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Last Updated: 24th April, 2024

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London Stansted Airport is situated just off the M11 48 km North East of London 10 km from Harrow. It is the 3rd largest of the five airports that serve London England. The other four in order of size are Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and London City Airport.

The Stansted Express train runs every fifteen minutes between Liverpool Street station and Stansted Airport and take approximately 45 minutes.

Car hire desks are now located at the Car Rental Village where you will find each of the car hire providers located in one area. It is within walking distance from the terminal or by shuttle bus which departs every 10 minutes 24/7 from the terminal forecourt.

Renting a car at Stansted Airport

Located just northeast of London, Stansted airport is one of the busiest on the UK, providing international and short-haul flights.

When you arrive at Stansted, you will find everything you need from currency exchange, tourist information and of course, duty-free. There are also a range of restaurants and bars offering the perfect stop to refresh following your flight. Whether you are in need of a caffeine fix or a snack you will find it here.

When it’s time to make your way out of the airport, one of the most stress-free options is to rent a car. Renting offers more flexibility, comfort and affordability than any other mode of travel. You can book before you land, leaving you one less thing to worry about as you make your way through arrivals. With a price comparison site, you can easily check the best deals making sure that you get great value for money and ensuring you find the best deal for you. What’s more, the price you see is the price you pay and there will be no nasty hidden extras when you arrive to collect your car.

Stansted airport is catered to by all of the main car hire companies, including Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Budget, Sixt, Enterprise and Avis. New for 2015 is the Car Rental Village which makes renting a car at Stansted is easier than ever. Easily accessible from the airport, you will find each of the car hire providers in one place.

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 simple as collecting. 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’s Car Hire Village. Most operators are open until midnight and some operate out-of-hours returns. Check with your own company for availability.

London Stansted Car Rental FAQ

Which is the best car hire company at London Stansted Airport STN?

Based on feedback from over 10,000 customers who hired a car at at London Stansted Airport, AVIS had the best customer satisfaction rating with a score of 9.1 out of 10.

Can I rent a car at London Stansted Airport England if I am over 70?

Yes, you can hire a car in London Stansted 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.

Can I rent a car at London Stansted Airport if I am under 25?

You can hire a car at London Stansted 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

Can I take a rental car from London Stansted to visit a different Country?

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 (excluding Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden and Switzerland.

Can I take a rental car from London Stansted and drop it off in a different city?

Yes some car hire companies will allow one way rentals to a different city. 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.

How long do I need to hold a licence in order to rent a car at London Stansted Airport?

A full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card

Which documents do I need to hire a car at London Stansted Airport?

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.

What is the fuel policy for a hire car at London Stansted Airport?

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.

What is Stansted airport address?

Stansted airport address is Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW, United Kingdom. The postal code is CM24 1QW and the airport code is STN

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Under 25 Car Hire in London

The majority of car hire companies in London will not rent to drivers under 25. However we partnet with a few suppliers that will rent to drivers aged 21 to 25 for an additional cost. The amount will vary acorrding to the supplier but it is usually between £25 and £40 per day. A full licence held for minimum of 2 years with no major endorsements will also be required. UK licence holders need to present the photocard.

This fee will be included in the rental price.

Car Rental Locations Stansted Airport

Budget Car Hire Stansted Airport

Pickup Address:

Car Rental Village,
Stansted Airport,

Opening Hours:

Monday: 06:30 - 24:00
Tuesday: 06:30 - 24:00
Wednesday: 06:30 - 24:00
Thursday: 06:30 - 24:00
Friday: 06:30 - 24:00
Saturday: 06:30 - 24:00
Sunday: 06:30 - 24:00

Stansted Airport Information

London Stansted Airport is the third-largest airport serving the London area after London Heathrow and London Gatwick, Luton Airport and London City Airport are the five airports to London. With a train terminal under Stansted Airport travelling into London's Liverpool Street which takes 45 minutes.

Airport Name: Stansted Airport
Address: Stansted England UK
City: Stansted
Country: England UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 8443351803
Time Zone: GMT
Driving Directions to Stansted Airport Driving to Stansted Airport take the A120 off the M11. Stansted is just 45 minutes from London, so why not hire your car at Stansted Airport.
Car Parking: Long, Mid and Short term parking facilities are available at Stansted Airport. The Short Term Parking is available close to the Airport Terminal at Stansted with the Long and Mid Term parking just a short ride on the free coutesy bus to the parking area.
Taxi service: Taxi's are available from Stansted Airport outside the terminal.
Train service:
Bus service: Stansted Airport Bus and Coach station is directly opposite the Airport Terminal with the National Express and Terravision travelling into Victoria and the Express Coaches servicing the rest of the UK.
Car Hire: ar Hire Desks can be found on the international arrivals hall in Stansted Airport.
Information Desk: Located in the arrivals hall

VIP Business Area available at Stansted Airport with Internet and Fax facilities, compimentary drinks and newspapers.
Meeting rooms available
WiFi available throughout the Airport
Bureau de Change available
Post Box's
Shops at Stansted Airport include Boots, Dixons Travel, HMV, Monsoon, The Body Shop, Swarovski, WHSmith, etc.
Restaurants in Stansted Airport are Bridge Bar and Eating House, Burger King, Caffé Italia Pronto, Caffé Italia Flatbreads and Salads, Costa, Yo Sushi.

Flight Destinations from Stansted Airport

Airlines   Destinations
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur
Air Berlin Düsseldorf, Hanover, Münster/Osnabrück, Nuremberg, Paderborn/Lippstadt
Atlantic Airways Vágar
Albanian Airlines Tirana
Aurela Vilnius
Aurigny Air Services Guernsey, Jersey
Blue Air Bucharest-Băneasa, Sibiu, Thessaloniki
Cyprus Airways Larnaca, Paphos
Cyprus Turkish Airlines Adana, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Gaziantep, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, İzmir
easyJet Alicante, Amsterdam, Asturias, Barcelona, Belfast-International, Bilbao, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Faro, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Geneva , Glasgow-International, Ibiza , Ljubljana, Lyon, Málaga, Munich, Naples, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Tallinn
Germanwings Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart
Iceland Express Reykjavik-Keflavik
Norwegian Air Shuttle Trondheim
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
Ryanair Aarhus, Agadir, Alghero, Alicante, Almería , Altenburg, Ancona, Angoulême , Basel/Mulhouse  Belfast-City, Bergerac, Berlin-Schönefeld, Biarritz, Billund, Bologna, Bratislava, Bremen, Brescia, Brindisi, Brno, Bydgoszcz, Carcassonne, Cork, Cuneo [begins 19 December; seasonal], Dinard, Dublin, Eindhoven, Faro, Friedrichshafen, Gdansk, Genoa, Girona, Glasgow-Prestwick, Gothenburg-City, Granada, Graz, Grenoble , Hahn, Haugesund, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Katowice, Kaunas, Kerry, Klagenfurt, Knock, Kraków, La Rochelle, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Limoges, Linz, Lódz, Londonderry, Lourdes Lübeck, Madrid, Málaga, Marseille, Memmingen, Milan-Orio al Serio, Montpellier , Murcia, Newquay , Oslo-Rygge, Oslo-Torp, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Parma, Pau, Perpignan , Perugia, Pescara, Pisa, Poitiers, Porto, Poznan, Pula , Reus, Riga, Rimini, Rodez, Rome-Ciampino, Rzeszów, Salzburg, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Shannon, Stockholm-Skavsta, Stockholm-Västerås, Szczecin, Tampere, Tenerife-South, Toulon , Tours, Trieste, Turin, Valencia, Valladolid, Venice-Treviso, Weeze, Wroclaw, Zadar , Zaragoza
Star1 Airlines Vilnius
Titan Airways Chambery, Sion
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen

Stansted See & Do

Hotels Near Stansted Airport

The George & Dragon Inn

The George & Dragon Inn, Hall Street, Long Melford, CO10 9JB Sudbury Situated in a small town, this inn provides real ale, good home-cooked food from local suppliers, a fine wine menu and live entertainment on a regular basis. The George & Dragon has a selection of comfortable rooms. As an old coaching inn, the rooms all have different character and layouts. All have en suite facilities, tea/coffee and TV. Some have Wi-Fi internet access. The inn features a large court yard, secluded gardens, and ample parking at the rear. Fishing, archery and air-gun shooting can be arranged as part of your stay, as can the viewing of wallabies, capybara, horses and donkeys. Please note that this hotel is not near Stansted Airport, which is a 45-minute drive away.

The Black Lion Hotel

The Black Lion Hotel And Restaurant, Church Walk,The Green,, CO10 9DN Long Melford Overlooking the green, the Black Lion Hotel has an award-winning restaurant and views of Melford Hall. Rooms are furnished with antiques and modern artefacts from around the world. Most rooms overlook the green and have views of Long Melford. Some rooms have four-poster beds, soft robes and handmade toiletries. The restaurant has won an AA Rosette award and serves fresh, seasonal produce. Cooked breakfasts and cream teas are available and the hotel has been praised by the Coeliac Society for offering interesting dishes.

The Mill Hotel

The Mill Hotel, Walnut Tree Lane, CO10 1BD Sudbury With free parking and Wi-Fi, this Old English style hotel is in the centre of Sudbury, on the banks of the River Stour. It has a bar and a restaurant. With beautiful countryside, the market town of Sudbury and the river surrounding the hotel, the restaurant and bar enjoy breathtaking views. A full English breakfast is served in the morning. Many of the rooms overlook the river and each room is spacious and classically decorated. They all have a bathroom with a bath and a shower. Sudbury Train Station is less than a 5-minute drive from The Mill Hotel.

The Swan, High Street,

The Swan, High Street, CO10 9QA Lavenham In the Suffolk countryside, between Bury St. Edmunds and Sudbury, this beautifully preserved 15th-century building is now a luxurious 4-star hotel with a 2 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Close to Ipswich, Lavenham is one of the best-preserved Tudor villages in Britain and The Swan is perhaps one of England's finest historic hotels. The building has been carefully restored and beautifully renovated, with ancient oak beams, large open fireplaces and a minstrel gallery blending beautifully with rich furnishings and fabrics.

The Plough Inn,

The Plough Inn, Brockley Green, CO10 8DT Hundon This beautiful country pub occupies a privileged location close to the main cities of Cambridge, Newmarket, Bury St. Edmunds and Sudbury. Set in the picturesque Suffolk countryside, you can explore the surroundings during the day before relaxing with traditional pub food, using local suppliers, and a drink in the evening. The A143, A1307 and A11 offer excellent transport links to the surrounding areas. In addition to this, the M11 is only 18 miles away.

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