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Where shld i dropoff my car? Bath to Stonehenge

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Where shld i dropoff my car? Bath to Stonehenge

Hi

A family of 2 adults + 1 child will be travelling with a car (likely Enterprise Car) from Oxford to Cotswolds to Bath. I have booked 2 nights stay in Bath. 1 day walking around in Bath. and the 2nd day would like to visit Stonehenge (and someplace else) before car drop off

I have a choice to return the car in the evening either at

1. Bath (then i will take a train to London Paddington)

2. Salisbury (ditto)

3. London Waterloo station

Would like your advice on which option is better.

It's my first time driving and I have heard that it may be a challenge to drive in London city area, hence my concerns over the 3rd option. But Option 1 and 2 sounds like i have to make either a trip back to Bath, or carrying my luggages onboard train from Bath/Salisbury (not even sure how much it cost)

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Where shld i dropoff my car? Bath to Stonehenge

Where are you staying in London ?

Who have you rented from ?

Definitely not (1)

Rutland, United...
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2. Re: Where shld i dropoff my car? Bath to Stonehenge

You might like to drop off the car on arrival in Bath and visit Stonehenge with a Mad Max tour. Note they do not take children under 3.

https://www.madmaxtours.co.uk

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3. Re: Where shld i dropoff my car? Bath to Stonehenge

I’d go with #2, you don’t need a car for your walking day in Bath. A variation would be drop the car in Salisbury after visiting Stonehenge and then take a direct train from Salisbury to London Waterloo?

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4. Re: Where shld i dropoff my car? Bath to Stonehenge

or better still, drive from Stonehenge as far as Heathrow and drop the car off there.

Then take the tube into London.

I wouldn't drive any further into London than Heathrow.

P-t-B

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5. Re: Where shld i dropoff my car? Bath to Stonehenge

Thanks all for the suggestions.

So on a Friday evening at 6 or 7pm..either

1. Salisbury to Waterloo at GBP23 for 3 pax if i do an advance purchase for a 630pm train

or

2. Heathrow to Southwark via change at Green Park onto Jubulee Line at GBP10 for 3pax. Would it be difficult or crowded to travel w luggages on a Fri evening 01 June on the tube?

Which option would u lean towards?

Thanks!

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6. Re: Where shld i dropoff my car? Bath to Stonehenge

Option 2.

Where in Salisbury have you found that you can drop off a hire car that late on a Friday?

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7. Re: Where shld i dropoff my car? Bath to Stonehenge

"Where in Salisbury have you found that you can drop off a hire car that late on a Friday?"

Two possible options.

1. They are dropping off car as rental facility is about to close.

2. They are dropping off car and popping keys through letterbox of rental facility after it has closed. If this is the case the OP should be aware that responsibility for the car remains his until the car has been signed in when the rental office re-opens.

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8. Re: Where shld i dropoff my car? Bath to Stonehenge

Thanks for highlighting. I previously checked that Hertz or Enterprise rental closes at 6pm at Salisbury or i could have been wrong. But I would check again!

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