Practical Car and Van Rental

Practical Car & Van Rental is the fourth largest vehicle rental company in the U.K. with over 150 locations throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

With over 40 years experience of self drive hire we pride ourselves on providing an outstanding service and quality vehicles at competitive rates, delivered to you by local businesses serving their local communities.

Car Hire

We offer hire cars to suit every requirement, from 3 door economy up to large estate vehicles. There are people carriers (mpv), 6/7 seaters and executive cars. Automatics, Hybrid and electric vehicles are offered at some locations.

Van Rental

Our UK commercial van rental fleet extends from small courier vans through to refrigerated units and 7.5 ton lorries. Intermediate vans range from the short wheel base (swb) van, through to medium wheel base (mwb) and up to long wheel base(lwb) and extra long (xlwb). Additionally, other sized lorries and Luton vans with or without tail lift are available, as well as 17 seater minibuses at various locations. Long term rentals may attract preferential rental rates as would Customer Own Insurance (COI) rentals.

Airport Car and Van Rentals

We provide airport car and van hire at most international and regional airports. These include: London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester airports.

Book Online in 3 Easy Steps

Renters can choose their hire vehicle and book using our online booking engine which allocates a vehicle in real time. No stress or disappointments with a 3 step easy booking process. Unlike some other rental companies you are guaranteed a vehicle when you book. It's second to none and won't let you down! We provide UK wide search facilities to include location and vehicle finders so you can locate a Practical outlet near you to fulfil all your requirements, whatever they may be.

Delivery and Collection

Deliveries to train, coach stations and bus depots can also be arranged as well as to hotels, guest houses, businesses and private addresses. Check with your supplying rental location for more information. In some instances we cover ferry terminals and ports so view our additional services by branch to find out more. Most of our rental outlets provide Meet and Greet and Out of Hours Services. Even if they don't satisfy your search requirements, send them an enquiry because most are flexible enough to adjust and enable you to secure your desired rental booking.

Driving in Europe

If you are planning to drive in Europe (EU), you will have to inform the Practical location that you are hiring from in advance. Additional documentation and insurance is mandatory. Additional surcharges will apply.

All of our vehicles are fitted with trackers and should you travel abroad without our consent, your insurance becomes void.

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Practical - A National Company with a Local Service

Practical Car and Van Rental, Head Office, Practical House, 21/23 Little Broom Street, Camp Hill, Birmingham, B12 0EU. VAT No. 887 1257 87 - Registration No. 1675341