Brighton car hire

Brighton car hire

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Brighton, ENG, United Kingdom
3 Nov — 10 Nov
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Brighton, ENG, United Kingdom
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Brighton car hire information

Pick-up locationBrighton
Car typesCompact, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Standard
Hire locations14
Popular agenciesEuropcar, keddy by Europcar

Cheap car hire in Brighton

Economy£30/day
Compact£36/day
Intermediate£39/day
Standard£50/day
People carrier£82/day
Mini£28/day
Premium£84/day
Luxury£94/day
Intermediate SUV£43/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Brighton car hire reviews and directory

From £18/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Brighton
Alamo
Locations in Brighton
  • 10
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From £17/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
7.2 Good (1 review)
1 location in Brighton
Hertz
Locations in Brighton
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  • 8
Recent reviews
7.2 Good24 Oct 2019
Pickup and Drop off was quite simple and easy. Great new car that was very clean.Branch was difficult to reach (phone number on website was wrong). We had an issue with one of the car seats which required us to return to the branch.
From £42/dayRated no. 3
Enterprise
6.9 Good (9 reviews)
2 locations in Brighton
Enterprise
Locations in Brighton
  • 7.1
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  • 6.8
  • 6.4
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9.2 Excellent19 Oct 2019
Staff was super friendly and helpful.Expensive.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jan 2019
Hello kayak i did like the manager in brighton miss Linda i take from my credit card 1000£.for little scratch the door cost like 70£.this is rip off people from enterprise fuckin enterprice
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec 2017
Hi I did like no think the branch in Brighton with sheet manager name woman Kid is is very bad I rent van and for Litl scratch I charge me 1000£ Yes the true really this people I work in Brighton is very bad I don't have idea how is to work never again fuckin enterprise company I take the 1000£ from my credit card better to have my children never again will recommended to friends never again is bad illegal to take money from people and did give receipt no think is fuckin staf in Brighton .before rent van I have rent car end one woman there in branch enterprise Brighton in New England road I asking me the car work with diesel but the car work with benzine the woman in branch New England road work with mini like sexi is fuckin sheets with the fake smile to try sale to top the people to take money never again never this branch in New England road is very bad no service only want take money from people this manager miss Lidia is bad woman don't trust to send email this is Fraud and alle the company is Fraud company to never again just to now enterprise in New England road fuckin bullshit stag never again never in enterprise in Brighton in
2.0 Mediocre2 Dec 2017
Very bad service never rent car with enterprise never the woman in office new England in Brighton is fake smile is short no goog I'm no happy is sheet never more and for little scratch I charge me 1000£ moist be 100£ .I hate staf is bad service the woman with mini there I don't have idea how to work one woman I set me the car work with diesel no with benzene never the staf is very bad never againNo think
10.0 Excellent1 Sep 2017
Best Customer Service!Seriously, the only car hire company to go to!!!No complaints whatsoever!
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From £15/day
Firefly
2 locations in Brighton
Firefly
Locations in Brighton
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in Brighton
Sunnycars
Locations in Brighton
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From £21/day
Avis
1 location in Brighton
Avis
Locations in Brighton
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From £26/day
Budget
1 location in Brighton
Budget
Locations in Brighton
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From £16/day
Europcar
Most popular
1 location in Brighton
Europcar
Locations in Brighton
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From £14/day
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
1 location in Brighton
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Brighton
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From £24/day
National
1 location in Brighton
National
Locations in Brighton
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Thrifty
1 location in Brighton
Thrifty
Locations in Brighton
Recent reviews
12 travellers who hired a car in Brighton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car hire locations in or near Brighton

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£18/day

Good deal

£12/day

When to book a car hire in Brighton

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Brighton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Brighton 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 Brighton.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess 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 Brighton car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Brighton

  • Hiring a car will give you the flexibility and independence to visit all the places you want in your own time. Car hire in Brighton will also enable you to reach all the best spots in the area that public transport doesn’t cover, like the wonderful Bluebell Railway, a working steam passenger railway preserving the heritage of the era, a few miles’ drive outside Brighton. There’s also a llama park in Ashdown Forest, roughly a 30min drive from Brighton.
  • You have a number of choices when it comes to booking Brighton car hire from the premium operators in the UK, such as Europcar, Avis, Budget and Hertz. Many offer complimentary transport from Brighton City Airport (ESH) in Shoreham to their branches in central Brighton, 6 miles from the airport, or you can take a train, bus or taxi to the city centre. Another alternative is to take public transport to nearby Worthing Lancing (1.8 miles from Shoreham) and pick up your hire car there. Trains take less than 10min and tickets start at roughly £4, with buses taking around 15min and costing just over £2.
  • Brighton is quite a small and dense city, attracting many holidaymakers who tend to mill about in the streets, so keep a careful eye out for them when driving at busy times. You’ll probably need a sat nav when you’re booking car hire in Brighton, as the city uses a one-way network of streets that can be confusing. Drive carefully in the residential suburbs too, as streets are narrow, exacerbated by residents parking their cars outside.
  • Try to avoid the A29 during rush hours, which peak at around 08:00 and 17:00, respectively. This is the main road that runs from the Palace Pier to the Marina, and also stay away from Brighton and Stuart Roads at these times. Otherwise, you’ll find the driving experience pleasant and without too much traffic, although in the most popular areas around the Promenades it’s easier to park your car and walk around.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Brighton for £12 or less
  • Book your car hire in Brighton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about car rentals in Brighton

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

  • On average a hire car in Brighton costs £18 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£26/day) and Europcar (£45/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar Cannon Place BN12FB (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Brighton is £5.30 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £64 and £85, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Audi A3 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Brighton.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, Ace, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Virtuo and Budget.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Sixt, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Budget, National and City Car & Truck Rentals.

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

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

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Stansted airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, INTERRENT, Sixt, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Enterprise.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Brighton costs £30 per day, on average.

  • In Brighton, cars are most frequently hired at Easirent Crowne Plaza Langley Drive (23 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Brighton costs £125 per week (£18 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Brighton costs £534 per month (£18 per day).

  • This depends on the kind of experience you want to have. If you’re focused on business or enjoying the city’s tourist attractions, opt for a more compact city car or economy model to more easily negotiate traffic. If you’re planning a road trip to explore the surrounding Sussex area, a comfy saloon or MPV will serve you well. You can also get 4x4s for countryside rambles.

  • The speed limits in Brighton and Hove vary from 20mph in the city centre and residential suburbs to the standard 30mph in many other UK cities. These speed limits are on specific roads in identified zones. In other areas you can drive up to 40mph, so it’s best to keep a sharp eye out for speed limit signage. On motorways, you can travel at the standard 60mph on a single carriageway road and 70mph on a dual carriageway.

  • The price you pay to fill your refuel your car will depend on the size of your hire and where you fill up. The average price of petrol in Brighton is around £1.17 per litre. BP, MFG and Esso have a substantial presence; all within 6 miles of the city centre. Convenient petrol stations in the local area include the Station Garage at the Ada Superstore on the Marina and the petrol station at Sainsbury's in West Hove.

  • Because of the numerous public seaside walking areas along the promenades, your best bet to find parking for visiting these areas is to use one of the car parks in the city centre. Look for The Lanes or Regency Square Car Park. These will cost anything from around £2 to around £20. You will need a permit to park in central Brighton, with a tiered cost access scale. Tariffs depend on where and for how many hours you park, starting at around £2 per hour in some areas and topping out at about £4 in others.