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Bath car hires from £22/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Bath with a pick-up date of 25/6 and drop-off date of 5/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Bath

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Economy£22/day
Compact£24/day
Intermediate£25/day
Full-size SUV£58/day
Mini£22/day
Compact SUV£27/day
Intermediate SUV£28/day
Supplier choice£38/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bath

  • When confirming cheap car hire in Bath, it's important to choose the right type of vehicle for your travel needs. If you're exploring the city and its immediate surroundings, a small or medium-sized one is a popular choice. If you plan on taking day trips to nearby destinations, such as the Cotswolds or Stonehenge, a larger car with more space is an appropriate choice. When driving on rural roads around Bath, it's important to consider a 4-wheel-drive car, especially during winter when road conditions can be challenging. These cars are also great for safely arriving in remote locations such as Cheddar Gorge in the Mendip Hills, or Longleat.
  • Before you hit the road in your cheap car hire in Bath, it's essential to familiarise yourself with the local driving conditions and regulations. For instance, in the UK, cars drive on the left-hand side of the road. Bath's roads can be narrow and winding, especially in some of the more historic neighbourhoods, such as the famous Royal Crescent. When it comes to parking, Bath's city centre can be tricky due to restrictions, including limited on-street parking and a one-way system; however, there are plenty of popular and convenient parking lots, such as Avon Street Car Park.
  • When exploring Bath and its surrounding areas by car, it's crucial to plan your route in advance. This can help you save time and avoid getting lost. Be sure to book your Bath car hire and include a reliable GPS as an extra, if the car you pick doesn't have a built-in GPS system, which is typical of premium and luxury car hires. Use your GPS to plan your route and consider visiting some of the region's most popular attractions, such as the ancient Roman Baths, the majestic Bath Abbey, or the stunning Pulteney Bridge. Or take a scenic drive through the picturesque Cotswold countryside, stopping off at quaint villages like Castle Combe or Lacock.
  • Considered one of Britain’s most attractive cities, a car hire in Bath affords you the convenience of discovering its charms with the flexibility of exploring the greater Somerset region in ways where other modes of public transport fall short. American Museum and Gardens is about 2 miles from the city centre and filled with spectacular colonial era artefacts and fascinating Civil War antiquities. Take in the sights on the 58-mile drive down to Poole and tour the famous Poole Lighthouse, as well as the stunning natural harbour.
  • SIXT, Enterprise and Alamo are part of the list of companies at Bristol Airport where you can pick-up a Bath car hire after your flight arrives there. Upon exiting the Arrivals Hall, follow the directions to find the collection point for the special shuttle bus, which will transport you to the airport’s dedicated Car Hire Centre near the Silver Zone Car Park. The shuttle runs every 10min and is available round the clock daily. Once you collect your vehicle, it’s a drive of approx. 20 miles before you reach Bath.
  • Bath is one of the UK’s most visited cities due in large part to its collection of Roman baths and popular yearly festivals, so a huge amount of foot traffic should be anticipated along with a steady stream of vehicles, motorcycles and bikes. Roads prone to traffic congestion during rush hours include the A4 (Lower Bristol Road), which dissects the city east to west, as well as the A367 and A3039, which are primary arteries downtown. Secondary roads connected to these tributaries may also be vulnerable to tie-ups so add a bit of extra time if necessary.
  • Rush hour traffic in Bath can typically be expected in the morning from 07:00-09:00; during afternoon lunch from 13:00-15:00 and again during the evening hours between 18:00-20:00. If you need to be in the downtown area during these hours it’s better to use public transportation unless time is not a factor. If you have a sat nav you can always find alternative routes to skirt troublesome areas when entering and exiting the city limits.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Bath for £27 or less
  • Book your car hire in Bath at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Bath are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Bath

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

    Compacts and small economy cars are ideal for roaming around old cities like Bath whose downtown streets tend to be narrow and filled with tight corners. Larger passenger vehicles like SUVs and intermediate-sized saloons may be challenged navigating these roads, but if you’re travelling with a few relatives or friends they are ideal for maximum comfort.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bath?

    Speed limits within the city of Bath are set at 20mph. You can drive faster along carriageways like the A367 and A3039, usually between 30mph and 50mph. On the A4 outside of the city you may proceed at a maximum speed of 60mph, but this decreases as it traverses through the downtown area. The speed limit along motorways like the M4 is set at 70mph. Major junction points always have traffic cameras and CCTV installed so reduce speed on the approach to avoid incidents or fines.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bath?

    Due to the huge influx of visitors yearly, there is a plethora of on-street parking bays administered by the Council. These are for short stays usually between 2 and 4h where you pay and display your receipt as proof of purchase. Expect to pay a minimum of £2.50 per hour when parking in the city centre between 08:00-19:00 but all on-street parking is free from 19:00-08:00 and all day on Sundays and bank holidays.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Bath?

    On average a car hire in Bath costs £37 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Bath?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£22/day), Europcar (£22/day) and Alamo (£29/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar Brassmill Lane BA13JE (2 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bath?

    The average price of fuel in Bath is £5.53 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £66 and £88, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bath?

    Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bath.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Bristol airport (BRS)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Bristol airport include GREEN MOTION, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, DRIVALIA, Sixt, Hertz, Budget and Avis.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Bristol airport (BRS)?

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

  • How can I find car hires near me in Bath?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Bath?

    An Economy car hire in Bath costs £54 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Bath?

    A Standard car hire in Bath costs £61 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Bath?

    A Compact car hire in Bath costs £46 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Bath?

    In Bath, cars are most frequently hired at keddy by Europcar Car Hire Building North Side Road, Lulsgate (15 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Bath cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Bath costs £261 per week (£37 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Bath cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Bath costs £1,119 per month (£37 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Bath?

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

  • Can I hire a car in Bath if I'm under 25 years old?

    Most car rental companies in Bath charge an additional fee for drivers under the age of 25, such as Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, and Hertz. However, the specific fee and age restrictions can vary depending on the company. Some companies may allow drivers as young as 21 to hire a car but will charge a higher fee for drivers under 25. Other companies may have stricter age restrictions and not allow drivers under 23 or 24 to rent a car at all. It's important to check the terms and conditions of your rental agreement carefully to make sure you understand any age-related fees or restrictions that may apply.

  • Are there any toll roads or bridges in Bath?

    No, there are no toll roads or bridges in Bath itself. However, if you plan to drive to other parts of the UK, you may encounter toll roads or bridges along the way. For example, if you drive to Wales or Scotland, you may need to pay tolls on certain roads or bridges. It's always a good idea to research your route and any potential tolls ahead of time, so you can budget for them accordingly. Additionally, some hire car companies may charge an additional fee for using toll roads, so be sure to check your rental agreement carefully to understand any potential costs.

Bath car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Bath

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Locations in Bath

Lower Bristol Road

+44 1225 443311

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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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Excellent and friendly service.

1 out of 1

Alamo

8.0

Very Good

1 review
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Bath

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1225 443311

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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Europcar

7.4

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.7

One location in Bath

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Brassmill Lane

+44 371 384 9985

Opening times not available

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8.0 Very Good

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Had to wait about 1/2 hr as there was only 1 person assisting customers and the car was not ready but the guy was very lovely and apologized. He could have used some help as others were sitting in the office, maybe they could be cross trained

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Vehicle was good, high price for one-way travel that was required after the national train strike that left us in a bind. No spare tires in the vehicle, so when we got a flat, we had to call for roadside assistance. They didn’t have anyone to come change the tire, so they had to dispatch a tow for the vehicle instead. We sat for 3 hours roadside in a foreign country and then they notified me I would be charged for the tow. We will not rent with europcar for international travel again.

10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2022

KAYAK
Quick and easy checkin and out. Matt was great. He explained how to shift the gears and did not make us feel rushed. Thank you again

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
We picked up our car in Bath and dropped it off in Reading. The car was clean, new, and comfortable. The employees in both locations were friendly and helpful. Nothing could have been better!

2.0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Information isn’t shared between the third party and Europe Car which leads to repeating a lot of information etc. at pick up.

1 out of 2

Hertz

7.1

2 locations in Bath

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The Old Coal Yard

+44 843 309 3004

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

Windsor Bridge Road

+44 870 850 2691

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:30 - 12:30

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

2 locations in Bath

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The Old Coal Yard, Station Rd

Opening times not available

Windsor Bridge Road

+44 843 309 3004

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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National

8.8

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Bath

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1225 443311

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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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Bath

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Brassmill Lane

+44 371 384 9985

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Bath

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Brassmill Lane, Bath

+44 371 384 9985

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

3 locations in Bath

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Locations in Bath

Brassmill Lane

Opening times not available

Lower Bristol Road

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Station Road

Opening times not available

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10 travellers who hired a car in Bath gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car hire locations in or near Bath

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£37/day

Good deal

£27/day

When to book a car hire in Bath

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Car hire insurance in Bath

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Bath car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Bath.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Bath car hire.

Bath car hire information

Pick-up locationBath
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Supplier choice
Hire locations14
Airport locations0
Popular agencieskeddy by Europcar, Alamo, Europcar