Car Rental at London Stansted Airport

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

Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$57.61 per day
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$74.04 per day
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$76.40 per day
Intermediate
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$77.10 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Vauxhall Insignia or similar
Vauxhall Insignia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$91.60 / per day
Full-size
BMW 3 series Aut. or similar
BMW 3 series Aut.
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$264.44 / per day
Premium
Volvo XC60 or similar
Volvo XC60
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Easirent
$1139.54 / per day
Compact Elite
Mercedes A Class or similar
Mercedes A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$223.60 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:02 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
44
Economy car rental price
$152.97 / per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.6
Average gasoline price
$2.10 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.35 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.96 / 1 liter
London Airport Stansted Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Very popular with Ryanair and a number of other low-cost airlines, Stansted Airport is known as one of the main gateways to the British capital. But while most travelers make their way straight to London, the airport’s being located northeast of the capital means it provides easy access to a number of other interesting attractions. With that in mind, here are three short and fun trips you can take from Stansted Airport:

  • Cambridge. One of the most famous university towns in the world, Cambridge is also a popular tourist destination. Cambridge’s main draw is its many beautiful buildings, many of them in a distinctly Gothic style. Notable gems include the King’s College Chapel, Queen’s College, and the Peterhouse. If the weather permits, one of the nicest things to do is to go punting (a type of boat riding characteristic of Cambridge) and enjoy the city views from the river. The  drive from Stansted Airport to Cambridge takes only about 40 minutes.
  • Colchester. Sometimes overlooked by Britons and foreign visitors alike, Colchester is one of the nicest towns in Southeast England. There are a large number of heritage buildings such as the impressive Colchester Castle and Jumbo Water Tower, as well as the remaining fragments of the town’s Roman walls. The city’s cultural institutions include the Natural History Museum and the Minories gallery of contemporary art. The drive from Stansted takes only 40 minutes.
  • The Suffolk Coast and Heaths. Categorized as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this protected region is a popular tourist destination. In addition to beaches, the Suffolk Coast is characterized by a landscape that includes low cliffs, heathland, salt marshes, and a small ancient forest. Once you get to the area, there is a network of footpaths that lets you explore it closer. The drive from Stansted Airport takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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 rental car

  • Station wagons - from $470 per day
  • Large cars - from $257 per day
  • Medium cars - from $145 per day
  • Vans - from $1511 per day
  • Premium cars - from $757 per day
  • Small cars - from $127 per day
  • SUVs - from $152 per day

Car rental desks

All can be found in the separate Car Rental Village, just outside the airport. You’ll find it easily by following the signs.

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 gas 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 rentals

Airport info

Rating
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 7.1
  • Departure and check-in 7.0
  • Terminal facilities 6.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.3
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
  • Lounge 5.2

London Airport Stansted (STN)

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

Top 19 Locations near London Stansted Airport

  1. 0.5 km / 0.3 miles away
  2. 1.2 km / 0.7 miles away
  3. Car Rental at London Mayfair from $93.44 per day
    2.0 km / 1.2 miles away
  4. 3.2 km / 2.0 miles away
  5. 3.6 km / 2.2 miles away
  6. 3.9 km / 2.4 miles away
  7. 4.3 km / 2.7 miles away
  8. 4.7 km / 2.9 miles away
  9. Car Rental in London Fulham from $95.03 per day
    4.7 km / 2.9 miles away
  10. 4.8 km / 3.0 miles away
  11. 4.9 km / 3.0 miles away
  12. 4.9 km / 3.1 miles away
  13. 5.3 km / 3.3 miles away
  14. 5.5 km / 3.4 miles away
  15. 5.7 km / 3.5 miles away
  16. 6.8 km / 4.3 miles away
  17. 7.1 km / 4.4 miles away
  18. Car Rental in North Wembley from $94.32 per day
    11.1 km / 6.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at London Stansted Airport?

The cost of renting a car at London Stansted Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at London Stansted Airport
$31.68
January
$30.15
February
$90.13
March
$38.34
April
$36.95
May
$31.82
June
$50.38
July
$39.98
August
$21.76
September
$19.68
October
$13.45
November
$25.21
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at London Stansted Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $13.45. You can see that this is 62% cheaper than the yearly average and 85% cheaper than renting a car in March (when rental prices start at $90.13 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

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

Travel length differs from one month to another: in December the average rental period is 7 days, while in March, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length
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 is the busiest car rental month at London Stansted Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at London Stansted Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
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 Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs
Keddy VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Vauxhall Corsa 3 1 Small cars

FAQ

Does my rental car have a mileage limit?
Mileage limitations vary across rental companies and rental offers. Please see the rental conditions for the offer you are interested in to find out the number of miles included (or it includes unlimited mileage).
Would it be possible to use a debit card to pay for the rental?
While it is possible to use a debit card on our website, a credit card is usually required to pick up the car. There are some companies that will accept debit cards, though. Be sure to check the payment policy section of the rental conditions to see if a company accepts debit cards or not.
Is there any insurance to remove the deductible or reduce it to zero?
It is usually possible to purchase additional coverage at the rental desk that would eliminate the deductible. In many cases, a small deposit is still required to cover incidentals. An alternative, if you are willing to leave a larger deposit, is to purchase our Full Coverage which is usually significantly cheaper and will reimburse you for any part of the deductible that you pay to the rental company for damage or theft.
Is road assistance provided?
It depends on the vehicle you choose. It is included in most, but not all, offers. Be sure to check the description of the car you choose to be sure.

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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Italy
Fiat 500
August 4, 2022
Holiday in nature and small cities
United Kingdom
Toyota RAV4
August 13, 2020
The staff are good and very accommodating
United Kingdom
VW Polo
December 19, 2019
London was easy but you do have to pay parking fees to most places you go. A Gps sat nave is essential.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
October 17, 2019
Nice and reliable cars, very good customer service
Spain
Vauxhall Astra
July 26, 2019
Renting a car to go to central London is not the brightest idea. To the contrary it is perfect to drive around in the nice surroundings.
Qatar
VW Polo
May 22, 2019
Have fun

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Europcar
8.83 / 10
Lowest rated company
Easirent
7.51 / 10
Total number of reviews
7
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
$152.97
Lowest daily price
$16.29
Total cars available
133

Top 11 Suppliers at London Stansted Airport in 2022

Europcar
Excellent 8.8 / 10 reviews
+4403713843419
COOPERS END ROAD
$76 - $280
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
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8 / 6 reviews
+441279682955
Car Rental Village, Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
$72 - $240
Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 32 reviews
+441279682955
Car Rental Village, Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
$70 - $240
Keddy
Excellent 8.6 / 21 reviews
+4403713843419
CAR RENTAL VILLAGE
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
Hertz
Excellent 8.6
+4408433093071
Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
$125 - $134
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:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
National
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+4401279682955
CAR RENTAL VILLAGE, COOPERS END ROAD
$78 - $257
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
Excellent 8.4 / 10 reviews
+442070188246
Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
$211 - $330
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1
08433093071
CAR RENTAL VILLAGE
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:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.9
+442078621732 / +442078621791
InterRent Cabin, Car Rental Village, 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:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7 / 86 reviews
+4401279210961 / +447983648947
Novotel Hotel, Round Coppice Rd, Stansted CM24 1SF
$58 - $224
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
Very good 7.5 / 112 reviews
+441279215341 / +447702846920
Maple Parking Stanstead Thermal Avenue CM24 1PY
$154 - $2179
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
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