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Brighton is a seaside city that’s full of life, so you’ll want to get in a car and start exploring as soon as possible. If you’re arriving here by train, we’re in a good position to help. You can pick up a hire car from our Brighton Railway Station office and be in the heart of the city in a few minutes.
You’ll be able to join the road system in a quiet street, then link to major arterial roads very close by. Brighton’s attractions spread from the seashore to the South Downs National Park further inland. A hire car will help you to enjoy everything this fantastic city has to offer.
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. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Brighton is one of the top visitor destinations in the UK, thanks to its winning combination of seaside fun and city living. With the famous pier, numerous museums and theatre hotspots, you’re bound to find something to suit everyone.
The fascinating promenade stretches for miles along the shore, as Brighton extends into neighbouring resorts like Shoreham and Peacehaven. It’s worth having a hire car to explore these miles of seafront and you’ll be able to visit quieter, more conservative English resorts like Worthing and Eastbourne.
Back in the middle of Brighton’s busy waterfront you’ll find the classic East Pier, a traditional English holiday construction on stilts leading out above the beach and waves. It’s interesting to wander the boardwalk, perusing souvenir shops and amusements along the length of the pier.
Walking along the promenade you can’t miss the Brighton Wheel. This big Ferris wheel offers leisurely rotations in glass gondolas, accompanied by fabulous views of the beach and city from 160ft in the air. Further to the west is the new BA i360 ride, which takes you even higher for stunning panoramic views.
The city’s most famous attraction is the 250-year-old Royal Pavilion, one of Britain’s most extraordinary palaces. It was built in a lavish, oriental style with domes and opulent decorations so young royals could hold parties away from London. Taking the memorable tour inside the Pavilion is one of the Brighton essentials.
Nearby is the wonderful aquarium, housed in period vaults beneath the Promenade. The water tanks are so big you can even take a boat ride on one of them.
Among a thriving city centre packed with independent shops, galleries and restaurants, you’ll find two bohemian hotspots: the North & South Laines. These pedestrian alleys and streets are full of Brighton’s quirkiest shops, bars and galleries. It’s great fun to explore and you may come away with an oddity you couldn’t find anywhere else in the world.
Head west to the more genteel suburb of Hove, with beautiful period houses along the waterfront, or east into the liveliest area, Kemptown, with a more alternative, younger feel.
Or drive north from the seafront to head into the wonderful countryside beyond the city. The rolling, chalk-land hills of the South Downs have now been declared a National Park. It’s a great area for walks, picnics and discovering pretty little country pubs and garden centres.
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.