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Staines-upon-Thames, ENG, United Kingdom
21 Oct — 28 Oct
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Staines-upon-Thames, ENG, United Kingdom
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From £40/dayRated no. 1
Best rated
7.5 Good (36 reviews)
1 location in Staines-upon-Thames
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Sep 2021
Our rental car agent was especially helpful as we picked up our car. Would recommend Sixt to anyone.
5.2 Okay31 Dec 2019
Shuttle driver and staff was very friendly.I was told I had to downgrade my rental or upgrade because the shuttle driver took me to the wrong terminal. Because downgrading wouldn’t work, I had to love up to the larger vehicle and my rental rate DOUBLED!!!
7.6 Good28 Dec 2019
The staff was very friendly and the service to the airport very efficient.I believe the class of car was slightly misrepresented. I asked for a mid sized luxury and was presented with a Mini Cooper - not big enough for 3 of us and our luggage. I was upsold for a bigger BMW, and total cost was nearly 100% higher than the quoted price. (I did add a driver to the total). I was charged for a premium location as well, which was not part of my understanding when I booked.
3.6 Mediocre2 Oct 2019
Pickup was awful. Had to argue to receive the class of car we had paid for. They were trying to downgrade rather than upgrade us when they did not have the exact type of car available that we had paid for. After arguing, magically, the exact car we had paid for appeared, ready to go!SIXT has absolutely no signage to direct you to their rental car return at Heathrow. Originally we were booked in to return our car directly at Terminal 5, where I knew we could take the train to Terminal 2. Instead the "helpful" agent changed our drop-off to an off-site location which required bus
10.0 Excellent31 Aug 2019
I had not even heard of Sixt before, but this experience gave me confidence to use the service again and to recommend it to others.
10.0 Excellent8 Apr 2019
It was easy...located near T5 inside Sofitel. The time at the counter was kept to a minimum and the people at the counter friendly and helpful.
9.6 Excellent20 Jan 2019
Good service at both ends. Good car.Pickup at Heathrow was difficult to find, however we could have used the bus service and that would have simplified.
3.2 Mediocre2 Jan 2019
Horrible service at T5 Heathrow airportNothingClaim it is in the airport but you have to walk 20min. Better take a shuttle! Staff was very unfriendly and told us they only hold the car for one hour when we arrived with a 2 hours delay... they couldn’t supply the car we booked but instead of offering a bigger car they tried to sell us a smaller one! It had a strong smell of cigarettes and several dents not recorded in the inspection sheet. We had to refuse and after 1:30 of waiting/negotiation we finally magically had the car we booked. Will never use Sixt again
8.4 Excellent27 Dec 2018
Great service.Location a little more remote Insurance option explanation not clear
2.0 Mediocre5 Nov 2018
Fraudulent and very I’ll manneredAbsolutely nothingDid not have the car I ordered but were willing to rent me a bigger car for considerably more. Insisted I buy their insurance at a ridiculous cost even though I had documentation for ample coverage from the US. Totally belligerent and disrespectful. This was the terminal 3 office at LHR. Best decision was to walk away. Do you know that we do have options???
From £18/dayRated no. 2
6.9 Good (7 reviews)
2 locations in Staines-upon-Thames
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Recent reviews
6.8 Good17 Sep 2018
1. heck of a long line to get the car; why does it take such a long time to rent a car when it's pre-ordered and it's just some basic paperwork. 2. I'm still waiting for a bill; haven't even received one by email. Their system was down when I returned the car and yet I've been charged more than was quoted with no explanation at the time of return.
5.2 Okay31 Dec 2017
Bad CommunicationClean, good car.Had questions about the rental, both before and during. NEVER GOT REPLY from email I sent before rental started. Called during rental, after 20 minutes on hold I was hung up on. Very bad. Also, at pickup I was pushed too much to upgrade, when I finally got them to understand "NO!" they got very abrupt. "There's your key. The car's out there in slot 8."
5.6 Okay11 May 2017
Smooth process until I got wrongly charged for an extra dayIt was a pretty smooth process except for getting charged an extra day.They charged me for an extra day, which amounted to more than my previous 5 days, even though I returned the car a couple of hours early on my scheduled day. I got a text when I got back to the US asking me when I was planning on returning the car. I had already returned it the day before. I am in the process of disputing this, they asked me to submit proof of my boarding pass showing when I flew out, which I have. I'm waiting to hear back.
10.0 Excellent19 Apr 2017
great car. roomy, great mileage per gallon with nav and safety features. Great price too!!!!
7.2 Good27 Sep 2016
Pick up was awfulBudget upgraded us (several levels?) because of the inconvenience at pickup, even though we didn't request it. The representative was helpful, kind and cheerful.Pick up at the airport was awful in at least 4 ways. We chose Budget because they advertised pick up at the terminal and we wanted a quick, smooth get away. Instead it was a (1) shuttle ride to a (2) very long line in a (3) terribly hot waiting area and a (4) wait for a car to be returned and cleaned so we could start our holiday.
From £14/dayRated no. 3
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5.7 Okay (6 reviews)
1 location in Staines-upon-Thames
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Sep 2019
I made the mistake of not bringing my passport to the rental counter. Although not explicitly stated anywhere in the terms and conditions, a passport for foreign tourists is required to rent a car from Avis Heathrow. A driver's license is not sufficient documentation.
4.8 Okay11 Mar 2019
The staff seemed nice, but didn't inform you of extra things (like paying extra for wifi or navigation which are standard in all cars now). Also signage to get to location is HORRIBLE in the airport + no employees of the airport really know how to tell you to get there.
9.6 Excellent6 Mar 2019
I booked online and the auto booking had me pick up at T5 as it was my flight out. But I landed at T3 and didn’t realize. T3 Avis staff excellent sorting it out.Is it me or is there a clear deliberate check in pick up and drop off location? Small point.
2.0 Mediocre8 Oct 2018
DisapointedCar was clean inside.Night time flight tried to reduce the hassle of insurance early in the a.m. Made reservation on line with car rentals .com for a Hyundai -I 30 at he same time I purchased the collision damage coverage. This was through Allianz insurance. At check in at Avis they would not accept this insurance, they allowed me to call Allianz in the US their rep was helpful and was sorry the insurance was not accepted, a refund was offered and accepted. Bottom line I wound up paying about $ 100 more for this rental. And the car supplied was smaller than the model I requested.
6.0 Good4 Jul 2018
I was inadvertently upsold to a more expensive rental than I had reserved on line. The end price was almost twice as much. I will need to strategize how to avoid that in the future if I look at renting from Avis again.
From £14/day
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Staines-upon-Thames
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Staines-upon-Thames
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1 location in Staines-upon-Thames
Locations in Staines-upon-Thames
Recent reviews
1 location in Staines-upon-Thames
Locations in Staines-upon-Thames
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49 travellers who hired a car in Staines-upon-Thames gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

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Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Staines-upon-Thames car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Staines-upon-Thames.


Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Staines-upon-Thames car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Staines-upon-Thames

  • Car hire in Staines upon Thames is a very good option, even though the town is still with the ambit of the Greater London Commuter belt, as it will allow you to freedom to explore the broader Surrey area on your own schedule. Black Park Country Park is one of them, about 7.5 miles from Staines town centre. There is also Thorpe Park, with its imaginative modern fairground attractions, restaurants and coffee shops. The Thames River flows through the town, which was once the centre of linoleum production in the UK. Visit also the famous commemorative Lino Statue on the High Street.
  • The town is only about 3 miles away from London’s Heathrow airport, and you can collect your Staines upon Thames car hire right there once you’ve landed. All the major car hire operators like Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Budget and others can be found in Terminals 2 to 5. If you arrive in Terminals 4 or 5 a free shuttle will take you directly from the exit to the hire car parking. From Terminals 2 and 3 you can take a free short bus ride from the airport’s central bus station just outside.
  • When you’re driving in Staines you’ll find a fair amount of traffic in the town centre. You also have to watch out for plenty of eager joggers in all the riverside areas and around the Staines Reservoirs near London Road and the A30 Staines Bypass. Along the Thames in the vicinity of Staines Bridge you should also keep an eye out for strolling pedestrians. The centre of Staines is also a busy market area, and has been since 1218, so drive carefully in that district as well.
  • Peak rush hour times are from 08:00 to 09:00 in the morning, and in the late afternoon between 16:00 and around 17:30. You should definitely try to avoid the Staines Bridge roundabout at these times, as well as the Crooked Billet roundabout, where you’ll feel as if you’re driving left in order to go right. As a result, minor bumper bashings can often occur here due to this confusion, which can hold traffic up even more. Other than that you won’t have to worry about much else when driving around Staines.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Staines-upon-Thames for £13 or less
  • Book your car hire in Staines-upon-Thames at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Staines-upon-Thames are around -56% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Staines-upon-Thames

  • Some car hire companies in Staines-upon-Thames which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Avis and Budget

  • On average a hire car in Staines-upon-Thames costs £18 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Staines-upon-Thames is £5.16 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £62 and £83, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Staines-upon-Thames.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, Ace, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Virtuo and Budget.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick airport include Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Goldcar Rental SP and City Car & Truck Rentals.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Stansted airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Sixt, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Budget, National and City Car & Truck Rentals.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, INTERRENT, Sixt, Alamo, Ace, Avis, Hertz and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gatwick airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, INTERRENT, Sixt, Alamo, Ace, keddy by Europcar, Avis and Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Stansted airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, INTERRENT, Sixt, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Enterprise.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Staines-upon-Thames costs £21 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Staines-upon-Thames costs £21 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car hire in Staines-upon-Thames costs £9 per day, on average.

  • In Staines-upon-Thames, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Holiday Inn M4J4, 239 Sipson Road (5 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Staines-upon-Thames costs £128 per week (£18 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Staines-upon-Thames costs £550 per month (£18 per day).

  • It’s advisable to approach car hire in Staines upon Thames in the same way you would in a large urban city if you intend to spend the bulk of your visit in the vicinity of the town centre. You’ll appreciate a more compact car that you can easily manoeuvre in the traffic, like a city car or a saloon that’s on the smaller side. Exploring southwards into Surrey yields quieter roads with more free-flowing traffic, so you can hire something more spacious, like a saloon or an MPV with plenty of room and visibility.

  • The speed limit in built up areas in Staines is 30mph, with 40mph allowed on the larger roads. However, make sure to watch out for speed limits signs, as many sections of these roads have 30mph zones, like the section between Cadbury Road and Windmill Road, and as you approach the Sunbury Cross roundabout. On some of the dual carriageways through the town the speed limit rises to 50mph, but once again watch out for traffic calming signs that reduce the limit to 40mph, especially between Fairways and Cadbury Road.

  • The average price that you can expect to pay for petrol in Staines is about £1.20 per litre. Some petrol stations offer slightly lower prices than others, so it’s worth trying these if you’re near them. The Asda petrol station in Chertsey Lane is one of these, as are the Sainsbury’s in The Causeway and the Shell on London Road.

  • For parking closest to the centre of town choose the Elmsleigh Shopping Centre car park. You’ll only pay around £1 per hour for up to 4h. Two Rivers South car park is a 7-minute walk from the centre, and costs roughly the same. The nearest free parking is at The Causeway Sainsbury’s, from where you can take public transport as it’s about a 20-minute walk into town.