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What is the minimum age to hire?

Posted on June 14th 2024

The minimum age is 21 years for small cars and 25 years for anything else. Drivers under the age of 25 years will need to provide an additional £500 holding deposit on their own card.


Can I take my vehicle abroad?

Posted on May 15th 2024

The answer is yes! If you would like to take one of our vehicles abroad or would like some more information, give us a call today and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help.


Can I bring my pet in the vehicle?

Posted on April 18th 2024

The answer is yes! Here at St Albans Van Hire we allow pets to ride along next to you in our vehicles just as you would your own.


Payments and Deposits

Posted on April 4th 2024

We want our customers to enjoy their hiring experience and make it as financially viable as possible. This is why, at St Albans Van Hire, what you see is what you get. There are no hidden costs when hiring from us. All the prices on our website are inclusive of VAT and unlimited mileage!


What happens if my vehicle breaks down?

Posted on February 14th 2024

We are a 24-hour service. When we close our office, the phones automatically switch to our out of hours night service which is always manned by a member of staff until we open the office back up again. This means that whenever, wherever, and whatever happens we are always there to give you a helping hand


Packaging & Accessories

Posted on January 9th 2024

We all know moving house can be stressful, so why not help where we can? This is why, upon collection of your vehicle, we offer cardboard boxes to package your household items, tape to seal the boxes, bubble wrap for your fragile items, ratchet straps to ensure safety and many more accessories.


Christmas at St Albans Van Hire

Posted on December 7th 2023

We have been getting into the Christmas spirit with Christmas Jumper day and the annual putting up of the decorations!


ULEZ, Congestion Charge & Dart Charge

Posted on November 13th 2023

At St Albans Car and Van Hire we pride ourselves in the fact that what you see is what you get. This is why we take care of all the charges for you. Our ULEZ, Congestion Charge and Dart Charge are all on auto pay.


Fireworks and Festivities

Posted on October 31st 2023

As we head into November and the dark evenings, it’s the time of the year when the skies are lit up with the sparkle of fireworks, and there’s the smell of bonfires in the air. November the fifth marks Guy Fawkes Night, or as it’s also known, Bonfire Night or Firework Night.


Christmas Opening times

Posted on December 17th 2020

St Albans car and van hire opening times over the festive period.


COVID-19 update.

Posted on March 24th 2020

We want to share the steps we are taking to protect all customers and staff during this breakout of COVID -19


Christmas Opening Hours

Posted on December 15th 2017

24th December - Closed 25th December - Closed 26th December - Closed 27th December - 8am to 4pm 28th December - 8am to 4pm 29th December - 8am to 4pm 30th December - 8am to 5pm 31st December - Closed 1st January - Closed


St Albans Car and Van Hire Support Charity Event

Posted on April 10th 2017

'Huge thanks to St Albans Van Hire for being available, willing and able to sort me out with a van to get my huge running costume in when my car wasn't big enough! I've used them for years and they, or their vans have never let me down. Awesome company!'


Christmas Opening Hours 2016

Posted on December 14th 2016

Tuesday 27th December (normal hours): 7.30-5.30pm. Wednesday 28th December: 8am - 4pm. Thursday 29th December: 8am – 4pm. Friday 30th December: 8am – 4pm. Saturday 31st (normal hours): 8-5pm. Monday 2nd January: CLOSED. Tuesday 3rd January normal hours: 7.30am-5:30pm.


Historical Houses and Fairytale Pubs

Posted on August 21st 2016

Once you’ve picked up your vehicle from St. Albans Car and Van Hire, depending on which direction you are driving in, there are a few buildings of interest which might cause you to take a short detour before setting off on your journey.


Childwickbury Fairs

Posted on August 14th 2016

Childwickbury, situated between St. Albans and Harpenden, in Hertfordshire, is very well known in the area for its annual fairs – the Childwickbury Art and Music Fair, and the magical Childwickbury Christmas Fair.


Cosmopolitan London Colney

Posted on July 25th 2016

Known as a dormitory or satellite village of St. Albans, where some villagers travel to work and shop, you would be wrong in thinking London Colney is a small, quiet village. It is actually one of the biggest villages in Britain, with a lively and cosmopolitan community, situated north of the country’s capital, and only about three miles from the centre of St. Albans, Hertfordshire.


Scarecrows and Structures in Flamstead

Posted on July 18th 2016

A little under eight miles from St. Albans, and only a few minutes’ drive from Dunstable, Hemel Hempstead, Luton and Harpenden, on a ridge above the River Ver, is the picturesque and historical dormitory village of Flamstead.


Drive Through Villages

Posted on July 11th 2016

As you drive out of St. Albans, having picked up your hire car or van, you will pass through several of the town’s surrounding villages. This article talks about a few of them, just so as you recognise the names as you’re passing through.


Places to visit around St. Albans

Posted on July 4th 2016

There are many villages in the vicinity of St. Albans, which might be worth a little drive to. Here are just a few of our suggestions…


Travel in Tewin

Posted on May 31st 2016

A London commuting village between the towns of Welwyn Garden City, Hertford, Stevenage and Welwyn, Tewin is a popular village in Hertfordshire, with a population of about 2000. It is about ten miles from St. Albans, directly accessible along the North Orbital Road, but sits in a wonderful rural landscape.


An Introduction to Porters Wood

Posted on May 16th 2016

Porters Wood, Hertfordshire, is less than two miles from the centre of St. Albans, a short drive from the Harpenden Road, and should take less than ten minutes in the car, so long as the traffic is kind!


Colney Coal Posts

Posted on May 11th 2016

Probably on many occasions you will have driven past these historical features in your car and either never have noticed them, or not thought anything of them. But back in the 19th century, if you had been travelling through Hertfordshire, they most definitely would have been a part of each and every journey you made.


All’s Well in Digswell

Posted on May 9th 2016

Digswell is an ancient Hertfordshire village, recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book. Part of the Digswell estate was sold at auction in 1922, to a group of the Garden City Movement, where much of the land was built on to become Welwyn Garden City.


Pretty Drive through Potters Crouch

Posted on May 8th 2016

Once you’ve picked up your vehicle from St. Albans Car and Van Hire, if it’s a scenic route towards the M1 you’re after, then a drive through Potters Crouch is the way to go. Designated as a conservation area in 1977, this small rural hamlet to the south west of St. Albans and to the west of Chiswell Green, is as picturesque as it gets for a village so close to the motorway.


Quaint Essendon

Posted on April 30th 2016

Just under a twelve mile car drive from St. Albans, is the quaint and fairly quiet village of Essendon. Within the civil parish of Hertfordshire, six miles south-west of Hertford and to the east of Hatfield Park, Essendon is situated 100 metres above sea level and provides wonderful views over the Lea Valley.


Get to see Gorgeous Gorhambury with St. Albans Car and Van Hire

Posted on April 21st 2016

Situated in Outer London, it’s hard to imagine a countryside scene right on St. Albans’ doorstep. However, the Gorhambury Estate, located on the edge of the city, is a picturesque rural estate saturated with heritage, history and a number of fascinating archaeological and historical sites, which are open to the public.


Three Peaks Challenge - raising money for The Sick Children’s Trust

Posted on April 10th 2016

We were delighted to be able to support Clare and Martin Bassett from St Albans when they took on the world famous Three Peaks challenge. Clare and Martin and their Minion's were raising money for ‘The Sick Children’s Trust’, and we were more than happy to be able to support them on their endeavour.


New Year Getaways

Posted on January 25th 2016

Despite all the adverts on the TV and radio, you might not have given your summer holiday plans a second thought as of yet. However, after all the stresses and strains of the Christmas period, some of you might be thinking about a weekend break away, and some of you might even have a New Year’s Resolution to travel more within the UK and Europe, visiting places and doing things you’ve not done before.


Getting to know St. Albans

Posted on January 19th 2016

On 23 and 24 January 2016, residents are being offered the opportunity to become tourists for the weekend, and visit the many places in and around St. Albans which they might not have explored before. The initiative has been named Residents: Enjoy St Albans, and has five different themes – Roman, Creative, Heritage, Active, and Nature.


Bailey's shoe boxes

Posted on January 4th 2016

Last year Bailey asked his mum if he could take some some shoe boxes up to London. His story touched us, so we just had to get involved.


A lovely letter from Age Concern

Posted on December 18th 2015

We received this lovely letter of thanks from Ian Woods, one of the trustees at Age Concern.


Haunted Hertfordshire

Posted on October 31st 2015

Halloween always brings out the spookiness in people, and along with the fun element of Trick or Treat for the children, adults enjoy the fancy dress parties, scary movies, and more increasingly the fright nights and spooky tours that are available to scare yourself silly!


Half Term Outings

Posted on October 29th 2015

It seems a long time since the summer holidays and when school began again in September, but autumn half term is finally with us. For many this is a week or two to recharge the batteries and a break from the normal routine, and to spend a bit of time with the family and children. It’s a great opportunity to get out and about around the St. Albans area, with many activities and events taking place throughout Hertfordshire for children and their parents/carers.


St. Albans Car and Van Hire Supports Local Charity

Posted on October 16th 2015

To most of us the 350 mile Isle of Wight Cycle Challenge would be a daunting prospect, and too daunting to even consider undertaking. However, for Team FORGE (Friends of Rennie Grove Enthusiasts), that's exactly what they did!


Isle of Wight Cycle Challenge

Posted on August 16th 2015

We're providing the transport for the Isle of Wight Cycle Challenge: 17 intrepid cyclists will set off on 17 September for a 350 mile cycle challenge. The team is made up of Corporate Supporters (and Colin who hasn't ridden a bike for 40 years) who plan to raise £30,000 to celebrate 30 years of care at Rennie Grove.


Hens and Stags - Subtlety in St. Albans

Posted on June 24th 2015

We know that hen and stag weekends don’t usually lend themselves to the description of ‘subtle’, but it seems more and more ladies and gents are choosing a much more civilised occasion to celebrate their upcoming nuptials. There are many things to see and do around the St. Albans area, and we’ve chosen a couple of them to tell you about.


All Aboard in St. Albans!

Posted on June 17th 2015

St. Albans is a pretty active city, involving a diverse range of people from the local community. This is aided through the work of ‘Active St. Albans’ - an independent, voluntary-led organisation which supports our community clubs and organisations to deliver a higher quantity and quality of sport and physical activity to local residents.


St. Albans Half Marathon... are you ready?

Posted on June 9th 2015

It's the St Alban's Half Marathon this weekend and we've got more than a dozen vans hired out for the occasion. This is the 34th year for the event, and last year attracted more than 6000 athletes, competing in the half marathon, walking half marathon, 5K race and 1.5 mile children’s fun run.


Historic Stays in St. Albans

Posted on June 5th 2015

With the summer months only weeks away, you may have considered some time away with the family, or some peace and quiet as a couple or with some friends. If you’re hiring a vehicle from St. Albans Car and Van Hire, and plan on driving around the area and visiting some attractions, then you’re also going to need to think about somewhere to stay.


Finding out a bit about Frogmore

Posted on May 27th 2015

Frogmore is a village just two miles south of St. Albans, in the parish of St. Stephen, Hertfordshire. It has a varied history, with a number of historical buildings still in situ, including the popular Holy Trinity Church of Frogmore.


Driven by Steam

Posted on May 22nd 2015

Obviously at St. Albans Car and Van Hire, we pride ourselves on the diversity of our fleet, and the quality of our vehicles, however, we also enjoy a bit of transport history, and as such, here’s a little information about the St. Albans Steam and Country Show.


Flutter by to see the Butterflies

Posted on May 20th 2015

If you’re looking for things to do, and great days out around the St. Albans area, then a drive to Butterfly World at Chiswell Green is one you might like to add to your list. Just under three miles from St. Albans, The Butterfly World Project is set among 27 acres, with landscaped gardens and outdoor spaces.


Sight, Sounds and Smells at St. Albans Street Market

Posted on May 13th 2015

It has been said that St. Albans’ street market is maybe the most colourful and vibrant in the South of England. Every Wednesday and Saturday the whole length of St. Peter’s Street in the city centre is bustling with a variety of stall holders and visitors.


Could you Climb the Clock Tower?

Posted on May 6th 2015

As you’re taking a drive through St. Albans, you’re bound to see one of its oldest monuments - the Grade 1 listed Clock Tower - which stands at nearly 20 metres high. Built between 1403 and 1412, it is the only medieval town belfry in England, and its design was based on the Clock House at Westminster Palace.


Past and Present at Hatfield

Posted on April 22nd 2015

Only several miles from St. Albans, is the town and civil parish of Hatfield, in the borough of Welwyn Hatfield. The town has long been associated with aircraft design and manufacture, as it was home to British Aerospace until the 1990s. It is also home to the University of Hertfordshire.


St. Albans Cathedral

Posted on April 15th 2015

To tell you a little bit more about some of the sights worth a drive to in St. Albans itself, one of the oldest is St. Albans Cathedral - the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. The church has been welcoming pilgrims and visitors since the 11th century, and is open to the public all year round, 8.30am – 5.45pm daily. Entry is free, and there are free guided tours which last about an hour.


Heartwood Forest, in the Heart of Hertfordshire

Posted on April 8th 2015

Situated in Sandridge, just 2.5 miles north of St. Albans, is the Woodland Trust’s Heartwood Forest – nearly one thousand acres of lush woodland, with its pretty flowered floor during the spring and summer months.


Harry Potter in Leavesden

Posted on April 2nd 2015

About seven miles from St. Albans, in the northern suburbs of Watford, lies the commercial area of Leavesden, within easy reach of both the M25 and M1 motorways. The area is part of the Abbots Langley civil parish, and has a residential community in Leavesden Green.


Verulamium Park - the Gateway to London

Posted on March 25th 2015

If you happen to be driving in the St. Albans area of Hertfordshire, maybe on a day trip, or as part of a London area mini-break, then you might like to visit Verulamium Park, for a little piece of tranquillity and a big piece of history.


A Drive through Rural Redbourn

Posted on March 23rd 2015

Four miles from St. Albans is a village called Redbourn – a village noted as one of the oldest recorded cricketing locations, with cricket having been played on the common in 1666. Despite being only 25 miles from London, Redbourn is a rural community surrounded by farms, fields and natural beauty. The village has been settled at least since Saxon times and it is recorded in the Domesday Book, which suggested a well-established, thriving, agricultural community. Back in the coaching era it was also known as the ‘Street of Inns’, as it had at least 25 pubs and inns along its roads!


Back to Nature in Bricket Wood

Posted on March 15th 2015

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise! Well, maybe not, but in the 1930s, the village of Bricket Wood – situated just over four miles south of St. Albans - became popular for naturism, with two sites , Five Acres County Club and Spielplatz, still remaining today.



Posted on March 10th 2015

It's always wonderful when our vans are spotted out and about, and these lovely photos from Slovakia are no exception. Just look at those balconies!


Roman Ruins at Bluehouse Hill

Posted on March 3rd 2015

Once you’ve picked up your vehicle from St. Albans Car and Van Hire, if you are interested in seeing a piece of Roman history, then the Verulamium Roman Theatre at Bluehouse Hill is a must-see! It is situated on the western outskirts of St. Albans, only three miles from junction 21 of the M25, and so in easy access of the main route in and out of the city.


Driving Through Bedmond? Beware the Witch!

Posted on February 15th 2015

Bedmond, a small village in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire, has a story or two to tell. With archaeological findings from as far back as the early Stone Age, it certainly has some history. It is situated only twelve miles or so from St. Albans Car and Van Hire, and is in the parish of Abbots Langley. Although many of its historic landmarks have now been pulled down, such as the Ovaltine Dairy Farm (a beautiful black and white thatched building, part of which was a copy of the model dairy farm which Marie Antoinette owned in Versailles), and The Travellers’ Rest public house, notoriously reputed to be a regular stopping place for Dick Turpin, the village does have some interesting buildings.


Commuter Connections in Abbots Langley

Posted on February 9th 2015

Abbots Langley is a large village in Hertfordshire. Birth place to the only English Pope, Nicholas Breakspear (Pope Adrian IV), in 1100, it was also home to Elizabeth Greenhill, who features in The Guinness Book of Records. Elizabeth was noted as mothering thirty-nine children (thirty-two daughters and seven sons) during the 17th century, who all survived to adulthood! Abbots Langley is an old settlement and is mentioned in the Domesday Book, under the name of Langelai.


Little Aldenham – A Little Piece of England

Posted on February 2nd 2015

A tiny village in Hertfordshire, Aldenham is a popular choice for Londoners who want to escape the rush of the city and find some peace and tranquillity in the countryside. Aldenham is only fourteen miles from Marble Arch, so a perfect retreat not far from the city, located in the Green Belt and protected as a conservation area.


Essential Advice for Driving in Cold Weather

Posted on January 25th 2015

Well we can certainly tell it is now winter; the cold weather has come all of a sudden, after the unseasonal warmer days of late autumn and early December. Unfortunately the drop in temperature brings with it some negative aspects when it comes to driving. Have you been caught out and late for work with the extra time needed to scrape ice from the car windows in the mornings? The cold weather means extra preparation, especially when it comes to driving, whether you drive a large vehicle, van or car, so here’s a bit of advice for driving in cold conditions.


Tips for Saving Petrol While Driving

Posted on January 23rd 2015

If you drive, there’s no doubt you’ve noticed the amount it costs to fill up your car/van/truck with petrol or diesel has decreased over the last few weeks. The price at the pumps has continued to go down as the price of oil has decreased, but we’re so used to paying sky-high prices, that we’ve lost sight of the fact that petrol and diesel used to be so much cheaper. As for many people driving a vehicle is still a necessity, here are some tips on how to cut your fuel bills even further.


Christmas Opening times - a quick reminder!

Posted on December 10th 2014

24th December 2014: 7.30 to 16:00. 27th December 2014: 8.00 to 17:00. 29th December 2014: 7.30 to 16:00. 30th December 2014: 7.30 to 16:00. 31st December 2014: 7.30 to 16:00.


Christmas Delivery with St. Albans Car and Van Hire

Posted on December 8th 2014

As we head into the Christmas month, many people will be thinking about taking some time off work and enjoying the festivities which will soon be upon us. After the chaos that is Christmas shopping, food preparation and tree decorating, people will be hoping to spend some enjoyable and relaxing time with friends and family. However, for many businesses, now is not the time to be slowing down and taking it easy. Now is the time to be selling to customers old and new, and ensuring that stock is plentiful and delivered on time. If the service your business can provide is good, then those new customers may become repeat customers – so now is the time to be making that all-important first impression!


Driving in Hertfordshire

Posted on December 3rd 2014

Have you ever considered taking a driving holiday in the UK? Here at St. Albans Car and Van Hire – and yes we might be slightly biased, as it’s our home county – but we believe taking a driving trip around Hertfordshire would be lovely!


Car and Van Hire in Rabley Heath

Posted on November 17th 2014

Rabley Heath, in the Hertfordshire Hills, is in the district of Welwyn Hatfield, not far from the town of Knebworth. It is a small village, but with a number of pubs and available accommodation.


Another exceptionally busy firework season for St Albans Car and Van Hire

Posted on November 13th 2014

Firework season is always an incredibly busy time for St Albans Car and Van Hire. Between 27th Oct and 11th Nov we had 40 of our vans and lorries out and about at different firework displays all over the country.


Truck or Lorry

Posted on October 27th 2014

Whichever word you choose to use to describe this type of vehicle, both truck and lorry refer to the same type of vehicle, and so when hiring a vehicle bigger than a car, it doesn’t matter what you call it, as at St. Albans Car and Van Hire, we can provide what you need!


St. Albans Car and Van Hire in the Oaklands area

Posted on October 13th 2014

Oaklands is a hamlet in the county of Hertfordshire. The Oaklands area is home to Oaklands College – a large general further education college which has campuses and training facilities in St. Albans, Borehamwood, and Welwyn Garden City. Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, the college provides a wide variety of courses, ranging from Functional Skills to Apprenticeships and Foundation Degrees, on a full- and part-time basis, to 10,000 students.


St Albans Car and Van Hire in the Tyttenhanger area

Posted on October 7th 2014

Found off junction 22 of the M25, many people are visitors to the Tyttenhanger area as guests to the magnificent Tyttenhanger Park. Set in a natural woodland landscape, this venue caters for weddings, conferences and events, and is steeped in history.


St. Albans Car and Van Hire in the New Greens area

Posted on September 23rd 2014

New Greens is in the constituency of St. Albans, and only a few minutes’ drive from St. Albans Centre, with direct bus routes.


St. Albans Car and Van Hire in the North Mymms area

Posted on September 18th 2014

North Mymms is a civil parish in the county of Hertfordshire. Interestingly the area has been also known as North Mimms over the centuries, but in 1939, Hertfordshire County Council decreed in a council meeting that the spelling be fixed as Mymms.


St. Albans Car and Van Hire in the Markyate area

Posted on September 17th 2014

The Markyate area of Hertfordshire has had its fair share of claims to fame. Childhood home of bass player and songwriter Chris White, of 60s’ rock group The Zombies, their song Beechwood Park was named after an area in the south west of the village. The British actor Martin Benson, who starred in films such as Goldfinger, Cleopatra, Ivanhoe, and Angela’s Ashes, lived and died in the village. And parts of the film The Dirty Dozen were filmed in the village and surrounding areas.


Curtain sider lorry for a stage

Posted on September 16th 2014

The Rodfords with Derek Keys at the Green Man charity bike ride are here aptly demonstrating how a curtain-sider lorry can be used to make a great stage for music performances!


Wheathampstead 10K

Posted on September 16th 2014

St Albans Car and Van Hire were happy to provide a van to assist with this years Wheathampstead 10K run which took place on Sunday 18 May 2014.


St Albans Car and Van Hire in the Ayot St. Peter area

Posted on September 16th 2014

Situated about two miles north-west of Welwyn Garden City, is the village of Ayot St. Peter. Famous for having four churches in the village since history records began, one of its existing complete churches is Saint Peter’s - a beautiful and important Arts and Crafts church designed by J.P. Seddon and completed in 1875.


St Albans Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on September 9th 2014

Thank you (!) to Billie Sutton for nominating us. We'd like to nominate: Expositionists in Welwyn Garden City, Arrow Technics at Hemel Hemstead, Bennetts in St Albans. So this is Andrew Sutton, Mark Rayner, Mac Rayner, James Spalding, Chris Yeah,Steve Pestell, Rob Fox (in the digger!) from St Albans Car and Van Hire doing the Ice Bucket Challenge for Motor Neurone Disease with a very, very big bucket.



Posted on August 12th 2014

This year St Albans saw it's 5th "M Festival", the annual festival hosted by Marlborough School Science College. Held in the school field there were over 1,500 festival goers! St Albans Car and Van Hire provided vehicles to help with the logistics.


When you've got this many footballers a minibus is the only way to travel!

Posted on August 8th 2014

How do you get your whole football team from St Albans to Birmingham? You hire a minibus from St Albans Car and Van Hire - it's the only way to travel!


We've found one of our 1975 Transit Vans

Posted on July 24th 2014

We've got a very exciting new project, having just managed to track down one of our original transits from when we first opened in 1975. We've managed to track ours down through the DVLA... eventually locating it in Cyprus! So what did we do? We got it shipped over and have it sat in our yard now!


Thanks for joining us at Midsummer Gala!

Posted on July 4th 2014

Last month St Albans Car and Van Hire took part in the Midsummer Gala celebrating 900 years since the dedication of St Leonard's church Sandridge.


St Albans Car and Van Hire in Jersey Farm

Posted on July 2nd 2014

Jersey Farm is a very close community, surrounded by countryside very much a part of the St Albans area, a short 12 minutes drive down the adjoining Sandpit Lane from our car and van hire base here in St Albans.


Come and say hello to us at the Midsummer Gala!

Posted on June 19th 2014

This weekend St Albans Car and Van Hire is proud to be taking part in the Midsummer Gala celebrating 900 years since the dedication of St Leonard's church Sandridge.


A procession for St Albans

Posted on June 13th 2014

In just over a weeks time, on the 21st June, there will be a celebration held here in St Albans to commemorate the life of St Alban, Britain's first saint. After 1700 years the people of St Albans and the surrounding areas will reenact his life through the use of giant 12 foot tall puppets which will make their journey through the town from St Peters Church at 11am while retelling the story of Britain's first saint.


The St Albans Steam and Country Show and 50th Anniversary.

Posted on June 4th 2014

The St Albans Steam and Country Show have just celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their Society. Held at At Oaklands College (Smallford Campus) in St Albans, the show celebrates a history of Steam Engines, Vintage Vehicles, Tractors, Stationary Engines, and Classic Cars, Bikes & Lorries. Also this year, Owners of cars, commercial and motorcycles built in 1964 were also invited to attend.


St Albans Car and Van Hire in Flamstead

Posted on June 4th 2014

We are just a 17 minute drive from the village of Flamstead which is sited near the A5 and junction 9 of the M1 Motorway.


Talented garden design student Judy Shardlow has won a coveted show garden at BBC Gardeners World Live

Posted on June 2nd 2014

Talented garden design student Judy Shardlow won a coveted show garden at BBC Gardeners World Live, and we're proud to be sponsoring her so she can get all her plants up to the show.


St Albans Car and Van Hire in Chiswell Green

Posted on May 30th 2014

Chiswell Green is to the south of St Albans in Hertfordshire, originally a separate village it still has a fabulous community at it's heart. Conveniently positioned close to Junction 21A of the M25 many of it's 2,800 residents commute daily and as a result their daily routines revolve around having a reliable car.


St Albans Car and Van hire, providing car hire in Brookmans Park

Posted on May 7th 2014

Less than a 19 minute drive away from us here at St Albans Car and Van Hire is the village of Brookmans Park. Well known for it's deep and rich growth of local history Brookmans Park is one of the most interesting places in the St Albans area.


St Albans Car and Van Hire in the Bricket Wood area.

Posted on May 7th 2014

Bricket Wood is a village in the county of Hertfordshire just 4.2 miles south of St Albans, roughly an 18 minute drive from us here at St Albans Car and Van Hire.


Car and Van Hire near Ayot St Lawrence

Posted on April 10th 2014

We're surrounded by a variety of eclectic and interesting places in St Albans. Ayot St Lawrence, the home and final resting place of George Bernard Shaw, is just one of those places. It's also the home of the 14th century pub 'The Brocket Arms' which has a local reputation for being haunted (if I was a ghost I can think of worse places to end up than in a pub!).


St Albans Car and Van Hire... we serve Radlett

Posted on March 20th 2014

Here at St Albans Car and Van Hire we serve a large number of local villages, including the (rather large) and wonderful village of Radlett – which is just down the A5183 from us!


Ford Mondeo auto/manual estate hire car

Posted on March 10th 2014

For two years running 'What Car' have awarded the Ford Mondeo with it's “best family car” award and with good reason. It is the obvious choice for the modern family, designed to be easy to drive, spacious and comfortable, efficient and most importantly safe and reliable.


A day in the life of a mum without a car...

Posted on March 3rd 2014

After watching an episode of the new series of Outnumbered where the family become stranded without a car, I found myself suddenly aware of just how vulnerable not having a car would make me...


The Legendry Ford Transit

Posted on February 5th 2014

The Transit has been the best-selling light commercial vehicle in Europe for 40 years, Ford went as far as to call it 'the backbone of Britain'.


Charity concert in aid of St Albans and Philippines group

Posted on February 5th 2014

A fundraising concert is to take place in St Albans 'The Pioneer club' on Febuary the 22nd in aid of the St Albans based charity 'St Albans and Philippines group' (STAPH) who are dedicated to the Philippines relief.


Electric buses today, electric vans tomorrow?

Posted on January 10th 2014

Since we founded St Albans Car and Van Hire in 1975 we've seen a lot of development in the world, and it seems it's now changing faster than ever. By the end of this month Milton Keynes will be trialling Electric Buses on the Number 7 route... though we've not heard plans of St Albans doing the same for the 304 or 620 buses!


Happy New Year from St Albans Car and Van Hire

Posted on January 2nd 2014

We thought we'd share this snapshot of the team from Christmas 2013. Here's to a happy and prosperous 2014!


Christmas opening hours 2013

Posted on December 16th 2013

We're closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. We're closed early on a few other days, so please take a look at our fill list of opening hours.


The flatbed / dropside 7.5 tonne Ford Iveco

Posted on December 11th 2013

To cater to the lorry hire needs of those who require a vehicle which allows for fast and easy loading of large and less conventional loads, we chose the 7.5 tonne Ford Iveco which provides a versatile and very practical option for transporting heavy and non delicate loads of up to 2.7 tonnes.


Can I drive a minibus?

Posted on November 29th 2013

This summer we've had minibusses going to Germany, the Netherlands. We've also seen families take them to France, Italy and Spain this year as part of their holidays. The GB Canoe Polo Squad have taken our minibuses to France, Belgium, Poland, Spain and many more places! Closer to home our minibuses have been taken to the races at Ascot, and we regularly see groups heading to Thorpe park, Alton Tower, and Center Parks for birthday parties and family outings. The St Albans girls rugby team have traveled all over England in our minibuses.


It's getting cold again! Time to prepare our fleet for winter.

Posted on November 25th 2013

The days are getting shorter, the Christmas adverts have well and truly taken over the radio, and temperatures tonight in St Albans will be below zero again. Winter is definitely upon us.


Did you know we sell ex-hire vehicles?

Posted on November 7th 2013

An essential part of maintaining a good car and van hire fleet is keeping every vehicle in top class condition (that's why we've just built the epic new workshop that we have!). From time to time we need to retire vehicles from our fleet to make way for new vehicles.


Car and Van Hire Photography Competition

Posted on October 31st 2013

Win a FREE weekend hire for a Ford Fiesta car, Ford Focus car, Ford Mondeo car, Ford Transit Connect van, Ford Transit van or Ford Transit long wheel base van.


Hire a Ford Focus, the sweetest handling car in its class

Posted on October 23rd 2013

There's few cars as worthy of being part of any rental fleet as the Ford Focus. The second generation Focus is a compact five-door hatchback, and has established itself as the worlds best selling automobile nameplate for very good reason.


Fireworks night for St Albans Car and Van Hire starts early...

Posted on October 15th 2013

All of a sudden it appears that Autumn is here, and Guy Fawkes night is nearly upon us. Which always heralds a particularly busy patch for our hire vans, there's at least 47 vans and lorries going out this year to support local firework companies.


Construction of our new workshop should be finished this week...

Posted on October 7th 2013

You may remember when we moved we were talking about our new workshop, it was a very exciting idea – and it's one that is now rapidly becoming a reality as construction is well underway.


Our economical and fun to drive Ford Fiesta hire cars

Posted on September 30th 2013

If you're looking to hire an economical rental car from St Albans Car and Van Hire the first place to start is with our Ford Fiesta economy hire car. This is the cheapest hire deal that we offer for any vehicle, but it's still a fantastic car to hire if you just need something small, simple, and economical.


The three peaks challenge

Posted on July 3rd 2013

St Albans car and van hire come to the rescue of Green watch Hemel Hempstead fire service. but we will let them tell you the story! "Our team of 12 fire-fighters from Hemel Hempstead Fire Station entered the 3 peaks challenge to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity. The event was in June 2013. A last minute injury to one of our support team meant we could no longer travel in the two vehicles we had arranged to use....


The fleet continues to grow!

Posted on July 3rd 2013

Our fleet had just increased with the addition of five brand new Luton vans! As business continues to gain pace we have needed to grow to meet demand, a few few months ago we told you about the increase in our minibus fleet. now its the turn of our van fleet.


Welcome to our brand new Website!

Posted on May 20th 2013

I recently told you all about the exciting move to the new bigger and better yard, as soon as that move happened, I set our web developers at Open Door Internet Limited a challenge to make our website just as impressive.


Moving office

Posted on April 5th 2013

There are two main perks in running a van hire business. One is meeting great customers, the other is having lots of vans available when we need to move our own office! On Tuesday the 9th April 2013, we are moving to bigger and better premises (a hundred meters down the road!).


St albans car and van hire feel the force

Posted on February 25th 2013

Earlier this year the office received a rather odd phone call from a Mr Vader, asking to hire a van from St Albans Car and Van Hire in support of a brigade of stormtroopers who where planning to invade Redbourn.


Have you seen our promo video?

Posted on February 5th 2013

If you want to know a bit more about St Albans Car and Van Hire, have a look at our promo video on YouTube.


Winter... it's about being prepared

Posted on January 26th 2013

With the recent downfall of snow blanketing most of the country we thought we'd share with you some of the things St Albans Car and Van Hire do to ensure our hire vehicles are safe and fit for winter roads.


Local fundraising - Supporting St Albans

Posted on November 19th 2012

At St Albans Car and Van Hire we loved watching BBC Children in Need over the weekend - it was fantastic to see an incredible £26 million being raised for a good cause.


Customer testimonials

Posted on November 1st 2012

We love getting feedback from our customers, here's a selection of recent customer comments.


From Anglesey to Snetterton - we're right behind Nick Clift

Posted on July 28th 2012

Some of you will know that Nick Clift has been hiring vans from us for the last three years, ensuring that Nick and his bike arrive safely and on time to the starting grid. Now as Nick enters his fourth season with Thundersport GB we would like to wish Nick and his dad Joe the best of luck with the new season.


Proud to support St Albans City Youth Girls Football Club

Posted on June 27th 2012

Well done to St Albans City Youth Girls Football club! During April we arranged a special deal with St Albans City Youth Girls Football club to show them our support. We provided them with a four day minibus hire, and they looked fantastic in our 'St Albans Van Hire' hooded tops.


Now open all day saturday

Posted on February 28th 2012

That’s right - we have extended our opening hours! St Albans Car and Van Hire is now open all day Saturday, from 8am to 5pm.


Why so many Harpenden residents hire cars and vans

Posted on January 23rd 2012

Moving - Everyone hates it, but we all have to do it at some stage. Maybe you don't have enough stuff to move with a removal firm, or you simply want to do it yourself. I don’t know about you, but there’s only one person I'd trust to move my computer, TV or fish tank- and that's me! but there's no way I'd get any of that in my car. So what’s easier then to hire a van and get a mate to help you lift the sofa into the back? We can even provide boxes, tape, and sack-barrows. In fact we can provide all your removal needs.


Welwyn Garden City - The talk of the office!

Posted on January 22nd 2012

"Why do you need to hire a car or van in Welwyn Garden City?' Thats what the office at St Albans car and van hire were talking about this morning. Yes thats how passionate we are about making sure we offer our customers the best transport hire service in Hertfordshire!


A couple of scenarios where you might want to hire a car in Hatfield?

Posted on January 22nd 2012

This morning I interviewed someone in Hatfield for a future position. During the interview I wanted to gauge their understanding of why people might hire a car from St Albans Car and Van Hire. So I posed the question...


Hemel Hempstead

Posted on January 22nd 2012

While working at St Albans Van Hire we sometimes get the opportunity to talk to customers from all over Hertfordshire, who come in for car hire or van hire. Many of the people we regularly hire cars and vans or even car transporters and Luton vans to, are customers who live in Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding area. Over the years I’ve had a lot of chats, so I thought I would blog a little of what I've learnt about Hemel Hempstead.


Our new blog

Posted on December 12th 2011

Here at St Albans Car and Van Hire we're proud to be the longest established van rental company in St Albans. We've been running since 1975 and rather a lot of things have changed in that time, so in the spirit of staying up to date we thought it was about time we started a corporate blog.


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