Portsmouth car hire

Portsmouth car hire

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Portsmouth, ENG, United Kingdom
3 Aug — 10 Aug
Same drop-off
Portsmouth, ENG, United Kingdom
Tue 3/8
Noon
Tue 10/8
Noon
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Portsmouth car hire information

Pick-up locationPortsmouth
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, People carrier, Premium estate car, Standard, Standard estate car
Hire locations13
Popular agenciesEuropcar, keddy by Europcar

Cheap car hire in Portsmouth

£38/dayEconomy
£45/dayCompact
£49/dayIntermediate
£55/dayStandard
£96/dayPeople carrier
£36/dayMini
£53/dayIntermediate SUV
£65/dayCompact estate car
£71/dayIntermediate estate car
£77/dayStandard estate car
£105/dayPremium estate car
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Portsmouth car hire reviews and directory

From £16/dayRated no. 1
Europcar
Best rated
Most popular
10 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Portsmouth
Europcar
Locations in Portsmouth
6a The Hard+44 371 384 5977
Gunstore Road+44 371 384 5978
Gunstore Road+44 371 384 5978
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent27 Jan 2017
Great location!Pros: The representative was helpful and patient. The location was easy to get to from the train station.
From £17/dayRated no. 2
Budget
6 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Portsmouth
Budget
Locations in Portsmouth
Car Park C Lakeside N Harbour+44 344 544 7593
Monday08:00 - 10:00
Tuesday08:00 - 10:00
Wednesday08:00 - 10:00
Thursday08:00 - 10:00
Friday08:00 - 10:00
Car Park D Lakeside N Harbour+44 344 544 6091
Monday08:00 - 10:00
Tuesday08:00 - 10:00
Wednesday08:00 - 10:00
Thursday08:00 - 10:00
Friday08:00 - 10:00
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Recent reviews
6.0 Good23 Oct 2017
Cons: Had trouble finding car return in Southampton.
From £13/day
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Portsmouth
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Portsmouth
6A The Hard+44 371 384 5977
Monday08:00 - 10:00
Tuesday08:00 - 10:00
Wednesday08:00 - 10:00
Thursday08:00 - 10:00
Friday08:00 - 10:00
Saturday08:00 - 10:00
Gunstore Road- Limberline Ind Est+44 371 384 5978
Monday08:00 - 10:00
Tuesday08:00 - 10:00
Wednesday08:00 - 10:00
Thursday08:00 - 10:00
Friday08:00 - 10:00
Saturday08:00 - 10:00
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in Portsmouth
Sunnycars
Locations in Portsmouth
6a The Hard
Gunstore Road
Recent reviews
From £19/day
Dollar
1 location in Portsmouth
Dollar
Locations in Portsmouth
Unit G5 Railway Triangle Est+44 23 9221 4888
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Recent reviews
FLIZZR
1 location in Portsmouth
FLIZZR
Locations in Portsmouth
Anchorage Road+44 20 7018 8246
Recent reviews
From £18/day
Low C Rent
1 location in Portsmouth
Low C Rent
Locations in Portsmouth
Lakeside North Harbour Western Rd, Portsmouth
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Portsmouth
Thrifty
Locations in Portsmouth
Unit G5 Railway Triangle+44 23 9221 4888
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Recent reviews
2 travellers who hired a car in Portsmouth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car hire locations in or near Portsmouth

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£24/day

Good deal

£18/day

When to book a car hire in Portsmouth

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

Top tips for renting a car in Portsmouth

  • Portsmouth is the only island-city in the UK with a naval history stretching back to the time of the Spanish Armada. With your car hire in Portsmouth, you can discover the magnificence of its natural harbour as well as points within and beyond. Take a short trip 3 miles south to visit the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and tour the magnificent HMS Victory, then move on to impressive Spinnaker Tower for a taste of the old and the new. Enjoy a nice evening jaunt to Southampton 20 miles east along the M27, where you can enjoy dinner and the view.
  • Southampton Airport (SOU) offers a great variety of options for car hire in Portsmouth including Sixt, Enterprise and Europcar and you’ll need a reliable vehicle for the 32-mile drive east. The airport’s car hire area is directly across from the terminal, so you’ll have no trouble finding it once you exit the building.
  • Portsmouth is a densely populated city for its size and its importance as a main naval base means there’s bound to be areas prone to congestion with vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. Expect to encounter heavy traffic in the eastern and southern portions where business and industry thrive on a daily basis. The A3 and A288 curve through these districts while the A2047 dissects the city south and connects the island with the mainland.
  • Naval cities tend to have an earlier rise than most, so anticipate the morning and evening rush hours to act accordingly. To be safe, 6:00-8:00 and 16:00-19:00 are times during the week when gridlock along primary roads should be expected. Bear this in mind making your way to and from Southampton Airport along the M27 and the M275, as well as along the A2030 ring road. Weekends are liable to busy with sports and other special events so keep your sat nav handy in case your travel route needs to be amended.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Portsmouth for £18 or less
  • Book your car hire in Portsmouth at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Portsmouth are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Portsmouth

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

  • On average a hire car in Portsmouth costs £24 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£32/day) and Europcar (£52/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 6A The Hard PO1 3DT (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Portsmouth is £5.02 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £60 and £80, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Portsmouth.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Goldcar Rental SP and City Car & Truck Rentals.

  • Car hire companies onsite at London City airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Budget, Firefly and City Car & Truck Rentals.

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

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

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from London City airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Budget.

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

  • A Economy car hire in Portsmouth costs £18 per day, on average.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Portsmouth costs £30 per day, on average.

  • In Portsmouth, cars are most frequently hired at keddy by Europcar Car Rental Building (15 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Portsmouth costs £169 per week (£24 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Portsmouth costs £726 per month (£24 per day).

  • Old cities tend to have more narrow roads than their contemporaries, so a compact car is a smart way to get to explore nooks or crannies, which may be off limits to larger vehicles, and is easier to handle where parking is concerned. Large parties will be more comfortable in an intermediate, SUV or people carrier, so choose the option which works best for all concerned.

  • The legal speed limit for the city of Portsmouth is 20mph. On main drags like the A2047 and A3, speeds up to 50mph may be possible in your Portsmouth car hire heading out of the city. If your route heading in takes you onto the M27 or M275 then the maximum speed allowed along these major motorways is 70mph.

  • As far as fuel is concerned, an average price of £1.18 is what one should expect to pay for a litre of petrol and that price increases to an average of £1.23 for a litre of diesel. Bear in mind, there are about 13 filling stations around the city with ESSO and Shell accounting for nearly half of them. If you prefer to fill up while you shop, Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys also offer refilling stations at their three locations.

  • Portsmouth City Council offers several parking garages around the city, like the ones at Clarence Esplanade and Alec Rose Lane, where you can park your vehicle for about £1.80 per hour. On-street parking may be difficult to obtain considering the dense population especially in the downtown area so keep a few pay and display locations in mind just in case. Using the Harbour Car Park leaves you closest to Portsmouth Harbour and from there you can ride the ferry to the Isle of Wight. Parking over 5h costs about £12.00 and a return ticket on the ferry runs about £18.50 per adult.