Bristol car hire

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Bristol car hire information

Pick-up location Bristol
Car types 4x4, Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Van
Hire locations 52
Airport locations 18
Popular agencies GREEN MOTION , Easirent, Budget, Europcar, Sixt

Cheap car hire in Bristol

Economy £10/day
Compact £11/day
Intermediate £12/day
Standard £19/day
Full-size £37/day
4x4 £13/day
People carrier £42/day
Mini £10/day
Premium £30/day
Van £23/day
Luxury £41/day
Convertible £121/day
Box truck £10/day
Commercial £46/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Bristol greenmotion
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Bristol greenmotion
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Bristol greenmotion
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Bristol europcar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Bristol sixt
4 Adults, 2 Bags 4x4 car in Bristol greenmotion
5 Adults, 5 Bags People carrier car in Bristol easirent
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Bristol greenmotion
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Bristol avis
5 Adults, 5 Bags Van car in Bristol greenmotion
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Bristol easirent
5 Adults, 5 Bags Convertible car in Bristol europcar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in Bristol greenmotion
5 Adults, 6 Bags Commercial car in Bristol easirent
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Bristol car hire reviews and directory

From £22/day
Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (5 reviews)
7 locations in Bristol
Enterprise
Locations in Bristol
162a Bell Hill Road
+44 117 961 9610
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
59 Hartcliffe Way
+44 117 966 3000
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00
61-67 Rounceval Street
+44 145 431 1251
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Beaufort Motors
+44 117 950 4234
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Cabot Circus Coach Park
+44 117 971 6464
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Car Rental Centre
+44 127 547 4400
Monday07:00 - 23:30
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Saturday08:30 - 23:30
Sunday08:30 - 23:30
Unit 12, Portishead Bus Park
+44 127 581 8696
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
28 Jun 2016
Hire of TOYOTA SUV
Pros: Efficient and hassle free
10.0 Excellent
1 Jun 2016
First class service
Pros: The 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!
Cons: Nothing!
9.2 Excellent
9 Aug 2019
Cons: The car was over the top technical. Too many bells and whistles.
9.2 Excellent
5 Jan 2016
Pros: Great service - very clear about documentation needed. Free upgrade. Great car - though hired over Xmas period so probably quite expensive comparatively.
Cons: Had to fill up oil two days into hire period
7.2 Good
9 Aug 2016
Pros: It allows you to book without making final payment
Cons: Honestly there was not much of a difference in price on kayak and main website
From £26/day
Rated no. 2
Hertz
hertz
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
3 locations in Bristol
Hertz
Locations in Bristol
Car Rental Bristol Airport
+44 843 309 3011
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
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Hartcliffe Way
+44 117 325 0331
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Site 5 Hydro Estate
+44 117 979 2653
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Recent reviews
6.0 Good
27 Apr 2017
Just returned it here...
Pros: Just returned it here...
Cons: Just returned it here...
9.2 Excellent
3 Mar 2017
Insurance not included!
Cons: 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!
From £19/day
Rated no. 3
Europcar
europcar
7.2 Good (3 reviews)
5 locations in Bristol
Europcar
Locations in Bristol
248 Muller Road
+44 371 384 1129
Bristol Airport,arrivals Hall
+44 371 384 3403
Bristol Airport
+44 371 384 3403
Monday07:00 - 23:00
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Unit 1a And 1b Temple Gate Park
+44 371 384 1143
Unit 1a And 2b Temple Gate Park
+44 371 384 1143
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Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent
8 Aug 2017
Easy peasy
Pros: Ease 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.
Cons: 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.
4.4 Okay
5 Dec 2019
Pros: The car was fine
Cons: There 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 Excellent
29 Jun 2019
Pros: At pick up the agent was pushing the insurance unsuccessfully, but drop-off was quick and easy and friendly. Good rental.
From £13/day
Rated no. 4
Ace
ace
5.4 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Bristol
Ace
Locations in Bristol
The Old Forge
+44 117 959 5700
Monday06:00 - 21:00
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
23 May 2017
Cons: 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.
8.8 Excellent
18 Jul 2018
Pros: Swift return.
Cons: Slow pick up.
From £11/day
Rated no. 5
Easirent
Cheapest deal
Most popular
3.1 Mediocre (3 reviews)
1 location in Bristol
Easirent
Locations in Bristol
C/o Holiday Inn Bridgewater Road (a38)
+44 127 540 2150
  • 3.3
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  • 3.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
14 Apr 2017
Unable to rent car
Pros: They said they would cancel with no fees.
Cons: I was not told I needed a return airline ticket in order to rent a car.
5.2 Okay
30 Nov 2016
Car was OK, 1 hour wait + tank half full at pickup
Cons: We 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!!!
2.0 Mediocre
7 Mar 2017
Easirent Is Bad
Cons: Rude aggressive staff, looking hungrily for extra charges. Over an hour to get a car.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
7 locations in Bristol
Sunnycars
Locations in Bristol
248 Muller Road
Airport
Berkley Place
Gipsy Patch Lane
Hartcliff way
Mead Street
c/o Holday Inn/Bridgewater Road (A38)
From £15/day
keddy by Europcar
keddy
5 locations in Bristol
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Bristol
248 Muller Road- Horfield
+44 871 384 1129
Bristol Temple Meads Station Platform Three
+44 371 384 9987
Car Hire Building North Side Road, Lulsgate
44 0371 3843403
The Triangle Berkeley Place
+44 371 384 3481
Unit 1a And 2b Temple Gate Park
+44 371 384 1143
From £16/day
Firefly
firefly
4 locations in Bristol
Firefly
Locations in Bristol
Bridgewater Road
Bristol North City Office
Hartcliffe Way
+44 117 325 0331
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday08:00 - 13:00
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St Andrew's Road
+44 117 979 2653
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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From £20/day
Avis
avis
3 locations in Bristol
Avis
Locations in Bristol
Car Rental Building
+44 344 544 6007
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:00
Rupert Street
+44 117 929 2129
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
Unit 1000 The Quadrant
+44 344 544 6044
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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From £20/day
Budget
budget
3 locations in Bristol
Budget
Locations in Bristol
Car Rental Building
+44 344 544 4667
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
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Rupert Street
+44 344 544 9805
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
Unit 1000 The Quadrant
+44 344 544 9789
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday
From £33/day
Sixt
sixtrentacar
2 locations in Bristol
Sixt
Locations in Bristol
Car Rental Building
+44 207 018 8246
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
New Thomas Street
+44 207 018 8246
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
Thrifty
thrifty
2 locations in Bristol
Thrifty
Locations in Bristol
Frenchay Park Service Station
+44 117 939 7779
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Sunday
Scot House
+44 117 977 9777
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Sunday
From £33/day
A Car Rental
acar
1 location in Bristol
A Car Rental
Locations in Bristol
Whitby Rd, Heritage Volkswagen Van Centre
From £20/day
Alamo
alamo
1 location in Bristol
Alamo
Locations in Bristol
Car Rental Centre
+44 127 547 4400
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:30 - 23:30
Sunday08:30 - 23:30
FLIZZR
flizzr
1 location in Bristol
FLIZZR
Locations in Bristol
Car Hire Building North Side Road, Lulsgate
+44 844 499 3399
From £12/day
GREEN MOTION
greenmotion
1 location in Bristol
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Bristol
The Old Forge, Bridgewater Road
+44 117 351 0001
INTERRENT
interrent
1 location in Bristol
INTERRENT
Locations in Bristol
Car Hire Building
+44 127 551 3261
From £27/day
National
national
1 location in Bristol
National
Locations in Bristol
Car Rental Centre
+44 127 547 4400
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday08:30 - 23:30
Sunday08:30 - 23:30
15 travellers who hired a car in Bristol gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

Car hire locations in or near Bristol

Good to know

Most popular agency Easirent
Most popular car type Economy
Average price £21/day
Good deal £15/day

When to book a car hire in Bristol

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Top tips for hiring 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 £15 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 30% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini car hires in Bristol are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bristol

How much does it cost to hire a car in Bristol?

On average a hire car in Bristol costs £21 per day.

What is the most popular car hire in Bristol?

Economy (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bristol.

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Bristol?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at GREEN MOTION (£10/day), Europcar (£19/day) and Avis (£30/day).

What is the best car hire agency in Bristol?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Bristol are Avis (9.6, 1 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12811 reviews), and GREEN MOTION (7.9, 22 reviews).

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

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

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

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

What is the cheapest car hire location in Bristol?

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).

How can I find a car hire near me in Bristol?

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

How much does a Economy car hire cost in Bristol?

A Economy car hire in Bristol costs £20 per day, on average.

What is the most popular car hire location in Bristol?

In Bristol, cars are most frequently hired at Easirent C/o Holiday Inn Bridgewater Road (a38) (9.43 miles from city centre).

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Bristol?

On average hiring a car in Bristol costs £146 per week (£21 per day).

How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Bristol?

On average a car hire in Bristol costs £626 per month (£21 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Bristol?

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.

What's the speed limit in Bristol?

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.

How are gas prices in Bristol?

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.

Where are the best places to park in Bristol?

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.

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