Plymouth car hires from £13/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 Plymouth with a pick-up date of 22/4 and drop-off date of 30/4. 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 Plymouth

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Economy£13/day
Compact£14/day
Intermediate£37/day
People carrier£77/day
Full-size SUV£75/day
Mini£31/day
Compact estate car£19/day
Compact SUV£33/day
Intermediate SUV£39/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Plymouth

  • Before you book your cheap car hire in Plymouth, consider the type of terrain you'll be driving on. If you plan to visit Dartmoor National Park, for example, you'll need a car with good clearance to handle the rough terrain. A small car may be sufficient for driving around the city, but if you're planning to take day trips outside of Plymouth, consider a larger car with more storage space. Make sure to check the car's features, such as air conditioning, GPS, and fuel efficiency, to ensure you have a comfortable and hassle-free trip.
  • If it's your first time visiting Plymouth by hire car, you might be unfamiliar with the road systems, which can make car hire in Plymouth a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. Plymouth has a number of one-way streets, particularly in the city centre, which can be confusing for first-time drivers. It's important to plan your route ahead of time and pay attention to the signs to avoid getting lost. Some of the busiest one-way streets include Old Town Street, New George Street, and Princess Street. Be patient and take your time, especially during rush hour.
  • When you book cheap car hire in Plymouth, it's essential to research the local traffic laws and regulations beforehand. Plymouth is a busy city with narrow streets, one-way systems, and a lot of traffic. It's important to be aware of the speed limits and parking restrictions in the city centre, as well as any specific driving rules unique to the area. One such rule you should take note of is the direction of traffic on particular roads. Lots of streets in the city centre are one-way streets, and it's important to pay close attention to the signage to avoid going the wrong way.
  • Tackling the sprawling expanse that is the port city of Plymouth is best done with a car. With a car hire in Plymouth, you can really explore this coastal city that reeks of maritime history stretching back to medieval times so sights will be plentiful. You can start with a trip to Plymouth Hoe and the Royal Citadel, both of which share the same stretch of coast and both an easy mile from downtown. After a stop for some tasty seafood, set out on the 30 miles journey into the city’s interior and visit Cotehele House – a well-preserved 16th century estate with a charm of its own.
  • It’s a 50-mile drive to your destination once you land at Exeter Airport and the right choice of vehicle could get your travels off to a splendid start. Booking an advance reservation increases the chance of you getting the right car hire in Plymouth. After you leave Baggage Reclaim at the Arrivals Hall walk across the hall to the Car Hire Area, where staff at companies such as Avis, Hertz and Budget are on hand to retrieve your vehicle.
  • Plymouth is a vibrant educational city with a sizeable student population so expect a fair amount of foot traffic when you’re driving a car hire in Plymouth around the city’s nerve centre, especially at night. The Devon motorway and the A436 control the flow of traffic and are therefore subject to congestion during the day. Downtown, the A374 snakes its way around the city’s heart and is even more vulnerable to gridlock. An early morning or late night start are alternate travel ideas worth considering.
  • By 07:00, the morning rush hour is in full swing and stays that way until about 9:00. Late morning is another great time to set off on a road trip but plan the return carefully to bypass the evening rush hours of 18:00-21:00. The city also has a thriving sports scene so Saturday afternoons and evenings may experience slow traffic areas where games are played.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Plymouth for £27 or less
  • Book your car hire in Plymouth at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Plymouth are around 62% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Plymouth

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

    For some, the right car for the job is a late model compact or a stylish economy car. Others may reason that an intermediate SUV or saloon seat all passengers and offers an upgrade in comfort. Discounting the narrow streets you may encounter in the older sections of the city either option is a wise choice. Plymouth is relatively flat with no areas of significant elevation so it’s a driver’s dream.

  • What’s the speed limit in Plymouth?

    The speed limit for all vehicular traffic within the city limits is 30mph, but along certain sections of the A374 you can accelerate to 50mph. Speeds may be further reduced around educational institutions, hospitals and other important buildings and docklands. You can accelerate to 50mph along the sections of the A386 carriageway and about 60mph on the Devon Expressway. Due to its flat surface, speeding is endemic, so CCTV and traffic cams are in full force on the major roadways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Plymouth?

    On-street parking provided by Plymouth City Council within its six zones is possible for a fee of about £1.50 per hour. Car parks, such as the Civic Centre Car Park, litter the northern section of the city where the A374 transits and is close to its cultural pulse. The rate there is £1.30 per hour for a maximum of stay of 3h.

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

    On average a car hire in Plymouth costs £37 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Plymouth?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals (£13/day), keddy by Europcar (£31/day) and Hertz (£33/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals 38 George Place, Mill Bay, Plymouth null (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Plymouth?

    The average price of fuel in Plymouth 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 Plymouth?

    Intermediate (Ford Kuga or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Plymouth.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Plymouth?

    An Intermediate car hire in Plymouth costs £33 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Plymouth costs £34 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Plymouth costs £212 per day, on average.

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

    In Plymouth, cars are most frequently hired at Hertz 21b Commercial Road (1 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in Plymouth costs £258 per week (£37 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Plymouth costs £1,105 per month (£37 per day).

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

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

  • Can I Hire a Car in Plymouth with a Debit Card?

    When you book cheap car hire in Plymouth most car hire companies in Plymouth accept debit cards as a form of payment, but it's always best to double-check with the specific company you plan to hire from to ensure they accept debit cards. Some popular car hire companies that accept debit cards in Plymouth include Europcar, Hertz, Avis, and Budget. When booking your hire car online, make sure to check the payment options and policies to avoid any surprises at the rental counter. It's also important to note that using a debit card for car hire may result in a hold being placed on your account for the duration of the rental period, so it's a good idea to check with your bank beforehand.

  • Are There Any Specific Road Rules I Should Be Aware of in Plymouth?

    When driving in Plymouth, keep in mind that UK roads are left-hand drive and that the speed limit is 30 mph in residential areas and 60 mph on dual carriageways and motorways. Additionally, there are many roundabouts in Plymouth, so it's important to approach them with caution and follow the signs. Be aware of bus lanes and bicycle lanes, which are common in the city centre. Finally, make sure to follow parking regulations and pay attention to signage to avoid receiving a ticket.

Plymouth car hire reviews and directory

Europcar

6.5

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.5

One location in Plymouth

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38 George Place, Mill Bay

+44 371 384 0238

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6.0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
We received a quote which led to us booking the car. It was however a quarter of the cost. Despite clicking on everything with the quote we were told when we arrived to collect the car that it didn’t cover an extra driver, didn’t cover third party insurance etc etc. This is false and misleading quoting. What point is there using a third party to get a quote if it bears No similarity to the ultimate cost. And we had to pay an additional 250£ deposit when taking the car which will be reversed but no mention was made of it. Disgraceful way to treat clients and I’m not sure who is to blame.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Cancel my car last minute and I was left stranded in Plymouth with no car. Didn’t even propose to help by calling other venues, had to insist.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2

Very Good

3 reviews

2 locations in Plymouth

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30 Commercial Road

+44 1752 225193

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8 Octagon Street

+44 1752 601000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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9.2 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quality of service from booking to taking the car back was brilliant. Hit traffic on my return to the depot and they were great in arranging for the car to be dropped back the following morning.

Cons:

The BMW 3 series as their luxury range lets them down but at £200/w cheaper than the nearest competitor, it can be forgiven

1 out of 1

Hertz

6.9

Cheapest deal
Most popular

2 locations in Plymouth

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21b Commercial Road

+44 1752 664003

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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21b Commercial Road

+44 1752 664003

Monday09:00 - 14:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

We got a cute FIAT 500 with plaid seats. No issues with the pickup or return, and they kindly picked us up from the train station.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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2 locations in Plymouth

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21B Commercial Road

+44 175 266 4003

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
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Plymouth Railway Station

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keddy by Europcar

7.6

Good

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One location in Plymouth

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38 George Place

+44 371 384 0238

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

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Plymouth City Wide

+44 1752 207207

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Friday08:30 - 17:30

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

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One location in Plymouth

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38 George Place, Mill Bay, Plymouth

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ADDCAR RENTAL

6.7

Okay

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Toyota Snows Plymouth

+44 149 476 9810

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Free2Move

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2 locations in Plymouth

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12-14 Durnford Street

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Barbican Approach

+44 1752 668886

Monday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 17:00
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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Plymouth

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21B Commercial Road

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38 George Place

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YourRent

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Plymouth Airport

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Plymouth Railstation

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8 travellers who hired a car in Plymouth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car hire locations in or near Plymouth

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£37/day

Good deal

£27/day

When to book a car hire in Plymouth

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Car hire insurance in Plymouth

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Plymouth 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 Plymouth.

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 Plymouth car hire.