Car Hire at London City Airport

London City airport is the nearest airport to the centre of London. The airport is quite small and mainly provides business flights and transfers. The airport is located near the O2 arena, the Excel Centre and the business district of London; the City of London.

Hiring a car from London City airport, both self drive and chauffeur driven, is a great transport option for visiting London, travelling outside of London or getting to the other major London airports for a transfer.

If you are a business traveller looking for luxury car rentals in the UK then you should book with Season Car Hire. Season Car Hire offer a range of prestige and luxury cars at fantastic prices. If you need a rental to get you to one of the other London airports in a hurry then you will need to book a one way hire. Europcar offer one way rentals to, from or between airports from only £49 with their Airport Connect service.



Direct Bookings

 
ProviderPhoneWebsite
europcar london city logo + 44 (0) 871 384 3412 www.europcar.co.uk london city airport car hire
alamo london city logo + 44 (0) 8704 004 562 www.alamo.co.uk more info alamo london city
avis london city logo + 44 (0) 8445 446 007 www.avis.co.ukFrom £14 A Dayavis car hire london city
national car hire london city logo + 44 (0) 2081 815 102 www.nationalcar.co.uk london city airport car hire
budget london city logo + 44 (0) 8445 444 662 www.budget.co.ukUp to 25% off UK Rentals
hertz london city logo + 44 (0) 843 309 3099 www.hertz.co.uk hertz car hire at london city



Book Online with the Car Hire Centre

compare car hire london city airport

You may find it quickest and easiest to book your car hire online. To help you choose which provider to book with you should consider using an online comparison site such as the Car Hire Centre.

The London City Airport Guide recommends the Car Hire Centre as they will compare all the car hire providers at London City Airport to give you the best price. You can get a quote by visiting them online or by calling +44 (0)844 816 0099* if you want to speak to someone directly.

*Calls to this number will cost 5p per minute plus your network access charge.


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Auto Europe

Auto Europe provide a quick and simple way to compare care hire and find the cheapest rental for you. They work with the best car hire providers and there are no hidden fees. To compare car hire with Auto Europe visit www.auto-europe.co.uk.


Map of London City Car Hire Locations


London City Airport surrounding area

London City airport is the only airport in the centre of London, therefore the airport has access to some phenominal destinations. Here are some great attractions in the surrounding area of London City Airport:

One destination near the airport is the O2 Arena which is nearly 4 miles from London City Airport. The arena was originally the Millennium Dome but due to a takeover is now the O2. The O2 has been the venue for comedians such as Peter Kay and Michael McIntyre. It has also hosted concerts performed by the likes of Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2 and many more.

Another destination near London City airport is the ExCel centre. The ExCel centre is a conference and exhibition centre and hosts annual events such as the London Boat show and WorldSkills London. It also holds sporting events such as the London Marathon and the London triathlon.

The famous UK business district; the City of London is also near London City airport, making the airport a perfect airport for business use.

If you choose to venture outside of London using your rental vehicle then Windsor, Chelmsford and Cambridge are within driving distance of the airport.

Finally the airport is a short drive from Luton airport, Stansted airport, Heathrow airport and Gatwick airport. Therefore, if you need to transfer to these airports from London City airport quickly you should consider hiring a car. Hiring a car is both direct and more reliable than public transport.

Collecting your rental

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To collect your rental vehicle you will need to present your provider with a valid driving license (both the card and paper parts of the license) and a second form of identification, such as your passport. Providers will need to see the original documents and will not accept photocopies. On top of these documents you will also need to present your car hire provider with a valid credit card. Your car hire provider takes these details so they can charge you if something happens to the vehicle or it is damaged.

Once you receive your car hire keys check the vehicle for any damage or scratches. If you find anything wrong with the vehicle inform your car hire provider before you leave the forecourt to ensure you do not get charged for any damage already present on your rental vehicle.

Before you leave the forecourt get to know your car and your car controls. The car may differ to what you are used to driving so it is worth checking how to turn on the windscreen wipers or the headlights before venturing onto the main roads.

Minimum age of hire

To hire a car from London City airport you must be at least over the age of 19. Hertz are the only provider at London City Airport who allow drivers over the age of 19 to book a car with them. Europcar, Alamo and National Car only allow drivers over he age of 21 and Avis only allow drivers over 23. The minimum age to hire a car from Season Car Hire varies depending on your desired rental vehicle.

All car hire providers charge a young driver’s surcharge, a definition of a young driver’s surcharge can be seen below.

If you are a student over the age of 19 you should book your rental with Hertz as they offer their customers student discounts if you hold a valid NUS card.

Additional Charges

+44 (0) 844 499 3399

Hiring a car can be very confusing due to all of the additional charges and different terms and phrases. You can find out information about additional charges here:

One Way Car Hire Charge

One way rental charges apply when you pick up your rental from a provider’s branch and drop it off at one of their different locations. You are charged more because car hire providers need to keep track of the location of their vehicles. You can save money by booking your airport one way rental from Alamo, National Car or Europcar. National and Alamo offer Airport Connect (one way hires to, from or between airports) from only £49. Europcar offer Airport Connect from only £49 to London City Airport Guide visitors.

Car Hire Excess Charge

You will only have to pay car hire excess charge if your rental is damaged in any way during your rental and needs repairing. However, this fee can cost anything up to £2,000. To avoid this charge you should buy a car hire excess insurance policy. Buying an excess insurance policy from a specialist provider will provide you cover for any damage including damage to the roof, tyres, undercarriage and windscreen. Quite often these parts are excluded from a car hire provider’s excess insurance policy, this is why you should really buy an excess policy from a company like Insurance4carhire who specialise in such policies. t

London Congestion Charge

London is one of the most congested cities in the world. To try and reduce congestion London enforces a charge to drivers who drive their vehicle in central London during peak times. The Congestion Charge applies to cars driven in the zone between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday. The London Congestion charge only applies to very central London and London City Airport is not included in that area. Therefore you will not have to pay the congestion charge unless you drive into central London or the City of London. If you choose to drive your rental vehicle into the congestion zone you must remember rental vehicles are not exempt from paying the charge. It is your responsibility to pay the congestion charge and not your car hire provider’s responsibility. If you need to pay a congestion charge visit Transport for London to find out how you can pay.

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Airport Surcharge

As car hire providers have to pay more to have a branch at an airport location they charge you an additional airport surcharge fee. The amount of which depends on the provider. The only way you can avoid an airport surcharge fee is if you collect your car from the nearest local branch to the airport. This may involve getting a taxi to the branch or using public transport.

Young Driver's Surcharge

A young driver’s surcharge is added to rentals where the driver is under the age of 25. The amount is charged per day and varies depending on your provider and required vehicle.

You can discover more car hire tips and information at the Car Hire Centre.


London City Airport Car Hire Providers

Here you will find more detailed information on all of the providers at London City airport including deals, rental vehicles and optional extras.

Provider Extras

At London City Airport the providers offer the following products and services:



Child SeatsSatellite NavigationHire via Phone App.Disabled Driver Hand ControlsEntertainment systems


Car Hire Providers





europcar london city

You can save up to 25% off your rental if you pay online for your rental with Europcar. For more great deals, visit their website. If you want a one way hire to, from or between airports Europcar charge only £49 by clicking here

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 opening hours at London City airport:

  • Mon-Fri: 7am until 10 pm
  • Sat: 6am until 4pm
  • Sun: 10am until 10pm

Price of a Satellite Navigation system

You can reserve a GPS system from europcar from only £10 per day.

Cost of additional driver

Additional drivers can be added to your booking fro £5.50 per day.

Airport Connect

Any one way hire to from, or between airports can be booked from only £49 with Europcar’s Airport Connect.

Services for disabled drivers

If you need disabled driver controls please contact Europcar on:

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national car hire london city

National Car offer their frequent renters 10% off car hire if they join HireRewards. HireRewards can be a great option if you find you hire vehicles on numerous occasions throughout the year.

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

National Car opening hours at London City airport:

  • Mon-Fri: 06:30 - 21:30
  • Sat: 06:30 - 16:00
  • Sun: 10:00 - 21:30

Price of a satellite navigation system

You can book National GPS units from only £8.33 per day. Remember, never leave your GPS system in your car as they are prime targets for thieves.

Cost of additional driver

From £6.50 per day you can add a driver to your rentals.

HireRewards

Joining HireRewards offers a variety of benefits such as 10% of all car hire and free additional drivers. Visit National Car for more information.

Airport Connect

Airport Connect is any one way hire to or from the airport and costs from £49.

Drivers with disabilities

Drivers with disabilities who need additional equipment such as Lynx hand controls should email mobility@nationalcar.com more than 48 hours before your rental is due to start.

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alamo london city

For great deals on car hire throughout the year, book with Alamo. Alamo offer fantastic discounts for bookings booked in advance and online.

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

Alamo at London City opening hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 6.30am - 9.30pm
  • Sat: 6.30am - 4pm
  • Sun: 10am - 9.30pm

Price of Satellite Navigation

From £8.33 a day you can add a satellite navigation system to your booking. Satellite navigation systems are really useful if you are unfamiliar with your rental location.

Cost of additional driver

You can add additional drivers to your booking from only £5.83 per day.

Airport Connect

Airport Connect: Any one way hire to, from or between an airport branch.

Price: From £49

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budget london city

For low cost rentals, book with Budget. They have a range of vehicles and fantastic prices especially 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

  • Monday-Friday from 7.30am until 10.45pm.
  • Saturday from 9am until 5pm. Sunday from 2.30pm until 10.45pm.
  • For rentals outside these times you will need to contact Budget directly.

Minimum age of hire

23 years old.

Price to add an additional driver to the booking

From as little as £9 per day.

Disabled Driver Options

To book hand controls for your vehicle please call 0844 544 3407.

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hertz london city

Booking direct with Hertz can save you money as they offer their customers a range of online discounts.

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

Opening hours for hertz at London City Airport:

  • Mon-Fri: 6.30am until 9pm
  • Sat: 7am until 4pm
  • Sun: 10am until 9pm

To book outside these times please call 08708 44 88 44.

Flight Number

Hertz need your flight number if you plan on collecting your vehicle from London City airport after a flight. Having your flight number means they can track the status of your flight and make arrangements if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

Prestige Collection

The prestige collection is a range of luxury vehicles offered by Hertz. You can guarantee the make and model of your car so you can reserve the vehicle you want.

Number 1 Club Gold

Frequent renters should consider joining Number 1 Club Gold. By joining Number 1 Club Gold can take advantage of dedicated Gold rental counters so you can avoid the queues. Your paperwork will be ready and waiting to make it as quick as possible for you to get your rental keys.

Cost of additional driver

Additional drivers cost from £9 per day.

Services for physically challenged drivers

If you need additional Lynx hand controls added to your vehicle please call 0870 840 0084 at least 24 hours before the start of your rental.

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avis london city

Avis lead the way in airport rentals. They were actually the first rental provider to open a branch at an airport and revolutionized car hire.



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

Opening hours for Avis at London City airport:

  • Mon-Fri: 07:00 - 20:45
  • Sat: 06:30 - 15:30
  • Sun: 10:30 - 20:45

To return your car outside these times, park the car in rental returns and place the keys of the vehicle in the out of hours drop off box.

Select Series

If you want to guarantee a superior vehicle then you should book a car from Avis Select Series. You can guarantee the make and model of the vehicle you want.

Avis Preferred

If you join Avis preferred Avis guarantee they will get you your keys in under 3 minutes. You can join for free and Avis even offer you a £20 John Lewis voucher if your key collection takes longer than 3 minutes.

Cost of additional driver

Additional drivers cost from £9 per day.

Satellite Navigation

You can book satellite navigation systems from only £13.99 per day with Avis.

Avis Chauffeur Driven

Avis offer their customers a chauffeur driven rental service, to book please call 020 8326 7600.

Disabled Driver Options

Avis will add Lynx hand controls to your rental as long as they have 48 hours notice. To book please 08445 81 81 81.

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