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Car Rental in the United Kingdom

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Birmingham Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$7.12 / 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
$7.98 / per day
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Birmingham Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Volvo V40 or similar
Volvo V40
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$8.18 / per day
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London Edgware Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo 3d or similar
VW Polo 3d
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$9.73 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

London Edgware Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$10.22 / per day
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London Edgware Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$10.48 / per day
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London Edgware Car Rental
Standard
VW Passat or similar
VW Passat
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$12.02 / per day
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Belfast International Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • Man.
SIXT
$13.02 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:47 on 2020-05-28. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
44
Average car rental length
3 days
Economy car rental price
$30.62 / 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 37.07 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 $50 per day
  • Medium cars - from $41 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $97 per day
  • Premium cars - from $88 per day
  • Small cars - from $32 per day
  • SUVs - from $51 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 $13.29 per day
  2. Car Rental in Belfast from $11.40 per day
  3. Car Rental in Edinburgh from $13.38 per day
  4. Car Rental in Glasgow from $11.40 per day
  5. Car Rental in Manchester from $11.98 per day
  6. Car Rental in Birmingham from $6.65 per day
  7. Car Rental in Luton from $12.93 per day
  8. Car Rental in Leeds from $12.93 per day
  9. Car Rental in Liverpool from $14.60 per day
  10. Car Rental in Bristol from $13.95 per day
  11. Car Rental in Inverness from $35.43 per day
  12. Car Rental in Newcastle from $13.68 per day
  13. Car Rental in East Midlands from $15.20 per day
  14. Car Rental in Southampton from $15.20 per day
  15. Car Rental in Cardiff from $22.05 per day
  16. Car Rental in Aberdeen from $16.73 per day
  17. Car Rental in Bournemouth from $26.13 per day
  18. Car Rental in Exeter from $10.65 per day
  19. Car Rental in Doncaster from $23.30 per day
  20. Car Rental in Dundee from $25.14 per day

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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
$37.78
January
$37.71
February
$40.53
March
$52.96
April
$66.46
May
$50.78
June
$60.42
July
$49.44
August
$50.04
September
$49.91
October
$87.42
November
$77.21
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in the United Kingdom is February — prices start from $37.71 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 $87.42 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
6
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 Golf 4 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 3d 3 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 2 1 Small 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 16 Suppliers in the United Kingdom in 2020

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+4401214608147
Birmingham Airport, Bickenhill, Birmingham B26 3RT
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
+4401224774466
Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7DU
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+4401224774466
Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7DU
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
01273688222
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, NEW ENGLAND STREET
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
+442070188246
534-538 High Road
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4403713843420
ARRIVALS, TERMINAL BUILDING
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+4403445446025
Prestwick Airport
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.2
+4407969107021
BOUNDARY ROAD
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+4401224700021
InterRent Park and Depart Wellheads Drive, Dyce
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
+4402890731988
Green Motion George Best Belfast City Airport, Block A Units 1&2, 22 Heron Business Park, Heron Road
Working hours
Mon:07:30-17:00
Tue:07:30-17:00
Wed:07:30-17:00
Thu:07:30-17:00
Fri:07:30-17:00
Sat:07:30-13:00
Sun:07:30-17:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
+4401214608147
Hermes Road, Airport Way
Easirent
Easirent
Very good 7.4
+441224608690
Courtyard Aberdeen Airport, Argyll Way, Dyce, Aberdeen
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-00:30
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.4
+441214608147 / +34965233425
Hermes Road, Airport Way
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+34965233425 / +442038980140
Airport Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B26 3QT
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1
+4401212962980
Ground International Station, Station Link Rd, Birmingham B37 7UQ
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+443300949033 / +447523232343
Spiritwood, Broadbridge Ln, Smallfield, Horley RH6 9RF
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59

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