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How much does it cost to hire a car in the UK?

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The price of car hire in the United Kingdom varies based on the supplier, the season, time period, location and more. For example, some locations may incur premium surcharges, and you may be required to pay additional fees if you are requesting any optional extras. Price also varies based on seasonality. During peak periods like Easter or Christmas, car hire is likely to be more expensive as there is less availability. 

VroomVroomVroom has put together a quick guide to car hire pricing in the UK. Note that this is a guide only, and price will vary based on all the above criteria.

  • Mini: £10 - £100
  • Economy: £30 - £100
  • Compact: £40 - £200
  • Standard: £50 - £230
  • Intermediate: £80 - £250
  • Full Size: £120 - £300
  • Luxury: £180 - £350

Charges also may apply for young drivers, additional drivers, and more. If you want to reduce your financial liability, this will also incur a fee. Here is a breakdown of some of the extra charges you may face at the rental depot:

  • Optional extras such as GPS, child seats
  • Additional drivers
  • Young Driver Surcharge
  • Excess reduction products
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Petrol
  • One way drop fees
  • Security deposit
  • After hours pick up fees

Find out what you need to know before you book a rental car in the UK here. 

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