Car Hire at Luton Airport

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Luton Airport, Luton, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Luton Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 19.64 / per day
Luton Airport
Compact
Kia Ceed or comparable
Kia Ceed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 24.58 / per day
Luton Airport
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or comparable
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 25.52 / per day
Luton Airport
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 42.02 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Luton Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 52.27 / per day
Luton Airport
Standard SUV
Kia Sportage or comparable
Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 52.82 / per day
Luton Airport
Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
£ 65.51 / per day
Luton Airport
Luxury
Mercedes Benz E class or comparable
Mercedes Benz E class
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
£ 98.47 / 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 03:20 on 2024-05-24.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+44
Average car hire price
£ 48 per day
Average car hire length
5 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
8.8 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.48 per litre or £ 5.60 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.42 per litre or £ 5.38 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.64 per litre or £ 6.21 / 1 gallon
Luton Airport

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 £ 79 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 43 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 22 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 60 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 20 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 22 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

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Airport information

Score
6.5
  • Getting to the airport 7.0
  • Check-in and departures 7.2
  • Facilities and services 6.4
  • Wi-Fi 5.6
  • Dining and car hire services 6.4
  • Lounge 6.4

Luton Airport (LTN)

  • IATA: LTN
  • ICAO: EGGW
  • Name: Luton Airport (LTN)
  • Distance from the city centre: 1.9 miles / 3 km

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

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at Luton Airport fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day at Luton Airport
£ 16.55
January
£ 16.84
February
£ 31.43
March
£ 30.33
April
£ 37.07
May
£ 42.79
June
£ 56.46
July
£ 42.72
August
£ 32.25
September
£ 27.26
October
£ 23.67
November
£ 31.36
December
The best month to hire a car at Luton Airport is January — when the average price for a hire is £ 16.55 per day. This is 49% less than the yearly average and 71% less than hiring a car in July (when the average price is £ 56.46 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 Luton Airport?

Car hire lengths differ depending on the time of year: in February, the average hire length is 7 days, while in October, it is only 4 days.
Average number of hire days at Luton Airport
5
January
7
February
5
March
5
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
6
September
4
October
4
November
6
December

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

Given the number of users searching for a car at Luton Airport, there is a higher probability of travellers hiring a car at Luton Airport in October in comparison to hiring a car in in February.
Monthly searches at Luton Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
121%
January
68%
February
79%
March
83%
April
84%
May
127%
June
111%
July
95%
August
83%
September
146%
October
98%
November
105%
December

Car Hire Information

Popular suppliers Drivalia, Keddy, Alamo, GreenMotion, Enterprise
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, People Carriers
Lowest price £ 20 per day
Cheapest supplier Keddy

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
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Drivalia Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Kia Rio 5 1 Small cars

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.

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.

United Kingdom
Vauxhall Corsa
30 October 2023
Our car was used to get us home from Luton to Aberdeen through the night due to a missed flight connection.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
19 October 2023
Just the journey really
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
25 July 2023
Visiting family
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
8.8 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.1 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
21
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
£ 47.60
Lowest daily price
£ 19.64
Total cars available
267

Top 11 Suppliers at Luton Airport in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.8 / 14 reviews
+4401582342660
Car Rental Airport, President Way, Luton LU2 9NL
£ 38 - £ 95
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
Drivalia
Drivalia
Very good 8.4 / 99 reviews
+4401582344812
Drivalia Car Hire, Airparks, Grove Rd, Slip End, Luton LU1 4BZ
£ 48 - £ 241
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
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.3 / 12 reviews
+4403713843413
President Way, Luton LU2 9NL
£ 26 - £ 89
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.2 / 31 reviews
+4401582342660
Car Rental Airport, President Way, Luton LU2 9NL
£ 36 - £ 84
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
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.2 / 9 reviews
+4403445446021
President Way, Luton, LU2 9NL, United Kingdom
£ 31 - £ 68
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:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
National
National
Very good 8.1 / 8 reviews
+4401582342660
Car Rental Airport, President Way, Luton LU2 9NL
£ 40 - £ 100
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
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.9 / 8 reviews
+442070188246
Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton LU2 9PE
£ 33 - £ 79
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-16:00
Sun:07:00-16:00
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.7 / 40 reviews
+4403713843413
President Way, Luton LU2 9NL
£ 20 - £ 104
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Budget
Budget
Good 7.6 / 4 reviews
+4403445444646
President Way, Luton, LU2 9NL, United Kingdom
£ 31 - £ 73
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:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.1 / 67 reviews
+441582797311
42-50 Kimpton Rd, Luton LU2 0FP
£ 25 - £ 114
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
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.1
+443713843413
Car Hire Centre, Building 250, Luton LU2 9LY
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
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