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Car hire Bristol Bristol is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in Bristol

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Bristol

Car rental offers in Bristol

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Bristol.

Car type
Station wagon
Passenger van

Car rental companies in Bristol

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

  • Budget

    9.4 (9734)
    From £ 24 / day
  • Alamo

    8.8 (8789)
    From £ 21 / day
  • National Car Rental

    8.7 (405)
    From £ 25 / day
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.5 (3849)
    From £ 23 / day
  • Enterprise

    8.3 (1963)
    From £ 21 / day
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.2 (4422)
    From £ 18 / day
  • Avis

    8.1 (6046)
    From £ 27 / day
  • Hertz

    8.1 (6966)
    From £ 22 / day
  • Green Motion

    8 (1929)
    From £ 14 / day
  • Sixt

    8 (3404)
    From £ 21 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.8 (3452)
    From £ 18 / day
  • Europcar

    7.6 (8226)
    From £ 21 / day
  • Drivalia

    7.2 (553)
    From £ 20 / day
  • Flizzr

    7.2 (306)
    No rates available
  • Easirent

    6.4 (517)
    No rates available
  • Thrifty

    8 (5559)
    No rates available

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Car rental companies in and around Bristol

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Available locations in Bristol:

Hartcliffe Way
Scot House, Albert Crescent

Location information for Bristol

Bristol, the unofficial capital city of England's West Country, is famous for its mellow atmosphere and proud maritime history. Although Bristol's status has shifted after 500 years as one of England's top cities, Bristol still ranks among the country's top 10 most populated cities and boasts southwest England's largest population. Although Bath and Weston-super-Mare lie mere minutes away with a car hire in Bristol, Bristol itself offers plenty of attractions in its own right.



Bristol lies less than 13kms northeast of Bristol Airport, making car rental in Bristol the easiest way to travel around as there is no rail service between Bristol and its airport. Private vehicles are also the most practical way to drive around Bristol itself as taxis tend to cost above average.

Car Hire Bristol

Motorists can easily compare car hire deals online from Bristol Airport's Europcar, Avis, National and Hertz. It takes less than two hours to drive between Bristol and London along the M4, which connects with the M5 motorway near Bristol's city limits. Bristol and its airport are connected by the A38.


Before driving in Bristol, motorists should first take advantage of the free city maps available at Visit Bristol, the city's official tourism website. Free A3 blue tourist maps are also available at Bristol's harbourside tourist information centre as well as the Temple Meads railway station and numerous other city locations. These maps will provide great information to motorists trying to navigate Bristol's challenging one-way streets.

Things To See and Do

The 15-minute train journey between Bristol and the ancient Roman city of Bath is usually even quicker by car. Bristol also stands near another historic city, the Welsh capital of Cardiff across the Severn Bridge. Weston-super-Mare and its Weston's Pier have both successfully recovered from two recent severe fires and are back in business.

Best Time To Visit

Bristol's weather, like that of many other English cities, is often wet and unpredictable. This is especially true during Bristol's damp and cold winters, but temperatures begin to rise once the spring daffodils begin blooming and remain pleasantly warm well into September. However, rain is always a constant in Bristol so visitors should come prepared with umbrellas and rain gear no matter when they arrive.

Practical information

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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?
  • Budget
  • Alamo
  • National Car Rental
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Enterprise
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Green Motion
  • Sixt
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Europcar
  • Drivalia
  • Flizzr
  • Easirent
  • Thrifty