Car Hire at Southampton Airport

Looking for car hire at Southampton Airport couldn’t be easier and with a great range of destinations close by, hiring a car is a great way  to explore the southern coast of England!

If you plan on hiring a car, you should try and book in advance to get the best deal; car hire providers usually have their best deals online so you should visit their websites to find the latest deals and discounts.

There are 5 car hire providers at Southampton Airport and you’ll find their desks opposite the terminal building in the Car Rental Reception Centre near the short stay car park.

Direct Bookings

Provider
Contact
Telephone
Website
europcar car hire southampton logo
+ 44 (0) 371 384 3418
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avis southampton logo
+ 44 (0) 344 544 6026
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hertz southampton logo
+ 44 (0) 843 309 3069
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budget southampton logo
+ 44 (0) 344 544 4085
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enterprise southampton logo
+ 44 (0) 23 8065 3700
More Info

Compare Car Hire

You can compare car hire provider’s prices online using online comparison sites such as the Car Hire Centre. Sites such as this will compare all of the providers at a location to help save you money.

There are several car hire providers at Southampton Airport and it can be difficult to choose between them. Visit Car Hire Centre or use the widget on the left for a quick quote. Alternatively you can call them on +44 (0)844 816 0099* for a direct quote.

*Calls to this number will cost 5p per minute plus your network access charge.

Map of Southampton Car Hire Locations

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
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Budget Rent-a-Car
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Hertz Southampton Airport
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Avis Car Hire
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Europcar
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Southampton and the surrounding area

Southampton is the hometown of the Saints football club and both Southampton Solent and Southampton University. The city also boasts having some of the region’s best concert halls, art galleries and theatres.

From Southampton you can access a range of UK destinations including the Isle of Wight, The New Forest, Portsmouth Harbour and Bournemouth Pier, all of which are within a couple of hours drive from the airport. Southampton is also home to one of the UK’s largest ferry ports and is a very popular destination for many cruise ships departing to a variety of European destinations.

Young Drivers

If you are under 25 years old, you will be subject to pay the young drivers surcharge when you use Car Hire at Southampton Airport

Age Requirements

There is usually some confusion surrounding how old you need to be to hire a car and this is because it can vary from each provider to the next. Most will state that drivers must be at least 23 years old to hire a car, although some may allow hire from the age of 21.

Young Driver’s Surcharge

If you are under 25 years old, you will be subject to pay the young drivers surcharge when you use Car Hire at Southampton Airport

Drivers under 25 will usually be required to pay a Young Driver’s Surcharge. This is a charge that is added per rental day, the cost of which varies for each provider. It may also differ depending on your desired rental vehicle and the main drivers age. You can find out more about each individual provider’s young driver’s surcharge policies by looking at the “more information” section further down this page.

Collecting your rental

When you collect your vehicle you will need to present your driving license and a second form of identification such as your passport, as well as a valid credit card.

Once you receive the keys to your vehicle, it’s advisable to take a couple of minutes to check the car over, both inside and out. If you find any damage such as scratches, burns, tears etc., inform your car hire provider and make sure it is documented before you leave the forecourt; you don’t want to get charged for damage at the end of your rental.

You should then get to know your vehicle by checking how to use all of the controls and perhaps having a drive around the forecourt if you are unfamiliar with the make and model.

Additional Charges

Be aware that the price when you book may not be all that you end up owing; with additional charges such as airport surcharges, damage fees and fuel costs, it pays to do your research before you book.

Car Hire Excess Charges

Did you know that insurance excess on hire cars can be as much as £2,000?! This is to cover any damage you may do to the car, your fault or otherwise. For this reason, we highly suggest taking out excess cover so you avoid what could be an astronomical fee, (and all the more reason to check the car for pre-existing damage so they can’t sneakily charge you for it!)

Airport Surcharges

Providers that are located in airports will usually add an “Airport Surcharge” to your booking. This is simply a small charge to cover the costs they incur from operating on the airports land. If there is the option to, opt for an off airport provider to avoid the charge.

Late Charges

Be sure to check your T&Cs when you book as some providers may charge late fees. This varies per provider and country of hire.

 

Southampton Airport Car Hire Providers

You have your pick of 5 car hire providers here at Southampton Airport; all of which offer child seats, disabled driver adaptions Sat Navs and even smartphone apps to help you book on the go. Now, as there’s so much choice available, we have compared them all below to help you pick the provider best suited to your needs.

europcar Southampton

  • Distance from airport : 0 miles
  • Location: Southampton Airport Car Rental Centre
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As one of the leading car hire providers in Europe, you can be assured that their prices are fair and service is brilliant.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Europcar opening Hours:

  • Mon-Sat: 07:30-22:00 and Sun: 09:30-22:00 Pick ups outside of these times are subject to additional charges

Minimum age of hire

You’ll need to be at least 21 years old to hire a car with Europcar but please be aware that if you’re under 25, you’ll be subject to the Young Drivers Surcharge of £32.50 per day.

Cost of additional driver

Additional Driver fees start at £10 a day.

One way

One way hire is not currently available from Southampton Airport.

Drivers with disabilities

If you require any disabled adaptions, please contact Europcar directly.

 

avis southampton

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  • Location: Southampton Airport Car Rental Centre
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You can expect to find a wide range of vehicles at competitive rates at Avis; run a quote today and see what you can save

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Avis opening hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 07:30 – 22:00
  • Sat: 07:30 – 18:30
  • Sun: 09:30-21:30

Minimum age of hire

To hire a car with Avis, you’ll need to be 23yrs old with with at least a years driving experience.

Cost of additional driver

The charge will vary depending on the country of hire. In some locations, if the additional driver shares the surname with the main driver, they may be exempt from the fee so be sure to check this when you book.

One way

Arriving and departing from different airports? When you run your hire quote, change the ‘return location’ box and book yourself a one way hire.

Drivers with disabilities

Contact Avis at least 48 hours in advance and they can adapt your hire car free of charge.

 


hertz southampton

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  • Location: Southampton Airport Car Rental Centre
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Start your onwards journey from Southampton with Hertz. With a large variety of vehicles to choose from, you’ll find something to suit all needs

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

The opening hours for Hertz at Southampton Airport are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 07:30-21:00
  • Saturday: 07:30-19:00
  • Sunday: 09:30-21:00

Any queries about your quote, please call 44 (0)843 309 3069

Minimum age of hire

Under the age of 25? You’ll be subject to the Young Driver Surcharge which is £33.60 per day.

Cost of additional driver

You can have as many additional drivers as there are passenger seats in the vehicle and the cost is dependent on location.

Services for Disabled drivers

Hertz have teamed up with Adaptive Vehicle Hire to ensure you get the right transportation for your needs. Prices start from £45 a day, so please call the Adapted Vehicle team on 01895 439111 for a quote or to book.

 

budget southampton

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  • Location: Southampton Airport Car Rental Centre
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You can find great deals with Budget rent-a-car; they hold plenty of variety to help you find your ideal vehicle

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Budget opening hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 07:30-22:00
  • Saturday: 07:30-18:30
  • Sunday: 09:30-21:30

Minimum age of hire

You’ll need to be at least 23 years old to hire a car with Budget.

Drivers under 25 will need to pay a minimum of £32.50 per rental day as a young driver’s surcharge.

Cost of additional driver

Additional drivers are charged at £11 per rental day

One way

In selected locations, one way hire is available. Please see the booking terms upon obtaining a quote.

Drivers with disabilities

Should you require panoramic mirrors, Lynx hand Controls or a steering ball, please contact the adaptions team on 0808 284 4444, allowing at least 48 hours notice.

 

enterprise southampton

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  • Location: Southampton Airport Car Rental Centre
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Book your car hire online or over the phone, quickly and easily with Enterprise rent a car. Remember to book in advance for the best deals.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Enterprise opening Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 07:00-22:00
  • Saturday: 07:30-19:30
  • Sunday: 09:00-22:00

Minimum age of hire

Enterprise enforce age restrictions on their car hires for all vehicle groups. The minimum age to hire a vehicle with Enterprise is 25 years old, and may be higher for some car groups.

Cost of additional driver

Additional drivers are charged at around £10 a day, location dependent

One way

You can hire your car from one UK location and drop it off at another – perfect for airport transfers! Visit their website for more information.

Drivers with disabilities

Enterprise provide specialised options for their customers with disabilities including adding Hand Controls to their vehicles if needed and will require 2 days notice to fit them.

 

 

This page was last updated in October 2016. Whilst we endeavour to keep this information up to date, do contact us if you are aware of any errors.