Car Hire at Luton Airport

Self drive or chauffeur driven car hire is the perfect transport option if you are planning your trip to or from the airport, especially if you are travelling in a large group as you can split
the cost of the hire between you. If you book your rental far enough in advance then it is quite often considerably cheaper than public transport.

The car hire providers at Luton Airport can be found in the Onward Travel Centre in the Arrivals Hall. They should be clearly signposted throughout the airport. Once you receive your keys your car hire provider will direct you to your car.

For the cheapest car hire options you should try and book your car hire online in advance. This way you can make the most of any deals the providers have to offer and relax knowing your travel plans are sorted.

Direct Bookings

Provider
Contact
Telephone
Website
europcar luton logo
+ 44 (0) 871 384 1087
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enterprise car hire luton logo
+ 44 (0) 871 384 1140
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avis luton logo
+ 44 (0) 8445 446 007
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sixt luton logo
+44 (0) 844 499 3399
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hertz luton logo
+ 44 (0) 843 309 3099
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budget luton logo
+ 44 (0) 808 284 4444
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Online comparison sites

Online comparison sites are a great resource if you are looking for cheap car hire from Luton Airport. This is because they can compare all of the providers at Luton in seconds to let you know who has the cheapest offer.

The Car Hire Centre is an online comparison site that compares all of the providers located at Luton to find out who has the cheapest rental. If you are looking for a quote for car rental at Luton Airport then you can visit them online or call +44 (0)844 816 0099 for a quote.

Map of Luton Car Hire Locations

Sixt Rent-a-car Luton Airport
(LU1 1HZ)
Enterprise Luton Airport
(LU2 9NW)
Hertz Car Hire Luton Airport
(LU2 9LF)
Avis Car Hire Luton Airport
(LU2 9LU)
Budget Luton Airport
(LU2 9LS)
easyCar Luton Airport
(LU2 9LY)
Europcar Luton Airport
(LU2 9NH)

Car Hire Information

Information for Under 25s

Young drivers have a rough ride when it comes to hiring a car. There are so many different regulations and additional charges it can start to get confusing.

Each car hire provider at Luton Airport actually has a different minimum age of hire requirement. Many of the providers at Luton Airport only allow drivers over the age of 21, but some are 23 and above. Hertz are the only car hire provider offering
a student discount to NUS holder so they can save you money.

car rental luton

The majority of the Luton airport car hire providers charge a fee called a young driver’s surcharge to customers’ rentals if they are under the age of 25. This charge is mandatory and you will be charged per rental day. The fee is added because
of the increased risk young drivers pose to hire car providers.

Documents Needed

If you hire a car from Luton Airport you will need to show your provider:

  • Your original photo card driving license. Paper counterparts wererecently abolished, so you should check with the car hire provider as to whether or not you will need this.
  • A second form of identification such as a utility bill or passport; anything with your address on it

You should check with your provider if they require any other documents as all providers are different and have different policies regarding paperwork.

Car Hire Tips

When you hire a vehicle you are bombarded with rental requirements, optional extras and additional charges and penalties. Here are a few helpful tips to remember when hiring a vehicle from Luton Airport.

1. Booking your vehicle

When you book your vehicle you should try and book your vehicle as far in advance as possible. This will help you save money as you can take advantage of hire in advance deals and discounts providers offer. During the booking you will be asked
if you want to pay now or pay at the location when you collect the vehicle. You should always choose to pay now as it is always cheaper than paying later.

2. Collecting your vehicle

Firstly you need to make sure you have all of the documents you need to present when you collect your car. This includes your booking reference and the documents listed above. Remember your credit card you made the booking on as well. Once you
receive your car rental keys check the vehicle for any damage. If you find any damage report it to the provider and make sure they document the damage on their formal report.

3. During the rental

You need to familiarise yourself with the vehicle. Make sure you know how to use the windscreen wipers, headlights and any other features which may differ to your own vehicle. Make sure you know whether the car takes Petrol or Diesel so you do
not fill it up with the wrong fuel.

You will also need to familiarise yourself with the destination. Make sure you know the rules and regulations in your rental country. If you do not know the area very well then try to bring your own SatNav or request one from your provider. Not
all providers have satellite navigation systems so try and request them when you make the booking.

4. Returning the vehicle

Try and return the vehicle on time, late returns may result in an extra day’s rental added to your booking.

These are just a few car hire tips you should consider when hiring a vehicle.

Car Hire Insurance

You should consider purchasing what is called car hire excess insurance for your Luton airport car rental. If your car is damaged or in an accident car hire providers will charge you an excess to fix the car which can cost anything up to £2,000.
If you buy car hire excess insurance to cover your rental period you can claim back the car hire excess your provider charges you. For more information please visit Insurance4carhire.

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Airport Surcharge

Airport Surcharge is the additional fee added to your rental if you collect your car from an airport. Airports are charged for having a branch at the airport so they pass this charge onto their customers. Contact your provider for more information.

One Way Hire

A one way car hire is a great of getting to, from or between airports. You can collect your vehicle from any of your provider’s UK branches and drop it off at a different airport or local branch. Most providers charge you more for doing this as
it means their cars are at different locations all over the country. However, Europcar, National and Alamo offer this service to airport visitors from only £49 with their Airport Connect service. Luton Airport Guide visitors can book Airport Connect with Europcar from £49.

Luton Airport Car Hire Providers

The car hire providers at Luton Airport offer a range of different products and extras for a range of prices. You will find more information on this further down the page.

Provider Extras

The car hire providers offer the following products at Luton Airport:

Child Seats
Satellite Navigation
Hire via Phone App
Disabled Driver Hand Controls

europcar luton

  • Distance from airport : 0 miles
  • Location:Onward Travel Centre
  • Location on map

Europcar offer brand new vehicles 24 hours a day at luton Airport.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Europcar at Luton Airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Free delivery and collection

Europcar offer their customers delivery and collections service for free ( Terms and conditions apply). For more information call 0871 3849900.

Minimum age of hire

You must be over 22 to hire a car from Luton Airport with Europcar.

Drivers under 25 will be charged £32.50 per day young driver’s surcharge.

Cost of additional driver

Additional drivers can be added to your rental from around £10 per day but prices may vary.

One Way

You can also choose to do one way hire, so you can pick up your rental car at a different destination to where you will drop it off.

Services for disabled drivers

To request disabled driver services please call 0871 384 3113. Please note that you must request disabled driver controls at least 48 hours in advance.

 

enterprise luton

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  • Location:Onward Travel Centre
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car is a premium car hire brand offering top quality vehicles at low prices. You can book one way hire to or from the airport.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Enterprise opening Hours:

  • Sun-Fri: 7am until 11:30pm

Minimum age of hire

Drivers must be over 25 to hire a car with Enterprise in the UK and in some cases the age restrictions may be higher.

Cost of additional driver

You will be charged from £10 for each additional driver on your booking and this fee may vary.

Enterprise Plus

Enterprise Car have a loyalty scheme called Enterprise Plus. The scheme offers points that you can redeem against car hire.

One way

You can hire your car from one location and drop it off at another which is useful for airport transfers.

Drivers with disabilities

Drivers with disabilities can request adaptations to their hire vehicle as long as you notify them two business days in advance.

 

hertz luton

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  • Location:Onward Travel Centre
  • Location on map

Your journey starts when you collect your car hire from Hertz. They will provide you with the ultimate rental experience so you can make the most of your travels.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Hertz at Luton Airport is open 7 days a week from 7am until 11.30pm. .

Minimum age of hire

The minimum age for a hire with Hertz is 23 and drivers under the age of 25 will have to pay a Young Driver Surcharge of £30 per day. Hertz offer student discounts for those aged 23 and above but a Young Driver Surcharge
still applies if you are under 25.

Cost of additional driver

You can add drivers to your booking from £12 per rental day, and the maximum charge per rental is £90.

Services for physically challenged drivers

There are various services Hertz offer their physically challenged customers. To find out more or book additional features please call (0044) 0870 840 0084 or (0044) 0870 599 66 99 at least 24 hours before your booking starts.

 

budget luton

Low cast rental for every type of renter. Whether you are a family, business commuter or a tourist Budget will have a deal for you.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening hours

  • 7:00 – 23:00

Minimum age of hire

The minimum age to hire a car with Budget is 23 years old and drivers under the age of 25 will be charged a young driver’s surcharge of £39 per day.

Price to add an additional driver to the booking

Additional drivers cost £10 per rental day.

Disabled Driver Options

To find out the options available to disabled drivers and to reserve hand controls please call 0808 284 4444, at least two working days before your hire date.

 

avis luton

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  • Location:Onward Travel Centre
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Avis try harder to bring you the best car hire experience at the lowest price possible. You can take advantage of their fantastic seasonal deals all year round to get the best priced car hire possible.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Avis at Luton Airport is open Monday to Sunday from 07:00-23:00 hours. You can return your car any time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Minimum age of hire

Car hire is available for those over 17 years old, however, there are massive young driver’s surcharges that vary dependent on the age and on the model of car up until the age of 25. Some cars will only be available to those over a certain
age.

Cost of additional driver

Avis at Luton Airport allow you to add drivers to your booking from only £12.76 per day.

Disabled Driver Options

Avis provide their disabled drivers with a range of optional extras to assist with their retal. For more information or to book extras please call 08445 81 81 81 at least 48 hours before the start of your rental.

 

Sixt luton

When wishing to rent a car from Luton Airport, Sixt offer a meet and greet service. When you land you can be met personally be a member of their staff who will take you just around the corner to their physical location. Book in advance and enjoy
their complimentary shuttle service.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

07:00 – 23:00

24 hour return available.

What to do out of hours

Outside of regular opening hours it is possible to book online, via their smart phone app or simply give them a call: +44 (0)844 499 3399.

Minimum age of hire

The minimum age of hire with Sixt is 21 years old and drivers under the age of 25 will have to pay a young driver’s surcharge of £36 a day. For different car groups the age may vary.

What’s the cost of an additional driver?

A charge of £8.99 per day will be added for any additional driver.

Mobile Reservation

You can book your car hire with Sixt from your phone if you have an iPhone, Android or mobile device.

Exclusive discounts

20% discount is exclusive to the Luton Airport Guide. 20% discount is only available for hire pickups from Luton Airport. For more information read the T&C on the Sixt website.

 

 

This page was last updated on the 13th January 2015. Whilst we endeavour to keep this information up to date, do contact us if you are aware of any errors.