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A Reliable Car Hire in the United Kingdom Can Take You Anywhere and Anytime You Want

UK roads

Discover anything you need to know about visiting the UK in your reliable rental car.

Our suppliers, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Budget, Green Motion, Hertz, Thrifty and Sixt all offer depots in some great locations. Most of them also serve all the major UK airports such as London Gatwick Airport, London Heathrow Airport, London Luton Airport, London City Airport and London Southend Airport plus Scotland's major airports such as Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport just to name a few, and of course, there's always Belfast International Airport to rent a car

If it's your first time finding a great deal then it might be a good idea to view our information on Driving Regulations in the UK for Cars. There is a wealth of information there that will help you get acquainted with our roads and rules before you pick up your car hire.

Frequently Asked Questions on Car Hire in the UK

How do I get the best deal on a rental car in the UK?

Make sure to book early to get the best rates. You can also use our price comparison tool​ while you compare cheap car hire deals from all our available suppliers and choose one that suits your needs.

How can I find car rentals near me in the UK?

Simple! Use our search form​ to see a list of rental cars near you. We compare car hire deals at all major airports and cities and several regional locations from our suppliers around the UK. Need help? Our expert customer care team​​ will be pleased to assist you with your booking.

What do I need to hire a car in the UK?

When hiring a vehicle in the UK, you'll need to bring​ a valid drivers licence, an International Driving Permit if necessary, a valid ID (passport), a third form of ID that shows your address, eg, utility bill or bank statement and a credit or debit card.

What type of licence do I need to rent a car in the UK?

You must present a valid driving licence​ held for at least one year to hire a car. Furthermore, a valid and up to date DVLA licence check code or a printed DVLA endorsement record will be asked. Note that an International Driving Permit (IDP) is not required if your licence is issued in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States and EU countries.

Do I need a credit card when renting a car in the UK?

Yes, you'll need to present a credit card​ in the name of the driver in order to hire a car in the UK. Note that all of our suppliers accept credit cards from major companies such as Visa and Mastercard.

How do I add an additional driver to my rental car booking in the UK?

Any additional driver​ must be at the counter with the primary renter before or after picking up the car rental. They must sign an "Additional Driver" form to be attached to the Rental Agreement and will need to pay the additional driver fee. Note also that all additional drivers will need to adhere to the same terms and conditions as the main driver.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in the UK?

When renting a car in the UK, age limits vary between 21 to 25 years old. Note that these age restrictions​ are different per supplier, and may even vary based on the location you are hiring the vehicle from.

Is it more expensive to rent a car from the airport in the UK?

Yes, it is more expensive to rent a car from the airport​ than renting from an off-airport location due to supply and demand, airport taxes, fees & costs.

Do I need rental car insurance in the UK?

The answer is yes. Note that most rental cars come with basic cover and you're not obliged to purchase excess reduction products, however, without insurance​, you're liable for a damage excess which varies.

Customer Reviews
Rating: 4.6 / 5 based on 1693 reviews
  • What are we doing right? What could we be doing better? We'd love to hear your thoughts.
    Reviewer: Anonymous
    Date: 24 Mar 2020
    Feedback: unfortunately had to cancel due to world chaos preventing travel.Hope to try again next year. Apologies
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Clare G.
    Date: 20 Feb 2020
    Feedback: Love it
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Robert R.
    Date: 16 Feb 2020
    Feedback: Cancelled previous booking with Avis Brighton as it was further to travel from the Brighton train station and cars were located in multistory car park away from the office location
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Robert R.
    Date: 15 Feb 2020
    Feedback: The last time I booked a car through the web site requesting an automatic transmission the hire company only supplied a manual transmission. I hope this will not be the case this time
    Rating: 3.5/5 indifferent
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Constance T.
    Date: 01 Feb 2020
    Feedback: Easy enough!
    Rating: 5/5 happy