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Mini Guide to Southampton

Southampton is a major port where ferries operate daily to the Isle of Wight.
 
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.  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 so a great day out in your rental car.

Cheapest car hire in Southampton

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.81 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 250.71 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.87 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 251.12 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.51 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 262.63 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.60 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 263.23 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.98 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 279.90 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.30 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 289.13 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.49 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 297.44 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.54 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 332.81 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Opel Grandland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.64 EUR/day
Opel Grandland X

7 Days rental at 340.54 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes
  • Southampton car hire special offers

    We currently have 1 special offers for car rental in Southampton including;

  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from ALAMO, EUROPCAR, EUROPCAR VANS AND TRUCKS, HERTZ.

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.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Southampton

Best car rental companies in Southampton

8.6
No.1: ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN,
based on 526 reviews
90
90
80
80
80
16 min (average wait time)
8.2
No.2: ALAMO,
based on 1789 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
20 min (average wait time)
8.1
No.3: ENTERPRISE,
based on 1200 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
18 min (average wait time)

Southampton car hire information

  • 8.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN RENTAL
  • € 250.67
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 35.81
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 11
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 9
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 54
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Southampton

ItemPercent
January€ 50
February€ 54
March€ 53
April€ 44
May€ 55
June€ 59
July€ 75
August€ 79
September€ 53
October€ 57
November€ 55
December€ 63
ItemPercent
January€ 53
February€ 63
March€ 56
April€ 31
May€ 61
June€ 67
July€ 60
August€ 59
September€ 47
October€ 58
November€ 65
December€ 64
ItemPercent
January€ 99
February€ 119
March€ 107
April€ 63
May€ 112
June€ 144
July€ 128
August€ 113
September€ 134
October€ 147
November€ 133
December€ 148
ItemPercent
January€ 56
February€ 59
March€ 59
April€ 49
May€ 61
June€ 69
July€ 67
August€ 72
September€ 69
October€ 73
November€ 74
December€ 71
ItemPercent
January
February
March
April€ 78
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
ItemPercent
January€ 37
February€ 39
March€ 40
April€ 28
May€ 45
June€ 50
July€ 56
August€ 61
September€ 39
October€ 46
November€ 53
December€ 55
ItemPercent
January€ 99
February€ 119
March€ 104
April€ 87
May€ 111
June€ 140
July€ 141
August€ 119
September€ 112
October€ 121
November€ 118
December€ 129
ItemPercent
January€ 56
February€ 56
March€ 57
April€ 65
May€ 50
June€ 55
July€ 98
August€ 100
September€ 56
October€ 76
November€ 56
December

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

FAQs about car hire in Southampton

How much does car hire in Southampton cost?

Car hire in Southampton costs as little as €35.80 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €58.60 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €226.80 per day from ALAMO for a Mercedes E Class.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Southampton?

4 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Southampton, including ENTERPRISE, ALAMO, EUROPCAR, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Southampton?

None of the car hire companies in Southampton are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Southampton?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN RENTAL has the highest customer rating for car hire in Southampton with a score of 8.6/10

with Alamo EHI 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 €279.90 per week from HERTZ.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Southampton?

The cheapest car hire company in Southampton is HERTZ, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Kia Picanto available from as little as €250.67 per week.

How much is fuel in Southampton?

You can expect to pay €1.96/ltr of petrol and €2.121/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, ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN, ENTERPRISE, 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, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Mini, Oversize, Premium and Standard class 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 € per week from for a .

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 HERTZ rates start from just €250.67 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €250.67 from HERTZ 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 €250.60 per week with an average price of €410.20 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Southampton

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Southampton

  • Europcar (tel: 4403713845983)
  • Dollar (tel: 44 2380 638437)
  • Europcar vans and trucks (tel: +44 2380 227373)
  • Hertz (tel: 08433093070)
  • Alamo (tel: 02380-248190)
  • Arnold clark car & van (tel: 02382146440)
  • Firefly (tel: +44 (0)8433093070 )
  • Enterprise (tel: 02380-777555)

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, West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1GZ)
  • Alamo (WESTERN ESPLANADE, SOUTHAMPTON, SO15 1QJ, ENG)
  • Arnold clark car & van (Rushington Roundabout, Totton, Southhampton)

Car hire company ratings in Southampton

  • ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN RENTAL: Rated 8.6/10 from 74 reviews
  • Alamo EHI: Rated 8.2/10 from 321 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 8.1/10 from 527 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.8/10 from 1459 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 7.6/10 from 445 reviews
  • Firefly: Rated 7.2/10 from 154 reviews

Other car hire locations in UK

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