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One of four major airports serving London, London Stansted Airport is a popular starting-point for many UK car rentals. Situated in Essex (around 40 miles/64km north-east of Central London), Stansted is in a prime location, with easy access to the M11 motorway connecting Cambridge with London.
A hub for several low-cost airlines (such as easyJet and Ryanair), Stansted serves over 140 destinations around the world, and is the fourth-busiest airport in the UK after Manchester — despite having only one terminal and one runway.
Our aim at Rentalcars.com is to make comparing car hire companies at Stansted Airport easy, and finding the cheapest deal simple. We wish for all our customers to find a great car hire deal with a company that offers the best value for money.
We know finding the cheapest deal isn’t just about price, it’s also about knowing what you are getting, avoiding hidden fees and selecting a company you can trust.
In one single search, we can compare all leading companies (including Sixt, Avis, Thrifty and Europcar), and give you access to customer reviews and ratings so you know how the companies at Stansted Airport score in terms of their service. We also highlight additional fees you might be expected to pay, and show you which fuel policy each car has.
A lot of people choose a car with a full-to-full fuel policy (a great way to avoid any unexpected fuel charges – as long as you refill the tank just before the end of your rental). You will find a great choice of cars with this policy at Stansted Airport.
We can also find and book one-way car hire deals; ideal if you’re not flying back out from Stansted. Some car hire companies apply a fee for this service — but don’t worry, we will let you know upfront what fees apply.
Cars at Stansted include mini and economy cars (ideal for single travellers and couples), family-sized cars and a selection of people carriers for large groups who need plenty of room for their luggage. There are also some stylish ‘luxury’ cars (like the BMW 5-Series) — perfect if you are on a business trip or want to make your drive that extra bit special!
Depending on which company you decide to rent from, your pick-up location can vary. Some of the companies are located off-site and provide a shuttle bus to take you to the counter, while others offer in-terminal pick-ups to get your trip off to the simplest possible start. We make all this information visible once you search for a car, and by using our search filters, you can quickly find a car to suit your needs.