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Car hires in London, England

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London, England, United Kingdom
8 Mar — 15 Mar
London, England, United Kingdom
Fri 8/3
Midday
Fri 15/3
Midday
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Car hire insight and trends in London

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in London

What is the cheapest car hire agency in London?

The cheapest car hire in London are generally found through Budget. When booking with Budget, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £2/day. The average price to hire a car in London is £30/day.

What car hire company in London has the most locations?

keddy by Europcar has the most locations of any car hire company in London, with 39 locations.

What car do most people hire in London?

The Volkswagen Golf is the most popular car to hire in London, according to our data. Our users have found prices for Volkswagen Golf rentals for as low as £5/day in London, though on average you can expect prices to be around £48/day. Another popular car to hire in London is the Volkswagen Polo for an average of £46/day, and deals as low as £2/day.

Best deals found for London, England car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in London, England
Economy£5/day
Compact£6/day
Intermediate£7/day
Full-size SUV£21/day
Mini£5/day
Premium£21/day
Luxury£32/day
Compact SUV£9/day
Intermediate SUV£10/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about London car hire

Can I drive to France with a rental car from London?

If you are thinking about a car hire in London in the hope that you can also drive your rental car in Europe, you should check with the company first. The good news is, most companies do allow you to take your rental across the Chunnel for use in Europe and all companies permit you to take your car to the Republic of Ireland. If you would like to take your car out of the UK, you will need written authorisation from the rental company and the legally required form (form VE301B). At the moment, only Alamo, Enterprise, and National do not permit you to take your hired car to the continent but you should still check with the company of your choice just to be sure nothing has changed concerning the company’s policy.

Can you hire a car in London without a credit card?

When considering cheap car hire in London, you will generally need a credit card and this must belong to the intended driver and be issued in the same name. There are, however, a number of companies that will accept a debit card instead. Most people looking into London car hire will probably prefer to use a credit card, however, as this is generally safer. Among the companies accepting debit cards are Europcar, Orbitz and Easirent but it may be worth your while discussing this option with your preferred company before rental. A card of some kind is generally required for insurance purposes and as a measure against damage caused by driver negligence or other unanticipated costs incurred while using your rental car in London. You will, of course, not be charged for any incidental damage covered by the rental agreement, including any no-fault accidental or third-party damage covered by the company’s insurance. Credit cards are always required for luxury car rental in London.

What driving laws should I keep an eye out for in London?

London is a big city and, although traffic is generally quite orderly, it can get heavy. When hiring a car in London, remember that traffic laws are very strictly enforced and cameras are installed on streets all over the city. If you are from a country that drives on the right, don’t forget that traffic flows on the left in the UK. You should also be careful of speed limits, which are carefully controlled by speed cameras. A further thing you should also take care with is parking. It is illegal to park in the street in many parts of the city and these no-parking zones are not always clearly signposted. If you park in an unauthorised area, you can expect to have your vehicle clamped and towed, so, to be safe, you should try to park only in designated parking zones. Luckily, these areas are frequently signposted and are usually paid. In most cases, you can pay with parking vouchers, or some areas have metered parking.

What documents does an international traveller need to hire a car in London?

When hiring a car in London, you will need your passport and a valid driver’s licence. Several nationalities, including citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and several Commonwealth countries can drive in the UK on their national driver’s licence but many other nationalities may need an international driver’s permit. This is certainly the case if your licence is not in English. Additionally, you will need a return ticket proving your intention to leave the UK as well as proof of accommodation during your stay. Finally, you will generally need a credit or debit card issued by a major company such as Visa, Mastercard, or American Express, or sometimes a debit card may be acceptable at certain car rental locations in London.


London, England car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in London that's right for you

Small cars

£16 - £42

All Car Types

£25 - £76

The average price of a small car hire in London, the United Kingdom is £30. The cheapest time to hire a small car in London, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just £16 per day. A small car rental is typically 45% less expensive than the average rental car in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for London small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in London, the United Kingdom is £50. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in London, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just £31 per day. A medium car rental is typically 6% less expensive than the average rental car in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for London medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in London, the United Kingdom is £91. The cheapest time to hire a large car in London, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 43% lower than the rest of the year at just £52 per day. A large car rental is typically 41% more expensive than the average rental car in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for London large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in London, the United Kingdom is £48. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in London, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just £23 per day. A SUV rental is typically 10% less expensive than the average rental car in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for London SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in London, the United Kingdom is £107. The cheapest time to hire a van in London, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just £54 per day. A van rental is typically 50% more expensive than the average rental car in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a luxury car hire in London, the United Kingdom is £113. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in London, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just £60 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 53% more expensive than the average rental car in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for London luxury car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a convertible hire in London, the United Kingdom is £121. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in London, the United Kingdom is in December. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just £67 per day. A convertible rental is typically 56% more expensive than the average rental car in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Toyota Aygo
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£5/day

11 Mar - 23 Mar
Toyota Aygo
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£5/day

11 Mar - 23 Mar
Ford Fiesta
Volkswagen Golf
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£6/day

19 Mar - 22 Mar
Volkswagen Golf

London car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in London, England

Hertz

6.9
Okay
107 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.8

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.5

Easirent

4.7
Mediocre
149 reviews17 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.1

Overall

4.6

Pick-up/drop-off

4.8

Value

4.9

Sixt

7.5
Good
63 reviews17 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.9

Budget

7.5
Good
64 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.0

GREEN MOTION

5.2
Fair
70 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.3

Overall

5.1

Pick-up/drop-off

4.9

Value

5.4

National

11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0<