Car Hire Bristol
Bristol car hire is made easy with hiyacar. We have an extensive range of cars available to hire today, with vehicles of all different styles and sizes to choose from. Our cars are ready to hire all over Bristol, and they come complete with verified user reviews so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.
With hiyacar, there’s no deposit and no hidden fees to worry about. In fact, if you choose hiyacar to rent a car in Bristol and you could even search for a vehicle, book it and pick it up all on the same day. Use our search function to find your perfect vehicle, and you’ll be driving it away before you know it.
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Renting a Car with hiyacar: how it works
It's very simple to hire a car in Bristol! All you have to do is:
- Create an account You'll have to register with us and complete a profile with some information - this does include a driver's license!
- Search for a car Enter Bristol into the search bar, as well as the ideal times for you to pick up and drop off the vehicle. You'll then be able to see all the cars in your local area that are available to share with you. From there you can also filter these options down by transmission and by vehicle type.
- Make a booking request Once you've found the vehicle you're looking for, select it and review the associated costs. With that you make your payment at the checkout and wait to hear from the vehicle's owner who'll give you confirmation.
- Pick up your car from a neighbour in Bristol! With the booking confirmed, simply meet the owner at the address, confirm the car's condition, mileage and fuel, then you are ready to drive away!
How does dropping off a car work?
hiyacar makes the process of dropping a car off as simple as can be. Using our app, you can take photos of the exterior of the car, noting if any damage has occurred. You’ll also be able to use the app to record the fuel level left in the car once it’s been dropped off. For more information, visit our help centre here.
Who handles the insurance?
We do! hiyacar provides a specific insurance policy which is designed to supersede the car owner’s policy for the duration of the hire.
What’s the minimum age to rent a car in Bristol?
To rent a car in Bristol using hiyacar, you need to be at least 23 years old. You also need a clean driving license, and two or more years of driving experience. For more information, visit our help centre here.
Driving around Bristol
Hoping to explore Bristol? Car hire is one of the best ways to do so! Accessible from a variety of A roads, B roads and major motorways, the city is one of the most exciting places to drive around in the UK. From historic sights to hidden gems, hire a car in Bristol and discover for yourself what the city has to offer.
Driving into Bristol is simply a matter of hopping onto one of its many main road and motorway connections. For visitors from London and the South East, a trip west on the M4 should take you almost straight on to the city’s doorstep. When coming from the North, the M5 and the A38 provide easy routes into the heart of Bristol.
Although the roads may become more congested during peak hours and busier seasons, don’t let this put you off. Whilst your journey time may be a little bit longer, it’s well worth the trip to experience one of the UK’s most diverse, exciting and innovative cities.
When driving your hire car around Bristol, you may want to take note of the best parking spots. Luckily, there is a healthy selection of both on street and multi-storey car parking options. This way, you can worry less about parking and more about enjoying the sights.
So, what are you waiting for? Rent a car in Bristol and start on your unforgettable journey around the city!
Places to discover in and around Bristol by car
A forward-thinking city with a significant past, Bristol is awash with beautiful architecture and unforgettable historic landmarks. If coming for a visit, you’ll never find yourself starved of things to see and do. When taking a spin around the city in your hired car, be sure to check out some of these best-loved Bristol attractions.
What was once a port for sailors and merchants with exotic goods to sell is now a buzzing hub of bars, restaurants, markets and much more. If you’re a water lover, why not try your hand at paddle boarding, yachting or rowing. Or maybe just take a leisurely stroll or cycle, stopping for a bite to eat or a drink at one of the many bars and restaurants in the area. Head to the water’s edge and take a look around some reminders of Bristol’s maritime past, including the famous SS Great Britain.
Clifton Suspension Bridge
You can’t visit Bristol without visiting the infamous Clifton Suspension Bridge. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this iconic bridge links Clifton in Bristol and Leigh in North Somerset. With the stunning views provided by this 75m tall bridge, it’s no surprise the Clifton Bridge is one of the most popular spots to stop for a photo in the whole of the UK. So, be sure to stop by the western tower on the Clifton side and take a photo with the view. Take a look around the Visitor Centre to learn more about the bridge’s long history and don’t forget to pop into the shop and grab a coffee or a souvenir on your way out!
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Whether a long-time admirer of art and history or simply a curious visitor, the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is well worth a trip. With displays reaching from our present day back to the beginning of time, this museum aims to tell the story of the world. Consisting of 3 floors and an impressive collection of art, geology, artefacts and more take a look around and you’re bound to discover something new.