Cheapest car hire in Southampton

Fullsize

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.98 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 342.92 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Premium

Mercedes E Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 67.35 EUR/day
Mercedes E Class

7 Days rental at 471.51 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate Elite

Volvo XC60

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.35 EUR/day
Volvo XC60

7 Days rental at 471.51 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 20.09 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 140.67 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 19.43 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 136.02 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.20 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 162.46 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Oversize

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 49.94 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 349.62 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Manual |
  No

Opel Combo Van

2 Adults, 4 Doors

From 34.30 EUR/day
Opel Combo Van

7 Days rental at 240.12 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact Elite

BMW 1 Series

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.21 EUR/day
BMW 1 Series

7 Days rental at 232.47 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

*daily rates in Southampton based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

Useful to know about Southampton

  • 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.

Southampton car hire reviews

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Best car rental companies in Southampton

8.2
No.1: HERTZ,
based on 13746 reviews
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7.7
No.2: EUROPCAR,
based on 11751 reviews
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8.7
No.3: ALAMO,
based on 3975 reviews
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Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Southampton

ALAMO

Car Rental Building Southampton Int.airport, Wide Lane, Southampton Airport, Southampton, So18 2nl

DOLLAR

Gunstore Road Limberline Ind Est, Hilsea, Portsmouth, Po3 5hl

DOLLAR

Unit B Telford Road Churchfield Industrial Estate, Salisbury, Sp2 7ph

DOLLAR

Unit B Telford Road Churchfield Industrial Estate, Salisbury, Sp2 7ph

HERTZ

Meet&greet - Car Rental Building Bournemouth Airport, Bournemouth, Bh23 6se

AVIS

Unit 2 520 Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Bh11 8qe

Recent customer reviews (average rating 7.4/10)

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Southampton car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo EHI
  • € 136.01
    Average Price:
    Per Week
  • € 136.0
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 18
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 5
    Most Popular Model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 61
    Total Cars Available
     

Car hire locations near Southampton, United Kingdom

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Average prices per day for car hire in Southampton

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

FAQs about car hire in Southampton

How much does car hire in Southampton cost?

Car hire in Southampton costs as little as €19.4 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €20.3 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €170 per day from DOLLAR for a BMW M4 Coupe.

Who is the best car rental agent in Southampton?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Alamo EHI has the highest customer rating for car hire in Southampton with a score of 8.8/10

with Hertz Corporate rated second best with a score of 8.2/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Southampton?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Southampton is €162.46 per week from HERTZ.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Southampton?

The cheapest car hire company in Southampton is ALAMO, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Toyota Aygo available from as little as €136.01 per week.

How much is fuel in Southampton?

You can expect to pay €1.46/ltr of petrol and €1.52/ltr of diesel in Southampton. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Southampton?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Southampton with leading car hire companies such as ALAMO, DOLLAR, EUROPCAR, EUROPCAR VANS AND TRUCKS, HERTZ as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Southampton?

We can arrange , Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini, Oversize, Premium, Premium Elite, Standard, Standard Elite rental cars in Southampton.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Southampton?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Southampton, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Southampton is €823.49 from DOLLAR.

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Southampton?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Southampton at the moment, however ALAMO rates start from just €136.01 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €136.01 from ALAMO in Southampton or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Southampton?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Southampton is €136.0 per week with and average price of €141.8 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about the car hire agents in Southampton

Most popular car hire companies in Southampton:

  • EUROPCAR (tel: 4403713845983)
  • DOLLAR (tel: 44 2380 638437)
  • EUROPCAR VANS AND TRUCKS (tel: +44 2380 227373)
  • HERTZ (tel: 8433093070)
  • ALAMO (tel: 02380-248190)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Southampton:

  • EUROPCAR (UNIT J WEST QUAY ROAD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO15 1GZ)
  • DOLLAR (FLOATING BRIDGE ROAD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 3FL)
  • EUROPCAR VANS AND TRUCKS (UNIT J WEST QUAY ROAD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO15 1GZ)
  • HERTZ (West Quay Ind Estate, Southampton, SO15 1GZ)
  • ALAMO (WESTERN ESPLANADE, SOUTHAMPTON, SO15 1QJ, ENG)

Car hire company ratings in Southampton:

  • Alamo EHI: Rated 8.7/10 from 1030 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 8.2/10 from 1552 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.7/10 from 2033 reviews
  • Dollar (UK): Rated 7.0/10 from 695 reviews

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.

Southampton

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.

New Forest

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.

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? 

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? 

Latest Update from Southampton:

29/04/13 - 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.  

Driving in Southampton - Need to know

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Southampton is a major city on the south coast with history dating back to the Stone Age. There are remains of the defensive walls dotted around the city and especially down near the port.

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