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Cheap Car Hire in Southampton from £18

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 Southampton with a pick-up date of 9/9 and drop-off date of 27/9. 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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Southampton car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Southampton. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

Most popular company

ENTERPRISE

Price of gas per litre

£1.47

Average price per day

£46

Cheapest price per day

£18

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Southampton 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 21 June 2024.

January

£29

February

£29

March

£35

April

£39

May

£46

June

£51

July

£52

August

£48

September

£46

October

£39

November

£34

December

£40

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

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Southampton and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

There are 22 hire agencies servicing Southampton. These agencies, altogether, have 42 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Southampton with prices from £18 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 5 car types you can hire in Southampton:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Compare available car types for hire in Southampton

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Southampton to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

Small cars

£25 - £50

All Car Types

£41 - £77

To hire a small car in Southampton, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £37/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Southampton, the United Kingdom (~£25/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£50/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Southampton. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Southampton, hiring a small car saves you 38% 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 Southampton small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Southampton, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £65/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Southampton, the United Kingdom (~£48/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~£84/day). In fact, April is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Southampton. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Southampton, hiring a medium car is 10% 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 Southampton medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Southampton, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £99/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Southampton, the United Kingdom (~£82/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~£115/day). In fact, February is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Southampton. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Southampton, hiring a large car is 41% 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 Southampton large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Southampton, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £52/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Southampton, the United Kingdom (~£32/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~£69/day). In fact, February is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Southampton. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Southampton, hiring a SUV saves you 11% 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 Southampton SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Southampton, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £110/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a van in Southampton, the United Kingdom (~£73/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~£131/day). In fact, February is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Southampton. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Southampton, hiring a van is 47% 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 Southampton, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of £120/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Southampton, the United Kingdom (~£95/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~£154/day). In fact, January is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Southampton. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Southampton, hiring a luxury car is 52% 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 Southampton luxury car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Fiat 500£18/day
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Fiat 500
Opel Corsa£19/day
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A/C
Opel Corsa
Ford Focus£20/day
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A/C
Ford Focus

Top hire agencies in Southampton

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Southampton known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Southampton. Reviews were last updated on 21 June 2024.
Hire a car with one of the top providers serving the Southampton area such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, keddy by Europcar and Alamo. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

9.6

keddy by Europcar

3 locations

Alamo

8.0
Very Good
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

6.0

Sixt

7.6
Good
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

6.8

Budget

7.5
Good
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

9.5

Value

7.5

DRIVALIA

1 location

Avis

6.6
Okay
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.0

Europcar

6.4
Okay
5 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.2

Value

6.4

Best Southampton car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Southampton. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Southampton with an average daily rate of £31. Data was last updated on 21 June 2024.
The best prices on car hires in Southampton we've found at this time. Deals are updated frequently so be sure to check back soon for more options.
Fiat 500£18/day
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A/C
Fiat 500
Opel Corsa£19/day
2
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A/C
Opel Corsa
Ford Focus£20/day
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A/C
Ford Focus

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Southampton, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 21 June 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Southampton?

    Getting car hire in Southampton varies from company to company when it comes to age requirements. The minimum age is 21, but some may require you to be 23 or 25, particularly for larger, passenger van hire or luxury car hire in Southampton. You will need to show your full, valid UK driver’s licence as well as your debit or credit card details. Some operators may require proof of address, too. When you hire cars in Southampton, don’t forget to always carry the legal paperwork provided by the provider in the car itself.

  • What are the rules for driving in Southampton?

    Car hire in Southampton is naturally subject to UK speed limits. In built-up urban areas, this is 30 mph, and outside of these on single carriageway roads, it is 60 mph. Once you get onto dual carriageways or motorways, you can travel at up to 70 mph. The permissible alcohol level to drive hire cars in Southampton is 0.08%, and seat belts are mandatory for all occupants. Children up to the age of 12 must travel in a regulation child seat – you can book these when you organise your Southampton car hire.

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

    Car hire in Southampton offers a mixed bag, as you’ll be in one of the busiest port cities in the UK. For downtown driving, choose economy car hire, like a compact city car or a small sedan. These are also a good way to get cheap car hire in Southampton. You can take a coastal road trip in an MPV, which will have room for the whole family and good height for sightseeing. Sedans and saloons will stand you in good stead too, as the roads in the area are well serviced and in good condition. Larger groups can get something like a minibus.

  • Where are the best places to park in Southampton?

    With Southampton car hire comes the need to find parking wherever you are going, of course. In August 2021, Southampton scrapped all charges in all of the city’s on-street pay and display parking bays between the times of 18:00 and 20:00. Parking is free from 18:00 to 00:00 in all the off-street and multi-storey car parks. The average prices outside of those hours range £1-2.50 per hour, most towards the lower end of that scale. So make sure you budget for that, and remember that you can keep track of cheap car hire in Southampton with Cheapflights.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Southampton?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £46/day when booking a car hire in Southampton. The absolute best deal a user found was for £20/day from Turo, booked on Jun. 16.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Southampton?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Southampton from the following companies over the past two weeks: Europcar (£18/day), keddy by Europcar (£19/day), and Sixt (£25/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (10.0 rating), Budget (9.0 rating) and Sixt (7.6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Southampton.

  • What are petrol prices like in Southampton?

    The average price of petrol in Southampton is £1.47/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £66 and £95 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Southampton for a week from Enterprise Rent-A-Car?

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Southampton. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about £363 per week.

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

    Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 65% on your car hire. For a below average price in Southampton, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 7 days in advance.

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

    The length of time you can book a car hire for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Southampton it should be possible to hire a car for a whole month if needed.

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

    Typically, a monthly car hire in Southampton can be found for £1,554. You can find car hire deals to be on average £52 a day.

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

    £73 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Southampton. 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 July, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as £47 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Southampton?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Economy (Vauxhall Corsa) in Southampton, making it the most popular option.

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Small car hires in Southampton

Find small car hire deals in Southampton from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Southampton cost an average of £20 per day. Price data was last updated on 21 June 2024.
Toyota Aygo£18/day
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Toyota Aygo
Ford Ka£18/day
2
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A/C
Ford Ka
Ford Ka£18/day
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Ford Ka

Car hires by fuel type in Southampton

Browse car hires by fuel type in Southampton. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Southampton. Deals were last updated on 21 June 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Southampton. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest (£30+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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