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Brighton car hires from £21/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 Brighton with a pick-up date of 26/7 and drop-off date of 29/7. 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 Brighton

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Economy£28/day
Compact£28/day
Intermediate£41/day
Full-size SUV£65/day
Mini£21/day
Intermediate SUV£33/day
Compact SUV£41/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Brighton

  • When visiting the city, a cheap car hire in Brighton gives you the freedom to explore all that this beautiful city has to offer at your own pace. Public transport can be limiting and time-consuming, and you may find yourself waiting for buses or trains that are often overcrowded during peak hours. With a hire car, you can travel to any destination you desire, without worrying about waiting times or having to adhere to public transport schedules.
  • Parking in Brighton can be challenging, with limited spaces and strict parking restrictions in certain areas. However, there are several car parks available in the city centre that offer affordable daily rates. It is also worth noting that some hotels in Brighton offer free or discounted parking for their guests. Make sure to research and plan your parking arrangements to avoid any inconvenience during your trip.
  • Brighton is a great base for exploring the stunning surrounding areas, such as the picturesque South Downs National Park or the seaside town of Eastbourne. Cheap car hire in Brighton allows you to take in the stunning scenery and stop off at various attractions along the way. It's also worth considering a road trip to the historic town of Arundel, home to a stunning castle and beautiful countryside views. With a hire car, you can easily travel to these destinations without worrying about the limitations of public transport.
  • 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 £28 or less
  • Book your car hire in Brighton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Brighton are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Brighton

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

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Brighton?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Brighton?

    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.

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

    On average a car hire in Brighton costs £38 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Brighton?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£28/day) and Hertz (£35/day).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Brighton?

    The average price of fuel in Brighton is £5.55 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £67 and £89, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Brighton?

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

  • Which car hire agencies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Europcar, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Avis and Virtuo.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Dollar.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Routes Car & Truck Rentals and National.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

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

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

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

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Stansted airport (STN)?

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

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

    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 Brighton?

    An Economy car hire in Brighton costs £46 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Brighton?

    A Full Size car hire in Brighton costs £85 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Brighton costs £46 per day, on average.

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

    In Brighton, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Gatwick Business Park, H14 Kennel Lane, Hookwood (24 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in Brighton costs £270 per week (£39 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Brighton costs £1,158 per month (£39 per day).

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

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

  • Are there limitations on young drivers hiring a car in Brighton?

    Most Brighton car hire companies require drivers to be 21 or older and to have been driving for a minimum of one year. However, some companies may have higher age limits or require a minimum age of 25 for certain types of vehicles. It's always best to check with the specific company you plan to hire from to ensure you meet their requirements. As a driver younger than 25, expect to incur additional young driver charges.

  • How to return the car to the nearest airport?

    If you're returning your hire car to the nearest airport, it's important to follow the instructions provided by the car hire company. Most companies have designated drop-off areas or car parks where you can return the vehicle. Some may also offer a shuttle service to take you from the drop-off point to the airport terminal. Make sure to allow enough time to return the car and check in for your flight. It's important to note that if you plan on dropping off your hire car at a different location than where you picked it up, you may incur an additional fee.

Brighton car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.7

Wonderful

11 reviews
Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.6

2 locations in Brighton

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Locations in Brighton

53 Victoria Road

+44 1273 568128

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

New England Street

+44 1273 688222

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Great

10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2023

KAYAK
The representative that took us to a different location to pick up an automatic vehicle went above and beyond! Since I never drove on the other side of the road before, he went over everything in detail of what I might expect while driving. He made this a wonderful experience and there were no problems at all! Huge shout out to him!!

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Expensive.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

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 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

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 again

Cons:

No think

1 out of 3

Hertz

7.2

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Brighton

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Locations in Brighton

Brighton Racecourse

+44 843 309 3010

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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7.2 Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and Drop off was quite simple and easy. Great new car that was very clean.

Cons:

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.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

3 locations in Brighton

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1, Melville Road

+44 843 309 3010

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

Brighton Racecourse

Opening times not available

Freshfield Road

+44 843 309 3010

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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National

8.8

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1273 688222

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Brighton

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Cannon Place

+44 371 384 3480

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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Avis

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

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6A Brighton Marina Village Sq

+44 344 544 6042

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

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Budget

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

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Locations in Brighton

6a Brighton Marina Village Sq

+44 344 544 3957

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

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Europcar

6.8

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

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Locations in Brighton

Cannon Place

+44 371 384 3480

Monday09:00 - 12:0018:30 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 12:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 12:0018:30 - 23:59
Thursday18:30 - 23:5909:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:0018:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:0013:30 - 23:59
Sunday

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Virtuo

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

Locations in Brighton

Stroudley Rd

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Brighton

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Locations in Brighton

Freshfield Road

Opening times not available

New England Street

Opening times not available

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Thrifty

No score available yet

One location in Brighton

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Locations in Brighton

47 Trafalgar St

+44 1273 738227

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

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12 travellers who hired a car in Brighton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car hire locations in or near Brighton

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£38/day

Good deal

£28/day

When to book a car hire in Brighton

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire insurance in Brighton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Brighton 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 Brighton.

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 Brighton car hire.

Brighton car hire information

Pick-up locationBrighton
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini
Hire locations15
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesEnterprise Rent-A-Car, Turo, Hertz