Car hire at London Stansted Airport

Car hire at London Stansted Airport

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London, United Kingdom - Stansted
18 Aug — 25 Aug
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London, United Kingdom - Stansted
Thu 18/8
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Thu 25/8
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Cheap car hire in London Stansted Airport

Economy£22/day
Compact£23/day
Standard£39/day
People carrier£52/day
Mini£19/day
Premium£74/day
Intermediate SUV£31/day
Compact SUV£32/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

London Stansted Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
GREEN MOTION
Best rated
8 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in London Stansted Airport
GREEN MOTION
Locations in London Stansted Airport
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  • 8.6
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4.0 Okay7 Jul 2022
Rental pick up is at Novotel about 15 min bus ride from Stanstead terminal. Bus pick up point is difficult to find, no signs or directions and is not with main car rental locations. Bus runs about every half hour, so could take 45 min or so to get to Greenmotion rental office which is a small trailer, staffed by indifferent people a short walk from the hotel. Took a long time to complete all their paper work, even though I had pre-paid on line. Agents try to sell you all kinds of add-ons. Car was nice, clean etc.
10.0 Excellent13 Jun 2022
Easy pick up and drop off. Car was smaller than I thought it would be.
10.0 Excellent3 Dec 2021
I am unclear about Green Motions extended hire policy. I asked about an extension a while ago and the price was in line with the weekly rate I was already paying. I enquired about an extension this time and the rate seemed to revert to the day rate i.e. two and half times more. I would like to know what the policy is to inform future trips.
10.0 Excellent19 May 2019
excellent service. reliable easy access to and from airport and wonderful staff . I will use the service again. thank you.
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Rated no. 2
Alamo
8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Alamo
Locations in London Stansted Airport
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8.0 Excellent10 Sep 2018
Quick turnaround, will use them againShort queue, nice person behind the desk and no high pressure up-sale which I would have refused anyway.The car was a little basic, but I didn't really expect much more for the low price I paid.
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
7.2 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Enterprise
Locations in London Stansted Airport
  • 7.3
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10.0 Excellent24 Sep 2018
Friendly and helpful staffI 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.
9.6 Excellent16 Mar 2018
English countryside tourI was upgraded to a Hybrid car which was great as I was doing a lot of out of town travel as Gaza being already quite expensive in UK. This was a great advantage. Also the car had a GPS system which was great. The staff were very nice & helpful both at pick up & especially on return.The pick up was a little slower then anticipated. First you have to take a bus to the car which seems to be the same for all rental companies & I guess can’t be helped, but when we did get to the car lot it did take a little while till the car was ready. Staff were very not ce & apoligised, but that should be improved.
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
6.6 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Hertz
Locations in London Stansted Airport
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  • 7.2
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  • 6.6
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4.0 Okay7 Aug 2022
Did not realise that booking through Kayak meant no insurance whatsoever. This doubled the cost! No contact from Hertz prior to pick up. Sketchy information about what was covered. Nil paperwork bar a receipt.
3.2 Mediocre9 Jun 2018
There wasnt insurance for england and the price was higher than in the shop
6.4 Good8 Sep 2017
Terrible organization at pick-upCar was nice and cleanI had two people in front of me. It took 30 minutes before I received service and the agent engaged in the conversation by telling me "you're late"
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Rated no. 5
Sixt
6.4 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Sixt
Locations in London Stansted Airport
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2.0 Mediocre28 Jun 2022
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 Mediocre30 Oct 2018
UpchargedProcessed rental quickly. Got on our way quickly.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.
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Rated no. 6
keddy by Europcar
6 Good (1 review)
2 locations in London Stansted Airport
keddy by Europcar
Locations in London Stansted Airport
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
5.2 Okay (1 review)
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Thrifty
Locations in London Stansted Airport
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5.2 Okay24 Apr 2019
The car was brand new and very nice, but I had to wait an hour in line. Also they were not at the rental car village with the rest of the airport car rental places, you had to go to the bus terminal for a shuttle as it is off-site from the airport.I was charged 170 pounds ($220 USD) for just scratching on the hubcaps on one side. No cracks, still perfectly fine and could just be polished up. So they way overcharged for something small. You could entirely replace them for that amount, but they even said it was only for 'refurbishing'. Also wai
Rated no. 8
Easirent
4.1 Okay (11 reviews)
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Easirent
Locations in London Stansted Airport
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  • 4.1
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3.6 Mediocre31 Jul 2019
This was the nightmare experience I have heard about but always thought was exaggerated. On the third day of our rental, the clutch went out on our car. They charged me $3000 and left me on the side of the road for 5 hours. No replacement rental.
4.0 Okay3 Jan 2019
Bait and Switch, lied about flights delay being ok.Good price!Absolutely terrible customer experience. We called and informed the company that due to our flights we were delayed. We asked if we needed to do anything else to confirm the rental, including paying in advance. They said no just come when you can. Upon arrival at the airport, we called to confirm how to get to their rental location - they told us that because we were not there within 5 hours of the booking, it was cancelled. The only other option was a large van at an additional three times the original price we booked. The staff were rude, were not truthful with us over the phone about holding on to our rental, and were not helpful. I'm shocked and would not recommend this company.
10.0 Excellent10 Sep 2018
Spotless!Amazing car, almost brand new. Perfect experience!
2.0 Mediocre7 Nov 2017
Our flight was delayed coming into Stansted Airport. I called the rental car company and told them our flight was delayed and we were concerned because they would be closed by the time we got there. They told us not a problem and they would wait for us. When I landed and called them, no one picked up. They shouldn't have told us that they would wait if they couldn't. I will only use a big name car rental company from now on.
3.6 Mediocre27 Aug 2017
Easirent customer service worst in the world 0/100 starsNothing.If there were worse categories i would have used them. The customer service was 0/100 stars, the worst i have ever experienced in my life. Upon renting the car we were suggested to pay for a full tank of gas. We told the employee that we were only driving to cambridge and would not be needing a full tank. He told us something along the lines (was difficult to understand 100%) that it would be the same price, so he suggested that, thats what we should do. He did NOT tell us that we wouldnt get money refunded for unspent gas!? We agreed to buy the tank and upon returning, a second employee told us we would not be getting money back for unused gas (completely new information). He told us that we could go down and fill up the tank, return it full and he would try and change the contract for a possible refund. Upon return suddenly he was not able to do anything at all to help us, except that we could write to customer service. We did upon returning home - and ofcourse, customer service will not take any responsibility for the words of the employees at stanstead. In the end, due to ridiculously poor service we ended up paying 58 GBP for about a a quarter of gas. Needless to say we were stunned by the service we recieved at Easirent.
2.0 Mediocre13 Jul 2017
There was an error on my part on the rental so the car was not available.
4.8 Okay11 Jun 2017
Won't do business with them againCar was clean.Guy at Stansted location was not helpful or friendly. We called to ask to pay to return car to another location for our convenience and he argued with me that it wasn't possibly. He finally agreed that we could return it to the Tavistock location. The guy at the Tavistock location was very nice but the office is hard to find and seems sketchy. It's down an alley behind a gate.
2.0 Mediocre11 May 2017
The price quote per kayak is misleading and does not include all the extras. When I arrived to pick up the car my total charge tripled. Very disappointed. Did not end up getting the car.
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FLIZZR
2 locations in London Stansted Airport
FLIZZR
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Avis
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Avis
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Budget
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Budget
Locations in London Stansted Airport
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City Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in London Stansted Airport
City Car & Truck Rentals
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Dollar
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Dollar
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Europcar
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Europcar
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Firefly
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Firefly
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in London Stansted Airport
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Move Mee
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Move Mee
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National
1 location in London Stansted Airport
National
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Rhodium
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Rhodium
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Sunnycars
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in London Stansted Airport
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Target Car Rental
1 location in London Stansted Airport
Target Car Rental
Locations in London Stansted Airport
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YourRent
1 location in London Stansted Airport
YourRent
Locations in London Stansted Airport
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37 travellers who hired a car in London Stansted Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

Car rental locations at London Stansted Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Goldcar Rental SP

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£44/day

Good deal

£34/day

Top tips for hiring a car at London Stansted Airport

  • Car hire at Stansted Airport offers a great starting point for a trip. It’s very close to the M11, which, heading south, will bring you straight to the heart of London or, heading north, will bring you to the historical and hallowed halls of Cambridge and its surroundings. The M11 also connects via the A14 with the M6, bringing you to England’s second city, Birmingham, in less than 2h. The same journey by train would take at least twice that amount of time requiring a connection in central London.
  • All the car hire companies at Stansted Airport have desks within the Arrivals Terminal, on the International Arrivals concourse, making car hire really straightforward, with staff on hand to advise and assist in your car choice and allowing quick comparisons of pricing between companies.
  • When you're ready to return your car you need to bring it back to the Car Hire Village, which is adjacent to the airport and is serviced by a free shuttle bus back to the terminals. On approach to the airport follow the signs for the Car Hire Village, park in the designated parking area and present at the company desk. Give yourself around 20min to complete the paperwork. It’s advised to refuel the car before you return it to save on costs.
  • Car hire at Stansted Airport operates from the Car Hire Village and is open 24h. It operates a drop box service for keys and return during out-of-office hours. Most companies operate their desks until 20:00, Monday to Friday, and until 16:00 on weekends. If you’d prefer to deal with an agent face-to-face then ensure you collect and return your car during those hours. During peak times, like August, give yourself extra time to return your car and get back to the terminal for your return flight.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at London Stansted Airport for £46 or less
  • Book your car hire at London Stansted Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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