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Car Hire at London Airport Stansted

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

Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 13.79 per day
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Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 16.50 per day
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Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 21.73 per day
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Intermediate
Ford Kuga or comparable
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 30.69 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Standard
SKODA SUPERB or comparable
SKODA SUPERB
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 55.31 / per day
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Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 37.42 / per day
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Minivan
Seat Alhambra or comparable
Seat Alhambra
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 48.33 / per day
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Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 50.62 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:03 on 2021-03-01.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Dialing code
44
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
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 £ 59 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 39 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 32 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 53 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 55 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 26 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 50 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

Airport information

Score
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 7.1
  • Check-in desks 7.0
  • Facilities and services 6.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.3
  • Dining and car hire services 6.6
  • Lounge 5.2

London Airport Stansted (STN)

  • IATA: STN
  • ICAO: EGSS
  • Name: London Airport Stansted (STN)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 180,430
  • Passengers (per year): 24,320,071
  • Distance from the city centre: 37.3 miles / 60 km NNE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: 0870 000 0303

Top 15 Destinations around London Stansted Airport

  1. Waterloo Railway Station starting at £ 17.97 per day
    2.1 km / 1.3 miles away
  2. London Kings Cross Railway Station starting at £ 23.46 per day
    3.9 km / 2.4 miles away
  3. London St Pancras Railway Station starting at £ 23.46 per day
    4.1 km / 2.5 miles away
  4. London Euston Railway Station starting at £ 23.46 per day
    4.2 km / 2.6 miles away
  5. London Edgware Road starting at £ 23.46 per day
    6.1 km / 3.8 miles away
  6. London Paddington Railway Station starting at £ 23.46 per day
    6.4 km / 4.0 miles away
  7. London Stratford Railway Station starting at £ 23.13 per day
    7.1 km / 4.4 miles away
  8. London Fulham starting at £ 15.24 per day
    8.6 km / 5.3 miles away
  9. London Hammersmith Railway Station starting at £ 32.87 per day
    10.4 km / 6.5 miles away
  10. London Ilford starting at £ 12.87 per day
    12.6 km / 7.9 miles away
  11. London Edgware starting at £ 20.15 per day
    17.5 km / 10.9 miles away
  12. London Airport Heathrow starting at £ 12.75 per day
    26.2 km / 16.3 miles away
  13. London Airport Gatwick starting at £ 13.45 per day
    40.3 km / 25.1 miles away
  14. Luton Airport starting at £ 14.45 per day
    45.5 km / 28.3 miles away
  15. Southampton Cruise Terminal starting at £ 17.57 per day
    106.6 km / 66.3 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at London Airport Stansted?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at London Airport Stansted fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at London Airport Stansted
£ 26.80
January
£ 25.51
February
£ 76.26
March
£ 32.44
April
£ 31.26
May
£ 26.92
June
£ 42.63
July
£ 33.83
August
£ 18.41
September
£ 16.65
October
£ 11.38
November
£ 21.33
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at London Airport Stansted is November with prices starting at £ 11.38 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is March with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 76.26. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 30. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What’s the most popular hire length at London Airport Stansted?

Hirers picking up a car at London Airport Stansted keep them for an average of 7 days during in December, while those picking up their cars in March keep them for an average of 5.
Average Hire Length at London Airport Stansted
6
January
6
February
5
March
5
April
6
May
5
June
5
July
5
August
6
September
6
October
6
November
7
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at London Airport Stansted?

Though London Stansted Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in July. June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
90%
January
81%
February
90%
March
102%
April
125%
May
77%
June
127%
July
127%
August
91%
September
98%
October
93%
November
99%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Alamo Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
GreenMotion Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars

Top 13 Hire Companies at London Airport Stansted in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Remarkable 9.5
+4401279690762
Car Rental Village, Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Remarkable 9.3
+441279682955
Car Rental Village, Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
£ 18 - £ 128
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
+441279682955
Car Rental Village, Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
£ 18 - £ 70
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
01279682955
CAR RENTAL VILLAGE, COOPERS END ROAD
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.6
+442070188246
Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
£ 33 - £ 90
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+4403713843419
CAR RENTAL VILLAGE
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+4403445446027
London Stansted Airport Coopers End Road
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Sun:12:00-20:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
01279682955
Car Rental Village
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:00
Tue:07:00-17:00
Wed:07:00-17:00
Thu:07:00-17:00
Fri:07:00-17:00
Sat:07:00-17:00
Sun:07:00-17:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.2
+4403713843419
COOPERS END ROAD
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.7
+4401279690762
Car Rental Village Coopers End Road
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.5
+4401279210961
Novotel Hotel, Round Coppice Rd, Stansted CM24 1SF
£ 14 - £ 37
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
Great 7.4
+441279215341 / +447702846920
Maple Parking Stanstead Thermal Avenue CM24 1PY
£ 16 - £ 106
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-00:30
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.3
+442078621732
London Stansted Airport, Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
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