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Cheap car rentals in Devon

Full-size SUV$66/day
Passenger van$93/day
Intermediate SUV$30/day
Compact SUV$31/day
Compact station wagon$81/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Devon

  • Driving in Devon is a great way to get around the county and see all that it has to offer. With there being great quality roads throughout Devon, you won’t need any special type of car to go from A to B. Devon is a tourist hotspot during the warmer months, though, so you might want to choose a car that is easier to drive around packed streets and is better suited for tight parking. The country roads are also narrow, so it might be easier for you to navigate them with a smaller, more compact car.
  • When you are driving in Devon, you must always ensure you are adhering to the highway laws. Drink-driving is not tolerated, and anyone who is stopped may be required to perform a breath test. The limit is 0.5 mg of alcohol per ml of blood; if you are over this, then you will be prosecuted accordingly. It is also the driver's responsibility to ensure that children who are either under the age of 12 or shorter than 135 cm ride in a child seat that is the correct size for them. Everyone who is riding in the car must also wear their seatbelt at all times.
  • When you hire a car in Devon, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are doing your bit for the environment, too. By opting for a car such as a hybrid, you will be using a combination of both petrol and electricity, which therefore emits less carbon to the surroundings throughout your hire period. There are plenty of electric charge points around the county, too, which makes this eco-friendly option very viable. In addition, there are lots of petrol stations throughout Devon, especially in the major towns.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Devon for $37 or less
  • Book your rental car in Devon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Devon are around 107% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Devon are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Devon

  • Should I rent a car in Devon?

    Hiring a car in Devon provides you with the freedom and flexibility to explore the country at your own speed and not have to rely on the less efficient public transport system in place. For example, you can travel from Bideford (on the Bristol channel) to Exmouth (on the English Channel) in about 1h 20min by car, compared with a journey that takes at least 2h 30min by public transport. A car hire in Devon also enables you to go and explore secluded beaches such as Welcombe Mouth Beach, which would be more tricky to reach without your own vehicle.

  • What is driving like in Devon?

    Driving in Devon is the same as what you are used to when driving throughout the rest of the United Kingdom, as you will drive on the left, with the steering wheel being on the right. You will also be familiar with the speed limits, as they are comparable to the rest of the country. In residential areas, you generally must drive no faster than 20 mph; in towns, you must stick to 30 mph; whilst in rural areas, you can usually drive as fast as 60 mph; and on motorways and dual carriageways, the limit is 70 mph. Driving in the summer months can be especially challenging in Devon as there are lots of cars on the roads, with tourists driving to the beaches in the county, to the ferry port in Plymouth and through to Cornwall as well.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Devon?

    The minimum age to hire a car in the United Kingdom is 21, with Devon being no different. However, this will vary with each individual car hire company, with some having the minimum age even higher. So, it is advised that you check with each company before you decide from whom you will hire a car. Many of the companies will also not hire cars with larger engines to customers until they have reached a certain age, usually 25. Similarly, those who are under 25 years of age are often required to pay a surcharge when hiring a car in Devon.

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

    On average a rental car in Devon costs $63 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Devon?

    Compact (Seat Arona or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Devon.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Devon?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at keddy by Europcar ($24/day), Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($41/day) and Routes Car & Truck Rentals ($48/day).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Devon?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Devon are Exeter (70% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Devon), Plymouth (13%) and Newton Abbot (7%).

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

    On average a rental car in Devon costs $362 per week ($52 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Devon costs $1,553 per month ($52 per day).

Car rental directory

  • free2move

    Free2Move car rental locations in Devon

    10 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Devon

    9 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Devon

    8 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Devon

    7 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Devon

    7 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Devon

    5 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in Devon

    5 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Devon

    5 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Devon

    4 Locations

  • routescartrk

    Routes Car & Truck Rentals car rental locations in Devon

    4 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Devon

    4 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Devon

    2 Locations

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