Car Rental at London Stansted Airport

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

London Stansted Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
$16.62 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$19.41 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$27.80 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Economy Elite
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$30.25 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

London Stansted Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$35.38 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Intermediate SUV
Kia XCeed or similar
Kia XCeed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$37.86 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Standard SUV
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$45.88 / per day
London Stansted Airport
Premium
Mercedes C Class or similar
Mercedes C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$51.78 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:34 on 2024-04-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+44
Average car rental price
$33 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.7 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.86 per liter or $7.06 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.77 per liter or $6.68 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.42 per liter or $9.18 / 1 gallon
London Airport Stansted

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 location of the airport 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 or neo-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 wihtout traffic.
  • 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 without traffic
  • 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 30 minutes wihtout traffic.

Top international routes

  • Ljubljana
  • Milan
  • Seville
  • Marrakech
  • Lisbon
  • Reykjavik

Main airlines

Ryanair, Jet2.com, easyJet, Eurowings, British Airways, TUI Airways, Air Corsica, Aurigny.com, and Emirates

Terminals

There is only one passenger terminal building that is made up of Satellite 1, Satellite 2, Satellite 3. One is connected to the main terminal by an air bridge and the other two by the Stansted Airport Transit System people mover. In addition, there is an Advanced Passenger Vehicle (APV) building. You can easily walk between any two parts of the airport. Permission has been granted to build a new arrivals terminal. In the meantime, several million dollars was spent renovating the departure lounge.

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 $55 per day
  • Large cars - from $23 per day
  • Medium cars - from $19 per day
  • Vans - from $64 per day
  • Premium cars - from $34 per day
  • Small cars - from $17 per day
  • SUVs - from $24 per day

Car rental desks

All can be found in the separate Car Rental Village via a free bus transfer that departs from the terminal every 10 minutes

Services and facilities

There are many bars, restaurants, and cafés, a grocery store, shops and duty-free outlets for passengers leaving the United Kingdom. You’ll also find several ATMs, currency exchanges, two on-site hotels, 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. However, there are many other gas stations near Stansted Airport and on the way to London.

Popular one-way rentals

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Airport info

Rating
7.0
  • Getting to the airport 7.4
  • Check-in and departures 7.4
  • Terminal facilities 7.1
  • Wi-Fi 6.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.0
  • Lounge 7.0

London Stansted Airport

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

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at London Stansted Airport?

The cost of renting a car at London Stansted Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at London Stansted Airport
$23.30
January
$25.48
February
$37.38
March
$39.43
April
$54.51
May
$60.90
June
$70.89
July
$59.17
August
$43.52
September
$41.27
October
$26.02
November
$42.67
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at London Stansted Airport is January — when rental costs average $23.30 per day. This is 47% cheaper than the yearly average and 67% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $70.89 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at London Stansted Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in June the average rental period is 7 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average number of rental days at London Stansted Airport
5
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
7
July
6
August
5
September
5
October
5
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at London Stansted Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at London Stansted Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at London Stansted Airport in January, while they are least likely to rent in in February.
Monthly searches at London Stansted Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
130%
January
63%
February
73%
March
83%
April
90%
May
104%
June
129%
July
99%
August
101%
September
109%
October
98%
November
120%
December

Car Rental Information

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

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

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

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

Estonia
Kia Rio
October 28, 2023
Good!
Canada
Ford Fiesta
October 27, 2023
Apart from cold raining every day my holiday was a family holiday
Lithuania
Fiat 500
September 25, 2023
UK nature is beautiful.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
July 22, 2023
Visiting family.
South Korea
Ford Focus
July 22, 2023
Road tripping around the UK.
Germany
Vauxhall Corsa
July 10, 2023
Midlands Museum Tour
customer photo
Hong Kong
Ford Fiesta
June 28, 2023
I visited many places near the west and southeast part of London, such as Dover, Hasting, Windsor castle, Canterbury, Stonehenge etc. It was amazing.
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France
Ford Fiesta
April 11, 2023
Accomplished all objectives. Car was economical and eco friendly so avoided ULEZ charge.
Norway
VW Caddy 7 seater
March 2, 2023
Good fun at RaceRetro in Coventry
Malta
Fiat 500
January 28, 2023
Only visited family.
Israel
Ford Focus
December 28, 2022
Fuel consumption was low
Spain
Fiat 500
October 31, 2022
the service I got from Easirent was second to none
Czech Republic
Ford Focus
October 24, 2022
Stonehenge was amazing!!!
Saudi Arabia
Vauxhall Astra
September 5, 2022
Nature spots
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
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Car Rental 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
$33.12
Lowest daily price
$16.62
Total cars available
361

Top 14 Suppliers at London Stansted Airport in 2024

Enterprise
Exceptional 9 / 27 reviews
+4401279211729
Car Rental Village, Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
$32 - $157
Hertz
Very good 8.6 / 16 reviews
+4408433093071
Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
$32 - $58
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
Very good 8.5 / 76 reviews
+4401279211729
Car Rental Village, Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
$31 - $145
Keddy
Very good 8.2 / 76 reviews
+4403713843419
CAR RENTAL VILLAGE
$28 - $35
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
Very good 8.1 / 27 reviews
+4403713843419
COOPERS END ROAD
$32 - $67
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
$17 - $967
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
$33 - $67
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
Good 7.9 / 22 reviews
+442070188246
Coopers End Rd, Stansted CM24 1SJ
$39 - $80
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
$35 - $161
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
$33 - $59
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
$30 - $55
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
Good 7.6 / 122 reviews
+4401279210961 / +447983648947
Novotel Hotel, Round Coppice Rd, Stansted CM24 1SF
$19 - $101
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
$26 - $56
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
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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