Car Hire in London

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

London Edgware Road
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 13.97 / per day
London Heathrow Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
£ 15.14 / per day
London Heathrow Airport
Compact
Volkswagen Golf or comparable
Volkswagen Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 17.21 / per day
London City Airport
Intermediate SUV
Kia XCeed or comparable
Kia XCeed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 22.60 / 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
£ 23.66 / per day
London St Pancras Railway Station
Standard Commercial Van/Truck
Opel Vivaro Cargo or comparable
Opel Vivaro Cargo
  • 3
  • 2
  • 4
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 27.64 / per day
London City Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
£ 28.43 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Premium
Mercedes C Class or comparable
Mercedes C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 39.94 / 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 08:57 on 2024-04-10.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+44
Average car hire price
£ 24 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 gasoline price
£ 1.50 per litre or £ 5.68 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.42 per litre or £ 5.38 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.95 per litre or £ 7.38 / 1 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 £ 23.64 per day
  • From London to Edinburgh - 183 offers from £ 32.41 per day
  • From London to Luton - 90 offers from £ 31.39 per day
  • From London to Bristol - 165 offers from £ 32.41 per day
  • From London to Glasgow - 254 offers from £ 25.06 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
£ 20.58
January
£ 24.44
February
£ 32.73
March
£ 41.10
April
£ 51.77
May
£ 57.55
June
£ 61.95
July
£ 47.62
August
£ 37.93
September
£ 31.09
October
£ 25.71
November
£ 40.20
December
The best month to hire a car in London is January (when the average price is £ 20.58 per day). This is 48% less than the yearly average and 67% less than hiring in July (when the average price is £ 61.95).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your 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 type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

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

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in June, the average renter 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
6
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 car hire in London is September, and the least popular is February.
Popularity of Car Hire in London by Monthly Searches
88%
January
59%
February
67%
March
74%
April
95%
May
103%
June
119%
July
120%
August
135%
September
132%
October
93%
November
115%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 32
Airport locations 3
Popular suppliers Drivalia, Surprice, GreenMotion, Keddy, Alamo
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, People Carriers
Lowest price £ 14 per day
Cheapest supplier GreenMotion

Most Popular Car Hire Models

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
Drivalia Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an 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, verified, and trustworthy.

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
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

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Arnold Clark
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Easirent
6.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
108
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
£ 23.57
Lowest daily price
£ 13.97
Total cars available
2045

Top 16 Suppliers in London in 2024

Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Exceptional 9.2 / 31 review
1 location
£ 35 - £ 92
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.8 / 132 reviews
12 locations
£ 26 - £ 175
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.5 / 284 reviews
6 locations
£ 25 - £ 402
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.4 / 191 review
10 locations
£ 22 - £ 66
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.3 / 95 reviews
8 locations
£ 23 - £ 221
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8 / 138 reviews
13 locations
£ 25 - £ 251
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8 / 99 reviews
11 locations
£ 26 - £ 76
Avis
Avis
Good 7.9 / 32 reviews
6 locations
£ 16 - £ 176
Drivalia
Drivalia
Good 7.7 / 363 reviews
2 locations
£ 15 - £ 777
National
National
Good 7.7 / 32 reviews
5 locations
£ 27 - £ 131
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7 / 1 review
2 locations
£ 23 - £ 38
Budget
Budget
Good 7.6 / 11 reviews
6 locations
£ 16 - £ 90
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6.9 / 579 reviews
9 locations
£ 14 - £ 234
Surprice
Surprice
Satisfactory 6.5 / 280 reviews
1 location
£ 17 - £ 380
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.5 / 75 reviews
3 locations
£ 21 - £ 45
Easirent
Easirent
Satisfactory 6.4 / 809 reviews
2 locations
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