VW California for Hire

We have the very latest VW California’s for Hire. It’s the ultimate campervan. The ONLY campervan to be built entirely by VW, you will not find any converted builders’ van on our fleet!

Proudly offering the flagship VW California Ocean, giving you the freedom to travel anywhere, and the Grand California 600 for those who want all the onboard amenities.

Whether you’re exploring the countryside or hitting the road, this is the perfect vehicle for your next holiday. With plenty of space to store your gear and a comfortable bed for sleeping, the VW California has everything you need to make your trip memorable.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and see the world in style!

What is a VW California campervan?

VW California Rental Fleet

We have the T6.1 California Ocean as well as the Grand California 600 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.

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 and the VW Grand California.

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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.

To find out the cost for your tailored experience, please head over to VW California hire quotation tool.

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What do I need to pack for a VW California road trip?

We think we have thought of everything. We provide cutlery, crockery, cooking equipment, portable gas stove and outside table and chairs. We also provide tea-towels, dishcloths, washing-up liquid and cooking oil.

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.

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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 (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 or Broadband bill

And one from this group:
Council tax. Bank statement, Credit card or 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.

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Where can we pick up our VW California?

Included within your VW California rental cost 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.

Your VW California comes with two camping chairs, an outside table, a wind-out sun shade and even a portable gas stove 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.

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Where can we take our rented VW California?

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.

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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 vehicles are available.

Select which colour 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 companies?

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!


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