Car Hire at London Airport Stansted

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London Airport Stansted, London, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

London Stansted Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 17.01 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
£ 19.38 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 22.34 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Economy Elite
Vauxhall Corsa or comparable
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£ 23.71 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

London Stansted Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
£ 28.49 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Intermediate SUV
Kia XCeed or comparable
Kia XCeed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 30.42 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Standard SUV
Ford Kuga or comparable
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 37.32 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Premium
Mercedes C Class or comparable
Mercedes C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 41.69 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 09:07 on 2024-04-10.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+44
Average car hire price
£ 28 per day
Average car hire length
6 days
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Score
8.7 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.50 per litre or £ 5.68 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.42 per litre or £ 5.38 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.95 per litre or £ 7.38 / 1 gallon
London Airport Stansted

Airport Car Hire

Serving the flights of many low-cost airlines, Stansted Airport is a very popular place to pick up a hire car right after landing. While most travellers make their way for London which is about an hour’s drive southwest, the airport is also near a number of interesting, if underrated, attractions that can be easily reached with a car. Here are three such trip ideas in the Stansted Airport area:

  • Cambridge. Best known for its renowned university, Cambridge is perhaps the most famous student city in the world. Many of its colleges are important architectural landmarks, not least the emblematic King’s College and Chapel, as well as Clare College and Trinity College. The city is also home to some amazing museums like the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Fitzwilliam Museum which hosts art and antiquities, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Polar Museum. Cambridge is just a 40-minute drive from Stansted Airport and about 1 hour and 40 minutes from both London and Birmingham.
  • Dedham Vale. Located on the border of the historic English counties of Essex and Suffolk, Dedham Vale is a picturesque historic and scenic area. Known for its well-preserved villages along the River Stour which have inspired many classical British paintings and can now be explored via many walking trails, the region has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. After Dedham, you can travel further to explore the coastline of the nearby Tendring Area or the Suffolk Coast & Heaths area. Dedham Vale is about a 50-minute drive east of Stansted Airport and about 1 hour and 50 minutes from London.
  • Thetford Forest. Another scenic area, Thetford Forest is situated in the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk. In addition to long woodland trails, the area is also known for historical attractions like the Mildenhall Warren Lodge and West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, an arboretum, and wildlife species such as red deer, muntjac, nightjars, and goshawks. Parts of the forest are used by the British military and are not accessible to the public. Thetford Forest is about a 50-minute drive northeast of Stansted Airport.

Top international routes

  • Dublin
  • Rome
  • Madrid
  • Milan
  • Malaga
  • Barcelona

Main airlines

Ryanair, Jet2.com, easyJet, Eurowings, British Airways, and TUI Airways

Terminals

The main terminal building is made up of Satellite 1, Satellite 2, Satellite 3, and the Advanced Passenger Vehicle (APV) building. You can easily walk between any two parts of the airport. There are plans to construct a new arrivals terminal that could be completed and open to passengers by 2021.

Location

London Stansted Airport is in the county of Essex, about 68 km (42 mi) north of central London. Highway M11 and North Circular Road are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 45 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 20 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 18 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 64 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 38 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 17 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 21 per day

Services and facilities

There are many bars, restaurants, and cafés, a grocery store, shops and duty-free outlets for passengers leaving the EU. You’ll also find several ATMs, currency exchanges, an on-site hotel, baby changing facilities, a pharmacy, and a prayer room. Luggage storage is in the international arrivals area and is open 24/7. London Stansted Airport is generally well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest petrol station

Esso, located at Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford CM22 7TA, can be reached in about three minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Stansted Airport and on the way to London.

Popular one-way hires

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Airport information

Score
7.0
  • Getting to the airport 7.4
  • Check-in and departures 7.4
  • Facilities and services 7.1
  • Wi-Fi 6.0
  • Dining and car hire services 7.0
  • Lounge 7.0

London Stansted Airport

  • IATA: STN
  • ICAO: EGSS
  • Name: London Airport Stansted (STN)
  • Distance from the city centre: 37.3 miles / 60 km

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In which month is car hire at London Airport Stansted the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at London Airport Stansted fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day at London Airport Stansted
£ 18.79
January
£ 20.54
February
£ 30.14
March
£ 34.00
April
£ 43.95
May
£ 49.09
June
£ 57.15
July
£ 47.70
August
£ 35.08
September
£ 33.27
October
£ 20.98
November
£ 34.39
December
The best month to hire a car at London Airport Stansted is January — when the average price for a hire is £ 18.79 per day. This is 47% less than the yearly average and 67% less than hiring a car in July (when the average price is £ 57.15 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

What’s the usual hire length for renters at London Airport Stansted?

Car hire lengths differ depending on the time of year: in June, the average hire length is 7 days, while in January, it is only 5 days.
Average number of hire days at London Airport Stansted
5
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
7
July
6
August
5
September
5
October
5
November
6
December

Which time of year sees the highest demand for car hire at London Airport Stansted?

Given the number of users searching for a car at London Airport Stansted, there is a higher probability of travellers hiring a car at London Airport Stansted in January in comparison to hiring a car in in February.
Monthly searches at London Airport Stansted by pick-up date relative to the average
130%
January
63%
February
72%
March
88%
April
90%
May
104%
June
129%
July
98%
August
101%
September
109%
October
97%
November
120%
December

Car Hire Information

Popular suppliers Drivalia, Keddy, GreenMotion, Alamo, Europcar
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, People Carriers
Lowest price £ 17 per day
Cheapest supplier GreenMotion

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Drivalia Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Drivalia Renault Captur 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs
Drivalia Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Kia Picanto 3 1 Small cars
Europcar Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Ireland
Fiat 500
20 March 2024
Too short really
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
19 January 2024
Family visit
United Kingdom
MG ZS
20 October 2023
We discovered different cities around the UK. London, Cambridge, Oxford, Ely, Newmarket and Wells.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
9 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Easirent
7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
27
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
£ 27.55
Lowest daily price
£ 17.01
Total cars available
347

Top 14 Suppliers at London Airport Stansted in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9 / 27 reviews
+4401279211729
Car Rental Village, Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
£ 26 - £ 128
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.6 / 16 reviews
+4408433093071
Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
£ 25 - £ 54
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.5 / 76 reviews
+4401279211729
Car Rental Village, Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
£ 25 - £ 118
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.2 / 76 reviews
+4403713843419
CAR RENTAL VILLAGE
£ 22 - £ 28
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.1 / 27 reviews
+4403713843419
COOPERS END ROAD
£ 26 - £ 46
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Drivalia
Drivalia
Very good 8 / 128 reviews
+4401279215341
Maple Parking Stanstead Thermal Avenue CM24 1PY LONDON
£ 19 - £ 778
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:30
Tue:06:00-23:30
Wed:06:00-23:30
Thu:06:00-23:30
Fri:06:00-23:30
Sat:06:00-23:30
Sun:06:00-23:30
Avis
Avis
Very good 8
+4403445446027
Stansted Airport Bus Stop 19, Holiday Inn, Thremhall Avenue, Stansted, CM24 1PY
£ 36 - £ 50
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:07:00-13:00
Sun:12:00-18:00
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.9 / 22 reviews
+442070188246
Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
£ 59 - £ 123
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
National
National
Good 7.9 / 4 reviews
+4401279211729
CAR RENTAL VILLAGE, COOPERS END ROAD
£ 28 - £ 131
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7 / 5 reviews
+4403445449059
Stansted Airport Bus Stop 19, Holiday Inn, Thremhall Avenue, Stansted, CM24 1PY
£ 36 - £ 54
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:07:00-13:00
Sun:12:00-18:00
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7
+4408433093071
Coopers End Road, CM24 1SJ, , Car Rental Village, Essex
£ 24 - £ 38
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.5 / 121 review
+4401279210961 / +447983648947
Novotel Hotel, Round Coppice Rd, Stansted CM24 1SF
£ 17 - £ 91
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.2
+443713843419
Car rental village, Stansted CM24 1RJ
£ 21 - £ 45
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Easirent
Easirent
Good 7 / 204 reviews
+441279215341
Unit 6, Stansted Distribution Centre Start Hill
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59; 00:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-23:59; 00:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-23:59; 00:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-23:59; 00:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-23:59; 00:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-23:59; 00:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-23:59; 00:00-00:30
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