Car Rental Truro

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Hertz in Truro

The picturesque city of Truro in southern Cornwall boasts an attractive port, historic cathedral and much more besides. First founded as a market town more than 800 years ago, today the city is a popular tourist destination with no shortage of fine things to see and do. 

Whether you’re visiting for a family vacation or a short weekend break, car rental in Truro gives you the freedom to explore not just the city but also the nearby coast.

It’s just a short drive to the Roseland Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you’ll find sandy beaches and untouched green countryside. Or you could head to Falmouth, a seaside town with a fascinating maritime heritage. 

You’ll find our car rental location at Truro train station, close to the city center, so you can easily collect your vehicle and get started on the rest of your trip. You can rest assured that there are no hidden fees to pay – you get our best Hertz price.

Pickup Locations Truro

  • Truro Railway Station

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0830-1730, Sa 0900-1300, Su closed

    Address: Station Road,
    Cornwall

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3077**

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

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Driving in and around Truro

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Truro is the southernmost city in the UK and has around 12,000 residents. Some parts of the main shopping areas, such as the Truro Piazza in Back Quay, are pedestrianized but the vast majority of the center is accessible to cars, including Boscawen Street, Lemon Street and King Street, which lead to the cathedral.

There are around a dozen long and short stay car lots, conveniently located around the city so you can easily drive in and explore on foot. Or, if you’re staying further out of Truro, there are two park and ride services available which run from Langarth and Tregurra.

Although it’s a small city, Truro’s excellent road links make it an ideal base for exploring the rest of Cornwall, one of the prettiest counties in the UK. Most visitors are likely to travel by car, so you might find that some of the roads can be busy during the peak holiday seasons. The nearest airport is Newquay, which flies to destinations across the UK, Europe and the US.

Driving in the UK is pleasant, with well-maintained roads and clear road rules. You’ll drive on the left and overtake on the right, while speed limits are in miles per hour and vary from 30 mph in most built-up areas to 70 mph on freeways.

Cornwall is connected to the rest of the UK by the M5 freeway towards Exeter. Truro is easily accessible from the A30 via the junction at Carland Cross or further along the A30 from the Chiverton roundabout onto the A390.

The A39 and A390 connect Truro to several surrounding towns including St Austell, home to the world famous Eden Project and the Charlestown Shipwreck Centre. It’s also just a short drive along this road to the Cornish Riviera, where you’ll find golden sandy beaches and charming harbor towns.

A quick guide to Truro

Truro

As you’d expect from a city founded more than eight centuries ago, Truro has plenty of heritage and fascinating sights to explore. It’s also a fine place to shop – cobbled streets are lined with big name brands sitting side-by-side with independent stores. Best of all, you’re close to the truly beautiful Cornish coast, making this a city with so much to offer.

Heritage and history

Perhaps the most famous attraction in this city is its Gothic revivalist cathedral. The three impressive spires and intricate stained glass windows identify it immediately and make it a must-see on your trip. Entry to the cathedral is free and there are guided tours available on most weekdays, along with free organ recitals on Friday afternoons between March and October.

If you’re keen to explore more of Cornwall’s history, Truro is home to the Royal Cornwall Museum, which houses several collections where you can learn all about the county and its relationship, often troubled, with the wider UK.

Or you could head to the city’s port, located at the head of the Fal Estuary. Previously a bustling working port, today you can spend an afternoon enjoying the scenery while cruising along the tributaries to Falmouth.

Get back to nature

Just a short drive out of the city you’ll find Trelissick House and garden, a stately home set on an estate with sea views and scenic woodland walks. Dating back to the 1750s, the house is now open to the public after being taken over by the National Trust.

Summer is the ideal time to visit, as you can explore the acres of gardens with their winding paths and exotic flowers. There’s also an art and craft gallery showcasing locally produced works and, of course, a café where you can enjoy a traditional Cornish cream tea. It might not seem important but the cream tea in Cornwall is slightly different to its neighbor in Devon. Here, jam (the UK’s version of jelly) goes on the scone first, with the clotted cream on top of that. Across the county border it’s the opposite way around.

Back in the city, you’ll find a number of tranquil green spaces where you can spend a relaxing afternoon. Victoria Gardens, just a short walk along The Leats close to the Royal Cornwall Museum, is a lush area filled with plants and flowers.

You’ll find concerts happening at the bandstand on Sunday afternoons during the summer and the quiet, peaceful character of the park makes it the perfect spot for a picnic.

Bosvigo Gardens, just a short distance away from the city center, are home to a number of rare and unusual plants and are open to the public three days a week between March and September.

Sun, sand and sea

Truro is also a great base for exploring the Cornish coastline. There are many different beaches on offer, all of which are an easy drive out of the city. Watersports fans can head to Loe Beach, where there are plenty of activities to try including kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. Sample that English classic of fish and chips at the Loe Beach Café.

The coastline at Falmouth also boasts many beautiful beaches including Gyllyngvase, a Blue Flag beach with golden sand and inviting blue sea. Castle Beach, located near Pendennis point, is a great spot for rock pooling at low tide as well as diving and snorkeling.

You’re sure to be charmed by Truro and Cornwall, and car rental here will really open up this picture-perfect part of the UK to exploration.