Search
Deals
Tips
FAQs
Agencies
Locations
When to book

Brighton car hires from $173

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 Brighton with a pick-up date of 12/7 and drop-off date of 15/7. 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.
Driver's age: 26-65
mié. 29/5
mié. 5/6

Search hundreds of hire car sites at once for hire car deals in Brighton

Here is why travellers choose KAYAK

Save up to 41%Compare multiple travel sites with one search.

Free to useThere are no hidden charges or fees.

Filter your dealsFilter by car type, brand and more. Instantly customise your results.

Book with flexibilityUse our "free cancellation" filter for maximum flexibility at no extra cost.

Brighton car hire information

Pick-up locationBrighton
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Intermediate SUV
Hire locations15
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesHertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Cheap car hire in Brighton

Discover the best prices and deals for you by selecting your travel dates
Choose your dates
Compact$173/day
Compact SUV$207/day
Intermediate SUV$450/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Brighton

  • While it is not strictly necessary to have a car in Brighton, nothing beats the freedom of not having to worry about public transport timetables. Having a vehicle at your disposal allows you to go wherever you want, whenever you want and gives you much greater flexibility and independence. Car hire in Brighton will be especially advantageous if you intend to use Brighton as a base for exploring nearby attractions.
  • If you are heading to Brighton, chances are you will be coming in from London. All the London airports have a wide range of car hire services, and offices representing major agencies are located in the arrival halls of all the airports in the city. As it is usually more expensive to hire from the airport, it is a good idea to book online before arrival. Most agencies are happy to send a representative to pick you up at the airport and take you to your car.
  • With regard to car hire in Brighton, Brighton is a small, pleasant seaside town and the rules of the road are much the same as they are in other countries. As is the case elsewhere, you should be careful to wear your seatbelt at all times and obey traffic signs. Driving is on the left, as it is in Australia, and most drivers can drive for up to 12 months in the UK on a foreign driver’s licence. Although Brighton is quite small, it attracts a lot of visitors and this can cause heavy traffic at times, so be prepared for this.
  • There are few serious difficulties involved in driving in Brighton; although, there are certainly some hassles to be aware of. Traffic is orderly, but the roads can get very congested, especially in the summer due to tourist traffic. Cycling is very popular in the city, and you should take note of cyclists as well as pedestrians at pedestrian crossings, but these do not generally present major issues. Several streets in Brighton are pedestrianised and closed to vehicles, so you should also take note of these areas. The main issue with driving in Brighton is that it is a small city that attracts a lot of visitors, and this can sometimes cause frustration both with driving and when trying to find parking space, which you may want to take into account when considering Brighton car hire.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Brighton for $68 or less
  • Book your car hire in Brighton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Brighton are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Brighton

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

    A good compact car for driving in the city and making excursions to nearby areas should suit most visitors. Unless you have a large group, smaller cars will probably suit most travellers coming to Brighton. Factors like flexibility and manoeuvrability in traffic and parking and, of course, fuel economy, will definitely facilitate your experience when considering car hire in Brighton.

  • What’s the speed limit in Brighton?

    Most of the city of Brighton is covered by a speed limit of 32 km/h and this is strictly enforced. Speed cameras are installed on most roads, so don’t assume that the absence of traffic police means nobody is watching the traffic. Violations of the speed limit incur a fine.

  • Where are the best places to park in Brighton?

    Parking can be difficult in Brighton, as the demand for parking spaces frequently exceeds supply. Several roads permit free roadside parking, these are: Preston Drove, Knoyle Road, Harrington Road, Surrenden Road, Herbert Road, Gordon Road, Bates Road and Loder Road, but there is no guarantee of availability. There are several car parks around the city, which charge on a cumulative hourly rate or block rate, and they have 4h, 9h and 24h rates on weekends. It is also possible to park in shopping centre car parks for a fee.

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

    On average a car hire in Brighton costs $69 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Brighton?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz ($173/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($450/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz Brighton Racecourse BN2 9XZ (2 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Brighton?

    The average price of fuel in Brighton is $10.61 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $127 and $170, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Brighton?

    Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Brighton.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Europcar, Hertz, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Sixt, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Budget, Avis and Dollar.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Hertz, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Budget and Dollar.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Alamo, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Budget and National.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

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

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

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

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Stansted airport (STN)?

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

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Brighton?

    A Standard car hire in Brighton costs $66 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Brighton?

    A Compact car hire in Brighton costs $85 per day, on average.

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

    On average a car hire in Brighton costs $484 per week ($69 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Brighton costs $2,073 per month ($69 per day).

Brighton car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.7

Wonderful

11 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.6

2 locations in Brighton

Show locations

Locations in Brighton

53 Victoria Road

+44 1273 568128

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

New England Street

+44 1273 688222

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00

Filters

Reviews

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Great

10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2023

KAYAK
The representative that took us to a different location to pick up an automatic vehicle went above and beyond! Since I never drove on the other side of the road before, he went over everything in detail of what I might expect while driving. He made this a wonderful experience and there were no problems at all! Huge shout out to him!!

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was super friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Expensive.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Hello kayak i did like the manager in brighton miss Linda i take from my credit card 1000£.for little scratch the door cost like 70£.this is rip off people from enterprise fuckin enterprice

2.0 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Hi I did like no think the branch in Brighton with sheet manager name woman Kid is is very bad I rent van and for Litl scratch I charge me 1000£ Yes the true really this people I work in Brighton is very bad I don't have idea how is to work never again fuckin enterprise company I take the 1000£ from my credit card better to have my children never again will recommended to friends never again is bad illegal to take money from people and did give receipt no think is fuckin staf in Brighton .before rent van I have rent car end one woman there in branch enterprise Brighton in New England road I asking me the car work with diesel but the car work with benzine the woman in branch New England road work with mini like sexi is fuckin sheets with the fake smile to try sale to top the people to take money never again never this branch in New England road is very bad no service only want take money from people this manager miss Lidia is bad woman don't trust to send email this is Fraud and alle the company is Fraud company to never again just to now enterprise in New England road fuckin bullshit stag never again never in enterprise in Brighton in

2.0 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very bad service never rent car with enterprise never the woman in office new England in Brighton is fake smile is short no goog I'm no happy is sheet never more and for little scratch I charge me 1000£ moist be 100£ .I hate staf is bad service the woman with mini there I don't have idea how to work one woman I set me the car work with diesel no with benzene never the staf is very bad never again

Cons:

No think

1 out of 3

Hertz

7.2

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Brighton

Show locations

Locations in Brighton

Brighton Racecourse

+44 843 309 3010

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

Filters

Reviews

7.2 Good

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and Drop off was quite simple and easy. Great new car that was very clean.

Cons:

Branch was difficult to reach (phone number on website was wrong). We had an issue with one of the car seats which required us to return to the branch.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

3 locations in Brighton

Show locations

Locations in Brighton

1, Melville Road

+44 843 309 3010

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

Brighton Racecourse

Opening times not available

Freshfield Road

+44 843 309 3010

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

Filters

No reviews available

National

8.8

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

Show locations

Locations in Brighton

Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1273 688222

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Filters

No reviews available

keddy by Europcar

8.5

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

Show locations

Locations in Brighton

Cannon Place

+44 371 384 3480

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

Filters

No reviews available

Budget

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

Show locations

Locations in Brighton

6a Brighton Marina Village Sq

+44 344 544 3957

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

Filters

No reviews available

Avis

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

Show locations

Locations in Brighton

6A Brighton Marina Village Sq

+44 344 544 6042

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

Filters

No reviews available

Europcar

7.1

Good

No reviews available

One location in Brighton

Show locations

Locations in Brighton

Cannon Place

+44 371 384 3480

Monday09:00 - 12:0018:30 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 12:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 12:0018:30 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 12:0018:30 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 12:0018:30 - 23:59
Saturday13:30 - 23:5909:00 - 12:00
Sunday

Filters

No reviews available

Virtuo

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

Locations in Brighton

Stroudley Rd

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Brighton

Show locations

Locations in Brighton

Freshfield Road

Opening times not available

New England Street

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Thrifty

No score available yet

One location in Brighton

Show locations

Locations in Brighton

47 Trafalgar St

+44 1273 738227

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

Filters

No reviews available

12 travellers who hired a car in Brighton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car hire locations in or near Brighton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$69/day

Good deal

$68/day

When to book a car hire in Brighton

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches