Car rental in United Kingdom
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In United Kingdom we recommend the following car rental offers

from 16 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

e.g. Kia Picanto
11 Days from 30.09 - 11.10.2024
Example vehicle
from 16 $ per day

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Peugeot 208
11 Days from 30.09 - 11.10.2024
Example vehicle
from 36 $ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

e.g. Fiat 500
11 Days from 30.09 - 11.10.2024
Example vehicle

Drive around Great Britain with a rental car

Westminster Palace in London

Westminster Palace in London

Book a rental car and discover Great Britain on your own! Great Britain consists of England, Wales and Scotland and offers a great variety of attractions that you will reach best by rental car. Being a year-round destination, it is considered Europe’s most popular holiday spot.

The best way to explore Great Britain’s diversity is to a rent a car. With DriveBoo, you will have a unique opportunity to compare different car rental offers and to book your rental car online.

What is the best place to rent a car in Great Britain?

Every major city in Great Britain offers a wide selection of car hire companies. Due to the fact that most travellers arrive in Great Britain by plane, the best place to hire a vehicle is often at one of Great Britain’s airports

The main airports in Great Britain include

Country Airport IATA-Code
England London Heathrow Airport LHR
England Manchester Airport MAN
England Leeds Bradford Airport LBA
England Birmingham Airport BHX
England East Midlands Airport EMA
Scotland Glasgow International Airport GLA
Scotland Glasgow Prestwick Airport PIK
Scotland Aberdeen Airport ABZ
Wales Cardiff Airport CWL
Wales Swansea Airport SWS

What about the insurance of my rental car in Great Britain?

Stress-free travels with the right insurance

Stress-free travels with the right insurance

Hiring a car in Great Britain leaves you with a plethora of insurance options. You can purchase a non-compulsory insurance covering such types of risk as vandalism, injury, vehicle damage, theft, etc. However, the legal minimum is to have third party insurance.

It is vital to read the terms and conditions of each agreement carefully in order to make an informed and mindful choice about the type of the insurance you want to pursue. You should always choose full insurance for your rental car for both your own and your passengers’ protection.

Great Britain’s main traffic regulations

Great Britain follows the left-hand traffic system; therefore, inexperienced drivers are advised to first practice their skills on less busy roads.

Texting and driving:
  • It is forbidden to use a mobile phone while driving around Great Britain.
  • Phones can be only used when you are parked up in a safe and appropriate place.
  • You can only use your phone in emergency situations.
  • In case of emergency situations dial either 999 or 112.
  • Both the driver and the passengers are required to wear seatbelts.
  • The fine for not wearing a seatbelt is up to GBP 440.
  • The only exception to this rule is when the driver is reversing the vehicle.
  • Remember to follow parking signs and markings. Fines for illegal parking start at GBP 60.

Items that you are advised to have while driving around Great Britain:

  • spare bulbs
  • warning triangle
  • reflective jacket
  • first-aid kit
  • fire extinguisher

What are the speed limits for cars in Great Britain?

Great Britain follows the imperial system when it comes to road signs; thus, all limits are provided in miles per hour, where 1 mile equals 1.61 kilometres. It’s important to remember that it is rather unusual to see speed limit signs on the roads unless the speed limit differs from the standard limits.

Type of road Maximum speed in mph Maximum speed in km/h
Motorway 70 mph 112 km/h
Dual carriageway 70 mph 112 km/h
Built-up areas 30 mph 48 km/h
Single carriageway 60 mph 96 km/h

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking United Kingdom

How much does a rental car cost in Great Britain?

London City

We offer cheap rental cars

Book a cheap rental car for one week

A cheap rental car is available from as little as 112 $ per week. We will show you the best deal for your rental car in Great Britain. 

Book a small car

Particularly popular are small cars, which you can rent from as little as 112 $ per week, because with them you can fit into even the smallest parking space.

Book a family car

 If you are driving with the whole family, a family car is also suitable, which you can rent from 165 $ per week.

Book a rental car for one day

If you only need a rental car for one day, you can rent it for as low as 16 $ per day.

Can I book a rental car in Great Britain without a credit card?

Car on money

We offer various payment methods

Booking without credit card

You can choose between the following payment methods:

  • Payment on site 
  •  Paypal
  • PayDirect
  • Deposit
  • Amazon Pay


Can I book a rental car without excess?

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Book a rental car without excess

At DriveBoo you can also book rental cars without excess. 

Simply select the filter "Without excess/reimbursement of excess" and only offers that can be booked without excess will appear. In this way, you will not incur any additional costs in the event of damage and you can enjoy your holiday without worrying.  


Which insurance is best for my rental car?

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Find the perfect insurance for your trip

Carefree with the right insurance

To travel safely and relaxed in Great Britain, we recommend a fully comprehensive insurance without excess. This way you are always covered in case of an accident or damage to the vehicle.

Take out additional insurance

If you want to explore Great Britain and the surrounding area off the paved roads, we also recommend taking out glass and tyre protection insurance. In addition, we recommend roof and underbody insurance so that you are covered in the event of minor damage. 


Can I book a child seat for my rental car?

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Book a child seat

You can specify desired extras such as a child seat when booking the rental car in the reservation form under the item "Additional equipment" or alternatively in the field "Message to our service team".

Additional fees apply

The fees for this can be found in the rental conditions and are usually payable when you pick up the rental car on site. This way you can be sure that your little ones are well looked after and start your trip full of excitement.

Can I cancel the rental car free of charge?


Free cancelation available

If you decide not to go ahead with your trip as planned, you can cancel the rental car free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the rental period.

Book your rental car carefree

In case  the Corona Virus and therefore possible travel restrictions prevent you from travelling, you are on the safe side. Thanks to the option to cancel your rental car free of charge, you are particularly flexible.

Satisfaction with MietwagenCheck
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888 Experiences of our customers in United Kingdom

Rating of Letizia A.

“Perfect advice and very friendly staff on site.”

Rating of Moritz M.

“Everything went very well.”

Rating of Florian S.

“Everything very well done, correct billing , well maintained car, trouble free return.”

Rating of Maren K.

“Very good service on site and very friendly. I got a very good explanation of the special functions in and on the car.”

Rating of Brian B.

“Everything great, no problems. Gladly again.”

Rating of George <L.

“Everything went smoothly.”

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