Car Hire in the United Kingdom

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London, England, United Kingdom
21 Aug — 28 Aug
Same drop-off
London, England, United Kingdom
Sun 21/8
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Sun 28/8
Noon
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Best deals found for United Kingdom car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in United Kingdom
Tesla Model 3
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£53/day

20 Aug - 16 Sep
Tesla Model 3
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£28/day

11 Nov - 19 Nov
Nissan Qashqai
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£28/day

19 Aug - 2 Sep
Audi A3
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£48/day

20 Aug - 16 Sep
Kia Sportage
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£21/day

20 Aug - 23 Aug
Toyota Yaris
Peugeot 308 SW
or similar Compact estate car
Up to 4 passengers

£38/day

23 Aug - 30 Aug
Peugeot 308 SW
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers

£63/day

2 Sep - 29 Sep
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£36/day

19 Aug - 22 Aug
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£32/day

21 Aug - 25 Aug
Ford Focus

United Kingdom car hire information

Car hire in the UK will give you a chance to see one of the most historically rich countries in the world with ease and convenience. Cheap car rentals are easy to come by and with great road maintenance in the UK, you can see the country as easily with a compact economy car rental as you can with a 4x4. The United Kingdom's traffic rules are quite standard and the speed limit is something that should never be ignored whether it is to drive in urban areas, in rural areas or on motorways and you will avoid fines. The UK has many roundabouts in the towns and cities, so familiarise yourself with the rule of giving way to traffic entering the circle from the right. Talking on your mobile phone behind the wheel is forbidden and if you plan on using your phone to navigate, then we recommend that you ask your car rental company for a Sat Nav instead. If you have a child, you can also get baby car seats with your car hire in the UK as they are mandatory for children under required height.

When hiring a car in the UK you will need a valid driving licence from either the UK or an EU country. You will also need to provide valid photographic identification such as a passport. Additionally, when you rent a car you will find that select companies will request proof of residence. Check your car hire company to see if this is applicable to their rules for rental cars. And lastly, you will need a credit card to complete the transaction.

With a country that has so many built-up cities you will always find high traffic in certain areas, particularly around rush hour. Despite the UK’s excellent public transportation system, many locals still rely on cars to travel to cities. London has the highest volume of car traffic on its roads with Belfast coming in second. Other city centres such as Bristol, Hull, Manchester and Edinburgh also see high volumes of traffic during rush hour and the best way to determine whether or not you will get stuck is with a navigation system that gives traffic updates. The UK’s highways and motorways are in excellent condition and see many cars travel on them daily. The busiest road in the UK is the A40, which continues into London, bringing all of the day's traffic with it.

Car rental in the UK is an excellent way to enjoy scenic road trips through the diverse terrains of the country. Luckily, the UK is small enough to get in some medium-distance trips with your rental car without spending too much time behind the wheel. Scotland’s North Coast 500 is a long trip that begins in Inverness and drives through to the west coast of Applecross, and then to Ullapool and back to Inverness. It is iconic and well-known as a bucket list road trip for car hire in the United Kingdom. In England, try the A591 which runs through the Lake District’s most famous areas, giving you great places to stop and enjoy this scenic part of the country. Only few distance, it is a great but quick trip. Another fantastic road trip to explore with your rental car is the Coastal Way which runs from the Welsh fishing village of Aberdaron down to the smallest town in Wales, St David's. The Cat and Fiddle is another scenic drive from Buxton to Macclesfield and goes through rustic areas across Greater Manchester in the northern UK. Look at car rental comparison for great prices and choices on vehicles and get exploring the UK countryside with confidence.


United Kingdom car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in United Kingdom that's right for you

Small cars

£25 - £57

All Car Types

£53 - £167

The average price of a Small hire in United Kingdom is £40. The cheapest time to hire a Small in United Kingdom is in January. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just £25 per day. A Small car hire is typically 63% less expensive than the average car hire in United Kingdom. The average price of a car hire in United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in United Kingdom is £73. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in United Kingdom is in January. The price is 62% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 34% less expensive than the average car hire in United Kingdom. The average price of a car hire in United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in United Kingdom is £120. The cheapest time to hire a Large in United Kingdom is in January. The price is 55% lower than the rest of the year at just £54 per day. A Large car hire is typically 9% more expensive than the average car hire in United Kingdom. The average price of a car hire in United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in United Kingdom is £63. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in United Kingdom is in January. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just £39 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 43% less expensive than the average car hire in United Kingdom. The average price of a car hire in United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in United Kingdom is £116. The cheapest time to hire a Van in United Kingdom is in November. The price is 62% lower than the rest of the year at just £45 per day. A Van car hire is typically 6% more expensive than the average car hire in United Kingdom. The average price of a car hire in United Kingdom 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 hire in United Kingdom is £138. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in United Kingdom is in October. The price is 59% lower than the rest of the year at just £58 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 21% more expensive than the average car hire in United Kingdom. The average price of a car hire in United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible hire in United Kingdom is £217. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in United Kingdom is in January. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just £161 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 50% more expensive than the average car hire in United Kingdom. The average price of a car hire in United Kingdom can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£21/day

20 Aug - 23 Aug
Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£23/day

3 Nov - 11 Nov
Ford Focus
Ford Ka
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£17/day

22 Aug - 26 Aug
Ford Ka

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in United Kingdom

Nearby attractions:

Wembley Stadium9.6 mi
Hyde Park12.5 mi
Marble Arch13.1 mi
Madame Tussauds London13.4 mi
Buckingham Palace13.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Old Trafford7.6 mi
Heaton Park12.5 mi
Albert Dock29.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre7.2 mi
The SSE Hydro35.9 mi
Blackpool Pleasure Beach149.5 mi
Heaton Park172.7 mi
Albert Dock176.7 mi

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Car hire in United Kingdom

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in United Kingdom so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

Goldcar Rental SP is the most affordable car hire agency in United Kingdom, with prices found for as low as £10 per day in some areas of the country. Comparatively, the average price to rent a car in United Kingdom is £71 per day.

GREEN MOTION is currently the most popular car hire company in United Kingdom, with 19% of users selecting their services in the past month. GREEN MOTION is also popular due to their 61 reviews and average customer satisfaction score of 5.4 out of 10. Keep in mind that your destination within United Kingdom might not have any GREEN MOTION car rental locations, so you should always have a backup agency in mind.

Enterprise is the car hire company in United Kingdom that currently has the most locations. With 449 car rental centres across the country, you should have no issue finding one of their locations at your destination. London is one of the most popular cities to visit in United Kingdom, and you should have no trouble hiring a car from one of Enterprise’s 23 locations around the city.

If you hire a car in United Kingdom, be aware that you are required to drive on the left at all times.

The drinking and driving limit in United Kingdom is 3.81 mg/l. Regions and cities within United Kingdom might have their own local drinking and driving laws on top of the country-wide mandated law, so be sure to check before booking your car hire. Note that the legal drinking age in United Kingdom is 18. Steeper penalties will be given to those driving a vehicle who are under the legal drinking age.

The most popular type of car to hire in United Kingdom is a Economy. 25% of our users also chose this type of car for their travels to United Kingdom. If a Economy fits your needs during your stay, then you can expect to pay around £14 per day for your rental. Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on what city you visit and what car hire company you choose.

On average, the price of petrol last week in United Kingdom was £1.85 per litre. If you change your mind about hiring a car in United Kingdom, Algeria has some of the lowest petrol prices in the world at £0.27 per litre as of last week. Hong Kong, in comparison, has on average the most expensive prices at £2.46 per litre but is still a great option for those looking to rent a car.


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