Last Updated: 30th June, 2023
Luton airport, situated just outside of London in Bedfordshire is the sixth busiest airport in the UK. Offering mainly inter-European flights, Luton has all the facilities you would expect of a busy airport.
In arrivals, you will find the opportunity to stock up on duty free. You can also extend your holiday just a little by visiting one of the restaurants and bars. Whether you opt for a pick-me-up caffeine fix or a bite to eat, you will find in at Luton. You can exchange any left-over currency and maybe even sort out a few detour day-trips.
Once it’s time to leave the airport, the easiest option is hire car. Renting a car offers more flexibility, freedom and comfort than any other mode of transport and renting at the airport couldn't be easier; Book before you arrive, leaving you time to relax as you make your way through arrivals. With a price comparison site, you can easily check the best deals. The price you see is the price you pay and there will be no nasty surprises when you pick up your car.
Luton is catered to by all of the main car hire companies, including National Car Hire Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Budget, Sixt, Enterprise and Avis. Desks can be found in the Onward Travel are of arrivals making finding your way easy and stress-free
When hiring a car, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, you must present your driver’s licence. For UK and Ireland renters, you will need the photo card and paper counterpart. If you are not travelling from the EU, it is best to provide an International Driver’s Permit and usually your passport as ID. Remember to check the car carefully before you leave and document any marks or issues.
Returning your hire car is as easy as picking it up. One-way hire is available, meaning that you can return your car to any of the companies UK branches. This is ideal for travelling home after a holiday or for extended visits to the UK. Alternatively, return it back to the airport. Some providers offer out of hours return, while others operate a 24 hour service. Check with your own company for availability.
Based on feedback from over 10,000 customers who hired a car at at London Luton Airport, Alamo Car Hire had the best customer satisfaction rating with a score of 9.0 out of 10.
Yes you can hire a car at Luton Airport with a debit card issued by a bank. Conditions of debit card use: card must be in main driver's name. MasterCard or VISA only. Debit cards must be issued by a bank, and numbers must be embossed. Please note, the deposit amount will be charged if using a debit card and associated transactions fees may apply. Maximum rental duration 28 days if using a debit card. Prepaid and electronic cards (Visa Electron) are not accepted. Be sure to check the filter for Both Credit and Debit Cards on the left side under the heading Cards Accepted At Pick-Up. This will display the car hire companies that will accept Debit Cards. Please contact us and we will be glad to explain how rent a car with a debit card
Yes, car hire is one of the safest methods of transport during Covid-19. Car rental companies are essential service providers and will remain open during the Covid-19. Additional precautions and safety measures are currently in place. All cars are deep cleaned and sanitised along with the rental office in line with WHO guidelines. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Sixt, Thrifty are the car hire companies that sanitise rental cars at Luton Airport.
Yes, you can hire a car in London Luton from selected car rental companies up to 99 years of age with no extra charges. Contact us we will be glad to assist you by comparing the leading car hire companies to get you the best deal.
You can hire a car at London Luton Airport at 21 years of age, with an additional fee. Young driver's age: 21 to 24 years. Charge 36 GBP per day. Young driver's age: 23 to 24 years. Charge 32.5 GBP per day. Maximum 325 GBP.Please contact us directly and we will be glad to explain how to get the best deal for your age group
The minimum age to rent a car at Luton Airport is 21 but there will be a supplement. The maximum age is 99. Please confirm the driver's age requirement for the car you choose, as the age requirement may vary according to the size of the car. Please see the ages requirement for each of the car hire companies at Luton Airport
|Car Rental Company||Age Limit|
|Alamo||25 to 99|
|Avis||23 to 75|
|Budget||23 to 70|
|Enterprise||25 to 99|
|Europcar||25 to 70|
|Flizzr||21 to 99|
|Hertz||25 to 75|
|Green Motion||21 to 80|
|National||25 to 90|
|Sixt||21 to 75|
Yes some car hire companies will allow you to take a rental car cross border, but you will need to get permission first. There will be additional fees to cross an International border. Rental cars may be taken outside the UK to the following countries only: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Yes some car hire companies will allow one way rentals to a different city. For example you can pick up a car London Luton Airport and drop it off at Gatwick Airport, a one way rental is a rental which starts at one location and terminates at another. Availability is subject to location restrictions and vehicle type. A fee may apply for this service and will be advised at time of reservation.
A full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card
The principle driver will need to have the following documents in his or her name. A full licence, a credit card, the voucher we will send you when you complete your booking, and a passport.
The vast majority of cars have a full to full fuel policy, which means your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it.
Luton Airport Arrivals Hall, London, LU2 9LY., Bedfordshire LTN
Luton 9-15 Oxford Road, Luton, LU1 3AX, Bedfordshire
Car Hire at London Luton Airport is supplied by AVIS EUROPCAR NATIONAL ALAMO HERTZ RENT A CAR AND ENTERPRISE The Car Hire desks are located on Level 1 at the Onward Travel Centre
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Leaside Hotel, New Bedford Road, LU3 1BT Luton In Luton’s town centre, just 300 metres from the station and 3 miles (5 km) from the airport, this beautifully restored Victorian villa now houses a boutique hotel offering free parking. Originally built in 1878, the Leaside Hotel has now been sensitively restored and combines beautiful original features with modern style and contemporary comforts. Every room is unique, with some rooms featuring vaulted ceilings, sunken baths, four-poster beds or original period fireplaces. Luton Railway Station is just 300 metres away, with trains running regularly to Bedford, Luton Airport Parkway, London, Gatwick Airport and Brighton. Junctions 10 and 11 of the M1 motorway are only a short distance away.
Ibis Luton, Spittlesea Road, LU2 9NZ Luton Situated next to Luton Airport, Ibis Luton Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Luton centre. A budget hotel, it offers modern rooms, a 24-hour front desk and impressive views of the runway. Luton Airport Parkway Station is just 800 metres away, offering regular trains to London King's Cross in 30 minutes. The M1 motorway is within easy reach, and the Arndale Centre is a 10-minute drive away.
Hilton Garden Inn Luton North, Hitchin Road, LU2 8DD Luton This modern hotel has a fitness centre, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Local business parks and London Luton Airport are nearby. All of the contemporary rooms at Hilton Garden Inn Luton North have air conditioning and a 26-inch flat-screen HD TV. The M1 motorway is within easy reach.
Quality Skyline Hotel Luton, 246 Dunstable Road, LU4 8JL Luton Close to the town centre, 15 minutes from London Luton Airport, this modern hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free secure parking and air-conditioned rooms with plasma TVs. Quality Skyline Hotel Luton has a lounge showing Sky Sports channels on the TV. The Quality Skyline Hotel Luton is 2 minutes from the M1 motorway; 30 minutes from London.
Holiday Inn Luton South, London Rd, Markyate, AL3 8HH Markyate This beautiful hotel, set within acres of the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside has recently been refurbished to a contemporary and modern-day décor. Set in a truly prime location and conveniently located for Luton Airport & Whipsnade Zoo and within easy reach of the M1, Central London, St Albans & Woburn Abbey.
Premier Inn Luton Airport, Osborne Road, LU1 3HJ Luton Luton (Airport) Premier Inn is close to Luton Airport Parkway Rail Station, as well as London Luton Airport. It has free guest parking and an on-site Beefeater restaurant. The Premier Inn Luton (Airport) is also convenient for the town centre, and comes with meeting facilities. The full all-you-can-eat breakfast has the expected cooked items, including vegetarian sausages, as well as a wide continental selection.