It might be small, but with four world class capitals, dramatic mountain ranges and miles of coastline to explore, the United Kingdom packs a lot into its borders. And with so much to see and do, hiring a car is your best way to take it all in.
Be it for a well-deserved holiday or business, you can choose the right car for you from one of our dedicated collections. And with our best price guarantee and no credit card fees, you can be safe in the knowledge you're getting our best possible deal.
Whether you are flying into the UK, arriving by ferry or Eurostar, we've got your trip covered.
With over 240,000 miles of roads, the UK is home to one of Europe's most extensive driving networks, so you will have no trouble getting from A to B.
The M1 connects London in the south to Leeds in the north-east, over a 200 mile stretch. From here, you can pick up the A1 north and keep going all the way to Scotland’s capital Edinburgh.
If you are in the north and need to travel in an east-to-west direction, the M62 connects Liverpool to Hull, and everywhere between. The M5 and M6 will help you negotiate the western side of the country, whereas the M4 is the main route into southern Wales.
The M25 (or the London Orbital Motorway) encircles London, giving you access to the capital and its suburbs.
To find your way between Scotland's two major cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, the M8 is the most direct route. Heading north along the west coast is at times dramatic and wild, while driving up the east coast towards Aberdeen is more serene.
In Wales the A470 lets you travel the entire length of the country, through the country’s famed valleys. If you're in Northern Ireland, the M1, A1 and A5 are the most convenient routes to get you around.
Although they are not overly common, you should be aware that you could have to pay toll charges on some roads, bridges and tunnels when travelling around. If you're planning to use your hire car when in London or Durham, you could be charged for city centre driving at certain times of the day. You can simply register your vehicle before entering a congestion charge zone and pay-as-you-go.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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From Shakespeare and Buckingham Palace to Glastonbury and Manchester United – the UK is packed full of icons. It is also a place of contrasts with four dramatically different capitals to explore, whether travelling around the UK on business or leisure.
You'll be able to take in some of the world’s most popular tourist sites in London, such as Big Ben, Harrods and St Paul’s Cathedral. On the south coast you'll find sandy beaches and tearooms in Bournemouth and pebbly-beaches and an independent vibe in Brighton.
For England's heritage, you can get lost in the Roman cities of Chester, York and Bath, while at Oxford and Cambridge you can discover two globally-renowned universities – and find out more about their competitive annual boat race.
The well-connected northern cities of Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester are home to great dining and shopping experiences, cultural events and sporting venues, while they are also important economic hubs in their own rights, with influential music scenes spanning way beyond the Beatles.
Close to the Scottish Border lies the city of Newcastle, which is known for its industrial past – and it’s here you’ll find one of the UK's most famous sculptures, The Angel of the North.
Scotland’s capital Edinburgh is a mecca for the creative industries, full of cultural diversions while it is the entertainment hub of the UK, with its annual Fringe Festival attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer. While the main city attracts a lot of attention, do not overlook this splendid country’s second city, Glasgow, an edgy energetic and down-to-earth metropolis that is home to art nouveau artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and a thriving night life.
Beyond these urban conurbations, you could try spotting the world's most elusive mythical creature Loch Ness on a trip to Inverness and the Highlands. And if you're in Scotland on business, you will no doubt want to visit Aberdeen and Dundee – key centres for the oil, IT and textile industries.
Wales’ premier city Cardiff – on the country’s southern coast - is a mecca for sports fans, hosting some of the country’s biggest games from the world of rugby and football. It is also an exciting city in its own right with great shopping and dining, Roman history and stunning views from Cardiff Castle over the Bristol Channel.
You can immerse yourself in Wales’ rural beauty on a drive through one of the national parks, such as Snowdonia or Brecon Beacons, while a tour of some of the seaside towns, like Colwyn Bay, will give you a perfect escape from city life.
Visit the port city of Belfast and you'll be able to explore the city's rich maritime history. Or if you’re a fan of hit television series Game of Thrones, you can visit the studios where large parts of the first four seasons were filmed, or venture further afield to find the places that inspired Winterfell and The Wall on the small screen. Around an hour's drive from Derry on the north coast stands Giant's Causeway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and geographical marvel, renowned for its unusual rock formations.
Wherever you travel in the United Kingdom, you’ll be sure to find a warm welcome, and much to see and do.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.