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    Car Hire Southampton

    Southampton Car HireSouthampton has lots to offer its guests and is a great holiday destination for people of all ages. The Mayflower, the largest theatre in southern England, offers blockbuster musicals, ballet and operatic performances of the Nuffield Theatre for Shakespeare. During the summer take a stroll through the Southampton Common, an oasis consisting vibrant green grass, an urban wildlife centre; play area, paddling pool and fishing lake, perfect for a family day out.

    Sports fanatics can watch a heated football match between the Southampton and Portsmouth teams at the St Mary's Stadium. If you're up to try something new then head to Hamble Valley where you can go sailing on The Solent River, fishing on the River Hamble, play golf, go horse riding or a go on a relaxing stroll through the countryside.

    If you are looking to splurge on a delicious meal head to Oxford Street, Southampton's cosmopolitan area. Here you will find a range of cuisines from India, Britain, Spain, China, Italy, and The Mediterranean or head to Queensway for the traditional British fish and chips.

    For a day trip out of Southampton head half an hour south until you reach the city of Portsmouth. This scenic destination has beautiful beaches, walking tours, and an amusement pier perfect for children. Salisbury is a great destination to add to your UK road trip, so take a tour through the historic Salisbury Cathedral. Those who are daring enough can climb to the top to see magnificent views. London is just over an hour away from Southampton and recommended for visitors who have always wanted to see the world-famous attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, The London Eye and Big Ben.


    Convenient Locations in Southampton

    Auto Europe's car hire suppliers in Southampton include Hertz and Europcar.

    Supplier depots are located at the Southampton Airport and throughout the city centre for your convenience.

    Parking in Southampton is fairly easy, with many car parks and pay and display services throughout the city centre. On-street parking in the city centre ranges from £1.20 to £3 per hour and range in blocks from 1, 2, 3, and 4-hour zones depending on the signage. There are many car parks in the heart of the city that range £1 - £3 per hour, whereas the car parks on the outskirt of the city are usually free for a duration of up to 2 hours. More information on parking in Southampton can be found on the city's parking page.


    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring A Car in Southampton

    Can I hire a car with a debit card in Southampton?

    Although most suppliers require a credit card for insurance, Auto Europe knows which suppliers have options for travellers who do not have a credit card and are looking to book a car hire with a debit card. Feel welcome to contact Auto Europe with any questions 24/7 and toll-free at 1300 656 601.

    How much does it cost to hire a car in Southampton?

    Similar to airplane tickets, car hire rates are constantly changing due to factors such as market demand and the timing of your booking. Despite these variable rates, Auto Europe is still able to offer the best rates in the industry through our unique relationships with top suppliers. To ensure the best rate for your car hire, we recommend you book as early as possible and Auto Europe even offers a price match guarantee, so if the rate of your booking lowers before the time of pick-up - we will match that lower rate.

    To read more, visit our FAQs page.


    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Southampton

    • Southampton to Southampton Airport (6km approx. 10 min)
    • Southampton to London (120km approx. 1hr 35min)
    • Southampton to Portsmouth (35km approx. 30min)
    • Southampton to Salisbury Hill (90km approx. 1hr 15min)
    • Southampton to Slough (105km approx. 1hr 15min)
    • Southampton to Oxford (105km approx. 1hr 15min)
    • Southampton to Birmingham (225km approx. 2hr 30min)