Car Hire at London Airport - Stansted [STN], United Kingdom

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Car hire in London Airport - Stansted [STN]

As one of the UK's fastest-growing air getaways, Stansted Airport provides access to over 200 domestic and international destinations. Also, it’s a great place to start your dream trip by picking up a car hire Stansted Airport.

Convenient location, good transport links, and high-quality road service make a hire car the best way to get around the area. With car hire London Stansted you will avoid the crowds and won’t waste time at the bus stops, which is the key to a successful travel experience.

The distance from the airport to central London is just 38 miles. This means you can easily get there if you hire a car Stansted Airport. It will be convenient for you to visit local attractions by car, and if you wish, you can expand your travel opportunities by exploring other interesting spots outside the city. Cheap car hire Stansted Airport makes this all possible at affordable prices.

In any case, a hire car is an excellent solution for a big family trip, a romantic getaway, a road journey with friends, or even a business trip to London. So, enjoy Stansted car hire offers available at our website and guarantee the success of your upcoming trip!

Fiat 500

Mini

4x
2x
Hire Fiat 500
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee

$15.00 /day

Fiat 500

Mini

4x
2x
Hire Fiat 500
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$21.12 /day

Kia Picanto

Mini

4x
2x
Hire Kia Picanto
  • Airport fee

$84.82 /day

Fiat 500

Mini

4x
1x
Hire Fiat 500

$102.71 /day

Volkswagen Polo

Economy

5x
2x
Hire Volkswagen Polo
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee

$15.43 /day

Ford Fiesta

Economy

5x
2x
Hire Ford Fiesta
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$16.78 /day

Opel Corsa

Economy

5x
2x
Hire Opel Corsa
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$60.23 /day

Opel Corsa

Economy

5x
2x
Hire Opel Corsa
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$87.13 /day

Volkswagen Golf

Compact

5x
3x
Hire Volkswagen Golf
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee

$15.86 /day

Ford Focus

Compact

5x
3x
Hire Ford Focus
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$19.54 /day

Volkswagen Golf

Compact

5x
3x
Hire Volkswagen Golf

$85.21 /day

Kia Ceed

Compact

5x
3x
Hire Kia Ceed
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$105.19 /day

Peugeot 2008

SUV

5x
3x
Hire Peugeot 2008
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee

$16.33 /day

Toyota Rav4

SUV

5x
4x
Hire Toyota Rav4
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee

$28.91 /day

Seat Arona

SUV

5x
3x
Hire Seat Arona
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$183.96 /day

BMW X3

SUV

5x
4x
Hire BMW X3
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$251.29 /day

Volkswagen Jetta

Intermediate

5x
4x
Hire Volkswagen Jetta
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee

$20.06 /day

Opel Insignia

Standard

5x
4x
Hire Opel Insignia
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$31.01 /day

Mercedes C Class Estate

Estate

5x
5x
Hire Mercedes C Class Estate
  • Airport fee

$306.14 /day

Skoda Octavia Estate

Estate

5x
5x
Hire Skoda Octavia Estate

$319.32 /day

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 seat people carrier

7x
1x
Hire Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee

$29.34 /day

Ford Transit Cargo Van

Cargo van

3x
3x
Hire Ford Transit Cargo Van
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee

$33.78 /day

Mercedes Vito

7 seat people carrier

7x
2x
Hire Mercedes Vito
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$258.44 /day

Peugeot 5008

7 seat people carrier

7x
1x
Hire Peugeot 5008

$338.11 /day

BMW 3 Series

Fullsize

5x
4x
Hire BMW 3 Series
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$59.28 /day

Mercedes C Class

Fullsize

5x
4x
Hire Mercedes C Class
  • Airport fee

$61.86 /day

Mercedes C Class

Fullsize

5x
4x
Hire Mercedes C Class
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$124.83 /day

Mercedes C Class

Fullsize

5x
4x
Hire Mercedes C Class
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$128.78 /day

BMW 5 Series

Premium

5x
4x
Hire BMW 5 Series
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$74.09 /day

Mercedes E Class

Premium

5x
4x
Hire Mercedes E Class
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$75.05 /day

Mercedes E Class

Premium

5x
4x
Hire Mercedes E Class
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$162.28 /day

Volkswagen Arteon Automatic

Premium

5x
4x
Hire Volkswagen Arteon Automatic
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$223.24 /day

What is the best car to hire at Stansted Airport?

When you book a hire car, you always expect to get the best deal. But what’s the best car hire Stansted? It's simple: it is a car that meets your requirements in terms of interior capacity, boot volume, dynamic performance, price, and other features.

For example, a Peugeot 5008, Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, or a Ford Galaxy will be the best car hire at Stansted Airport for a family trip or a small group journey. If you are going to travel in rugged or rural areas, consider an SUV with four-wheel drive and high ground clearance.

In case your main goal is cheap car hire Stansted, pick up one of the attractive economy, compact, or mini models such as Volkswagen Polo, Mini Cooper, or Opel Corsa.

How to hire a car in London - Stansted, UK, with Rental24.co.uk?

With Rental24.co.uk, you have a fast and easy way to book a car hire London - Airport - Stansted.

Our smart search engine will do everything for you, all you need to do is find the search form at the top of the page and follow clear step-by-step instructions:

  1. Enter the desired travel dates and time to pick up/drop off London - Stansted STN Airport car hire. Click the search button and wait for the results.
  2. Using filters, sort all the vehicles by category, price, ratings, or specifications.
  3. Compare similar offers to get the best STN Airport, UK car hire deal.
  4. Carefully check the information regarding the driver’s age and experience, available payment methods, and insurance. It can be found by clicking on the “Important Information” section next to each London - Stansted car hire offer.
  5. Select your perfect vehicle.
  6. Add the required options to your booking.
  7. Enter your personal and payment information.
  8. Complete your booking and print a confirmation voucher.

When booking a hire car, consider the number of passengers, luggage, and the characteristics of the area you are going to travel to. This will allow you to find the only right car hire London - Airport - Stansted, which is a guarantee of a successful trip.

Please note that you are not booking a specific model. The company is obliged to provide you with a similar car by category, equipment, and type of transmission.

If you have any questions, we are happy to help you. Contact us via live chat, e-mail [email protected] or phone, 1 (347) 719 1928

Things to know about hiring a car from London - Stansted STN Airport

Language

English

Currency

GBP

Traffic direction

Left-hand

Speed limit in town

30 mph

Speed limit out of town

60 mph

Car hire Stansted Airport is the perfect choice if you want to get the most out of your trip. It’s very convenient to have a car at hand immediately after landing. You can easily reach your hotel, go to a restaurant, or start exploring local attractions right away.

London Stansted car hire companies are situated primarily in Car Rental Village. You will find it on Coopers End Road in the airport area. Alternatively, some agencies have off-airport locations, providing free shuttle buses to their offices. They depart every 10-15 minutes from the airport terminals, which means you can easily pick up a car hire London Stansted Airport at any time of the day.

Getting from Stansted Airport to the London city centre will take from 40 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic. From the Car Rental Village car park, turn left onto Coopers End Road. Then take the first exit at the roundabout and continue to the intersection. Turn left onto Bassingbourn Road, and then take the third exit onto A120 Road at the roundabout. After about a mile and a half, keep left and follow the signs for the M11 motorway. Then take the M11, which will take you to the London city centre.

What car hire companies are in London - Stansted STN Airport?

Hire a car in STN Airport, UK is provided by world-leading car hire agencies and local suppliers with different ratings. You can hire a car from a well-known company or learn more about a new one just by clicking on the provider’s logo. Fill in the search form to get all available offers or choose any company from the list:

You can find two types of suppliers at Stansted Airport. Some car hire companies are located just in the Car Rental Village in the territory of STN Airport, UK: Avis, Budget, Hertz, SIXT, Europcar, Keddy by Europcar, Enterprise, InterRent, National, Flizzr, Alamo, and Firefly.

Avis & Budget

Phone: +44 (0) 844 544 6027

Opening Hours: Monday
to Friday 07:00 – 21:00h.
Saturday to Sunday 08:00 – 18:00h.

Enterprise,National & Alamo

Phone: +44 (0) 127 968 2955

Opening Hours: Monday
to Friday 07:00 – 21:00h.
Saturday to Sunday 08:00 – 18:00h.

Europcar & Keddy by Europcar

Phone: +44 (0) 371 384 3419

Opening Hours: Monday
to Friday 08:00 – 20:00h.
Saturday to Sunday 08:00 – 16:00h.

Alamo

Phone: +44 (0) 844 544 6027

Opening Hours: Monday
to Sunday 08:00 – 20:00h.

SIXT

Phone: +44 (0) 207 018 8246

Opening Hours: Monday
to Friday 08:00 – 20:00h.
Saturday to Sunday 08:00 – 18:00h.

Hertz

Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3071

Opening Hours: Monday
to Sunday 08:00 – 18:00h.

Some companies could provide a shuttle bus from the terminal to their pick-up point or hire a car office: Dollar, Thrifty, Easirent, Green Motion, etc.

Thrifty & Dollar

Phone: +44 (0) 127 965 5368

Opening Hours: Monday
to Friday 10:00 – 15:00h.
Saturday to Sunday closed.

Branch Address:

Dollar Thrifty Stansted Airport Stansted Distribution Centre Stansted Airport Unit 7 Bishop's Stortford CM22 7DG United Kingdom

Green Motion

Phone: +44 (0) 127 921 0961

Opening Hours: Monday
to Sunday 06:00 – 23:59h.

Branch Address:

Green Motion London Stansted Airport Novotel London Stansted Hotel Round Coppice Road Stansted CM24 1SF Essex, United Kingdom

Easirent

Phone: +44 (0) 127 921 5341

Opening Hours: Monday
to Sunday 06:00 – 00:30h.

Branch Address:

Easirent Car Hire Stansted Airport Maple Manor Parking Thremhall Ave Stansted CM24 1PY Essex, United Kingdom

What is the best car hire company in London - Stansted?

Find the best car hire companies that are recommended to hire a car from at London - Airport - Stansted:

  • Enterprise is the best car hire company in London - Stansted STN Airport according to our customers’ reviews (8.7/10). It is a global company with a system of huge discounts and huge variety of vehicles of reasonable prices.
  • National has the average score of 8.6 out of 10. The company offers one of the best selection of business class vehicles.
  • Budget has a 8.1/10 in accordance with the reviews of our customers. They provide a lot of additional bonuses free of charge. You can also find that their prices are amongst the lowest in STN Airport, UK.

Other providers also deserve attention. But three mentioned above have worldwide recognition of the level of car hire service.

Which car hire company is the most popular at London - Stansted?

The most popular car hire agency in London - Airport - Stansted is ENTERPRISE. This company is well-established in the global market, offers a good discount system for regular users, is a guarantee of reliability and good service. Daily car hire rates start from £44. The company offers transparent rental conditions, discounts, and bonuses.

Car hire locations near London Airport - Stansted [STN]

You can see a list of rental locations near London - Stansted below. For your convenience, all the points are sorted by three types: car hire in airports, the city centres, and railway stations.

Note that the prices and the number of cars in the location may vary depending on the hire a car location. For example, hiring a car at the airport is sometimes more expensive than in the city centre, but the vehicle inventory is the largest, so first, check all offers in London - Airport - Stansted and compare prices before hiring a car.

Nearby car hire locations at airports

Nearby car hire locations on railway stations

Nearby downtown car hire locations

Map of car hire locations near London - Stansted STN Airport

Ease your search by using the map below. We gathered all car hire locations, mentioned above, on this map. Zoom in or zoom out to make out how far all these offices are from London - Stansted STN Airport.This will help you find car hire near me effortlessly.

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How much will it cost to hire a car at London Airport - Stansted [STN]

The average cost of hiring a car at London - Stansted is £77 per day, but the final car hire cost directly depends on your requirements, age, time of booking, term of rental, etc.

When choosing a car for hire, it is worth to consider some factors:

  • It will be cheaper if you take and return the vehicle in the same place.
  • A car hire with a manual transmission will cost you less than with an automatic.
  • The lower the class of the vehicle, the cheaper it is to hire.
  • The more experienced a driver is, the more chances to save on hire car insurance.
  • To save money, choose a compact vehicle. It has lower rental costs and fuel consumption.

The daily prices to rent a car from the most trusted car hire agencies at London - Airport - Stansted are displayed in the table below. Check out car hire prices of different vehicle types from agencies presented in London - Stansted STN Airport:

Vendors Mini Mini Economy Economy Compact Compact Standard Standard Van Van SUV SUV Full Size Full Size Luxury Luxury
from $102.71 from $28.70 from $25.79 from $56.74 from $75.79 - from $121.53 from $114.78
from $27.26 from $25.53 from $25.53 from $33.79 from $59.61 - from $61.86 -
- from $27.82 from $28.41 from $35.09 from $66.30 from $32.85 from $59.28 from $74.09
from $33.23 from $38.88 from $40.22 from $49.12 from $69.98 from $53.56 - from $223.24
from $29.42 from $35.21 from $38.42 from $78.34 from $258.44 from $43.82 - -
from $26.25 from $27.30 from $46.61 from $44.80 from $45.64 from $31.22 from $107.27 from $139.44
- from $32.06 from $33.05 from $38.37 - from $41.74 - -
- from $25.18 from $26.88 from $34.23 - - - -
from $32.02 from $87.13 - - from $85.48 from $108.20 from $128.78 from $137.19
from $15.00 from $15.43 from $15.86 from $20.06 from $29.34 from $16.33 - -
from $84.82 - - - - - - -
from $37.90 from $60.23 from $29.27 from $94.79 from $50.70 from $31.54 from $124.83 from $162.28
from $21.12 from $16.78 from $19.54 from $31.01 from $35.93 from $45.03 - from $75.05

Use the search form above for the exact car hire prices for your rental dates

Which car hire is the cheapest in STN Airport, UK?

If you are looking for the cheapest option in London - Stansted, pay your attention to GREEN MOTION company. They offer Mini class vehicles (Fiat 500 or similar) for just £11 per day if you pick up and drop off your car at London - Airport - Stansted.

You can find this company just at the airport terminal They also have other types of vehicles for the lowest prices ever. Before you rent a car, be sure to check all rental conditions, whether insurance is included, and whether there will be additional payments. Be sure to have the answers to all your questions about hire a car in London - Stansted STN Airport before paying for your reservation.

Which car hire I can rent at STN Airport, UK?

Due to the fact that there are 23 car hire companies at STN Airport, UK and next to it, the choice of vehicles is quite large. Frequently, you can choose a car for yourself according to such parameters like capacity, type of gearbox, car class, etc.

  • By capacity: 2-, 4-, 5-, 7-, 8-, 9-, 11-, 12-seaters.
  • By type of gearbox: manual or automatic.
  • By vehicle class you have more options: Mini, Economy, Compact, Mid-size, Standard, Full-size, Premium, Luxury, SUV, Van, Convertible, etc.

The full list of car hire classes available at the London - Stansted on Rental24.co.uk is presented below:

Select a group of vehicles to see detailed information about it, including pricing, models, and requirements to hire a car at London - Airport - Stansted.

What car hire class is the most popular at London - Stansted STN Airport?

The most frequently booked car hire class in STN Airport, UK is 9seatcarrier - Ford Tourneo or similar. 9seatcarrier car hire prices in London - Stansted differ a lot from various car hire companies. The lowest rate for 9seatcarrier vehicles is offered by EASIRENT and starts from £111 per day.

The reason for this popularity is easily explained. Such vehicles are not only inexpensive to hire, but also very economical in fuel consumption.

What car models can I hire in London - Stansted

For your convenience, all car hire available in STN Airport, UK are divided by brands. If you prefer a certain car model or you are sure that a car with the needed characteristics is presented in the lineup of a certain brand, start your search from the relevant page. You will get the vehicle of this brand at the top of the list of search results. If you are looking for a car from an appropriate manufacturer, the nearest rental locations are also on these pages.

Note In order to get a vehicle of a particular brand or an exact car model, you have to find an offer with the “Guaranteed car model” sign in the search result page. Otherwise, you will get a vehicle of the same car hire class, but not the car model or make that was on the image during your booking.

Basic car hire conditions and bonuses in London - Stansted STN Airport

All the key points and answers to the most disturbing questions are right in this table. You don’t need to start an online investigation to find out how much is the young driver’s surcharge (for drivers younger than 25), or what fees are included in your car rental price in London - Stansted STN Airport. We’ve done it for you.

Vendor Pick-up type Fuel Bonuses Excess Fee 2
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full -
1,000 GBP - 1,500 GBP
$1,365.21 - $2,047.82
- Pick up and return full
  • Airport fee
1,000 GBP - 42,000 GBP
$1,365.21 - $57,338.82
Airport terminal pickup Pick up and return full
  • Younger driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,000 GBP - 4,000 GBP
$1,365.21 - $5,460.84
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Road tax
  • Environmental fee
  • Meet late fee
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,100 GBP - 1,700 GBP
$1,501.73 - $2,320.86
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,000 GBP - 1,300 GBP
$1,365.21 - $1,774.77
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Unlimited mileage
1,200 GBP - 1,600 GBP
$1,638.25 - $2,184.34
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Road tax
  • Environmental fee
  • Meet late fee
  • Limited mileage
1,100 GBP - 1,700 GBP
$1,501.73 - $2,320.86
- - -
1,000 GBP - 1,200 GBP
$1,365.21 - $1,638.25
- - -
1,000 GBP
$1,365.21
Free shuttle bus -
  • Airport fee
  • Breakdown assistance: $207.24
  • Unlimited mileage
1,000 GBP - 1,400 GBP
$1,365.21 - $1,911.29
- - -
1,000 GBP
$1,365.21
Free shuttle bus -
  • Free additional driver
  • Young driver
  • Customer pickup
  • Airport fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Road tax
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
995 GBP - 1,205 GBP
$1,358.38 - $1,645.08
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
900 GBP - 1,000 GBP
$1,228.69 - $1,365.21
- - -
1,400 GBP
$1,911.29
Free shuttle bus -
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Unlimited mileage
1,000 GBP - 1,400 GBP
$1,365.21 - $1,911.29
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,250 GBP - 1,950 GBP
$1,706.51 - $2,662.16
- - -
1,000 GBP - 2,000 GBP
$1,365.21 - $2,730.42
2 This sum will be held on your credit card within the rental period, unless you’ve purchased full insurance.

Your search results will include rental conditions such as young driver requirements, fees and other charges. Please review them carefully.

How old do I have to be to rent a car at London - Airport - Stansted

Want to hire a car, but you are under 25? On our website, you can get one of the best “young driver” options, which allow drivers under 25 year old to hire a car in STN Airport, UK.

The minimum age to hire a vehicle in London - Stansted is 20 years old. But young drivers should be prepared for two additional terms and conditions:

  • The rates for young drivers with minimal driving experience are higher than for 25 years and older ones.
  • Not all models and brands of cars are available to young drivers to hire. Many agencies do not hire cars with powerful engines or luxury vehicles to drivers under 25 years of age.

With Rental24.co.uk, you will find the best car hire under 21 and under 25 year old in London - Airport - Stansted. We want to make vehicle hire affordable for everyone!

To find out more about underage car hire deals in London - Stansted STN Airport, visit our pages for young renters:

FAQ - Car hire in STN Airport, UK

How to get cheap car hire in London - Stansted?

Hiring a vehicle at London - Airport - Stansted is a good idea. That is why there are so many car hire companies at the airport. How to choose the cheapest car hire amongst all these offers? Heed the following advice:

  • Book your car hire in advance. So you can not only guarantee yourself the perfect model, but also count on an “Early bird” discount.
  • Pay attention to large network companies. Most often they have the opportunity to offer low-cost deals.
  • As a general rule, to hire a car in the city is cheaper than at the airport, but the selection of vehicles is also smaller off-airport.
  • When choosing a vehicle, assess your needs sensibly and do not require more options than you need.
  • Rental vehicles will cost you less if you collect and return it in the same place.

What documents do I need to hire a car in London - Stansted STN Airport STN Airport, UK?

After you made a reservation on Rental24.co.uk, be sure to prepare and bring with you all the documents listed below to successfully pick up your car hire in London - Stansted. If you do not present the required documents, the documentation is not valid or you do not have enough money on your credit or debit card, the car hire agency may refuse to release the vehicle and your funds spent on car hire won’t be reimbursed.

Don’t forget to provide upon arrival at the rental desk:

  • A printed version of your voucher as a proof of your booking at Rental24.co.uk.
  • A full driving licence held for a minimum of 1 year (sometimes 2 years are required; check terms and conditions) with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photocard.
  • International Driving Permit accompanied by the original domestic licence is constantly required. Read rental conditions to find out in which cases you do not need to provide IDP.
  • A valid photo ID (passport or national ID).
  • A credit card (or debit card if accepted) in the first name and surname of the main driver to pre-authorise a deposit. Your credit card must be valid for up to 6 months after the end of your hire a car period.

How to hire a car without a credit card at London - Airport - Stansted?

You can use your debit card to pay for a reservation on our website. Note that to pick up your car, you must provide either a credit card, or a debit card to pre-authorise a deposit at the rental counter.

Mindfully read the rental conditions of your selected offer. On Rental24.co.uk, some car hire companies accept only credit cards to cover the deposit, whereas others allow debit cards as well.

Please note, only MasterCard or VISA debit cards in the main driver's name may be accepted. Moreover, if you need to use a debit card to hire a car, your rental duration can be no longer than 28 days.

You won’t be able to authorise the deposit with prepaid and electronic cards (Visa Electron). They are not accepted in London - Stansted STN Airport.

Which car hire companies accept debit cards in STN Airport, UK?

In London - Stansted, the following world-famous car hire companies may accept debit cards: Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, National, Enterprise, SIXT, Europcar, etc.

You also should know that if you purchase the Excess Reimbursement Insurance on our website, you will be required to present a credit card at the rental counter so that the car hire agency can authorise the deposit.

Can someone else drive my rental car at London - Airport - Stansted?

If you plan to drive a rental vehicle with an extra driver, be sure to check this while booking. Some car hire companies may charge you extra money for each additional driver. This is primarily due to the different cost of insurance for one or more drivers.

Good news! You can find many car hire deals with free additional driver options in London - Stansted STN Airport! So don’t forget to check if the provider you selected offers a free additional driver option or for an extra charge.

What is car hire excess insurance in STN Airport, UK?

The general rule to drivers of rental vehicles is that they must be insured. Car insurance is usually provided by a car hire company. If you have your own insurance, be sure to consult with an insurance agent before the trip whether it covers car hire in your country and abroad.

If you want to save money and not buy a full insurance package, take the opportunity to secure your deposit by purchasing Excess Reimbursement Insurance on our website. Excess Insurance implies that the deposit will be required on your credit card during the pick-up, but if any money will be used from your deposit, they will be reimbursed by an insurance company.

What type of fuel policy should I choose in London - Stansted?

The best petrol option is full-to-full (pick up and return full tank of fuel). In this case, you need to return the vehicle with the same fuel level as you collected; therefore, you pay only for the petrol you used.

But other fuel options are also possible, be sure to check them before hiring a car at London - Airport - Stansted. And do not forget to fill the tank before returning the vehicle if this will save you some money.

How to pick up a car hire at Stansted Airport?

First of all, you need to check the booking confirmation voucher. It contains information on the exact location for picking up a car hire from Stansted Airport. Alamo, Enterprise, InterRent, Europcar, Firefly, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, and National have offices in Car Hire Village. You can easily get there both from the airport terminal and from London:

  • Getting to Car Rental Village from the Stansted Airport terminal. The first thing you need to do is find a shuttle bus stop that will take you to Car Rental Village. It’s located in the terminal forecourt, and provides a free shuttle transfer every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. In the baggage claim area, look for signs leading to the shuttle bus stop.
  • Getting to Car Rental Village from London.. Another way to reach a Stansted car hire location is by taxi or car from London. Follow the M11 motorway and take the A120 road exit. Continue to Bassingbourn Roundabout and take the first exit onto Bassingbourn Road. At the next roundabout, turn right onto Coopers End Road, and search for Car Rental Village signs which will lead you to the pick-up location.

Also, some of the companies available are based off the airport. They offer a free shuttle transfer running between the airport and their offices every ten minutes. Among them there are those that provide car hire London Stansted Airport through the ‘Meet and Greet’ service, which means its employee will be waiting for you right in the car park near the terminal. After you have met an agency representative, you need to do the following:

  • Show all the required documents: driver’s licence, credit card, passport, etc.
  • Get your car keys and inspect it carefully for chips, scratches, etc. If there are any, ask to add them to the contract.
  • Check the details of a car hire contract, and sign it.
  • Clarify the exact place and time to drop off your car hire Stansted.

How to drop off a car hire at Stansted Airport?

You need to go to the Stansted Airport car hire drop off point, and then leave your vehicle at a pre-agreed place. The exact location of this place depends on where you picked up your car. Travelers starting their trip from Car Rental Village are required to return their hire car to the same location. For this, follow the Coopers End Road running along the airport and look for Drop Off car park signs.

If you picked up a Stansted car hire vehicle not in the Car Rental Village, then you need to return it to another location. Very often this is a car park near the terminal or the car hire agency’s office. You should clarify the exact location when starting your road trip. The provider guarantees you a free shuttle transfer to the terminal.

Do you want the drop-off procedure to be smooth and hassle-free? Check out some important tips:

  • Allow a little more time than it takes for the return trip. Don't be late and don’t drop off your vehicle too early. Otherwise, the company may charge you.
  • If you drop off a car hire after hours, just leave the key in the dropbox. It’s usually located right in the car park.
  • Don’t forget to refuel the car before dropping it off. The nearest gas station is Esso, located at Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford CM22 7TA.

Driving in London

Despite the well-developed public transport network, London is a good place to get around with a hire car. Why? Because it’s easy, it’s cheap and it will give you the best moments of your trip.

After picking up car hire at Stansted Airport, you have quick access to all the famous and secret city sights without the crowds and without the fuss. You can choose the most convenient time for you, and explore many more interesting places than if you were travelling by bus, metro, or train. Freedom of movement is what you can enjoy with car hire Stansted Airport UK.

Driving a hire car in London has some features. Remember them to avoid confusing situations during your next trip:

  • Pedestrians have the right of way, so be very careful at pedestrian crossings.
  • Don’t take bus lines unless there are signs that allow it.
  • Watch out for bike lanes. Sometimes they are very close to the roadway, which can cause a dangerous situation.
  • Try to avoid rush hours for city travel unless you want to waste time in traffic. The busiest hours are from 7 to 9 am and from 4 to 6 pm.
  • Do not use your phone in a car without a hands-free device. Neither for texting, nor for talking and navigating.

Points of interest near Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is one of the air gateways to London, so the main attractions near it are concentrated mainly in the city. Pick up cheap car hire Stansted Airport and in just an hour you will find most of the interesting places to visit.

Museums, iconic architectural structures, as well as a variety of entertainment for any taste will make your trip eventful and memorable. Where to go and what to see with car hire Stansted?

  • Tower Bridge, 36 miles from Stansted Airport. An incredible bridge takes you back to the Victorian era. Admire the incredible views from its walking paths and then take a tour to understand how its unique bascule design works.
  • Piccadilly Circus, 39 miles from STN airport. Piccadilly Circus is a famous square and a favorite destination for travelers. There’s plenty to do in the area, but you will also be happy to just sit by the Eros Fountain while enjoying the iconic views of one of the oldest parts of the city.
  • London Eye, 40-mile-drive from the airport. It’s one of the largest Ferris wheels in the world. From a height of 135 meters, you will have a breathtaking view of almost the entire city, allowing you to take some incredible photos.
  • London Zoo, 42 miles away. This is the most suitable place to get closer to the wild and see many unique animals right in the center of a huge metropolis. Various shows at the zoo are a great way to have fun and relax.
  • Kew Gardens, 45 miles to drive from the airport. Explore over 30,000 plants scattered across 121 hectares. The complex of botanical gardens and greenhouses will be an excellent place for outdoor recreation.

One-Way Car Hire from Stansted Airport

Do you want to diversify your trip and add more interesting places to your travel list? One-way car hire from Stansted Airport makes this possible. Now you can erase any boundaries in your journey, and travel wherever you want by choosing one of the popular places to drop off your hire car.

Pick up a car hire London Stansted and go to Newcastle, Cardiff, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, or any other desired location. Along the way, you will find many great sights.

If you want to organize an affordable one-way trip, you are in the right place. Our car hire Stansted Airport compare system will allow you to choose the best vehicle among many offers. Our prices already include one-way fees, so you can count on a budget deal. Check out the list of the most popular destinations for one-way car hire Stansted Airport.

One-way car hire directions from London Stansted Airport

One-way car hire directions Distance Average travel time
London City Airport 35 miles via M11 45 min
Southend Airport, London 48 miles via M11 and A127 1 h
Luton Airport, London 55 miles via M25 1 h
Heathrow Airport, London 64 miles via M25 1 h 05 min
Gatwick Airport, London 71 miles via M25 1 h 15 min
Birmingham Airport 117 miles via A14 2 h 05 min
East Midlands Airport 122 miles via A14 2 h 05 min
Southampton Airport 123 miles via M25 and M3 2 h
Bristol Airport 171 miles via M4 3 h 05 min
Leeds Bradford Airport 190 miles via A1 3 h 15 min
Manchester Airport 199 miles via A14 and M6 3 h 25 min
Cardiff Airport 208 miles via M4 3 h 30 min
Liverpool Airport 212 miles via A14 and M6 3 h 40 min
Exeter Airport 214 miles via A303 3 h 35 min
Newcastle Airport 265 miles via A1 and A1(M) 4 h 15 min
Newquay Airport, Cornwall 298 miles via A30 and A303 5 h 17 min
Glasgow International Airport 387 miles via A1(M) 6 h 15 min
Edinburgh Airport 387 miles via A1(M) and A1 6 h 20 min