Bath car hires from $26

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Bath with a pick-up date of 16/4 and drop-off date of 23/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Economy$26/day
Compact$30/day
Intermediate$35/day
People mover$114/day
Full-size SUV$110/day
Mini$31/day
Compact SUV$30/day
Intermediate SUV$40/day
Compact estate car$41/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bath

  • Bath itself has a small centre but the surrounding areas are vast, and car hire in Bath is a good idea to allow you to explore at your leisure. Nearby attractions include Bath Racecourse, Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, American Museum and Gardens, Prior Park Landscape Gardens and Beckford’s Tower and Museum. The neighbouring town of Bristol also has loads to see and do.
  • You will likely arrive in Bath by flying into Bristol Airport (BRS), so for car hire in Bath, you will pick up your car at this airport and drive the 40min. At Bristol Airport, the car hire companies are located at the Car Rental Centre, which is near the Silver Car Park Zone. There is a shuttle that will take you from the terminal to the depots. Just follow the signage.
  • Bath adheres to the general road rules of the UK. In the UK, you drive on the left, seatbelts must be worn by all people in the car, you need to give way to emergency vehicles and you give way to vehicles coming from the right. There are five main types of roads in the UK: M roads, which are motorways such as the M1; A roads, which are the main roads around and through cities; B roads, which are smaller roads that join with A roads; and C and D roads, which are small and often rural roads.
  • Bath is a small city with narrow roads and quite a bit of congestion. If you are exploring the very centre of Bath, it is walkable; it’s probably a good idea to use one of Bath's park-and-ride facilities and catch the bus for the short ride to the centre. If you are not right in the centre, car hire in Bath should be free of hassle. Look out for one-way streets, as there are quite a few of them.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Bath for $71 or less
  • Book your car hire in Bath at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Bath are around -10% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bath

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Bath?

    For Bath car hire, you don’t need any specific type of car. If you intend to drive around mainly in the central areas of the city, a smaller car would be better, as there are some narrow streets and it is easier to navigate a smaller car through traffic. If you are mainly using the car to explore the surrounding areas, any size car will do. There is a Bath Clean Air Zone in place in the centre of Bath, which has a fee for driving into the centre based on the size of your vehicle. Be sure to check with your hire company whether this charge applies.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bath?

    The UK uses miles per hour (mph). The speed limit on motorways and dual carriageways is 70 mph (112 km/h). On single carriageways, the speed limit is 60 mph (96 km/h). In built-up or residential areas, the speed limit is 30 mph (48 km/h). These are the general rules, but local councils can set their own speed limits in certain areas. Watch out for signs indicating 20 mph (32 km/h) in school zones or 50 mph (80 km/h) on windy roads.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bath?

    There are three park-and-rides on the outskirts of Bath. These are free to park in and you only need to pay for the bus ticket to the centre. North of Bath is Lansdown Park and Ride. The bus operates roughly every 10-15min and takes about 10min to reach the centre. West of Bath is Newbridge Park and Ride, and the bus ticket costs around £ 3.60 (A$ 7) return. South of Bath is Odd Down Park and Ride. On-street parking in Bath is free on Sundays and public holidays; at other times, a pay-and-display system is in operation. There are also various paid car parks in the centre.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Bath?

    On average a car hire in Bath costs $122 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Bath?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals ($26/day), Europcar ($31/day) and Alamo ($128/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals Brassmill Lane, Bath null (3 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bath?

    The average price of fuel in Bath is $10.47 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $126 and $167, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bath?

    Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bath.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Bristol airport (BRS)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Bristol airport include DRIVALIA, Europcar, GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Alamo.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Bristol airport (BRS)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Bristol airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Alamo.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Bath?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Bath?

    An Intermediate car hire in Bath costs $99 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Bath?

    An Economy car hire in Bath costs $83 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Bath?

    A Mini car hire in Bath costs $62 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Bath?

    In Bath, cars are most frequently hired at DRIVALIA Bristol Airport, Car Rental Centre Silver Terminal, Silver Zone (24 km from city centre ).

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

    On average a car hire in Bath costs $855 per week ($122 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Bath costs $3,665 per month ($122 per day).

Bath car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Bath

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Locations in Bath

Lower Bristol Road

+44 1225 443311

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Excellent and friendly service.

1 out of 1

Europcar

7.0

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

One location in Bath

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Brassmill Lane

+44 371 384 9985

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8.0 Very Good

June 2023

KAYAK
Had to wait about 1/2 hr as there was only 1 person assisting customers and the car was not ready but the guy was very lovely and apologized. He could have used some help as others were sitting in the office, maybe they could be cross trained

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Vehicle was good, high price for one-way travel that was required after the national train strike that left us in a bind. No spare tires in the vehicle, so when we got a flat, we had to call for roadside assistance. They didn’t have anyone to come change the tire, so they had to dispatch a tow for the vehicle instead. We sat for 3 hours roadside in a foreign country and then they notified me I would be charged for the tow. We will not rent with europcar for international travel again.

10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2022

KAYAK
Quick and easy checkin and out. Matt was great. He explained how to shift the gears and did not make us feel rushed. Thank you again

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
We picked up our car in Bath and dropped it off in Reading. The car was clean, new, and comfortable. The employees in both locations were friendly and helpful. Nothing could have been better!

2.0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Information isn’t shared between the third party and Europe Car which leads to repeating a lot of information etc. at pick up.

1 out of 2

Alamo

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Bath

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1225 443311

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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Hertz

6.9

2 locations in Bath

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The Old Coal Yard

+44 843 309 3004

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Windsor Bridge Road

+44 870 850 2691

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:30 - 12:30

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

2 locations in Bath

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The Old Coal Yard, Station Rd

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Windsor Bridge Road

+44 843 309 3004

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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National

9.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Bath

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1225 443311

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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keddy by Europcar

7.6

Good

No reviews available

One location in Bath

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Brassmill Lane

+44 371 384 9985

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Bath

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Brassmill Lane, Bath

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

3 locations in Bath

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Brassmill Lane

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Lower Bristol Road

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Station Road

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8 travellers who hired a car in Bath gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car hire locations in or near Bath

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$122/day

Good deal

$71/day

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