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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

London Stansted Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£15.55 per day
London Stansted Airport
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or comparable
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£19.64 per day
London Stratford Railway Station
Compact
PEUGEOT 308 or comparable
PEUGEOT 308
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£20.51 per day
London Stansted Airport
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£23.56 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

London Heathrow Airport
Economy Elite
Vauxhall Corsa or comparable
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£25.69 per day
London Heathrow Airport
Standard
Skoda Octavia STW or comparable
Skoda Octavia STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£26.67 per day
London Stansted Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£30.16 per day
London Stansted Airport
Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
£38.72 per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 05:22 on 2024-07-09.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+44
Average car hire price
£25 per day
Average car hire length
7 days
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Score
8.3 / 10
Average petrol price
£1.50 per litre or £5.68 per gallon
Lowest petrol price
£1.42 per litre or £5.38 per gallon
Highest petrol price
£1.95 per litre or £7.38 per gallon

One-way Car Hire in London

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in London and drop off in another city include:

  • From London to Manchester - 307 offers from £23.21 per day
  • From London to Edinburgh - 183 offers from £31.81 per day
  • From London to Luton - 90 offers from £30.81 per day
  • From London to Bristol - 165 offers from £31.81 per day
  • From London to Glasgow - 254 offers from £24.60 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in London the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in London fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in London
£20.28
January
£24.06
February
£32.17
March
£33.65
April
£44.79
May
£43.69
June
£55.96
July
£46.88
August
£37.34
September
£30.60
October
£25.36
November
£39.57
December
The best month to hire a car in London is January (when the average price is £20.28 per day). This is 44% less than the yearly average and 64% less than hiring in July (when the average price is £55.96).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your car hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for, and how much in advance you book. Simply select your dates in the form at the top of the page to find out the exact prices.

What's the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in London?

Car hire lengths vary from month to month: in June, the average hirer keeps their car for 8 days, and in January, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of hire days in London
6
January
6
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
8
June
8
July
7
August
7
September
6
October
7
November
7
December

What is the most favoured month for hiring a car in London?

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for hiring a car in London is September, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Hire in London by Monthly Searches
95%
January
63%
February
71%
March
54%
April
81%
May
89%
June
112%
July
129%
August
145%
September
142%
October
95%
November
124%
December

Car hire information

Car hire locations 35
Airport locations 3
Popular suppliers Drivalia, GreenMotion, Surprice, Keddy, Alamo
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, People Carriers
Lowest price £16 per day
Cheapest supplier Keddy

Most popular car models of suppliers

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Drivalia Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Drivalia Renault Captur 5 2 Medium cars
Surprice Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Surprice Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Nissan Qashqai 5 3 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

United Kingdom
Renault Captur
8 April 2024
Nice for long drive - comfortable. Economical. Solid vehicle
United Kingdom
Tesla Model Y Performance
5 February 2024
City drive and experience driving an electric
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
23 January 2024
Nice getaway
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
12 January 2024
Visiting relatives
United Kingdom
Nissan Juke
8 January 2024
Easy going, arrived knowing what I was going to recieve, which was not there. But the young gentleman that was there got me another SUV, which was even better and bigger.
United Kingdom
Nissan Leaf
29 December 2023
I had a great time away in Snowdonia but unfortunately, we encountered loads of rain. We hoped for good weather but also considered the fact that it's winter.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
29 October 2023
Well sight seeing and the travel
United Kingdom
MG HS
26 October 2023
Exciting trip
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
3 May 2023
Visited family in Cambridge
Canada
Ford Fiesta
26 April 2023
The driving through the UK was fun and different.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
30 March 2023
business trip so no time for anything else
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
31 July 2022
There were no direct public transport routes as it was a very rural location so a hire car was essential.
United Kingdom
Ford Custom Tourneo
4 March 2022
It was a 9 seater and had to take family of more than 5 so this was perfect
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
31 July 2021
Whitstable was awesome & worth the trip! Car was great & easy bookin via Didcover Cars
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest-rated company
Arnold Clark
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Surprice
6.1 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
116
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
£27.17
Lowest daily price
£15.93
Total cars available
2093

Top 15 suppliers in London in 2024

Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Exceptional 9.2 / 46 reviews
1 location
£41 - £97
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.9 / 144 reviews
14 locations
£22 - £401
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.5 / 301 reviews
8 locations
£20 - £203
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.4 / 205 reviews
10 locations
£16 - £109
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.4 / 100 reviews
8 locations
£24 - £106
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.1 / 139 reviews
15 locations
£20 - £304
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.1 / 107 reviews
11 locations
£20 - £112
National
National
Very good 8 / 38 reviews
8 locations
£23 - £215
Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 34 reviews
6 locations
£24 - £192
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7 / 16 reviews
6 locations
£24 - £207
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.6 / 3 reviews
2 locations
£24 - £46
Drivalia
Drivalia
Good 7.3 / 416 reviews
2 locations
£24 - £102
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7 / 612 reviews
9 locations
£18 - £208
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.5 / 78 reviews
13 locations
£37 - £69
Surprice
Surprice
Satisfactory 6.1 / 295 reviews
1 location
£22 - £110
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