Car Hire in Southampton

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Southampton Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
£27.98 per day
Southampton Airport
Economy
Opel Corsa or comparable
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Routes Car Rental
£28.15 per day
Southampton Railway Station
Intermediate Commercial Van/Truck
Renault Kangoo or comparable
Renault Kangoo
  • 2
  • 6
  • 2
  • Man.
Enterprise
£29.81 per day
City Centre
Compact
Peugeot 308 or comparable
Peugeot 308
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£33.66 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Southampton Airport
Standard SUV
MG HS or comparable
MG HS
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£40.56 per day
Southampton Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£63.66 per day
Southampton Airport
Premium
Mercedes C Class or comparable
Mercedes C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£78.03 per day
Southampton Airport
Luxury
Mercedes Benz E class or comparable
Mercedes Benz E class
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
£89.59 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 08:55 on 2024-07-13.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+44
Average car hire price
£49 per day
Average car hire length
5 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
9.3 / 10
Average petrol price
£1.51 per litre or £5.72 per gallon
Lowest petrol price
£1.42 per litre or £5.38 per gallon
Highest petrol price
£1.72 per litre or £6.51 per gallon

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Southampton 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 Southampton
£40.07
January
£32.95
February
£35.71
March
£35.82
April
£62.79
May
£60.25
June
£69.36
July
£54.02
August
£78.13
September
£41.81
October
£48.81
November
£40.01
December
The best month to hire a car in Southampton is February (when the average price is £32.95 per day). This is 34% less than the yearly average and 58% less than hiring in September (when the average price is £78.13).

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 Southampton?

Car hire lengths vary from month to month: in January, the average hirer keeps their car for 6 days, and in April, they keep their car for 4 days.
Average number of hire days in Southampton
6
January
6
February
5
March
4
April
5
May
5
June
5
July
5
August
4
September
5
October
5
November
6
December

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

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for hiring a car in Southampton is December, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Hire in Southampton by Monthly Searches
116%
January
67%
February
74%
March
60%
April
98%
May
95%
June
130%
July
105%
August
130%
September
109%
October
81%
November
137%
December

Car hire information

Car hire locations 4
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, National, SIXT
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, People Carriers
Lowest price £28 per day
Cheapest supplier Budget

Most popular car models of suppliers

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Arnold Clark Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Budget Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Budget Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Enterprise Vauxhall Corsa 5 2 Small cars
National Ford Tourneo 5 2 People Carriers
Alamo Nissan Juke 5 2 SUVs
Enterprise Nissan Juke 5 2 SUVs
Budget MG ZS 5 2 SUVs

Car Hire Statistics

Highest-rated company
Enterprise
8.8 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
3
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
£48.93
Lowest daily price
£27.98
Total cars available
504

Top 11 suppliers in Southampton in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.8 / 10 reviews
2 locations
£30 - £261
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.4 / 16 reviews
2 locations
£34 - £215
Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Very good 8.4 / 1 review
2 locations
£41 - £209
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.2
2 locations
£31 - £41
National
National
Very good 8.1 / 9 reviews
2 locations
£36 - £441
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.1 / 2 reviews
1 location
£34 - £52
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8 / 10 reviews
2 locations
£34 - £142
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.9
2 locations
£36 - £113
Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 3 reviews
1 location
£33 - £167
Budget
Budget
Good 7.4 / 3 reviews
1 location
£28 - £144
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.2 / 2 reviews
2 locations
£28 - £57
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