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Car Rental in the United Kingdom

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Liverpool Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$13.32 / per day
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Belfast City Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Man.
SIXT
$13.76 / per day
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Belfast International Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • Man.
SIXT
$14.28 / per day
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Belfast International Airport Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
SIXT
$15.72 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Belfast International Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Man.
SIXT
$16.65 / per day
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Glasgow Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$16.74 / per day
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Liverpool Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota IQ or similar
Toyota IQ
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$16.93 / per day
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London St Pancras Train Station Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$17.26 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:45 on 2020-10-24. 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
$26.46 / 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
7.9

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 US$ 39.69 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 $86 per day
  • Large cars - from $50 per day
  • Medium cars - from $42 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $115 per day
  • Premium cars - from $93 per day
  • Small cars - from $31 per day
  • SUVs - from $66 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 $19.99 per day
  2. Car Rental in Manchester from $11.10 per day
  3. Car Rental in Glasgow from $42.09 per day
  4. Car Rental in Edinburgh from $11.27 per day
  5. Car Rental in Birmingham from $11.96 per day
  6. Car Rental in Belfast from $13.76 per day
  7. Car Rental in Inverness from $21.28 per day
  8. Car Rental in Leeds from $27.47 per day
  9. Car Rental in Luton from $13.88 per day
  10. Car Rental in Liverpool from $12.81 per day
  11. Car Rental in Bristol from $17.25 per day
  12. Car Rental in East Midlands from $22.30 per day
  13. Car Rental in Newcastle from $22.91 per day
  14. Car Rental in Southampton from $23.04 per day
  15. Car Rental in Aberdeen from $16.23 per day
  16. Car Rental in Cardiff from $20.89 per day
  17. Car Rental in Bournemouth from $27.73 per day
  18. Car Rental in Exeter from $20.89 per day
  19. Car Rental in Norwich from $21.90 per day
  20. Car Rental in Dundee from $26.58 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
$40.45
January
$40.37
February
$43.39
March
$56.71
April
$71.16
May
$54.38
June
$64.70
July
$52.94
August
$53.58
September
$53.67
October
$93.61
November
$82.68
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in the United Kingdom is February — prices start from $40.37 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 $93.61 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 October — an average of 19 days. The shortest are in February — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in the United Kingdom
10
January
4
February
4
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
5
August
6
September
19
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
48%
January
289%
February
309%
March
20%
April
24%
May
16%
June
25%
July
25%
August
47%
September
50%
October
November
346%
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 4 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 3d 3 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Norway
Fiat 500
October 22, 2020
Driving in Scotland is an adventure. From Highways to stiff Hills and curvy Mountain Roads. Great scenery! From "Stone" towns to old Castles and great untouched wild nature. Something that everyone should have on their "Bucket List".
United Kingdom
Vauxhall Corsa
September 15, 2020
A car is a must for travelling outside of the city and seeing all that Scotland has to offer!
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
September 9, 2020
For edinburgh a car is not needed - only if you go out from the city. Then it is a necessity to stop and see and explore
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
September 2, 2020
Most places you can use local transport in London but if you want to get away from Central London then would recommend car.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
June 21, 2020
If you're going to book a car from London, do it from the outskirts of the city. DON'T book from a city center location because the congestion charge is now basically 24/7.
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 15 Suppliers in the United Kingdom in 2020

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+4401293461061 / +4401293513662
Lower Forecourt Road Lowfield Heath, Lowfield Heath, Crawley RH11 0PR
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-21:30
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
01284748784
PROSPECT ROW,
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+4401293609090
Gatwick Airport, South Terminal, Lower Forecourt, Road, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NY
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
02085637400
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, 200 KING STREET
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4403713845906
DETTINGEN WAY
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
+448444993399
Transit House, Brockley Road
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
03445446054
7 Westgate House Spital Street
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
01293609090
Enterprise Rent A Car
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:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.2
+4403713845906
DETTINGEN WAY
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
+4401293855100
Kennel Ln, Horley RH6 0AY
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Easirent
Easirent
Very good 7.4
+441293839700
Crowne Plaza, London Gatwick, Langley Drive
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
+34965233425 / +441293461061
Windmill Garage, Old Brighton Road South, Lowfield Heath, RH11 0PR, Crawley, UK
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+442078621732
Windmill Garage, 5 Old Brighton Rd S, Horley, Lowfield Heath, Crawley RH11 0PR
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1
+441293855100 / 3172487251
H14 Kennel Lane
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
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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