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Unbeatable car rental, in partnership with Avis

Book your car rental 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 vacation rental or planning the ultimate fly-drive, find the car to fit your itinerary.

Rent 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. Choose between inclusive or exclusive insurance, either way, you'll have the 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.

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Fly-drive vacations

DestinationTravel monthPrices from 
DublinMarch$551 pp*Search
LondonJanuary$594 pp*Search
EdinburghOctober$697 pp*Search
GlasgowOctober$703 pp*Search
ManchesterOctober$726 pp*Search

* based on a 7 day hire

Car rental benefits

Pick up your car at over 5,000 locations with our dedicated car rental partner Avis. With no hidden costs, all mandatory charges are included, plus Executive Club Members earn a minimum of 500 Avios per rental and benefit from a free additional driver.

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Hybrid and electric cars

Are you looking to hire a hybrid or electric car on your holiday? You’ll be pleased to know that Avis Budget has both options available in select countries. Specific makes and models of cars vary according to the location. To find the right option for you, just look out for the relevant symbols on the car results page: a green plug for electric cars and a green leaf for hybrid cars.

You can get full information on charging options directly from Avis Budget when you come to collect your car. This is usually delivered via an app. Just ask staff at collection. However, to avoid any disappointment we strongly recommend that you thoroughly research your driving location before you set off on your trip.


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. You can also earn Avios on Premium Cover and any car exras booked.

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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.

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Why BA car hire?

Book your car rental 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
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • Earn bonus Avios when you book flights and car hire together
  • 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