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Oxford Car Hire

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Pick-up location Oxford
Rental locations 20
Airport locations 1

Oxford car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,804 reviews)
3 locations in Oxford
Enterprise
Locations in Oxford
10 Watlington Road
+44 186 539 6000
53 West Way
+44 186 520 2088
Building 34, Oxford Airport
+44 186 584 8484
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Rated no. 2
Avis
avis
7.6 Good (2,241 reviews)
1 location in Oxford
Avis
Locations in Oxford
Watlington Road
+44 344 544 6087
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Rated no. 3
Hertz
hertz
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Oxford
Hertz
Locations in Oxford
Osney Mead
+44 186 592 0164
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
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10.0 Excellent
4 Sep 2019
Pros: Friendly staff and easy upgrade
Cons: All good, really. A little far from the train station, about 15-minute walk.
Rated no. 4
Europcar
europcar
6.6 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Oxford
Europcar
Locations in Oxford
Little Mead Business Park
+44 371 384 5974
Littlemead Business Park
+44 371 384 5974
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 8.0
  • 7.0
  • 6.0
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10.0 Excellent
19 Jun 2018
Europcar in Oxford
Pros: excellent car, great service, and best price
3.2 Mediocre
31 Jan 2019
Cons: I was overcharged
Rated no. 5
Budget
budget
3.6 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Oxford
Budget
Locations in Oxford
Watlington Road
+44 344 544 8468
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
  • 2.0
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre
21 Jul 2019
Pros: Reasonably priced
Cons: At pick up I was told there was no damage to the vehicle, but upon my inspection I found scratches and paint chips which I showed to the manager. The damage was then documented, but this raises concerns that lax oversight will lead to false damage claims for the renter. Scamming going on?
YourRent
yourrent
2 locations in Oxford
YourRent
Locations in Oxford
Oxford Kidlington Airport
Oxford Railway Station
Alamo
alamo
1 location in Oxford
Alamo
Locations in Oxford
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 186 520 2088
Firefly
firefly
1 location in Oxford
Firefly
Locations in Oxford
Osney Mead
+44 843 309 3059
GREEN MOTION
greenmotion
1 location in Oxford
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Oxford
2, Oxford Road
INTERRENT
interrent
1 location in Oxford
INTERRENT
Locations in Oxford
Little Mead Business Park
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Oxford
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Oxford
Littlemead Business Park- Ferry Hinksey Road
+44 371 384 5974
National
national
1 location in Oxford
National
Locations in Oxford
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 186 520 2088
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Oxford
Sunnycars
Locations in Oxford
Ferry Hinksey Road
Thrifty
thrifty
1 location in Oxford
Thrifty
Locations in Oxford
Electric Avenue, Ferry Hinksey Road, Osney Mead Industrial Estate
+44 186 525 0252
4 travellers who rented a car in Oxford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car hire locations in Oxford

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Most popular car type Economy

When to book a hire car in Oxford

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Top tips for renting a car in Oxford

  • As a visitor to Oxford, renting a car means that you don't have to restrict your sightseeing to the city center. Although there are several options for public transport around the city, they can be expensive and fail to give you the same freedom as a car. There are plenty of places to be discovered across the city and beyond with a car, like the University Museum of Natural History and Bicester Village.
  • Excited to rent a car on your visit to Oxford? If you are landing at London Oxford Airport you will find only one car hire company based on-site. You will find its car hire office located in Building 34, opposite the Terminal entrance, which is a few meters away. You can also arrange a pick-up from other local off-site car hire companies.
  • Travelers new to the UK should remember to drive on the left. When you enter a divided highway or motorway, you must keep to the left-hand lane unless you’re passing. Roundabouts are very common on UK roads, especially in and around Oxford. The traffic will flow in a clockwise direction around roundabouts, so you must give way to traffic approaching from your right.
  • The morning rush hour in Oxford begins around 7:00 am until 10:00 am and again in the evening from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. On Sundays and bank holidays, traffic is much heavier on the roads. If possible, it’s best to avoid the M40 motorway, especially going towards London, on weekdays as it’s often congested at rush hour.
  • Book your rental car in Oxford at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Oxford are around 3% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Oxford

What is the most popular rental car in Oxford?

Economy (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Oxford.

What is the best rental car company in Oxford?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Oxford are Enterprise (8.5, 12804 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2241 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4172 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick Airport include Europcar, Easirent, Sixt, Hertz and Avis.

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Heathrow Airport (LHR)?

Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow Airport include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Easirent, Sixt, Hertz and Avis.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gatwick Airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Easirent, Sixt, Hertz and Avis.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Heathrow Airport (LHR)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow Airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Easirent, Sixt, Hertz and Avis.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Luton Airport (LTN)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Luton Airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Easirent, Sixt, Hertz and Avis.

How can I find car rentals near me in Oxford?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Oxford?

A Economy car rental in Oxford costs $23 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Oxford?

Renting a smaller car model means that you won’t have any problem navigating Oxford. The city center features mainly narrow streets and outside of the city are undulating country roads that lead to nearby villages, meaning you would need to rent a compact car for complete comfort.

What's the speed limit in Oxford?

The main speed limit for Oxford is 20 mph, especially in residential areas where there are a high volume of cyclists and pedestrians. In urban areas, a speed limit of 30 mph is enforced, while on single carriageways it’s 60 mph. On dual carriageways and motorways the speed limit is 70 mph. Elsewhere, the rest of the UK’s roads adhere to the national speed limit of 60 mph.

How are gas prices in Oxford?

The price of petrol in the UK is double that of prices in the US; just remember that petrol in the UK is measured in liters rather than gallons. In Oxford, the average price of a liter of fuel is around £1.25 ($1.55), which is about $5.94 per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Oxford?

When it comes to parking in Oxford, you have many options. If you have the time, you can use the Park and Ride, which has many locations on the outskirts of Oxford. In the city center you can either use the on-street parking or the various parking lots. A well-located parking lot is Oxpens, next to Oxford Ice Rink, which costs around £3.00 ($3.72) per hour.