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Car rental companies in Brighton

Below are the car rental companies in Brighton with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Enterprise

    8.5 (1829)
    No rates available
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.4 (3665)
    No rates available
  • Avis

    8.2 (5756)
    No rates available
  • Budget

    8 (9343)
    No rates available
  • Europcar

    8 (7739)
    No rates available
  • Hertz

    7.9 (6586)
    No rates available
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.8 (3180)
    No rates available
  • Alamo

    8.7 (8286)
    No rates available
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.7 (4114)
    No rates available

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Car rental companies in and around Brighton

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Available locations in Brighton:

6a Brighton Marina Village Sq.

Location information for Brighton

The oldest working aquarium on Earth, a unique Asian-themed seaside royal pavilion and England's largest arts festival are just a handful of reasons why Brighton may be Great Britain's most famous beach holiday destination. Although the majority of Brighton's eight million annual visitors may come from London, just 76kms north of Brighton, growing numbers of overseas tourists have also discovered Brighton's namesake pier, beach and everything else this East Sussex getaway offers.



Although Brighton lies just over eight kilometres from Shoreham Airport, the United Kingdom's oldest licensed airport, the vast majority of tourists enter the seaside community by train or bus then get a car hire in Brighton. The latter is the preferred transportation option for Brighton visitors wishing to explore beyond the Brighton and Howe city limits.

Car Hire Brighton

Although it is easy to go online and compare car hire options in Brighton, many overseas visitors choose to rent their vehicles at one of London's larger airports before making the 76-km journey south to Brighton. Shoreham Airport offers car rental in Brighton through Europcar, National and a local company called Pavilion. The A23 is the main thoroughfare between Gatwick Airport and Brighton.


It takes under 90 minutes to reach Brighton from London along either the M25 or M23, except during peak holiday times and work commuting hours. Driving along the coastline, however, is far more relaxing than driving within Brighton itself. The city gets quite busy during Brighton's annual gay pride and children's parades.

Things To See and Do

Although London lies less than 90 minutes north of Brighton, England's capital is not Brighton's only popular day trip destination. History buffs will especially enjoy Arundel's 11th-century castle 32kms west of Brighton and the ruins of the Norman-era Lewes Castle 13kms away. There are also some stunning views from Ditchling Beacon's hill fort, which has been here since the Iron Age.

Best Time To Visit

There is no doubt summer is Brighton's high tourist season, but this southern coastal city enjoys higher than average temperatures all year long. Even during the coldest winter months, Brighton's temperature rarely plummets below 8°C, warm enough for tropical plants to flourish in local parks. Spring and autumn are ideal times to explore Brighton's mild weather without the summer crowds.

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  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location?
  • Enterprise
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Alamo
  • Dollar Rent a Car