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Hertz Car Rental

Hertz Car Rental – London Stansted International Airport (STN)




Located 40km to the northeast of the capital, London Stansted International Airport has more European destinations than any other UK airport. A major base for low-cost carriers, over 24 million passengers passed through its main terminal building in 2016, and Stansted also runs cargo services to various international destinations.


For the past century, Hertz Car Rental has been supplying countless customers from around the globe with a wide range of quality cars, enabling them to explore diverse environments in comfort and convenience. Customers arriving at the London Stansted International Airport branch of Hertz Car Rental can quickly and with minimal fuss pick up a vehicle of their choice and drop it off there or at another branch of Hertz when they’ve finished with it, allowing them great flexibility in their travel arrangements.



About the airport


The airport had its origins in 1943 when it was used by the RAF, but commercial operations did not begin until 1966 when holiday charter companies started using it to avoid the higher costs associated with Heathrow and Gatwick. The whole airport was redeveloped in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with Norman Foster designing the present terminal building. Long-haul services also started in the early 1990s with flights to and from Chicago. Plans for a second runway were abandoned in 2010, although the terminal building was redeveloped again in 2013.


London Stansted International Airport has one main terminal building and three oblong passenger satellite buildings. The London Stansted International branch of Hertz can be found on the ground floor of the terminal within an easy walk of arrivals.



How to rent a car at London Stansted International Airport


The Hertz Car Rental branch is open Monday to Sunday, 6.30am to 1.00am. a drop-off and pick-up service operates out-of-hours and can be arranged through the Reservation Centre.


You need to be at least 25 years of age in order to rent a car through Hertz at London Stansted International Airport. On payment of an additional young driver surcharge of £33.60 per day this is lowered to 23, although for a number of high-performance and luxury models the minimum age is fixed at either 25 or 30, depending on the vehicle. When you arrive at the Hertz desk to pick up your car you’ll be required to show a number of documents, including a full driving licence and also an International Driving Permit (IDP) if you are coming to Stansted Airport from outside of the EU. A valid passport and, if you’re from a non-EU country, a valid ID will also be required. All documents relating to pre-booked vehicles will also be required, and payments can be made by debit and credit card.



Additional information:


  • The optional Hertz NeverLost navigational system which is fitted to the dash is useful for negotiating the roads around Stansted.


  • A Chauffeur-Drive service is offered by Hertz for customers who are unable, or do not wish, to drive themselves.


Driving in the UK


When you drive any form of hire vehicle in the UK you must be in possession of a full and valid driving licence, and also of the appropriate level of insurance cover. Additional information concerning driving in the UK is available here.



Nearby attractions


The most obvious attraction within easy reach of London Stansted International Airport is the capital itself. The historic university city of Cambridge is also easy to reach by car, and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford is just 30 minutes away. The roads are all excellently signposted and beautifully maintained, and driving in this semi-rural part of southeast England is a pleasure in itself.


David Elliott



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