Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Cotswolds is September. The most expensive time to rent a car is February. 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.
If you're interested in car hire in Birmingham, you’ll need a full valid driving licence as well as photographic ID, such as a passport. For non-UK residents, you may need to show proof of return travel, as well as residency information for whilst in the UK. Legally, you can drive in the UK with a non-UK licence for up to 12 months. If your licence isn’t fully printed in English, you’ll need to provide an international driving permit. Additionally, if you’re planning to use your hire car in Birmingham to leave the UK via the Channel, you may need an international driving permit – it’s best to confirm directly with your supplier. The minimum age for car hire in Birmingham, like the rest of the UK, is 23. Age restrictions also vary by vehicle, so some cars may not be available to drivers under 25.
For those of you using car hire in Birmingham, be aware that, like the rest of the UK, you’ll drive on the left-hand side of the road. From June 2021, the city launched a Clean Air Zone, operating 24 hours a day, all year. If your vehicle isn’t compliant, you’ll have to pay a daily charge. It’s best to check directly with your hire company about which vehicles are allowed to enter the zone and which may incur a fine. Speed limits within the city are usually 20 mph, and sometimes 30 mph. For streets with one lane in each direction, the limit is 60 mph, and for those with two lanes in each direction or on motorways, the limit is 70 mph. All passengers must wear seat belts, and for anyone driving with children aged 12 and under, you must also ensure they’re in the correct car seat for their height and weight.
For anyone seeking car hire in Birmingham, the most popular type of car to hire is a compact one, which is ideal for city driving. However, rest assured that there is almost every type of vehicle available to hire, including luxury, economy, electric and passenger vans.
For anyone looking to park their car hire in Birmingham, you have a variety of options, as the city has around 24,000 parking spots. There’s plenty of on-street parking available; it’s usually metered and often free on Sundays. You’ll find car parks on Great Charles Street or multi-storey car parks across the city, as well as uncovered, open-air parks. Some car parks now offer pre-booking if you pre-register your debit or credit card, meaning you won’t have to visit a ticket machine. In busy times, it’s best to check the signs around the city centre, which indicate how many free parking spaces are available in each car park.
In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £58/day when booking a car hire in Cotswolds. The absolute best deal a user found was for £24/day from Avis, booked on Jul. 28.
Europcar offers hire cars in Cotswolds for about £556 per week on average.
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 27% in Cotswolds - we recommend booking at least 90days in advance.
Yes, you can hire a car for a month in Cotswolds check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.
You can potentially save up to 86% on a month-long rental by booking with Avis. Avis is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Cotswolds can cost you on average £2,384 a month or £79 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.