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Car hire in the UK

SIXT makes hiring a car all around the United Kingdom easy. Offering competitive prices and an extensive fleet, our professional team are dedicated to getting you on the road. Pick up and drop off your hire car at your choice of SIXT branches located throughout the country, including in London, Manchester, Scotland as well as Northern Ireland. Whether you need a compact car to navigate narrow city streets, a spacious people carrier for a family holiday or a minibus for even more passengers, SIXT has you covered. Find your nearest SIXT branch at major airports, train stations and in the city centre wherever you are in the UK.

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SIXT services in the UK

If you are looking for car hire in the UK, we have a range of vehicles in our fleet including economy hatchbacks, 4x4s and luxury models. Planning a family holiday? Add a children’s seat in advance with your hire car. Travelling in a small group? People carriers and minibuses are a great option with additional driver options also available so that you can share the driving. Whether you need a car for just a few days for a short city trip, or for a longer period to replace your own car, you’ll find what you need with SIXT. 

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Good to know when hiring a car in the UK

Driving Tips

In the UK you must always drive on the left-hand side of the road. Please pay attention to all speed signs and you stop at every stop sign and red/orange traffic light.


In the UK we ask all drivers are responsible for any toll fees, which can be paid at the respective toll. If you do not SIXT will charge 40 GBP for any such transaction, we must later cover. 

One-way Car Hire

If you are ending the journey at a different drop-off point please select the location during the booking to check if this is an available option. Charges can apply otherwise.

Crossing Borders

Although we can offer one-way car hire domestically it is not possible to cross any international borders, even if you are bringing the vehicle back to its original location.

Flexible Hiring Options

For free cancellation any time up to the day of booking simply choose the ‘pay later’ option while booking meaning less worry and more flexibility. 

Under 25 Car Hire

In the UK the minimum age is 21 years old for standard, smaller vehicles, though be aware you must hold a valid licence for at least a year and charges apply. 

Best places to visit in the UK

  • London: The capital’s rich history and iconic attractions make it one of the most popular holiday destinations. Enjoy world-class exhibitions at the V&A museum, get a history lesson at the Tower of London and ride the London Eye for a bird’s-eye view of the city. Visitors can also stroll around the verdant gardens, visit bustling markets and treat yourself to quintessential afternoon tea. 
  • Edinburgh: Built on rocky hills overlooking the sea, dynamic Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the Old Town, hike up to Arthur’s Seat for the best views over the city and explore impressive Edinburgh Castle. Hire a car in the UK to see more of Scotland attractions, including historic St. Andrews, Hadrian’s Wall, Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands. 
  • Northern Ireland: The natural beauty of Northern Ireland is truly breathtaking. Experience it for yourself on a trip along the exhilarating Causeway Coastal Route or driving through the landscape of glens, mountains and forests. See historic castles and the magnificent Giant’s Causeway, visit the cities of Belfast and Londonderry, and take a tour of the oldest distillery in the world. 

Summer in the UK

Summer is the season to spend outdoors in the UK and enjoy the abundant green spaces and flowering gardens. Plan a picnic in the park or drive to charming beach towns for fish and chips. Hire a premium 4x4 to visit historic castles and monuments. Summer is also the perfect time for hiking through the woodlands and national parks, exploring the Lakes district and finding secret spots to go wild swimming. 

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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