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    Car Hire United Kingdom

    United Kingdom Car HireCompare all the major suppliers in one place to find the best rates for car hire in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with Auto Europe. Auto Europe will take care of your car hire needs and save you time and money. Whether you plan to cruise in luxury or take to the roads in a UK motorhome hire, Auto Europe has the right vehicles for your journey.


    Popular Transportation Terminals with Car Hire Services in the United Kingdom

    Allow Auto Europe to provide your car hire during your next visit to the United Kingdom. By partnering with industry leading suppliers, Auto Europe provides customers with car hire options at all major transportation hubs throughout the United Kingdom. Reserve your car today by utilizing the booking engine at the top of the page.

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    Book with the Top Car Hire Suppliers in the United Kingdom

    Auto Europe works with the top car hire suppliers who do business in the United Kingdom in order to provide a great experience for our customers. We have been working with the top, trusted suppliers in the industry, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Alamo, for over 60 years and our unique relationships with these suppliers allow us to provide our clients with fantastic rates. Compare rates between suppliers using our booking engine above, find the ideal car hire for your travel plans and see why you should book with Auto Europe.

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    FAQ about Hiring a Car in the United Kingdom

    How old do you need to be to hire a car in the United Kingdom?

    To hire a car in the United Kingdom, drivers must be over the age of 17 and depending on the supplier, over the age of 21-23. Additionally, all drivers under the age of 25 should be aware that they will likely be subject to a daily "young driver surcharge."

    Is zero deductible car hire insurance available in the United Kingdom?

    Zero deductible car hire insurance is available in the United Kingdom and Auto Europe offers exceptional rates on this premium level of insurance. Rather than purchasing basic insurance coverage from the supplier at the pick-up countre, consider our rates on zero excess insurance - as they are usually more affordable than the basic packages offered directly from suppliers.

    Contact Auto Europe - United KingdomCan I cancel my car hire reservation in the United Kingdom?

    Yes. If you have any questions on Auto Europe's cancellation policy, we encourage you to contact one of our live reservation specialists toll-free at 0800 885 052.


    Driving in the United Kingdom

    The UK is very accessible for cars. If you don't stop to enjoy the sights, you could drive from London to Glasgow in just 7 hours. This is nothing compared to New Zealand, where it will easily take you 3 times as long. England has so much to offer for everyone's needs. Enjoy a steaming Roman Spa in Bath or experience a typical English beach day and go for a cold dive in the Atlantic.

    Enjoy famous English cities such as Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle when your drive further up north. Witness the history in various areas, from Penny Lane in Liverpool to the Harewood House in Leeds. Drive all the way up to Glencoe in Scotland and you will find yourself on the set of the famous James Bond movie Skyfall. The landscapes are simply stunning. For additional information on driving in the United Kingdom, we recommend our clients refer to our specialised United Kingdom Driving Information page.

    Country Essentials

    In the UK, similar to New Zealand you will drive on the left-hand side of the road. In the city, the speed limit is around 48km per hour and on motorways, the speed limits reach up to 110km per hour.

    Standard Inclusions

    Auto Europe includes Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection in UK car hire prices. The CDW and theft protection reduce the liability and excess of the driver to a capped amount. Fire insurance is also included in the price of your auto hire. All rates include Value Added Tax (VAT) excluding options taken out locally. Excess Refund Insurance can be purchased from Auto Europe when you make your booking. This insurance refunds your excess costs up to $5000 should any damage occur to the vehicles during your car hire.

    Hiring a CarLicence Requirements

    When driving in the UK it is a requirement that you are at least 21 years of age and have held your full licence for a minimum of one year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young drivers surcharge and some suppliers may also have a maximum age limit of 75.

    Tolls and Freeways

    The M6 motorway runs north to south through central England and is a toll road. There are also various toll bridges and tunnels throughout the city and these can be paid for with cash or credit card. Prices vary between peak and off-peak rates. A congestion charge is also enforced for drivers who drive in the city centre of London on weekdays. It is in operation from 7 am to 6 pm and can cost about £10.

    Fleet Guide

    Compare different vehicles in the UK and check out the luggage capacity of each car and more details in our fleet guide. Please note that not all cars are available from all locations and specific make and models can't be guaranteed.

    Border Crossings

    You are able to drive between England, Scotland and Wales as there are no customs or border checkpoints between these nations. If you want to drive into Northern Ireland, Ireland or continental Europe this must be checked with the supplier at the time of booking. They must confirm with you that the vehicle can be transported by ferry.

    Useful Distances

    • London to Cardiff (245km approx. 2hr 30min)
    • London to Edinburgh (650km approx.7hr)
    • Bath to Cornwall ( 260km approx. 3hr)
    • Manchester to Sheffield ( 60km (approx. 1hr)
    • Newcastle to York ( 145km approx. 1hr 45mins)

    Car Hire in the United Kingdom with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in the UK with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.


    Additional Transportation Services in the United Kingdom

    Regardless of where your plans in the United Kingdom take you, Auto Europe has the ideal mode of transportation for all travellers. With the affordable and industry competitive rates, we take pride in providing our clients with this exceptional value. While we are known for our unmatched rates on traditional car hires, we additional offers rates on luxury, motorhome, van hires and more - so, our clients can ensure that they have the ideal vehicle for their travel plans. Compare rates in our booking engine and save today!

    Luxury Car Hire in the United Kingdom
    Luxury Car Hire United Kingdom -  Seeking a premium travel experience during your time in the United Kingdom? Consider a luxury car hire with Auto Europe for stylish and comfortable vehicles from manufacturers such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more. Compare rates and find the ideal vehicle for your travel plans in the United Kingdom!
    Van Hire United Kingdom
    Van Hire United Kingdom -  If a traditional car hire doesn't have enough space for your travel party, consider Auto Europe's fantastic rates on van hires. We offer small, medium and large vans, so whether you are enjoying the United Kingdom in a large group or need to transport sizable luggage - Auto Europe has you covered. In our booking engine, compare rates, capacity, detailed specs and more.
    Motorhome Hire in the United Kingdom
    United Kingdom Motorhome Hire -  Offering a unique way to explore and experience the United Kingdom, motorhome hires are on the rise. While behind the wheel of an RV, your travel options have no boundaries. With safe and accommodating locations to pitch throughout the region, you can make the most of your time when travelling in the United Kingdom and beyond.