Car Rental at Stansted Airport
Car hire at Stansted Airport
Find our car hire at Stansted Airport in the car rental village, just a short shuttle bus journey away from the airport's bus and coach station.
The airport coach and bus station is located opposite the main terminal entrance, follow the yellow signs marked 'car hire village' to catch a shuttle bus.
If you need to return your hire car in Stansted when we're closed, you just need to park your rental car in the return bays marked 'Avis Budget', and then leave your keys in the drop box located at the Avis Preferred cabin.
Address & Contact DetailsLondon Stansted Airport, Coopers End Road, London, CM24 1SJ. Tel: 03445446027
|Monday||06:30 - 23:59|
|Tuesday||06:30 - 23:59|
|Wednesday||06:30 - 23:59|
|Thursday||06:30 - 23:59|
|Friday||06:30 - 23:59|
|Saturday||06:30 - 23:30|
|Sunday||06:30 - 23:30|
Your car hire service at Stansted Airport and optional extras
Avis Preferred: Our customer loyalty programme rewards our loyal customers with a series of benefits. We know your time is precious and that’s why we prepare your paperwork in advance. When you come to our branch, you just need to show your driving licence – we won’t ask for your autograph. Sign up online before you travel – the programme is completely free.
Child seats: If you're travelling with children, make sure you book child seats when you reserve your vehicle.
Satellite navigation: Driving in London can take a bit of getting used to, but with our satellite navigation system it needn't be stressful. Make sure you're on the right road from the word go by requesting this service when you make your booking.
Van Hire Stansted
Looking for van hire near Braintree? Our van rental at Stansted Airport spans small hire vans, perfect for that weekend DIY project; medium vans, well suited to hauling rolls of carpet, heavy floor tiles, or moving the kids to university; and large hire vans to accommodate some or all your worldly goods.
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Don't forget the London Congestion Charge
This hire station is not in the London Congestion Charge zone but drivers travelling into central London between 7am and 6pm on Monday to Friday will have to pay the charge on a daily basis. Drivers should look out for the Congestion Charge signs en route.
Find out how to pay the charge. We can process the payment on your behalf for the first day of your hire, so you have more time to relax and enjoy the journey. Just let us know when you collect your hire car.
You will see notifications about a charge as you pass through the Dartford Crossing. You don’t need to do anything, or pay the fee in advance, as we will make the payment on your behalf. The crossing fee will be charged to the payment card registered to your rental within 14 days of the authority notifying us of the crossing, with no additional costs included.
Driving rules in United Kingdom
Which side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
- There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
- Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
- Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
- Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
- Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.