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London, ENG, United Kingdom
27 Oct — 3 Nov
Same drop-off
London, ENG, United Kingdom
Wed 27-10
Noon
Wed 3-11
Noon
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London car rental information

Pick-up locationLondon
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Standard
Rental locations288
Airport locations66
Popular agenciesGREEN MOTION , Budget

Cheap car rentals in London

EconomyS$ 18/day
CompactS$ 21/day
IntermediateS$ 34/day
StandardS$ 32/day
People carrierS$ 48/day
MiniS$ 18/day
PremiumS$ 57/day
Compact SUVS$ 23/day
Intermediate estate carS$ 35/day
Intermediate SUVS$ 39/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

London car rental reviews and directory

From S$ 48/dayRated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
6.8 Good (160 reviews)
14 locations in London
Hertz
Locations in London
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre23 Sep 2021
Even though I paid extra for an automatic transmission vehicle, I was given a manual transmission vehicle and they said they had no automatic vehicles available.
1.9 Horrible21 Sep 2021
Received a basic vehicle for £40 a day, and when asked about extending for two days, it went up 1500%, and they wanted for £1,200 for two extra days. Was told by staff, to take vehicle and extended after collected vehicle. When tried to do that, was told can only be done in branch. Basically incompetent staff, blind leading the blind and extremely bad customer service. First and last time using Hertz!
2.0 Mediocre15 Jun 2021
The car was clean and I had no issues with the vehicle.Rekha's behaviour at the counter was unacceptable. She was rude to me and other employees around her. She asked for additional address proof (not sure why since I've never needed more than my license with Hertz). She ran my card for £373 without asking what type of insurance I wanted. She did not tell me about the hidden fees. I expected a bill of £67 + insurance as stated on the Kayak site. When I get there, insurance is £55/day (absolutely insane!), £20 VAT not included in my quote. She was even rude to her own employee denying one of them a coffee break while I was standing at the counter. Overall I enjoyed the car, the dropoff experience but Rekha was downright awful. Would not want to interact with her again.
4.0 Okay29 May 2021
We rented the car for 9hrs, put 230 miles on it and it cost us over $400 for a Vauxhall Corsa. VERY expensive.
10.0 Excellent26 Aug 2020
I still have my car rental. Not sure why I am receiving this email now.
10.0 Excellent30 Apr 2020
It was a bit slow but not a problem.I don't remember what car I got but, it wasn't what we asked for. It was another "similar" car that they always give a renter.
7.6 Good30 Apr 2020
New car. Lots of features.No one around to explain features of the car. Had to return the car two weeks early due to covid 19. Did not get a partial refund for those two weeks. Was contacted by P.R. person when I gave them a poor review who seemed like he might give me a partial refund but I believe they are now in bankruptcy proceedings so doubt I will see it.
4.4 Okay20 Mar 2020
I was charged much more than what I was told in line total. They charge me extra which I never asked for or agreed on. But because it was very late and dark and people are waiting on the quie so, I signed the paper without knowing they have all this extra charges .
5.2 Okay18 Mar 2020
The staff did his job. He said he gave me an upgrade, but who needs an upgrade when I was already paying £27 more than the price I was quoted.They forced me to ta their Damage Weaver protection which was more expensive than they rental for the car. The DW is suppose to be optional and not mandatory. I guess they did that because they knew I was coming from the US and I probably had no other choice. I felt cheated and I made up my mind not to use hertz again.
2.0 Mediocre28 Feb 2020
NothingThey have Charged me incorrectly for damages. Tried calling customer care and they don’t have clue about what happened.
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From S$ 24/dayRated no. 2
Easirent
5 Okay (130 reviews)
13 locations in London
Easirent
Locations in London
  • 5.8
  • 5.5
  • 4.6
  • 4.4
  • 4.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent22 Sep 2021
Great experience behind the counter to check in. -Upgrade your car no problem! -changed car twice no problem. -Beast rental service. -Great experience checking back. - I asked if they would drive me back and they said no problem. Wow! Thanks
4.0 Okay27 Jan 2020
At pickup the vehicle was given away and we had to pay for an upgrade. We also had to buy insurance, as we could not show proof that our credit card covered excess insurance laibility. Shuttle buses run every 45 minutes, so there is a long wait
2.0 Mediocre20 Nov 2019
Nothing! Stay away and help put disreputable businesses out of business!Bait and switch. Got a price that looked great, but when I got there not only did they have an inferior car to the one I booked, that they tried to pass off, but the price they charged was over 40% higher than when I booked online. (Looking at the other reviews, I'm not the only one in this position) I walked out after confirming that they wouldn't charge me anything, and they charged me over 90 dollars (in dispute with credit card). I then went to a big name brand like I should have in the first place.
4.0 Okay19 Sep 2019
The Pickup was the worst pickup scenario I've ever seen. There's a kiosk to 'skip the line' that you can use, but you need to get in the line after anyway. We had to deposit about $1200. The pickup process took about 2 hours. The car we received wasn't the class we requested, nor clean.Clearer indication of where to go when arriving. More staff. Working Kiosks. A real waiting area. Quicker service. Most importantly advance information on required deposits (I would never have rented from here had I known it was a $1200 USD deposit required).
2.0 Mediocre11 Aug 2019
The young teenager working there was probably the only person that was courteous and understanding there.Booked car for 11am. Didn't get car until 1:45pm. Car was wall banged up and cut on tire. They said it's all good. Protested to get another car as I didn't feel safe. Returned car at 11:45amnext day to be scold by clerk who said needed to be returned by 11 and others waited for 3h for it. Scammers!
2.4 Mediocre8 Aug 2019
I can't think of anything.A clean car, not waiting for an hour to, a car that had been serviced and didn't breakdown on the M4, better customer service, clearer information on using a travel credit card for accident coverage.
3.6 Mediocre31 Jul 2019
This was the nightmare experience I have heard about but always thought was exaggerated. On the third day of our rental, the clutch went out on our car. They charged me $3000 and left me on the side of the road for 5 hours. No replacement rental.
2.4 Mediocre17 Jul 2019
Terrible experience. They wanted to give us a much smaller car than we reserved and we did not fit. They wanted to charge us more than double for a bigger car. They were so rude and did not care. We had 2 small children and a disabled person with us. Money wasted. Day ruined.Everything
2.0 Mediocre10 Jun 2019
Although I had checked in online in advance, all customers had to wait in the line to set up the car hire insurance. It took 45 minutes to get through the line, and the booked automatic car never came after 2 hours. The man checking customers in kept making rude comments about them.
3.2 Mediocre8 May 2019
It was a nice dayLGW to their location is a pain with all your bags You can’t use your own insurance so have to buy their expensive policy Quote said unlimited miles but you only get 100 per day Misleading bait & switch company. Not recommended
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From S$ 51/dayRated no. 3
Sixt
7.7 Good (71 reviews)
17 locations in London
Sixt
Locations in London
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Sep 2021
Our rental car agent was especially helpful as we picked up our car. Would recommend Sixt to anyone.
10.0 Excellent9 Sep 2021
I was very impressed at the service I received from the receptionist at Heathrow T5. I had made a wrong reservation and had little time to get another car at Heathrow. I went there in a hurry not realising that I needed other documents apart from my driving license and credit cards. I was initially upset but she calmly explained things and helped me retrieve all the documents I needed. As the trip was to attend my daughter's graduation next morning 100 miles away it would have been a disaster for the family without her help. She's a credit to the company.
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2021
The location had been closed for a year. There was no car and no recourse.
2.0 Mediocre26 Mar 2020
The office was closed and could not get through to any representatives on a call. Understand that we are in unprecedented times but unacceptable to allow booking (which was made the night before) for closed locations which forces customers to expose themselves more.
5.2 Okay13 Mar 2020
The staff at the pickup location. The car.The customer service, both phone and email (never received a response). The drop-off at a different location was painful. Adding a driver was also painful since there was no Sixt in Liverpool, as I was told there was.
5.2 Okay31 Dec 2019
Shuttle driver and staff was very friendly.I was told I had to downgrade my rental or upgrade because the shuttle driver took me to the wrong terminal. Because downgrading wouldn’t work, I had to love up to the larger vehicle and my rental rate DOUBLED!!!
9.2 Excellent24 Dec 2019
Very quick and easy.The back hatch was previously damaged and would not open normally. We had to jump on the bumper or drive over a curb to open it.
10.0 Excellent31 Aug 2019
I had not even heard of Sixt before, but this experience gave me confidence to use the service again and to recommend it to others.
2.0 Mediocre21 Jul 2019
They upgraded the car because I was VERY ANGRY about the bait and switch on the insurance which cost me approximately 200 pounds more than it should have.WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU IDIOTS!! I BOOKED A RATE WITH INSURANCE ON THE KAYAK SITE AND THEN WHEN I GET TO ENGLAND THEY TOLD ME AT THE DESK THAT THE INSURANCE RATE WAS WRONG AND CHARGED ME 200 POUNDS MORE!! WHY ARE YOU DOING BUSINESS WITH SIXT WHEN THEY OR YOU CLEARLY HAVE NO CLUE.
10.0 Excellent26 Jun 2019
Liam went above and beyond in being sure that we had the correct directions and tips for driving out of busy London...especially difficult for an American accustomed to driving on the right!The drop off rental return location was a little confusing but not too bad. Once we found the hotel parking garage, everything was clearly marked.
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From S$ 39/dayRated no. 4
Budget
7.3 Good (46 reviews)
15 locations in London
Budget
Locations in London
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 7
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent5 Jan 2020
The staff were great, the car was great.We arrived in terminal 2 and there are only shuttles from terminal 3. With a toddler and all the bags and car seats that entails it was a long walk .
6.4 Good22 Oct 2019
Location was good for pickup and dropoffThe car had built in GPS with touch screen but the budget car rental rep gladly sold me GPS charging for it. They gave me a toddler seat for my 9 month baby and had nothing else.
9.6 Excellent11 Oct 2019
It was easy to get to and deliver the car on returnI have no response about getting my deposit back and, the fare that I received did not include any insurance so it was more expensive that I expected
2.0 Mediocre21 Jul 2019
Budget changed the reservation from a Premium vehicle to a compact car , with an increase in price without notifying me. When I logged onto the Budget website the reservation had been changed. I was told the rate was no longer available!!! I will not use Budget again!!!!!!!Why was my original reservation changed? They did not want to honor the original ruling entail rate!
9.2 Excellent8 Jul 2019
A little less expensive. Overall excellent.
2.0 Mediocre28 Jun 2019
NothingThey advertised a car they don't even have on their fleet. So we wasted an hour before finding this out and had to go somewhere else
6.0 Good4 Mar 2019
Was falsely over charged because they did not have that car
6.8 Good17 Sep 2018
1. heck of a long line to get the car; why does it take such a long time to rent a car when it's pre-ordered and it's just some basic paperwork. 2. I'm still waiting for a bill; haven't even received one by email. Their system was down when I returned the car and yet I've been charged more than was quoted with no explanation at the time of return.
4.0 Okay17 Jun 2018
Outrageous over chargesStaffThey charged me $160 for a minor chip on the windshield and refused to send me a copy of the completed repair. Since I was paying for it thought I should receive a copy. Won’t be renting for these again
7.2 Good25 Feb 2018
No issues, good car but no windshield washer fluid.The lady at the front desk was very kind and delivered the car in the time I expected it would take. The instructions were very clear to drive the car out of the lot and to drop it back off again. The car felt like new, and was in good conditions.I was asked for 2 credit cards, which I wasn't informed beforehand, also, nowhere was I informed that I was supposed to take my passport with me to pick the car up. Finally, the car had no windshield washer fluid.
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From S$ 39/dayRated no. 5
Europcar
7 Good (35 reviews)
22 locations in London
Europcar
Locations in London
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible19 Sep 2021
A complete con. I booked a standard hatchback for three weeks via Kayak for collection at Europcar Heathrow in August 2021. The price was $873.29 which was due at pick up and included $229.31 on top of the base price as applicable taxes. No mention of other costs was made to me during the booking process. Upon picking up the car I was told by Europcar the actual price I needed to pay was a whopping $1,786 due to 'other taxes' and 'insurance'. I was told that this was due to vehicle insurance not being included in the price quoted to me, as Kayak does not factor this in for non-US or Canadian citizens at the time of booking. Upon enquiring why it's not added, I was told this was a rare occurrence for British Citizens booking on the Kayak platform and that Europcar had not seen this before. This was blatantly untrue as the customers left and right of me, also picking up rental cars, were complaining for the same reason and equally as shocked. Kayak and Europcar have lost my future business for their lack of transparency and I will be complaining to both. I urge people considering a car rental with them in the UK to double-check the insurances and 'hidden costs'. At a time when car rental prices in the UK are already astronomical, this smacks of pure greed and swindling customers searching for economical deals.
3.9 Mediocre2 Aug 2021
1. Indifferent employees at pick-up. More interested in upselling than just giving us the keys to our car. 2. Europcar added two additional charges at the end without any notice or explanation. I still don't know what those charges (about $200) were for. Might have been legit, might not have been-- I have no idea because they just tacked them on w/o any explanation. No transparency. I will be hesitant to use Europcar in the future because of this. 3. Buying insurance initially, it was not clear to me that the insurance would be third party. Allianz is OK, but if I buy insurance I would much rather just get it through the rental company directly.
1.9 Horrible11 Jul 2021
What a rip off! I purchased Allianz insurance in advance but at the desk they wouldn’t give me the keys without purchasing their own insurance which is three times the price. Never again.
2.0 Mediocre31 May 2021
I cancelled the rental and was charged anyway. This is not how my experience with rental cars has been. I saw free cancellation, evidently it's not really free.Being very clear that you have to cancel well in advance or you will be charged, very different than US rental cars.
7.6 Good2 Sep 2019
Staff friendly; car was new and clean.Check in process very slow, more staff needed.
5.2 Okay11 Aug 2019
Europcar in London told me that Rentalcars.com is an American website that only covers insurance for American and Canadian residents. Although the full cost of rental was £80, they forced me to pay an extra £168 for extra insurance before they let me take the car.
10.0 Excellent8 Jul 2019
The staff (Rodney) was very helpful and efficient.
2.0 Mediocre28 May 2019
Booked a car for £50, including taxes/fees, but after arriving (and waiting for almost an hour while the one attendant dealt with another customer’s reservation) we were told it was actually £190 due to additional insurance and various other fees. Cancelled on the spot and left!
6.4 Good27 May 2019
The lady who served me when I picked up my car was incredibly helpful, understanding and patient. She made the whole experience amazing
5.6 Okay14 May 2019
Nice car but you can get that at any rental shop.Took about an hour to check in and there were only two people in line in front of me and I was there during weekday business hours. Despite listing that they offer baby carseats, no one from that department was there so they couldn’t offer us one. Manager ignored us as he was too busy.
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From S$ 19/dayRated no. 6
Ace
4.3 Okay (33 reviews)
1 location in London
Ace
Locations in London
  • 5.4
  • 5.2
  • 3.8
  • 3.6
  • 3.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible17 Aug 2021
They didn't accept the insurance on my credit card so the car cost a lot more than I had planned for. The car they gave me had worn through the brake pads and you could hear the rotors rubbing when you braked. I was staying 200 miles away from the rental place so was hard to bring the car back for a replacement. I am upset that they provided me with a car, that I drove my children around in, that was not fit for purpose. To add to this the person at the desk when I returned the car was not polite, barely talked and was not too apologetic about the state of the vehicle. Will never use again or recommend to anyone!
2.8 Mediocre13 Mar 2020
Very confusing process. Ended up paying triple of what I thought I was going to. I would suggest a more reputable brand. Might cost more on paper but not worth the headache of this rental experience.Shuttle to the car park. Clear terms and conditions.
3.6 Mediocre11 Feb 2020
The car I requested was not available, the insurance I prepaid I was told was not god enough. I had to pay an extra 350GBP on pick up
6.8 Good8 Sep 2019
Clean new car.More information about the true costs incurred with the rental (e.g. insurance, milage).
2.0 Mediocre30 Jul 2019
Bad customer serviceBetter communication
2.0 Mediocre18 Jul 2019
The drop off was fast.I had a reservation for a car which the sales staff completely ignored to start a new transaction. They proceeded to ignore pricing to push their insurance plan, and basically wouldn't let you leave until you had purchased it. I literally told them what I thought they were doing was a scam.
3.6 Mediocre9 Jul 2019
Terrible pickup and dropoff. Hidden fees
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2019
There is not a normal car shuttle and the Hopper would not take me to pick up car....you have to 6lb for Hopper. The rental place is impossible to find because it’s not called Ace.
2.0 Mediocre30 Jun 2019
Staff were not friendly nor helpful there was no shuttle from the airport for rental pu. We had to pay for a hotel bus to drop us off .The whole set up could be better. Ace could do with revamping their entire system.
3.6 Mediocre24 Jun 2019
When I asked questions about the operation of the car and GPS, people were helpful.(1) They would not accept my Amex card, claiming it could not be verified (without even trying it). They said it would never work anywhere in Europe. In fact, I continued to use it in many locations the remainder of my trip. (2) I returned car 2 days early and they would not give a partial refund.
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From S$ 76/dayRated no. 7
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
8 locations in London
National
Locations in London
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 Jan 2019
quick service.Petrol tank only half full on pickup. Trying to bring a car back with a half full tank is difficult.
10.0 Excellent18 Jun 2018
easy process, straight forward. no pressure upsale.accessibility of facility
From S$ 81/dayRated no. 8
Enterprise
9.1 Excellent (13 reviews)
21 locations in London
Enterprise
Locations in London
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 Sep 2019
Brits could learn to drive on the right side of the road
9.6 Excellent16 Mar 2018
English countryside tourI was upgraded to a Hybrid car which was great as I was doing a lot of out of town travel as Gaza being already quite expensive in UK. This was a great advantage. Also the car had a GPS system which was great. The staff were very nice & helpful both at pick up & especially on return.The pick up was a little slower then anticipated. First you have to take a bus to the car which seems to be the same for all rental companies & I guess can’t be helped, but when we did get to the car lot it did take a little while till the car was ready. Staff were very not ce & apoligised, but that should be improved.
8.0 Excellent31 Dec 2017
Good value van hireEverything was good. Pick up went well, van was clean and quite new.The excess was high at £1150 and to bring it down to £250 would have doubled the cost. Seems a lot proportionate to risk.
10.0 Excellent3 Sep 2017
the service was fast, very helpful, and very friendly. best car renting experience so far!
10.0 Excellent30 Dec 2016
Fast service, great car, convenient location!Fast friendly service. Easy to find. Helpful staff who went the extra mile.
9.6 Excellent29 Dec 2016
Give your review a headlineVery simple to rent a car , the difference is the staff. We have to admit that Enterprise is trying hard and the staff is extremenly polite and willing to assit . Well done Enterprise ! My Avis card will go to the bin! AP
9.2 Excellent1 Jun 2016
If you want customer service: go to Enterprise.Customer service, new car, no hidden charges. Enterprise is the best.Location is bad. It's in a sketchy area of London.
10.0 Excellent5 Apr 2016
Great service, excellent carPersonal touch, free pick up service, Easter Egg surprise gift. Highly recommended!!!
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From S$ 47/dayRated no. 9
keddy by Europcar
8.7 Excellent (4 reviews)
32 locations in London
keddy by Europcar
Locations in London
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Nov 2018
Very good friendly service.
8.8 Excellent20 May 2017
Keddy GatwickService on reception - not getting the hard sell for insurance. And not getting ripped off with fraudulent damage Claims like enterprise heathrow!
From S$ 45/dayRated no. 10
Avis
7.8 Good (23 reviews)
10 locations in London
Avis
Locations in London
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent17 Feb 2020
Everything was good except for belowThere was no information or instruction that I needed to bring my passport when I picked up the car. They said it was in the terms and conditions. This should be something right on the front so people know. Wasted a lot of my time
2.8 Mediocre31 Dec 2019
I will never use Avis again - ever. In Jan 2019 I booked a car for pick up at LHR Dec 16, making the mistake that my flight out of SFO was actually getting into LHR Dec 17. Had I picked up the car Dec 16, I would have been paying $460 for my rental period. With zero flexibility they wanted me to now pay £2000 for the same rental package (1 day less in fact). After a long haul flight with 4 biggish bags - which the Avis shuttle driver gave no help with - I had to go back to T2 and get a car from National for £600. Same size as my original Avis booking, help with baggage into and off of bus and even into my car! Enterprise rocks. Avis sucks big time.
2.0 Mediocre21 Sep 2019
I made the mistake of not bringing my passport to the rental counter. Although not explicitly stated anywhere in the terms and conditions, a passport for foreign tourists is required to rent a car from Avis Heathrow. A driver's license is not sufficient documentation.
9.2 Excellent30 Jul 2019
Excellent staff.Very expensive vehicle.
9.2 Excellent13 May 2019
Pick up/drop off at T5 was awesome - not little bus. Very convenientCheckIn process is long winded. Don’t know why the Avis rep (who was very helpful) has to go through so many steps to release the car?
8.0 Excellent27 Mar 2019
CheapI think they gave me a car smaller than I rented but I was in too much of a rudh to argue about it.
4.8 Okay11 Mar 2019
The staff seemed nice, but didn't inform you of extra things (like paying extra for wifi or navigation which are standard in all cars now). Also signage to get to location is HORRIBLE in the airport + no employees of the airport really know how to tell you to get there.
9.6 Excellent6 Mar 2019
I booked online and the auto booking had me pick up at T5 as it was my flight out. But I landed at T3 and didn’t realize. T3 Avis staff excellent sorting it out.Is it me or is there a clear deliberate check in pick up and drop off location? Small point.
2.0 Mediocre8 Oct 2018
DisapointedCar was clean inside.Night time flight tried to reduce the hassle of insurance early in the a.m. Made reservation on line with car rentals .com for a Hyundai -I 30 at he same time I purchased the collision damage coverage. This was through Allianz insurance. At check in at Avis they would not accept this insurance, they allowed me to call Allianz in the US their rep was helpful and was sorry the insurance was not accepted, a refund was offered and accepted. Bottom line I wound up paying about $ 100 more for this rental. And the car supplied was smaller than the model I requested.
6.0 Good4 Jul 2018
I was inadvertently upsold to a more expensive rental than I had reserved on line. The end price was almost twice as much. I will need to strategize how to avoid that in the future if I look at renting from Avis again.
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From S$ 52/dayRated no. 11
Alamo
6.4 Good (5 reviews)
7 locations in London
Alamo
Locations in London
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre15 Sep 2019
They called to talk to me.They canceled my reservation. It would be better to have the vehicles in stock if I’m able to reserve them.
8.0 Excellent10 Sep 2018
Quick turnaround, will use them againShort queue, nice person behind the desk and no high pressure up-sale which I would have refused anyway.The car was a little basic, but I didn't really expect much more for the low price I paid.
Rated no. 12
Dollar
5.8 Okay (6 reviews)
3 locations in London
Dollar
Locations in London
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 5
  • 4.6
  • 5
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay28 Aug 2020
easy pickup.extremely long wait for shuttle. charged over GBP 300 for a tiny scuff which they insisted as a "deep scratch".
3.2 Mediocre4 Sep 2019
Reservation to pickup Saturday at 1000, drop off Bank Holiday Monday at 1000. Arrived told no car available and probably wouldn't get one. At 1130 they gave us a just returned car that was for someone else. Told us we couldn't return on Monday because of holiday, they'd be closed.Don't allow return reservation if facility will be closed and no alternate drop-off. Cost me 26 pounds to park. DON'T OVERBOOK.
6.8 Good16 Jul 2019
Take too long for serving customers at check in and check out. The airport pick up point information is not accurate. All customers were getting irritated with waiting time. I think its not staff issue, but seems like company policy might be too strict on staff on any mistakes. Will avoid in future
6.0 Good23 Nov 2016
Car was good, price just OKI had to take a larger car that I ordered. Waiting to get the car was longer than it should have been.
From S$ 18/dayRated no. 13
GREEN MOTION
Cheapest deal
Most popular
5.5 Okay (26 reviews)
11 locations in London
GREEN MOTION
Locations in London
  • 5.9
  • 6.3
  • 5.1
  • 4.8
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
7.9 Good19 Sep 2021
The shuttle to the airport did not come after 1 hour 15 minutes. So to avoid missing my flight i stopped a cab in the road and spent 20 pounds sterling to get to terminal 2.
6.0 Good29 Mar 2020
Couldn't tell you, had to cancel our trip due to the coronavirus. I did get a refund nice and easily that was convenient.
2.0 Mediocre23 Jan 2020
They are a corrupt business that rip off customers, just see news articles online (e.g false damage claims, not honoring rates). Because they appear on Kayak they also damage Kayak’s brand too).
4.4 Okay6 Jan 2020
Don't get fooled by the apparent cheap prices on the website!We thought we'd struck an excellent deal with Green Motion. However on arrival to Heathrow, we firstly had to get a paid shuttle to the car rental location, costing £5 per person. We were then forced to pay two times the cost of the car rental for insurance because the vehicle didn't have any cover as standard whatsoever. I've never heard of such a thing! We came away feeling upset and like we'd been scammed.
2.8 Mediocre2 Jan 2020
They say free shuttle but you have have to pay for tickets both ways and email them receipt when you get home to get reimbursed( as far as I’m concerned that’s not free). Car exterior was very dirty on pickup and they require you to go out alone and look for additional damage on a dirty car to see if you can find something they missed. Standard legally required insurance was not included in price of car through booking site( or that’s what they said when I got there). Overall it felt like a dirty slimy operation that is designed to rip people off every chance they get. Every body re ting there was angry and seemed to feel the same way. Staff was for most part indifferent to the negativity by the customers and you can tell they just deal with it all day due to the companies for policies. Definitely worth layyng a little extra to go with a sta and brand such as enterprise or Alamo etc....
6.8 Good24 Oct 2019
We were surprised at the extra costs at the point of sale from when we did the online booking. The staff were very helpful in giving us options and a better deal though.They need to advertise the extra costs beyond what is quoted online. There were two other customers just while we were there very angry with the rise in quote.
4.0 Okay20 Sep 2019
They were grilling me for a small scratch on the car. Luckily I had a picture showing the scratch existed before I picked the car. Lot of hidden charges almost double the amount.
2.8 Mediocre30 May 2019
I didn’t enjoy my experience with Green motion and will never ever again go with them. In the morning I was refuse the rental because my printed paperless bank statement was without stamp. And when returned later I was told they are closed, but if I pay extra £36 they will give me a carThe staff at the London city airport office are so rude, unprofessional and unpolite.
10.0 Excellent19 May 2019
excellent service. reliable easy access to and from airport and wonderful staff . I will use the service again. thank you.
2.0 Mediocre8 May 2019
Car don’t have head light no add blue no fuel to even reach fuel station and was late 1 day late my schedule waste serviceNo idea
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10.0 Excellent5 Jan 2018
Great car & value for money. Super slick pick up and drop off. Deposit was back in my account within a couple of hours.
5.2 Okay29 Jun 2017
Pickup/drop off process too slow.
5.6 Okay23 Sep 2016
0ne and a quarter hours waiting at terminal 5Car good, service goodBack to waiting 1 1/4 hour outside in the cold waiting for pickup
2.8 Mediocre8 Aug 2016
These are bait and switch bandits, avoid like theI booked a car online for 13 pounds a day for 10 days. On arrival I was told I would have to pay an additional 13.25 per day basic insurance. As it was nearly midnight I told them I would take the car for 1 day. When I returned the car I heard them doing the same con on another customer. I rented a better car for less at Europecar just down the road.
2.0 Mediocre7 Aug 2016
NothingI will never use Thrifty again, absolutely the worst customer service I have ever experienced.
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560 travellers who rented a car in London gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car rental locations in or near London

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

S$ 48/day

Good deal

S$ 32/day

When to book a rental car in London

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in London

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some London car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in London.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your London car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in London

  • The English capital is an extremely busy city, which means driving around central London can be incredibly stressful. But, while public transportation is the best option when discovering the city center, a hire car is the perfect option for those looking to leave London and explore the English countryside or coastal towns such as Brighton.
  • London has five airports: London City (LCY), London Stansted (STN), London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN), and London Gatwick (LGW). At City Airport, car hire counters are located next to the main terminal building. At Heathrow Airport, car hire companies have desks in all the arrivals terminals. At Gatwick, you'll find car hire desks in both the North and South terminal. Stansted Airport's car hire companies operate from the Airport Car Rental Village, which is outside the terminal building (free shuttle buses that will drop you off there depart from the terminal forecourt every 10 minutes). The Car Hire Center at Luton Airport is accessed via the free APCOA shuttle bus, which you can catch at Bay 1A.
  • The main thing you have to know about driving in the United Kingdom is that traffic runs on the left-hand side of the road. If you're brave enough to drive around the city center, beware that the streets are constantly bustling with tourists. Take into consideration that certain areas in the city are subject to the Congestion Charge, which means you must pay £11.50 (approximately $14.70) per day if you drive in said zones between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., which is applicable Monday to Friday.
  • Driving during London's rush hour can easily add 40 minutes to an hour to your travel time, so avoid going into and out of central London between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., and again in the evening, between 4 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. Roads leading to the city's many airports are often busy during these times as well, so take that into consideration if you're driving back to the airport.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in London for S$ 32 or less
  • Book your rental car in London at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in London are around 31% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in London are around -28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in London

  • Some car rental companies in London which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in London costs S$ 48 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at GREEN MOTION (S$ 28/day) and Budget (S$ 52/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at GREEN MOTION Novotel London Stansted Hotel Round Coppice Road CM24 1SF (48 kilometres from the city centre).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in London are Enterprise (8.9, 118 reviews), Sixt (7.8, 97 reviews), and Avis (7.8, 52 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in London is S$ 9.61 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between S$ 115 and S$ 154, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in London.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Ace, Avis, keddy by Europcar and Thrifty.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Budget and keddy by Europcar.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, National and keddy by Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Ace, Avis and Advantage.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gatwick airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Ace, Avis and Advantage.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Stansted airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Avis, INTERRENT and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car rental in London costs S$ 65 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in London costs S$ 35 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in London costs S$ 23 per day, on average.

  • In London, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Novotel London Stansted Hotel Round Coppice Road (48 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in London costs S$ 339 per week (S$ 48 per day).

  • On average a car hire in London costs S$ 1,452 per month (S$ 48 per day).

  • A mini or compact car is the recommended option in London for travelers who don't require much space for passengers or luggage, as they are easiest to drive and park around the city.

  • The speed limit in the UK is 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour) on urban roads with street lighting, 60 mph (97 kph) on single roadways, and 70 mph (115 kph) on dual roadways and freeways. However, in some parts of inner-city London, speed limits are set at 20 mph (32 kph).

  • The average petrol price in London is about £1.30 (around $1.67) per liter, which comes out to approximately $6.33 per gallon. The company Shell could be a good option when looking for low prices.

  • Street parking can be both extremely hard to find and pricey in central London. However, parking in The City of London, the central district, is free after 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, after 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and all day on Sundays. Most street parking spots will be metered, and depending on the areas, it can cost anywhere between £1 and £5 per hour (approximately $1.30-$6.40).