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Unbeatable car hire, in partnership with Avis & Budget

Book your car hire with British Airways and enjoy the most competitive prices, benefits and generous Avios rewards collected on every rental. Whether you’re looking for a convenient holiday rental or planning the ultimate fly-drive, find the car to fit your itinerary.

Hire a car with Budget or Avis and enjoy great rates and flexibility, with a choice of vehicle types, as well as various pick-up and drop-off locations. All mandatory charges are included, along with the added reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance. You can also pre-book a range of handy extras including child seats, GPS navigation, winter accessories like snow tyres or chains and Premium Cover to avoid any excess charges. Further Avis benefits include a free additional driver for Executive Club Members and fast-track priority service counters for Avis Preferred customers.

Car hire safety

Our car hire partners, Avis and Budget, are closely monitoring the information shared by relevant authorities concerning advice on how to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

They are committed to helping protect customers through their already robust cleaning techniques of each vehicle after rental. In particular, they pay special attention to the places people touch such as steering wheels, door handles and other hard surfaces.

Their policy will continue to evolve based on any further changes in advice by local and national public health authorities and regulations.

To read more about the measures Avis and Budget are taking, please click here.

Looking for car hire for your holiday? Find our best deals here.

If you know where and when you want to visit, start your search here. If not, scroll down to search for our latest car hire offers. Or read our travel guides to find inspiration for your fly-drive holiday.

Our top car hire offers

Europe 2021 Fly-drives

USA 2021 fly-drives

Europe fly-drive holidays
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MadeiraDecember£149 pp*Search
AthensDecember£149 pp*Search
LarnacaDecember£149 pp*Search
CorfuOctober£310 pp*Search

* based on a 7 day hire

Car hire benefits

You can now choose and book your car rental with both Avis and Budget, providing a wide range of cars at over 5,000 locations worldwide.

With no hidden costs, all mandatory charges are included, plus Executive Club Members collect Avios on every rental and if you book an Avis car enjoy a free additional driver and extra Avios.

Added benefits for Executive Club members

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Collect more Avios with British Airways car hire. You can collect Bonus Avios when you book your flights and any car hire together. You can add one free additional driver when you book Avis car hire too. Log in now and start collecting today.

 

Car hire extras

Pre-book your car hire extras and you'll make collecting your car that bit quicker when you arrive too. You can choose Premium Cover for added protection against those unexpected eventualities. You can guarantee the infant and child seats you require are there waiting for you. Or you can be better prepared to navigate your trip, whether that's adding GPS or Wi-Fi, winter tyres or snow chains, or selecting an additional driver so you can share longer drives.

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Premium cover

For complete peace of mind we offer Premium Cover including Super Collision Damage Waiver to reduce your excess, or to protect and support you in the event of an accident or vehicle breakdown. Or Super Theft Protection if your vehicle is stolen.

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Child seats

Infant and child seats are guaranteed when you pre-book. We offer options suitable from birth to four years, and booster seats for those up to 12 years.

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Winter products

If you're anticipating some wintry weather on the roads, or you're driving to the slopes, get prepared and pre-book before you go. Winter tyres are required by law during certain times of the year and snow chains can offer an extra level of reassurance. A ski or snowboard rack may come in useful too.

GPS Sat Nav.

Handy extras

You can pre-book GPS sat navs or mobile Wi-Fi so you can avoid roaming charges. The Roadside Safety Net covers non-mechanical mishaps like having a flat tyre. Or you can add additional drivers so you can break up the journey and enjoy a stress-free rental.

Ski fly-drives

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Stay safe on the road with complimentary Winter equipment with Avis car hire in selected European countries. Terms & Conditions apply.

Countries included: Austria, Norway, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Switzerland, France,  Poland and Czech Republic

Avis and Budget Safety Pledge

Our car rental partners, Avis and Budget, are committed to getting you on your way quickly and safely. As part of their relentless commitment to keeping customers and employees safe, they are taking measures to ensure rental locations are safe for all:

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answer to your common queries below. Or contact us for more information

Fall in love with the long road

Not sure where to go? Find the road trip that inspires you.

Miami.

The best five Miami fly-drives

Crank up the AC and put on a playlist. You’ve nurtured your tan and worn out your dancing shoes on South Beach, Miami. Now, it’s time for Everglades, alligators, safaris and the soft sands on both sides of the Florida coast. Discover our fly-drives out of Miami.

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South Africa.

Six epic South Africa multi-centres

In South Africa you can buy a cookbook for making a meal on the engine of your car: in other words, it’s prime road trip territory. Go exploring with our multi-centre itineraries. Walk into the desert, hike in the mountains… but stick to wheels on the game drive.

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California roadtrip.

Three epic California road trips

Make the most of your Californian adventure – add an Avis car hire, customise your adventure, and head off on one of these incredible road trips. Local writer Mark Ellwood shares three of his favourite routes.

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New York roadtrips

New York road trips

So you want to fly drive from the Big Apple? New York-based travel editor, David Farley, lets us in on the best places to drive outside New York City, whatever the time of year.

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Epic North America roadtrips

Three epic North American trips

With awe-inspiring landscapes, exciting cities, and wide, open roads made for driving, the world’s third-largest continent delivers adventures of all kinds at every turn. Travel writer Chris Leadbeater picks three epic itineraries that you’ll want to add to your bucket list.

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Ireland roadtrips.

Four of the best Ireland road trips

Prepare to lose yourself in the glorious greenery on an Ireland road trip – the distances are short, you’ll drive on the left, and the roads are refreshingly empty. The promise of legend, landscape and a warm Irish welcome will exceed all expectations.

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Why BA car hire?

Book your car hire with British Airways and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Collect Avios on every rental
  • Collect bonus Avios when you book flights and car hire together
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • In addition when you book an Avis car you will receive:
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up