Why BA car hire?

Book your car rental with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up

Why BA Holidays?

  • Combine and save - book your flight + hotel or flight + car rental together for the best deals
  • Choose from a wide range of hotels
  • 24-hour support helpline
  • Low online deposits
  • All holidays booked on ba.com are protected, giving you peace of mind whilst on holiday

Fly-drive vacations

Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Our flight + car rental packages, in partnership with Avis, include all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away and explore at your leisure. With Avis you also have the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance should you need it.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You'll also earn a minimum of 500 Avios on every rental. Set the scene for the ultimate road trip and step among the bright lights on a city break, exploring as far as time allows, then unwind after all the excitement with a relaxing beach vacation on the nearest coast. Or enjoy the convenience of car rental when you’re away on your family vacation – we won’t charge you for taking your child’s car seat with you or if you’d prefer to rent them at the depot you can. The possibilities are endless when you take a fly-drive vacation. 

Benefits of car hire

Avis Benefits

Great rates and flexibility plus 24 hour customer support, road side assistance, earn Avios on every rental.

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Executive Club benefits
Executive Club

Earn a minimum of 500 Avios per rental in all worldwide destinations plus benefit from a free additional driver.

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Avis Preferred
Avis Preferred

Benefits include pre-prepared paperwork, fast track priority service counters, upgrades and rental offers.

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Pay local.
Pay Local

If you are looking for more flexibility with your rental and would prefer to pay locally for your car, use the link below.

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Recommended fly drives

The Cotswolds.

The Cotswolds - UK, England

The Cotswolds feature some of Britain’s most picturesque landscapes and travelling by car is no doubt the best way to discover the small traditional villages and enjoy the beautiful scenery dotted along miles and miles of open road. Hire a GPS system to navigate between locations or trust your sense of direction and have a true weekend adventure.


Glastonbury - UK, England

Famed for its annual music festival, did you know that Glastonbury is also the spiritual heart of Britain? The town is shrouded in myth and legend and is well located on the edge of Somerset, which means visitors can combine a beach break with countryside activities, all while enjoying the historic culture of this ancient town. Glastonbury Abbey is one of Britain’s most prestigious monuments and the burial place of King Arthur, making it the perfect destination for anyone looking to learn more about culture and British history.

The Gower Peninsula.

The Gower Peninsula - UK, Wales

The Gower Peninsula is a beautiful and unspoilt area of Wales that is perfect for those looking for a bit of adventure. From hiking to horse-riding, surfing and coasteering, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. To make the most of being in this truly stunning country, why not drive from coast to coast, starting in the Gower and driving across to Snowdonia National Park. Consider hiring a 4x4 to give you enough room to pack any outdoor pursuits equipment.

Scottish highlands.

Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and the Forth Valley - UK, Scotland

The breath-taking scenery around Scotland’s famous lochs is known to have inspired great heroes and artists and is a world away from the city buzz of nearby Glasgow. Featuring winding drives across the mountains and glens, take in the unspoilt landscapes by car and stop off at the many nature reserves and historic castles en-route. Don’t forget to pick up a map or GPS at the rental station.

The Lake District.

The Lake District - UK, England

As well as being a great destination for adventurous hikers and climbers, the Lake District is also a perfect place for family breaks with multiple places and activities to keep children entertained. Kids will love the white-knuckle mountain bike trails in the Whinlatter Forest Park, while no family trip to the Lake District is complete without a visit to Hilltop, former home of children’s author Beatrix Potter.

Open road.


Go where the mood takes you on fly-drive breaks in Europe. Visit stunning beaches, discover architectural delights and spend time in picturesque towns and cities along the way.

Route 66 sign.

North America

Discover a land of contrasts when you take a fly-drive in North America. Experience the world’s most scenic drives, journey along iconic highways and cover vast landscapes as you move from place to place.



On fly-drive holidays in Africa you’ll be taken on an incredible journey through verdant landscapes, around stunning wineries, out on safari and finishing up on stunning golden sands.

UK countryside.


With a fly-drive holiday in the UK you can take a drive out of the big cities, through stunning countryside, and see historical sites, chocolate box villages and lively coastal towns all in a day.