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Car hire Portsmouth

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Car hire Portsmouth

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

Car rental companies in Portsmouth

Below are the car rental companies in Portsmouth with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Enterprise

    9 (1605)
  • Avis

    8.5 (4842)
  • Alamo

    8.5 (7436)
  • Budget

    8.1 (8456)
  • Europcar

    8 (6678)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    8 (2779)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.8 (3605)

Location information for Portsmouth

Car hire in Portsmouth

The historic port city of Portsmouth boasts numerous tourism attractions and museums relating to its illustrious past. It also offers great shopping, nightlife and dining opportunities as well as the chance of taking in sporting events such as Premiership football matches. The city itself is located on Portsea Island, one of southern England's many abundant draws. Exploring with a rented vehicle is the ideal way to travel, so compare cheap car hire in Portsmouth with us today, to hunt out the cheapest deals.

Why visit

Portsmouth is home to famous attractions such as Nelson's HMS Victory, the Royal Naval Museum and Gunwharf Quays. The latter is a former naval base and now home to bars, designer retail outlets and restaurants. Portsmouth is also noted for its Christmas Victorian Festival, which is staged in the old shipyard. With your own car, the New Forest and some of the UK's most famous seaside resorts and historic cities are easily reached.

Transport

Portsmouth has several train stations with direct services running from London and Southampton. The city also has a good bus network, but services outside the centre are not frequent. There are three principal road bridges across Portsbridge Creek to the mainland that link to the regional motorway network. Global and national suppliers provide Portsmouth car hire, and there are ferry links to various locations in the region, including Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight.

What to see and do

Southampton is a short journey along the M27 motorway from Portsmouth. It is the gateway to the New Forest and where the fabled hamlet of Buckler's Hard, the British National Motor Museum and Beaulieu Palace House are set amid pastoral landscapes. On the other side of the forest, Bournemouth's pristine beaches and Bovington Tank Museum are worth spending time at. By booking car rental in Portsmouth with us you can drive East along the A27 which will bring you to Chichester, Bognor and Brighton.

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
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    Europcar

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
  • Enterprise
  • Avis
  • Alamo
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Dollar Rent a Car
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