East Sussex car rentals

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Cheap car hire in East Sussex

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Top tips for hiring a car in East Sussex

  • It’s important you do not drink and drive in England, as this is taken very seriously. If the police have reason to consider that you’ve been drinking, then they can pull you over and breathalyse you. Should you be over the blood alcohol limit of 0.08%, then you will be fined and suspended from driving. In some cases, you could even be imprisoned. You should never consume alcohol in the build-up to getting behind the wheel.
  • If you have children in the vehicle, you must ensure that they are fastened securely, otherwise you can be prosecuted. Infants under 15 months of age need to be in a child seat that faces the rear of the car, whilst those that are younger than four years of age must be in a child seat that faces forwards. If your child is younger than six, then they need to be in a booster, whilst anyone up to 12 years of age can go on a booster cushion.
  • It’s normally acceptable to take your hire car across the border to countries in the UK. However, you should check this is permitted before you do so. If you want to take your vehicle overseas to a country such as France, Spain or the Netherlands, you will need to get written permission from your car hire agency to take the vehicle on a ferry. Failure to do so will result in your insurance not being valid. You might also face questioning at the border control.
  • Car hire companies in East Sussex will accept most major credit and debit cards, as long as they are in the name of the main driver. Pre-paid cards or cash are not acceptable forms of payment. You will also need to pay a deposit, or have a hold put on your account, so that the agency knows you can pay for damages in the event of an accident.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in East Sussex for $50 or less
  • Book your rental car in East Sussex at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in East Sussex are around -72% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in East Sussex

  • What is the most popular car hire in East Sussex?

    Economy (Kia Picanto or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in East Sussex.

  • How can I find car hires near me in East Sussex?

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

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in East Sussex?

    On average a car hire in East Sussex costs $367 per week ($52 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in East Sussex?

    On average a car hire in East Sussex costs $1,572 per month ($52 per day).

  • Should I hire a car in East Sussex?

    Car hire in East Sussex not only allows you to explore on your own terms, but it also allows you to travel direct to your destination. This means you’ll have more flexibility compared to if you travelled on alternative modes of transport, such as buses or trains. With a car hire, you can reach remote locations, as well as explore the stunning landscape. From the rolling hills to the iconic coastline, this region has some sublime scenery for you to visit. With a hire car you can go to a range of popular attractions, including High Weald Area of Natural Beauty, Seaford Head Nature Reserve and Drusillas Park.

  • What is driving like in East Sussex?

    You will enjoy driving your hire car in East Sussex, with it being a great way to get from one location to the next. Whilst the main roads are spacious and well-maintained, you’ll find the rural lanes can become narrow and uneven. You should always drive with care in the countryside, as you will be sharing the road with other vehicles, cyclists, and wildlife. Most of the time, the driving style in this region is calm and relaxed, but on the motorways you will find that it is more aggressive. The signposting in the region is also comprehensive, so you should find it easy to get to your final destination.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in East Sussex?

    Whilst the minimum age for car hire in England is normally 23 years of age, there are some agencies, such as Hertz, that will hire to drivers that are 21 years of age, who have held a licence for at least one year. Drivers that are under 25 years of age will also be subject to a surcharge during the hire car period, whilst there are normally age restrictions on the type of vehicle you can get. To hire a car, you will need to show a current driving licence, as well as a valid form of ID.

Car rental locations in East Sussex

Car rental directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in East Sussex

    7 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in East Sussex

    6 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in East Sussex

    6 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in East Sussex

    3 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in East Sussex

    2 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in East Sussex

    1 Location

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in East Sussex

    1 Location

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in East Sussex

    1 Location

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in East Sussex

    1 Location

  • national

    National car hire locations in East Sussex

    1 Location

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in East Sussex

    1 Location

  • virtuo

    Virtuo car hire locations in East Sussex

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular agency

DRIVALIA

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$52/day

Good deal

$50/day

When to book a rental car in East Sussex

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches