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Oxford car rentals from $24/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Oxford with a pick-up date of 6/27 and drop-off date of 7/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Oxford

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Opel Corsa car
Opel Corsa
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$24/day
Ford Focus car
Ford Focus
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$25/day
Mercedes-Benz A-Class car
Mercedes-Benz A-Class
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$31/day
Volvo XC60 car
Volvo XC60
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$55/day
Fiat 500 car
Fiat 500
or similar SMALL
2
2
2-3
$27/day
Mercedes-Benz C-Class car
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
$58/day
Mercedes-Benz E-Class car
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
$63/day
Vauxhall Crossland car
Vauxhall Crossland
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$26/day
Kia Sportage car
Kia Sportage
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$32/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Oxford

  • There are several restricted roads in Oxford, England that you should be aware of. These limitations apply to pedestrianized zones, one-way streets, and restricted access places. For example, the city center and a few other areas of the town are pedestrian-only zones, and no driving is allowed. Therefore, you should be aware of the signs and barriers indicating these areas to avoid getting fines or tickets. In addition, some roads in Oxford have width restrictions to prevent damage to buildings and infrastructure. Signs are also placed on these roads to show the height and length limits allowed.
  • The tiny, twisting lanes in the historic city center of Oxford are among the roadways that demand extra caution when driving. You should exercise caution when driving cheap car rentals in Oxford to prevent collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians because many of the routes have little room for vehicles and parking might be challenging to find. A lot of these roads only go one way, therefore you should also pay attention to the direction of travel to prevent going the wrong way. Some examples of these roads include St Aldates, Broad Street, and High Street.
  • There are many exciting road trip options that you can take in cheap car rentals in Oxford. One popular choice is the Cotswolds, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty renowned for its picturesque countryside, stone-built villages, and charming market towns. Exploring Cotswold's scenic routes and quaint pubs and shops will be an unforgettable experience. Another fantastic destination within easy reach of Oxford is Blenheim Palace, located in Woodstock, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The palace and its picturesque gardens are a must-visit attraction for people of all ages.
  • 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 $46 or less
  • Book your rental car in Oxford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Oxford are around 75% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Oxford

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

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Oxford?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Oxford?

    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.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Oxford?

    On average a rental car in Oxford costs $62 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Oxford found in the last 2 weeks is $23.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Oxford?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at keddy by Europcar ($24/day), Europcar ($27/day) and Dollar ($44/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at keddy by Europcar Littlemead Business Park- Ferry Hinksey Road OX20BY (1 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Oxford?

    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.

  • How much is gas price in Oxford?

    The average gas price in Oxford is $7.03 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $84 and $112, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Oxford?

    Economy (Skoda Citigo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Oxford.

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

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

  • 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, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, keddy by Europcar, Sixt, Budget, Avis, and Dollar.

  • 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, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, keddy by Europcar, Sixt, Budget, Avis, and Dollar.

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

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

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

    An Economy car rental in Oxford costs $21 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Oxford?

    A Compact car rental in Oxford costs $27 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Oxford costs $31 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Oxford?

    On average a rental car in Oxford costs $408 per week ($58 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Oxford?

    On average a rental car in Oxford costs $1,749 per month ($58 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Oxford?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 15 car rental agencies in Oxford.

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

    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 Oxford?

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

  • What are the child seat rules in Oxford?

    Child seat rules in Oxford state that children under 12 years old, or under 53 inches in height, must use a child car seat appropriate for their weight and height every time they ride in a car. It is your responsibility to ensure that any children in your Oxford car rentals are correctly restrained using the appropriate child restraint system that is properly fitted according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  • Where can I charge my electric car in Oxford?

    Some of the public EV charging stations in Oxford include Gloucester Green Car Park, which has four rapid EV charging stations and four standard charging stations, Oxpens Car Park, and Westgate Shopping Center. Many car parks and hotels in Oxford also provide charging facilities exclusively to their guests, such as the Randolph Hotel.

Oxford car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

10.0

Wonderful

7 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.6

One location in Oxford

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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 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
The professionalism

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2022

KAYAK
Matt was great at pick up and I can’t remember the guy at drop off but he was fantastic.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Great service from Rosie Dukes. Very professional and friendly.

1 out of 1

Hertz

9.7

Wonderful

10 reviews

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.7

Value for money

9.7

2 locations in Oxford

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Langford Ln, Kidlington

+44 1865 649750

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

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 - 16:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and easy upgrade

Cons:

All good, really. A little far from the train station, about 15-minute walk.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
I have nothing but good things to say about my Hertz experience in Oxford. We had a great car. It was very clean and the staff could not have been more helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
I rented a compact size car from Oxford, UK for more than 2 weeks. Customer service are really wonderful, very helpful, friendly and never push to buy unnecessary insurance and upgrade. The price is very competitive.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
We had a flat tire and they sent AA within an hour. Changed tire and sent us to tire shop for new tire. Hopefully they will not charge us for this road hazard.

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.4

3 locations in Oxford

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10 Watlington Road

+44 1865 396000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

53 West Way

+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 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00

Building 34, Oxford Airport

+44 186 520 2088

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
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8.0 Very good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Quick and easy pick up. Took a while to receive written confirmation that deposit was being returned after drop-off.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Terrible experience - waiting for refund

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, patient and helpful. They went out of their way to accommodate our needs. If I ever return to the Oxford area and need a car, I will definitely do business with Enterprise!

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Great staff, great car and sorted out a minor problem very quickly. Would rent again from this team.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Staff was very friendly and helpful! Only thing that could have been better was if it was closer to the center of the city.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
We reserved a Nissan Qashkai in advance but were concerned about space for 2 large suitcases in the back plus some smaller bags. Once we arrived in the UK from the US, I called the location and asked for an SUV with a large trunk area, so they set aside a Ford Kuga for us. The car was terrific; large trunk and comfortable seats; it was also a diesel model and seemed to get good mileage. Tahlia and Sam at the location were very friendly and informative. If we’re ever in Oxford again and need a car, we’d definitely book with Enterprise again! Note re insurance: we normally rely on Amex coverage but weren’t sure about the coverage for tires and roadside assistance so we did pay for that (£5/day) and waived the rest. Suggest that renters check their coverage before arrival so you know your options.

1 out of 4

Europcar

4.0

Mediocre

6 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Oxford

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Little Mead Business Park

+44 371 384 5974

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Littlemead Business Park

+44 371 384 5974

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2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
When we got there they said the booking was not registered from Kayak so we had to luckily find a car available on the spot.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The car was dirty with bald tires. It didn’t feel safe. I was also charged many fees that were not disclosed when I initially booked this car with kayak. Very unsatisfied.

3.2 Poor

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I was overcharged

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

excellent car, great service, and best price

8.0 Very good

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Pleased with the overall experience. The person who checked the car back in at Heathrow didn’t say a word to us during the process.

1 out of 2

Budget

3.6

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Oxford

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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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3.6 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Reasonably priced

Cons:

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?

1 out of 1

National

9.5

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

8.4

One location in Oxford

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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 - 16:00
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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Oxford

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Littlemead Business Park- Ferry Hinksey Road

+44 371 384 5974

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

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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 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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GREEN MOTION

5.4

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Oxford

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2, Oxford Road

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Dollar

5.1

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Oxford

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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 - 16:00

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YourRent

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2 locations in Oxford

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Oxford Kidlington Airport

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Oxford Railway Station

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Free2Move

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One location in Oxford

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370 Iffley Road

+44 1865 749000

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

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INTERRENT

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Little Mead Business Park

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Sunnycars

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One location in Oxford

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Ferry Hinksey Road

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Thrifty

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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

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41 travelers who rented a car in Oxford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$62/day

Good deal

$46/day

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