|Full-size SUV||C$ 71/day|
|Passenger Van||C$ 98/day|
|Compact SUV||C$ 20/day|
|Compact station wagon||C$ 29/day|
|Intermediate SUV||C$ 31/day|
|Standard station wagon||C$ 50/day|
On average a rental car in the United Kingdom costs C$ 49 per day.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in the United Kingdom.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at GREEN MOTION (C$ 20/day), Hertz (C$ 36/day) and Sixt (C$ 38/day).
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On average a rental car in the United Kingdom costs C$ 324 per week (C$ 46 per day).
On average a rental car in the United Kingdom costs C$ 1,390 per month (C$ 46 per day).
Before you get on the road in United Kingdom car rentals, here are some rules you should know. In the United Kingdom, you drive on the left and give priority to vehicles approaching from the right, and the same applies to roundabouts, which you will enter clockwise. Do not get behind the wheel while intoxicated; having a BAC higher than 0.08% is a criminal offense. You must yield to pedestrians, even when crossing in undesignated areas. Always yield to emergency vehicles with flashing lights and school buses with an extended stop sign. Using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, and fog lights must be used when visibility drops below 330 feet.
You must be at least 20 to rent a car in the United Kingdom. Most car rental providers will have a daily surcharge for drivers younger than 25. These younger drivers will also not access some of the upper vehicle classes, including SUVs, luxury vehicles, and vans. Some car rental providers will require you to have held a license for at least 12 months before you are allowed to get a rental vehicle. You will also need a valid driver’s license and a credit card in your name to qualify for a rental car in the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom is one of the most developed nations in the world, and you won't have trouble accessing gas in the UK. They have numerous gas stations or petrol stations as they are called in the UK. You will be spoilt for choice in most cities, but as your drive further out, especially in the countryside, the number of petrol stations reduce. All petrol stations accept credit card payment, and the price of gas/petrol per liter is around 1.6 GBP (2 USD) and 6 GBP (7 USD) per gallon.
Road signs in the United Kingdom are in the Imperial system, and it is important to note that 1 mile equals 1.6 kilometers. Most roads will have the speed limits posted, but for those that might not be so clear, stick to 50 km/h (30 mph) in built-up areas. You can go up to 100 km/h (60 mph) on undivided highways and as fast as 110 km/h (70 mph) on divided highways. When driving around a school zone or areas flocked by pedestrians, like the tube stations, stick to 30 km/h (20 mph). On the winding country roads, stick to 80 km/h (50 mph).