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Eastleigh car hire information

Pick-up locationEastleigh
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Airport locations3

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Eastleigh

  • Eastleigh is a town situated in the Hampshire countryside just north of Southampton. Due to its size there is limited public transportation available, which creates the perfect situation for car hire in Eastleigh. With your own vehicle, you won’t have to bother with inconvenient timetables or inflexible schedules. Plus, the presence of two national motorways in this area makes driving in and out of the town relatively easy. The seaside town of Brighton lies some 64 miles east via the M27, while London is about 76 miles north along the M3.
  • The drive from Southampton Airport is a mere 2 miles by car from downtown Eastleigh, making this the ideal location for your flight to arrive and the most convenient place to pick up car hire in Eastleigh. A good selection of providers including local firms (Easirent or Sunnycars) and international companies (Enterprise and Europcar) are on hand to serve you. The car hire centre at the airport is located across the street from the main terminal exit.
  • Eastleigh is a small town and while rush hour congestion may exist during the peak morning and evening hours, it should be light to moderate compared to other places. That said, the M3 motorway running through the town is the key conduit for inbound and outbound traffic, and mostly likely to experience reduced flow. The A335 runs through the administrative and retail heart of the town and is also a key area for tie-ups during these periods. You should expect moderate pedestrian and cycle traffic on roads and streets with a corresponding increase during the summer from June to August.
  • Morning rush hours last from about 07:00 to 08:30, while the evening peak hours are from about 18:00 to 20:00. The A335 roundabout near the Eastleigh Borough Council building will be busy during the morning hours, while the M3/Leigh Road exchange will be active during both periods. Expect intermittent slow-downs along the A335 leading to/from Southampton Airport at various times, while pedestrian traffic will be highest in the town centre from 13:00 to 15:00 due to retail activity.
  • Book your car hire in Eastleigh at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Eastleigh are around 56% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Eastleigh

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Eastleigh?

    A small economy car or compact is recommended for Eastleigh car hire, but these classes of automobile may not offer either the storage space or the passenger capacity that you need. In such cases, opting for a larger vehicle such as an intermediate SUV or estate is the better option in towns like Eastleigh.

  • What’s the speed limit in Eastleigh?

    The legal speed limit in Eastleigh is 30mph, though there are areas (around schools and in populated districts) where reduced speeds are enforced. On roads through rural areas, limits of about 40mph are allowed. Driving on single carriageways, you are permitted speeds of 50mph, and along dual carriageways this is increased to 60mph, while along motorways a maximum speed limit of 70mph is allowed.

  • Where are the best places to park in Eastleigh?

    Eastleigh Borough Council operates on-street, short-stay and long-stay parking (in multi-storey car parks) around the town precincts. On-street parking hours and tariffs vary according to location, but you can expect paid parking to be in operation from Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to about 18:00, with charges from £1.30 per hour to a flat rate of £4 all day. Short-stay parking has a maximum limit of 2h and operates on a pay-and-display system with a tariff of about £1.60 per hour. Long-stay parking generally starts at about £1.50 per hour and is also pay and display. There is limited space for Blue Badge holders and payment can be made with cash or cards.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Eastleigh?

    The average price of fuel in Eastleigh is R133,79 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 605 and R2 141, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Eastleigh?

    Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Eastleigh.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Europcar, keddy by Europcar, Hertz and Budget.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Europcar, keddy by Europcar, Hertz and Budget.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Alamo, National, keddy by Europcar, Hertz and Budget.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, National, Hertz and Budget.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gatwick airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, National, keddy by Europcar, Hertz and Budget.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Stansted airport (STN)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Stansted airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, National, keddy by Europcar, Hertz and Budget.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Eastleigh?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Eastleigh?

    A Mini car hire in Eastleigh costs R656 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Eastleigh?

    An Economy car hire in Eastleigh costs R792 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Eastleigh?

    A Compact car hire in Eastleigh costs R721 per day, on average.

Eastleigh car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

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Car Rental Building

+44 371 384 3418

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2,0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Had to rate as poor across the board. When I booked the hire car through Kayak, the confirmation email clearly stated that Third Party Insurance was included. When I arrived to collect the car, I was told this was not the case and effectively there was no Third Party Insurance on my booking, and the excess was £100,000 unless I agreed to pay a further £280 in additional insurances. I hire cars frequently and am well aware of the different levels of insurance to consider - but I was careful to book a car where the Third Party Insurance was included. I couldn’t believe it when the team at Europcar ignored what was on the booking form and maintained that it was not, and that I would be liable for the large amount excess in the case of any incident. I refused to drive the car on that basis and currently am left over £500 out of pocket for this non refundable booking. Won’t use Europcar (or Kayak) again.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The exterior of the car was dirty, with bird droppings on it. Otherwise, the only other issue was that the car kept falsely showing low rear tire pressure.

1 out of 1

Arnold Clark

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Southampton Airport

+44 23 8214 6440

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Avis

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Southampton Road

+44 344 544 6095

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

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Budget

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Southampton Road

+44 344 544 4606

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00

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Easirent

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Southampton Airport

+44 238 001 6158

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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3,6 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The lady that helped us was very patient and polite. She must meditate and listen to relaxing music in her free time to be able to cope with all the angry customers she gets.

Cons:

Off airport. Compulsary insurance which costs a fortune. From the look of it the cars that were provided had quite some damage already so maintanance/turnover is questionable. Uber was a lot more afordable in our case. We ended up going back to the airport and taking a taxi.

1 out of 0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Steele Close

+44 23 8017 8239

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
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Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
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Firefly

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Terminal Building

+44 23 8065 0266

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Free2Move

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97- 101 Bournemouth Road

+44 23 8025 5432

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

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Car Rental Building, Southampton Int. Airport, Wide Lane

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Shouqi

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Car Rental Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Southampton Int.airport, Wide Lane

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