Bristol car rentals

Bristol car rentals

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Bristol, ENG, United Kingdom
30 May — 6 Jun
Same drop-off
Bristol, ENG, United Kingdom
Mon 30/5
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Mon 6/6
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Bristol car rental information

Pick-up locationBristol
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, People mover, Standard
Rental locations59
Airport locations19
Popular agenciesEnterprise, GREEN MOTION , Sixt, Alamo

Cheap car rentals in Bristol

Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Bristol car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Bristol
Avis
Locations in Bristol
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
Recent reviews
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
9.4 Excellent (8 reviews)
7 locations in Bristol
Enterprise
Locations in Bristol
  • 9.7
  • 9.2
  • 9.7
  • 9.5
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent9 Aug 2019
The car was over the top technical. Too many bells and whistles.
7.2 Good9 Aug 2016
It allows you to book without making final paymentHonestly there was not much of a difference in price on kayak and main website
10.0 Excellent28 Jun 2016
Hire of TOYOTA SUVEfficient and hassle free
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2016
First class serviceThe customer service was brilliant. Real people. I had a minor problem with a tyre and was attended to quickly by the AA and Kwikfit. The staff at Chipping Sodbury, particularly Alex was wonderful. Well done Enterprise!Nothing!
9.2 Excellent5 Jan 2016
Great service - very clear about documentation needed. Free upgrade. Great car - though hired over Xmas period so probably quite expensive comparatively.Had to fill up oil two days into hire period
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Rated no. 3
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (9 reviews)
4 locations in Bristol
Hertz
Locations in Bristol
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 Jun 2021
Pickup in Bristol was excellent. Very friendly staff; provided an extremely nice car and the price and value were great. Car was a hybrid so hardly even took gas.LHR is pretty closed down so it was kind of hard to find my way from the drop off rental location to the airport hotel.
6.0 Good27 Apr 2017
Just returned it here...Just returned it here...Just returned it here...
9.2 Excellent3 Mar 2017
Insurance not included!Whenever I have pre booked previously, basic insurance has always been included. I was told this had recently changed and was no longer the case. Disappointed that my pre booked price was not what I paid in the end! Had to leave earlier than anticipated to avoid paying two days insurance, instead of one. You need to spell this out when people are booking!
From $235/dayRated no. 4
Budget
Most popular
8 Excellent (6 reviews)
3 locations in Bristol
Budget
Locations in Bristol
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8
  • 9
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 May 2022
Expensive insurance.
2.0 Mediocre25 Apr 2022
The car hire company have taken £1800 out of my credit card with no contact or information why, obviously I will have go through the hassle of finding out why.
Rated no. 5
Sixt
6.5 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Bristol
Sixt
Locations in Bristol
  • 7.9
  • 7.1
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre22 Sep 2021
I was "forced" to purchase LDW insurance even though I had CDW from my home country. That's made a big difference - 200 GBP
10.0 Excellent28 Jun 2017
Epic driving weekend in a nice Clio :)Loved that I got a super great car to drive around, great staff to deal with (even with me a little emotional picking the car up--lost my bank card!) But we dealt with it well,, and away I went for the weekend :) Car was clean, tidy very easy and simple to drive. Staff were polite and made it very easy to do, out and back in again.That I couldnt pay the deposit with cash. But that's okay, it got sorted
From $149/dayRated no. 6
Europcar
6.2 Good (6 reviews)
4 locations in Bristol
Europcar
Locations in Bristol
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 5.6
  • 6.3
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2 Jun 2021
Staff great.It wasn't made clear during the booking process that this was through the US site and didn't include collision waiver (as this is normally included with US credit cards). Upon arrival for pickup it was requested that we pay an additional £12/day for this insurance as we were paying with a UK credit card which didn't have this cover. This should have been identified during the booking process to forewarn or prevent non-US clients from booking on the site.
4.4 Okay5 Dec 2019
The car was fineThere was a lot of confusion as to booking on an American site. They don’t take the insurance so that money was wasted! You should know that! Very poor communication between kayak and the UK rentals
8.4 Excellent29 Jun 2019
At pick up the agent was pushing the insurance unsuccessfully, but drop-off was quick and easy and friendly. Good rental.
8.8 Excellent8 Aug 2017
Easy peasyEase of pick up at Exeter Airport (though this is a tiny airport so I was expecting this). We had a great Mini 500. I have my own excess policy so can dodge those charges. Drop off in Bristol was equally smooth.The drop off fee to a different location is beyond all logistical costs so seems excessive. To counter we insured only one driver as the additional was also v expensive considering I'm covering all excess.
5.6 Okay15 Oct 2016
I chose passât class, I got vauxhallbluetooth hands free was important isofix child seats fixturesI ordered passat class, i expected passat or better the ride was numb the interior was drab the rear windows were manual, the children kept opening them up! 2 adults, 2 children and a boot full of suitcases the engine struggled
Rated no. 7
Ace
5.4 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Bristol
Ace
Locations in Bristol
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent18 Jul 2018
Swift return.Slow pick up.
2.0 Mediocre23 May 2017
The company had no presence at the airport. Had great difficulty finding their office. The various add-ons to the supposedly "low price" made their price not competitive. Cancelled the car and went elsewhere.
From $99/dayRated no. 8
Easirent
2.6 Mediocre (5 reviews)
1 location in Bristol
Easirent
Locations in Bristol
  • 2.8
  • 2.8
  • 2.8
  • 2
  • 2.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre23 Mar 2022
COMPLETE SCAM / CON / DAYLIGHT ROBBERY 1) No contact phone# on reservation voucher or confirmation email. 2) airport shuttle driver said he heard people complain Easirent doesn't answer phone, don't send shuttle for pickup. Told us how to walk the 15 mins out of the airport, across a busy main road to get to them. 3) Looked up their phone number on Google & phoned their customer service. Pressed the option in the menu & waited several minutes while it rang & rang then disconnected. Started walking to their location. Found a number for the location, tried to phone a couple more times while we walked. Same thing - no answer, then hung up. 4) Got there to find office is a shipping container. After waiting for the only employee to finish with other customers I asked him how we're supposed to summon a shuttle if they don't answer the phone. He said there hasn't been a shuttle for a couple of years! He also said the phone isn't working!! 5). Asked for passport, then airline ticket stubs. Luckily I had kept them & showed to him. Finally he told me an amount I had to pay. It didn't seem right to me so I opened my rental voucher. He was trying to charge me almost double what I had booked it for, saying there was collision waiver added which was required by law. That is an absolute lie. I asked to see where in writing it said that & also asked to see their contact. He couldn't / wouldn't produce either. I walked out. Never again. COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME & ENERGY. I've since found that I had another bad experience with that company the year before & had vowed never to use them again but had forgotten!
2.0 Mediocre5 Jan 2022
The location is quite poorly signposted and difficult to find on foot or by car. However it is very close to the airport (the closes I think, and reachable on foot if you don't have loads of luggage). They did want 2 forms of paper ID that wasn't mentioned in the cover email and which I could've provided give that I was away from home when I made the booking, and it wasn't mentioned before I made the reservation. That was quite stressful - I hire cars a lot and have never been asked to provide anything more than licence, credit card and DVLA check. Overall the place is quite basic and tatty, but that is reflected in the price. The car I had was basic but it was also really cheap, which was what I was looking for. Basically if you are on a budget, this is a good pick but read *everything* before you set off.
2.0 Mediocre14 Apr 2017
Unable to rent carThey said they would cancel with no fees.I was not told I needed a return airline ticket in order to rent a car.
2.0 Mediocre7 Mar 2017
Easirent Is BadRude aggressive staff, looking hungrily for extra charges. Over an hour to get a car.
5.2 Okay30 Nov 2016
Car was OK, 1 hour wait + tank half full at pickupWe had to wait for a long time to have the gentleman who man's the rental station at the hotel near Bristol airport to come in, and left almost an HOUR after we got to the hotel! Car tank was only HALF full. I was charged an extra 30 POUNDS for gas that was not disclosed to me at Kayak rental PLUS another amount for liability insurance that the gentleman at counter said was required by law. I had purchased Kayak insurance already and was surprised that I had to pay this extra. And now there a further $68 charge on my credit card account from Easirent for what, I have no idea!!!
Sunnycars
8 locations in Bristol
Sunnycars
Locations in Bristol
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keddy by Europcar
5 locations in Bristol
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Bristol
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Firefly
4 locations in Bristol
Firefly
Locations in Bristol
Recent reviews
FLIZZR
3 locations in Bristol
FLIZZR
Locations in Bristol
Recent reviews
A Car Rental
2 locations in Bristol
A Car Rental
Locations in Bristol
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Free2Move
2 locations in Bristol
Free2Move
Locations in Bristol
Recent reviews
From $92/day
GREEN MOTION
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Bristol
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Bristol
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Thrifty
2 locations in Bristol
Thrifty
Locations in Bristol
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From $113/day
Alamo
1 location in Bristol
Alamo
Locations in Bristol
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INTERRENT
1 location in Bristol
INTERRENT
Locations in Bristol
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Move Mee
1 location in Bristol
Move Mee
Locations in Bristol
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National
1 location in Bristol
National
Locations in Bristol
Recent reviews
Virtuo
1 location in Bristol
Virtuo
Locations in Bristol
Recent reviews
42 travellers who rented a car in Bristol gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car hire locations in or near Bristol

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$170/day

Good deal

$142/day

When to book a rental car in Bristol

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Bristol

  • Discover everything Bristol has to offer with a hire car for your time in England’s harbor city. Nestled along the River Avon, the city has a stunning harbor to explore, as well as many other great attractions like the Bristol Aquarium and Ashton Gate Stadium, where people can enjoy a football game. Of course, there is also the surrounding beautiful English countryside just waiting to be discovered (preferably by car).
  • Another good reason to rent a car upon arrival, is the fact that Bristol Airport is a 40-minute car ride from the city center. Start your journey conveniently by picking up a car directly from the airport and traveling straight into the city. The airport features renowned car hire companies like Sixt, Europcar, or Avis, which are all located close to the terminal building (simply follow the signs to your respective hire desk).
  • In the UK, cars drive on the left side of the road and many have manual transmission, so bear that in mind and prepare accordingly. For travelers not used to driving on the other side of the road, it is recommended to rent a satnav with the car, as it will help show which direction to go. Following the drivers ahead of you can also help, especially when entering a roundabout (remember to go clockwise) or intersection.
  • During rush hour, Bristol’s streets can be congested, so try to avoid going out between 7 and 9 am and 5-8 pm, if possible. The M32 is an important highway in and around Bristol that can be heavily congested during rush hours. Also pay attention to speed limit signs (on the left side of the road), as speed limits change quite often inside the city from 20 mph zones to 30 mph, for instance.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Bristol for $142 or less
  • Book your rental car in Bristol at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Bristol are around 37% cheaper than airport locations on average

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