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Southampton car hire information

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Hire locations4
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Southampton

  • Utilizing car rentals in Southampton affords additional benefits compared to alternative transportation methods. Southampton car rentals grant drivers unparalleled freedom and flexibility, as they can travel anywhere they desire without relying on shared modes of transportation like public buses or taxis. Having a car also affords greater exploration opportunities for travelers. Tourists to Southampton can explore attractions like Southampton Art Center, Shinnecock Indian Museum, and Southampton Historical Museum.
  • For those planning to drive car rentals in Southampton, a rental center is located in major entry points to the city, like Islip Long Island Airport (ISP), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). At ISP, car rentals are at the consolidated Ground Transportation Center, a short walk from the main terminal. Passengers arriving at JFK will take the AirTrain to the rental facility, located a short ride away. The rental facility at LGA is also a short ride away, with a free shuttle picking up passengers from the frontage of all airport terminals. Hertz, Enterprise, and Budget are some popular agencies at these airports.
  • You must always be alert when driving car rentals in Southampton. The roads are generally very busy as locals and visitors alike move around the city. Drivers should pay close attention to pedestrians, given their tendency to walk unexpectedly into the street. Additionally, parking may prove challenging due to potential restrictions in specific locations, so it's essential to thoroughly review any posted signs. Finally, refrain from using bus lanes, which are strictly reserved for public transport vehicles.
  • The dense population of Southampton makes driving particularly troublesome during peak travel times. Morning rush hour starts at about 7 am and continues until about 9 am.  It starts again in the early evening at around 4 pm and continues until 5 pm. During these specific hours each day, there tends to be heavy traffic, especially on major streets. The worst roads affected include Hill Street, North Sea Road, Flying Point Road, and Majors Path.
  • Book your car hire in Southampton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Southampton are around 29% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Southampton

  • How much is the price of fuel in Southampton?

    The average price of fuel in Southampton is R71,42 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R857 and R1 143, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Southampton?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Southampton.

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

    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 Southampton?

    A Mini car hire in Southampton costs R1 971 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Southampton?

    An Intermediate car hire in Southampton costs R1 505 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Southampton costs R1 689 per day, on average.

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

    Compact cars like sedans and hatchbacks are a popular choice for navigating the city center, as their small size allows for easy maneuvering through busy streets and traffic. For travelers looking for improved traction and handling in inclement weather or on uneven terrain at popular attractions like Peconic Estuary and Old Town Pond, it is recommended to choose an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicle. This type of car is well-suited to exploring Southampton's nearby countryside, as its features provide better control in wet and slippery conditions. In addition, economy cars offer commuters in Southampton a practical choice for navigating the area with minimal expense.

  • What’s the speed limit in Southampton?

    The speed restrictions in Southampton are 20 mph for residential areas, in the city center, and around school zones. It is 55 mph for highways like Sunrise Highway and Montauk Highway. Visitors should recognize that speed limits are widespread and heed these regulations to avoid receiving citations or worse outcomes. Southampton places speed cameras strategically at popular locations, including nearby educational facilities and public parks. It is essential to recognize that speed restrictions may differ in adjacent communities and should be observed accordingly.

  • Where are the best places to park in Southampton?

    Locating parking in Southampton's city center can prove challenging, most notably during busy hours. There are multiple places to park within the city, from parking lots to street spots, though some may charge a fee. There are also several parking garages in and around Southampton, such as the West and East Main Street Lots, which offer a variety of rate plans ranging from one-time to monthly passes, and charges are up to around $3 for an hour. It is crucial to recognize that parking in restricted areas without permission is illegal, and overstaying in a designated space can also result in penalties. Those who desire a less complicated and affordable parking experience may find that parking outside the city center and using public transportation to get to your downtown destination is the better choice.

Southampton car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,0

Wonderful

6 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.2

3 locations in Southampton

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200 Daniels Hole Road

+1 631 537 4800

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29950 Main Rd

+1 631 369 6300

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395 County Rd 39a

+1 631 283 0055

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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8,0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
good

7,6 Good

Oct 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Service at pick up was good and thorough

Cons:

Details of pick up were not detailed enough and let to confusion on location.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Excellent all round. Great car, easy to deal with, staff were super friendly and helpful. Would 100% do business with this branch again.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Everything is Good. Thankyou.

8,0 Very Good

May 2022

KAYAK
I didn't like the car even if I got a fee upgrade. the car was very small. hard to get in and out.

1 out of 2

Budget

8,6

Very Good

9 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

One location in Southampton

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691 County Road 39a

+1 631 283 3057

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Great people, flexibility, car comfortable

2,0 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I rented a 12 person van and when I went to pick it up I was informed that they cancelled my reservation even though I received a confirmation email the day before. I had to rent a 8 person expedition that I had to put 10 people in for 4 hours. Also the car was extrely dirty and one of the seatbelts wasn't even attached. Will never use kayak or budget ever again. Thanks for a miserable experience.

2,0 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

No one was in the office when I picked up

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Wait on check in

8,8 Very Good

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We were upgraded from a standard car to an SUV for free. That was awesome!

Cons:

Nonthing

6,0 Okay

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Google map location for budget pickup was absolutely wrong, so tried the 800 number. Calling the 800 number was abysmal experience merely rerouting the caller until you give up without help provided

1 out of 2

Avis

7,5

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

6.5

One location in Southampton

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691 County Road 39a

+1 631 283 9111

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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8,0 Very Good

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Customer service and the car were good. Costs have become outlandish

1 out of 1

Hertz

5,0

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.0

4 locations in Southampton

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12 Midhampton Ave

+1 631 653 6040

Monday09:30 - 15:00
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1640 Montauk Highway

+1 631 237 4518

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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200 Daniels Hole Road

+1 631 283 1584

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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59 Maple St

+1 631 283 1584

Monday08:30 - 16:00
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2,0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing teribile experience

Cons:

Wrong car, no contract (“computer not working-will send later” - never received) higher than expected price

2,0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

We did not rent a car in SH recently. If you have a record of it, please let me know. Thank you.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I'll never rent from Avis. Terrible experience with them. I have been aHertz customer for ages. Although I check the prices every time, I have never felt the need to go elsewhere.

3,6 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Pickup and dropoff was disorganized, they overcharged me, and the car was dirty and barely had 1/4 tank of gas.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I was able to make a reservation through kayak for Sunday-Sunday at water mill. This despite the water mill location being closed on sundays, unbeknownst to me. I had to pick up my car a day late, drop it off in a different location, and hertz tried to charge me double to rebook my reservation to accommodate the correct times. Totally unacceptable, basically a bait and switch.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Wish there was afterhour drop off in locations north of Bradley airport

1 out of 3

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Southampton

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Locations in Southampton

East Hampton Airport

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37 travellers who hired a car in Southampton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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Most popular car type

Mini

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