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Back to University Van Hire with Europcar

Back to University Van Hire with Europcar

Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe believes that parents helping their children head to University often find the family car just isn’t big enough for everything that’s needed for student life.  From the TV, sound system and furniture, to books, clothes and even the kettle!  So it’s either a case of making several trips – or hiring a van. 

But many drivers will be unfamiliar with what sort of van is best for the job and what they should expect to pay for van hire, plus they may even be nervous about driving a vehicle much bigger than their car.  They may also want to avoid having to drive the van both ways.  After all, once Mum and Dad have dropped off all the gear it may just be easier to jump on the train back home!

That’s why Europcar is offering a wide range of vans to families to make the University trip as easy as possible, with great rates and one-way hire too.  Plus it’s offering advice and tips on its website to help select the right van for the job.

Europcar van hire rates are very competitive and start from only £19 per day.  And with vans available from over 130 locations across the UK, Europcar offers students the perfect way to get their stuff from one end of the country to the other, with its one-way hire service. Europcar can also deliver vans through weDeliver, its paid delivery and collection service.

“University Terms are about to start and that means students will be trying to fit everything but the kitchen sink into a backpack!” says Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar Group UK. “Rather than overloading the car, Mum and Dad can opt for van hire to ensure everything that’s needed can be transported in one easy trip. 


From the small Vauxhall Combo to the Ford Luton box van, Europcar has a van to suit a wide range of needs. Tail lifts come equipped as standard with box vans from Europcar, making it even easier to pick up those last minute essentials before term starts.  And all Europcar vans are fully maintained to manufacturer specifications and covered by 24 hour breakdown, for added peace of mind. 

“The minimum age for van hire is 25, so it’s most likely Mum or Dad will have to do the driving” continued Ken McCall.  “But Europcar’s range of vans, means we have the right vehicle for the job and our hire packages also allow customers to choose the package to suit them – whether they want to hire by the day, a week or longer. And our top tips on safe van driving ensure the move goes smoothly.”

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