Car Hire London City Airport

Forget spending large amounts on public transport! Hiring a car from Londont City Airport is a much more simple and efficient way to get around the city. The facilities are located on the ground floor in the multi-storey short stay car park, opposite the terminal building. Simply walk across from the terminal building towards the Express Drop Off & Pick Up Car Park.


Travel to places not always accessible by public transport

Something new

Try a different car to what you're used to driving


Travel when you want to

Why hire a car?

Quite simply, the flexibility it offers you! No need to wait around and rely on public transport or pay over the odds for a week of taxis; simply jump in your rental car and off you go.

You'll have the freedom to explore your surroundings at will, knowing that you're driving a trusty vehicle from one of the top car hire providers in the business.

*Calls to this number will cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s network access charge.

Car Hire Insurance

Find out more about Insurance for your hire car
We suggest checking out the highly recommended service provided by Insurance4carhire . Buy now, with the option to start the cover up to 364 days later. Policies are sold with multilingual international emergency assistance which you can request by simply texting “HELP” or by calling 0344 892 1770.

Compare Car Hire

Not sure where to start looking for your hire car?

Using the form on the left, fill in the details of your trip, and RentalCars will help you find a good deal. You'll be sure to find a car and a price to suit your needs!

Map of London City Car Hire Locations

You'll find the car rental desks in the Car Rental Centre, located a short walk from international arrivals via a covered walkway.

Important information you need before you rent a car

documents needed
airport surcharge
under 25's info

And of course, a few handy tips!

  • Book as soon as possible: This is because the earlier you book, the cheaper the prices will be. Don’t forget to use our car hire gadget above to compare the different prices and find yourself the best deal.
  • Check the car for damage: It’s always a good idea to check the car for any signs of damage such as scratches, body paint issues or anything else like that. If you do find something, make sure to take pictures of it so that you can’t be charged extra.
  • Know what you’re paying for: sometimes you may see an offer that looks too good to be true, it’s probably because it is! A lot of times, an offer can appear cheap but there are actually hidden costs so be aware of exactly what you're paying for.
  • Pack a Sat-Nav: It’s a good idea to have a sat-nav packed if you’re ever lost, you can simply find your way around the area. It also helps you to save money as you don’t have to use your mobile data for directions.

Compare London City Airport Car Hire Providers

Avis London City Airport

On Airport
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Booking car hire made simple! Make sure to use Avis for their professional and affordable prices.
Minimum Age:
23yrs old and drivers under 25 are subject to a Young Drivers Surcharge
Additional Driver:
If you book a minimum of 2 weeks in advance, you can add an additional driver for free, but otherwise there will be a fee.
Disabled Drivers:
Avis provide their disabled drivers with a range of optional extras to assist with their rental. Please contact the team on 0344 544 6030 to arrange

Europcar London City Airport

On Airport
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A leader in the car hire world, make sure to run a quote today and take advantage of the great prices.
Minimum Age:
22; Drivers aged 22-25yrs old will be subject to the YDS (Young Driver’s Surcharge) which starts around £32.50 per day. Different car classes have different minimum age requirements.
Additional Driver:
Depending on what vehicle you’re hiring, you can add an additional driver for a fee.
Disabled Drivers:
They provide VW Caddy Maxis and VW Crafters which have been equipped for the needs of those with disabilities. Make sure to call 0371 384 3412 to arrange this service.

Budget London City Airport

On Airport
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Budget will have a vehicle for everyone's needs. Make sure to run a quote today to see which plan is best for you.
Minimum Age:
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 £32.50 per day.
Additional Driver:
Additional drivers cost start from £12.99 per rental day.
Disabled Drivers:
Hand controls can be fitted, free of charge, for drivers who need Specially Adapted Vehicle hire. Make sure to call 0344 544 4662 to arrange this.

Hertz London City Airport

On Airport
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Pick from a great range of cars supplied by Hertz at great prices. There is a vehicle for everyone's needs!
Minimum Age:
23. Drivers aged under 25 will be charged an additional Young Drivers Surcharge of £37.70 per day.
Additional Driver:
£13 a day.
Disabled Drivers:
Hand controls can be fitted on request, as well as wheelchair access for vehicles. Please call 0843 309 3045* to arrange, while giving 48 hours notice.**