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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 23.93 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 167.52 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.70 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 193.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.70 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 193.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 107

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.80 EUR/day
Peugeot 107

7 Days rental at 194.66 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Peugeot 107

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.80 EUR/day
Peugeot 107

7 Days rental at 194.66 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.74 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 201.22 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.74 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 201.22 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.01 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 203.11 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.48 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 206.41 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.42 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 191.97 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.59 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 214.19 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 2008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.59 EUR/day
Peugeot 2008

7 Days rental at 214.19 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.40 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 226.85 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.40 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 226.85 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.71 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 228.99 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.32 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 233.24 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.32 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 233.24 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.32 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 233.24 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.83 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 180.85 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.98 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 195.87 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Opel Corsa

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.98 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 195.87 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.14 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 197.00 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.14 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 197.00 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Peugeot 208

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.08 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 210.58 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.22 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 211.54 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.22 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 211.54 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.42 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 212.95 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 55.08 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 385.60 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 57.07 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 399.49 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 57.07 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 399.49 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 59.05 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 413.38 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 60.24 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 421.71 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 60.24 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 421.71 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 60.24 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 421.71 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 60.24 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 421.71 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 60.24 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 421.71 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 33.25 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 232.81 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 33.25 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 232.81 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 35.78 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 250.48 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.13 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 259.92 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.13 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 259.92 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit SWB Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.22 EUR/day
Ford Transit SWB Van

7 Days rental at 260.58 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit SWB Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.87 EUR/day
Ford Transit SWB Van

7 Days rental at 265.14 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit SWB Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.87 EUR/day
Ford Transit SWB Van

7 Days rental at 265.14 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit SWB Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.87 EUR/day
Ford Transit SWB Van

7 Days rental at 265.14 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 124.32 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.3

7 Days rental at 870.26 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 115.32 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.3

7 Days rental at 807.28 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.12 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.3

7 Days rental at 441.85 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 78.90 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 552.34 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.47 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 465.35 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 111.32 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 779.30 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 155.37 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.3

7 Days rental at 1087.61 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 130.29 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.3

7 Days rental at 912.03 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 96.95 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.3

7 Days rental at 678.69 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 162.91 EUR/day
Kia Niro

7 Days rental at 1140.39 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 149.02 EUR/day
Kia Niro Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1043.15 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 155.96 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1091.78 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 64.21 EUR/day
Kia Niro

7 Days rental at 449.50 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.32 EUR/day
Kia Niro Hybrid

7 Days rental at 352.26 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.26 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 400.88 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 178.88 EUR/day
Kia Niro

7 Days rental at 1252.21 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 159.09 EUR/day
Kia Niro Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1113.66 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 165.69 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1159.84 EUR from 21/11/2022

  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
2,569
€ 35.04
€ 40.60
€ 48.93
 Alamo
29
8.3/10
5,116
€ 45.97
€ 51.83
€ 57.07
€ 57.66
 Enterprise
295
8.1/10
143,590
€ 46.50
€ 50.00
€ 53.77
€ 54.33
 Budget
36
7.9/10
7,930
€ 27.80
€ 34.39
€ 51.48
€ 51.48
 Europcar
122
7.8/10
127,044
€ 32.18
€ 36.54
€ 43.89
€ 73.37
 Firefly
6
7.7/10
380
€ 30.89
€ 41.85
€ 53.92
 Hertz
75
7.6/10
24,448
€ 32.19
€ 39.98
€ 57.05
 Avis
44
7.6/10
9,069
€ 32.36
€ 42.95
€ 54.19
€ 158.35
 Keddy by europcar
102
7.6/10
15,448
€ 35.86
€ 39.97
€ 48.56
€ 49.07
 National
26
7.6/10
1,455
€ 50.22
€ 56.55
€ 63.55
€ 113.44
 Sixt
48
7.5/10
12,346
€ 51.26
€ 35.86
€ 42.12
€ 55.94
 Green motion
31
5.4/10
20,182
€ 23.93
€ 27.42
€ 33.25
€ 37.22
 Surprice
1
5.3/10
27
€ 835.12
€ 835.12
€ 835.12
 Easirent
26
5.3/10
3,430
€ 30.36
€ 35.17
€ 37.22
€ 49.13

Car rental agent statistics in UK

  • 9.2/10
    Highest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • 2.9/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    EASIRENT
  • 373,034
    Total number of reviews in
    UK
  • 292
    Most Locations in UK:
    ENTERPRISE
  • 16
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 18
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in UK

ItemPercent
January€ 59
February€ 61
March€ 61
April€ 55
May€ 66
June€ 74
July€ 86
August€ 87
September€ 74
October€ 74
November€ 65
December€ 83
ItemPercent
January€ 62
February€ 63
March€ 61
April€ 51
May€ 67
June€ 78
July€ 73
August€ 74
September€ 64
October€ 65
November€ 62
December€ 80
ItemPercent
January€ 134
February€ 120
March€ 117
April€ 101
May€ 126
June€ 149
July€ 161
August€ 185
September€ 158
October€ 156
November€ 154
December€ 172
ItemPercent
January€ 79
February€ 78
March€ 79
April€ 72
May€ 85
June€ 96
July€ 96
August€ 103
September€ 97
October€ 95
November€ 89
December€ 105
ItemPercent
January€ 147
February€ 161
March€ 141
April€ 136
May€ 169
June€ 197
July€ 239
August€ 257
September€ 274
October€ 230
November€ 226
December€ 406
ItemPercent
January€ 50
February€ 51
March€ 50
April€ 42
May€ 50
June€ 55
July€ 62
August€ 62
September€ 63
October€ 64
November€ 51
December€ 69
ItemPercent
January€ 111
February€ 106
March€ 111
April€ 98
May€ 117
June€ 140
July€ 155
August€ 161
September€ 131
October€ 124
November€ 118
December€ 135
ItemPercent
January€ 137
February€ 139
March€ 187
April€ 182
May€ 170
June€ 140
July€ 161
August€ 186
September€ 194
October€ 165
November€ 163
December€ 175

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
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

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

  • € 167.51
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 1739.57
    Highest daily price:
    Ford Tourneo
  • 12,792
    Total cars available
     
  • 1,569
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 235
    Location with most cars:
    Manchester - Airport
  • € 23.9 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GREEN MOTION - Edinburgh - Airport

FAQs about car hire in UK

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

Car hire in UK starts from just €23.90 per day for a (mini) class car from Green motion. The average price to hire a car in UK is just €120.10 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in UK is a Ford Tourneo car for a (standard) class from Easirent costing €1739.60 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 15 car hire companies across the country. With over 375 car hire locations and 83,147 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in UK.

Who is the best car hire company in UK?

Based on over 373,034 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in UK Is Enterprise who score on average 8.1/10 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 12 car hire companies and 235 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?

Green motion is the cheapest car hire company in UK offering a (mini) class car such as the Fiat 500 for as little as €167.30 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 355 locations.

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€10.6
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €10.6 per day
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Car Hire Liverpool
€10.6
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €10.6 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €13.1 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €11.7 per day
Car Hire London
€10.6
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €10.6 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €13.1 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €11.7 per day
Car Hire Heathrow Airport
€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