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Explore Brighton and it's surroundings with a rental car

Hiring a car is the ideal way to discover Brighton, a popular seaside town. It offers a wide stretch of pebbled and chalk shoreline that looks beautiful against the backdrop of water. For those who enjoy fun-packed holidays, the city of Brighton will be a great place to start. However, if you want to explore the region, it’s best to hire a car. With Driveboo, you can easily compare different car rental offers and book your rental car directly online.

Rent a car and discover Brighton independently

In the past, Brighton was a fishing village with many small streets and charming lanes, characteristic of small medieval settlements. It was only in the 18th century that the city blossomed into a sophisticated vacation destination. The elite from all corners of the country wanted to relax on Brighton’s beaches.

There are many places around Brighton that are reminiscent of those times. Even though travellers will find numerous amusement arcades and souvenir shops along the coast, the city has retained its vibrant atmosphere. What’s more, the cultural character of the city is enhanced by its many events, including the Brighton Festival.

Where can I rent a car in Brighton?

In such a large city as Brighton, you won’t have any problems finding your dream rental car. There are plenty of car hire companies both outside and inside the city. However, if you are planning to come to England by plane, it’s best to rent your vehicle at the airport.

The nearest airport to Brighton, and that is most convenient, is London Gatwick (LGW), located 27 miles from the city center. The airport offers a wide choice of car rental companies.

The ideal insurance for your rental car in Brighton

When renting a car, make sure you have chosen the fully comprehensive insurance without excess. Booking online is additionally convenient as it will be cheaper than booking in person. It is vital to read the terms carefully, as the insurance may cover different types of damage, legal aid, acts of vandalism, and more.

Driving a rental car in Brighton

In order to rent a car in Brighton, you need to be 18 years old and have a valid driver’s licence. A European driver's licence is sufficient to rent a car in England. However, remember that if you are an inexperienced driver, you may find adjusting to the left-hand traffic challenging. A great option is practicing your skills on less frequented roads. Even though all passengers must wear seat belts, drivers are only responsible for themselves and minors.

What are the speed limits for cars in England?

Type of road Maximum speed in mph Maximum speed in km/h
Motorway 70 mph 112 km/h
Built-up areas 30 mph 48 km/h
Single carriageway 60 mph 96 km/h

What else should I know while driving around England?

  • In England, there exists only one toll road – M6 Toll.
  • You will find several bridges and tunnels where tolls are collected.
  • The maximum speeding fine in England is GBP 1,000 (or GBP 2,500 on a motorway)

Emergency phone numbers in England

Emergency situation Phone number
Police 999 or 112
Fire department 999 or 112
Ambulance 999 or 112

Explore the Highlights of Brighton with a rental car

Brighton offers great attractions for a wide variety of travellers. Both holidaymakers seeking peace and quiet and visitors who come here for the thrill of entertainment will be satisfied in Brighton.

You can start your journey around the city by visiting the Royal Pavilion. It enjoys a stunning location and is close to the sea. The quaint architectural style represented by the building is reminiscent of India. Just outside the pavilion, you can visit Brighton Museum & Art Gallery which will be a great highlight for those who are into art. It offers a wide collection of art deco pieces and even a costume gallery with exhibits dating back to the 18th century. The Booth Museum of Natural History is also worth a visit. Inside, holidaymakers will find the largest collection of stuffed birds in the UK.

Palace Pier is another notable tourist attraction of Brighton. A holiday by the sea wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the city’s pier. Here, you will find amusement arcades, fish-and-chip stands, and souvenir shops. In the past, Brighton had as many as three piers, but Palace Pier is the only survivor of those times. From the pier, you will easily find your way to Brighton Marina. Along the way, you can visit Brighton Fishing Museum with various exhibits connected with the city’s history. British Airways i360 is considered one of the city’s most impressive sites. It is an observation tower that took the place of Brighton Wheel as the tallest structure in the city.

Explore the surroundings of Brighton with a rental car

After immersing yourself in the city’s culture and entertainment, you can easily and conveniently explore the region with your rental car. The following table includes a list of interesting places that can be found in the vicinity of Brighton. The distance to each place is specified below:

Destination Distance by car in miles Distance by car in kilometres Time
Surrey Hills 40.5 miles 65 km 60 min
London 66.4 miles 107 km 1 h 48 min
Dover 115 miles 185 km 2 h 6 min
Portsmouth 49.8 miles 80 km 1 h 19 min
South Downs National Park 8.2 miles 13 km 18 min
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