Southampton car rentals

Southampton car rentals

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Southampton, ENG, United Kingdom
Dec 1 — Dec 8
Same drop-off
Southampton, ENG, United Kingdom
Wed 12/1
Noon
Wed 12/8
Noon

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Southampton car rental information

Pick-up locationSouthampton
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Standard
Rental locations38
Airport locations16
Popular agenciesEuropcar, Sixt, Avis, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Southampton

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Southampton car rental reviews and directory

From $45/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
4 locations in Southampton
Enterprise
Locations in Southampton
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 20 2019
This location had a wonderful staff! They are very up front about costs, policies and went out of their way to accommodate our schedule change.I wish they opened earlier.
From $25/dayRated #2
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
3 locations in Southampton
Alamo
Locations in Southampton
  • 9.3
  • 10
  • 7.3
  • 9.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodAug 5 2019
car Was better than I expected1) Alamo found one of the types to have a chip out of it so keep our GBP 300 deposit. Absolutely certain it was not us who did that ( we only did 60 miles and the car was left in secure parking over night). ......double and triple check before you hire! Video your car,
10.0 ExcellentJan 3 2018
Very friendly serviceGreat new clean car. Friendly staff. Everything ready when we arrived.Nothing. All good.
From $23/dayRated #3
Hertz
7.9 Good (7 reviews)
3 locations in Southampton
Hertz
Locations in Southampton
  • 8.5
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentJun 17 2019
Drop off was a matter of minutes.Shuttle service from port would have helped. Had double wait time. One hour wait for taxi at port and one hour at Hertz pickup.
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2017
Excellent serviceFriendly and helpfulI liked everything
10.0 ExcellentOct 5 2016
Le sudOrganized No fussSignage and parking arrangements confusing.
From $37/dayRated #4
Easirent
6.8 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Southampton
Easirent
Locations in Southampton
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 18 2017
Excellent and really enjoyed the automatic Ford Focus fun to driveA little confusing as to where they were at Southampton airport
3.6 MediocreApr 30 2017
Poor info and off airport rentalThe lady that helped us was very patient and polite. She must meditate and listen to relaxing music in her free time to be able to cope with all the angry customers she gets.Off airport. Compulsary insurance which costs a fortune. From the look of it the cars that were provided had quite some damage already so maintanance/turnover is questionable. Uber was a lot more afordable in our case. We ended up going back to the airport and taking a taxi.
From $42/dayRated #5
National
3.9 Mediocre (1 review)
3 locations in Southampton
National
Locations in Southampton
  • 7.9
  • 3.9
  • 3.9
  • 1.9
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
3.9 MediocreOct 4 2021
The Southampton airport office just outside the airport was closed and there were phone numbers to call....Impossible to get through and when we did they were of no help! Turns out the return area was open and this was where we were to go but there were no signs on the office directing you to find the return area! The National car return area at the London drop-off at the Waterloo train station was impossible to find with GPS, signage and asking folks....So much wasted time! NEED SIGNS!
Sunnycars
4 locations in Southampton
Sunnycars
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Southampton
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
From $23/day
Budget
2 locations in Southampton
Budget
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
From $16/day
Europcar
Most popular
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Southampton
Europcar
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
Firefly
2 locations in Southampton
Firefly
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
A Car Rental
1 location in Southampton
A Car Rental
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
From $39/day
Avis
1 location in Southampton
Avis
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
FLIZZR
1 location in Southampton
FLIZZR
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
INTERRENT
1 location in Southampton
INTERRENT
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
Low C Rent
1 location in Southampton
Low C Rent
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
Low Cost Cars
1 location in Southampton
Low Cost Cars
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
Sixt
1 location in Southampton
Sixt
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
From $99/day
Thrifty
1 location in Southampton
Thrifty
Locations in Southampton
Recent reviews
14 travelers who rented a car in Southampton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Southampton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Average price

$34/day

Good deal

$25/day

When to book a rental car in Southampton

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

Car rental insurance in Southampton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Southampton car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Southampton.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Southampton car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Southampton

  • Southampton is a bustling port city with a host of coastal attractions nearby, so it’s a good idea to hire a car if you want the freedom to visit them all. We make car hire in Southampton easy and convenient, so you can use it to your advantage to reach outlying places like the New Forest or even to catch a ferry to the Isle of Wight. Additionally, a 14-mile drive out of town will see you at the Beaulieu & National Motor Museum, where you’ll find exhibits of famous movie cars.
  • If you’re flying into Southampton Airport, you’ll find that it has a dedicated car hire section. Most of the main companies offer Southampton car hire at the airport, including Sixt, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz and National. Enterprise is to your right just after you leave the baggage carousel, while the others are in the car park opposite the terminal across Spitfire Loop, just a few minutes’ walk away.
  • It’s relatively uncomplicated driving in Southampton as long as you’re not right in the city centre or in the docklands area. It’s one of the busiest sea-facing harbours in the UK, so you’ll probably find it easier to walk in these areas. The city is also known for its large green spaces and tranquil suburbs, like Ocean Village or the quaint Basset neighbourhood in the northern area of the city. Just be on the lookout for cyclists and people out walking.
  • Congestion usually isn’t too bad in Southampton, although it has rush hours just like other cities in the UK. Weekends are generally best for uncongested exploring. Try to avoid routes like Canute Road, Havlock Road and the Western Esplanade between the hours of 05:00 and 09:00. The same applies during the evening rush hour, which lasts from roughly 16:00 to 19:00 on those busier roads.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Southampton for $25 or less
  • Book your rental car in Southampton at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Southampton are around 11% cheaper than airport locations on average

FAQs about renting a car in Southampton