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The perfect way to solve the problem of getting around on a UK holiday is with car rental. UK journeys can often be made far more easily and conveniently in your own vehicle than when you have to rely on rail, bus and air journeys. It is a practical solution, putting you in control of where you want to go at a time that suits you.
UK car hire is simple to organise and very affordable. Whether you are on holiday, going home for the weekend, visiting friends and family or need a car for business, car hire in the UK could be your best solution.
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Covering locations across the whole of the UK, we offer extensive search options for anyone looking to rent UK car hire. Whether you need an airport or port pick-up point, or are using one of the many downtown locations in the UK’s cities and towns, we can find you a vehicle at a price to suit nearby.
We take the hassle out of looking for all of the companies on offer and cover the market to get you the very best deals from trusted names.
We work with more than 25 leading car hire brands to bring you cheap car rental deals in the UK, from worldwide brands such as Hertz and Avis to companies such as Enterprise who have widespread locations across the UK. We also work with brokers who negotiate cheap UK car hire offers to make renting really affordable.
Our service lets you pick the date of your rental and allows you to specify particular car groups for your needs. Alternatively, just use the filters on the results pages to narrow down the best car deal for you.
Then simply click through, check the terms and conditions and make your reservation with your chosen company. If you need something specific, such as one-way car hire or long-term car rental, we can also help you arrange it.
Travelling with a bigger party? Check out our minibus hire options. From 7-seater car hire to 16-seater minibus hire, there’s room for everyone.
It's not a problem if you're arriving at a UK airport. Airport pick-up is a convenient option that will take the stress out of arriving, and car hire is available from all major airports up and down the country. Options in London include: Gatwick Airport (LGW), Heathrow Airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY), Luton Airport (LTN), Stansted Airport (STN), London Metropolitan area (LON) and Southend (SEN).
If you're planning a visit further north, car pick-up is available at airports such as Birmingham (BHX), Manchester Airport (MAN), Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) and Newcastle (NCL).
In Scotland or Northern Ireland, car pick-up is available from the airports of Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow International (GLA), Glasgow Prestwick (PIK), Aberdeen (ABZ) and Inverness (INV), or either of the two airports in Belfast; Belfast City (BHD) and Belfast International (BFS).
Alternatively, you can rent a vehicle close to all the major rail stations in England, Scotland and Wales, or from one of the many city and town locations.
Once you have made your reservation, follow our tips to ensure you minimise additional costs and avoid problems with your vehicle when picking up your car...
There is so much to see and do in the UK, from National Parks to seaside resorts, big cities to quaint country villages…
Some of the highlights of driving in the UK include the following scenic delights:
The Lake District – home to lakes, fells and Beatrix Potter, and visited by more travellers than any other part of the UK outside of London, the best way to explore is by car.
The Cotswolds – situated south of Birmingham, north of Bristol and east of Oxford, this genteel area of rolling countryside is home to chocolate box villages and scenic drives.
The South Downs – head south from London enjoy drives in the delicious English country hills and villages of this area, plus visit the coastline including iconic Brighton.
Snowdonia National Park – the north Wales National Park is home to Snowdon, one of the UK’s highest peaks and surrounded by dramatic lakes and winding mountain roads with amazing views.
The Peak District – straddling the central part of England, this area divides Lancashire and Cheshire from Yorkshire and Derbyshire with its traditional stone villages and farming land.
The West Country (including the Cornish and Devon coasts) – it’s not all cream teas and rugged coastal bays. You can also find historic cities such as Bath and Bristol, and world-class attractions such as the Eden Project.
The Norfolk Broads – inland waterways in East Anglia can be explored with cheap UK car hire, along with the historic cathedral and market square of Norwich, the largest city in the area.
The Yorkshire Moors and Dales – Yorkshire residents are proud of their landscape and the National Park of the Dales offers dramatic scenery north west of Leeds.
The Gower Peninsula – in the south western corner of Wales this is an area of outstanding natural beauty with a wonderful coastline. Look out for dolphins in the Irish Sea.
The Cairngorms – this Scottish mountain range has the highest peaks in the UK. The National Park offers fantastic walking, river fishing and plenty of outdoor activities.
The Brecon Beacons – the border country between South Wales and England is home to wonderful drives in stunning countryside. The Welsh valleys around Abergavenny and Merthyr Tydfil are beautiful.
The Isle of Wight – take the ferry from Southampton or Portsmouth over to the island and explore the peaceful roads, countryside and wonderful beaches that many artists call home.
If you want to use your UK car hire to take in some iconic routes, why not try one of our recommendations for something special?
These routes are regularly recommended as being some of the best in the country.
'The Devil's Punchbowl'
The Devil's Punchbowl – along the A3 road linking Portsmouth and London – is considered to be one of the UK's most enjoyable roads due to its tranquil natural surroundings. A stunning natural basin sunk into the Surrey Hills, the land is owned and maintained by the National Trust, ensuring the nature reserve continues to thrive. Pick up your hire car from Heathrow Airport for this fantastic trip.
Glasgow to Fort William
One of the finest routes in the UK links Glasgow and Fort William. Covering around 100 miles and taking roughly two and a half hours to complete, the A82 is by no means a short drive. However, the route treats you to an amazing range of natural beauty. Mountains, waterfalls, valleys and lochs all feature, with views so spectacular you may have to pull over to admire the beautiful landscape several times along the way. Collect your rental vehicle at Glasgow Airport to make this wonderful drive.
A591 Keswick to Lake Windermere
There are a number of routes through the Lake District which offer undoubted natural beauty, but the finest route of the lot may well be the drive between Lake Windermere and Keswick. The 20.2-mile route is lined with rugged mountain peaks, tranquil lakes, green hills and quaint villages.
The drive along the A591 usually takes around 40 minutes and the sights you'll see along the way are not to be missed. You can reach the Lake District in less than two hours from Manchester Airport in a rental car.
B3135 Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
Setting off from the small, picturesque town of Cheddar (where the cheese originated), the drive through the Cheddar Gorge along the B3135 is truly memorable. Driving through the beautiful rock formations of the cliffs is a treat in itself, while many visitors in recent years have been attracted by the naturally-formed limestone gorge, widely recognised as one of the UK's greatest natural wonders.
The journey up to the gorge is a testing drive with a number of tight turns on a narrow two-lane road, after which you have the option of driving further along the B3135 to Green Ore. The 10-mile drive should take around 20 minute to complete, although this will vary on the time of day you are travelling. Rent a vehicle in Bristol to make the short journey to Cheddar.
A2 from Belfast to Portrush
This route along the coast in Northern Ireland is quite stunning. Hugging the coastline on your right as you head north you have fantastic views across the sea to Scotland’s Mull of Kintyre and the island of Islay. Along the journey you can stop off to visit iconic sights such as the World Heritage listed Giant’s Causeway with its stunning basalt columns and another National Trust site, Carrick-a-Rede, with its rocky island rope bridge walk.
The road takes in Ballycastle (great for a whisky distillery visit), the spectacular coastal views on the road of Murlough Bay and you can make a detour inland to The Dark Hedges of Ballymoney which was used as a backdrop in the TV series Game of Thrones. It’s an easy and rewarding journey in a rental car picked up from one of Belfast’s two airports.