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Van Hire Comparison is the U.K.s number 1 van hire comparison service. 

We compare van hire companies in your area. You can compare prices in real-time to guarantee the best possible deal every time!

How can we help?
Not all van hire companies are created equally. Depending on your situation, age and driving experience, it may not be possible to rent a van from every provider.

For example, some van rental companies will only hire to over-25’s, or you may need to be carrying a full driving license for over 3 years.

To help you find the right provider, we have gathered our industry knowledge to deliver the low-down on all of the major van rental companies.

Quickly compare van hire companies in the U.K. with this easy van hire comparison table. We’ve listed all of the key requirements each van hire provider has.

If you’re still not sure what each provider can offer, we’ve gone one further with our provider overviews.

Our company overviews lay bare their every requirement and detail to make it easy to compare van hire companies and choose the right provider for you.

If you want to know what licensing restrictions they have, what insurances are provided or any other detail about your next van rental, our overviews have got the lot!

Guiding you through

When you are renting a van, we are with you every step of the way. We’ve brought together decades of expertise and industry know-how with our special van hire guides.

Our easy to read, comprehensive guides can walk you through every step. Even if you’re not sure if you should hire a van, we can help!

Hiring a van isn’t for everyone, and here we can help explain why.

We can walk you through the steps, from essential documentation and van hire comparison, to picking up the van and dropping it off.

Whatever your situation and whatever your load, your van needs to be able to deliver. Here is how each van you’re likely to drive stacks up.

If you’re taking a van out for a spin for the first time, we have some good ideas to share before you start.

If you are a student, you might be able to get yourself an even better deal.

Once you’ve got the van hired, you’ll still need to get it loaded up. We have some brilliant insider tips from veterans of the van industry to make the job easier.

Most van hire experiences go sweetly and most likely, yours will too. But, in case there is a problem like a breakdown or an accident, what should you do?

And if you are moving house, we even have dedicated pages with handy, practical tips to help remove the fuss of packing up and heading off. 

Our selection of cheap Van Hire in U.K.

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Van Hire Starter Kit

If you don’t have time to read our tremendous articles, we can get you cracking by taking care of the essentials.


You will need a full drivers license. You will need to bring both parts (if you the new paper and photographic license) with you when you collect the van. Any other named drivers will also need to have a full drivers license. You should also have a credit card for identification and payment. Some companies also accept U.K. debit cards for payment.

Some companies require clean driving licenses. If you have points on your license, compare van hire companies and their license requirements here

Type of van

You probably already have an idea of the the type of van you will need. If not, and if you want to see how they compare, we’ve reviewed the specifications of each van type you’ll be able to hire.


Use our van hire comparison tool to check the latest prices from every van hire provider in the U.K. Compare van hire costs and immediately get the best deal in your area.

Paying Online

Don’t forget that you can pay online with most companies and get a discount!

Top City is a price comparison website. We display the price and availability information from our van hire partners. Responsibility for the correctness of all pricing and availability information is that of our van hire partners. We do not offer vehicles for rent directly