United Kingdom

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. 

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. 


  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 from 17193 Ratings

Paul i.

Great service and customer focus - very helpful staff who did everything possible to assist. Would certainly use SIXT again.

Miro Z.

Gustavo is the best Sixt employee I came across. Great experience!

Reinier van de V.

Great service - competent, no-nonsense advice for the road, and a friendly smile upon return.

Emma B.

Five star service from Adam - we had a nightmare getting to the place on time but he was patient and went above and beyond - the car was outstanding and the service five star - really friendly bunch and would DEFINATELY recommend!


Very polite and competent employees.

Ronald G.

Great car, great service, and an upgrade on a rental when we arrived in Glasgow. When we had a tire breakdown, SIXT sent out someone to replace the tire. The slowness was in the excessively long phone hold to speak to someone, and the limited information shared with us at that point. Still, the tire repair service arrived, replaced the tire and we resumed our trip. When we finished the trip after many runs to different airports for my family members, and returned to Glasgow, the SIXT rep apologized for the inconvenience and gave discount on the rental. Great customer service and we would rent from SIXT again.

ItsMeAgain 1.

Trouble free hire. Excellent staff both in the office and at the handover.

Thanks James and Wesley!

Linda N.

efficient, friendly and helpful service. Great upgrade too! Thanks!

Jerome M.

Second time I rent a car with Sixt, always very happy with the service. The staff is helpful and the service is quick and easy. The cars are always clean and with a nice smell (no remaining sweat, food or even smoke odours). A facultative upgrade is always proposed, at a quite fair price. I took it this time as I had to pick up colleagues on my way to the destination, what was not planned when booking the car online. Clear documents with detailed damage report prior to the pick up, thus no surprise at the return. Price is not cheap though, but in line with the quality of the service and cars. I highly recommend.

Nigel L.

I would like to thanks the Sixt team at Stratford for their excellent service and particularly to Saj. Great cars, great service and great value.

Barry C.

Quick and friendly service

Y T.

excellent service from Asad in the SIXT team at London Stratford - very helpful!

Raúl P.

Renting and picking up my car was easy and fast.


As a negative thing I would indicate its location.

Michael F.

Great experience.. helpful staff. Great advice on the size of car needed for the family plus suitcases. Highly recommended. Always use sixt rentals

Stephen M.

So grateful to the team at Gatwick. After my flight was delayed and they were due to close at 8pm, the manager called me up and told me not to stress. That someone would hang about for half an hour for me. The delay got worse, and I only arrived at 9.15pm over an hour after Raksha was to finish her shift, That is going the extra mile. And with a 2hr drive ahead of me to the hotel it saved my day.

Kilian E.

Awesome staff and great service!

Ozzy B.

The experience and handover was very good and Easy to rent a vehicle I need for the day well done six

Gavin Mc G.

Hired a car from here on Wednesday, got the shuttle from the Airport with the branch manager Shan who was very polite and helpful, then got hire processed by David who was very helpful and professional and gave me a nice car. He also was very honest and advised me to take pictures just for my own records for the hire. Then on returning the car I got a lift back to the airport with Leanne who was very helpful. No waiting around and no fuss.

Overall a great experience and for someone who travels a lot with work I will definitely be hiring from this branch again.


Eric Webber was very helpful made ready all appropriated I will call him Eric the legendary

Matthew P.

Great service, really friendly and gave excellent advice and recommendations



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