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Cheap Car Rental London City Airport

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Compare Car Hire London City Airport

Like all good travel sites, at Best Car Hire we compare car hire London City Airport prices to find you a cheap car hire from London City Airport in England and ensure that you avoid over-the-top car rental prices to find an affordable car at the best price. You then save up your money to spend on other holiday treats and hit the road to explore your holiday destination or attend your important business meeting in the UK as soon as possible!

Save time and money when looking for the cheap car rental London City Airport (LCY). We compare London City Airport car rentals as well as luxury cars, people carrier, SUV, MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) and van hire. When you choose your car hire London City Airport, you can pre-book online directly with the best car rental companies.

Which Companies will Supply my Car Hire London City Airport ?

Choose your London City Airport Car Rentals from the following car rental agencies: - AvisBudget, Budget Vans, Green Motion, Hertz and Keddy By Europcar

What Vehicles are Available for Car Hire London City Airport ?

Choose from a selection of diesel or petrol, with or without air conditioning, automatic or manual transmission and with limited or unlimited mileage.

These cars include the smaller (Fiat 500), the economy (Opel Corsa, Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta, Citroen C3),the compact (Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf, Fiat 500L, Opel Astra, Hyundai i30, BMW 1 Series, Fiat Tipo, Renault Captur, Opel Crossland X, Peugot 308,Kia Ceed), the estate cars (Volkswagen Golf Estate, Opel Astra Estate, Skoda Octavia Estate, Volkswagen Passat Estate, Opel Insignia Estate, Ford Mondeo Estate and the Mercedes C Class Estate 4Matic), the standard cars (Opel Insignia, Volkswagen Passat and the Ford Mondeo),  the intermediate cars (Toyota Prius Hybrid, Skoda Octavia and the Peugot 3008), the luxury cars (Mercedes C Class and Mercedes E Class), the SUV (Toyota Rav4 and the Volvo XC90).

All London City Airport Car Rentals are subject to availability.

Minivan or People Carrier London City Airport ?

A minivan or people carrier is the best economical choice of vehicles for all those occasions where you need to transport the family around or for multiple groups of people such as business events, weddings, anniversaries, children’s parties, hen parties, stag parties, yoga holidays, west end theatre parties or sporting events. If you are arriving at London City Airport and your group of friends want to hire a people carrier or a minivan to travel to your luxury holiday villa, or to have a fun golf holiday somewhere in South East England with its many famous golf courses, we recommend that you book the best MPV at least two months in advance. As such, you will find that rental vehicle availability at London City Airport will be easier and you will get cheaper people carrier rental rates. The summer time, Christmas and Easter holidays are our busiest times for people carrier or MPV hire at  London City Airport bookings, so it is best to pre-book online and plan your holiday or business car hire accordingly.

Most come with sliding doors for easier access and with flexible seating arrangements to make the journey easier (backseats can be easily removed or can fold to the floor to provide more luggage storage), additional safety measures, and all-round visibility (most have a sunroof), all our versatile people carriers or minivans come with refreshing air conditioning (AC), so you will remain cool and comfortable even with a lot of passengers in the people-carrier.

We find that holidaymakers and business people benefit from a people carrier hire London City Airport especially when they need a vehicle rental for a 6 seater, 7 seater, 8 seater or even 9 seater vehicle - oh and did we mention? - people-carriers can be fun to drive!

You can hire several different sizes of minivan or people carrier at London City Airport including 5 seater (Citroen 4 Picasso), 7 seater (Citroen 4 Grand Picasso, Opel Zafira, Volkswagen Sharan) or the 9 seater (Mercedes Vito Traveliner).

Can I Get an SUV Rental London City Airport ?

Most people who rent an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle), benefit from its ability to carry more people than your average car, more cost-effective fuel consumption, safer due to their more robust chassis, more comfortable driving off-road on rough terrain due to their extremely efficient  suspension and additional hill climbing control thanks to front-wheel or four-wheel drive (4WD).

You can choose from the following SUV rentals London City Airport : -  Nissan Qashqai, Peugot 2008  and the Toyota Rav4, 

Luxury Car Rental London City Airport

If you are looking for a luxury car hire London City Airport you can select the Mercedes E Class premium saloon.

Van Rental London City Airport

If you are looking for van rental London City Airport, perhaps because you are moving to a new home, maybe you have some large furniture which needs to be transported from A to B, maybe you need a replacement van while your business transport is off the road, or perhaps you play in a band and need a van to transport all your musical equipment to your next gig or concert – we can find a van hire London City to get you where you want to be going.

For your convenience you can select the following van hire at London City Airport :- Ford Transit SWB Van, Mercedes Citan or the Volkswagen Transporter Cargo Van

Top Tip - Customer Satisfaction

Just remember that cheap car rental London City Airport may not be the best value for money, so please take this into account when you consider any car rental discounts being offered for what seems like the right car.

Consult online reviews - each car which we select for you comes with a customer rating stating :-

  1. Overall value for money,
  2. Cleanliness of the rental car,
  3. Service at the London City Airport car rental desk,
  4. London City airport rental car pick up process and
  5. Car hire at London City Airport drop off process - 

which you may find useful when selecting your car hire from London City Airport.

What Documentation Do I Require for my Car Hire London City Airport?

To help you rent a car, we have prepared a car hire travel checklist  to help you with your cheap car hire London City Airport reservation, but plan properly and avoid a headache. You will require a valid credit card, a valid photo ID (passport or national ID), driver's licence valid for 2 years and a printed version of the car rental voucher. If you do not present any of the documents mentioned, the documentation is not valid or you do not have enough funds on your credit card, the car rental agent may refuse to release the vehicle and no funds will be reimbursed to you. 

Please do not forget to arrange travel insurance before you start your journey.

Expert Advice to Make your Journey from London City Airport go Smoothly

  • Always ask for directions to the nearest petrol station to the rental drop-off location. Keep your fuel receipt as proof of refuelling.
  • Take time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle controls before leaving the car park
  • Fully inspect the vehicle for signs of damage and report them to the rental desk before leaving the London City airport car park
  • Plan your journey in advance -  ask for a map at the car rental desk or use Google Maps if safe to do so
  • When visiting a location for the first time, always choose a safe parking spot like a supervised car park

Where is London City Airport?

London City Airport is located close to the centre of London, in the east end, built upon the former Docklands area. It has a single runway which can become very busy in the early morning or evening rush hour. 

After you have picked up your London City Airport Car Rental, driving into London city centre will take approximately a half hour depending on the time of day. 

Additionally, London City Airport has other good transport connections, being connected to the Docklands Light Railway or DLR. This gives easy access to London city centre as well as London's financial district at Canary Wharf.

If you have never flown into our out of London City Airport (LCY) it is an amazing experience with some comparing it to landing on an aircraft carrier, with the flowing water of the River Thames all around.

The Facilities at London City Airport

Car hire London city airport

Although a relatively small London airport, compared to Heathrow or Gatwick, LCY has a charm of it's own. It includes many eating facilities including Panopolis, Pret a Manger, Caffe Nero, Brick Lane Brews and Pilots Bar and Kitchen. Click for more details of the frequently asked questions at London City Airport.

The ExCel Centre is a 15 minute walk from London City Airport.

The Future for London City Airport

Plans to expand London City Airport are now underway. The £480m development is aiming for completion by 2022.

The investment will enable the airport to operate up to a permitted 111,000 annual flights, from the 70,000 currently flying.

The plans include developing existing infrastructure to increase runway capacity, to allow more take-offs and landings at peak times and accommodate the next generation of quieter, more fuel efficient aircraft. These aircraft have longer ranges and will open up new markets not currently served from London City Airport.

London City airport - Flight Information

Click here for details of London City Airport, arrivals, departures and delays.

Other Modes of Transport from London City Airport

If you find the thought of driving a car hire from London City Airport too stressful then there are other methods of transport to get you to the centre of London, or other destinations in the London area.

Travel by Dockland Light Railway (DLR)  - Docklands Light Railway service linking to London’s Underground and national rail stations. Tickets and Oysters are sold at the ticket desk located in the DLR to the right exit of the terminal. They can also be pre-purchased online and sent to you before travel to London. Travel time to London Bank underground station is approximately 22 minutes.

Car Share - DriveNow is a car sharing service from BMW - providing on-demand access to low-emission cars

Taxi - There is a traditional London black taxi cab rank located just outside the terminal entrance, you can also pre-book a licensed minicab or chauffeur driven executive car prior to your arrival. For example it will cost £30 for a black cab taxi from London City Airport to the City of London, £45 to the Dorchester Hotel or £10 to the Excel Exhibition Centre.

Bus - Local bus routes serving the airport are the 473 (Stratford, Silvertown, North Woolwich, and Prince Regent DLR Station) and the 474 (Canning Town, North Woolwich and East Beckton via Silvertown). Standard bus fares apply. Oyster and Travelcards are accepted. 

Driving in the UK

When driving your London City Airport car hire remember to drive on the left hand side of the road in the UK and be aware of the varying speed limits in Europe.

Distance from London City Airport Calculator

Travel Times from London City Airport

Destination Miles Journey Duration
London West End 9.04 25 mins
Brighton 74 1 hr 34 mins
Oxford 64.77 1 hr 44 mins
Cambridge 55.8 1 hr 13 mins








Motorhome Hire London City Airport

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Hiring A Car In London City Airport

Car Hire desks are located next to the Terminal building. The facilities allow for extended opening hours outside those of the Terminal. Monday to Friday from 07.00 until 21.30, Saturday from 07.00 until 16.00 and Sunday from 10.00 until 21.30.

Weather In London City Airport

Shopping In London City Airport

London City Airport’s airside Tax and Duty Free shops have everything from travel essentials to the latest technology, books, fine wines and spirits, luggage, clothes and cosmetics. Aelia Duty Free has a great range of products at tax-free prices for everyone including fragrance, skincare and cosmetics, fine wines and vintage champagne alongside jewellery, confectionery, toys, gifts, sunglasses, watches and gadget accessories. You will also find high fashion, luggage and accessories from Hugo Boss Mont Blanc and Dunhill and foodie gifts from Fortnum & Mason. If you are travelling outside the EU you can take advantage of further savings on Duty Free liquor and tobacco. With leading names like Chanel, Estee Lauder, Molton Brown, Dom Perignon, Bollinger, Bolle, Radley, Oakley, Prada, and many more premium brands you're sure to find your favourites or spot a great gift. New brands, products and offers are introduced on a regular basis, so don’t forget to stop by to check out what’s new.

Car Parking In London City Airport

Directions to London City Airport car park Come off junction 30 of the M25 and take the A13 heading into London.Follow the directions to the A13 and merge onto the A13. Leave the A13 at the A406/A1020 ramp to the North Circular. Take the 1st exit off the roundabout onto A1020 Royal Docks Rd.Take the 5th exit onto Royal Albert Way/A1020. Take the ramp to City Airport/Silvertown/A13. Take the 1st exit off the roundabout onto Connaught Bridge. Take the 1st exit off the roundabout onto Connaught Rd/A112. Take the 2nd exit off the roundabout and stay on Connaught Rd/A112. Turn left onto Airport Rd/Hartmann Rd. Continue up the Airport Rd, pass the terminal on your left and continue to the roundabout. The car park is located on your left.