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Cheap Car Hire in Portsmouth from £22

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 Portsmouth with a pick-up date of 10/8 and drop-off date of 24/8. 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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Portsmouth car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Portsmouth. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 July 2024.

Most popular company

KEDDY

Price of gas per litre

£1.43

Average price per day

£43

Cheapest price per day

£22

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Portsmouth 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 18 July 2024.

January

£24

February

£27

March

£32

April

£33

May

£42

June

£37

July

£42

August

£39

September

£36

October

£33

November

£28

December

£35

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Portsmouth is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is May. 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 Portsmouth

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Portsmouth and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 18 July 2024.

There are, in total, 17 car hire locations in Portsmouth that are operated by 11 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: £24/day). Explore 3 car types currently offered from Portsmouth hire providers:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compact estate car

Compact estate car

Compare available car types for hire in Portsmouth

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Portsmouth to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 July 2024.

Small cars

£29 - £45

All Car Types

£44 - £73

To hire a small car in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £36/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom (~£29/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~£45/day). In fact, April is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Portsmouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Portsmouth, hiring a small car saves you 36% 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 Portsmouth small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £59/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom (~£41/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~£81/day). In fact, June is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Portsmouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Portsmouth, hiring a medium car is 6% 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 Portsmouth medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £94/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom (~£74/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£116/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Portsmouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Portsmouth, hiring a large car is 42% 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 Portsmouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £51/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom (~£39/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£72/day). In fact, November is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Portsmouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Portsmouth, hiring a SUV saves you 9% 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 Portsmouth SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £108/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a van in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom (~£84/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~£167/day). In fact, February is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Portsmouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Portsmouth, hiring a van 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 luxury car in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £109/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom (~£92/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£140/day). In fact, October is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Portsmouth. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Portsmouth, hiring a luxury car is 50% 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.

Ford Ka£24/day
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A/C
Ford Ka
Ford Fiesta£25/day
2
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A/C
Ford Fiesta
Renault Captur£26/day
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A/C
Renault Captur

Top hire agencies in Portsmouth

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Portsmouth known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Portsmouth. Reviews were last updated on 18 July 2024.
Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Portsmouth, including Europcar, keddy by Europcar and Budget in Portsmouth. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Europcar

8.6
Very Good
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

6.6

keddy by Europcar

2 locations

Budget

7.5
Good
1 review2 locations

Sixt

1 location

Dollar

1 location

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

1 location

FLIZZR

2 locations

Free2Move

2 locations

Best Portsmouth car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Portsmouth. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Portsmouth with an average daily rate of £37. Data was last updated on 18 July 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on car hires in Portsmouth. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Ford Ka£24/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Ka
Ford Fiesta£25/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Fiesta
Renault Captur£26/day
4
M
A/C
Renault Captur

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Portsmouth, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 18 July 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Portsmouth?

    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.

  • What are the rules for driving 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.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Portsmouth?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Portsmouth?

    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.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Portsmouth?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £43/day when booking a car hire in Portsmouth. The absolute best deal a user found was for £19/day from Alamo, booked on Jul. 14.

  • What are petrol prices like in Portsmouth?

    The average price of petrol in Portsmouth is £1.43/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £64 and £93 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Portsmouth for a week from keddy by Europcar?

    From keddy by Europcar you can hire a car in Portsmouth from about £190 per week on average.

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

    Booking your car hire early can save you up to 65%. Aim to book your car hire at least 7 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Portsmouth.

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

    Yes, cars are available to be hired for an entire month in Portsmouth.

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

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Portsmouth can be found for about £814, with the average price for a rental being around £27 a day. Book with Alamo, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 46% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Portsmouth.

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

    For a weekend car hire in Portsmouth, you can expect the average price to be around £58. Usually a Economy 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 Economy for August, it will cost approximately £48 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Portsmouth?

    The most popular car to hire while in Portsmouth is the Volkswagen Polo, which is a Economy vehicle.

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Small car hires in Portsmouth

Find small car hire deals in Portsmouth from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Portsmouth cost an average of £25 per day. Price data was last updated on 18 July 2024.
Hyundai i10£22/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10£22/day
2
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Hyundai i10
Chevrolet Spark£22/day
2
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Chevrolet Spark

Car hires by fuel type in Portsmouth

Browse car hires by fuel type in Portsmouth. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Portsmouth. Deals were last updated on 18 July 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Portsmouth. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest (£47+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

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