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Top tips for renting a car at London Stansted Airport

  • The problem with the modes of transportation at this airport compared to a rental car is that they are either quite a high cost, or they are not very convenient because you will travel on their time. When you start to compare all these forms of transportation to a rental car you will see that car rental at London Stansted Airport (STN) is probably the most convenient and cost-effective means of transportation in this area.
  • When you are ready to obtain your car rental at London Stansted Airport, it is important to know that all the rental cars have a location offsite from the airport. There are seven different large car rental companies that most travelers are familiar with that operate at this airport. Upon collecting your baggage, exit the terminal, and then look for the bus stop sign that reads "car rental village." The shuttle bus is free, runs every 5 to 10min, and operates from very early in the morning until the last flight of the day arrives.
  • Returning your car rental at London Stansted Airport is easy, but it is important to note where your rental car company location is when you leave their lot initially so it is easier to return the car. Most of the rental car companies sit just to the southeast of the airport right off Highway A120. When you pull into the rental car company all you need to do is park your car, note your mileage and gas level, and then lock the car and drop your completed contract and keys in the dropbox. Once you do that, you can board the same shuttle that brought you to the rental car company to take you back to the terminal building.
  • Because this is an airport that serves such a large metropolitan area there are two very sizable blocks of time when the airport is busy. This occurs during the morning rush hour from 8 am until about 1 pm and then the evening rush hour that occurs from about 5 pm until 10 pm. It is especially important during these times to make sure you have a reservation with your car rental company so there is a London Stansted Airport car rental waiting for you when you arrive and to help minimize your wait time.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at London Stansted Airport for $51 or less
  • Book your rental car at London Stansted Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at London Stansted Airport

  • What documents are required to rent a car?

    For drivers from any part of the world that wish to rent a car at this airport, they will need to bring a valid driver's license that has their photograph upon it as well as the name of the person renting a car. If by chance the license in question is not in the English language you will also need to bring a notarized English translation or an International Driving License. The driver of the car needs to have held their license for at least one year to rent a car here.

  • What is a good type of car to rent at this airport?

    If you plan on making a trip into downtown London from this airport a compact model is always a good choice as it makes an easy car to park in a busy city like London. Another choice, since you know you'll be making a rather long drive into the heart of London from here, is a nice sedan or a luxury vehicle to make the trip as pleasant as possible.

  • What are the easiest rental car companies to use at this airport?

    Since this airport offers a number of large brands of rental car companies, most all of them are going to be easy to use. That said, if you are looking for the quickest and most convenient rental car experience using the largest global brands is always a good idea because they will usually have a large information board pointing you to your rental car. This will let you hop into your rental car quickly without ever having to wait in line or deal with any customer service representatives.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at London Stansted Airport?

    On average a rental car at London Stansted Airport costs $61 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at London Stansted Airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at DRIVALIA ($16/day), Europcar ($22/day) and Sixt ($54/day).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at London Stansted Airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from London Stansted Airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION , Europcar, Hertz, Dollar, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Budget, National, and Easirent.

London Stansted Airport car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in London Stansted Airport

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London Stansted Airport

+44 344 544 6027

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 21:00
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Stansted Airport Bus Stop 19

+44 344 544 6027

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
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Saturday07:00 - 21:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Treated respectfully throughout the whole procedure. Would Highly recommend this Company at Stansted

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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from $63/day

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Car Rental Village

+44 1279 682955

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I got bigger car than I booked but the staff went more than beyond to offer me other option to switch for smaller car. Returning car was also very easy process.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Everything went fast and easy. I was lucky and got a car upgrade. The airport bus that took us to the rental village at arrival lasted half an hour, that was a bit annoying, but it had nothing to do with enterprise.

1 out of 1

National

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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from $70/day

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Car Rental Village

+44 1279 682955

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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keddy by Europcar

9.3

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

9.3

3 locations in London Stansted Airport

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Car Rental Village,

+44 (01279) 690723

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Coopers End Road

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Stansted Airport

+44 371 384 3419

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Alamo

8.6

Very good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

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from $48/day

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Car Rental Village

+44 1279 682955

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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8.0 Very good

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Short queue, nice person behind the desk and no high pressure up-sale which I would have refused anyway.

Cons:

The car was a little basic, but I didn't really expect much more for the low price I paid.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Check in was unbelievably easy and the woman who checked me in was very clear and professional. Same with drop off. The guy was fantastic and even helped to get our bags onto the shuttle bus. The bus driver was great. I have used Alamo in the USA previously and had a great experience. I did not know that they were associated with Enterprise. I could not fault any part of the experience and I applaud the fabulous staff. A definite 12 out of 10!

8.0 Very good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Windows were dirty on the inside.

1 out of 1

GREEN MOTION

6.1

Most popular

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

7.2

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Novotel London Stansted Hotel Round Coppice Road

+44 127 966 1901

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
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Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Excellent all round experience. Would have preferred the vehicle that was listed rather than the equivalent, which was down on power

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The pick up location was not welcoming... I was left waiting in the cold for quite a while. When the staff eventually turned up, I was bombarded with a bunch of hidden costs... one for a deposit of more than a Thousand pounds!! I eventually cut my losses (I had paid about 35 pounds through Kayak Ref EXP(B)-4477889-44569) and decided to take an expensive Taxi instead)

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Best rental experience I've had. Also best value!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

excellent service. reliable easy access to and from airport and wonderful staff . I will use the service again. thank you.

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
Read the fine print in their contract before you book. I was denied a rental because of my occupation.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
We were warned that this company is notorious for nickle-and-diming you for minor scratches and damage to the vehicle. Thankfully we had on issues and were diligent with our pre and post rental inspections; however, I think it makes sense to warn potential renters. Additionally, note that their location is not -- in fact -- at the airport. Instead, you have to PURCHASE shuttle tickets between the nearby Novotel Hotel and the Airport, which adds time and cost to those flying in and out of Stansted Airport. Other than that, they allowed us to return the car on Saturday (some rental car businesses don't have weekend hours in this area), and everything went great. Budget rental, friendly staff. I would probably use them again?

1 out of 4

Sixt

5.4

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.0

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Coopers End Road

+44 20 7018 8246

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Very nice people, very polite and good service

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Canceled reservation without reason.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Never rent from them. If you do, video tape the car before you drive off. They rented me a car with pre-existing minor paint damage and accused me of creating it. They are dishonest. I've never had to deal with this before and have rented hundreds of cars. This is the only company I've encountered who does this.

3.6 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Processed rental quickly. Got on our way quickly.

Cons:

I was charged extra money because I made the reservation on kayak.com rather than a UK based website. They wouldn’t give me the keys without an additional 40 GBP charge.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
They charged me for damages that didn't happen when I had already contracted insurance and been told by the agent that no additional charges would be added to my account.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Charged additional 102GBP fee. Just give me the key and tell to find car on parking. Avoid if you can

1 out of 2

Easirent

5.2

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.5

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from $38/day

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London Stansted Airport

+44 1279 215341

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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3.6 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

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This was the nightmare experience I have heard about but always thought was exaggerated. On the third day of our rental, the clutch went out on our car. They charged me $3000 and left me on the side of the road for 5 hours. No replacement rental.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Good price!

Cons:

Absolutely terrible customer experience. We called and informed the company that due to our flights we were delayed. We asked if we needed to do anything else to confirm the rental, including paying in advance. They said no just come when you can. Upon arrival at the airport, we called to confirm how to get to their rental location - they told us that because we were not there within 5 hours of the booking, it was cancelled. The only other option was a large van at an additional three times the original price we booked. The staff were rude, were not truthful with us over the phone about holding on to our rental, and were not helpful. I'm shocked and would not recommend this company.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Amazing car, almost brand new. Perfect experience!

2.0 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Our flight was delayed coming into Stansted Airport. I called the rental car company and told them our flight was delayed and we were concerned because they would be closed by the time we got there. They told us not a problem and they would wait for us. When I landed and called them, no one picked up. They shouldn't have told us that they would wait if they couldn't. I will only use a big name car rental company from now on.

3.6 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

If there were worse categories i would have used them. The customer service was 0/100 stars, the worst i have ever experienced in my life. Upon renting the car we were suggested to pay for a full tank of gas. We told the employee that we were only driving to cambridge and would not be needing a full tank. He told us something along the lines (was difficult to understand 100%) that it would be the same price, so he suggested that, thats what we should do. He did NOT tell us that we wouldnt get money refunded for unspent gas!? We agreed to buy the tank and upon returning, a second employee told us we would not be getting money back for unused gas (completely new information). He told us that we could go down and fill up the tank, return it full and he would try and change the contract for a possible refund. Upon return suddenly he was not able to do anything at all to help us, except that we could write to customer service. We did upon returning home - and ofcourse, customer service will not take any responsibility for the words of the employees at stanstead. In the end, due to ridiculously poor service we ended up paying 58 GBP for about a a quarter of gas. Needless to say we were stunned by the service we recieved at Easirent.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

There was an error on my part on the rental so the car was not available.

1 out of 4

Hertz

4.0

Mediocre

10 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

2.0

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Car Rental Village

+44 843 309 3071

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
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3.2 Poor

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

There wasnt insurance for england and the price was higher than in the shop

6.4 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice and clean

Cons:

I had two people in front of me. It took 30 minutes before I received service and the agent engaged in the conversation by telling me "you're late"

4.0 Mediocre

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Did not realise that booking through Kayak meant no insurance whatsoever. This doubled the cost! No contact from Hertz prior to pick up. Sketchy information about what was covered. Nil paperwork bar a receipt.

1 out of 1

Budget

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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London Stansted Airport

+44 344 544 9059

Monday06:30 - 23:59
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Stansted Airport Bus Stop 19

+44 344 544 9059

Monday07:00 - 21:00
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2.0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
We received a confirmation the day prior to our rental at Stanstead that our rental was okay has booked several months ago. When we arrived at Stanstead we found out that the Budget office there had been closed for more than two months. We had to rent a larger car from another agency. Extremely poor service.

1 out of 1

Europcar

1.9

Cleanliness

1.9

Comfort

1.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

1.9

Value for money

1.9

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Car Rental Village

+44 371 384 3419

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1.9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
although pick up is stated to be open until 11pm, on our arrival at 8pm it was closed. no possibility to contact anyone - phone was not answered, no messages, no information. this is the worst that could happen on an evening arrival in a foreign country. beware of renting a car at stansted airport!

1 out of 1

Dollar

4.8

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.4

Value for money

4.0

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Car Rental Village

+44 843 309 3071

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
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Centre Start Hill

+44 1279 655368

Monday07:00 - 21:00
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DRIVALIA

2.0

Poor

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Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in London Stansted Airport

from $22/day

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Car Rental Village Coopers End Road

+44 1279 215341

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London Stansted Airport

+44 1279 215341

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

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Coopers End Rd

+44 843 309 3071

Monday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59

London Stansted Airport

+44 843 309 3071

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FLIZZR

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

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Car Rental Village Coopers End Road

+44 844 248 6604

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London Airport Stansted STN

+44 844 499 3399

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Rhodium

5.9

Fair

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Car Rental Village Coopers End Road

+44 127 969 0762

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Goldcar Rental SP

5.4

Fair

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London Stansted Airport (STN), Bassingbourn Rd

+44 203 898 0140

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
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City Car & Truck Rentals

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One location in London Stansted Airport

from $241/day

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London Stansted Airport

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Fox

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Europcar Car Rental Village

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Move Mee

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Novotel London Stansted Hotel, Round Coppice Road

+44 1279 210961

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Shouqi

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Car Rental Village

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Unit 6 Stanstead Distribution Center

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Target Car Rental

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Car Rental Village Stansted-london Ap

+44 843 309 3071

Monday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00

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Thrifty

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One location in London Stansted Airport

from $34/day

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Centre Start Hill

+44 1279 655368

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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YourRent

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Stansted Airport

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60 travelers who rented a car in London Stansted Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

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Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$41/day

Good deal

$33/day