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Luton Car Hire

Luton Car Hire

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Luton car hire information

Pick-up location Luton
Rental locations 38
Airport locations 22

Luton car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,471 reviews)
1 location in Luton
Alamo
Locations in Luton
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 158 239 0969
Rated no. 2
Budget
budget
10.0 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Luton
Budget
Locations in Luton
9 Church Street
+44 344 544 8166
London Luton Airport
+44 344 544 4646
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
14 Dec 2016
Pros: Upgraded to a bigger car (no small ones available) which turned out to be a dream to drive. Gave me their local telephone number so I wouldn't have to pay premium rate as I knew I would probably have to extend hire. I did extend but there was no hassle abot that - just paid an extra day's hire at the rate I'd originally booked. No delay at check in or check out. Was I just lucky with my timing?
10.0 Excellent
4 May 2018
Pros: Everything
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
7.9 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Luton
Enterprise
Locations in Luton
1c Hazelbury Crescent
+44 158 243 1122
Car Rental Airport
+44 158 239 0969
  • 6.7
  • 10.0
  • 9.3
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent
27 Jul 2016
All worked out fine
Pros: Excellent friendly staff, offered an upgrade (but at a cost), efficient checking in and out. Car all fine.
Cons: I was originally told at booking that we had the option of a pick -up and drop off from Luton Airport to City Centre but turned out we didn't.
10.0 Excellent
16 Dec 2016
Excellent service and value for money
Pros: Promptness at the desk and professionalism
Cons: Can't name one this time
5.2 Okay
13 Feb 2019
Cons: completely misleading was sold insurance online for the car. rental compamy would not recognize the policy that I was sold and would not release the car! never using kayak again
Rated no. 4
Hertz
5.7 Okay (3 reviews)
2 locations in Luton
Hertz
Locations in Luton
Building 250,president Way
+44 843 309 3046
Dallow Road, Hatters Car Sales
+44 158 280 3520
  • 4.7
  • 8.7
  • 6.0
  • 4.7
  • 4.7
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre
29 Sep 2017
Overcharged for small scratch.
Cons: Small scratch on the fender, no longer than an inch, Hertz charged us $150. Shameful for something that would come out with a bit of wax.
3.6 Mediocre
10 Jun 2018
Confusing
Cons: Very poorly marked, very confusing drop off with no paperwork offered.
10.0 Excellent
26 May 2017
Pros: Dave in Luton was very efficient and help us get a great taxi into the city. The great service will bring me back to Hertz in the future and I'll certainly recommend Hertz to others!
Cons: Nothing!
Rated no. 5
GREEN MOTION
greenmotion
5.6 Okay (1 review)
2 locations in Luton
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Luton
Green Motion Located Inside Hampton By Hilton Kimpton Road,nLuton
+44 158 224 6750
Prudence Place Proctor Way
  • 4.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
7 Mar 2017
Be prepared for a bumpy ride to save money
Pros: The car was new and the original cost was low.
Cons: While the heathrow branch is a different experience, renting in Luton is quite a headache, to say the least. For first time visitors, it is extremely difficult to find. Then, there are far too few people working, doing b oth the rental agreements and payment, and giving out/recieving cars. The worst though is the apparent directive they have been told to create extra income almost by any means necessary. This means they overcharge for everything they can (my plane was delayed, had to pay extra for arriving late. Others couldnt find the place, also had a late fee. Charged more for taking a debit card, etc.). Possibly the worst is the "damage" control on the car, where they quickly lead first time renters to look past small scratches in the car when taking them out and then amazingly find them upon return and demand exorbitant fees (150 GBP for scratches on a hubcap?). You can prepare yourself and take pictures of the car while still in the lot before you take it, but be prepared to joust with the fees they try to tack on both at the beginning and upon return.
Rated no. 6
Easirent
easirent
3.2 Mediocre (4 reviews)
2 locations in Luton
Easirent
Locations in Luton
Grove Rd, Airparks - Slip End
+44 158 278 8231
c/o Airparks, Grove Road
+44 158 234 4812
  • 2.5
  • 3.0
  • 4.5
  • 3.0
  • 3.0
Recent reviews
2.8 Mediocre
27 Apr 2019
Pros: Nothing. Even though staff were reasonably polite. I was charged an additional 98 pounds because I rented through a US website. In addition, they did not accept the third party insurance I had bought so I had to "block" 1,500 pounds on my credit card - which will take up to 28 days to release
Cons: Upfront information that I would have these additional expenses. Car was not ready on time and it was not clean (smelt of cigarettes)
4.8 Okay
16 May 2019
Pros: The vehicle was fine
Cons: Too many hidden charges. Classic “bait and switch”. Locations were inconvenient.
2.4 Mediocre
25 Jun 2018
Pros: Nothing to like about this company
Cons: Took 2 hours to get the car, there were only three others in front of us
2.8 Mediocre
30 Jun 2019
Pros: Easy drop off
Cons: Double charged for alternate location drop off. Over charged for car seat. Didn’t have my car type, “upgrades” to a car from an SUV that I couldn’t fit my family in. Downgraded to a mini van to fit family but didn’t change price.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
5 locations in Luton
Sunnycars
Locations in Luton
Airport Way
Dallow Road
Friendless Lane Flamsted
Grove Road - Airparks - Slip End
President Way
Avis
avis
2 locations in Luton
Avis
Locations in Luton
Arndale Service Station
+44 344 544 6076
Car Hire Center
+44 344 544 6021
Europcar
europcar
2 locations in Luton
Europcar
Locations in Luton
Car Hire Centre, Building 250
+44 371 384 3413
Unit 1 Barratt Industrial Park
+44 371 384 5919
Firefly
firefly
2 locations in Luton
Firefly
Locations in Luton
250 President Way
+44 843 309 3046
Dallow Road, Hatters Car Sales
+44 158 280 3520
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Luton
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Luton
Car Hire Centre, Building 250 Luton Airport President Way
8713843413
Unit 1 Barratt Industrial Park, Airport Way
+44 371 384 5919
Sixt
2 locations in Luton
Sixt
Locations in Luton
24-34 Crawley Road
+44 207 018 8246
Prudence Place, Proctor Way
+44 207 018 8246
Advantage
advantage
1 location in Luton
Advantage
Locations in Luton
Luton Airport - Europcar President Way Car Hire Centre, Building
080 0777 5500
City Car & Truck Rentals
city
1 location in Luton
City Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Luton
Luton Airport
FLIZZR
flizzr
1 location in Luton
FLIZZR
Locations in Luton
Car Hire Centre, Building 250 Luton Airport President Way
+44 844 499 3399
Goldcar Rental SP
goldcar
1 location in Luton
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Luton
London Luton Airport (LTN), Airport Way
+44 203 898 0140
INTERRENT
interrent
1 location in Luton
INTERRENT
Locations in Luton
InterRent Rental Office
+44 158 268 9648
National
national
1 location in Luton
National
Locations in Luton
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 158 239 0969
Rhodium
rhodium
1 location in Luton
Rhodium
Locations in Luton
Car Hire Centre, Building 250 Luton Airport President Way
+44 158 268 9648
Thrifty
thrifty
1 location in Luton
Thrifty
Locations in Luton
24 Crescent Road
+44 158 234 3380
YourRent
yourrent
1 location in Luton
YourRent
Locations in Luton
Luton Airport
13 travellers who rented a car in Luton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

Car hire locations in Luton

When to book a hire car in Luton

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Top tips for renting a car in Luton

  • A hire car is the best way to explore not only the town of Luton, but also nearby London, the English countryside, and the east coast, as it gives you the freedom that public transport doesn’t provide. Head to the beautiful Wrest Park or embark on a road trip to London, which is only 33 miles south of Luton, or explore the Chilterns area to see the best of the UK countryside.
  • All the big car hire agencies, including Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz, can be found at London Luton (LTN), which is less than 4 miles away from the town center. The car hire desks can be found at the Car Hire Center, which is accessed via a free shuttle bus that you can catch at Bay C in the Arrivals terminal bus station. Tourists will only need their domestic driver's license to rent a vehicle in the UK.
  • When driving in the United Kingdom, remember that traffic runs on the left-hand side of the road, and the steering wheel is on the right-side of the vehicle. If you’re heading to London, know that there is a congestion charge of £11.50 a day for driving in the city center. Speed limits tend to drop by 20 mph on roads in and around Luton, especially in the vicinity of the airport, so look for posted signs.
  • Although traffic in Luton itself isn’t horrible, there are some traffic jams both on the M1 and the M25, which provide access to the airport. Morning rush hour usually lasts from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., while evening rush hour is between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. If you have to be at airport at a specific time, avoid driving during those hours as it can easily add up to an hour to your travel time.
  • Book your rental car in Luton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Luton

What is the best rental car company in Luton?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Luton are Alamo (8.7, 6471 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12809 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 3840 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

Car hire companies onsite at Gatwick Airport include Europcar, Easirent, Sixt, Hertz and Avis.

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Heathrow Airport (LHR)?

Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow Airport include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Easirent, Sixt, Hertz and Avis.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Gatwick Airport (LGW)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gatwick Airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Easirent, Sixt, Hertz and Avis.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Heathrow Airport (LHR)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow Airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Easirent, Sixt, Hertz and Avis.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Luton Airport (LTN)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Luton Airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Easirent, Sixt, Hertz and Avis.

How can I find car rentals near me in Luton?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Luton?

For travelers who don't require much space, a small, compact car is ideal for driving and parking around Luton and even London. But if you're planning a road trip to the countryside or to the coast, a sedan or a minivan might be a better option — especially if you're traveling with the whole family, as it offers enough space for everyone.

What's the speed limit in Luton?

The speed limit in the city is typically 30 miles per hour (mph), but it may be lower in certain residential areas, in which case speed limit signs will be posted. The speed limit in undivided highways is 60 mph, while divided highways and freeways have a speed limit of 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Luton?

The average petrol prices in Luton are approximately £4.70 (around $5.92) per gallon. You can find lower prices of around £4.09 ($5.15) per gallon, and the higher prices are usually £5.49 ($6.91) per gallon. Don‘t forget that petrol in the UK is known as petrol and that it is priced by the liter rather than the gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Luton?

The airport parking lot charges £3 for 15-25 minutes, £8 for 30 minutes, and £27 for a whole day. Many residential roads are strictly for residents to park. There are a few parking lots in town, such as the NCP Car Park Luton Regent Street or at Luton Station, where parking rates are usually between £2 and £3 for two hours.