Car Hire at Luton Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
Whether you want to see a West End show in the capital, walk in the solitude of Aylesbury’s hills or cycle the famous cobbles of Oxford, you can find the best car hire at Luton Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Luton Airport
There are eight car hire companies with desks at Luton Airport: Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise, Budget, Europecar and Sixt are located within the airport while Green Motion and Avis are located just outside the terminal building on Percival Way, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Luton Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a 24 hour Shell garage just 3 minutes drive from Luton airport so there is no need to worry about finding somewhere to fill the hire car before returning it to the airport. Simply head north on Airport Way, exit the roundabout onto Percival Street, take the first exit at the next roundabout and the first exit at the final roundabout. The Shell garage will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Luton Airport
Luton Airport is very well connected to the region’s main roads and accessible by car. Situated about five minutes from M1 junctions 10 and 11, travelling from the south east, from London and from the north respectively is a doddle. The A505 links Cambridge and the Hertfordshire area to Luton Airport.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Luton Airport.
Wander the rolling hills of this beautiful, historic market town before taking in its lively local and French markets. Explore the museum or take the children to the lovely Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery before cosying up in a local restaurant or comfy B&B.
Just 45 minutes to the east of Luton Airport is the lovely market town of Aylesbury. From the airport, take Airport Way/A1081 and continue onto the M1. Take the exit to stay on the M1 towards London taking junction 7-8 for Hemel Hempstead. Continue on the A414, taking the second exit at the next 4 roundabouts, following sings to Aylesbury.
Cycle the iconic cobbles in the City of Dreaming Spires. Explore its narrow lanes, cosy local pubs, incredible museums and bookshops and grounds of one of the UKs most preeminent universities.
The city of Oxford is located just over an hour away from Luton Airport. To get there, simply take Airport Way and follow the M1. Stay on the M1 towards London, the exit at junction 6A onto the M25 towards Heathrow Airport. Exit at junction 16 for Birmingham then junction 8 following signs to Oxford.
Take in the bright lights and tireless life of London’s streets. From bustling East End markets to designer shops, amazing eateries, gorgeous greenery, galleries and museums and historic landmarks to non-stop fun for kids, romantics and families. Check out our guide to London for more ideas on what to do.
It takes just an hour to reach London from Luton Airport. Simply take Airport Way out of the airport and follow the M1 signs to London. Get onto the North Circular towards Wood Green then take the A41 ramp to Central London. Be aware that the A400 is a toll road and the congestion charge must be paid on entering London. You can pay the charge up to 90 day in advance or by midnight the following charging day. The cost is £10.50 with Autopay, £11.50 when paying in advance and £14* if paying after entering London. Congestion charging is from Mon-Fri from 7am to 6.30pm. Parking in London is nothing if not a challenge! Restrictions apply between 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday and from 8.30am to 1.30pm on Saturdays. Most of London's roads operate Pay & Display parking. On street parking is metered and limited to usually no more than 2 hours of parking. Sometimes you pay at the machine and other times you can pay using your phone. There are commercial car parks available with no time restrictions. Some hotels in London offer free car parking for visitors.
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