Europcar in the UK
Spanning 874 miles from John O'Groats to Land’s End, the United Kingdom is a country that is ideal for travelling by car. Europcar car rental in the UK will help you with any car journeys in ease and comfort. Whether you need holiday car hire or van hire, there are multiple options to suit your needs; not to mention a huge variety of models, from economy to luxury car hire. There are also several car rental deals available in the UK - lots more reasons to enjoy car hire with Europcar.
Europcar UK has 255 stations, situated in convenient locations across the country. Our car rental points can be found in all major cities, including London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Birmingham and Aberdeen. If you are flying in, you can also pick up your rental car from a Europcar station located in the United Kingdom’s top domestic and international airports, including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Manchester.
Europcar car hire specific offers and benefits in the United Kingdom
As one of the most visited countries in the Europcar family, there are several car rental deals available when you hire a vehicle in the UK.
No one likes to be disappointed when they do not get the car they reserved online. With Europcar car rental in the UK, our customers can get access to our optional Your choice service to ensure you will get the exact vehicle you want. No last minute surprises!
UK customers can also choose to benefit from Europcar’s Delivery and Collect service. Let Europcar collect your car for you from various points across the country, meaning you do not have to drop off your rental where you picked it up. A great option that allows more time and flexibility for your travels.
For those who are staying in the UK for longer than just a holiday, you can enjoy long term car hire with fixed monthly pricing, free valet services, and a new model every 28 days.
Save time with Online Check-In where you can complete any paperwork in advance and you won’t lose any time enjoying the most of what the United Kingdom has to offer.
Opt for additional extras like a child seat or satellite navigation or even add additional drivers to share the drive on your journey around the UK. Wherever you are going, we will help take the hassle out of getting there
And if you need van or truck hire to help with moving, we have got you covered there too.
Driving in the UK
Parking is strictly policed in the UK - do not leave it to chance without paying. Parking usually operates on a pay-per-hour rate, either by machine or via telephone. It is prohibited to park on double yellow lines, these zones are the most patrolled.
The National Speed Limit on single-carriageway roads is 60 mph (97 km/h), sometimes lowering to 50 mph (80 km/h), and 70 mph (112 km/h) on dual-carriageways and motorways.
In cities and countryside villages (where there is a high risk of pedestrians crossing the road) the speed limit is 30 mph (48 km/h), and sometimes it lowers to 20 mph near schools.
Watch out for motorbikes, especially in the countryside where single track roads and large hedgerows can obstruct drivers’ views. The chance of having an accident is also increased due to the small space for vehicles to pass each other.
Before you leave home make sure you have the details of your reservation, a valid driving licence, your credit card and identification for your car hire in United Kingdom.