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Car Hire in Bristol

Starting from 15.83 GBP per day*

* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 days car rental from 01-07-2024 - 08-07-2024 at Bristol Airport

Nestled in the heart of South West England, Bristol is a city with a vibrant chequered history, spanning centuries. From the Clifton Suspension Bridge with panoramic views over the Avon Gorge to the magnificently imposing Bristol Cathedral, Bristol is brimming with architectural and cultural marvels.

Studded with a multitude of historical and natural attractions, Bristol is best explored through road excursions. Travellers intrigued by ships must visit Brunel’s SS Great Britain, a top attraction in Bristol and the world’s first great ocean liner. Those drawn to natural wonders cannot miss Durdle Door, just a couple of hours of ride away from Bristol. This world-famous natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast promises a sublime view of nearby hills and bays. A shorter road trip from Bristol is the Mendip Hills, offering a stunning view of verdant pastures and limestone hills at the end of an equally stunning journey.

To truly soak up the city’s myriad charms, chart your course with Dollar Car Rental in Bristol. Our diverse fleet of cars includes eco-friendly electric models and traditional fuel models. Available in manual and automatic options, spanning from mini to full-size, our cars for hire in Bristol ensure a safe, convenient, and comfortable journey.

Hire a car in Bristol with Dollar Car rental to explore the city with unmatched freedom and comfort.

Car Hire in Bristol - Dollar car rental

iconCar Rental Locations in Bristol

Found 1 Car Rental Locations in Bristol

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1 Car Rental at Bristol Airport - Dollar Car Rental

Bristol Airport

  • time icon Mo-Fr 0800-2230, Sa-Su Closed
  • call icon 475360002
  • Trenchard Street (BS1 5AN): This is a long-stay, 24*7 paid car park in the city centre. This multi-storey parking space offers quick access to the Bristol Hippodrome and Colston Hall.
  • Queen Square (BS1 4NT): A short stay, paid car park close to the historical Old Market and the Bristol Temple Meads railway station.
  • EV Charging Stations: If your rental car is an EV, you can charge at these stations:
    • The Government offers EV charging facilities as part of the Revive network in public areas and on well-used routes.
    • The city has 50+ charging stations, including those offered by providers such as Zest and GeniePoint.
  • The speed limit on Bristol roads in the heart of the city is 20 mph (32 km/hr).
  • Roads through residential areas also follow the 20 mph speed limit (32 km/hr).
  • On single-carriageway roads, the speed limit is 60 mph (97 km/hr).
  • The speed limit on motorways is 70 mph (112 km/hr).
  • A4 (Portway): Connecting Bristol to London, the Portway section of this road starts at Avonmouth and leads to the Bristol City Centre. This road offers views of the Avon River, Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge.
  • A370: Starts near the Bristol City Centre and stretches to Weston-super-Mare. This road passes by the sprawling Ashton Court Mansion and picturesque Somerset.
  • A38: A key road from Bodmin to Mansfield that passes through Bristol. This is a major A-class road in England.
  • The A4174 Northbound Ring, Bath Road,  Fishponds Road, and Temple Way are Bristol's most congested roads during the rush hour.
  • The morning rush in Bristol begins at 7 AM and lasts till 9 AM. The evening traffic surge lasts from 4 PM to 6 PM.

Hire a car in Bristol and go on a long languid drive to the capital city of Wales, Cardiff. This is a 44-mile drive across the Severn Estuary on the M4. Enjoy historical landmarks with Roman and Norman influences at Cardiff, catch a rugby match at the Principality Stadium, and immerse yourself in Welsh art and culture.

Here's how you can reach Cardiff:

  • Begin on the M32 from Bristol, heading northwest.
  • Merge onto the M4, crossing the River Severn via the Prince of Wales Bridge.
  • Continue on the M4 until you approach the outskirts of Cardiff.
  • Take exit 29 for A48 (M) into Cardiff city centre.

Rental Fleet Bristol

Discover budget-friendly vehicles for unforgettable travels*

Bristol Airport
KIA PICANTO car rental in Bristol
KIA PICANTO or similar
  • 4

  • Manual

  • 2

15.83 GBP per day*

Bristol Airport
VAUXHALL CORSA car rental in Bristol
  • 4

  • Manual

  • 2

16.30 GBP per day*

Bristol Airport
POLESTAR 2 car rental in Bristol
POLESTAR 2 or similar
  • 5

  • Automatic

  • 4

33.98 GBP per day*

Bristol Airport
KIA CEED car rental in Bristol
KIA CEED or similar
  • 5

  • Automatic

  • 3

34.61 GBP per day*

Bristol Airport
VAUXHALL ASTRA car rental in Bristol
  • 5

  • Manual

  • 2

35.20 GBP per day*

Bristol Airport
TOYOTA C HR car rental in Bristol
TOYOTA C HR or similar
  • 5

  • Automatic

  • 3

38.20 GBP per day*

* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 days car rental from 01-07-2024 - 08-07-2024

Frequently Asked Questions

A selection of questions regarding Dollar car hire in the Bristol.

What are the options for refuelling my car in Bristol?

If you go for a traditional fuel car hire in Bristol, there are plenty of petrol stations that offer diesel and LPG options. In addition, there are several EV charging stations in Bristol, such as Revive and Zest.

What are the options for road assistance or emergency services in Bristol?

In Bristol, for emergencies, dial 999 for immediate assistance from police, ambulance, or fire services. For road assistance, you can contact Car Recovery Bristol.

How do I pay for EV charging in Bristol?

Most EV charging points in Bristol use contactless payment or require membership with specific charging networks. Some points also support payment through dedicated mobile apps.

Are there any dedicated EV parking spots in Bristol?

Yes, Bristol offers dedicated EV parking spots. Most EV parking spots also have charging stations that you can use.

Can I change my Bristol car rental reservation multiple times?

Yes. Feel free to amend your reservation online up to three times through the View/Modify/Cancel button. Although no processing fee will be charged for changes made online, you may be charged a handling fee for any changes requested via a phone call.

Why rent a car in Bristol with Dollar Car Rental?

Renting a car in Bristol with Dollar Car Rental provides flexibility and convenience for exploring the city and the surrounding countryside at your own pace, offering a wide range of vehicles to suit various needs and budgets.

What tips are there for hiring a car in Bristol?

Tips for hiring a car in Bristol include booking in advance for the best rates, checking for any additional fees, and ensuring you meet all requirements for rental, such as having a valid driver's license and credit card.

Which companies offer the best value in Bristol?

Dollar Car Rental is among the companies offering great value in Bristol, with competitive pricing, a variety of car options, and comprehensive services.

Where can I drive to near Bristol?

Nearby destinations include the historic city of Bath, the Cotswolds for scenic drives, and the coastal town of Weston-super-Mare, all easily accessible with a rental car from Bristol.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Bristol?

A compact or economy car is recommended for driving in Bristol, especially for city driving, offering easier maneuverability and parking.

What’s the speed limit in Bristol?

The speed limit in Bristol is typically 30mph in built-up areas, 60mph on single carriageways, and up to 70mph on dual carriageways and motorways.

Where are the best places to park in Bristol?

The best places to park in Bristol include city center car parks, Park and Ride services, and on-street parking in designated areas.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Bristol?

Dollar Car Rental offers competitive rates and can be among the cheapest options for car hire in Bristol, depending on the time of booking and the type of vehicle.

How much is the price of fuel in Bristol?

The price of fuel in Bristol varies, but it generally aligns with the national average in the UK. It's advisable to check current prices at local petrol stations.

What is the most popular car hire in Bristol?

Economy and compact cars are the most popular car hires in Bristol, due to their affordability and suitability for city driving.

How can I find car hires near me in Bristol?

You can find Dollar Car Rental offices and other car hire services near you in Bristol by searching online or using navigation apps to locate the nearest rental locations.

How much does an Economy car hire cost in Bristol?

The cost of an Economy car hire in Bristol varies by season, availability, and booking duration. Check Dollar Car Rental's website or contact them directly for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing.

What is the most popular rental car location in Bristol?

The most popular rental car location in Bristol is typically the Bristol Airport, offering convenience for travelers. Downtown locations are also popular for their accessibility.


FOR RENTALS IN ITALY - from 15th Nov to 15th Apr many cities in specific Italian regions are required by law to restrict rentals to only those vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. To comply with these regulations, Dollar equipped vehicles with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges as Winterisation fee. Hence, for these vehicles there’s NO NEED TO BOOK snow chains as Extra.

IMPORTANT: Please check the rate details of your quotation on the right of this web page to verify if your booking includes Winterisation fee before booking snow chains in Italy.