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|Minimum age to rent a car in UK:||21-25|
|What Do You Need to Rent a Car in UK–||Driver’s License, an ID, and a Credit Card|
|Minimum rental period:||1 day|
Whether planning to visit England, Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland, with VIP Cars you can pick your hired car anywhere in UK at the price that suits your budget and travel needs. We work with the global car rental companies that have their branches at numerous locations in the United Kingdom, and we bring their most cost effective deals with no compromise on quality!
Our suppliers offer great fleet, useful add-ons – GPS, baby seats, Wifi device, snow chains etc – and beneficial inclusions, like collision damage waiver, theft waiver and insurances. So no matter if you are a business or a leisure traveler, rent a car in advance today as it will make it really easy for you to explore UK's vast area and scattered attractions at your preferred budget & pace. With a rental car, even business travelers would be able to make the most of their trip to the UK.
Top UK car hire tips:
- When returning or picking the car hire, make sure that you are on time to avoid late fee; if delayed inform the supplier.
- If possible keep a pack of change with you for paying the parking fee in the UK and follow the speed limits to avoid fines.
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partner companies in United Kingdom
United Kingdom is a major tourist destination and offers four-tier fun as with our partners you can take your rental car anywhere in UK, whether that be Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales!!
VIP Cars works with the following car hire companies in the UK:
- Green motion
So irrespective of the fact whether you are looking to hire a convertible for the drives, a minivan if traveling with family and friends or luxury for your business trip, our suppliers’ fleet is enough to meet the needs of a variety of travelers. Looking for some specific supplier? Don’t wait much conduct a search now and choose the supplier filter to get access to all the deals offered by your preferred supplier.
Domestic one-way option is available with our UK car hire deals
When making a booking with us, if you want to set the drop-off different from the pick-up location i.e. if you want to return the car at a location different from the pick-up location, you can do that with us. Such a rental is termed as one-way and since here we are just talking about renting one-ways within UK, it is also called domestic one-way. For the service, the suppliers charge a one-way fee which is added to your final bill.
Popular One-way Car Rental Options within Great Britain
Car Hire England to Ireland:
Distance: 427.3 mi
Route: M6 via Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Car Hire England to Scotland:
Distance: 379.9 mi
In case you would like to enjoy some of the UK's top scenic drives, here are the top ones that you can explore in your rental car:
A4069 Black Mountain Road, Powys, Wales
Time: 1 h 56 minutes drive
Isle of Arran Coastal Road, Scotland
Time: 30 minutes
Route: The String Road - B880
Bealach na Ba (Pass of Cattle), Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
Time: 4h 9 minutes drive
Route: A87 and A82
B4632 Cheltenham to Stratford, Cotswold, England
Time: 2 h 38 min
Route: A40 and M25
Newtownabbey to Cushendall, Northern Ireland
Time: 56 min
Route: M2 and A43
Abergavenny to Penderyn, Wales
Time: 44 min
Route: Heads of the Valleys Rd/A465
A82 towards Glencoe, Scotland
Time: 20 minutes drive
The Dark Hedges, North Ireland
Time: 5 h 29 min
Car Hire Locations in UK – Popular Pickups & Drop-offs
With VIP Cars and partners you can pick your rent car almost anywhere within UK; our suppliers cover a wide network of locations in Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland and Wales; they are available as both pickup and drop-off locations. They are listed as under:
- New Castle
- Manchester Airport
- London-Stansted Airport
- London-Luton Airport
- Edinburgh Airport
- Birmingham Airport
- Glasgow Airport
- Bristol Airport
- London-Heathrow Airport
- London-Gatwick Airport
Cross-border & International One-way Car Hire Option from UK to Europe
For travelers who are looking to rent cars for long distance roads trips from UK to European countries like France and Spain, cross border trips as well as cross-border one-ways – if you don’t want to make the return trip – are available with our rental suppliers. Out of our car suppliers only Greenmotion, Sixt and National allow a cross-border trip to France and other European countries like Spain and Portugal. Just give us a call to know more. Here are a few famous international cross-border- one-ways available with us:
Car Hire UK to France
- Distance: 604.3 mi via A71
- The speed limit in UK & France is always 70mph and 80mph respectively, for the motorways, unless stated otherwise. And in France drivers drive on the right while in the UK, cars are driven on the left.
- Places to see on the way: Canterbury, Calais, Aire-sur-la-Lys., Albert and Compiegne
Car Hire UK to Spain
- Distance: 1,407.2 mi via A28
- 120 km/h is the speed limit for motorways in Spain while in the UK, it is 70mph unless stated otherwise. In Spain drivers drive on the right while in the UK, cars are driven on the left.
- Places to see on the way: La Seine, Le Mans, Bordeaux, Biarritz, and Burgos.
UK to Portugal
- Distance: 1,441.2 mi via A28
- 120 km/h and 70 mph is the speed limit for motorways in Portugal & UK respectively unless stated otherwise. Unlike UK, the cars are driven on the right-hand-side of the lane.
- Places to see on the way: Rouen, Le Mans, Cognac, San Sebastian, Burgos, and Salamanca.
Points of Interest in UK
United Kingdom comprises of two major areas namely the Great Britain and Northern Ireland .Countries like Scotland ,Wales, England and Northern Ireland unite together to form UK. Known for its multicultural and vibrant society, it serves as a melting pot of people from the many commonwealth nations. From its English streets, popular black cabs, British architecture to Irish pubs, UK offers much to look forward to. And a car rental is just the right way to explore its many attractions in total freedom.
The following are some of the best attractions in London and nearby areas that you must not miss at any cost:
Tower of London
St Paul's Cathedral
Palace of Westminster
UK Car Rental – Frequently Asked Questions
Can I rent a car in the UK using my foreign driver license?
Yes, no matter if you are from USA, Canada, Australia or Croatia, you can rent a car in the United Kingdom even if you have a foreign driving license (DL). All you need is a valid driver license issued by your home country, and if it is not in English or other Latin languages, in that case, you will need your IDP (International Driver's Permit) too. In absence of a valid DL, you won't be allowed to pick the car even if you have your IDP as it is nothing but a translation of your original DL.
Can I rent a car in the UK if I’m under 25?
Yes, you can hire a car in the UK on our booking engine if you are less than 25 years of age. However, note that almost all of our suppliers consider drivers under 25 as inexperienced and hence charge a fee known as young driver surcharge which you pay at the rental desk at the time of pickup. These drivers are only allowed to rent non-luxury vehicles and the surcharge amount may vary from supplier to supplier and also the pick-up location and the car type you are renting.
When I hire a car in the UK, can I get insurance with no excess?
Though the inclusions offered with the rental car always cover insurances with some excess, we can help you find a car with a low excess or even zero excess. Read the car rental deal specific T&Cs to know what excess is offered, and if you want lower than that, just give us a call on our UK number, or chat with us on WhatsApp or on live chat feature and we will help you find book a car with absolutely no excess. We will try to arrange the deal you are looking for.