Stansted car hires from £10/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Stansted with a pick-up date of 6/3 and drop-off date of 1/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Stansted car hire information

Pick-up locationStansted
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Compact estate car, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Standard SUV
Hire locations15
Airport locations13
Popular agenciesDRIVALIA

Cheap car hire in Stansted

Economy£10/day
Compact£10/day
Full-size SUV£20/day
Mini£10/day
Premium£21/day
Luxury£32/day
Compact estate car£12/day
Standard SUV£14/day
Intermediate SUV£15/day
Compact SUV£16/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Stansted

  • When booking cheap car hire in Stansted, it is generally required to have a credit card to make the reservation and for the deposit. Some Stansted car hire companies may allow a debit card to be used for the reservation, but they may still require a credit card for the deposit. It's important to confirm the payment policies with the specific hire company beforehand. Additionally, some car hire companies may offer a pre-paid option or a third-party insurance option that does not require a credit card. However, having a credit card on hand is always recommended for any unexpected expenses or incidents during the hire period.
  • It's a good idea to check the opening hours of the car hire desks at Stansted Airport, especially if you're arriving or departing outside of regular business hours. Some hire companies may offer 24-hour service, while others may have limited hours of operation. Additionally, it's important to review the terms and conditions of your hire agreement carefully, to avoid any unexpected fees or charges. This may include additional charges for late drop-offs, additional drivers or insurance coverage.
  • When using cheap car hire in Stansted, there are several extras available that can enhance your driving experience. GPS navigation systems are available to help you navigate your way around unfamiliar roads with ease. If you plan on driving long distances, consider adding additional drivers to your hire agreement, which can help share the driving responsibilities and reduce fatigue. Additionally, some hire companies may offer optional insurance packages that provide additional coverage and peace of mind.
  • Visitors to Stansted are highly recommended to rent a vehicle during their time in the city, simply so that they can take full advantage of England’s wonderful sights and local culture. One great option for visitors to Stansted is to take a quick trip down to the National Trust Hatfield Forest. Located just 6.4 miles away, it is a former royal hunting ground with trees that date back to over a 1,000 years ago.
  • Travelers arriving at London Stansted Airport will find the hire car companies in the Car Rental Village. You can reach the village by taking the free shuttle that departs from the terminal forecourt.
  • It is illegal to use a cell phone or other hand-held device while driving in Stansted and throughout the U.K. This includes texting, phone calls, and using your phone as a GPS device while driving and when stopped at a traffic light. To legally use a cell phone, drivers must have it a hands-free mode. Additionally, if using it for navigation, the phone must be programmed ahead of time as you cannot enter the address while operating the vehicle.
  • Due to its proximity to London, Stansted does experience general commuter rush hour woes. During the work week, rush hour usually starts up shortly after 7:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00 a.m. The afternoon and evening rush hour generally goes from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 or 7:00 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Stansted for £12 or less
  • Book your car hire in Stansted at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Stansted are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Stansted

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Stansted?

    Like many European cities, Stansted dates back to long before automobiles. What this means for drivers is that many of the streets are better suited for smaller vehicles like compacts, sedans, and coupes than they are for large SUVs or trucks. Parking spaces, especially as you get closer to London proper, are often limited in number and size, making them much better suited to smaller cars.

  • What’s the speed limit in Stansted?

    Roads within built-up areas of Stansted typically feature speed limits of 30 mph. On divided highways (“dual carriageways”) and undivided highways (“single carriageways”), on the other hand, the speed limit goes up to 70 mph and 60 mph, respectively. Motorways in the city also feature speed limits of 70 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Stansted?

    Drivers will find that parking is widely available and much cheaper in Stansted compared to other neighboring English towns, particularly compared to the prices seen in downtown London. There are also plenty of parking lots and garages available in the more densely populated parts of town where streetside parking may be limited. Outside of the most popular areas, streetside parking is the predominant method of parking and is often easily and immediately available.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Stansted?

    On average a car hire in Stansted costs £17 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Stansted?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at DRIVALIA (£10/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at DRIVALIA Car Rental Village Coopers End Road CM24 1RJ (3 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Stansted?

    The average price of fuel in Stansted is £5.38 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £65 and £86, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Stansted?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Stansted.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Avis, keddy by Europcar and Virtuo.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

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

  • Which car hire agencies are at Stansted airport (STN)?

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

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

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

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Gatwick airport (LGW)?

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

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Stansted airport (STN)?

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

  • How can I find car hires near me in Stansted?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Stansted?

    An Economy car hire in Stansted costs £40 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Stansted?

    A Mini car hire in Stansted costs £27 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Stansted?

    A Compact car hire in Stansted costs £27 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Stansted?

    In Stansted, cars are most frequently hired at DRIVALIA London Stansted Airport (3 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Stansted cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Stansted costs £122 per week (£17 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Stansted cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Stansted costs £523 per month (£17 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Stansted?

    Most car hire providers in Stansted offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Stansted, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What should I consider when driving with children in my Stansted hire car?

    When travelling with children in Stansted, there are a few regulations to remember. According to the law, children who are under 12 years old and less than 135 cm tall must use a child seat. It's crucial to ensure that the seat is suitable for the child's weight and height to guarantee their safety. Additionally, smoking in a car with someone under 18 present is considered illegal. Therefore, ensuring your vehicle is smoke-free is essential to avoid legal issues.

  • What is the drinking and driving limit in Stansted?

    In the UK, the legal alcohol limit for drivers is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood or 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. It's important to keep this in mind if you're planning to use Stansted car hire, as driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offence that can result in a fine, penalty points on your licence or even imprisonment.

Stansted car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Stansted

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Locations in Stansted

Car Rental Village

+44 1279 682955

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

Overflow Carpark

+44 1279 681596

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sept 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

Sixt

5.2

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

6.0

One location in Stansted

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Coopers End Road

+44 20 7018 8246

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

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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

Avis

7.3

Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

9.3

2 locations in Stansted

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London Stansted Airport

+44 344 544 6027

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday12:00 - 21:00

Stansted Airport Bus Stop 19

+44 344 544 6027

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday12:00 - 21:00

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Budget

5.0

Fair

No reviews available

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Stansted

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Locations in Stansted

Stansted Airport Bus Stop 19

+44 344 544 9059

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday12:00 - 21:00

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Europcar

4.2

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.9

Value for money

3.9

2 locations in Stansted

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Car Rental Village

+44 371 384 3419

Opening times not available

Unit C

+44 371 384 3812

Monday08:00 - 20:0016:30 - 23:59
Tuesday16:30 - 23:5908:00 - 20:00
Wednesday16:30 - 23:5908:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:0016:30 - 23:59
Friday16:30 - 23:5908:00 - 20:00
Saturday
Sunday

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Stansted

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Coopers End Rd

+44 843 309 3071

Monday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0006:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 00:0006:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 00:0006:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:0006:30 - 23:59

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DRIVALIA

5.0

Fair

No reviews available

Most popular

One location in Stansted

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Car Rental Village Coopers End Road

+44 1279 215341

Opening times not available

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FLIZZR

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Stansted

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Car Rental Village Coopers End Road

+44 844 248 6604

Opening times not available

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Rhodium

5.7

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Stansted

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Car Rental Village Coopers End Road

+44 127 969 0762

Opening times not available

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Goldcar Rental SP

5.5

Fair

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Stansted

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London Stansted Airport (STN), Bassingbourn Rd

+44 203 898 0140

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

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Move Mee

No score available yet

One location in Stansted

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Novotel London Stansted Hotel, Round Coppice Road

+44 1279 210961

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Sunnycars

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One location in Stansted

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Unit 6 Stanstead Distribution Center

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12 travellers who hired a car in Stansted gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

Car hire locations in or near Stansted

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£17/day

Good deal

£12/day

When to book a car hire in Stansted

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Car hire insurance in Stansted

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Stansted car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Stansted.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Stansted car hire.