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Car hire United Kingdom

CompareCarHire.co.uk United Kingdom is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

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Location information for United Kingdom

United Kingdom is best explored by rental car. CompareCarHire.co.uk has over 209 pick-up locations in United Kingdom. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

Car hire in the UK

The UK has it all; from ancient sites, to blue flag beaches, to towns and cities packed with venues for lively entertainment and dining. Beginning with the beautiful vistas of the Highlands of Scotland all the way down to the majestic cliffs and golden sands of Cornwall, the UK is a paradise for holidaymakers, fun lovers and culture aficionados. Getting the most out of a holiday here is best done with UK car hire.

Major airports and ports

London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports are the UK's busiest international gateways. Manchester, London Stansted, Belfast and Birmingham are among the other airports with flights coming in from abroad. There are several ports on the coast of the UK that have passenger ferry services. On the east coast, for example, Newcastle, Harwich and Dover receive services from continental Europe.

Transport

The UK has a good public transport network, with domestic flights to major cities from London as well as comprehensive rail and intercity bus networks. The only trouble with UK public transport is that it is not cheap unless booked well in advance, and most routes revolve around London. Car rental in the UK is more convenient for sightseeing, especially for locations in remote areas of the Peak District or the pristine Welsh countryside.

Driving tips

People renting a car in the UK need a full driving licence and at least one year's driving experience. Overseas drivers need either an international licence or a full licence from their own countries in English script. Motorists in the UK drive on the left, and car hire is available at airports, ports and all the main towns. Compare cheap car hire in the UK with CompareCarHire.co.uk for the best rates from global suppliers such as National and Hertz.

Places to visit

UK city traffic is busy, and motorists will find country driving more comfortable. Windsor Castle and Legoland are west of London, while the prehistoric monument at Stonehenge is a little farther still. On the south coast, seaside resorts including Brighton, Swanage and Torquay are popular summer destinations.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
  • Language
    English
  • Popular car category
    compact
  • Popular rental companies
    Easirent

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is CompareCarHire.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by CompareCarHire.co.uk? at this location
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