Car Hire in London, England

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London, England, United Kingdom
19 Aug — 26 Aug
Same drop-off
London, England, United Kingdom
Fri 19/8
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Fri 26/8
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Best deals found for London, England car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in London, England
Mitsubishi ASX
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$38/day

8 Sep - 14 Sep
Mitsubishi ASX
Holden Commodore
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers

$83/day

17 Aug - 24 Aug
Holden Commodore
Mazda Mazda6
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$37/day

8 Sep - 14 Sep
Mazda Mazda6
Hyundai Ioniq
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$72/day

17 Aug - 24 Aug
Hyundai Ioniq
Suzuki Swift
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$30/day

8 Oct - 3 Nov
Suzuki Swift
Mitsubishi ASX
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$51/day

20 Aug - 27 Aug
Mitsubishi ASX
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$45/day

20 Aug - 27 Aug
Hyundai i30
Suzuki Swift
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$38/day

17 Aug - 24 Aug
Suzuki Swift
Hyundai Ioniq
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$52/day

8 Sep - 14 Sep
Hyundai Ioniq

Important information about London car hire

If you are thinking about a car hire in London in the hope that you can also drive your rental car in Europe, you should check with the company first. The good news is, most companies do allow you to take your rental across the Chunnel for use in Europe and all companies permit you to take your car to the Republic of Ireland. If you would like to take your car out of the UK, you will need written authorisation from the rental company and the legally required form (form VE301B). At the moment, only Alamo, Enterprise, and National do not permit you to take your hired car to the continent but you should still check with the company of your choice just to be sure nothing has changed concerning the company’s policy.

When considering cheap car hire in London, you will generally need a credit card and this must belong to the intended driver and be issued in the same name. There are, however, a number of companies that will accept a debit card instead. Most people looking into London car hire will probably prefer to use a credit card, however, as this is generally safer. Among the companies accepting debit cards are Europcar, Orbitz and Easirent but it may be worth your while discussing this option with your preferred company before rental. A card of some kind is generally required for insurance purposes and as a measure against damage caused by driver negligence or other unanticipated costs incurred while using your rental car in London. You will, of course, not be charged for any incidental damage covered by the rental agreement, including any no-fault accidental or third-party damage covered by the company’s insurance. Credit cards are always required for luxury car rental in London.

London is a big city and, although traffic is generally quite orderly, it can get heavy. When hiring a car in London, remember that traffic laws are very strictly enforced and cameras are installed on streets all over the city. If you are from a country that drives on the right, don’t forget that traffic flows on the left in the UK. You should also be careful of speed limits, which are carefully controlled by speed cameras. A further thing you should also take care with is parking. It is illegal to park in the street in many parts of the city and these no-parking zones are not always clearly signposted. If you park in an unauthorised area, you can expect to have your vehicle clamped and towed, so, to be safe, you should try to park only in designated parking zones. Luckily, these areas are frequently signposted and are usually paid. In most cases, you can pay with parking vouchers, or some areas have metered parking.

When hiring a car in London, you will need your passport and a valid driver’s licence. Several nationalities, including citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and several Commonwealth countries can drive in the UK on their national driver’s licence but many other nationalities may need an international driver’s permit. This is certainly the case if your licence is not in English. Additionally, you will need a return ticket proving your intention to leave the UK as well as proof of accommodation during your stay. Finally, you will generally need a credit or debit card issued by a major company such as Visa, Mastercard, or American Express, or sometimes a debit card may be acceptable at certain car rental locations in London.


London, England car rental deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in London that's right for you

Small cars

$44 - $118

All Car Types

$61 - $194

The average price of a Small hire in London, the United Kingdom is $84. The cheapest time to hire a Small in London, the United Kingdom is in October. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just $44 per day. A Small rental is typically 28% less expensive than the average car rental in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for London Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in London, the United Kingdom is $98. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in London, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 70% lower than the rest of the year at just $30 per day. A Medium rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average car rental in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for London Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in London, the United Kingdom is $148. The cheapest time to hire a Large in London, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 65% lower than the rest of the year at just $53 per day. A Large rental is typically 23% more expensive than the average car rental in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for London Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in London, the United Kingdom is $113. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in London, the United Kingdom is in October. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just $63 per day. A SUV rental is typically 3% less expensive than the average car rental in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for London SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in London, the United Kingdom is $122. The cheapest time to hire a Van in London, the United Kingdom is in April. The price is 67% lower than the rest of the year at just $41 per day. A Van rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average car rental in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Luxury hire in London, the United Kingdom is $104. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in London, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just $58 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 10% less expensive than the average car rental in London. The average price of a car hire in London can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Suzuki Swift
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$30/day

8 Oct - 3 Nov
Suzuki Swift
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$31/day

8 Oct - 3 Nov
Hyundai i30

London car hire directory

All major car rental suppliers in London, England
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Good
100 reviews15 locations
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Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

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Okay
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Overview

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6.2

Comfort

5.8

Overall

4.7

Pick-up/drop-off

4.6

Value

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Good
47 reviews17 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

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Good
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Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

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Good
47 reviews11 locations
Overview

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7.3

Comfort

7.1

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5.2

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2 reviews8 locations
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10.0

Comfort

8.0

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2 reviews35 locations

Quick facts about car hire in London

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in London

Most Popular Agency

GREEN MOTION

Popular Car Types

Economy, Compact, Mini

Cheapest Rental Car

$48

Most Popular Model

Kia Rio
The most popular London car rental agency found on momondo this month is GREEN MOTION . Other top choices for car rental companies are Easirent and Europcar
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in London in the past 72 hours: Economy, Compact, Mini.
The lowest price for a rental car in London is $48/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $91/day.
The most popular car model to rent in London in the past 7 days is the Kia Rio. Our users also prefer the Fiat 500 as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in London

Nearby attractions:

Kensington Palace19.0 km
Natural History Museum19.6 km
Hyde Park20.1 km
Russell Square23.5 km
St. Paul's Cathedral25.2 km

Nearby attractions:

Natural History Museum37.8 km
Kensington Palace38.8 km
Hyde Park39.0 km
St. Paul's Cathedral40.1 km
Russell Square40.8 km

Nearby attractions:

St. Paul's Cathedral47.2 km
Russell Square47.4 km
Hyde Park50.5 km
Kensington Palace51.3 km
Natural History Museum51.6 km

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Driving with a car hire in London - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in London so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

For September in London, the average price from these searches for a weekend rental was $66 - but some users found deals as low as $48. Users looking for a one-week rental in London for September saw an average deal of $86 - but quotes as low as $54 were available depending on dates and car options.

The cheapest provider in London is Goldcar Rental SP, with an average daily rental rate of $39 from its location in London. The absolute cheapest deal momondo users have found at Goldcar Rental SP in London is $15.

In most cases, there is no fee when you cancel your London car hire. You can check to see whether or not your preferred car rental company in London offers free cancellation when booking with momondo.

A Standard is the ideal car to rent when visiting London in September. On average, London receives 70 mm of precipitation and temperatures hover around 11 °C during the month of September. These conditions are well-suited for a Standard size car, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Hiring a Standard in London will cost you $118/day on average.

23 locations can be found in London, ENG. At those Enterprise locations, momondo users can typically find car rental rates of $173/day.

Travellers who hire a car in London should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 50 km/h. Suburban speed limits around London are generally 100 km/h, whereas speed limits on motorways are 115 km/h. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re travelling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

Typically, the weather in London through the month of August is 17 °C and the expected precipitation is 50 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Travellers looking to leave from London on a road trip around England or the surrounding areas during the month of August should expect temperatures around 16 °C and about 59 mm of possible rain through the month.


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Filtering is how momondo helps you find a great car hire in London. Narrow your search using price and map features as well as filtering by fuel or mileage policies amongst many other filters available.

Yes momondo does have a filter to only highlight car rental deals which offer free cancellation. This filter is available for all car hire searches on momondo including those for cars in London.

Yes, momondo has a filter for fair fuel policies on car hire in London.

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car hire locations including London.

momondo offers a filter specifically for unlimited mileage on car hire in London.


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