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Car Rental  Mini Guide for the UK

Wherever you are in the United Kingdom you won’t be far away from a car hire location. Car hire availability spans the whole of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man with over 500 car rental pick-up and drop-off points on offer. Whether you want a cheap rental car in the UK to get around a city, or a luxury UK rental car for business, you'll find a wide range of rental cars at refreshingly affordable prices. Search and compare car hire deals in the UK from leading car hire companies such as Avis, Budget,Enterprise and Thrifty.
 

Hassle free car hire in the UK

Hiring a car in the UK need not be complicated or stressful so here at Rhino we do everything we can to make the process as simple and trouble free as possible. Whether you are travelling around the UK for business purposes or perhaps on a holiday with the family, we will have a vehicle that meets your requirements. We are able to offer a wide range of optional added extras to add onto your booking, such as sat nav, child seats and an additional driver. 

When hiring a car in the UK you are not restricted to just the UK however, you can take your rental car to Ireland and also France (see terms as restrictions / fees apply). So if you need to hire a car in the UK and take abroad, you can use your car hire in France, Ireland and most other European countries.

Most popular UK airport car hire locations

Most popular UK city car hire locations

Popular types of UK car hire

Can I hire a car in the UK and drive to France?

It is possible to take a hire car from the UK and drive into France, however additional charges can be applied. It is recommended that you discuss your requirements with the car hire company at the time of booking; they will be able to discuss any additional fees, such as insurance premiums, and advise of any other special requirements. If you are wishing to leave the car in France, a hefty drop off fee can be applied. The cheaper option is usually to return your car to its original pick up point. Read more here on taking a UK hire car to France.

Cheapest car hire in UK

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.52 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 157.68 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 107

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.03 EUR/day
Peugeot 107

7 Days rental at 161.23 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Peugeot 107

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.03 EUR/day
Peugeot 107

7 Days rental at 161.23 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.34 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 163.38 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.34 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 163.38 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 26.79 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 187.57 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 26.79 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 187.57 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 26.79 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 187.57 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.02 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 189.19 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.38 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 191.70 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  No

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.38 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 191.70 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  No

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.09 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 210.66 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.09 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 210.66 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.46 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 220.24 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.20 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 225.45 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Ceed

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.37 EUR/day
Kia Ceed

7 Days rental at 226.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 32.48 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 227.41 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 32.49 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 227.48 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.19 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 162.34 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Opel Corsa

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.19 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 162.34 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.34 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 163.44 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.34 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 163.44 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.22 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 169.57 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.22 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 169.57 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.76 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 194.34 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.76 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 194.34 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.76 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 194.34 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 57.33 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 401.35 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 61.00 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 427.00 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 65.54 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 458.83 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 66.34 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 464.41 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 66.34 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 464.41 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 66.34 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 464.41 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 68.77 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 481.39 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 69.73 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 488.11 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 69.73 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 488.11 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 31.07 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 217.52 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.22 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 288.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.54 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 290.82 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.80 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 299.60 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.80 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 299.60 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.80 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 299.60 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.80 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 299.60 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.80 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 299.60 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.80 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 299.60 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.41 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 485.91 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 75.34 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 527.38 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.94 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 461.63 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 80.63 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 564.43 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.41 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 485.91 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.30 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 478.13 EUR from 20/03/2023

  0 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Polestar 2

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 70.54 EUR/day
Polestar 2

7 Days rental at 493.78 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 125.18 EUR/day
Peugeot 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 876.29 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia e-Niro

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 141.97 EUR/day
Kia e-Niro

7 Days rental at 993.80 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 214.03 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1498.23 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 237.77 EUR/day
Kia Niro Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1664.45 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 221.95 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1553.65 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 75.25 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 526.78 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 146.83 EUR/day
Kia Niro Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1027.87 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 131.68 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 921.77 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 189.02 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1323.18 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 289.31 EUR/day
Kia Niro Hybrid

7 Days rental at 2025.18 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 189.02 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1323.18 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in UK

  • Drive on the LEFT side of the road in the UK, unlike most of mainland Europe
  • Speed limits are in MPH, the maximum limit in the UK is 70mph and only found on motorways and dual carriageways
  • There are toll roads in the UK, although not many and it's wise to carry some cash although all offer card payment facilities
  • Fixed and mobile speed cameras are prevalent in the UK, observe the speed limits or expect a speeding fine

Laws and rules of the road when driving in UK

  •  

    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    30mph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    60mph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    70mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    GBP  1.72/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    GBP £

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    17

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in UK

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Arnold clark car & van
39
8.6/10
2,852
€ 35.63
€ 50.55
€ 52.96
 Enterprise
195
8.3/10
10,930
€ 29.10
€ 34.09
€ 44.55
€ 49.00
 Alamo
26
8.3/10
4,329
€ 28.80
€ 33.75
€ 44.10
€ 48.51
 Firefly
17
8.0/10
2,302
€ 23.34
€ 30.09
€ 46.52
 Budget
36
7.9/10
9,270
€ 23.03
€ 27.38
€ 52.33
€ 42.06
 Europcar
121
7.9/10
158,932
€ 31.39
€ 35.64
€ 42.81
€ 65.36
 Keddy by europcar
106
7.7/10
25,011
€ 30.59
€ 34.39
€ 42.80
€ 65.34
 Sixt
46
7.6/10
9,569
€ 27.02
€ 32.37
€ 41.22
€ 48.95
 National
20
7.6/10
1,149
€ 31.43
€ 36.82
€ 48.11
€ 75.51
 Avis
46
7.6/10
9,010
€ 22.52
€ 34.22
€ 46.81
€ 158.35
 Hertz
59
7.3/10
16,032
€ 27.02
€ 34.37
€ 43.00
 Drivalia
26
5.9/10
3,782
€ 30.57
€ 32.48
€ 46.91
€ 75.09
 Surprice
1
5.6/10
35
€ 212.52
€ 212.52
€ 141.47
€ 212.52
 Green motion
32
5.5/10
23,070
€ 28.60
€ 31.46
€ 31.07
€ 33.67

Car rental agent statistics in UK

  • 9.5/10
    Highest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • 3.3/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    DRIVALIA
  • 276,273
    Total number of reviews in
    UK
  • 108
    Most Locations in UK:
    EUROPCAR
  • 18
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 19
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in UK

ItemPercent
January€ 65
February€ 67
March€ 68
April€ 55
May€ 66
June€ 74
July€ 86
August€ 87
September€ 74
October€ 74
November€ 65
December€ 87
ItemPercent
January€ 63
February€ 63
March€ 62
April€ 51
May€ 67
June€ 78
July€ 73
August€ 74
September€ 64
October€ 65
November€ 62
December€ 76
ItemPercent
January€ 143
February€ 128
March€ 127
April€ 101
May€ 126
June€ 149
July€ 161
August€ 185
September€ 158
October€ 156
November€ 154
December€ 184
ItemPercent
January€ 85
February€ 83
March€ 86
April€ 72
May€ 85
June€ 96
July€ 96
August€ 103
September€ 97
October€ 95
November€ 89
December€ 112
ItemPercent
January€ 144
February€ 155
March€ 140
April€ 136
May€ 169
June€ 197
July€ 239
August€ 257
September€ 274
October€ 230
November€ 226
December€ 375
ItemPercent
January€ 52
February€ 53
March€ 52
April€ 42
May€ 50
June€ 55
July€ 62
August€ 62
September€ 63
October€ 64
November€ 51
December€ 68
ItemPercent
January€ 116
February€ 113
March€ 118
April€ 98
May€ 117
June€ 140
July€ 155
August€ 161
September€ 131
October€ 124
November€ 118
December€ 141
ItemPercent
January€ 160
February€ 143
March€ 144
April€ 135
May€ 166
June€ 193
July€ 189
August€ 231
September€ 165
October€ 158
November€ 163
December€ 173

Select category to see average car hire prices in UK

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in UK

DieselUnleaded
Oct , 2021

€ 1.74

€ 1.69

Nov , 2021

€ 1.80

€ 1.76

Dec , 2021

€ 1.77

€ 1.73

Jan , 2022

€ 1.79

€ 1.75

Feb , 2022

€ 1.85

€ 1.81

Mar , 2022

€ 2.11

€ 1.95

Apr , 2022

€ 2.12

€ 1.96

May , 2022

€ 2.12

€ 1.95

Jun , 2022

€ 2.17

€ 2.06

Jul , 2022

€ 2.32

€ 2.23

Aug , 2022

€ 2.31

€ 2.18

Sep , 2022

€ 2.12

€ 1.96

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2022 2.12 1.96
Aug , 2022 2.31 2.18
Jul , 2022 2.32 2.23
Jun , 2022 2.17 2.06
May , 2022 2.12 1.95
Apr , 2022 2.12 1.96
Mar , 2022 2.11 1.95
Feb , 2022 1.85 1.81
Jan , 2022 1.79 1.75
Dec , 2021 1.77 1.73
Nov , 2021 1.80 1.76
Oct , 2021 1.74 1.69

Car rental price statistics in UK

  • € 157.64
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 1603.56
    Highest daily price:
    Ford Ranger Double Cab
  • 8,311
    Total cars available
     
  • 610
    Most popular model:
    Ford Focus
  • 261
    Location with most cars:
    Manchester - Airport
  • € 22.5 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    AVIS - Torquay

FAQs about car hire in UK

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

Car hire in UK starts from just €22.50 per day for a (mini) class car from Avis. The average price to hire a car in UK is just €106.90 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in UK is a Ford Ranger Double Cab car for a (fullsize) class from Green motion costing €1603.60 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in UK?

We often have special offers on car hire in UK including free additional drivers, for example, Green motion is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Manchester - Train Station - Victoria Station for €83.34 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in UK?

Car hire prices in UK are kept low thanks to the 14 car hire companies across the country. With over 203 car hire locations and 72,326 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in UK.

Who is the best car hire company in UK?

Based on over 276,273 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in UK Is Europcar who score on average 7.9/10 across all locations in UK.

What is the most popular car hire location in UK?

The most popular locations to hire a car in UK is Manchester - Airport with 13 car hire companies and 261 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in UK?

Current fuel prices in UK are €1.96/ltr for petrol and €2.121/ltr for diesel as of 5 September 2022, it’ll cost on average €78 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €85 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in UK?

Speed limits in UK are in mph and are generally 30 mph on urban roads, 60 mph on rural roads and 70 mph on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in UK?

Avis is the cheapest car hire company in UK offering a (mini) class car such as the Fiat 500 for as little as €157.50 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in UK?

The most popular car hire category in UK is the Opel Corsa available from 10 car hire companies in over 170 locations.

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€10.6
 
 
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€10.6
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €10.6 per day
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€10.6
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €10.6 per day
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€10.7
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €10.7 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €13.5 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €12.1 per day