Bristol car hire

Bristol car hire

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Bristol, ENG, United Kingdom
21 Oct — 28 Oct
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Bristol, ENG, United Kingdom
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Bristol car hire information

Pick-up locationBristol
Car typesCompact, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Standard
Hire locations54
Airport locations19
Popular agenciesGREEN MOTION , Europcar, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Easirent

Cheap car hire in Bristol

Economy£21/day
Compact£26/day
Intermediate£36/day
Standard£42/day
People carrier£41/day
Mini£25/day
Premium£61/day
Intermediate SUV£37/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Bristol car hire reviews and directory

From £13/dayRated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Bristol
Avis
Locations in Bristol
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
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From £39/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
9.3 Excellent (7 reviews)
7 locations in Bristol
Enterprise
Locations in Bristol
  • 9.7
  • 9.1
  • 9.7
  • 9.4
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent9 Aug 2019
The car was over the top technical. Too many bells and whistles.
7.2 Good9 Aug 2016
It allows you to book without making final paymentHonestly there was not much of a difference in price on kayak and main website
10.0 Excellent28 Jun 2016
Hire of TOYOTA SUVEfficient and hassle free
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2016
First class serviceThe customer service was brilliant. Real people. I had a minor problem with a tyre and was attended to quickly by the AA and Kwikfit. The staff at Chipping Sodbury, particularly Alex was wonderful. Well done Enterprise!Nothing!
9.2 Excellent5 Jan 2016
Great service - very clear about documentation needed. Free upgrade. Great car - though hired over Xmas period so probably quite expensive comparatively.Had to fill up oil two days into hire period
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From £16/dayRated no. 3
Budget
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
3 locations in Bristol
Budget
Locations in Bristol
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
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From £15/dayRated no. 4
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (9 reviews)
3 locations in Bristol
Hertz
Locations in Bristol
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 Jun 2021
Pickup in Bristol was excellent. Very friendly staff; provided an extremely nice car and the price and value were great. Car was a hybrid so hardly even took gas.LHR is pretty closed down so it was kind of hard to find my way from the drop off rental location to the airport hotel.
6.0 Good27 Apr 2017
Just returned it here...Just returned it here...Just returned it here...
9.2 Excellent3 Mar 2017
Insurance not included!Whenever I have pre booked previously, basic insurance has always been included. I was told this had recently changed and was no longer the case. Disappointed that my pre booked price was not what I paid in the end! Had to leave earlier than anticipated to avoid paying two days insurance, instead of one. You need to spell this out when people are booking!
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From £22/dayRated no. 5
Sixt
6.5 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Bristol
Sixt
Locations in Bristol
  • 7.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre22 Sep 2021
I was "forced" to purchase LDW insurance even though I had CDW from my home country. That's made a big difference - 200 GBP
10.0 Excellent28 Jun 2017
Epic driving weekend in a nice Clio :)Loved that I got a super great car to drive around, great staff to deal with (even with me a little emotional picking the car up--lost my bank card!) But we dealt with it well,, and away I went for the weekend :) Car was clean, tidy very easy and simple to drive. Staff were polite and made it very easy to do, out and back in again.That I couldnt pay the deposit with cash. But that's okay, it got sorted
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From £13/dayRated no. 6
Europcar
6.2 Good (6 reviews)
4 locations in Bristol
Europcar
Locations in Bristol
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 5.6
  • 6.3
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2 Jun 2021
Staff great.It wasn't made clear during the booking process that this was through the US site and didn't include collision waiver (as this is normally included with US credit cards). Upon arrival for pickup it was requested that we pay an additional £12/day for this insurance as we were paying with a UK credit card which didn't have this cover. This should have been identified during the booking process to forewarn or prevent non-US clients from booking on the site.
4.4 Okay5 Dec 2019
The car was fineThere was a lot of confusion as to booking on an American site. They don’t take the insurance so that money was wasted! You should know that! Very poor communication between kayak and the UK rentals
8.4 Excellent29 Jun 2019
At pick up the agent was pushing the insurance unsuccessfully, but drop-off was quick and easy and friendly. Good rental.
8.8 Excellent8 Aug 2017
Easy peasyEase of pick up at Exeter Airport (though this is a tiny airport so I was expecting this). We had a great Mini 500. I have my own excess policy so can dodge those charges. Drop off in Bristol was equally smooth.The drop off fee to a different location is beyond all logistical costs so seems excessive. To counter we insured only one driver as the additional was also v expensive considering I'm covering all excess.
5.6 Okay15 Oct 2016
I chose passât class, I got vauxhallbluetooth hands free was important isofix child seats fixturesI ordered passat class, i expected passat or better the ride was numb the interior was drab the rear windows were manual, the children kept opening them up! 2 adults, 2 children and a boot full of suitcases the engine struggled
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From £8/dayRated no. 7
Ace
Cheapest deal
5.4 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Bristol
Ace
Locations in Bristol
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent18 Jul 2018
Swift return.Slow pick up.
2.0 Mediocre23 May 2017
The company had no presence at the airport. Had great difficulty finding their office. The various add-ons to the supposedly "low price" made their price not competitive. Cancelled the car and went elsewhere.
From £14/dayRated no. 8
Easirent
3 Mediocre (3 reviews)
1 location in Bristol
Easirent
Locations in Bristol
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
  • 2
  • 3.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre14 Apr 2017
Unable to rent carThey said they would cancel with no fees.I was not told I needed a return airline ticket in order to rent a car.
2.0 Mediocre7 Mar 2017
Easirent Is BadRude aggressive staff, looking hungrily for extra charges. Over an hour to get a car.
5.2 Okay30 Nov 2016
Car was OK, 1 hour wait + tank half full at pickupWe had to wait for a long time to have the gentleman who man's the rental station at the hotel near Bristol airport to come in, and left almost an HOUR after we got to the hotel! Car tank was only HALF full. I was charged an extra 30 POUNDS for gas that was not disclosed to me at Kayak rental PLUS another amount for liability insurance that the gentleman at counter said was required by law. I had purchased Kayak insurance already and was surprised that I had to pay this extra. And now there a further $68 charge on my credit card account from Easirent for what, I have no idea!!!
Sunnycars
8 locations in Bristol
Sunnycars
Locations in Bristol
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From £11/day
keddy by Europcar
5 locations in Bristol
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Bristol
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From £10/day
Firefly
4 locations in Bristol
Firefly
Locations in Bristol
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From £24/day
A Car Rental
2 locations in Bristol
A Car Rental
Locations in Bristol
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From £11/day
GREEN MOTION
Most popular
2 locations in Bristol
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Bristol
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Thrifty
2 locations in Bristol
Thrifty
Locations in Bristol
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From £27/day
Alamo
1 location in Bristol
Alamo
Locations in Bristol
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FLIZZR
1 location in Bristol
FLIZZR
Locations in Bristol
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INTERRENT
1 location in Bristol
INTERRENT
Locations in Bristol
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Move Mee
1 location in Bristol
Move Mee
Locations in Bristol
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From £54/day
National
1 location in Bristol
National
Locations in Bristol
Recent reviews
35 travellers who hired a car in Bristol gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car hire locations in or near Bristol

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£20/day

Good deal

£14/day

When to book a car hire in Bristol

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

Car hire excess insurance in Bristol

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 Bristol 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 Bristol.

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 Bristol car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Bristol

  • Discover everything Bristol has to offer with a hire car for your time in England’s harbor city. Nestled along the River Avon, the city has a stunning harbor to explore, as well as many other great attractions like the Bristol Aquarium and Ashton Gate Stadium, where people can enjoy a football game. Of course, there is also the surrounding beautiful English countryside just waiting to be discovered (preferably by car).
  • Another good reason to rent a car upon arrival, is the fact that Bristol Airport is a 40-minute car ride from the city center. Start your journey conveniently by picking up a car directly from the airport and traveling straight into the city. The airport features renowned car hire companies like Sixt, Europcar, or Avis, which are all located close to the terminal building (simply follow the signs to your respective hire desk).
  • In the UK, cars drive on the left side of the road and many have manual transmission, so bear that in mind and prepare accordingly. For travelers not used to driving on the other side of the road, it is recommended to rent a satnav with the car, as it will help show which direction to go. Following the drivers ahead of you can also help, especially when entering a roundabout (remember to go clockwise) or intersection.
  • During rush hour, Bristol’s streets can be congested, so try to avoid going out between 7 and 9 am and 5-8 pm, if possible. The M32 is an important highway in and around Bristol that can be heavily congested during rush hours. Also pay attention to speed limit signs (on the left side of the road), as speed limits change quite often inside the city from 20 mph zones to 30 mph, for instance.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Bristol for £14 or less
  • Book your car hire in Bristol at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Bristol are around 31% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Bristol are around -16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Bristol

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

  • On average a hire car in Bristol costs £20 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Easirent (£18/day), GREEN MOTION (£19/day) and keddy by Europcar (£27/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at GREEN MOTION The Old Forge, Bridgewater Road BS40 9UR (7 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Bristol is £5.16 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £62 and £83, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bristol.

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

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

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

  • A Economy car hire in Bristol costs £31 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Bristol costs £27 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car hire in Bristol costs £29 per day, on average.

  • In Bristol, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION The Old Forge, Bridgewater Road (7 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Bristol costs £142 per week (£20 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Bristol costs £608 per month (£20 per day).

  • Drivers who are not used to driving on the left or with a stick shifts may want to rent a slightly more expensive automatic car will help, as operating the stick shift with the left hand may add yet another layer of confusion. As Bristol is a bigger city and parking can be scarce, a compact car is a good option for driving inside the center, as it can squeeze into smaller parking spots.

  • In Bristol there are many 20-mph zones and the limit must be adhered to; in other residential areas, 30 mph is permitted. On two-lane country roads and on highways (or motorways, as they are known as in the UK), drivers can speed up to 70 mph.

  • Refilling a tank will cost about £1.25 per liter, which is about $6.40 per gallon. Cheaper petrol stations are usually the ones from Tesco or Sainsbury’s. Also note that at most stations in the UK, paying before refilling the tank is not required, and payment is taken inside the petrol station afterwards or at the machines.

  • Pay attention to the signs and line colors when parking on the street in Bristol. In the center, there are usually restrictions for all street parking, with double yellow lines signifying that parking is not permitted, single yellow lines indicating it is allowed only on certain days, or it is metered parking. Alternatively, there are parking lots like the Portwall Lane long stay car park or Wapping Wharf.