Car Hire from London Stansted Airport (STN)


Today and every day, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness in the industry. Now more than ever, our customers and employees deserve to know we stand behind that commitment with the Complete Clean Pledge. We pledge to go above and beyond our already rigorous cleaning protocols, including strict sanitising procedures to protect the health and safety of all.

Car Rental COVID-19 FAQs

Is Enterprise open?

Yes. Enterprise is an essential services provider that remains open to meet critical transportation and personal mobility needs. We are committed and ready to help you get wherever you need to be.

What steps are being taken to clean rental cars?

Each rental vehicle at Enterprise is thoroughly cleaned between every rental and backed with our Complete Clean Pledge. This includes washing, vacuuming, general wipe down, and sanitising with a disinfectant that meets leading health authority requirements, with particular attention to more than 20-plus high-touch points. We also extend the Complete Clean Pledge to our shuttles (for airport locations) and neighborhood branches. 

What is the current car rental process?

To help protect both customers and employees, we have modified our car rental process. This includes the addition of kerbside rentals at our locations to help promote social distancing by getting you quickly on your way while avoiding foot traffic in our locations.

Delivery is also offered at select car rental locations throughout the country. Please contact your rental branch for availability.

Whether you are picking your vehicle up kerbside, or if we deliver it to you, we’re committed to maintaining proper distance throughout the process.

How does car rental return work during the Coronavirus outbreak?

If you are currently renting a car with us, your local branch should be reaching out to you about options to return your rental vehicle. If you have any additional questions or are looking for more information, please call 0800 111 4312. 

Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?

You can modify or cancel your reservation via our website or mobile app. We have extended our existing no-fee cancellation policy to include customers with pre-paid rentals booked directly through us. To extend your car rental, you can click “Call to Extend Your Rental” in our mobile app. You can also call your rental branch or 0800 800 227 to extend your reservation. 

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Location Details for London Stansted Airport (STN)



Renting a Car at London Stansted Airport (STN)

Local Car Hire at Stansted Airport

Although it is one of London's major transport hubs, many visitors to Stansted Airport can be surprised by just how far it is from the city centre. Onward travel from the airport, which is actually in rural Essex, is essential for most business travellers as well as tourists. Thankfully, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is located close to the terminal building on Coopers End Road, just to the north of the airport's main mid-stay car park. By choosing to hire a car, you can be in the suburbs of London within 30 minutes and in the centre of the capital soon after that. The quickest route is via the M11 motorway, which connects to the North Circular ring road (A406). If you are heading to other parts of the south-east of England, then these are all accessible via the M25 orbital motorway, which is two junctions to the south, via the M11. Because of Stansted Airport's location to the northeast of the capital, it is also an ideal place to begin exploring East Anglia, which includes the famous cathedral cities of Norwich, Ely and Cambridge. The Essex coastline is about an hour's drive away via the A120. Stansted Airport lies close to the market town of Bishop's Stortford, just over the county border in Hertfordshire. Here, you can find shops and accommodation, if required, before setting out on your onward journey.

Cheap Car Rental at Stansted Airport

As a car hire operator that prides itself on excellent deals, there is no better option for renting a vehicle in the area around Stansted Airport. For example, customers can take advantage of the low pricing if they book online in advance. Not only is this often cheaper than turning up without a booking, but you will be able to view any special offers or promotions that happen to be available. Alternatively, seek out one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on offer to provide you with exceptional value for money during your stay, no matter how far and wide you intend to travel. Enterprise cars are maintained to a high standard, so you should always expect a vehicle that is in top condition, regardless of how attractive the pricing may be.

One-Way Car Hire from Stansted Airport

As one of the three major airports serving the UK's capital, many visitors will prefer to return their chosen hire car to another Enterprise outlet, particularly those serving the other two big London airports, Gatwick and Heathrow. This is certainly possible – as is returning your car to other popular airports in the area, such as Luton and Southend International. In fact, Enterprise has locations all over the country, so all you need to do is to let them know where you are headed to and they will advise you of the nearest branch.

A Wide Range of Vehicles to Hire

There are plenty of cars to choose from at Stansted Airport. Budget vehicles are available as either Class A Minis or Large Compacts. If you have passengers with you, then you might prefer to consider a 5-door Economy or an Intermediate vehicle. Business drivers can opt for Premium cars, as well as vehicles such as the Large 4x4s - the very thing if you want a prestigious vehicle to make an impression on your clients. People who are intending to travel with a large party should consider the merits of the exceptionally well looked after Full-Size MPVs.

Driving Information in Stansted Airport

Visitors to the UK from overseas should know that drivers sit on the right-hand side of the car, as motoring is always conducted on the left-hand side of the road. The nearby M11 motorway has a speed limit of 70 mph. The dual-carriageway sections of the A120 trunk road, which runs east-west past Stansted Airport has the same speed limitation, but parts of the road close to the terminal building restrict your legal speed further, so be careful and always take notice of the maximum speed signs. The southbound M11 is a three-lane motorway but the northbound section of it, towards Cambridge, has only two lanes and this can lead to congestion at peak hours. The nearest filling stations to the airport are located off the A120, close to the Holiday Inn building, and at Birchanger Green Services, which are situated just off the roundabout intersection of the M11, and the A120.