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 19455 Ratings


Fab service and very friendly staff

Christine K.

Could not be easier - reserved online, quick and effortless pick-up and drop-off, friendly and helpful staff. Thanks Sixt for a great experience!

Jamie L.

Excellent service, excellent car. Would rent again.

J J.

Came to pick up a van as I was moving house. Staff were really helpful and they helped me through the process as it was the first time I’ve done it. The whole team was fantastic, especially Dominic who really went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable, especially as I haven’t driven a van in a while. Great service. Good prices in this day and age 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

Shilen P.

Sajid on the front desk was amazing!. The overnight Sixt booking platform found me a van only to hear in the morning from Sajid that the online booking platform was incorrect. He went out of his way to source a van from the kings cross branch and made it available for me to collect at the branch I had requested. Thanks for your hard work!

Erdélyi I.

Everything was fine.

Mike S.

Location is a short transfer from the terminal, with very helpful staff to sort out the car rental.

Julien L.

very good service. the problem (if we can say so) is that the car rental village is out of the airport, need to take the shuttle

Daniel B.

Love the staff at this branch so friendly and helpful always quick to resolve any problems

Lee M.

Simple and straightforward service exactly what you need after a flight.

Elsie B.

I would highly recommend Sixt. Best car hire company that I have ever used! The Liverpool Airport branch staff were very helpful.

Jake E.

They are open 7 days a week. I hired a car for a Sunday day out. Reasonable price. Really helpful staff, thanks Mel. I got an upgrade from a VW Polo to a luxury SUV, for free!

mini boss N.

Wonderful staff and wonderful car provided. No hidden cost or bad experience from this rental company. Easy to locate when taking and handing over. Car is in good condition! Even got a free upgrade from the lady staff which I forgotten her name cause it’s my birthday! Will definitely rent again from Sixt again!

Eric G.

Great service, nice vehicles...but a little hard to find the actual rental desk facility if taxiing into it.

John S.

Me and my brother recently used sixt Manchester airport and they where terrific, everything was straight forward from the shuttle when we landed to when we dropped the vehicle off,I’ll definitely use them again and a big shout out to kiwi Jim thanks again for looking after me and my brother.

Tímea S.

If you not looking for it its hard to find, but easy to get there once found out. Lovely cars, friendly staff

Abdul A.

Great customer service from Thamid who looked after me start to end and offered me an upgrade. Great selection of cars in this branch. Easy out of hours return of the car.

Will be coming back again soon


Human. Intelligent. Common sense. Friendly team at LGW.

Marc T.

Great customer service! Really courteous, professional and friendly. Thomas Q in particular!

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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