Cheap Van Hire
Finding and choosing a van hire company is quick and easy with Compare Van Hire. Whether you need to hire a van for business or personal use, our van hire directory list over 350 UK van hire locations all offering local van hire services.
Our guide to van models will help you decide which size of van you need and the van hire guide offers advice and answers some of the common van hire questions.
Europcar provide cheap van hire from most of the major cities and airports in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Europcar offer a range of vans including small car derived vans, short and long wheelbase vans and box vans which are regularly maintained and serviced – so they are reliable, clean and safe. Book online for the best 4 hire deals.
National Van Rental is part of the world’s largest car and van rental companies and remains an innovative leader in both business and leisure rentals. With over 170 locations in the UK and a modern fleet of vehicles to choose from National Van Rental offer a professional, localised and personal service.
Sixt offer unbeatable van rental prices and impeccable quality of service together with an extensive, highly modern fleet with ‘state-of-the-art’ models from the major manufacturers. The Sixt web site features regular special offers and a van size calculator to help you find the right van or truck for your requirements.
Van Hire by the Day from 19.99
Nation Van Rental are currently offering Transit van hire for just 19.99 per day, ideal if you’re moving home, moving belongings in or out of storage or just shifting a load.
Weekend Special – 3 days for the price of 2
Sixt are currently offering a range of van hire deals including a weekend special from 114 for a Ford transit Jumbo, ideal if you are having a summer clear out or tidying up the garden.
Van Hire 3000 offer 10% dicount when you book online, this applis for any type of van and for any duration, simply enter your rental location, dates, times and then select the van that suits your needs.
Hiring a van is quick and extremely easy, there are many van rental companies in the UK who can provide you with a vehicle to suit your requirements. The following guide provides an introduction to some of the key points you should take into consideration when hiring a van, either for business or personal use.
Am I eligable to hire a van?
Each rental company has different driver requirements but in general, to hire a van in the UK you must be in possession of a valid full driving driving licence which you have had for at least 1 year. The driver must also be over the age of 24, some companies will allow drivers over the age of 21 however a young driver sur-charge will apply. Before confirming your booking always check the terms and conditions.
What type and size of van do I need?
If you are moving items of furniture or delivering parcels or equipment, you need to have an idea of the size and weight of the load the van needs to accomodate. Some of the rental companies have sections on their websites which enable you to calculate the size and weight of individual items and produce a reasonable estimate of the total load weight.
Once you have an idea of the size of the load, you will then need to look at the various types and models of vans that are available to hire. Try to make sure that the vehicle has plenty of room to carry the load, over loading a vehicle can make it much more difficult to handle. Under loading a vehicle can mean that the load may move during transit unless it is secured. Many van operators recommend that for larger vans, the van should be half full for optimum performance.
Where do I collect the van from?
There are 100’s of van rental locations throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland at towns, cities, airports and some railway stations. The national rental companies often have a large fleet with modern vehicles and through their network of stations possibly offer one way van hire. Local suppliers are more likely to guarantee the specific make and model you require, it is often a matter of convenience and availability as to which type of supplier you use.
Booking van hire online
Compare as many van hire companies as you can to obtain the best deal. By saving money on overhead costs many of the national companies with online booking facilites can pass these savings on to customers by means of lower prices and special offers. Look out for online deals throughout the year which may allow you to hire a van at a discounted rate, special offers such as weekend and midweek deals are generally available to help you save money.
If you have the time try to book well in advance, some van hire companies may require notice to ensure that the type of van is available and ready to collect at the location of your choice and when you need it.