One Way Van Hire in the UK
One-way van hire is when you pickup a hire van in one location and return it to the van hire company at a different location.
The problem is that one-way van hire is expensive for van hire companies - because their vans end up in the wrong places and have to be transported (usually unused) back to their depots. That's why many companies don't allow it, or impose restrictions or hefty surcharges to cover their costs.
We've found that the best companies for one-way van hire across the UK are Europcar, National and Hertz.
Each of these companies has more than 100 UK van hire locations and allows one-way hires between nearly all of them.
NOTE: Sixt offers one-way hire in London and between selected UK cities only.
To get a one-way hire quote, simply specify your chosen Pickup and Return locations when you complete the quote form above. An additional charge for one-way hire will be added on at the end of the process.
International One-Way Van Hire
We occasionally get enquiries from people who want to rent a van in the UK and drop it off in another European country. Unfortunately, we don't know of any companies offering this service, with the exception of UK-Spain van hire, which is covered by several specialist companies.
The problem is simply that if you rent a van in Bradford and drop it off in Paris (for example), that van has to get back to Bradford somehow - or at least to the UK. That means it has to be driven or transported back through France and across the channel, then handed over to the UK rental company.
There are a few limited circumstances where international one-way hires are possible - one I know of personally is to bring hire cars from a certain company in France to Dover ferry port, and then change over into a UK hire car. However, this is the exception, not the rule.