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Fly-drive vacations

Cruise along the open road

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Get the most out of your vacation and book a fly-drive vacation with British Airways. Enjoy great rates and flexibility, with a choice of vehicle types, as well as various pick-up and drop-off locations. Choose between inclusive or exclusive insurance, either way, you'll have the reassurance of 24-hour customer support and roadside assistance.

Go further with our fantastic car rental offers and enjoy additional savings when you book your flights + car together. You will also collect Avios on every rental. You'll find a fantastic range of rental cars, including hybrid and electric options.

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, you just need to watch out for the tolls.

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Recommended fly drives

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Benefits of car hire


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

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Avis Preferred

Benefits include pre-prepared paperwork, fast track priority service counters, upgrades and rental offers. Valid only on Avis rentals.

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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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Executive Club

Don't miss out on great benefits and offers in all worldwide destinations when you rent a car with British Airways.

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Added benefits for Executive Club members

Collect Avios on every rental, and if you book an Avis car, enjoy a free additional driver plus additional Avios.

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European fly-drives

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.

Hungary, Budapest.

UK and Ireland fly-drives

Capture the spirit of a nation through its inspirational heritage, captivating landscapes and quintessential pubs. City breaks to Britain and Ireland are full of discoveries.

Edinburgh, Scotland

South Africa fly-drives

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.

Cape Town, South Africa

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Fly-drive holidays in Ireland.

This 20-metre journeysuspended 30 metres above the oceanexposes you to all the elements

Karen Stride,  for British Airways

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