Bristol

Cheap Car Hire in Bristol from £9

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
5 Mar — 12 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Bristol car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Bristol. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 27 February 2024.

Most popular company

DRIVALIA

Price of gas per litre

£1.42

Average price per day

£28

Cheapest price per day

£9

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Bristol 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 27 February 2024.

January

£20

February

£23

March

£26

April

£36

May

£40

June

£44

July

£46

August

£40

September

£33

October

£29

November

£24

December

£31

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Bristol 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 Bristol

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Bristol and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 27 February 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Bristol this past week from 69 hire locations out of 24 hire agencies. Prices for a Bristol small car hire start from £9/day. Check out available deals for 6 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

People carrier

People carrier

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Compare available car types for hire in Bristol

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Bristol to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 27 February 2024.

Small cars

£19 - £48

All Car Types

£32 - £80

To hire a small car in Bristol, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £30/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Bristol, the United Kingdom (~£19/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~£48/day). In fact, January is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Bristol. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bristol, hiring a small car saves you 45% 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 Bristol small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Bristol, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £66/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Bristol, the United Kingdom (~£45/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~£82/day). In fact, January is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Bristol. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bristol, hiring a medium car is 16% 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 Bristol medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Bristol, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £99/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Bristol, the United Kingdom (~£65/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~£137/day). In fact, January is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Bristol. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bristol, hiring a large car is 44% 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 Bristol large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Bristol, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £46/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Bristol, the United Kingdom (~£29/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£61/day). In fact, February is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Bristol. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bristol, hiring a SUV saves you 17% 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 Bristol SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Bristol, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £145/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Bristol, the United Kingdom (~£79/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~£218/day). In fact, January is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Bristol. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bristol, hiring a van is 62% 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 Bristol van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a luxury car in Bristol, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £127/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Bristol, the United Kingdom (~£81/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~£190/day). In fact, February is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Bristol. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bristol, hiring a luxury car is 56% 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 Bristol luxury car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a convertible in Bristol, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £75/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Bristol, the United Kingdom (~£66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~£140/day). In fact, July is about 14% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Bristol. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Bristol, hiring a convertible is 27% 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.

Toyota Aygo£9/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Aygo
Vauxhall Corsa£9/day
2
M
A/C
Vauxhall Corsa
MG ZS£11/day
4
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A/C
MG ZS

Top hire agencies in Bristol

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Bristol known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Bristol. Reviews were last updated on 27 February 2024.
Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Bristol, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, GREEN MOTION and Alamo in Bristol. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.4
Wonderful
6 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.1

Overall

9.5

Pick-up/drop-off

9.5

Value

9.5

GREEN MOTION

9.3
Wonderful
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

9.3

Alamo

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.2

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.0

keddy by Europcar

5 locations

Avis

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Budget

7.0
Good
4 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.0

Sixt

6.9
Okay
3 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

6.9

Hertz

6.8
Okay
3 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Best Bristol car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Bristol. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Bristol with an average daily rate of £20. Data was last updated on 27 February 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on car hires in Bristol. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Toyota Aygo£9/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Aygo
Vauxhall Corsa£9/day
2
M
A/C
Vauxhall Corsa
MG ZS£11/day
4
M
A/C
MG ZS

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Bristol, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 27 February 2024.

What are the requirements to hire a car in Bristol?

To use Bristol car hire, you must have a driver's licence, credit card, and passport. You won't need an international driver's permit if your licence is from an EU country or written in English. To hire a car in Bristol, you must be at least 21 years old. However, if you are under 25, you will have to pay a young driver's fee. Drivers under 25 are also restricted to hiring certain types of cars. Luxury car hire and passenger van hire are some types of vehicles that younger drivers cannot hire. Economy car hire is recommended for young driver's.

What are the rules for driving in Bristol?

When you drive hire cars in Bristol, you will drive on the left-hand side of the road. Speed limits differ in some urban areas, at 20 mph (30 kph) or 30 mph (45 kph). While on motorways, the speed limit is 70 mph (110 kph). It's compulsory for everyone in the car to wear a seatbelt while the car is moving. If you are travelling with children under 12 in your Bristol car hire, they cannot sit in the front seat. All children under 135 cm tall will need to use a child seat. Only babies, secured in a baby car seat, may sit in the front seat as long as the car seat is rear-facing. Bristol's drinking and driving rules state that you cannot have more than 80 mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. Before you drive your hire car in Bristol, you should contact the city's motor vehicle department to check for any recent law changes.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Bristol?

There is a good selection to choose from for car hire in Bristol. If you are looking for cheap car hire in Bristol, you should hire an economy class car. Some popular economy cars in the area include a Hyundai Accent or a Fiat 500. Bristol is a bustling city, which often means parking is hard to find. For this reason, you may want to hire a more compact car instead of a large SUV. Some recommended options for compact car hire in Bristol include a Volkswagen Polo or a Renault Clio.

What type are the best places to park in Bristol?

When you use hire cars in Bristol, it is best to know what parking is like within the city. Bristol has one of the busiest city centres in the whole of the United Kingdom, so parking is often hard to find. If you need to park in the city centre, it is best to use a car park or car park building. Parking prices for your cheap car hire in Bristol range between one pound and a few pounds an hour, depending on where you park.

What is the cheapest hire car found in Bristol?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £28/day when booking a car hire in Bristol. The absolute best deal a user found was for £10/day from GREEN MOTION , booked on Feb. 25.

What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Bristol?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Bristol from the following companies over the past two weeks: DRIVALIA (£9/day), GREEN MOTION (£13/day), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£28/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Hertz (10.0 rating), GREEN MOTION (10.0 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (9.5 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Bristol.

What are petrol prices like in Bristol?

The average price of petrol in Bristol is £1.42/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £64 and £92 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Bristol for a week from DRIVALIA ?

DRIVALIA is one of the most popular car hire companies in Bristol, offering car hire for around £133 per week on average.

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

Hiring your favourite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 52% in Bristol - we recommend booking at least 7days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Bristol?

Yes, you can hire a car for a month in Bristol check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

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

The monthly cost of a car hire in Bristol is £568 (£19/day) on average.

How much is a car hire in Bristol for a weekend?

£56 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Bristol. To save money, consider booking a Mini car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in March, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as £42 per day.

What car do most people hire in Bristol?

Volkswagen Polo, which is a Economy vehicle, is the most popular to hire at Bristol according to Cheapflights users.

Car hires by fuel type in Bristol

Browse car hires by fuel type in Bristol. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Bristol. Deals were last updated on 27 February 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Bristol. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest (£19+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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