Southampton

Cheap Car Hire in Southampton

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
13 Jul — 20 Jul
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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Southampton Car Hire in 2022

Most popular companyEASIRENT
Price of gas per litre£1.93
Average price per day£62
Cheapest price per day£24

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

January

£40

February

£43

March

£51

April

£54

May

£61

June

£64

July

£49

August

£51

September

£52

October

£50

November

£48

December

£61

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

Top hire agencies in Southampton

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Best Southampton Car Hire Deals Found

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Car Hire FAQs

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 £51/day when booking a car hire in Southampton. The absolute best deal a user found was for £19/day from Easirent, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental 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: Budget (£28/day), keddy by Europcar (£35/day), and Alamo (£57/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise (10.0 rating), Sixt (9.0 rating) and Avis (5.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Southampton.

What are gas prices like in Southampton?

The average price of petrol in Southampton is £1.93/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £87 and £125 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Southampton for a week from Easirent?

Easirent is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Southampton. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about £184 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 17% on your car hire. For a below average price in Southampton, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 90 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 £787. You can find car hire deals to be on average £26 a day.

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

£97 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Southampton. To save money, consider booking a Economy car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in August, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as £73 per day.

What car do most people hire in Southampton?

The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Mini (Fiat Panda) in Southampton, making it the most popular option.

Small Car Hire in Southampton

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