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London Luton Airport car hire reviews and directory
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8.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in London Luton Airport
Locations in London Luton Airport
London Luton Airport+44 344 544 4646
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10.0 Excellent4 May 2018
10.0 Excellent14 Dec 2016
Upgraded to a bigger car (no small ones available) which turned out to be a dream to drive. Gave me their local telephone number so I wouldn't have to pay premium rate as I knew I would probably have to extend hire. I did extend but there was no hassle abot that - just paid an extra day's hire at the rate I'd originally booked. No delay at check in or check out. Was I just lucky with my timing?
the staff at the Luton Airport office were friendly and helpful.The car which I was supposed to rent was not available and I was provided with options which I was told were upgrades. However, the car that was provided me was definitely a downgrade from the car I was supposed to rent. It was the cheapest, most underpowered Skoda I have ever had the displeasure of driving, compared to the Peugeot 308 I was supposed to rent. It was fine for a day, but will not be renting from SixT again this bait and switch.
2.0 Mediocre12 Jun 2018
they were closed at my pick up time!They offered a great dealThey failed to deliver the deal - closed at my scheduled pick up time - no apology - and now they dispute my claim for a refund as they say they cannot refund after the scheduled pick up time - probably the worst ever rental car experience you can ever have
I ended up canceling the rental on the stop, ruining the weekend trip plans. Europcar had so much "new stuff I need to add to the order that the price went up to the roof. Not knowing in advance what the final cost will be is big trouble, Do not recommend it. Will try Sixt next tme.
8.0 Excellent17 Mar 2022
Staff were friendly and as helpful as they could be. But it was slightly rushed customer service as soon as more customers arrived you were pushed to make your payment quickly. The main booking through Kyak was fine but on Europcar there were no details or information that is shown upfront about the £250 deposit? I paid £45 per day for the car which was fab and then I paid £11. For a deposit and when I arrived I had to pay the £79 which was fine. What I expected was for my bank card details to be held in case of a accident etc. But no you have to pay it upfront. I was in a hurry and hadn’t prepared for that but I paid it fine in the end but it’s quite a big deposit for 2 days hire but the daily rate was fab.
I don’t recommend anyone to deal with them. The car which I received was very dirty. AC was not working, and they failed to give me an alternative car
2.0 Mediocre20 Apr 2022
They wanted me to pay more on arrival. I declined and cancelled the booking
2.0 Mediocre20 Apr 2022
I have booked a car at a price and I ended up paying nearly double. They told me CDW wasn't included in the price, this "detail" wasn't written anywere. I didn't have a choice but to rent the car, it was night and the rental place is far away from the airport. I will never use them again in my life and I will tell everyone I know not to do so.
10.0 Excellent18 Apr 2022
No complaints. All was very smooth. Friendly staff
2.0 Mediocre12 Apr 2022
The customer service was good, the price invoiced by Kayak was not what was asked for on the night. It was over an extra £250 The car was not collected as this made a huge difference. The total cost should have been stated at the time of booking.
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2022
Please verify on your website that the hire cars are not insured, and that you have to add insurance to the cost. This can be a added extra expensive cost which I had not budgeted for when making the booking. Otherwise the whole experience was seamless, the cars where new clean and comfortable. Thank you.
10.0 Excellent17 Mar 2022
Very good service
2.0 Mediocre16 Mar 2022
AVOID!!!!!!!!! When I arrived to collect the car at 23.30 they added £220 to the price I had been quoted on Kayak for a 7 day hire as they said it was a surcharge for using a U.S. based website! The agent dropped the price by £110, but only because she noticed the surcharge had been added twice. They insisted I had to pay the extra for insurance, when I showed the agent that I had excess insurance from one of Europe’s biggest insurance companies she told me they didn’t accept it! A rip off! Unscrupulous and underhand!
10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2022
The total price was quite expensive but had a great car and peace of mind as I paid for full cover in case of any damage. Lovely helpful and pleasant young man in the office.
2.8 Mediocre30 Jun 2019
Easy drop offDouble charged for alternate location drop off. Over charged for car seat. Didn’t have my car type, “upgrades” to a car from an SUV that I couldn’t fit my family in. Downgraded to a mini van to fit family but didn’t change price.
The car onlyI was charged additional £140 on the airport saying that I need to have extra insurance or pay full ammount of 25k which is the car cost. If I new that when booking on kayaks website I wouldn’t even bother with that company. Won’t use them again!!!!
2.0 Mediocre12 Feb 2020
No helpfulness at all. Didn’t take American Express which was the only credit card I had. Staff could care less and I did not know when I rented it. Couldn’t even rent the car and still paid for the rental.Staff could have at least worked with me and acted like they cared. Staff couldn’t have cared less as it was “my problem” to figure out how to put a deposit on a rental like that.
5.6 Okay7 Mar 2017
Be prepared for a bumpy ride to save moneyThe car was new and the original cost was low.While the heathrow branch is a different experience, renting in Luton is quite a headache, to say the least. For first time visitors, it is extremely difficult to find. Then, there are far too few people working, doing b oth the rental agreements and payment, and giving out/recieving cars. The worst though is the apparent directive they have been told to create extra income almost by any means necessary. This means they overcharge for everything they can (my plane was delayed, had to pay extra for arriving late. Others couldnt find the place, also had a late fee. Charged more for taking a debit card, etc.). Possibly the worst is the "damage" control on the car, where they quickly lead first time renters to look past small scratches in the car when taking them out and then amazingly find them upon return and demand exorbitant fees (150 GBP for scratches on a hubcap?). You can prepare yourself and take pictures of the car while still in the lot before you take it, but be prepared to joust with the fees they try to tack on both at the beginning and upon return.
Are you wanting to explore the English countryside or are you needing to zip around London for business or a short trip? Either way, you need to consider car hire at London Luton Airport to custom the trip to your needs for a more personal and flexible method of transport to public transport offerings. When browsing the 19 different agencies available for car rental, you must take note of the major roads into the nearby areas, such as the A1081 which is adjacent to the airport and will take you directly to the main road in Luton.
When touring the immediate area, the car rentals at the airport are ready for a party crew. Most of the agencies offer a group package which can be found when looking through the executive fleet of available cars for your travel needs. We recommend looking for a minibus option if you are a bigger group. Please keep in mind that if you hold a valid driver’s licence from Arabic, Japanese, or Cyrillic nations you will need to produce an international driver’s permit to rent a car.
Car hire at London Luton Airport is an easy and convenient way to explore the areas situated around London. All agencies are on the first level of the arrivals hall of the airport, making them easily accessible to people arriving at the airport. Pre-booking your car is always recommended for efficiency and convenience. To find additional agencies that specialise in car hire at London Luton Airport look for the Onward Travel Centre located in the airport which also provides a free shuttle service from the terminal to your rental car with prior booking.
When returning your rental car to the respective agency, it is helpful to know that if you go left at the roundabout on the main road back towards the airport, there is a refuelling station that takes you directly to the designated area for car hire at London Luton Airport.
25% of our users found a car hire at London Luton Airport for £52 or less
Book your car hire at London Luton Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about hiring a car at London Luton Airport
You will have an option of two different rental plans. One is the full-to-full plan, which means you will collect your rental car with a full tank of petrol and will need to return it with a full tank of petrol. Alternatively, you might prefer the same-to-same option, which allows you to refuel the tank to the level it was on when you collected it. This means that if you received the car with half a tank of petrol, you need to refuel it to that level upon returning it.
This policy refers to a temporary amount held on the credit card that was accepted for your initial payment when booking your rental car for the stipulated time frame. This payment will be fully reimbursed if the car is returned, and certain conditions are upheld. The agencies will not accept missing fuel, a charge of fines, toll charges, or any additional charges stipulated by the respective car rental agency.
You will need to produce a credit or debit card that displays both your first name and surname as the cardholder details as well as a physical printout of your booking voucher, which you will have received via email from the agency you are making your booking with. A full driver's licence with at least two years remaining is a necessity and an additional photo ID is preferable for in-house documentation, but not a necessity, to drive your rental car off the lot.
On average a car hire at London Luton Airport costs £64 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Easirent (£21/day), Budget (£25/day) and Avis (£26/day).
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from London Luton Airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Easirent, Hertz, GREEN MOTION , Budget, National, Alamo, Avis, Sixt, and Enterprise.