Brighton Car & Van Hire


Location Details

New England St
Brighton, ENG, GB, BN1 4GQ

Pick-Up Service Available
After-Hours Returns Unavailable

Hiring a car at Brighton

With a population of 285,300, Brighton is a vibrant town, known for its cultural and social scene as well as its popular seaside location for superb coastal driving in your Enterprise hire vehicle. Right on the south coast, with stunning Georgian and Regency architecture, Brighton has many sights to see and enjoy. For example, visit the Royal Pavilion or the famous Brighton Pier. The whole family will enjoy Sea Life on the town's seafront. If you're planning a trip further afield in your hire vehicle, you must visit the South Downs and take in Devil's Dyke. The Sussex countryside is also within easy reach, with lots of walks to enjoy, such as around Ditchling Beacon. As well as being a popular commuter town, Brighton is an important business and retail hub. You might be visiting the Hollingbury Industrial Estate in your hire vehicle, for example. For those who love to shop, Brighton is a real treat, with its narrow alleyways full of clothes stores, jewellery outlets and antique dealers. There's also the Churchill Square Shopping Centre, with its large car park for parking your rental car before enjoying the many enticing stores. The Brighton Enterprise branch is just to the north of the town centre on New England Street. It's within walking distance of Brighton Central and London Road train stations, and just a little further from the National Express coach station, which is close to the seafront. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch is right on the A720, a main road that runs to the north, east and west of the town centre. In general, traffic in Brighton flows well but it can be busier at peak times, so plan a little extra time for your trip in your hire vehicle at busier times!

Cheap Car and Van Rental in Brighton

At Enterprise, you can pick up a great deal on a hire vehicle from this top-quality company. Enterprise prides itself on excellent offers and superb customer service. If you book online, you can get a great deal on hire cars and vans. So, why not save money on prepaid rental and book online to make the most of a good price? Most of all, the up-to-date vehicles on offer are maintained to high standards, and the models are all fuel efficient, so you'll save on fuel costs.

Brighton Van Hire

Book with Enterprise and hire different sized vans for commercial or personal purposes. There's a superb selection of small, medium and large vans. All are made by renowned manufacturers. If you need an XL van, this is no problem. Alternatively, you might benefit from a Luton van, which can come with a tail-lift for transporting heavy items – for example, when moving house or moving commercial items. Enterprise looks after its van fleet to guarantee reliability and you'll also get a van that's clean inside and out, so all you need to do is book online and collect your vehicle! Learn more about Enterprise van hire.

A Wide Range of Vehicles to Hire

Since customers need different sizes of vehicles for different purposes, Enterprise has a comprehensive range to cover every need. For example, hire a compact vehicle that will happily take four people and luggage. You could also choose from economy vehicles or larger economy vehicles, which are roomy and great value. Equally popular are intermediate and standard cars. Once again, these are all modern and reputable makes and models. If you choose the top of the range, there are premium vehicles, with small, large and coupe or convertible models for an ultra-smart look. For the best in luxury, opt for an executive premium vehicle. Finally, choose a people carrier or SUV for your family or group of five or more and benefit from style, flexibility and great value.

Driving Information in Brighton

As with most towns, you can expect traffic to ebb and flow in Brighton, depending on the time of day you travel. The town is served by several major roads, such as the A720 that runs past the Enterprise branch, and the A23 London Road. Brighton has three train stations in total (Brighton Central, London Road to the north, and Hove to the west. The town benefits from several public car parks, such as The Lanes, London Road and Trafalgar Street, as well as from on-street parking. Brighton also enjoys a good local and national bus service, within easy reach of Enterprise Brighton.

Rental Policies

Additional drivers must meet all renter requirements. Additional drivers can be added to the rental agreement if they visit any rental location and present their driving licence. A daily surcharge of 18.72 GBP will apply at airport locations and 15.60 GBP at all other locations.

The minimum age to rent for all vehicles is 30. Renters aged 25 or older may rent cars and SUVs of the categories Mini, Economy, Compact, Intermediate and Standard, Small People Carriers as well as Vans except for Luton Vans with tail lift for which the minimum age is also 30. No additional surcharges apply. Renters aged 19 years or older who have held a full driving licence for at least one year, can access a vehicle through Enterprise Car Club. Find more information at

Customers who collect a vehicle from the UK mainland and wish to drive within the Republic of Ireland or mainland Europe are required to purchase European Travel Coverage. European Travel Coverage provides the customers with our written consent (VE103B form) to drive the vehicle in the countries stated below and to access 24/7 international breakdown cover through the AA.

In all cases, customers must inform the rental branch of their intention to leave the UK mainland with the vehicle and require our authorization. Customers are required to inform the rental branch with no less than 72 hours’ notice prior to collecting the vehicle to arrange their European Travel Coverage.

European Travel Coverage is only available to customers paying with a credit card and the vehicle must only be used in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK. This includes the destination and any countries customers might travel through. Premium, Luxury and Executive vehicles are excluded from the European Travel Coverage product and are therefore not allowed to leave the country.

The charge for European Travel Coverage is £300.00 per rental for all cross border travels. Customers renting from Northern Ireland wishing to cross the border into the Republic of Ireland will only be charged £25.53.

Please note that we are unable to provide any additional equipment that may be compulsory for driving abroad (e.g. breathalyzers, warning triangles, first aid kits etc.) and this responsibility rests on the driver. Customers are required to be aware of any requirements of the destination and any countries or regions customers might travel through.

Advice on driving in Europe following the United Kingdom leaving the European Union may be found at

Damage Waiver (DW) reduces the liability of the renter in the event of damage to or theft of the vehicle. If DW is not included in the reservation, the renter has full liability for the vehicle. DW is available for purchase.

If included in the reservation, the excess amount is 1500 GBP for all cars and SUVs of the categories Mini, Economy and Compact. All other vehicles have an excess of 2000 GBP.  The excess will be charged every time a vehicle is damaged, lost or stolen.

Before purchasing DW it is advised to determine, if a personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If DW is declined, the renter will be required to pay these charges and seek compensation through their carrier of personal coverage. DW is not insurance.

Renters wishing to discuss or dispute any matters concerning damage to the rental vehicle may contact our damage recovery department. Please email or call 00 44 (0) 345 604 2881.

All rentals where the vehicle is not returned to the same location as it is collected from will be subject to a one way fee. The one way fee varies based on car category, location and pick up date. The exact amount of the one way fee will be displayed during the reservation process when entering the dates, desired route and car category.

Excess Protection (EP) is an optional coverage available only if Damage Waiver (DW) is included in the rate or purchased. EP reduces the applicable Damage Waiver excess amount. If EP is not included in the reservation, it is available for purchase.

For all Cars and SUVs of the categories Mini, Economy and Compact the excess can be reduced to 100 GBP. For all other vehicles the excess can be reduced to 250 GBP. Excess will be charged every time a vehicle is damaged, lost or stolen.

Before purchasing EP it is advised to determine, if a personal coverage is adequate to cover damage, theft, loss of revenue, administration fees, diminishment of value, and any towing, storage or impound fees. If EP is declined, the renter will be required to pay these charges up to the Damage Waiver excess amount and seek compensation through their carrier of personal coverage. EP is not insurance.

If the renter does not choose to purchase an optional fuel product at the start of the rental period and does not return the vehicle with the same level of fuel as at the start of the rental period (as indicated on the Rental Agreement) the renter will be required to pay a refuelling service fee calculated as the difference between the fuel level recorded on the Rental Agreement and that recorded upon the return of the vehicle multiplied by the fuel price displayed at the branch, plus a refuelling charge of up to 15 GBP. Unused or excess fuel will not be refunded.

Where the vehicle is an electric vehicle and is returned with less charge than was provided at the start of the Rental Period (such level as indicated on the Rental Agreement Summary), a re-charging fee calculated as the kWhs needed to charge the vehicle to make up the difference between the charge level recorded on the Rental Agreement Summary and that recorded upon the return of the Vehicle multiplied by the kWh price displayed on the Rental Agreement Summary plus, an additional charge as indicated on the Rental Agreement Summary. No unused or excess charge will be refunded. 


Mileage - all vehicles include unlimited mileage.

All major debit and credit cards, issued by either Visa, Mastercard or American Express, are accepted. All cards presented must be in the renter’s name. A security deposit plus the estimated cost of the rental will be taken at the time of rental. Cash, checks, prepaid cards, Diners Club and Discover Card are not accepted. For all Cars and SUVs of the categories Mini, Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Small People Carriers and Vans a deposit of 200.00 GBP is required. These vehicles may be rented with a debit or credit card. Large People Carriers, Compact Elite, Full Size SUVs and all Premium vehicles require a deposit of 500.00 GBP. For Luxury and Executive vehicles, a deposit of 1000.00 GBP applies. A credit card is mandatory to rent these vehicles.

Airports Only - Debit cards are accepted at the time of rental with a round trip plane ticket or flight itinerary that shows the renter's name and discloses the return date. Debit cards are not accepted from local customers. Local renters must present a valid credit card in the renter's name. If using a payment source registered outside of the United Kingdom, this location cannot be responsible for any fluctuations in the currency exchanges while the deposit is being held.


Roadside Assistance Protection (RAP) is an optional 24-hour emergency service including tyre and glass repair or replacement costs except when part of a larger repair, replacement keys costs and all recovery and call out charges as result of a fault caused by the renter.
RAP does not apply if there is a breach of the rental agreement or if a wrong fuel type is used. The renter pays a flat-rate fee that covers all roadside assistance services. Before purchasing RAP, it is advised to determine if a personal coverage is adequate to cover these charges. If RAP is declined, the renter will be required to pay any applicable charges and seek compensation from the carrier of personal coverage. RAP is not insurance

All drivers must present a fully valid and unexpired driving licence (digital licences are not accepted). If the driving licence is written in a language and characters different from those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Renters are advised to check whether local authorities require foreign drivers to present an International Driving Permit to avoid the risk of potential fines. Renters with licences from countries that are not part of the International Driving Permit Agreement should carry a certified translation.

All renters must provide a valid photo ID such as a driving licence, passport or ID card. Visitors to the UK must also provide proof of return travel and accommodation information while in the UK. Please note that we reserve the right to request additional ID or conduct further identification checks if needed, which may include an identity check with an external organisation.

If Third Party Liability is included in your reservation, the renter and additional authorised drivers will be provided with coverage that meets or exceeds the minimum required third party liability insurance against death, personal injury and damage to property. Third Party Liability is subject to compliance with all terms, conditions, limitations, exceptions and exclusions, under rental entities insurance policy.

Brighton Car Hire FAQs

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