Campervan Hire UK / 12 Awesome Campervan Rentals to Get Your #VanLife On

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From wild sea cliffs to medieval castles, stunning National Parks to moody beaches, the United Kingdom is rich in natural beauty and sights to be explored. With so much to see and lots of options for free camping, the UK is a perfect place to get your camping road trip on.

Lucky for us, there are lots of fantastic campervans for hire in the UK to suit every taste and budget. From hand-crafted quirky camp-mobiles to vintage VW campervans to the latest campers with all the mod-cons. Whether you’re headed to a music festival, National Park tour, or surf trip, we’ve rounded up all the details on 12 awesome campervans for hire in the UK.

 

• COST OF CAMPERVAN HIRE IN THE UK •

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Like most things in travel, the cost of campervan hire in the UK depends on the season. Rates in the summer and festival seasons are the highest, while rates in the winter months are highly reduced (sometimes up to 50% off of high season rates). Some rental companies also have mid-season rates.

Exact season dates vary by company, but generally, they look something like this:

LOW SEASON (winter): November – March

  • £180 – £475 per weekend / £250 – £770 per week

MID SEASON (spring and fall): April, September, October

  • £250 – £500 per weekend / £300 – £1080 per week

HIGH SEASON (summer): May – August

  • £300 – £910 per weekend / £400 – £1085 per week

 

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1 • RED HATCH CLASSIC CAMPERS

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Based in Bath in the South West of England, Red Hatch Campers is situated in the ideal spot from which to explore the fabulous South Coast of England. With five beautifully restored (and named) VW camper vans to choose from you can surf the South coast in style. Whether you choose ‘Milo’ for your mileage, or ‘Talullah’ for your travels, it will be a trip to remember.

Each van is equipped with those all important essentials such as: power steering, 240v electric hookup and leisure battery, fridge, sink, and either a gas hob or a grill, table and seating, heating, and interior lighting.

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RENTAL LOCATION: Bath

PASSENGERS: Sleeps 2 adults and 1 or 2 children depending on age/size.

MILEAGE: 100 miles per day are included in the rental charge. Additional miles are charged at £1.50 per mile. Maximum radius 200 miles from postcode BA2 7NG.

PETS: Dogs are welcome to join you on your travels in either Dennis or Lil at an extra charge of £25.00 per dog.

PRICING:

  • LOW SEASON

£275 per weekend (Friday to Monday), £325 mid-week (Monday to Friday) £500 per week (Friday to Friday)

  • MID SEASON

£450 per weekend (Friday to Monday), £495 – £525 mid-week (Monday to Friday), £750 – £875 per week (Friday to Friday)

  • HIGH SEASON

£450 per weekend (Friday to Monday), £525 mid-week (Monday to Friday), £875 per week (Friday to Friday)

ONE-WAY FEE: N/A

INSURANCE: Included for one driver. Additional driver £35.00

GOOD TO KNOW: All rentals come with a welcome pack including goodies such as tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and sugar, along with milk, butter, juice, and cereal. There is also a cleaning pack containing washing up liquid, tea towels, dish cloths etc., towels, kettle, cutlery, saucepans and that all important bottle opener and corkscrew (see website for full list). Additional upgrades are available for bedding, and awning.

Red Hatch Classic Campers website

 

 

2 • NEW FOREST SAFARI CAMPERS

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New Forest Safari Campers are the perfect people to go to if you want a camper van holiday with a bit of everything for everyone. Plenty of spectacular coastline for the water babies among you, while the forests provide stunning walks for the two and four legged members of the party.

From iconic split-screen campers to their panoramic bay window siblings, and a T5 Autohaus for those who want to venture further afield, New Forest Safari Campers has everything you need for making memories on the move.

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RENTAL LOCATION: New Forest

PASSENGERS: Some vans sleep two adults, while others have space for 2 adults and 2 children, depending on the model.

MILEAGE: All models apart from the T5 have a 50 mile per day limit and must stay within Hampshire, Dorset, and the Isle of Wight. The T5 can travel further afield and is also available for travel outside the UK.

PETS: Dogs are welcome in some of the vans at an extra £25 per dog.

PRICING:

  • LOW SEASON

£215 – £475 per weekend/£545 – £715 per week

  • MID SEASON

£270 – £515 per weekend/£630 – £775 per week

  • HIGH SEASON

£535 – £595 per weekend/£715 – £895 per week

ONE-WAY FEE: N/A

INSURANCE: Included for up to 2 drivers

GOOD TO KNOW: Bike racks can be fitted to all the vans by prior arrangement. All vans come complete with the essentials you will need on your hols – cooking and eating essentials, as well as Sat-Nav so you won’t get lost (as tempting as that might be!).

New Forest Safari Campers website

 

 

3 • SUNSHINE CAMPERS

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Sunshine Campers is the ideal starting point from which to explore the beautiful country of Wales. With the Brecon Beacons and stunning coastlines close by, you could be forgiven for staying in South Wales. However, with unlimited mileage why not head further North and visit the wonderful Snowdonia National Park for a couple of days to take in the breath-taking mountains as well?

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RENTAL LOCATION: Bridgend, South Wales

PASSENGERS: Sleeps 4 people

MILEAGE: Mileage is unlimited in all of the vans

PETS: All but one of the vans can accommodate a furry friend.

PRICING:

  • LOW SEASON

£275 – £400 per weekend/£550 – £700 per week

  • HIGH SEASON

£350 – £450 per weekend/£650 – £800 per week

ONE-WAY FEE: Contact company for details

INSURANCE: Included for 1 driver, additional drivers can be insured for an extra £30

GOOD TO KNOW: All vans come equipped with folding table and chairs for al fresco dining, gas stove, fire extinguisher and smoke alarm, cooking and dining utensils, essentials for that all important cuppa, and AA breakdown cover.

Sunshine Campers website

 

 

4 • QUIRKY CAMPERS

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Quirky is as quirky does, and they don’t come much quirkier than this! With THE most original, handcrafted interiors you can find on the rental market, Quirky Campers brings a touch of magic to the holiday. With campervans available countrywide, there will be one close to you. Go on, think outside the box!

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RENTAL LOCATIONS: Countrywide, from ‘oop North’ to ‘dahn Saff’

PASSENGERS: Can sleep from 2 to 5 people, depending on van

MILEAGE: Mileage is unlimited in all of the vans.

PETS: 17 of the vans listed are pet-friendly (as long as they don’t sleep on the bed!)

PRICING:

  • LOW SEASON

£216 – £291 per weekend/£378 – £483 per week

  • HIGH SEASON

£321 – £351 per weekend/£609 – £819 per week

ONE-WAY FEE: Not applicable, however, some vans can be delivered at a cost of approx. £30 + 60p per mile.

INSURANCE: Included for 3 drivers

GOOD TO KNOW: All vans come complete with all of the essentials – all you need is your bedding! Quirky Campers also offers a 10% discount to any customers with a disability and/or chronic illness in some of their vans – proof required.

Quirky Campers website

 

 

5 • CAUSEWAY CAMPERS

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Live life at Ireland’s pace (at least for a week or two) in one of Causeway Campers’ fab VW campervans. From simple pleasures to luxurious living, these campervans can accommodate between four and six people comfortably, meaning the whole family or the whole posse can travel together in style.

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RENTAL LOCATION: Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

PASSENGERS: Sleeps between 4 – 6 people, depending on van

MILEAGE: Unlimited mileage is included

PETS: Pets are welcome in some of the vans at an additional charge of £30

PRICING: 

  • LOW SEASON

£200 – £325 per weekend/£250 – £550 per week

  • MID SEASON

£250 – £500 per weekend/ £300 – £850 per week

  • HIGH SEASON

£300 – £600 per weekend/ £400 – £1025 per week

ONE-WAY FEE: Not applicable, however, vans can be collected from six different pick-up points at an additional charge of £50 – £150, depending on location.

INSURANCE: Included for 2 drivers, additional drivers are charged at £30 each

GOOD TO KNOW: The basics are included, such as utensils and cooking equipment. Almost anything else you need can be hired at an additional charge, such as bedding, towels, table and chairs, electric heaters, bbq, and even pop-up tents.

Causeway Campers website

 

 

6 • CAMPERVANTASTIC

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California and Beach are two words synonymous with a chilled way of life, and Campervantastic’s fleet of VWs is made up of both! Offering the modern VW California and California Beach, the company is run by adventurists extraordinaire, so you know you’ll be renting from people who share your passion for road tripping, camping, glamping and whatever else takes your fancy on your journey.

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RENTAL LOCATION: Forest Hill, London

PASSENGERS: Sleeps 4 people, with awnings available for hire which will sleep another two

MILEAGE: Mileage is unlimited

PETS: Campervantastic has pet-specific vans available at an extra charge of £50

PRICING: 

  • LOW SEASON

£385 – £430 per weekend/£630 – £770 per week

  • MID SEASON

£445 – £475 per weekend/ £805 – £875 per week

  • HIGH SEASON

£910 per week (not available for weekend hire during high season)

ONE-WAY FEE: Not applicable

INSURANCE: Included for 1 driver, additional drivers are charged at £5 per day each within the UK or £10 per day within Europe.

GOOD TO KNOW: All vans and awnings are strictly no smoking. As the vans are available all year long, climate packs are available to hire (frost shield, snow chains etc. for winter, windscreen shield, mosquito net, indoor fan etc. for summer). Hire includes everything but the kitchen sink – wait, no, there’s also a sink with running water, so you will have everything you could possibly need for indoor-outdoor living.

Campervantastic website

 

 

7 • VW CAMPERHIRE

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VW Camperhire was founded with the surfer in mind! Perfectly situated on the South Coast and within easy reach of some of the best surfing sites in the UK, they can provide you with the best van for your holiday, whether you want nostalgia, luxury, or a little bit of both!

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campervan hire uk

RENTAL LOCATIONS: Southampton in Hampshire and Sidmouth in Devon

PASSENGERS: The vans can sleep up to four people, depending on model

MILEAGE: Mileage is unlimited, with some of the vans able to travel outside the UK

PETS: Eight of the fleet are dog-friendly, as long as they aren’t partial to chomping camper van seating! An extra charge of £25 will apply, but that does include a dog bowl and treats (for the dog, not for you).

PRICING: 

  • LOW SEASON

£320 – £350 per weekend/£469 – £499 per week

  • MID SEASON

£400 – £440 per weekend/ £599 – £685 per week

  • HIGH SEASON

£490 – £520 per weekend/£749 – £779 per week

ONE-WAY FEE: Not applicable

INSURANCE: Included for 1 driver, additional drivers are charged at £8.00 each per day.

GOOD TO KNOW: Four of the vans can be taken out of the UK, at an additional charge of £15.00 per day. Heaters are available on request so do ask – this IS England after all! Some of the vans have restrictions on how far they can travel, so make sure you choose a van which can go that extra mile!

VW Camperhire website

 

 

8 • BIG TREE CAMPERVANS

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Take in the stunning Scottish scenery with a camper van from Big Tree. Not sure if you want the beautiful water or the magnificent mountains? Why not have both? Wherever you lay your hat (or Tam O’ Shanter) can be your home as you travel around this fabulous country in style and comfort.

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RENTAL LOCATION: Bankfoot, Perthshire

PASSENGERS: 2-4 people

MILEAGE: Unlimited UK mileage

PETS: Big Tree Camper Vans has a van especially reserved for your doggy side-kick, but if that particular van is already booked give them a ring and they will try to accommodate your furry friend.

PRICING: 

  • LOW SEASON: £70 per day
  • MID SEASON: £110 per day
  • HIGH SEASON: £120 per day

ONE-WAY FEE: Not applicable

INSURANCE: Included for 1 driver, additional drivers (max 3) are charged at £5.00 each per day.

GOOD TO KNOW: Big Tree will be happy to pick you up from Edinburgh airport (£120), or Glasgow airport (£140). You can also be picked up from Perth or Dunkeld station for free. A ‘porta-potti’, along with its own tent, can be hired for £15 meaning you can park up miles from anywhere and not have to use a bush! And if you don’t want the hassle of carrying all your bedding with you, Big Tree can supply bedding and pillows for £10 per person.

Big Tree Campervans website

 

 

9 • DUB DUB AND AWAY

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If you have your heart set on a retro road trip when only a classic Veedub will do, then these are the guys to go to. With four beautifully restored early-bay camper vans for hire, you can hit the road looking every inch the modern day hippy as you cruise the countryside looking for adventure.

RENTAL LOCATION: East Dulwich, South-East London

PASSENGERS: Depending on the model, these vans can sleep up to four or five people (the third and fourth person might be in the awning or the pop top, with a fifth small child sleeping in the front cab bunk)

MILEAGE: Unlimited

PETS: Pets are welcome in any of the vans at Dub Dub and Away, at a charge of £20 each.

PRICING:

  • LOW SEASON

£380 – £410 per weekend/£570 – £670 per week

  • MID SEASON

£410 – £435 per weekend/£670 – £725 per week

  • HIGH SEASON

£435 – £475 per weekend/£725 – £780 per week

ONE-WAY FEE: Not applicable

INSURANCE: Included for 1 driver, additional drivers may be added, price on application

GOOD TO KNOW: There is no specified parking at the office, however, as it is in a residential area cars may be left on the road at owner’s own risk. Vans may be driven within the UK with the exception of NI. Vans all come equipped with that most retro of essentials – the whistling kettle! Drive-away awnings are also included in the price.

Dub Dub and Away website

 

 

10 • FIREFLY CAMPERS

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If you’re looking for the freedom of traveling in a campervan but want a little more space and luxury, then Firefly are your guys. With three VW T5 campervans all converted to high standards, you’ll have the best of both worlds.

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RENTAL LOCATION: Berwick, East Sussex

PASSENGERS: All vans sleep four people

MILEAGE: Unlimited

PETS: Fido will have to stay behind for this holiday as they operate a strict no-pets policy.

PRICING: 

  • LOW SEASON: £65 per night
  • MID SEASON: £90 per night
  • HIGH SEASON: £100 – £115 per night

ONE-WAY FEE: Not applicable

INSURANCE: Included for 1 driver, additional drivers may be added at a cost of £5.00 per day

GOOD TO KNOW: All vans come with electric hook-up and diesel heaters. The usual kitchen essentials are included, such as cooking and eating utensils, gas hob, and fridge/freezer.

Firefly Campers website

 

 

11 • ROCKIN VANS

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If you can’t find what you’re looking for at Rockin Vans, you won’t find it anywhere! With vans of every size to suit any budget, and pick up and drop off points in several locations, there is no excuse not to take to the road and explore the length and breadth of the country.

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RENTAL LOCATION: Kilmarnock, Scotland (with depots nationwide)

PASSENGERS: Between 2 and 6 people, depending on model

MILEAGE: Unlimited

PETS: By prior arrangement

PRICING:

  • LOW SEASON

£160 – £396 per 4 days/£280 – £693 per week

  • MID SEASON

£240 – £500 per 4 days/£420 – £945 per week

  • HIGH SEASON

£400 – £620 per 4 days/£700 – £1085

ONE-WAY FEE: £250

INSURANCE: Included for 1 driver, additional drivers may be added at a cost of £5.00 per day

GOOD TO KNOW: Vans may be driven to Europe at an additional cost of £10 per day. In addition to their depots in Scotland and London, Rockin Vans also has collection and drop off points in Brighton, Birmingham, and Heathrow/Gatwick/Manchester airports.

Rockin Vans website

 

12 • SPACESHIP RENTALS

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Spaceships Rentals has what is known as Spacemates all over the place! Up and down the country there is a whole community ready to offer advice, local info, and even exchange DVDs for when you get bored with the ones you already have! Perfect for the first time ‘camper-vanners’ who like the reassurance of a backup system.

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RENTAL LOCATIONS: London, Edinburgh, Dublin

PASSENGERS: Between 2 and 7 people, depending on model

MILEAGE: Unlimited

PETS: Not Specified

PRICING:

  • LOW SEASON

£180 – £234 per weekend/£252 – £504 per week

  • MID SEASON

£200 – £396 per weekend/£400 – £1080 per week

  • HIGH SEASON

£200 – £396 per weekend/£400 – £1080 per week

 

ONE-WAY FEE: Dependent on location – Contact company for details

INSURANCE: Included for up to 4 drivers

GOOD TO KNOW: Unlike many other rental companies, all bedding is included in the price. There is no extra charge to take your van to Europe.

Spaceship Rentals website

 

 

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