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Car hire at London Stansted Airport

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Cheap car hire at London Stansted Airport

Economy€16/day
Compact€19/day
Intermediate€32/day
Mini€16/day
Premium€41/day
Luxury€53/day
Compact SUV€17/day
Intermediate SUV€21/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car at London Stansted Airport

  • Car hire at Stansted Airport offers a great starting point for a trip. It’s very close to the M11, which, heading south, will bring you straight to the heart of London or, heading north, will bring you to the historical and hallowed halls of Cambridge and its surroundings. The M11 also connects via the A14 with the M6, bringing you to England’s second city, Birmingham, in less than 2h. The same journey by train would take at least twice that amount of time requiring a connection in central London.
  • All the car hire companies at Stansted Airport have desks within the Arrivals Terminal, on the International Arrivals concourse, making car hire really straightforward, with staff on hand to advise and assist in your car choice and allowing quick comparisons of pricing between companies.
  • When you're ready to return your car you need to bring it back to the Car Hire Village, which is adjacent to the airport and is serviced by a free shuttle bus back to the terminals. On approach to the airport follow the signs for the Car Hire Village, park in the designated parking area and present at the company desk. Give yourself around 20min to complete the paperwork. It’s advised to refuel the car before you return it to save on costs.
  • Car hire at Stansted Airport operates from the Car Hire Village and is open 24h. It operates a drop box service for keys and return during out-of-office hours. Most companies operate their desks until 20:00, Monday to Friday, and until 16:00 on weekends. If you’d prefer to deal with an agent face-to-face then ensure you collect and return your car during those hours. During peak times, like August, give yourself extra time to return your car and get back to the terminal for your return flight.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at London Stansted Airport for €39 or less
  • Book your car hire at London Stansted Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at London Stansted Airport

  • Where are the car rental companies situated at Stansted Airport?

    There is a Car Hire Village at Stansted Airport, which houses all the car hire companies. A free shuttle bus runs from the terminals to the village every 10min and takes around 5min each way. Each of the companies will have a desk there and their cars will be ready to be collected or returned to the car park adjacent to the main building.

  • Are there differences in services between the rental car companies at Stansted Airport?

    All of the companies offering Stansted Airport car hire are located together so they offer similar ease of access. However, some offer additional services that might be of interest when choosing. For example, Europcar operates a sustainable development programme and was the first company at Stansted to have certified green commitments. Hertz will have one of the larger choices in car hire type at Stansted. National will allow you to add drivers along the route by calling into any of their offices. You will need to pay a daily surcharge for each extra driver.

  • What kind of amenities are offered at Stansted Airport’s rental car centre offer?

    The centre is serviced by a free shuttle bus every 10min. There are tea and coffee facilities, rest rooms, information desks, and staff to advise on your car choice.

  • What type of documentation is required to rent a car at Stansted Airport?

    You’ll need a valid driving licence for your country of residence, as well as a credit card for payment for car hire at Stansted Airport. If your licence is not written in a Latin script you may need an international driving permit also. Make sure you bring your passport and flight details with you as secondary identification. The minimum age to hire a car in the UK is 23 and there will be a surcharge, as well as restrictions on certain car types for people under 25 years of age. Companies vary so, if you fall into this age bracket, make sure and enquire from your preferred car hire company.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car at London Stansted Airport?

    On average a car hire at London Stansted Airport costs €53 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company at London Stansted Airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at GREEN MOTION (€17/day), keddy by Europcar (€25/day) and Dollar (€25/day).

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at London Stansted Airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from London Stansted Airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION , Europcar, Budget, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Avis.

London Stansted Airport car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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London Stansted Airport

+44 344 544 6027

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 21:00
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Stansted Airport Bus Stop 19

+44 344 544 6027

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday12:00 - 21:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Treated respectfully throughout the whole procedure. Would Highly recommend this Company at Stansted

1 out of 1

National

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Car Rental Village

+44 1279 682955

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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Alamo

8.6

Very Good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

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Car Rental Village

+44 1279 682955

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Check in was unbelievably easy and the woman who checked me in was very clear and professional. Same with drop off. The guy was fantastic and even helped to get our bags onto the shuttle bus. The bus driver was great. I have used Alamo in the USA previously and had a great experience. I did not know that they were associated with Enterprise. I could not fault any part of the experience and I applaud the fabulous staff. A definite 12 out of 10!

8.0 Very Good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Windows were dirty on the inside.

8.0 Very Good

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Short queue, nice person behind the desk and no high pressure up-sale which I would have refused anyway.

Cons:

The car was a little basic, but I didn't really expect much more for the low price I paid.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.0

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

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Car Rental Village

+44 1279 682955

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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2.0 Poor

May 2024

KAYAK
Car was picked up with damaged and was noted in the contract but still being charged for the damage of over $2K. Called and was routed to multiple departments with many phone calls. It hasn’t been resolved yet. We have videos and photos as proofs that the damages were there before we checked out the car. Very bad customer services

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Everything went fast and easy. I was lucky and got a car upgrade. The airport bus that took us to the rental village at arrival lasted half an hour, that was a bit annoying, but it had nothing to do with enterprise.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I got bigger car than I booked but the staff went more than beyond to offer me other option to switch for smaller car. Returning car was also very easy process.

1 out of 1

GREEN MOTION

5.7

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

6.7

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Novotel London Stansted Hotel Round Coppice Road

+44 127 966 1901

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
I arrived, and they had the wrong car. They had an SUV-type 7-seater, but I booked a people carrier van. They didn't have any available, so I had to wait 90 minutes with 3 children for the car to be ready. They claimed the issue with the booking was with Kayak/Expedia, and they made me pay the difference in upgrading the car. I showed them the booking confirmation and the picture of the van/people carrier with 9 seats, but they still made me pay. I was so tired and knew I needed the van that I had to pay to get out of the place. The manager was helpful, and the people were lovely. But I find all car rental places to be borderline crooks. This just confirmed it again for me. There are ridiculous add-ons for mileage, car seats for kids (a legal requirement), insurance, and excess. The list goes on.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Excellent all round experience. Would have preferred the vehicle that was listed rather than the equivalent, which was down on power

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The pick up location was not welcoming... I was left waiting in the cold for quite a while. When the staff eventually turned up, I was bombarded with a bunch of hidden costs... one for a deposit of more than a Thousand pounds!! I eventually cut my losses (I had paid about 35 pounds through Kayak Ref EXP(B)-4477889-44569) and decided to take an expensive Taxi instead)

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Best rental experience I've had. Also best value!

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
pick up time was quite long but it was a busy day and I just missed one bus so 30 mins wait for the next. Better instructions to locate the bus would help

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
Read the fine print in their contract before you book. I was denied a rental because of my occupation.

1 out of 4

Sixt

5.4

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.0

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Coopers End Road

+44 20 7018 8246

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Very nice people, very polite and good service

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Canceled reservation without reason.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Never rent from them. If you do, video tape the car before you drive off. They rented me a car with pre-existing minor paint damage and accused me of creating it. They are dishonest. I've never had to deal with this before and have rented hundreds of cars. This is the only company I've encountered who does this.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
They charged me for damages that didn't happen when I had already contracted insurance and been told by the agent that no additional charges would be added to my account.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Charged additional 102GBP fee. Just give me the key and tell to find car on parking. Avoid if you can

3.6 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Processed rental quickly. Got on our way quickly.

Cons:

I was charged extra money because I made the reservation on kayak.com rather than a UK based website. They wouldn’t give me the keys without an additional 40 GBP charge.

1 out of 2

Easirent

5.2

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.5

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London Stansted Airport

+44 1279 215341

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
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3.6 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

This was the nightmare experience I have heard about but always thought was exaggerated. On the third day of our rental, the clutch went out on our car. They charged me $3000 and left me on the side of the road for 5 hours. No replacement rental.

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
No directions to car rental pick up point at Stansted Airport. It is not in the car rental village, you have to get a bus from the main bus stands to a hotel right on the outskirts at the airport complex. The information for the car drop off point at Heathrow is wrong. It is not at The Sheraton Skyline. After an hour of searching (no-one was answering the Easirent phone) I found it. It is currently in a plot of land behind the Moxey hotel. There is no shuttle bus from there to the airport. The Moxey Hotel bus only runs once an hour. I had to get a taxi to terminal 2. The operator at Stansted was extremely efficient and friendly. He deserves to work for a better company. The vehicle was in great condition and good value for money.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Liked nothing. Telling the truth on price when booking cost us an extra £75.00.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Good price!

Cons:

Absolutely terrible customer experience. We called and informed the company that due to our flights we were delayed. We asked if we needed to do anything else to confirm the rental, including paying in advance. They said no just come when you can. Upon arrival at the airport, we called to confirm how to get to their rental location - they told us that because we were not there within 5 hours of the booking, it was cancelled. The only other option was a large van at an additional three times the original price we booked. The staff were rude, were not truthful with us over the phone about holding on to our rental, and were not helpful. I'm shocked and would not recommend this company.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Amazing car, almost brand new. Perfect experience!

2.0 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Our flight was delayed coming into Stansted Airport. I called the rental car company and told them our flight was delayed and we were concerned because they would be closed by the time we got there. They told us not a problem and they would wait for us. When I landed and called them, no one picked up. They shouldn't have told us that they would wait if they couldn't. I will only use a big name car rental company from now on.

1 out of 1

Hertz

4.0

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

2.0

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Car Rental Village

+44 843 309 3071

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Did not realise that booking through Kayak meant no insurance whatsoever. This doubled the cost! No contact from Hertz prior to pick up. Sketchy information about what was covered. Nil paperwork bar a receipt.

3.2 Poor

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

There wasnt insurance for england and the price was higher than in the shop

6.4 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was nice and clean

Cons:

I had two people in front of me. It took 30 minutes before I received service and the agent engaged in the conversation by telling me "you're late"

1 out of 1

Budget

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in London Stansted Airport

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London Stansted Airport

+44 344 544 9059

Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:59
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Stansted Airport Bus Stop 19

+44 344 544 9059

Monday07:00 - 21:00
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Thursday07:00 - 21:00
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2.0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
We received a confirmation the day prior to our rental at Stanstead that our rental was okay has booked several months ago. When we arrived at Stanstead we found out that the Budget office there had been closed for more than two months. We had to rent a larger car from another agency. Extremely poor service.

1 out of 1

Europcar

1.9

Cleanliness

1.9

Comfort

1.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

1.9

Value for money

1.9

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Car Rental Village

+44 371 384 3419

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1.9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
although pick up is stated to be open until 11pm, on our arrival at 8pm it was closed. no possibility to contact anyone - phone was not answered, no messages, no information. this is the worst that could happen on an evening arrival in a foreign country. beware of renting a car at stansted airport!

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

9.3

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

9.3

3 locations in London Stansted Airport

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Car Rental Village,

+44 (01279) 690723

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Coopers End Road

+44 371 384 3419

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Stansted Airport

+44 371 384 3419

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Dollar

4.3

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.6

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Car Rental Village

+44 843 309 3071

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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Centre Start Hill

+44 1279 655368

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.5

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

4.3

Comfort

4.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.9

Value for money

2.7

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Car Rental Village, Coopers End Rd

+44 371 384 3419

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
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DRIVALIA

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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Car Rental Village Coopers End Road

+44 1279 215341

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London Stansted Airport

+44 1279 215341

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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Coopers End Rd

+44 843 309 3071

Monday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00

London Stansted Airport

+44 843 309 3071

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FLIZZR

7.4

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in London Stansted Airport

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Car Rental Village Coopers End Road

+44 844 248 6604

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London Airport Stansted STN

+44 844 499 3399

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Goldcar Rental SP

5.4

Fair

No reviews available

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London Stansted Airport (STN), Bassingbourn Rd

+44 203 898 0140

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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City Car & Truck Rentals

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London Stansted Airport

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Fox

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Europcar Car Rental Village

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Move Mee

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Novotel London Stansted Hotel, Round Coppice Road

+44 1279 210961

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Rhodium

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Car Rental Village Coopers End Road

+44 127 969 0762

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Shouqi

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Car Rental Village

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Car return is at the Car Rental Village Car Park

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Target Car Rental

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Car Rental Village Stansted-london Ap

+44 843 309 3071

Monday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday00:00 - 01:0006:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00

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Thrifty

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Centre Start Hill

+44 1279 655368

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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YourRent

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Stansted Airport

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38 travellers who hired a car in London Stansted Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.4

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Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

€41/day

Good deal

€29/day