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Car Hire at Luton Airport

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Luton Airport, Luton, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 14.62 per day
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Economy
Citroen C3 or comparable
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 18.11 per day
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Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 23.62 per day
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Intermediate
Ford Kuga or comparable
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 28.72 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Standard
Vauxhall Insignia or comparable
Vauxhall Insignia
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
£ 34.13 / per day
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Full-size
BMW 3 Series or comparable
BMW 3 Series
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 70.06 / 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
£ 38.00 / per day
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Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 48.24 / 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%
Luton Airport Car Hire

Airport Car Hire

While many people only fly to Luton as a cheaper way to get to London, the Bedfordshire town actually offers access to a lot of other interesting places. If you pick up a car at Luton Airport, many interesting destinations are just a short drive away. Here are three of them: 

  • Cambridge. One of the world’s most famous university cities, Cambridge has that special charm and sophistication about it. Many of the city’s educational facilities are also its biggest tourist attractions, from the classical buildings of Trinity College and St. John’s College to the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Other attractions include the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and many more museums and galleries, as well as parks and gardens. Located about 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Luton Airport, Cambridge can be reached in an hour. If you liked Cambridge, you might also consider a visit to its equally charming old competitor, Oxford, which is about the same distance from Luton, but in the opposite direction.
  • Chilterns. Designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Chiltern Hills stretch for 72 km (45 miles) in a corridor between Luton, Oxford, Reading, and London. Although the peaks reach quite modest heights, the area more than makes up for it with its network of walking paths, views of meadows and rolling hills, and many species of birds. One of the nicest nature areas in this part of the country, the Chilterns are just a short drive southwest of Luton.
  • Luton. While neither foreign visitors nor the British themselves usually think of Luton as a famous tourist destination, the town where the airport is located also offers some interesting things to see and do. There’s lovely architecture like Luton Town Hall, St. Mary’s Church, and Someries Castle, as well as the Stockwood Discovery Centre and Luton Museum and Art Gallery. There’s also a lot of greenery to enjoy like the Wardown Park, Woodside Farm and Wildfowl Park. If you’re looking for an underrated, fun destination, you might not need to search further than where you’ve landed. 

Top international routes

Main airlines

easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, TUI Airways, Blue Air, and Vueling

Terminals

The single passenger terminal has two levels and hosts all domestic and international flights.

Location

Luton Airport is in the county of Bedfordshire. It’s about 47 km (29 mi) north of central London and about 3 km (1.8 mi) east of Luton. Motorways M1, A41, and B525/Avenue Road are the main roads connecting the airport to London.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 54 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 42 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 34 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 55 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 61 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 22 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 45 per day

Car hire desks

Most are located in the separate car rental centre building. A free shuttle runs to it from the Bay 1a bus stop.

Services and facilities

Luton Airport has restaurants, cafés, bars, and a food court, as well as many shops. Duty-free outlets are available to passengers departing for destinations outside the EU. You’ll also find ATMs, currency exchanges, baby care facilities, a luggage wrapping service, a mobile device charging point, and an interfaith prayer room. Luggage storage service is opposite Bar des Voyageurs and is open 24/7. The airport facilities and shuttle bus are easily accessible to travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest petrol station

Asda petrol station at 8A Wigmore Lane is open 24/7 and can be reached in about four minutes. There are many other petrol stations around Luton Airport and on the way to London.

Popular one-way hires

Airport information

Score
6.5
  • Getting to the airport 6.5
  • Check-in desks 6.6
  • Facilities and services 5.7
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.7
  • Dining and car hire services 5.6
  • Lounge 4.7

Luton Airport (LTN)

  • IATA: LTN
  • ICAO: EGGW
  • Name: Luton Airport (LTN)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 135,538
  • Passengers (per year): 15,799,219
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1582 405 100

Top 20 Destinations around Luton Airport

  1. Car Hire at London Edgware starting at £ 20.38 per day
    31.9 km / 19.8 miles away
  2. 43.6 km / 27.1 miles away
  3. Car Hire London Edgware Road starting at £ 23.72 per day
    43.7 km / 27.2 miles away
  4. 43.8 km / 27.2 miles away
  5. 43.8 km / 27.2 miles away
  6. 43.8 km / 27.2 miles away
  7. Car Hire at London Euston Railway Station starting at £ 23.72 per day
    43.9 km / 27.2 miles away
  8. Car Hire at London Airport Stansted starting at £ 13.94 per day
    44.5 km / 27.7 miles away
  9. 45.0 km / 28.0 miles away
  10. Car Hire at London Airport Heathrow starting at £ 12.89 per day
    45.1 km / 28.0 miles away
  11. 46.9 km / 29.1 miles away
  12. Car Hire at Waterloo Railway Station starting at £ 18.17 per day
    47.3 km / 29.4 miles away
  13. 47.3 km / 29.4 miles away
  14. Car Hire London Fulham starting at £ 15.41 per day
    47.3 km / 29.4 miles away
  15. Car Hire London Ilford starting at £ 13.02 per day
    49.4 km / 30.7 miles away
  16. Car Hire at London City Airport starting at £ 15.09 per day
    52.9 km / 32.9 miles away
  17. Car Hire at London Croydon South starting at £ 19.70 per day
    61.9 km / 38.5 miles away
  18. Car Hire at London Airport Gatwick starting at £ 13.60 per day
    83.1 km / 51.6 miles away
  19. Car Hire at London Southend Airport starting at £ 18.47 per day
    83.9 km / 52.1 miles away
  20. Car Hire at Birmingham Airport starting at £ 14.62 per day
    111.0 km / 69.0 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Luton Airport 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 Luton Airport
£ 19.62
January
£ 14.33
February
£ 37.68
March
£ 36.75
April
£ 32.80
May
£ 32.42
June
£ 19.67
July
£ 20.85
August
£ 19.15
September
£ 16.66
October
£ 8.96
November
£ 21.06
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Luton Airport is November with prices starting at £ 8.96 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 £ 37.68. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 23. 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 Luton Airport?

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

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

Though Luton Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in May. June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
97%
January
89%
February
88%
March
109%
April
125%
May
73%
June
120%
July
125%
August
90%
September
97%
October
92%
November
96%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
SIXT Citroën C3 Aircross 5 1 Medium cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Mercedes Benz Vito 4 2 People Carriers/Vans

FAQ

Are there any additional fees for drivers under 25 years of age?
Yes, all drivers between 21 and 24 years old are charged a young driver fee at Luton Airport (you must be at least 21 to hire a car).
Can the car be delivered to my hotel?
Yes, it is often possible to have the car delivered if you request this in advance. There is an additional fee for this, though.
When will my security deposit be released?
The hold on your card is usually released a few business days after you drop it off (as long as there is no damage or fees). In some rare cases, it may take up to 20 business days depending largely on your bank.
Is there a fee to drop off the car at a different location?
Yes, there is always an additional fee for one-way rentals, whether that is to another city or another location in the city.

Top 13 Hire Companies at Luton Airport in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Remarkable 9.5
+4401582689648
President Way, Luton LU2 9NL
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Remarkable 9.3
+441582390969
Car Rental Airport, President Way, Luton LU2 9NL
£ 18 - £ 130
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
+441582390969
Car Rental Airport, President Way, Luton LU2 9NL
£ 18 - £ 71
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+441582390969
Car Rental Airport, President Way, Luton LU2 9NL
£ 20 - £ 72
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.6
+442070188246
Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton LU2 9PE
£ 33 - £ 101
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+4403713843413
President Way, Luton LU2 9NL
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+4403445446021
London Luton Airport Presidents Way
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
01582390969
Enterprise Rent A Car
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:07:00-18:00
Sun:07:00-18:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.2
+4403713843413
President Way, Luton LU2 9NL
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.5
+441582246750
42-50 Kimpton Rd, Luton LU2 0FP
£ 17 - £ 19
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Easirent
Easirent
Great 7.4
+441582788231 / +441582344812
Airparks, Grove Rd, Slip End, Luton
£ 15 - £ 83
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
Rhodium
Rhodium
Great 7.4
+441582689648
Car Rental Village, Luton Airport, President Way, Luton, LU2 9LY, UK
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.3
+34965233425 / 442038980140
250 President Way, Luton LU2 9LY, UK
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