Convenient car hire near you with Avis
With Avis, hiring a car is not just about getting you from one place to another; it’s a travel experience. At Avis, we aim to help you create the most comfortable journey and unforgettable memories. Car rental should never be a challenge, and with our price promise and track record of great service and quality, we aim to never make it one. With years of experience in the car hire industry, at Avis, we know exactly what is needed if you want to rent a car that makes your trip swift and effortless.
We can help you hire the car that matches your needs. Whether it’s a small, comfortable car, an exciting sports car or a van for more people, our fleet can accommodate any of your travel necessities. With 5,000 car hire locations across the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world, booking your hire car with us has never been easier.
If you’re going on a business trip to Seattle, a road trip through the South of France, or setting off on a family holiday, we have a car rental solution to meet your requirements. We also know that sometimes needing a car doesn’t even involve travel but simply convenience. At Avis, one of our ambitions is to make your car hire experience as convenient and easy as possible. Even if you need a van rental to move your belongings across the country, or you are simply wanting a new driving experience, we can accommodate your wishes.
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Our car hire fleet
Our extensive fleet ranges from superminis to supercars, and everything in between. At Avis, we aim to provide you with the exact hire car you’re looking for with flexible prices. Whether you’re after a chic, compact rental car or an executive saloon, we can always guarantee quality.
With regular fleet updates, your trip will always be accompanied by the latest models on the market. Our current ambition is to extend our eco fleet. As this fleet continues to grow across our numerous locations, we can provide an even wider range of available vehicles. So, if you’re concerned with the environmental impact of your car rental, we have a solution for you.
Our expanding range of vehicles allows you to rent a car that is tailored to your exact needs, so that your travels go exactly as you want them to.
Finding the car rental service for you
Avis regularly looks to provide attractive car hire offers, be it a discount for the winter season or just because we feel you deserve one. These can always be easily found on our website so you’re always kept up to date with what's going on. You’ll be able to book the right car, with the right deal, right then and there
On top of the offers, be sure to join our free Avis Preferred loyalty programme to take advantage of its fast-track, queue-bypassing service. Further benefits and complimentary rentals will come your way the more you rent with us.
Our car hire services go far beyond just providing you with convenient destinations to pick up your car of choice. We can further offer you a wide range of services, be it additional cover, breakdown assistance, as well as airport transfers!
Sometimes you need a car to get from point A to point B but not back. This is why we also have our dedicated one-way-rental service. Or, if you don’t have the time to visit one of our car hire locations in person and you live within a 40-mile radius of one of our stations, we can even drop off and pick up your desired rental car right at your door with Avis Delivers.
Personalising your Avis journey
We understand that every journey is different, and we aim to provide everything you could possibly need on your trip. That’s why hiring a car with Avis comes with our suite of superb ancillary products and services.
Keep in touch wherever you roam with Mobile Wi-Fi and keep your journey streamlined with a top-end GPS. Or, even better, you can get them both (with double the data) when you hire our new Travel Companion Tablet. Check out our dedicated Extras page for different ways to enhance your journey.
So, with Avis car hire, you can be sure to always arrive at your destination in the comfort of the latest vehicle, supported by excellent service. Present in 165 countries, we’re here to take away the hassle from your travel, leaving you to enjoy the journey to your next destination. Even if your next destination is in a different country, we can provide travel assistance in a multitude of languages with our exclusive Travel Partner service.
With Avis, you can make your journey your own and be assured that regardless of your travel requirements we will do our best to accommodate accordingly. It’s your space.
Book direct and join Avis Preferred for the best Avis car rental experience. Here's what to expect:
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- Price Promise
You'll always get our best prices when booking on this site, or we’ll refund the difference.
- Free Cancellation
Cancel with no charge up to 24 hours before pick-up, if you ‘Pay on Collection’
- Price Promise
- Peace of mind vehicle cover
Our Comprehensive Zero-Excess cover product means no need to pay or claim.
- Speedy collection
Jump the queue with pre-prepared paperwork and your vehicle at the ready.
- Peace of mind vehicle cover
- VIP Treatment
Go straight to your car at our larger stores. Your keys and paperwork will be waiting.
- Member-only benefits
Unlock money-off vouchers, free weekends, upgrades and inclusive additional driver cover at no extra cost.
- VIP Treatment
Got Any Questions?
We know that hiring a car can at times be confusing, but our goal at Avis is to make it as easy as possible for you. If you want or need further assistance, there are a couple different ways in which you can get in touch with us, and we are more than happy to help.
First, if you find yourself stuck at any point and looking for an answer to your query, why not start with our Frequently Asked Questions. Here you’ll find answer to questions many people have asked and it may just save you from the hassle of making a phone call.
If you still don’t have an answer, find the most useful number for you here. Our experienced personnel can help you with everything from making a booking to amending or cancelling it. Further, you’ll find useful phone numbers such as 24-hour breakdown assistance, both domestically and abroad, customer service numbers as well as the option to discuss business rentals if you need. If you are looking to drive from the UK to Europe, you are going to need European car hire coverage. Please call our reservations hotline at least two days before collecting your chosen car to arrange the appropriate cover for your journey!
If you are more comfortable emailing us, then please feel free to do so as well. Simply fill out this form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Our reliable customer service will always do their best to accommodate any of your requirements. Regardless of where you are in the world, when your rent a car with us we will be here to help and will always Try Harder.
Frequently Asked Questions
What age do I need to be to hire a vehicle?
To hire a car in the UK, you need to be at least 23 years of age and have held a driving licence for at least one year. Outside of the UK, the minimum age can vary from country to country.
If you're under the age of 25, you'll need to pay an extra fee per day (called a Young Driver’s Surcharge). The amount depends on where you hire a car, because the law and insurance terms vary between countries. If the location charges a premium fee, it could cost more.
If you are under the age of 25, you can hire cars from Group A (Citroen C1 or similar), Group B (Ford Fiesta or similar), Group C (Peugeot 308 or similar), Group E (Vauxhall Astra or similar), and Group I (VW Golf or similar).
Can I hire a vehicle at 21 years of age?
Please see the answer on “What age do I need to be to hire a vehicle?” for further information.
What do I need to hire a vehicle?
You and any additional drivers must have held a driving licence for a year and need to bring the licence(s) when the rental vehicle is collected. Please bring the driving licence(s) and either an international driving licence or a notarised English translation, if:
- A driving licence was issued in Europe and you are renting in a country outside Europe
- Or a driving licence was issued in a non-European country, and you are renting outside that country
- Or a driving licence was issued in a non-roman alphabet like Arabic, Greek, Russian, Hebrew or Japanese.
You must also bring ID including:
- The payment card that was used to make your booking. For some vehicles, two payment cards in your name will be required. One of these must be the payment card used to make your booking.
- Photo ID featuring a recognisable photo taken in the last 10 years. We will accept your passport or driving licence if it contains a photo, a national identity card or any other form of government-issued identification.
- You may also need to bring proof of where you live. This could include a recent utility bill or bank statement. Your driving licence will not be accepted as proof of your address.
How much will it cost to hire a vehicle for a day/week/month?
The price will depend on the vehicle size and model, availability and location. You can get a quote online using our website or by calling our reservation centre.
What is car hire excess insurance?
Third party cover is automatically included in your rental. Should you damage another vehicle or passengers and their property, you won’t have to pay for repairs or injuries. However, if you have an accident or the car is stolen, you will still need to pay a fixed excess fee in relation to the damage on your rental car. The amount you pay depends on the vehicle you hire and which country you hire it in.
For complete peace of mind during your rental you can add either Vehicle Cover or Vehicle Cover Plus to your reservation, to substantially reduce or remove the excess completely.
Which car hire excess insurance should I choose?
Avis have 2 coverage packages to reduce your car hire excess. Our Vehicle Cover package will either reduce your damage or theft excess substantially, or completely, depending on which car you choose. Vehicle Cover Plus has the same excess reduction benefits, but also includes enhanced Roadside Assistance to help with mishaps like flat batteries and locked-in keys.
How do I hire a vehicle without a credit card?
You can use either a credit card or a debit card to hire a car with Avis. Just enter the details online whilst booking or provide them to our call centre agent.
Can I hire car seats?
A range of child seats are available to suit the child’s age, height and weight. All our child seats can be selected during the booking process either online or by calling our reservation centre. To ensure availability please book car seats at the same time as you book your vehicle.