Europcar in the UK
Spanning 874 miles from John O'Groats to Land’s End, the United Kingdom is ideal for traveling by car. Europcar car rental in the UK will help you with any car journeys in ease and comfort. Whether you need vacation car rental or van rental, there are multiple options to suit your needs as well as a huge variety of vehicle models, from economy to luxury car rental. There are also several car rental deals available in the UK - lots more reasons to enjoy car rental with Europcar.
Europcar has 255 stations situated in convenient locations across the UK. Our car rental points can be found in all major cities, including London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Birmingham. If you’re flying in, you can also pick up cars from the United Kingdom’s top domestic and international airports, including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester.
Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits
Europcar Privilege Program is our free international loyalty scheme, with four tier levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. Our loyalty program will enable you to earn rewards by renting with us in over 140 countries worldwide. Privilege membership allows you to get a free weekend rental once 3 car rentals are made on public rates.
To make the most of your vacation, save time with Online Check-In, our online Check-in free solution designed to get you out on the road as soon as possible. Most stations have a dedicated Ready desk, meaning no fuss and no waiting in line.
Driving in the UK
Unlike most of the rest of the world, cars in the UK drive on the left hand side of the road. This means that when you reach intersections like roundabouts, you must give way to the right.
Parking is strictly policed in the UK - don’t leave it to chance without paying. Parking usually operates on a pay-per-hour rate, either by machine or via telephone. It’s prohibited to park on double yellow lines, these zones are the most patrolled.
The National Speed Limit on two-lane roads is 60 mph, sometimes lowering to 50 mph, and 70 mph on four-lane roads and motorways (the UK equivalent of interstates).
In cities and countryside villages (where there is a high risk of pedestrians crossing the road) the speed limit is 30 mph, and sometimes it lowers to 20 mph near schools.
Watch out for motorbikes, especially in the countryside where single-lane roads and large hedgerows can obstruct drivers’ views. The chance of having an accident is also increased due to the small space for vehicles to pass each other.