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|Most popular company||EUROPCAR|
|Price of gas per litre||£1.85|
|Average price per day||£61|
|Cheapest price per day||£33|
Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Portsmouth is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. 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.
A valid driving licence is required for anyone looking for a hire car in Portsmouth. Foreign drivers must either produce a certified copy of their national driving licence or have an international driving permit. Also, a valid passport in addition to proof of return travel and information regarding hotel accommodations are required. For Enterprise Rent A Car, you must be at least 25 years of age, but minimum age requirements for hire cars in Portsmouth vary according to company. In some cases, a surcharge may be added for drivers under the ages of 25. Credit and debit cards are acceptable forms of payment at most car hire locations in Portsmouth.
According to UK law, you must drive your car hire in Portsmouth on the left-hand side of the road. Some areas of the city observe reduced speeds, otherwise the legal limit is 30 mph (although carriageways and motorways allow higher speeds – maximum 70 mph). Seatbelts are mandatory whenever your hire car in Portsmouth is in motion, and all young children and babies must be secured as well, even in passenger van hire or luxury car hire. Drinking and driving in the UK is expressly forbidden and subject to fine or arrest, so have a designated driver if you’re travelling with others or take a taxi if you’ve had more than two drinks. It’s best to check with Portsmouth Department of Motor Vehicles for recent law changes.
Most UK cities have narrow roads, especially in the city centres, so compacts are a very popular car hire in Portsmouth. You can find cheap car hire in Portsmouth online. For families or large groups travelling together, an SUV or passenger van is recommended, but if you intend on spending long hours on the roads beyond the city, a more fuel-efficient, economy car is recommended.
Portsmouth City Council manages several municipal garages within the city limits, and street parking is possible, so you should have few problems finding a place to park your car hire in Portsmouth. Generally, on-street parking is less expensive than using downtown parking areas, but many locations are free during overnight hours, usually between 18:00 and 08:00. Ticket machines accept cash or you can use the RingGo app on your mobile, which charges your credit/debit card. Parking tariffs vary according to area, but you should expect to pay about £1.80 per hour or around £12 to park your cheap car hire in Portsmouth all-day at prime city centre locations.
In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £50/day when booking a car hire in Portsmouth. The absolute best deal a user found was for £27/day from Easirent, booked on Jul. 28.
The average price of petrol in Portsmouth is £1.85/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £83 and £120 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.
From Europcar you can hire a car in Portsmouth from about £362 per week on average.
Booking your car hire early can save you up to 8%. Aim to book your car hire at least 66 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Portsmouth.
Yes, cars are available to be hired for an entire month in Portsmouth.
Generally, a month-long car rental in Portsmouth can be found for about £1,551, with the average price for a rental being around £52 a day. Book with Easirent, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 77% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Portsmouth.
For a weekend car hire in Portsmouth, you can expect the average price to be around £83. Usually a Mini hire in Portsmouth is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Mini for September, it will cost approximately £51 per day.
The most popular car to hire while in Portsmouth is the Opel Zafira Tourer, which is a Standard vehicle.