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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Brighton

  • The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in England, including Brighton, is 0.08%. Driving under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offense and can result in fines, a driving ban, or even imprisonment. It is important to note that for those who are new drivers, the legal BAC limit is lower, at 0.02%. The law enforcement officers in Brighton are authorized to stop drivers suspected of drinking and driving cheap car rentals in Brighton and carry out a breathalyzer test to confirm whether they exceed the legal BAC limit. Failing to comply with a breathalyzer test or refusing to undergo the test is also considered an offense.
  • In Brighton, England, children under 4'9'' tall or 12 years old are required to use a child car seat appropriate for their weight. Children taller than 4'9'' or 12 years old may use a regular seat belt. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that children in cheap car rentals in Brighton are properly restrained. Failure to comply with the child car seat laws can result in a fine. Additionally, it is recommended to place children in the back seat of the car as it is the safest location for them in case of an accident.
  • To rent a car in Brighton, England, you must meet certain requirements set by the car rental company. Generally, you must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license issued by your country of residence, and present a credit card in your name for the deposit and payment. The specific requirements may vary depending on the rental company, so it is best to check with them before renting a car. Additionally, some rental companies may have restrictions on the types of cars that can be rented by younger drivers or those with less driving experience. It is important to read and understand the rental terms and conditions before signing the rental agreement.
  • Hiring a car will give you the flexibility and independence to visit all the places you want in your own time. Car hire in Brighton will also enable you to reach all the best spots in the area that public transport doesn’t cover, like the wonderful Bluebell Railway, a working steam passenger railway preserving the heritage of the era, a few miles’ drive outside Brighton. There’s also a llama park in Ashdown Forest, roughly a 30min drive from Brighton.
  • You have a number of choices when it comes to booking Brighton car hire from the premium operators in the UK, such as Europcar, Avis, Budget and Hertz. Many offer complimentary transport from Brighton City Airport (ESH) in Shoreham to their branches in central Brighton, 6 miles from the airport, or you can take a train, bus or taxi to the city centre. Another alternative is to take public transport to nearby Worthing Lancing (1.8 miles from Shoreham) and pick up your hire car there. Trains take less than 10min and tickets start at roughly £4, with buses taking around 15min and costing just over £2.
  • Brighton is quite a small and dense city, attracting many holidaymakers who tend to mill about in the streets, so keep a careful eye out for them when driving at busy times. You’ll probably need a sat nav when you’re booking car hire in Brighton, as the city uses a one-way network of streets that can be confusing. Drive carefully in the residential suburbs too, as streets are narrow, exacerbated by residents parking their cars outside.
  • Try to avoid the A29 during rush hours, which peak at around 08:00 and 17:00, respectively. This is the main road that runs from the Palace Pier to the Marina, and also stay away from Brighton and Stuart Roads at these times. Otherwise, you’ll find the driving experience pleasant and without too much traffic, although in the most popular areas around the Promenades it’s easier to park your car and walk around.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Brighton for C$ 117 or less
  • Book your rental car in Brighton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Brighton are around -9% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Brighton

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

    This depends on the kind of experience you want to have. If you’re focused on business or enjoying the city’s tourist attractions, opt for a more compact city car or economy model to more easily negotiate traffic. If you’re planning a road trip to explore the surrounding Sussex area, a comfy saloon or MPV will serve you well. You can also get 4x4s for countryside rambles.

  • What’s the speed limit in Brighton?

    The speed limits in Brighton and Hove vary from 20mph in the city centre and residential suburbs to the standard 30mph in many other UK cities. These speed limits are on specific roads in identified zones. In other areas you can drive up to 40mph, so it’s best to keep a sharp eye out for speed limit signage. On motorways, you can travel at the standard 60mph on a single carriageway road and 70mph on a dual carriageway.

  • Where are the best places to park in Brighton?

    Because of the numerous public seaside walking areas along the promenades, your best bet to find parking for visiting these areas is to use one of the car parks in the city centre. Look for The Lanes or Regency Square Car Park. These will cost anything from around £2 to around £20. You will need a permit to park in central Brighton, with a tiered cost access scale. Tariffs depend on where and for how many hours you park, starting at around £2 per hour in some areas and topping out at about £4 in others.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Brighton?

    On average a rental car in Brighton costs C$ 125 per day.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Brighton?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Brighton. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Brighton?

    The average gas price in Brighton is C$ 9.37 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 112 and C$ 150, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Brighton?

    Compact (Nissan Juke or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Brighton.

  • Which car rental companies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Hertz, Europcar, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Sixt, Budget, Dollar, Arnold Clark and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies are at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Hertz, Europcar, Budget and Dollar.

  • Which car rental companies are at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Hertz, Alamo, Budget and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Alamo, Sixt, Budget, Dollar, National and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gatwick airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Alamo, Sixt, Budget, Dollar, National and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Stansted airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Alamo, Sixt, Budget, Dollar, National and Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Brighton?

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Brighton?

    A Compact car rental in Brighton costs C$ 91 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Brighton?

    An Economy car rental in Brighton costs C$ 89 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Brighton?

    A Mini car rental in Brighton costs C$ 82 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Brighton?

    On average a rental car in Brighton costs C$ 875 per week (C$ 125 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Brighton?

    On average a rental car in Brighton costs C$ 3,752 per month (C$ 125 per day).

  • Can I rent a car in Brighton for a one-way trip?

    Yes, you can rent a car for a one-way trip in Brighton. Some car rental companies and services, such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Zipcar, offer one-way car rentals in Brighton and allow you to return the car to a different branch or location. Keep in mind that there may be additional fees or restrictions for one-way rentals.

  • Can I rent an electric car in Brighton?

    Yes, you can rent electric Brighton car rentals. There are several car rental companies in Brighton, including Hertz and Zipcar, that offer electric vehicles for rent. Additionally, there are several changing stations in Brighton that allow electric car charging for guests.

Brighton car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.7

Wonderful

11 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.6

2 locations in Brighton

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53 Victoria Road

+44 1273 568128

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

New England Street

+44 1273 688222

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
Great

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
The representative that took us to a different location to pick up an automatic vehicle went above and beyond! Since I never drove on the other side of the road before, he went over everything in detail of what I might expect while driving. He made this a wonderful experience and there were no problems at all! Huge shout out to him!!

9.2 Wonderful

Oct. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Expensive.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Hello kayak i did like the manager in brighton miss Linda i take from my credit card 1000£.for little scratch the door cost like 70£.this is rip off people from enterprise fuckin enterprice

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Hi I did like no think the branch in Brighton with sheet manager name woman Kid is is very bad I rent van and for Litl scratch I charge me 1000£ Yes the true really this people I work in Brighton is very bad I don't have idea how is to work never again fuckin enterprise company I take the 1000£ from my credit card better to have my children never again will recommended to friends never again is bad illegal to take money from people and did give receipt no think is fuckin staf in Brighton .before rent van I have rent car end one woman there in branch enterprise Brighton in New England road I asking me the car work with diesel but the car work with benzine the woman in branch New England road work with mini like sexi is fuckin sheets with the fake smile to try sale to top the people to take money never again never this branch in New England road is very bad no service only want take money from people this manager miss Lidia is bad woman don't trust to send email this is Fraud and alle the company is Fraud company to never again just to now enterprise in New England road fuckin bullshit stag never again never in enterprise in Brighton in

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very bad service never rent car with enterprise never the woman in office new England in Brighton is fake smile is short no goog I'm no happy is sheet never more and for little scratch I charge me 1000£ moist be 100£ .I hate staf is bad service the woman with mini there I don't have idea how to work one woman I set me the car work with diesel no with benzene never the staf is very bad never again

Cons:

No think

1 out of 3

Hertz

7.2

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Brighton

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Brighton Racecourse

+44 843 309 3010

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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7.2 Good

Oct. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and Drop off was quite simple and easy. Great new car that was very clean.

Cons:

Branch was difficult to reach (phone number on website was wrong). We had an issue with one of the car seats which required us to return to the branch.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

3 locations in Brighton

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1, Melville Road

+44 843 309 3010

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

Brighton Racecourse

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Freshfield Road

+44 843 309 3010

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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National

9.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1273 688222

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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keddy by Europcar

7.6

Good

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

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Cannon Place

+44 371 384 3480

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

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Budget

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

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6a Brighton Marina Village Sq

+44 344 544 3957

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

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Avis

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

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6A Brighton Marina Village Sq

+44 344 544 6042

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

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Europcar

6.9

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

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Cannon Place

+44 371 384 3480

Monday09:00 - 12:0018:30 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 12:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 12:0018:30 - 23:59
Thursday18:30 - 23:5909:00 - 12:00
Friday18:30 - 23:5909:00 - 12:00
Saturday13:30 - 23:5909:00 - 12:00
Sunday

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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

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47 Trafalgar St

+44 1273 738227

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

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Virtuo

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

Locations in Brighton

Stroudley Rd

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Brighton

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Freshfield Road

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New England Street

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12 travellers who rented a car in Brighton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 125/day

Good deal

C$ 117/day

When to book a rental car in Brighton

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