Car Rental in the United Kingdom

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Birmingham Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$7.42 / per day
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Birmingham Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$7.60 / per day
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Birmingham Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$8.10 / per day
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Birmingham Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus STW or similar
Ford Focus STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$8.10 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Newcastle Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$9.12 / per day
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Bristol Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$10.64 / per day
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London City Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$10.90 / per day
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Luton Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Volvo V40 or similar
Volvo V40
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$11.16 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 22:27 on 2020-03-29. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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    Travel Information

    Language
    English
    Currency
    GBP
    Country code
    44
    Average car rental length
    3 days
    Economy car rental price
    $29.78 / per day
    Traffic direction
    Left-hand
    Speed limit out of town
    97 km/h
    60 mi/h
    Speed limit within town
    48 km/h
    30 mi/h
    Acceptable limit of BAC
    0.08%
    Rating
    8.1

    Why rent a car in the United Kingdom?

    United Kingdom is a great country for renting a car. Its unique and distinct cities and regions can be explored for weeks, as can its green nature and northern mountains. Despite this diversity, the driving distances are generally short and the road network is in great shape.

    United Kingdom Car Rental

    One-way Car Rentals in the United Kingdom

    Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in the United Kingdom and drop off in another country:

    • From United Kingdom to Ireland - 194 offers from 36.90 USD per day

    Top ways to enter United Kingdom

    • London Heathrow Airport: United Kingdom’s busiest airport feels like an independent city in its own right.
    • Edinburgh Airport: Located in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh Airport is served by nearly all of Europe’s main airlines. 
    • London Gatwick Airport: Located in West Sussex County, south of London, Gatwick is London’s second busiest airport.
    • Glasgow Airport: The airport serving Scotland’s most populated city hosts flights by more than 20 airlines. 
    • Belfast International Airport: The largest of the two Belfast airports, Belfast International is also the main airport of Northern Ireland.

    Top cities and places to visit

    • London: One of the most important cities in Europe and, indeed, the world, London is home to countless landmarks and cultures.
    • England: The largest of the four “home countries”, England is home not only to London, but to other famous cities like Manchester, Liverpool, and Bristol, as well as historic and distinct regions.
    • Scotland: Wild and remote Scottish Highlands will take your breath away, but do make time to also discover beautiful Edinburgh.
    • Wales: Its towns are picturesque and cozy, but the real attraction of Wales is the mountainous Snowdonia region in the north.
    • Northern Ireland: Its countryside boasts unmatched hospitality while the capital Belfast is quickly becoming one of Europe’s most interesting city destinations.

    Most popular rental car

    The most popular rental car in the United Kingdom is the Ford Fiesta, followed by the Fiat 500 and the VW Polo.

    Most popular types of rental car

    The most popular rental car type in the United Kingdom is a mini. Travelers also tend to pick compact and economy cars a lot. 

    Top driving routes

    1. London - Manchester (336 km / 209 mi) Distinct in history and atmosphere, Manchester is just a tad over four hours drive north of London. You’ll pass Birmingham, Britain’s second city, on the way.
    2. Edinburgh - Glasgow (74 km / 46 mi) The two big cities of Scotland are just an hour’s drive apart. This means it can often be convenient to fly to the airport of one of the them even if your real destination is the other.
    3. Cardiff - Bristol (71 km / 44 mi) The capital city of Wales is really close to Bristol, one of United Kingdom’s most unique cities in terms of history, culture, and music.

    Car Rental Prices

    • Station wagons - from $78 per day
    • Large cars - from $52 per day
    • Medium cars - from $43 per day
    • People Carriers/Vans - from $103 per day
    • Premium cars - from $82 per day
    • Small cars - from $33 per day
    • SUVs - from $56 per day

    How can I save money on my rental car?

    You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in United Kingdom:

    • Compare rates of different rental car providers
    • Book your rental car well in advance
    • Plan your route before you go
    • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
    • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting United Kingdom is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 31% cheaper than the yearly average.

     

    Top 20 Most Popular Cities in the United Kingdom

    1. Car Rental in London from $10.42 per day
    2. Car Rental in Edinburgh from $11.40 per day
    3. Car Rental in Manchester from $12.51 per day
    4. Car Rental in Belfast from $7.60 per day
    5. Car Rental in Birmingham from $6.75 per day
    6. Car Rental in Glasgow from $12.16 per day
    7. Car Rental in Luton from $7.22 per day
    8. Car Rental in Liverpool from $11.97 per day
    9. Car Rental in Leeds from $12.92 per day
    10. Car Rental in Bristol from $10.64 per day
    11. Car Rental in Aberdeen from $9.88 per day
    12. Car Rental in Inverness from $74.61 per day
    13. Car Rental in Newcastle from $8.36 per day
    14. Car Rental in East Midlands from $10.64 per day
    15. Car Rental in Cardiff from $11.40 per day
    16. Car Rental in Southampton from $22.04 per day
    17. Car Rental in Bournemouth from $22.52 per day
    18. Car Rental in Norwich from $22.54 per day
    19. Car Rental in Exeter from $9.58 per day
    20. Car Rental in Dundee from $25.39 per day

    Map of Car Rental Locations

    Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in the United Kingdom?

    The cost of renting a car in the United Kingdom depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
    Average Rental Price in the United Kingdom
    $37.61
    January
    $37.54
    February
    $40.36
    March
    $52.73
    April
    $66.16
    May
    $50.56
    June
    $60.15
    July
    $49.22
    August
    $49.82
    September
    $49.69
    October
    $87.03
    November
    $76.87
    December
    The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in the United Kingdom is February — prices start from $37.54 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 32% cheaper than the yearly average and 57% cheaper than renting a car in the month of November (when prices start at $87.03 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

    What’s the average rental length in the United Kingdom?

    The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 9 days. The shortest are in February — an average of 4 days.
    Average Rental Length in the United Kingdom
    9
    January
    4
    February
    4
    March
    5
    April
    6
    May
    6
    June
    6
    July
    5
    August
    6
    September
    7
    October
    5
    November
    4
    December

    What’s the most popular time for renting a car in the United Kingdom?

    Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in the United Kingdom. The most popular month is December, while the least popular is November.
    Popularity of Car Rental in the United Kingdom by Monthly Searches
    55%
    January
    266%
    February
    284%
    March
    35%
    April
    41%
    May
    28%
    June
    44%
    July
    44%
    August
    27%
    September
    59%
    October
    November
    317%
    December

    Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

    Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
    Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
    Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
    Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
    GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
    GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
    Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
    GreenMotion Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
    GreenMotion VW Golf 4 2 Medium cars
    Ace Rent a car Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
    Ace Rent a car Ford Focus 5 4 Medium cars

    Our Customers Reviews

    United Kingdom
    Fiat 500
    February 23, 2020
    Recommend you check car rental location when you book, S9ome can be difficult to find- as also where the cars are.Recommend full-to-full for fuel and take it back full! Or you coulod be overcharged.You have to take document6s each time- as rental firms do not store youir details.
    Singapore
    Ford Fiesta
    January 31, 2020
    Very convenient to drive in the UK.
    United Kingdom
    Ford Mondeo
    November 27, 2019
    Using easirent in Manchester is an easy option as long as you’ve every you need We all get stressed after a flight but there just doing there job
    United Kingdom
    Vauxhall Astra
    September 22, 2019
    We rented from Edinburgh and drove to Scotland's west coast. Fantastic drive and many memorable stops.
    United Kingdom
    Ford Focus 5d
    September 13, 2019
    allow longer than you think to drive to your destination
    United Kingdom
    Skoda Octavia
    September 4, 2019
    Picking up a rental at Glasgow airport was very easy and convenient - particularly given proximity to the motorway. In terms of places to visit, I'd thoroughly recommend the Science Centre if you have school age kids.
    United Kingdom
    Hyundai i30
    August 26, 2019
    I always use a car in UK so would book whichever airport I arrived at.
    United Kingdom
    VW Polo
    July 31, 2019
    Great city and people 😊
    Spain
    Ford Focus 5d
    July 17, 2019
    Lots of lovely places to see around Aberdeen. Banchory, Stonehaven, the seals at Newburgh. Cairn o Mount, Ballater etc. Much easier with a car.
    South Africa
    Ford Focus
    July 8, 2019
    London is a great place,such a great tourist attraction City, everything is within your reach,transport and all, i had a blast
    United Kingdom
    Vauxhall Corsa
    July 4, 2019
    Had a slight hiccup on way back and missed the junction to get off Tomtom not up to date confused us.
    United States of America (USA)
    Citroen C4 Cactus Auto.
    July 1, 2019
    You do not need a car in London. Outside London...yes.
    Malaysia
    Ford Focus
    June 26, 2019
    London town itself is very busy therefore it is better to use public transport. It is more advisable if the car is rented to travel longer distances outside of London.
    United Kingdom
    Toyota Aygo
    May 30, 2019
    We traveled all over the northern coast.as a member of the National trust also had time to visit six places. Not to mention all the villagers.
    South Africa
    Ford Focus
    April 2, 2019
    In all of UK traffic flows because of roundabouts. I was not always sure which lane to take. On the motorways the arrows above the road did not always correspond with the lanes.
    United States of America (USA)
    Hyundai i30
    March 20, 2019
    The M roadways are too clogged to be consistently useful.

    Top 2 Suppliers in the United Kingdom in 2020

    Alamo
    Alamo
    Exceptional 9.2
    +4401313330400
    Edinburgh Airport, Burnside Rd, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH12 9DN
    Arnold Clark
    Arnold Clark
    Exceptional 9

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