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Car Hire Stansted Airport

Car Hire Stansted Airport

Check your flightWe work with a number of companies offering car hire Stansted airport and these include international brands such as Europcar, Avis, Thrifty and Sixt. We also work with independent car hire suppliers like Green Motion, the environmentally friendly vehicle rental specialists.

With so many different options available, it can be difficult and time consuming to ensure that you are getting the cheapest car hire deal and this is where Indigo can help. We arrange hundreds of hire cars at Stansted each year and regularly compare the rates of all our suppliers so have an excellent all round knowledge of the most competitive deals.

All of the companies offering car hire Stansted airport have a wide range of vehicles available and all offer small, large and family cars with some also supplying People Carriers. Some of the rental companies such as Sixt rent a car can also provide larger vehicles such as minibuses and even Vans however for the most part it tends to be small to family sized cars that are available at Stansted.

Car Hire Companies at Stansted Airport

For those keen to help protect the environment, there are plenty of Eco-Friendly options with most of the suppliers offering cars with low emissions. Greenmotion in particular are a great option as they specialise in this area.

Below you can see an overview of the suppliers that we use at Stansted with information on opening hours and where they are based and if you require any further information then we are always happy to answer any questions you might have.

Most of the car hire companies at Stansted Airport are based with the airport, with desks in the International Arrivals Lounge. We also work with two off airport suppliers (Easirent and Green Motion) both of which provide a free meet and greet service.

Stansted airport is very popular with the Expat community as an entry point into the UK, particularly for those living in Spain and part of the reason for this is the fact that a number of low cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet have regular flights in to Stansted.

The staff at Indigo have many years of experience in arranging car hire for Expats and have a loyal customer base who return to us time after time as they know that we always strive to find the cheapest car hire deals at Stansted airport and every other location we service.

Our Reservation Manager Cherie Walker regularly travels to Spain both to exhibit at shows and to meet with the Expat community to explain the benefits of allowing a company like Indigo to arrange their car hire. If you are would like to arrange a rental car at Stansted or any of our other locations then you can contact her directly on +44 (0)113 880 0748 to discuss your needs.

Car Hire Stansted Airport
Car Hire Stansted Airport
Car Hire Stansted Airport

We work with all the major car hire Stansted Airport suppliers.

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All major credit cards are accepted for online booking

Pre-payments online are accepted by debit card however a major credit card will need to be presented on arrival. If you don’t hold a credit card our experienced agents can arrange for a debit card to be accepted for the deposit however this reservation needs to be placed via our team rather than online to guarantee your supplier will accept your payment method.

We can also accept various other types of payment however these bookings need to be made via telephone to confirm your payment type is acceptable.

Indigo car hire have no responsibility for failure to provide a major credit card in the drivers name on arrival unless a prior agreement has been agreed with our contact centre.
Types of payment available at Stansted Airport

Of our suppliers at Stansted Airport, Europcar and Avis are both based within the airport with desks in all terminals.

other suppliers offer a meet and greet service at the terminal into which you are arriving. You will receive instructions upon making a reservation.

One way car hire Stansted Airport

Due to its close proximity to London, one way car hire stansted airport tends to be a popular option for onward journeys. Most of the rental companies offer a one way hire service and many of them have locations throughout the UK where your hire car can be returned.

It is important to remember that there is normally a charge for one way car hire and this can vary greatly between companies, particularly if you are returning the vehicle a significant distance from the airport. As we deal regularly with all the suppliers above, we can give you the best advice on which company best suits your needs and how you can get the lowest possible rental rates.
About Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is a particularly well known as being a good option for budget flights and is strongly associated with the Irish airline Ryanair who serve over one hundred destinations out of Stansted. The airport is particularly popular with the expat community with many people flying to and from Spain on a regular basis.

One of the most appealing points about Stansted airport is it’s close proximity to London which making a great option who want to quickly get to the capital without having to pay the premium rates associated with Heathrow airport.

Stansted is one of a number of airports in the UK owned by the BAA which also owns Heathrow airport and is the former owner of Gatwick airport.

Payment For Car Hire Stansted Airport

Due to our many suppliers and various deals we can now bring you debit card car hire at Stansted airport. Often you will find that most car hire companies will only take credit cards and won’t do it without credit cards at all. However we offer the fairly unique service of debit card car hire at Stansted airport. For more information on debit card car hire Stansted Airport please click here.

Unlike most other airports, we have a supplier at Stansted that is willing to make their vehicles available to almost anyone providing the driver has a valid licence and proof of identity. The main difference is the amount of payment types they will accept. Electron cards, Switch, Solo and Cirrus are all acceptable as are postpay visa cards.

Our Young Driver Car Hire Stansted Airport deal is available only for drivers aged 23 or more.
Unfortunately, due to many changes in the rental provider’s policies, at this location we cannot hire cars to the drivers under this age.
This service is subject to availability and sometimes it can incur extra cost, which our agents will disclose to you prior booking.

No Deposit Car Hire Stansted Airport

Struggling to get the funds together for the holiday, the car hire and wait the deposit that comes with that too? We have found a solution for you, we can hire our cars out without a deposit. Sometimes however car rental with no deposit required is unavailable due to low availability during peak season therefor we also arranged a backup offer of low deposit car hire. More information on our no deposit car rental offer can be found here.

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So Helpful

Apr 02, 2015 by Rhean A

Indigo are always super cheap, and really helpful when it comes to answering my questions. Would thoroughly recommend and have specifically had great service from both Rob and Cherie in the past.


Excellent, fast, clear service

Mar 20, 2015 by LUCY kENDRICK

Needed advice on having a uk passport , but being a french resident in order to ensure no problems once at car hire desk. Rob Selby as ever provides consistently excellent client service in an era where this is becoming rarer and rarer. The car hire from London Stansted was booked in a trice with no fear of hidden charges or rip offs.
Thank you once again to Indigo and Rob Selby for sorting all of this out.


Refreshingly helpful and friendly

Mar 20, 2015 by adrian chittock

Got the car I wanted at a good rate with a debit card in very little time. Was expecting hassle and bureaucracy. Impressed!


So impressed

Apr 08, 2014 by Susan Clarke

So impressed with the choice of cars and online chat available when I made the booking for stansted airport. Enterprise were Brilliant, we were offered a really good deal to upgrade to automatic. The guy who served us couldn't have been more helpful. Keep up the good work, I'll definitely be back.
Thank you for the brilliant service and prices


No problems

Sep 13, 2013 by Rod Pow

Completely hassle free experience - just as you would hope for. Re an earlier comment - even the on site car hire stands are a fair wee walk from the terminal if you're pushing a trolley. A delivery service or minibus would be a big improvement.


Indigo Car Hire , USA 4.9 5.0 15 15 Very high standard of service, as I required rental using visa debit,my car hire was made very easy for me. Would highly recommend this company.
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