In total there are 6 Stansted Airport Car Rental Companies based within the terminal of the airport and they all provide well-maintained vehicles which are under a year old. These are Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National. Each firm is special in its own individual way and offers different overall packages to their customers taxi from gatwick to heathrow.
For the James Bond among you, Avis may well be the one to consider as nestling among its stable of Prestige cars is the Aston Martin Vantage. If there is also a Mrs Bond then an additional driver can be added for a fee of just £20 plus VAT.
Avis now operates a new, faster service which promises to get the keys in your hands in under 3 minutes or you receive £20. This service is due to be available shortly at Stansted and the only requirement is that renters first sign-up for free membership to Avis Preferred.
From all London locations you can also now hire from Avis the environmentally friendly hybrid car the Toyota Prius which runs on a mixture of petrol and electric motor. The big advantage with this vehicle is that if you are planning to do a lot driving in Central London then the congestion charge is waived.
If you want to rent a car for just a very short period of time, than Hertz offer 3,6 or 9 hour rental agreements. This is great for those just flying in for the day for business meetings and can help to save money. Hertz also provide non-prepaid rates which means you pay at the end of the rental and included in the quoted price is unlimited mileage, theft protection,
Collision damage waiver, vehicle licence fund tax, VAT, free reservation amendments and 24 hour roadside assistance. Do note though that additional insurance will need to be taken out to insure against personal damage.
Hertz also works in conjunction with the flight provider Ryanair, which offers a host of flights from Stansted to such destination as Newquay to Seville. This entitles Ryanair´s passengers to reduce rates through Hertz. The same applies to those flying to Istanbul with Pegasus Airlines who have joined up with Budget Rent-a-Car.
Budget is also one of the Stansted Airport Car Rental firms who supplies automatic vehicles for disabled drivers. They are fitted with Lynx Hand Controls and other suitable equipment to help those especially with lower limb disability.
Often people will car hire at Stansted Airport as a cheaper alternative to using taxis but if your final destination is far away from Stansted then in the past in has been an option that has had to be discounted. Alamo and Europcar though offer one way rentals which means that you can drop the car off at a completely different location from the place you started for a small fee.
They both provide optional extras from roof racks to child safety seats while Europcar also offers TomTom in-car navigation systems at a charge of £9.99 a day to make sure you don’t get lost on your adventure.
With the largest fleet in the UK, National are bound to have something within their range of more than 40,000 models to suit your needs. They also have different payment methods including booking by credit card over the phone or by opening an account which entitles you to a credit period and no up-front payment.