Oxford car hires from £18/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 Oxford with a pick-up date of 18/4 and drop-off date of 22/4. 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 Oxford

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Economy£21/day
Compact£24/day
People carrier£49/day
Full-size SUV£52/day
Mini£18/day
Compact SUV£23/day
Intermediate SUV£27/day
Supplier choice£30/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Oxford

  • When choosing cheap car hire in Oxford, be aware that Oxford's city centre is a designated Low Emission Zone (LEZ), meaning that certain vehicles may be charged to enter the area. Additionally, many streets in the city centre are only pedestrian streets, so it's important to watch out for these areas and avoid driving through them. In addition to the Low Emission Zone and pedestrian areas, drivers should also be aware of the one-way streets in Oxford's city centre.
  • Oxford is a historic city with limited parking space, and parking regulations can be complex. Always check the signs and read the parking instructions carefully before leaving your car. The city centre is a controlled parking zone, which means that you need a permit to park there during certain hours. There are also pay-and-display parking areas and multi-storey car parks available. Using a GPS or a parking app can help you locate available parking spots and avoid fines.
  • Choosing cheap car hire in Oxford over public transport provides a lot of opportunities for visitors. With a rental car, you can explore the city at your own pace, without the need to adhere to a fixed public transport schedule. You can also visit nearby attractions outside the city, such as the Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace, which are much more accessible by car. Additionally, hiring a car can save you time and money on taxis, which can be expensive in Oxford.
  • As a visitor to Oxford, renting a car means that you don't have to restrict your sightseeing to the city center. Although there are several options for public transport around the city, they can be expensive and fail to give you the same freedom as a car. There are plenty of places to be discovered across the city and beyond with a car, like the University Museum of Natural History and Bicester Village.
  • Excited to rent a car on your visit to Oxford? If you are landing at London Oxford Airport you will find only one car hire company based on-site. You will find its car hire office located in Building 34, opposite the Terminal entrance, which is a few meters away. You can also arrange a pick-up from other local off-site car hire companies.
  • Travelers new to the UK should remember to drive on the left. When you enter a divided highway or motorway, you must keep to the left-hand lane unless you’re passing. Roundabouts are very common on UK roads, especially in and around Oxford. The traffic will flow in a clockwise direction around roundabouts, so you must give way to traffic approaching from your right.
  • The morning rush hour in Oxford begins around 7:00 am until 10:00 am and again in the evening from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. On Sundays and bank holidays, traffic is much heavier on the roads. If possible, it’s best to avoid the M40 motorway, especially going towards London, on weekdays as it’s often congested at rush hour.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Oxford for £33 or less
  • Book your car hire in Oxford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Oxford are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Oxford

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

    Renting a smaller car model means that you won’t have any problem navigating Oxford. The city center features mainly narrow streets and outside of the city are undulating country roads that lead to nearby villages, meaning you would need to rent a compact car for complete comfort.

  • What’s the speed limit in Oxford?

    The main speed limit for Oxford is 20 mph, especially in residential areas where there are a high volume of cyclists and pedestrians. In urban areas, a speed limit of 30 mph is enforced, while on single carriageways it’s 60 mph. On dual carriageways and motorways the speed limit is 70 mph. Elsewhere, the rest of the UK’s roads adhere to the national speed limit of 60 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Oxford?

    When it comes to parking in Oxford, you have many options. If you have the time, you can use the Park and Ride, which has many locations on the outskirts of Oxford. In the city center you can either use the on-street parking or the various parking lots. A well-located parking lot is Oxpens, next to Oxford Ice Rink, which costs around £3.00 ($3.72) per hour.

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

    On average a car hire in Oxford costs £41 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Oxford?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar (£18/day), Dollar (£21/day) and Hertz (£30/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar Littlemead Business Park OX2 0BY (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Oxford?

    The average price of fuel in Oxford is £5.46 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £65 and £87, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Oxford?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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, Sixt, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Budget, Avis, keddy by Europcar and Dollar.

  • 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, Sixt, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Budget, Avis, keddy by Europcar and Dollar.

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

    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 Oxford?

    An Economy car hire in Oxford costs £45 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Oxford costs £63 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Oxford costs £55 per day, on average.

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

    On average a car hire in Oxford costs £317 per week (£45 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Oxford costs £1,358 per month (£45 per day).

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

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

  • What do I need to know about driving an Oxford car hire?

    Driving in Oxford can be challenging, particularly in the city centre where traffic can be heavy and roads can be narrow. It's important to be aware of parking restrictions and one-way systems, as well as to pay attention to cyclists and pedestrians. Speed limits are also enforced and can vary depending on the road type. It's advisable to plan your route ahead of time and allow extra time for traffic or unexpected delays.

  • How do I return my hire car to the nearest airport?

    Returning your hire car to the nearest airport is usually straightforward. Most car hire companies have a designated drop-off area in the airport car park, and there are usually clear signs directing you to it. Make sure you fill up the fuel tank before returning the car, as there may be additional charges if it is not returned with a full tank. It's also a good idea to inspect the car for any damage before returning it, as you may be held responsible for any damage not previously reported.

Oxford car hire reviews and directory

Alamo

10.0

Wonderful

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.6

One location in Oxford

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1865 202088

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2023

KAYAK
The professionalism

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2022

KAYAK
Matt was great at pick up and I can’t remember the guy at drop off but he was fantastic.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Great service from Rosie Dukes. Very professional and friendly.

1 out of 1

Hertz

9.7

Wonderful

10 reviews

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.7

Value for money

9.7

2 locations in Oxford

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Langford Ln, Kidlington

+44 1865 649750

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

Osney Mead

+44 1865 920164

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and easy upgrade

Cons:

All good, really. A little far from the train station, about 15-minute walk.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
I have nothing but good things to say about my Hertz experience in Oxford. We had a great car. It was very clean and the staff could not have been more helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
I rented a compact size car from Oxford, UK for more than 2 weeks. Customer service are really wonderful, very helpful, friendly and never push to buy unnecessary insurance and upgrade. The price is very competitive.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
We had a flat tire and they sent AA within an hour. Changed tire and sent us to tire shop for new tire. Hopefully they will not charge us for this road hazard.

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.6

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.4

3 locations in Oxford

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10 Watlington Road

+44 1865 396000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

53 West Way

+44 1865 202088

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00

Building 34, Oxford Airport

+44 186 520 2088

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
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8.0 Very Good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Quick and easy pick up. Took a while to receive written confirmation that deposit was being returned after drop-off.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Terrible experience - waiting for refund

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, patient and helpful. They went out of their way to accommodate our needs. If I ever return to the Oxford area and need a car, I will definitely do business with Enterprise!

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Great staff, great car and sorted out a minor problem very quickly. Would rent again from this team.

8.0 Very Good

Sept 2022

KAYAK
Staff was very friendly and helpful! Only thing that could have been better was if it was closer to the center of the city.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
We reserved a Nissan Qashkai in advance but were concerned about space for 2 large suitcases in the back plus some smaller bags. Once we arrived in the UK from the US, I called the location and asked for an SUV with a large trunk area, so they set aside a Ford Kuga for us. The car was terrific; large trunk and comfortable seats; it was also a diesel model and seemed to get good mileage. Tahlia and Sam at the location were very friendly and informative. If we’re ever in Oxford again and need a car, we’d definitely book with Enterprise again! Note re insurance: we normally rely on Amex coverage but weren’t sure about the coverage for tires and roadside assistance so we did pay for that (£5/day) and waived the rest. Suggest that renters check their coverage before arrival so you know your options.

1 out of 4

Europcar

4.0

Mediocre

6 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Oxford

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Little Mead Business Park

+44 371 384 5974

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

Littlemead Business Park

+44 371 384 5974

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2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
When we got there they said the booking was not registered from Kayak so we had to luckily find a car available on the spot.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The car was dirty with bald tires. It didn’t feel safe. I was also charged many fees that were not disclosed when I initially booked this car with kayak. Very unsatisfied.

3.2 Poor

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I was overcharged

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

excellent car, great service, and best price

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Pleased with the overall experience. The person who checked the car back in at Heathrow didn’t say a word to us during the process.

1 out of 2

Budget

3.6

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Oxford

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Watlington Road

+44 344 544 8468

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

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3.6 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Reasonably priced

Cons:

At pick up I was told there was no damage to the vehicle, but upon my inspection I found scratches and paint chips which I showed to the manager. The damage was then documented, but this raises concerns that lax oversight will lead to false damage claims for the renter. Scamming going on?

1 out of 1

National

9.5

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

8.4

One location in Oxford

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1865 202088

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Oxford

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Littlemead Business Park- Ferry Hinksey Road

+44 371 384 5974

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Oxford

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Osney Mead

+44 843 309 3059

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

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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

No reviews available

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Electric Avenue, Ferry Hinksey Road, Osney Mead Industrial Estate

+44 1865 250252

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

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Dollar

5.4

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Oxford

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Osney Mead

+44 843 309 3059

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

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GREEN MOTION

5.2

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Oxford

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2, Oxford Road

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INTERRENT

2.6

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Oxford

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Little Mead Business Park

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YourRent

No score available yet

2 locations in Oxford

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Oxford Kidlington Airport

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Oxford Railway Station

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Free2Move

No score available yet

One location in Oxford

Locations in Oxford

370 Iffley Road

+44 1865 749000

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

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Sunnycars

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One location in Oxford

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Ferry Hinksey Road

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39 travellers who hired a car in Oxford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.8

Car hire locations in or near Oxford

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£41/day

Good deal

£30/day

When to book a car hire in Oxford

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Car hire insurance in Oxford

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Oxford 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 Oxford.

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 Oxford car hire.