Book your rental car at Stansted airport early using DriveNow's
simple-to-operate system that allows you to compare rates from the UK's top
rental providers including Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and SIXT and save with
discounted advance rental rates.
DriveNow's booking service is free to use with no booking fees to worry about. So all you need to do is select your dates and
the car you are after, complete the quick and easy booking screen and your
rental is locked in at the rate you booked. A confirmation email will be
immediately sent to you so you can rest easy knowing this job has been completed
ahead of time.
With no deposit or prepayment required in many instances there's no need to pull out your
credit card until you collect and pay for your rental car at Stansted Airport,
where you can also choose optional extras such insurance reduction, GPS or child
booster seats. For the latter we always recommend booking these when making your
online car booking as child seats are popular and rental branches have limited
DriveNow searches Stansted airport rental car rates from the UK's best rental
car companies so you can find a great deal when you need to hire a car at
How old do I need to be to hire a car at Stansted airport?
In the UK, you need to be at least 21 to hire a car, but be aware that most
car rental companies will only rent cars to those over age 25.
Those who fall in the age bracket of 21-25 may be required to pay a surcharge,
which can vary depending on which car rental company you decide to go with. This age group may face a limit on the type and size of car they can hire and may need to stick to smaller vehicle choices.
Can I hire an automatic car?
Most UK car rentals are manual transmission, but you can hire an automatic.
These tend to be slightly more expensive to rent.
What rules do I need to be aware of when driving in the UK?
You will need to keep left on the roads and remember that speed is measured
in miles, while petrol and diesel are dispensed in litres.
The speed limits are the same across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and
Wales, making it easy for you to get around the UK.
On motorways, the speed limit is 70mph, on major highways it is 60mph and in
other urban traffic it is 30mph.
What optional extras can I get when renting my car?
- Child Seats - Children under 12 or less than 135cm tall must use a child booster seat.
Book your booster seats when making your car rental booking as branches have
limited numbers and can run out during peak periods.
- Sat-Nav - handy for travelling in unfamiliar territory GPS satellite navigation guidance systems
can be rented - charged on a daily rate.
- Insurance Excess reduction - all rental vehicles come with basic insurance
cover. You can reduce your liability in the event of an accident by paying a
daily excess reduction fee. This varies between suppliers, a guide would be £12-£28 depending upon vehicle
size. If you are visiting the UK and have travel insurance check the policy as
many include car hire excess reductions which can be a great saving.