewel of the Weald”, Tenterden has a famous high street featuring historic houses, independent shops and traditional pubs.
Wye National Nature Reserve
Stumble across idyllic countryside for walking, wildlife spotting, picnicking and landscape photography at Wye National Nature Reserve on the North Downs. Located around a 20-minute drive from Ashford’s town centre, the area is crisscrossed with a wide range of footpaths varying in length and difficulty. Don’t miss the view from the Millstone at the top of Devil’s Kneading Trough, where you can also relax and replenish at an onsite restaurant serving cream teas and sandwiches.
With an Avis car hired at Ashford International Railway Station, full freedom to travel where you want, when you want, is yours. Make it memorable.
Driving rules in United KingdomWhich side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
● Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
● Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
● There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
● Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
● Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
● Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
● Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
● It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
● Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note, it is the child’s parent/guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.