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Oxford, ENG, United Kingdom
Mar 11 — Mar 18
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Oxford car rental information

Pick-up locationOxford
Rental locations19
Airport locations1

Oxford car rental reviews and directory

From $28/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Oxford
Alamo
Locations in Oxford
Enterprise Rent A Car+44 1865 202088
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From $43/dayRated #2
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (4 reviews)
3 locations in Oxford
Enterprise
Locations in Oxford
10 Watlington Road+44 1865 396000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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53 West Way+44 1865 202088
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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Building 34, Oxford Airport+44 186 520 2088
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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  • 9
  • 9.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8
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From $30/dayRated #3
Hertz
8.6 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Oxford
Hertz
Locations in Oxford
Osney Mead+44 1865 920164
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 4 2019
Pros: Friendly staff and easy upgradeCons: All good, really. A little far from the train station, about 15-minute walk.
From $21/dayRated #4
Europcar
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.7 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Oxford
Europcar
Locations in Oxford
Little Mead Business Park+44 371 384 5974
Littlemead Business Park+44 371 384 5974
  • 7.3
  • 8.6
  • 7.3
  • 8
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
3.2 MediocreJan 31 2019
Cons: I was overcharged
10.0 ExcellentJun 19 2018
Europcar in OxfordPros: excellent car, great service, and best price
From $26/dayRated #5
Budget
3.6 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Oxford
Budget
Locations in Oxford
Watlington Road+44 344 544 8468
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
3.6 MediocreJul 21 2019
Pros: Reasonably pricedCons: At pick up I was told there was no damage to the vehicle, but upon my inspection I found scratches and paint chips which I showed to the manager. The damage was then documented, but this raises concerns that lax oversight will lead to false damage claims for the renter. Scamming going on?
YourRent
2 locations in Oxford
YourRent
Locations in Oxford
Oxford Kidlington Airport
Oxford Railway Station
Recent reviews
Firefly
1 location in Oxford
Firefly
Locations in Oxford
Osney Mead+44 843 309 3059
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in Oxford
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Oxford
2, Oxford Road
Recent reviews
INTERRENT
1 location in Oxford
INTERRENT
Locations in Oxford
Little Mead Business Park
Recent reviews
From $22/day
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Oxford
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Oxford
Littlemead Business Park- Ferry Hinksey Road+44 371 384 5974
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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From $56/day
National
1 location in Oxford
National
Locations in Oxford
Enterprise Rent A Car+44 1865 202088
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Sunnycars
1 location in Oxford
Sunnycars
Locations in Oxford
Ferry Hinksey Road
Recent reviews
From $53/day
Thrifty
1 location in Oxford
Thrifty
Locations in Oxford
Electric Avenue, Ferry Hinksey Road, Osney Mead Industrial Estate+44 1865 250252
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Recent reviews
15 travelers who rented a car in Oxford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Oxford

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$40/day

Good deal

$27/day

When to book a rental car in Oxford

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

Top tips for renting a car in Oxford

  • As a visitor to Oxford, renting a car means that you don't have to restrict your sightseeing to the city center. Although there are several options for public transport around the city, they can be expensive and fail to give you the same freedom as a car. There are plenty of places to be discovered across the city and beyond with a car, like the University Museum of Natural History and Bicester Village.
  • Excited to rent a car on your visit to Oxford? If you are landing at London Oxford Airport you will find only one car rental company based on-site. You will find its car rental office located in Building 34, opposite the Terminal entrance, which is a few meters away. You can also arrange a pick-up from other local off-site car rental companies.
  • Travelers new to the UK should remember to drive on the left. When you enter a divided highway or motorway, you must keep to the left-hand lane unless you’re passing. Roundabouts are very common on UK roads, especially in and around Oxford. The traffic will flow in a clockwise direction around roundabouts, so you must give way to traffic approaching from your right.
  • The morning rush hour in Oxford begins around 7:00 am until 10:00 am and again in the evening from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. On Sundays and bank holidays, traffic is much heavier on the roads. If possible, it’s best to avoid the M40 motorway, especially going towards London, on weekdays as it’s often congested at rush hour.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Oxford for $27 or less
  • Book your rental car in Oxford at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Oxford are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Oxford

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

  • On average a rental car in Oxford costs $40 per day.

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Oxford. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Oxford is $6.54 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $78 and $105, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Oxford.

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

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at London City airport include Europcar, GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Easirent, Avis, Budget, keddy by Europcar, City Car & Truck Rentals and Firefly.

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

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

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from London City airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Advantage.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Oxford costs $47 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Oxford costs $32 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Oxford costs $46 per day, on average.

  • In Oxford, cars are most frequently rented at Europcar Little Mead Business Park (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Oxford costs $283 per week ($40 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Oxford costs $1,213 per month ($40 per day).

  • Renting a smaller car model means that you won’t have any problem navigating Oxford. The city center features mainly narrow streets and outside of the city are undulating country roads that lead to nearby villages, meaning you would need to rent a compact car for complete comfort.

  • The main speed limit for Oxford is 20 mph, especially in residential areas where there are a high volume of cyclists and pedestrians. In urban areas, a speed limit of 30 mph is enforced, while on single carriageways it’s 60 mph. On dual carriageways and motorways the speed limit is 70 mph. Elsewhere, the rest of the UK’s roads adhere to the national speed limit of 60 mph.

  • The price of gas in the UK is double that of prices in the US; just remember that gas in the UK is measured in liters rather than gallons. In Oxford, the average price of a liter of fuel is around £1.25 ($1.55), which is about $5.94 per gallon.

  • When it comes to parking in Oxford, you have many options. If you have the time, you can use the Park and Ride, which has many locations on the outskirts of Oxford. In the city center you can either use the on-street parking or the various parking lots. A well-located parking lot is Oxpens, next to Oxford Ice Rink, which costs around £3.00 ($3.72) per hour.

  • 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!).