Car Rental United Kingdom

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

London Heathrow Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Interrent
$12.57 / per day
Glasgow Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Interrent
$12.73 / per day
Glasgow Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$13.19 / per day
Glasgow Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Caddy or similar
VW Caddy
  • 2x
  • 6x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$14.45 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

London Heathrow Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Easirent
$15.53 / per day
Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station Car Rental
Standard
Ford Transit or similar
Ford Transit
  • 3x
  • 18x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$16.73 / per day
Liverpool Airport Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$17.11 / per day
Liverpool Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Stonic or similar
Kia Stonic
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$17.11 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
44
Average car rental length
2 days
Economy car rental price
$37.70 / 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%

Why rent a car in 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

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.

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 United Kingdom

  1. Car Rental in London from $32.81 per day
  2. Car Rental in Edinburgh from $14.30 per day
  3. Car Rental in Birmingham from $27.96 per day
  4. Car Rental in Manchester from $16.54 per day
  5. Car Rental in Glasgow from $11.81 per day
  6. Car Rental in Belfast from $23.49 per day
  7. Car Rental in Luton from $19.35 per day
  8. Car Rental in Inverness from $48.94 per day
  9. Car Rental in Bristol from $15.32 per day
  10. Car Rental in Leeds from $27.12 per day
  11. Car Rental in Liverpool from $14.27 per day
  12. Car Rental in East Midlands from $11.70 per day
  13. Car Rental in Newcastle from $15.65 per day
  14. Car Rental in Southampton from $25.52 per day
  15. Car Rental in Cardiff from $27.85 per day
  16. Car Rental in Aberdeen from $22.04 per day
  17. Car Rental in Exeter from $23.49 per day
  18. Car Rental in Bournemouth from $29.67 per day
  19. Car Rental in Jersey from $35.58 per day
  20. Car Rental in Norwich from $27.85 per day

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

The cost of renting a car in 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 United Kingdom
$37.91
January
$38.21
February
$45.46
March
$52.69
April
$66.11
May
$50.51
June
$60.10
July
$49.18
August
$63.53
September
$49.64
October
$86.96
November
$78.24
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in United Kingdom is January — prices start from $37.91 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 33% cheaper than the year’s average and 56% cheaper than renting a car in the month of November (when prices start at $86.96 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 United Kingdom?

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

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

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in United Kingdom. The most popular month is October, while the least popular is November.
United Kingdom Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
71%
January
67%
February
72%
March
86%
April
102%
May
70%
June
109%
July
108%
August
September
434%
October
November
81%
December

Our Customers Reviews

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 9 Suppliers for United Kingdom in 2019

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Exceptional 9
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.2
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
Easirent
Easirent
Very good 7.4
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1

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