Luton Airport is home to some of the largest low-cost airlines, so travelling to this airport can save you money on flights, rather than travelling to more central airports such as London Heathrow. With a car hire from Luton Airport you can be on your way to exploring the United Kingdom even sooner, and you will also have the advantage of it being less congested when you pick up your rental car. At Auto Europe we offer outstanding car rental services to suit all travellers' needs and budgets. Compare suppliers to find the perfect vehicle for your next UK holiday.
Luton Airport (LTN)
Official Name: Luton Airport.
Address: Airport Way, Luton LU2 9LY, United Kingdom.
Location: The airport is located one and a half miles east of Luton and thirty miles north of Central London.
Airlines operating at Luton Airport: Several airlines operate out of Luton Airport. These include: Atlasglobal, Blue Air, easyJet, El Al, La Compagnie, Monarch, Ryaniair, SunExpress, TAROM, Thomson, VLM, and Wizz Air.
There is only one terminal located at Luton Airport so finding your way around is easy. There are two levels are at this airport, one for arrivals and the other for departures.
There is 24/7 car rental reception at Onward Travel Centre situated in Arrivals. Use free shuttle bus to transfer to the Car Hire Centre. Have your driving licence, DVLA code, car hire voucher and your credit card ready to pick up your car hire from Luton Airport. Inspect the vehicle for any existing damage and make sure you understand the fuel policy.
Rental desks opening times
|Avis||7:00am - 11:00pm|
|Budget||7:00am - 11:00pm|
|Easirent||6:00am - 10:00pm|
|Europcar||5:30am - 2:00am|
|Enterprise||7:00am - 11:30pm|
|Keddy||5:30am - 2:00am|
A range of shops, restaurants and bars are available at Luton Airport. Thirty minutes of free WiFi can be used by travellers and they can purchase more if needed.
One of the easiest ways to start your journey is by picking up a rental car straight from Luton Airport. Reaching the centre of London is only a thirty mile drive south and if you are looking for more information on driving in the United Kingdom, please click here. You can also use your rental car to reach other great destinations in the UK. Fancy a seaside visit? Take the car down to Brighton, or those looking to explore the south east can head to Oxford. For even more inspiration on your next trip, check out our filming locations road trip page.
If you would prefer to use public transport, the most popular way to get to the centre of London is the train. This service leaves very regularly and takes around forty minutes. Buses are also available to take you into the centre. There are many depots throughout London where you can also collect your vehicle if you are not picking up your car hire from Luton Airport.
Although Luton Airport is located outside the Congestion Zone, it is worth mentioning that those that wish to travel in certain areas of London between 7:00am - 6:00pm Monday to Friday will be subject to a Congestion Zone charge. The Congestion Zone has been implemented to help combat heavy traffic but it is still quite difficult to find parking during peak hours in the city. Other options include leaving your car at a car park on the outskirts of London and heading into the city on public transport.