VW California for Hire

Southampton Campers proudly bring to you the very latest VW California Ocean campervans.  The Ocean is the top model within the range of our VW California for hire service.  The VERY best VW campervans for hire, available at sensible prices.

We only deal with the flagship model in the California range,  the California Ocean.  And we only do two-tone paintwork for the sense of fun they bring to your VW camper van holiday.  We think they are just plain cool, and the children love them!

For 2020 we have the just released T6.1 California Ocean as well as the T6 to offer our intrepid explorers.  Both offer an unprecedented level of quality and refinement as well as truly clever features that other manufacturers or T6 Transporter converters simply fail to imitate.

VW T6.1 California Ocean

VW T6 California Ocean

What is a VW California campervan?

For over 30 years, the VW California has always been associated with adventure and freedom, the perfect vehicle for spur of the moment trips, weekend getaways or the annual family holidays abroad.  These small pop-top roof camper vans are easily manoeuvrable enough to be used as your everyday vehicle, the VW California camper ticks all the boxes.  It's a venerable mobile memory-making machine!

Quite simply they are the Rolls-Royce of campervans.  These vehicles are not conversions.  The Volkswagen California has different trim levels, engines, brakes and suspension to a converted VW Transporter. Their very DNA is completely separate.  


They are built entirely by Volkswagen themselves in a dedicated factory and all backed by a VW Warranty, every nut and bolt, from the engine right down to the tap was designed and built by VW.  You can be sure of incredible comfort, build quality, refinement and above all, safety.   We only offer the very top of the range, the incredible VW California Ocean.

How much to hire a VW California Camper?

As with most things in the Travel/Holiday industry it varies depending on the season and the hire duration.  You can use our affordable VW California for hire service for as little as £68 per night, £270 for a weekend or £480 for a week in the low season.  To find out the cost for your tailored experience, please head over to VW Camper quotation tool.

What's included when I hire a campervan?

Included within your VW California rental cost when you hire a campervan from us is fully comprehensive insurance for one driver, additional drivers can be added for £7 per day, and unlimited mileage.  We provide you with an electric hook-up cable, levelling ramps and a fully stocked kitchen.  It's enough for four people so you should have everything you need to whip up some hearty campervan meals.  


We even supply you with a campervan cookbook to inspire you!  The campervan comes with two camping chairs, an outside table, a wind-out rain\sun shade and even a portable gas BBQ so that you can cook alfresco. We also have a wide selection of extras that you may want to consider to enhance your holiday or just to make your life a little bit easier.


VW T6.1 California Ocean

What do I need to pack for a campervan trip?

We think we have thought of everything.  We provide cutlery, crockery, cooking equipment, gas BBQ and outside table and chairs. We also provide tea-towels, dish cloths, washing-up liquid and cooking oil. We've even given you some tea and coffee to get you started. Oh and two usb adapters to charge your devices in the campervan.

All you need to bring is your bedding (we can supply you duvets and pillows if required) and your clothes.  We recommend soft bags for your stuff rather than rigid suitcases, just so you can fill all the available space.

Where can we pick up the campervan?

At the start of your adventure, we will meet you at our HQ in Southampton and after checking the boring but necessary paperwork items we will start the hand-over procedure.  The California campervan has a lot of equipment and we want you to feel comfortable on how it works so we will go through all the features from the electric roof to the amazing and powerful heating system.  


Please allow up to 45 minutes to complete the orientation.

What paperwork do I need to bring?

For each person who wishes to drive we need to see the following:

Your driving license showing your current address.  If you still have a paper one, please update it.

For UK drivers only we will also need to run a DVLA check on your license, for which you will need your National Insurance number. If you would rather not bring this along you can generate a 'check code' on the DVLA website (https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence) which you will need to share with us.


Overseas licence holders, we will need to see your licence and passport.

Please note: we cannot hire the vehicle without these applicable documents so please ensure you have these organised to avoid disappointment.

Two forms of address verification; one from this group:

  •     gas bill

  •     electric bill

  •     water rates

  •     broadband

and one from this group:

  •     council tax

  •     bank statement

  •     credit card

  •     self-assessment statement

All documents must be dated within 3 months of your hire commencement date.    

We can sometimes accommodate people with unusual circumstances such as students and service people, or just those with alternative lifestyles.  Best to contact us so that we can assist you. 

We appreciate that most of us have paper-less statements these days so please email us copies.


VW T6 California Ocean

Where can we take the rented campervan?

Wherever you please!  With unlimited mileage, you are free to go where you like without mileage anxiety.  If you select our European Travel you can take the campervan around Europe, many of our customers have done so already.

How do you rent a VW California?
The best way is to book using our online system.  It is updated automatically and has out up to the minute availability for all of VW Californa Campervans available for rent.  Simply choose your dates and the system will show you which campervans are available.


Select which colour Campervan you fancy, any extras that you may need and you are all set!  Our clever system will email you at key points so that you always feel informed and prepared for your campervan adventure.  


We are also personally available to answer any questions that you may have, just email us at info@southamptonvwcamperhire.co.uk or call us on 07817 018407.

Can we just get a quote first, we want to compare prices with other campervans?

Absolutely you can.  As a savvy shopper when you are thinking about if you should rent a Volkswagen California, you will want to compare prices and we completely understand.  Just head over to our booking system and select your dates, the system will walk you through the steps but you don't have to check out if you just want a quote.


Alternatively, you can email us at info@southamptonvwcamperhire.co.uk or use the contact us form with all your details and we can put together a no-obligation quote for you.  


When comparing prices, we simply ask this of you, remember that the VW California Ocean is the BEST campervan there is.  Please consider this when comparing our campervans to those of our competitors.


We want you to be safe and to hire the best VW campervan on the market.  Quite simply that is the VW California Ocean, everything else is a T6 Transporter builders' van with holes cut into the sides and roof!  Make sure what you are considering has been crash tested and is gas safe.

We have helped many customers with their campervan adventure and are proud of our 5 star Google Reviews. 


We hope to help you too!


6 Betteridge Drive, Rownhams, Southampton
Hampshire, SO16 8LE

+44(0)7817 018407

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