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London car rentals from C$ 21/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in London with a pick-up date of 25/8 and drop-off date of 30/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in London

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Peugeot 208 car
Peugeot 208
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
C$ 21/day
Kia Cee'd car
Kia Cee'd
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
C$ 21/day
Skoda Octavia car
Skoda Octavia
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
C$ 23/day
Toyota Aygo car
Toyota Aygo
or similar SMALL
2
2
2-3
C$ 21/day
Mercedes-Benz C-Class car
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
C$ 59/day
Mercedes-Benz E-Class car
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
C$ 72/day
Kia Stonic car
Kia Stonic
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
C$ 23/day
Kia Sportage car
Kia Sportage
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
C$ 24/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in London

  • Surrey Hills is ideal for short drives if you want access to the most scenic places in England and still be close to the city center. If you don't mind heading out of town, you can pick up a pre-planned route and then drive cheap car rentals in London about 77 miles to the Cotswold, Sevenoaks, or Epping Forest area that boasts over 100 lakes and ponds, making it a great spot for couples, families and pet enthusiasts. You will have an incident-free trip provided you ensure toddlers are secured in age-appropriate booster seats, and all your passengers wear seat belts at all times.
  • London is a tough city to operate a vehicle, especially at peak times. If you're going to do a lot of driving around central London from Monday to Friday, between 7 am and 6 pm, including 12 pm to 6 pm on weekends and bank holidays, you may incur a Congestion Charge. It will cost you approximately £15 ($18) if you pay the fee in advance or on the same day via Auto Pay, online, or by telephone. If you make payment up to 3 days after traveling, a rate of £17.50 ($22) applies and up to £150 ($184) in fines if you default on payments. The Congestion Zone is labeled with the letter "C" in a red circle on signs and painted on the road.
  • Depending on the time of year you visit the U.K, for example, between January and March, when temperatures fall below seven degrees, it's advisable to book London car rentals fitted with winter tires. Snow wheels with more than 2mm of tread are essential for safe driving in wintertime. If it's going to be your first time operating cheap car rentals in London during harsh conditions, confirm when booking your vehicle through KAYAK that car rental companies in the U.K provide them.
  • The English capital is an extremely busy city, which means driving around central London can be incredibly stressful. But, while public transportation is the best option when discovering the city center, a rental car is the perfect option for those looking to leave London and explore the English countryside or coastal towns such as Brighton.
  • London has five airports: London City (LCY), London Stansted (STN), London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN), and London Gatwick (LGW). At City Airport, car rental counters are located next to the main terminal building. At Heathrow Airport, car rental companies have desks in all the arrivals terminals. At Gatwick, you'll find car rental desks in both the North and South terminal. Stansted Airport's car rental companies operate from the Airport Car Rental Village, which is outside the terminal building (free shuttle buses that will drop you off there depart from the terminal forecourt every 10 minutes). The Car Hire Center at Luton Airport is accessed via the free APCOA shuttle bus, which you can catch at Bay 1A.
  • The main thing you have to know about driving in the United Kingdom is that traffic runs on the left-hand side of the road. If you're brave enough to drive around the city center, beware that the streets are constantly bustling with tourists. Take into consideration that certain areas in the city are subject to the Congestion Charge, which means you must pay £11.50 (approximately $14.70) per day if you drive in said zones between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., which is applicable Monday to Friday.
  • Driving during London's rush hour can easily add 40 minutes to an hour to your travel time, so avoid going into and out of central London between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., and again in the evening, between 4 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. Roads leading to the city's many airports are often busy during these times as well, so take that into consideration if you're driving back to the airport.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in London for C$ 43 or less
  • Book your rental car in London at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in London are around 50% cheaper than other car types, on average

London car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in London 
Verified travelerJun. 2024
Green motion was a fine option and we got what we needed.
Verified travelerMar. 2024
The smallest car you can fit in is best—old cities make for narrow roads, which makes driving on the other side of the road even more challenging! The more narrow you are the easier it is to get past other cars AND park in VERY narrow spaces.
ChristopherMay 2024
Might be worth calling ahead to confirm that the car that you booked is available.
Verified travelerDec. 2023
If you aren't used to driving on the left side of the road, just take your time getting used to it! Otherwise, drivers are very polite and so long as you follow the rules, you'll have no problems. Watch out for speed cameras on the motorways!
VijayakumarFeb. 2024
Please take full insurance cover always and avoid paying excess. Rentalcars.com offers very good prices on insurance.
Verified travelerOct. 2023
Danielle (at the desk, Heathrow airport) was really helpful, I was 2 hours early to pick up the car and she has managed to find me a nice car.
Verified travelerNov. 2023
Get out of London ASAP. No place to drive unless you are renting a car to drive to locations outside the capital. Then driving is perfect!
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