8 Seater Rental

How to hire a car without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Car Hire with Unlimited Mileage

Our website offers both unlimited and limited mileage rental.

Limited mileage rentals are often cheaper than unlimited. For limited mileage rentals, the mileage limit will always be clearly displayed. If you choose a rental with limited mileage, you will be charged an additional fee if you exceed the daily mileage allowance. The mileage allowance for the rental duration is calculated as (the number of hire days multiplied by the daily allowance). You do not have to remain within the daily allowance on every day, provided that the total miles used throughout the rental does not exceed the number of days multiplied by the daily limit.

When you opt for a limited mileage car hire, we recommend checking the fees for excess mileage. These can be found in our T&Cs section.

How to Rent a Car with Child Seats or booster seats

You can take along your own child seats and booster seats for your rental, so long as they meet the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You'll also have the option to add them to your car rental when you make a booking on our website. Child seats and booster seats are paid in the local currency when collecting the rental.

Renting a Car with a Low Security Deposit

When you pick up the car, you'll usually be asked to leave a security deposit on a credit card or debit card. Security deposits can vary significantly dependent on the size of the car and the excess . Car hire Security deposits can vary between £0 and £2,500.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. When you decide to reserve a rental with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce your deposit to cover only the cost of a full tank of fuel (often less than £100), which is fully refunded when the car is returned with a full tank.

How to Hire a Car with Cross Border Fees Included

If you'd like to collect your car hire and take it across the border , be sure to review the terms and conditions. Almost all car rental providers insist that you let them know when you collect the car; and will charge extra fees to top up your insurance. If you fail to do so, it's possible that your rental will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You'll find the details of cross border policies by checking the Rental terms and viewing the Cross Border Rules section.

If you cant find the cross border information get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

How to Rent a Car with One Way Fees included

Many of the car rental providers we include allow you to collect the car in one location and return the vehicle at a different location. If you have selected a different drop off location for the rental, the prices on our website include all additional charges for this. You'll also see a full breakdown of the additional fees on the payment page.

How to Hire a Car with No Cancellation Fee

All of the hire cars we offer include free cancellation. Free Cancellation means that you can cancel the booking and receive a refund at any point up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

If you've purchased the Essential Cover product to cover the car rental excess, you can cancel this with a full refund up until the rental start time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

We process all refunds in less than 24 hours. If you have to cancel the rental, the money will be in your account in 7 days.

Hiring a Car with no Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The excess is the amount you would be required to pay if the car is stolen, written off or severely damaged. However, the excess on hire cars can be expensive. It's normally between £950 to £3,000. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll be required to pay some or all of the excess.

When you arrive to collect the rental car, the insurance excess is held on your credit card as something called a 'pre-auth' transaction. This means that the money is not charged to your credit card as a normal transaction, it's held as a pending payment until you drop off the vehicle. You don't usually have to pay currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised payments. As long as the rental car is returned in the same condition as when it was collected, the amount is fully refunded to your card without anything further to pay.

If you plan to pay by debit card, the excess amount will be taken from your account and refunded when the car is returned. If you intend to use debit card on collection, as the excess can be high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover on our website or to pay for top up insurance at the rental desk.

If you'd like to hire a car with a £0 or reduced insurance excess check out our Premium Cover options.

Collecting your 8 Seater rental with a debit card and other payment options.

You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card provided by a bank or credit card company when hiring a 8 seater on our website.

It's worth bearing in mind that quite often 8 seater hire brands that will accept debit card at the desk are not as cheap as those that accept credit card only.

Would you prefer us to accept payments using something other than credit card or debit card? Do get in touch and let us know. We are always open to ideas regarding how we can enhance the service we offer and make arranging your vehicle rental as Stress Free as it can be.

One important thing to consider when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card at the collection desk, 8 seater rental companies frequently hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the excess is often a considerable amount of money and if you decide to pay with debit card this might be debited from your account and not refunded until weeks after you've returned the vehicle.

Many of the 8 seater rental brands we include will accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the rental; often these do have different conditions related with them. Ensure that you review the T&Cs if you want to pick up the 8 seater using a debit card.

Quite often, 8 seater rentals that come with the Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card on collection without any additional charges. You're able to compare if a debit card is allowed, along with the different vehicle hire excess and insurance options on the second step of the website booking process.

We accept a huge number of different currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).

It's really easy on our website to filter which 8 seater rental partners do accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare the 8 seater hire partners will accept your card type when you pick up the vehicle.

If you are planning a business trip with a group or a family vacation, we compare a wide variety of cheap 8 seaters for rental at 1000s of rental locations globally, from brands you can trust including Europcar and many more, so we are sure to include an affordable 8 seater rental that fits your requirements .

If you plan to share the driving, look out for special bundles on our site for 8 seater rentals with free extra drivers included. These offers can save you money compared to paying for additional drivers when you collect the vehicle.

All of the 8 seaters on our website include free cancellation and a price match guarantee. You can change your mind and cancel your rental with a full refund any time up to 48 hours before you pick up the vehicle.

Looking to hire a 8 seater without a credit card? We include all of the options enabling you to pick up your 8 seater hire using a debit card . You can use the filter section on the search page to find these options.

We only compare 8 seaters that include a fair full to full fuel policy. You'll pick up the vehicle with a full tank and drop it off full. A small amount for fuel will be held on your credit card when you pick up the vehicle and refunded when you return it with a full tank. Look out for full to empty fuel policies you might find at a cheaper price on other sites, full to empty usually means you should expect some hefty additional fees for fuel, so always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals.

If you're trying to find a 8 seater hire with no excess and no deposit, take a look at our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the security deposit and excess on your vehicle rental (sometimes to zero).

Need help or advice? Get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and we'll have you on the road in no time.

Prices for car rental at London

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in London for a 35 year old lead driver

Green Motion availability at Green Motion London City Airport

VW Transporter

8-seat Premium
or similar

VW Transporter
Passengers: 8
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 2
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1705
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£229.69

VW Transporter

8-seat Premium
or similar

VW Transporter
Passengers: 8
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 2
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£675.94

VW Transporter

8-seat Premium
or similar

VW Transporter
Passengers: 8
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 2
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£643.13

VW Transporter

8-seat Premium
or similar

VW Transporter
Passengers: 8
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 2
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1705
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£196.88

Mercedes Vito

9-seat Luxury
or similar

Mercedes Vito
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £2505
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£216.56

Mercedes Vito

9-seat Luxury
or similar

Mercedes Vito
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£741.56

Mercedes Vito

9-seat Luxury
or similar

Mercedes Vito
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £2505
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£241.17

Mercedes Vito

9-seat Luxury
or similar

Mercedes Vito
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£766.17

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in London for a 35 year old lead driver

Dollar UK availability at GREENWICH

FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM TOURNEO

9-seat Luxury
or similar

FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM TOURNEO
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: £750
Damage excess: £1250
Theft excess: £1250
More info
Dollar UK

£354.13

Pickup on 2020-05-04 at 10:30, dropoff on 2020-05-09 at 10:00 in London for a 35 year old lead driver

Hertz availability at LONDON CITY APT

M2 MERCEDES VITO TOURER

8-seat Fullsize
or similar

M2 MERCEDES VITO TOURER
Passengers: 8
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1000
Damage excess: £1000
Theft excess: £1000
More info
Hertz

£337.14

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in London for a 35 year old lead driver

Hire car terms

Theft liability cover (theft protection)

Theft liability covers the amount due if the rental car is stolen. Theft liability usually includes an excess , which means you'll be required to pay the first part of an insurance claim (normally between £800 to £2,000, depending on the deal, the car rental company and the location.

When you insure your excess with an excess reimbursement policy, however, you'll be refunded for any or all of of the excess amount you pay (See essential cover). With Premium Cover the excess amount can be reduced.

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The hire cars on our site always include a full to fuel fuel policy.

You'll be asked to hold a small deposit for fuel on a credit card when you collect the rental. Ensure that you fill the rental up and return it full and there's nothing further to pay for fuel.

You will see full to empty policies on some other websites that seem to be cheaper deals. Always check the small print for full to empty rentals as the admin and refuelling costs associated with full to empty fuel policies always make it more expensive than full to full .

Excess Insurance

Choosing excess cover means you'll be reimbursed for any of the excess that's held on your credit card by the hire car company .

Excess reimbursement insurance also tends to cover other potential costs, such as towing, cleaning or admin fees, or misfuelling fees.

Third party liability insurance

Third party liability insurance provides protection in case you cause an accident. If you do, it might kill or injure others (such as your passengers, people in other vehicles or pedestrians), or damage their property (their vehicle, house or possessions, for example). As legally they need to be protected, you'd be responsible the cost of any damage, or treating any injuries or financially covering loss of earnings, as well as any legal costs and any court costs.

Third party liability is usually subject to an excess, which means you'll need to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £1,000 to £1,500, varying dependent on the value of the car, the country and the deal). If you choose to cover your excess , you'll be reimbursed for all of the excess you have to pay. Or if you take out Premium Cover, the excess can be reduced .

Additional driver costs

A car hire agreement is between the car hire company and the person who signs the agreement and will be the main driver. This means you will need to ask for other drivers to be added, and this usually comes with a cost (which can be up to £10a day ). However, there are occasional promotions that include extra drivers are free. Beware of being asked if you'd like to include a driver without being informed of the cost.

CDW (Collision damage waiver)

CDW provides insurance protection for damage in the same way the insurance you usually have on your own car does. It usually includes an excess amount which you can insure with an additional policy (See Excess reimbursement insurance). Our website also list car hire on the site that include CDW with no excess amount

Car hire excess

For rentals outside of the US and Canada there is usually an insurance excess to pay* - this is similar to the excess on your own car in the UK. The excess on hire cars is very high. It's often in the region of £1,200 to £3,000. If you fail to insure the excess amount you could be liable to pay for damage to the car up to the value of the excess . Take a look at the Premium Cover car hire options if you'd like to avoid having a large amount held on your credit card when you pick up the car.

Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

There's a bucket load of reasons why we are different from our rivals but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our own frustration with the process of hiring a vehicle.

Our website collects and compares millions of prices at 1000s of vehicle hire locations to hunt down great offers and ensure that booking them on our website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as it can be

Brands we list on the website include the larger vehicle hire companies like Enterprise and Hertz there are some companies we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we do not include these on our website.

The reason we do things differently is because we got annoyed with seeing people getting shortchanged and felt like we could do a better job.

Stress Free Car Rental don't like to work with just any 8 seater hire firms. We're careful to only work with 8 seater rental brands you can trust.

We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our 8 seater rental price match guarantee means that if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.

Pricing on our website includes additional fees that other vehicle rental websites don't usually display - this ensures that your experience is as transparent as it can be.

Hire car brands you can trust in London United Kingdom

LONDON CITY AIRPORT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
KING GEORGE V DOCK, SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

LONDON CITY AIRPORT PRESTIGE

Address
KING GEORGE V DOCK
SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE

Address
LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE - ONE WESTERN
GATEWAY ROYAL VICTORIA DOCK
LONDON
E16 1XL

Opening hours

STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL STATION

Address
International Way
Olympic park
LONDON
E20 1YY

Opening hours

LONDON CITY AIRPORT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
KING GEORGE V DOCK, SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

LONDON CITY AIRPORT PRESTIGE

Address
KING GEORGE V DOCK
SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE

Address
LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE - ONE WESTERN
GATEWAY ROYAL VICTORIA DOCK
LONDON
E16 1XL

Opening hours

STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL STATION

Address
International Way
Olympic park
LONDON
E20 1YY

Opening hours

Green Motion London City Airport

Address
London Regatta Centre
1012 Dockside Road
London
E16 2QT

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

BECKTON

Address
1 Claps Gate Lane
Beckton
London
E6 6JF

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 16:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 16:00:00

GREENWICH

Address
Plot 5
Morden Wharf
Tunnel Avenue
Greenwich
SE10 0PA

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 16:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 16:00:00

LONDON CITY APT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
E16 2PX

Opening hours

STRATFORD INT RR STN

Address
INTERNATIONAL WAY, OLYMPIC PK
LONDON
E20 1YY

Opening hours

WOOLWICH

Address
5 PETTMAN CRESCENT
WOOLWICH
LONDON
SE28 0AJ

Opening hours

BARKING

Address
UNIT 21, RIPPLESIDE IND ESTATE
BARKING
IG11 0RJ

Opening hours

ILFORD

Address
970 ROMFORD ROAD
ILFORD
LONDON
E12 5LP

Opening hours

LONDON HEATHROW GB

Address
SHERATON HEATHROW HOTEL
MIDDLESEX

Opening hours

GREENWICH

Address
PLOT 5, MORDEN WHARD
GREENWICH
SE10 0PA

Opening hours

BARKING

Address
UNIT 21 RIPPLESIDE IND ESTATE
BARKING
IG11 0RJ

Opening hours

CLOSED LONDON BOW

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
145B BOW ROAD
LONDON
E3 2SA

Opening hours

Stress Free Essential insurance options

Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we also offer two different levels of insurance when you hire a 8 seater with us.

Essential cover will appear as an option in the vehicle hire insurance section. For some partner/geographical 8 seater rental combinations the cover might not be available.

Essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the vehicle and other things. For more info see the terms and conditions on the extras page of the website

Essential Cover comes with fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and more.

Hiring a car throughout the COVID pandemic

As always the safety of customers remains our highest priority. Prior to the crisis and throughout Stress Free Car Rental offer free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire. Throughout the current crisis, we've reduced our amount of time it takes to process refunds, we now process all refunds inside of 24 hours of receiving a cancellation request - with the funds clearing to the customer's account in less than a week.

Improved car hire cleaning procedures at London United Kingdom

All of our car rental partners are implementing extra cleaning precautions throughout the ongoing pandemic. Here's an outline of the further measures carried out.

Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are carrying out a multi stage cleaning and increased hygiene process, including thorough cleaning of the steering wheel, door handles, seats etc.

New processes are now in place with Greenmotion, including the installation of safety protection screens and hand sanitiser units at collection locations. Staff are now wearing PPE such as masks and gloves. All vehicles are being fully sanitised between every rental.

Europcar are carrying out extra car deep cleaning and disinfecting measures. Vehicle keys are also disinfected between each rental and then kept in a sealed envelope once disinfection is complete. A zero contact policy is in place at the collection area, with all work areas cleaned thoroughly between every customer collection.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in have implemented a complete clean pledge. Involving the deep cleaning every car between each hire ,including disinfecting the car keys.

We will continue to provide further information as it becomes available.

8 seater car hire Insurance options:

If you are renting a 8 seater in the United States, arriving from overseas and have a foreign driving licence, all of the 8 seaters in the United States you'll find included on the website have zero excess and a low-security deposit. Most rentals in Europe and the rest of the world will often require an insurance excess. You're offered the chance to purchase a policy to cover the excess on the extras page of our website.

Stress Free Car Rental's Premium cover

Premium cover is the highest option for 8 seater hire cover we offer.

Choosing Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the vehicle rental counter, it's often less expensive to book this up front on our website at the same time as you make your 8 seater rental booking.

Many of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when they're are hiring a vehicle because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or vehicle rental insurance excess risk. You can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.

You're able to buy Premium Cover along with your vehicle rental, so that you know the full price of everything before you pay.

Top tips to find the best deal on your 8 Seater hire

Factor in the time of year:

To find the best deals for your vehicle rental it pays to book in advance, especially during peak times like school holidays and Christmas. 8 seater rental can be in very high demand in the summer months and often the supply of large vehicles is more restricted than many other types of car. If the price drops after you've booked , we include free cancellation, so you can cancel at any point until 48 hours prior to collecting the vehicle.

Mileage and fuel policy:

If you are comparing the options for your rental on different websites, be sure to factor in the mileage allowance and fuel policy. Some other websites hide this away in the terms and conditions. If you go over the mileage allowance or rent a 8 seater with a full to empty fuel policy, you might be hit with some unexpected fees when you return the car. We only compare full to full rentals and we always clearly display the mileage allowance.

Excess and Security Deposit:

Be sure to compare the amount you're required to leave as a security deposit on your card. For cheaper 8 seater rentals, you will be required to leave a much more expensive security deposit, which is held on your card when you pick up. You'll always see the security deposit amount clearly displayed throughout our website.

Additional drivers and child seats:

You'll find the prices of extras on our extras page. We often have special deals, including extra drivers in the price. Where free extra drivers are available, you can find them listed on the search results page of our website.

Border crossing and one-way fees:

If you plan to take your 8 seater over a border into a different country, extra fees are normally charged by the car hire company. Be careful to check the terms and conditions for these before you book as it can be expensive. If you can't find them on the website, contact one of our car hire advisors and they'll be happy to help.
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