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Car hire at Luton Airport

Car hire at Luton Airport

Luton Airport (LTN) is an international airport serving the London area and the wider south of England. Located around 29 miles from London, it is the fourth largest airport serving London, behind Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. A short distance from both the M1 and M25 motorways, it is easily accessible.

What I need to know

With a dozen car hire firms in operation at Luton Airport, you are guaranteed a competitive deal. With our site to compare car hire, Holiday Autos can ensure that you find the best price for the car you want. With no credit card fees and free cancellation, we can make comparing car rental at Luton Airport as simple as possible.

Where to pick up my car

Although the car hire desks are apart from the main terminal building, there is a free shuttle bus that can get you there quickly and easily. The bus runs regularly so no matter what time your flight lands, you won’t be stuck waiting for a long time.

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Where to go

Being so close to London - one of the busiest cities in the world - has its advantages. After you’ve picked up your car, you could see a West End show, visit one of the world renowned galleries or museums or just indulge in some retail therapy in one of the best shopping cities on Earth.

Nearby Luton Airport

Wembley Stadium is just 30 miles away from Luton Airport, making it possible to see hugely significant football matches, like the FA Cup Final. Also nearby is Wembley Arena, where the biggest music stars in the world regularly perform. If you’d prefer to get out into the fresh air, the Lee Valley Regional Park is also under an hour’s drive away.

Longer drives

With London just an hour’s drive away from the airport, there is plenty to see once you’ve picked up your car. The university cities of Oxford and Cambridge are also just over an hour away, offering beautiful architecture and great history. The Essex coast is also not far, giving visitors the chance to eat fish and chips by the sea.

Eating and drinking

With so much variety in the diverse London area, there is a huge amount of different cuisines on offer so no matter what your favourite is, you’ll be catered for. You can also rest assured that when you get to London, you will find any drink you can imagine.

Things to do

Knebworth House is a Grade II listed country house that offers access to visitors. You can also enjoy the surrounding grounds, where deer are often found wandering around. Kids can also enjoy a play area. Concerts and other events take place all year-round so there is always something on offer.


You can visit St Albans Cathedral, an ancient and beautiful building, featuring architecture from the 11th century, with certain Gothic and 19th century additions. You can also visit the Dunstable Downs, part of the Chiltern Hills. Offering beautiful views and fantastic walks, it’s a great way of getting some exercise.