Daily Car Hire Rates in Southampton
*daily rates in Southampton based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Customer questions about Southampton car hire
We arrive on QM2 on 26th April into Southampton, can you deliver car to close to ship as we have a lot of cases?
Hi, we can't arrange delivery I am afraid as this is not a service that our agents provide. We can however find the most convenient supplier to the port (easy walking distance) and perhaps the driver could walk to the rental office and collect the car and then return to pick up the rest of the party and luggage from the port terminal?
Southampton Car Hire - Did You Know?
- Southampton is the largest city on the South Coast of England.
- The name is often shortened to Soton or So’ton.
- Residents are called Sotonians.
- It’s the home of Ford’s Transit van factory.
- The beautiful New Forest is only minutes away.
Nearest Petrol Stations to Southampton
See the nearest petrol stations to Southampton below, we recommend you plan head before you return the car to Southampton to avoid any Refueling fees.
Southampton Mini Guide
Southampton is a major port where ferries operate daily to the Isle of Wight. The city has always been coupled with maritime history and developments. Part of the city walls remain and Bargate, built by the Normans, is a fine example of a city gate. Many luxury liners are berthed in the harbour and it is a primary port for cruise ships as well as being a significant container port. Southampton is arguably the UK's premier venue for water sports and particularly sailing where various regatta and events are held throughout the year.
West Quay shopping centre is one of the UK’s top shopping centres with over 100 stores and an additional three shopping centres are to be found in the city. There is plenty to do in the city, so book your Southampton car rental and have a look around. Royal Victoria Park has 200 acres of parkland including a Heritage Centre and the Mayflower theatre hosts a number of West End shows. The Guildhall stages jazz and rock as well as contemporary and classical music. For eating out there is a good choice of restaurants, bars and clubs. Leisure World has a casino, bowling alley, several restaurants, bars, a cinema and two nightclubs.
There are several museums including Tudor House, The Maritime Museum and Solent Sky. The Southampton Boat Show is held annually each September. For sport lovers there is an excellent sports centre in Southampton which includes a dry ski slope, all-weather pitches, cross-country routes and tennis courts.
Hampshire is a beautiful area and car hire is an excellent option to explore this scenic county. The New Forest is approximately 27km from Southampton and is a stunning area to visit. The forest has several national trails and is ideal for walkers. Cycling is also a popular pastime and bicycles can be hired in the Forest. Horse riding is also available.
There are many car routes through the Forest although care should be taken as the forest is home to ponies, deer and cattle as well as many other wild animals and birds. The seaside resorts of Poole and Bournemouth are also close by.
Latest Update from Southampton:
- This coming weekend, the Ocean Cruise Ship Terminal is hosting the Maritime Festival. There's plenty for all to enjoy including ships from the Dunkirk evacuation, diving displays and more. Youngsters will be well catered for with a series of activities so you can go and enjoy the attractions whilst they're entertained.