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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Eastbourne

  • Choosing car hire in Eastbourne gives you a unique opportunity to take control of your holiday and explore this resort town on the south coast with your own schedule. No more relying on the public transport system or travelling according to someone else's timetable. You can explore the Pier before driving around Sovereign Harbour and then take a trip to the Towner Eastbourne Museum, all without stepping foot on a bus. One of the most popular places to visit from Eastbourne is Brighton, which is only about 1h 15min away.
  • When choosing your car hire in Eastbourne, Gatwick Airport, it is likely to be your point of arrival and departure and is an ideal spot to hire your car. It's less than 1h 30min away from the city and home to several car hire companies that operate from the Arrival Hall of the airport, just as you exit the Baggage Claim area. You can book with companies like Avis, Budget, Europcar and Enterprise and have a representative waiting for you at the airport when you arrive. Booking online through KAYAK is a good way to ensure you get the type of car you want and to save time and money when you arrive.
  • Car hire in Eastbourne is as simple as it gets, from the hiring process right down to driving in the city. The roads are well-maintained and traffic is well-controlled through traffic lights. If you're driving close to the sea, there may be the odd cyclist or pedestrian you need to look out for. Remember to keep to the left-hand side of the road and stick to the speed limits in the city. There are cars parked along the side of the road close to the pier and the beach, which sometimes hampers traffic. However, most of the time, this isn't a problem.
  • There isn't much to say about driving difficulties in Eastbourne. Traffic tends to move along smoothly and local drivers are more patient than in many major cities in the UK. The morning and evening commute sometimes causes a little more traffic than usual, but it generally doesn't increase delays longer than a few minutes. The roads in the city centre tend to be narrower than on the outskirts, and you'll need to be aware of cyclists and pedestrians crossing the road.
  • Book your rental car in Eastbourne at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Eastbourne are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Eastbourne

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Eastbourne?

    Based on our information, car rental agencies in Eastbourne only have manual transmission cars.

  • How much is gas price in Eastbourne?

    The average gas price in Eastbourne is $7.11 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $85 and $114, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Eastbourne?

    Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Eastbourne.

  • Which car rental companies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, DRIVALIA, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Hertz, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Avis and Dollar.

  • Which car rental companies are at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Hertz, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Dollar and Routes Car & Truck Rentals.

  • Which car rental companies are at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, Alamo, DRIVALIA, keddy by Europcar, Budget, National and Routes Car & Truck Rentals.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sixt, Budget, National, Avis, and Dollar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gatwick airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Budget, National, and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Stansted airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Budget, National, and Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Eastbourne?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Eastbourne?

    A Standard car rental in Eastbourne costs $43 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Eastbourne?

    An Economy car rental in Eastbourne costs $47 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Eastbourne?

    An Intermediate car rental in Eastbourne costs $48 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Eastbourne?

    Most car rental providers in Eastbourne offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Eastbourne, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Eastbourne?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 4 car rental agencies in Eastbourne.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Eastbourne?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Eastbourne?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Eastbourne so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Eastbourne?

    The type of car you choose depends on your needs. The roads tend to be wide enough, especially on the outskirts of the city, and traffic isn't very heavy. If you plan on driving around the centre, a smaller, compact car might be easier to navigate and find parking for. If you're in Eastbourne in the summer, spend a little extra and get yourself a convertible Eastbourne car hire to make the vacation even more memorable. Longer trips with more people are best done in an SUV.

  • What’s the speed limit in Eastbourne?

    The speed limits in Eastbourne are mostly the same as those around East Sussex, except for a few streets near the city centre where a limit of 20 mph (32 km/h) has been introduced. Typically, built-up areas and urban roads carry a speed limit of 30 mph (48 km/h), while single carriageways and rural roads are capped at 50 mph (80 km/h). Major motorways and dual carriageways carry a speed limit of 60 mph (96 km/h).

  • Where are the best places to park in Eastbourne?

    Eastbourne is quite generous with its free on-street parking, especially near the beachfront, but because the area is so popular, these places are usually snapped up quite quickly. The majority of the available parking close to the beach is charged in 15 minute increments either with parking meters or local ticket machines. If you're parking in the town centre, you'll rely on parking meters or covered parking where you'll be given tickets upon entry. 

Eastbourne car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Eastbourne

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26-28 Lottbridge Drove

+44 1323 642420

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

7 Brett Drive

+44 1424 221234

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00

Norton Road Business Park

+44 1273 524123

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Great customer service from the Eastbourne Enterprise team. Really appreciated the help & support from James Thanks guys, we’ll be back :)

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The girls at brett drive hastings entrrprise were fantastic! Will definatly be renting from them again!

Cons:

Everything

9.2 Wonderful

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car, and service.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Great service from Faysul. Professional and efficient pick up/drop off. Thanks!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Staff were very helpful and there were no problems throughout the hire.

1 out of 2

keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very good

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One location in Eastbourne

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Eastbourne City Office

+44 871 384 3491

Opening times not available

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Free2Move

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4 locations in Eastbourne

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2 John Macadam Way

+44 1424 755855

Opening times not available

90-93 Eastbourne Road

+44 1323 488000

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00

Cavendish Bridge

+44 1323 720681

Monday13:00 - 18:0008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 18:00
Wednesday13:00 - 18:0008:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Hastings Road

+44 1424 793425

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Eastbourne

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26-28 Lottbridge Drove

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7 Brett Drive

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5 travelers who rented a car in Eastbourne gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.0

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