Europcar in the UK
Whether you are visiting relatives, planning a business trip or taking a European tour vacation, the United Kingdom is ideal for traveling by car. Europcar car rental in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will help you with any car journeys in ease and comfort. Short term rental options are ideal if youre planning to rent a holiday car or a van for a brief stay, or longer-term rental deals are also available if you're thinking of mapping out a road trip. Whether you're looking for a small or medium car or sedan, a roomy family car or a luxury vehicle, our friendly staff at customer service or at our Australia outlets can assist you.
Europcar car rental advantages
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 after your 3rd rental on public rates.
You can use Europcar mobile site to make your next car booking, only 5 steps and you're on the road! Explore other Europcar's mobile solutions by downloading the Europcar App
for iPhone, Android and iPad to enjoy the various functionalities: fast booking, locating the closest branch and managing any of your Europcar car reservations.
Driving in the UK
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.