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 the 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 eligible 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 covers 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


And of course, a few handy tips!

  • Make your reservations early – By having an early booking, you are standing a better chance at getting a cheaper rate! Simply check out the car hire gadget above and browse for the best deals.
  • Thoroughly inspect the car for damage – you need to ensure that the car doesn’t have any body paint issues or scratches so that you can’t be charged extra for it once you return it.
  • Take a Sat-Nav – We suggest that you pack a pair of sat-nav with you as you may not be too familiar with the area and a Sat-Nav will certainly be useful. It also means you get to save money on mobile data!

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

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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


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.

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.