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 17301 Ratings

stuart l.

Great service, friendly and helpful staff despite how busy it was.

Jacinta B.

My husband & I recently had the pleasure of renting a car from Sixt in South hampton Airport. Julian was our contact & to give 5* is simply not enough!

Our flight was delayed but when we called Julien he was so helpful & waited in the offoce until we arrived, over a half hour after he was sue to close.

He took all the stress out of what could have been disaster for us if we had not gotten the car. The car itself was superb, very spacious & very new at a very restaurant rate. All in all I would highly reccomend Julien & Sixt car hire . It is a joy to meet helpful, can-do customer service providers. He was kind, efficient & an exemplary advocate for Sixt. Obviously we will be back

Jacinta from Galway Ireland

Andrew H.

Great staff, very nice and efficient with everything. Good options provided.

Heather C.

GREAT EXPERIENCE! Andrew was amazing! Thank you.

kenneth le l.

Kenneth Kelly, Sixt executive agent, was fantastic and went way out of his way to get us a car. He didn't have a car for us and found one at the competition, recommend him anytime very friendly and helpful. I cannot say enough about his excellent customer service. He didn't leave us high and dry and has turned a bad experience into a pleasant one. We will definitely book with Sixt next time.

Roselyn Le L.

If your are looking for superb customer service visit Kenneth Kelly at Sixt car rental in Manchester Piccadilly in the UK. Ken could not get us a car due to them being fully booked up but he went above and beyond to help us find something. I cannot speak more highly of the help he provided to us. We had a very bad experience with a different car rental and his help has improved our trip more than I can say. Thanks Ken and have a great summer!

P Van K.

Thank you mr Robinson for your help with everything! we had the correct car, you are very friendly and gave us (from Holland) all kind of help we needed. It started with a laugh at your counter and when we brought back the car it was all good again.

Top service and treatment. People, whenever you decide to rent a car at Bristol airport, go to Sixt rental, meet mr Robinson and maybe you even want to buy the car afterwards -:)

5 star treatment.

Craig G.

Shannon and Neil were great. Fantastic experience and very helpful.

Chad S.

Amazing service! Probably the best experience I’ve had at a rental car establishment!

Timothy P.

Really good service; new van; good value.

Bradley A.

Always friendly and efficient. Great service

Brett F.

Aman at the check-in desk was very helpful & friendly. We got a new car with less than 800 miles on it and doubled its mileage on our trip. There was never a sense that Sixt was trying to upsell us on an car upgrade or insurance. We were very impressed with Sixt in London Victoria.

Jon T.

Was dropping a car off I had picked up from Aberdeen, process very straight forward.


There was a tiny bit of damage done to the back bumper where I must of caught it with my suitcase (I don't remember it happening as I was being very careful) which is the first time in 14 years that has ever happened to me. The person checking the car assured me these things happen, my insurance covered me and she had seen a lot worse - thanks for putting my mind at ease!!


I was then driven to the airport terminal in the shuttle bus - the fact the depot is slightly away from the airport is not an issue.

Jon T.

Can't fault the service I received from the team at Sixt Aberdeen Airport. They are a small team but they did all they could to help and gave me a free upgrade. 5/5


Not entirely happy with Sixt themselves however as they let me book a car for the Saturday morning when the office wasn't open on Saturdays which meant I had a choice of either moving to an earlier flight on the Friday at my expense to make sure I was there to before closing to pick the car up on the Friday rather than Saturday morning or cancel the booking 48 hours before I was due to travel and go with another operator at double what I had paid in the first place. 2/5


(As it happened my return flight was cancelled and I had to travel back down to London a day early so the Aberdeen office moved my booking forward by a day so I didn't have to pay for picking the car up a day early even though the issue was caused by Sixt themselves).


Nicholas was amazing!!! A very genuine and lovely guy. We needed a van very urgently last minute and this company was very good quick and amazing. They even send the link for the DVLA code unlike other van hire companies that expect you to go on the government website to get the DVLA code.


Thanks for a great service.

dave b.

Made enterprise look like a bunch of amateurs. Had the van I needed on the day and was cheaper.

Ulrike R.

Everything was perfect, inclusive a great Upgrade from the Lady behind the Desk. :-)

Ronan N.

James Q was so helpful at the team at Manchester airport! Couldn’t recommend higher. Use these guys!

Adina W.

Great service from the team in Manchester

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Vast Fleet Of Premium 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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