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Hertz Car Hire in Bath

Bath - or to give it its Latin name, Aquae Sulis - is a Roman city shaped by the Georgians, which positively sings with history and heritage. Tourists flock from every corner of the globe to visit this remarkable destination.

Since 1987, Bath has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the UK’s only full city to receive the title, which is bestowed in order to preserve a site’s natural and cultural heritage.

Hiring a car with us in Bath couldn’t be easier. Our branches are conveniently located within the town, including at Bath Railway Station, so you can be out on the road at no time at all.

We won't charge if you need to change or cancel your reservation up to two days before collection, and in the unlikely event you find a lower Hertz price, we’ll refund the difference.

Pickup Locations Bath

  • Windsor Bridge Road

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 0900-1300, Su closed

    Address: Windsor Bridge Road

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3004**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

  • Bath Railway Station

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0830-1730, Sa 0930-1230, Su closed

    Address: Windsor Bridge Road

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3004**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge


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Driving in and around Bath


With its beautiful architecture set amid the rolling hills of Somerset, Bath is one of the UK's most picturesque locations to visit. To make sure you take in everything the area has to offer, hiring a car will allow you to easily get from A to B.

Driving in the town centre is simple, thanks to the easy-to-navigate road network. The A36 runs right through the heart of the city, acting as the perfect route to find your bearings on.

You'll find plenty of opportunities to cross over the River Avon too, as Bath has a whole host of bridges to get you form one side to the other.

As a visitor to Bath with use of a vehicle, you will quickly realise that the city is a brilliant base for exploring some of the west’s loveliest rural areas. The picture-perfect Cotswolds with its dreamy stone-built cottages and undulating green hills is just a short drive up the A439.

Just down the A365 is the mystical and ancient site Stonehenge, while the iconic town of Glastonbury is south on the A39. In addition to these fabulous beauty spots, there is another great city just 15 miles away. Bristol, a port to the north and west of Bath, is its larger neighbour with plenty to see and do.

When using British roads, you'll find all routes will have speed limits. These are 70mph on motorways and dual carriageways, 60mph on single carriageways and 30mph (or lower where stated) in built-up, urban areas.

A Quick Guide to Bath


Bath is a picturesque tourist hotspot in the heart of Somerset. This incredibly pretty city really is a stand-out destination and thousands of tourists visit every year, drawn by the quaint Georgian streets, the quintessentially English ambiance and the Roman baths that lend the place its name.

As well as tempting boutiques and upmarket restaurants, fabulous parks and gardens, and a series of eye-catching landmarks, Bath also boasts impressive literary connections; it is the one-time home of Jane Austen and the setting for two of her classic novels.

Exploring the Roman history

Long before the genteel Georgians made Bath their own, the city was a Roman settlement. This pioneering people selected this particular spot for its natural thermal springs, which rise with their health-giving warmth thanks to a now dormant volcano.

The sight of steaming water emerging independently from the ground must have been miraculous to the Romans, who promptly set out building an ingenious plumbing network in order to capture this incredible natural resource.

The city has a museum dedicated to telling the story of the result – the Roman Baths Museum. Visitors can learn about how the springs, as well as the baths, public spaces and temples associated with them became integral to social and political life, not just in Bath itself, but across the Roman Empire.

Elegant Georgian architecture

During the 18th century Bath enjoyed something of a renaissance, becoming a hotspot for the wealthy socialites and royalty of the day, second only to London for entertaining one’s most valuable connections.

That period has come to define Bath’s architectural aesthetic. The Royal Crescent, a sweeping Georgian terrace in pale limestone, is perhaps the most well-known architectural project of the time.

Completed in 1774, these homes are the very essence of Georgian design. Don’t miss neighbouring Victoria Park, or Pultenay Bridge.

Crossing the broad River Avon, Pultenay Bridge is lined with charming shops, and is one of only four like it in the world. For insight into all of the city’s best structures, pay a visit to the Museum of Bath Architecture.

Festivals, markets and live performance

A relatively small city, Bath often feels more like a large town and the community is friendly and welcoming. There’s a healthy and well-organised calendar of events to attend, whatever time of year you choose to visit.

From the late spring International Music Festival to the high summer Fringe Festival and the cheerful Christmas markets, there’s plenty to do and see.

Alternatively, why not book tickets for live performance at one of Bath’s many top entertainment venues? Make it the Theatre Royal for high-impact, large-scale touring shows, Ustinov Studio for intimate, ground-breaking theatrical performances, or the Rondo Theatre for new writing, brilliant stand-up and engaging plays.

Thanks in part to Bath’s large student population, the city has a great live music scene that spans a number of diverse genres. Head to the Bell Inn for locally grown musical talent, Green Park Brasserie for slick jazz sounds served up to accompany delicious meals.