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How can I pay for my rental car?
Payment for a rental car should preferably be made by credit card. It is possible to pay by debit card, however at the rental counter you will need a credit card issued to the main driver in order to secure the deposit for your rental car.
Who is allowed to drive the rental car and what are the conditions?
A rental car can be driven by a main driver, that is the person registered in the booking. Additional drivers may be added to the reservation at extra fee. The main and additional drivers are to present a valid driving license, which they have been in possession of for at least one year (please refer to the rental conditions), and a valid identity card/passport. Additionally, the main driver is to present a valid credit card issued in their name.
Do I have to pick up and return the car at any time? What happens if I am late for pick-up?
We recommend that you pick up the car at the agreed time as the availability of the car cannot be guaranteed in case of a delay. As a rule, local suppliers keep vehicles available up to 30 or 60 minutes after the agreed time. If a delay is inevitable, please contact the rental agency (you will find their contact details on the voucher).
What documents are required to pick up the vehicle?
When picking up the vehicle, the main driver is to present the following documents: the printed voucher, their identity card or passport; their driving's license and their valid credit card.
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Frequently asked questions about car rental in United Kingdom

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1. What do I need to consider when renting a car in United Kingdom?

If you want to rent a car in United Kingdom, we recommend that you book it in advance. Define the car size, i.e. a small car or a family van, choose an insurance package and the local supplier that meets your requirements. Choose additional options and compare the best offers on HAPPYCAR.

2. Why do I need a credit card to rent a car in United Kingdom?

A credit card issued to the main driver of the vehicle is required to block a security deposit for your rental in United Kingdom. We recommend that you check the rental conditions to make sure your credit card will be accepted.

3. Who can drive my rental car in United Kingdom?

If you are planning to rent a car in United Kingdom, include an additional driver at extra fee. You can also filter the search with an "additional driver included" option to find the offers with an additional driver free of charge.

4. What does free mileage mean for car rental in United Kingdom?

Free mileage means there is no mileage restriction to the distance you can drive a rental car. When renting a car in United Kingdom, unlimited or free mileage is available in most of the car rental companies. Visit HAPPYCAR and select this feature to filter suitable offers.

5. How long do I need to have a driver's license to rent a car in United Kingdom?

All car drivers must have had a driving license for at least 12 months - regardless of age. Sometimes, car rentals in United Kingdom require a license for at least 24 months. The rental company will only count the period of the license from when the driver reaches the age of 18.

6. How much liability coverage should I have when renting a car in United Kingdom?

Third party liability insurance for rental cars differs depending on the country of a rental and the offer itself. By selecting an Excellent Offer you won't run a risk of having insufficient protection.

7. How long can a car rental company in United Kingdom keep the deposit?

In general, car rental companies in United Kingdom may keep a deposit for 28 working days. It is possible that the amount will only be visible on a credit card at the end of the billing period. Choose a reliable supplier to avoid any inconveniences on site.

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United Kingdom Attractions and Travel Tips

Cheap Car Rental United Kingdom

A union of more than 300 years old, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern lreland, bound by a constitutional monarchy, is full of contrasts; in every direction you will be faced with a wide variety of landscapes and diverse cultures to explore.

Comprised of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the modern United Kingdom is really a tale of four countries, and runs the entire gamut of castles, cathedrals, old pubs and rolling hills alongside regenerated provincial cities with cutting edge architecture and the best in global cuisine.

From the ancient megaliths of Stonehenge to the space age domes of the Eden project, the trendy bars of Edinburgh to the creaky watering holes in Belfast, there is also the starkly beautiful highlands of Scotland, the surfing off Newquay or the undulating plains of Snowdonia.

HAPPYCAR is here to help you find the best car hire UK has to offer so you can take full advantage of this often eccentric but mostly extraordinary island nation and while there are many airports to choose from, the most common starting point is from the capital, London, and a direct car hire Heathrow Airport is available along with many others. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website, and provide you with the best deals to make your money go further with a rental car that fits your specific vacation needs.

General Information

The United Kingdom was the first industrialized country in the world, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century and it played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and advancing literature and science. At its peak, the British Empire stretched over a quarter of the surface of the Earth, including placed on the other side of the world like India, and after its dismantling and depletion in the two World Wars rebuilt itself into a modern, prosperous European nation.

The United Kingdom also does heritage like no other. Aside from the first class museums that are spread all over the nation, there are no fewer than 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the expansive East Devon Coast, the Tower of London or the 40,000 massive black basalt columns of Giant’s Causeway that astonishes with times gone by. On top of this, there is a glut of historical cities like York, Bath and Dublin that excellently preserve the history enshrouded over their timber and brick, and makes for a fascinating experience regardless of taste.

Speaking of taste, the UK’s food portfolio is equally varied, from the rare cheeses proudly boasted from charming Scottish family-run shops and a fresh fish and chip takeaway from the Cornish quayside to bleeding-edge fusion food from Cardiff and the hippest joints in Soho. British food has improved greatly over the last few decades, and the dishes Britons are so proud of are now being internationally recognized in their own right.

Using a car hire in the UK

Thanks to the compact nature of the country and the inefficient nature of British rail travel, a car rental UK is both affordable and convenient compared to other options. It is also an excellent method with which to really get to grips with the United Kingdom, if you have the time.

London is the obvious starting point, as the innovative capital hosts the best spread of cultural and gastronomic offerings. But each of the other major cities in the area – Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool – make their own claims for cultural superiority.

The Welsh trinity of port cities also creates a breezy relaxed nature compared to more inland cities, and urban Scottish centers shout proudly down of their insistence to be taken seriously, and rightly so – their cultural and historical spectrum is easily on par with its distant capital.

You can spend a lifetime on this ancient island and not tire of what it has to offer. There is so much to see in this part of the world, and a UK car hire can help you uncover some of the many mysteries just waiting to be discovered with a vacation car hire specific to your needs.