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Welcome to Berkshire Van Hire Ltd. Basingstoke Road Reading

Van, Minibus and Car Hire and Rental For Reading Berkshire


Berkshire Van Hire is an independent van and car rental company servicing Berkshire and Buckinghamshire from convenient and easy to reach locations in Reading and High Wycombe.  We are also a member of the BVRLA  (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association).

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Are you looking for van hire in Reading? if so we believe that we have the most varied range of commercial vans in town. We are confident that our comprehensive range of commercial and self-drive hire cars will include something that suits your exact requirements. Whether you need to hire a small electric car or to hire a large Box Truck - please take a look at our fleet vehicle hire guide for the full list of vehicles available. If you have any problems getting to us, don’t worry, we can arrange a delivery and collection service from a number of locations in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

If you are a seasoned user of rental vehicles or a corporate firm, why not talk to us about the discounts available for long term and commercial fleet vehicle rental. Our ex-hire vehicles are also available for outright purchase, please view our van sales tab for further information.

If you have any queries that are not answered in the FAQ, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly team members by phone or email and we will help you find your ideal rental vehicle.

We are one of the longest established van hire companies in Reading. Our experience of van hire in Reading will help you considerably in your choice of vehicle.

Lastest Van Hire News

Covid 19 update 19/02/1905

Covid-19 Update: 23/12/20 


On Sunday 20/12/20 Berkshire entered the Government's new tier 4.  We are fortunate to be one of the businesses allowed to remain open under tier 4 and we will continue to operate and serve all private and business customers requiring vehicles for essential use in accordance to the government's tier 4 allowances and exemptions.  


Please note that we expect customers to be familiar with the government's new restrictions and to have checked that their purpose of hire is allowed or exempt under the new rules.  Liability for any fines obtained for breach of the restrictions will lie solely with the hirer.


Covid-19 Update: 09/11/20


Berkshire Van Hire are pleased to confirm that vehicle hire and car repair have been confirmed as businesses permitted to remain open throughout the second national lockdown.

Please see attached the updated Public Health, England document below (see pg. 31, part 3 in particular).


To help in the national effort against covid-19 and in line with the Government’s announcement on 31/10/20 we will not be accepting bookings for leisure purposes or for travel abroad until further notice/ instruction from the Government.


How are we helping to keep our customers safe?

  • Touchless anti-bacterial hand sanitiser dispensers and tissues available in the office.

  • Face masks MUST be worn at all times in the office (medically exempt customers will be dealt with outside)

  • One customer in the office at any one time

  • Where possible, customers are being asked to send documents through prior to collection to reduce the handling of documents in the office and to reduce the time spent in the office.

  • Thorough cleaning of vehicles between every hire.  Particular attention given to frequently touched aread such as wheels, windows, doors and handles.

  • Track and Trace QR code available in the office for scanning.


How are we keeping our staff safe?

  • No hot desking in the office.

  • No phone sharing.

  • Desks and PCs at least 2 metres apart.

  • Perspex screens between staff and customers.

  • Frequent cleaning of office and other communal areas.

  • Face masks to be worn by all office and outside staff.

  • Hand sanitiser, gloves and masks available to all staff members.

  • Delivery and collection of vehicles for account customers and only where necessary.

Read more here - Covid 19 update

The future of the vehicle rental industry? Electric vans, cars and trucks! 23/07/2020

With the ban on the sale of new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars having been moved forward from 2040 to 2035 the vehicle rental sector is set to become electric rapidly!  But how soon can we expect to see fully electric fleets and is it possible to have efficient electric trucks?

Read more here - The future of the vehicle rental industry? Electric vans, cars and trucks!