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Cheap Car Hire in London from R298

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in London with a pick-up date of 10/6 and drop-off date of 26/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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London car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in London. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Most popular company

GREENMOTION

Price of petrol per litre

R34,67

Average price per day

R848

Cheapest price per day

R298

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in London?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in London and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

January

R440

February

R476

March

R642

April

R678

May

R843

June

R917

July

R1 045

August

R880

September

R752

October

R605

November

R513

December

R880

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in London is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in London

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in London and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

There are, in total, 350 car hire locations in London that are operated by 39 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: R334/day). Explore 2 car types currently offered from London hire providers:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Mini

Mini

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

R1 267+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Compare available car types for rental in London

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in London to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Small cars

R554 - R1 137

All Car Types

R721 - R1 645

To hire a small car in London, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of R767/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a small car in London, the United Kingdom (~R554/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~R1 137/day). In fact, February is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in London, renting a small car saves you 32% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best London small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in London, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of R1 137/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in London, the United Kingdom (~R660/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R1 927/day). In fact, March is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in London, renting a medium car is 2% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best London medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in London, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of R2 174/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a large car in London, the United Kingdom (~R1 093/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~R4 185/day). In fact, April is about 50% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in London, renting a large car is 49% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in London, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of R1 195/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in London, the United Kingdom (~R448/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~R1 823/day). In fact, February is about 63% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in London, renting a SUV is 7% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a van in London, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of R2 728/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a van in London, the United Kingdom (~R1 009/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~R6 029/day). In fact, March is about 64% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in London, renting a van is 60% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in London, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of R1 708/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in London, the United Kingdom (~R1 032/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R3 949/day). In fact, February is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in London, renting a luxury car is 35% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Volkswagen Polo VivoR334/day
2
M
A/C
Volkswagen Polo Vivo
Volkswagen PoloR410/day
2
M
A/C
Volkswagen Polo

Top rental agencies in London

Explore the leading car hire agencies in London known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in London. Reviews were last updated on 29 May 2024.
Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in London, including Hertz, Easirent and Budget in London. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Hertz

6,9
Okay
105 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,1

Comfort

7,8

Overall

6,7

Pick-up/drop-off

6,8

Value

6,5

Easirent

4,7
Mediocre
152 reviews17 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,0

Comfort

6,1

Overall

4,6

Pick-up/drop-off

4,8

Value

4,9

Budget

7,5
Good
72 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,8

Comfort

7,6

Overall

7,5

Pick-up/drop-off

7,6

Value

7,1

Sixt

7,4
Good
64 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,1

Comfort

7,9

Overall

7,3

Pick-up/drop-off

7,2

Value

6,9

GREEN MOTION

5,4
Fair
76 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,7

Comfort

6,3

Overall

5,3

Pick-up/drop-off

5,1

Value

5,6

National

12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

9,3

keddy by Europcar

9,3
Wonderful
2 reviews40 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

9,3

Pick-up/drop-off

8,6

Value

9,3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,6
Very Good
10 reviews25 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,0

Comfort

9,0

Overall

8,6

Pick-up/drop-off

8,6

Value

9,0

Best London car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in London. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in London with an average daily rate of R421. Data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to hiring a car in London. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Volkswagen Polo VivoR334/day
2
M
A/C
Volkswagen Polo Vivo
Suzuki CiazR334/day
4
M
A/C
Suzuki Ciaz
Volkswagen PoloR410/day
2
M
A/C
Volkswagen Polo

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in London, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 29 May 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in London?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under R848/day when booking a car hire in London. The absolute best deal a user found was for R455/day from DRIVALIA , booked on May 26.

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in London?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (10,0 rating), keddy by Europcar (10,0 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8,6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in London.

  • What are petrol prices like in London?

    The average price of petrol in London is R34,67/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R1 560 and R2 253 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in London for a week from GREEN MOTION ?

    GREEN MOTION is one of the most popular car hire companies in London, offering car hire for around R4 728 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in London for the best price?

    Generally, for a better deal in London it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 43%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in London?

    Yes, hiring a vehicle in London for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in London for a month?

    The average cost of a car hire in London for a month is R20 261. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

  • How much is a car hire in London for a weekend?

    It costs R704 for a weekend car hire in London, on average. The cheapest type of car hire you can book on any given weekend is the Mini as prices are generally lower for these hire types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a hire car in London in June, prices are R856 per day on average.

  • What car do most people hire in London?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Intermediate (Kia Sportage) in London, making it the most popular option.

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Small car hires in London

Find small car hire deals in London from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in London cost an average of R439 per day. Price data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Renault KwidR298/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Renault KwidR344/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Suzuki CelerioR354/day
2
M
A/C
Suzuki Celerio

Car hires by fuel type in London

Browse car hires by fuel type in London. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in London. Deals were last updated on 29 May 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in London. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (R28+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel