Car Hire at Stansted Airport

Car rentals needn’t be just for travelling around your holiday destination. Did you know that rental cars can often work out cheaper and more reliable than public transport, especially if you are travelling in a group? The Stansted car hire providers are located a short distance from the arrivals terminal, with shuttle buses in operation should you have a bit too much luggage to walk far with!

Whilst it is possible to book car hire upon arrival, keep in mind that this can often be more expensive and you’ll probably have less choice when it comes to selecting your vehicle. At peak travel times, car hire can be limited and sometimes providers may not have any vehicles available. Therefore it is best you book your car hire in advance to ensure you get a car!

Online comparison sites – Car Hire Centre

You can often find the cheapest car hire deals by booking your car hire on the web. Online comparison sites can compare all of the car hire providers at Stansted for you to show you who has the best deal.

A great online comparison site for car hire is Car Hire Centre where you can check and compare all the car hire providers at Stansted Airport and get the cheapest prices for time you want to travel. Use the widget to the right to get a quote now!

For a quote just call +44 (0)844 816 0099*.

*Calls to this number will cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s network access charge.

Map of Car Hire at Stansted Airport Locations

Enterprise, London Stansted
(CM24 1SJ)
Budget, London Stansted
(CM24 1SJ )
Hertz, London Stansted
(CM24 1SJ )
Avis, London Stansted
(CM24 1SJ )
Europcar, London Stansted
(CM24 1RJ )
Sixt, London Stansted
(CM24 1RW)

Car Hire Insurance

With eligable cover for anyone between the ages of 21 to 85 years old (inclusive), we highly recommend you to use the Insurance4carhire service. UK & Europe policies coveres excess on damage and theft up to £6,500 per year.

Important information you need before you rent a car

documents needed

airport surcharge

under 25's info

insurance

And of course, a few handy tips!

  • Book as early as you can: The more in advance you can book, the more money you’ll save! Use the Car Hire Centre gadget above to get a quote and find the cheapest rates for your journey.
  • Check, Check and then Check again!: Once you pick up the keys to your vehicle, check over it for any damage. Take note of any slight scratches, body paint issues/ irregularities, seat quality (like any potential smudges or cigarette marks). Be sure to take pictures and ensure the rental staff write down the pre-existing damge (if it isn’t already) so you can avoid being charged for someone else’s damage when you return it.
  • Get to know your vehicle: Be sure to familiarise yourself with the car before you leave the car hire centre. Check you’re up-to-date on UK driving laws and if anything’s in a different place – such as Fiat 500s and KAs have a much higher gear stick to what you might be used to!
  • Opt for a Sat-Nav: Especially if you don’t know the area and don’t want to get charged for all that data on your phone!

Compare the Car Hire Providers at Stansted Airport

Europcar Stansted

Europcar at Stansted

Mon-Sun: 08:00-23:00
Sat-Sun: 08:00-18:00

On Airport

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Europcar is one of the leading car hire companies in Europe and offer a selection of vehicles to their customers.

 

Minimum Age

The minimum age to hire a vehicle with Europcar is 21 years old. Please note; drivers under the age of 25 will be subject to the Young Drivers Surcharge.

Additional Driver

Additional Driver fees start at £10 a day.

Disabled Drivers

If you require any disabled adaptions, please contact Europcar directly on 0871 384 3113 to make arrangements

Sixt Stansted

sixt logo

Mon-Sun: 07:00-24:00, including Bank Holidays

On Airport

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You can expect top quality vehicles at affordable prices with Sixt Rent-A-Car!

 

Minimum Age

The minimum age to hire a vehicle with Sixt is 21 years old, but drivers under 25 will be subject to the Young Drivers Surcharge.

Additional Driver

Additional Driver fees start at £8.99 and will vary depending on the type of car etc.

Disabled Drivers

Sixt can fit adapted hand controls for disabled drivers, please give them at least 2 days notice if you require this service.

Hertz Stansted

hertz

Monday-Sunday: 08:00-18:00

On Airport

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Start your journey with Hertz by making the most of their fantastic value car hire from Stansted Airport.

 

Minimum Age

Any driver under the age of 25 will be subject to the Young Driver Surcharge of which the cost varies depending on the location.

Additional Driver

You can add drivers to your booking from £13 per rental day.

Disabled Drivers

Hertz have teamed up with Adaptive Vehicle Hire to ensure you get the right transportation for your needs. Prices start from £45 a day, so please call the Adapted Vehicle team on 01895 439111 for a quote or to book.

Avis Stansted

avis logo

Mon-Fri: 08:00 – 18:00

Sat: 08:00 – 12:00
Sun: 12:00 – 20:00

On Airport

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Great prices and a wide range of vehicle choice; what more could you need?!

 

Minimum Age

You’ll have to be 23 years old and have held a licence for at least a year to hire a car with Avis.

Additional Driver

The charge varies from each country, so this will be made clear at the time of booking. However, in some locations, additional drivers with the same surname as the main driver won’t have to pay the fee.

Disabled Drivers

Avis will add disabled hand controls to your hire vehicle free of charge.

Budget Stansted

Budget Car Hire at Stansted

Mon-Fri: 08:00 – 18:00

Sat: 08:00 – 12:00
Sun: 12:00 – 20:00

On Airport

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Budget provide top rental cars at low prices. As their name suggests their rentals do not cost the earth but their cars are of the highest quality.

 

Minimum Age

23 is the minimum age requirement for a rental with Budget.
Drivers under 25 will need to pay at least £32.50 per rental day as a young driver’s surcharge.

Additional Driver

There is a £11 daily charge for an additional driver.

Disabled Drivers

Budget are able to fit your vehicle with panoramic mirrors, Lynx hand Controls and steering balls. If you require any of these to be added to your rental car, please contact the team on 0808 284 4444, allowing at least 48 hours notice.

Enterprise Stansted

Enterprise Car Hire at Stansted

Mon-Sun: 07:00-22:00

On Airport

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Book your car hire online or over the phone, quickly and easily with Enterprise rent a car. Remember to book in advance for the best deals.

 

Minimum Age

Enterprise enforce age restrictions on their car hires for all vehicle groups. The minimum age to hire a vehicle with Enterprise is 25 years old, and may be higher for some car groups.

Additional Driver

There is a £10 daily charge for an additional driver.

Disabled Drivers

Enterprise provide specialised options for their customers with disabilities including adding Hand controls to their vehicles if needed and will require 2 days notice to fit them.