About London Stansted Airport (STN)

Address: Car Rental Village Coopers End Road, Coopers End Road,, Stansted, Cm24 1rj

London Stansted Airport (STN) is located in Essex, with the closest major city being London. Central London is approximately 68 km (42 miles) from the airport.

London Stansted Airport is a popular site for airport car rentals simply because of how busy the airport is and the need to get to places quickly without the help of convenient public transport.

It is home to several budget-friendly airlines, and is the main London airport base for the low-cost carrier Ryanair.  Millions of people travel from all over Europe to and from London Stansted on Ryanair. From here, you can explore London or the surrounding countryside, or simply get to your destination in the UK, a feat made all the easier by having rental car access.

  Getting around

Once your plan has landed, it's time to pick up your London Stansted Airport car rental. You'll need to take a free shuttle bus from the airport to your specific car rental companies location to pick up your car. From the airport, it will take you roughly an hour with good traffic to get to central London.  The chances are that you’ll be driving to other places to, so the road system from Stansted connects you to all the major arterial roads.

If you're planning to stay outside of the city, you'll find that having a car rental will make your life easier. For example, you can drive straight to the town of Chelmsford, which will take 35 minutes by car or bus. If you have to wait for a bus, it'll take even longer. Travelling by train will take over an hour to get to Chelmsford.  The reality is that the time taken on transport alternatives may well cost you in terms of lost time and cost you more compared to the price of a rental car.

London itself is filled with things for you to see and do. Once you get into the city, avoid congestion fees by parking your car in a car park and getting out onto inner city public transport to explore. Many of the areas are served by public transportation once you're in the city, so you can take the Underground or bus to get from place to place. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Tower of London or Piccadilly Circus.

  Choosing your car

When choosing your London Stansted Airport car rental, we have plenty of options for you to choose from. Because we provide you information on multiple competitors, were able to offer some of the lowest rates on a car hire. Before you rent a car with us you can read reviews from the thousands of customers who have come before, who we survey about their overall experience with each of the car companies. Choose from an economy sized Volkswagen vehicle to a large passenger van if you have more than four adults who will be travelling together.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at London Airport Stansted


When you're in London, you will be driving on the left-hand side of the road as opposed to the right-hand side, which is common in most of Europe.


It's important to note that in the United Kingdom, U-turns are allowed anywhere that it is not expressly forbidden through signage, as long as to do so is considered safe.


Most cars have a manual transmission unless you request an automatic transmission, so make sure to get an automatic if you don't know how to drive a manual.


There are two types of pedestrian crosswalks: zebras and pelicans. At a pelican crosswalk, traffic signals will stop traffic for you, while you must walk out at a zebra crosswalk, stopping traffic.


Roundabouts are common in England, and you will find that some areas have a double roundabout or even more in one location.


Certain areas of London have a congestion charge when you drive through the area, which you will be billed later.