There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our rivals but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our personal frustration with the process of renting a vehicle.
Brands we work with include the main vehicle hire providers like Europcar and Hertz there are some firms we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we do not include these on the website.
We accept American Express, Visa or a Mastercard debit card or credit card issued by your bank or credit card company when hiring a 14 seater with us.
It's important to consider when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card on collection, 14 seater rental companies sometimes hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the excess is often a large amount of money , if you decide to pay using debit card this might be debited from your account and not refunded until weeks after your rental has ended.
If you plan to jump on a flight into the UK, the nearest international airport to London is London City airport, which is 0.59 miles away from central London. London City Airport is in the heart of London's financial district. If you plan to arrive in England via London City Airport, the car hire collection desks are located next to the terminal building. You have the option to book your rental car to collect from London City Airport before you drive to London. From the Airport you also have the option to fly to a range of popular cities, including sunshine destinations like Malaga in Spain, Florence in Italy and Ibiza in the Balearic islands, all with affordable car hire available to reserve in advance on our website.
You also have the option of flying into London Heathrow airport located approximately 22 miles from London. London Heathrow Airport, England's busiest airport and one of the busiest in the world, acting as British Airway's main hub airport. This means that you're able to fly to a broad range of destinations , these include the UK's favourite city break destinations, including Malaga Airport in Spain, with low cost rental car available to collect on arrival before you begin your road trip. If you're flying to the USA you can book a affordable rental car at discounted rates at Dallas Airport, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and a wide range of alternative cities. If planning to arrive into the UK via Heathrow Airport, check your car rental confirmation email for instructions on where to find the car rental desk. London Heathrow is a big airport so the car hire desks could be located in the terminal, in a nearby car park or a short free mini bus ride away from the airport terminal. From Heathrow there are a wide range of UK domestic flights, these can be an alternative option to getting the train. You're able to fly direct from Heathrow to Manchester Airport or fly into Glasgow Airport and collect your hire car when you land.
5 miles further away than London Heathrow airport is London Gatwick airport. London Gatwick Airport is in Crawley in the region known as West Sussex and is one of the UKs busiest airports, catering for more than 45 million passengers per annum. If you're landing in England via Gatwick Airport you're able to collect your rental car when you arrive at the Airport before your drive to London. car hire brands at London Gatwick Airport are in the South terminal . You'll find that some car hire providers may require that you take a quick mini bus ride to pick up the rental. Always check the car hire booking confirmation email which always contains full instructions of how to locate the car hire collection zone for your rental. If you plan to leave England via London Gatwick Airport, there are lots of options. The good news is that we compare affordable rental car deals at city break locations available from Gatwick Airport. If you plan to get some sunshine following your time in England, you can jump on a low cost flight to Alicante Airport in Spain and pick up a convertible rental car for your next adventure. If you're next flight is taking you across the atlantic, Gatwick has flights to New York , where you can pick up a cheap People Carrier rental at the airport when you arrive.
A possible fourth alternative is London Stansted airport which is located 27 miles away from London. In the Region of Essex, Stansted is just over 40 miles away from Central London. If you are landing via London Stansted you can collect your rental car at the airport before driving to London. All of the main hire car options we compare at Stansted Airport will allow you to collect the car at the airport and drop it off London. StressFreeCarRental.com always includes extra charges for this kind of rental in the price. If you're planning to leave the UK via London Stansted you'll find lots of flights to most popular European city break locations with affordable hire cars available to collect when you land, including Lisbon Airport and Faro Airport in Portugal, Malaga Airport and Alicante Airport in Spain and Milan Airport, Rome and Sicily Airports in Italy.
During the COVID pandemic ensuring safety continues to be our top priority. As before the crisis and throughout we provide free cancellation with a full refund on all hire cars. Throughout April and May, we have significantly reduced our amount of time it takes to process refunds, we now process all refunds inside of 1 business day of receiving a cancellation request - with the refund clearing to the customer's account in less than 7 business days.
All of our car rental providers are implementing advanced cleaning procedures, following the applicable local regulations, during the ongoing pandemic. The following is an overview of some of the addional measures carried out.
Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are implementing a multi stage cleaning procedure, involving thorough cleaning of the seats, door handles, steering wheel and keys.
Europcar are carrying out additional vehicle deep cleaning measures. Vehicle keys are disinfected between all rentals and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfection is complete. A zero contact policy is in place at the rental desks, with all desks cleaned thoroughly between every customer interaction.
New processes are now in place with our car hire partner Greenmotion, including the installation of protection screens and sanitiser units at rental locations. Employees are also now wearing PPE such as gloves and masks. All cars are being thoroughly sanitised between every rental.
As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a 14 seater with us.
Essential cover will appear as a choice in the vehicle hire insurance section. For some geographical/partner 14 seater rental combinations the cover might not be available.
With so much packed into a relatively small place it's a good job there's so many railway stations like King's Cross St. Pancras, and Waterloo. All of these stations are in close proximity to big cities and places to be.
Why not take a trip to Greenwich and spend an afternoon wandering around its great streets and sidewalks or spend a weekend at Slough with your significant other or your family. Trendy cities like Oxford are full of buzz thanks to their lively student populations, bars and restaurants. As well as great cities there are incredible places like the Dorset Coastline. From Kent and Sussex all the way through to Oxfordshire and Berkshire- there is so much choice!
The South East is supported by several of the UK's main airports, including the UK's busiest airport, London Heathrow, which is located 22 miles away from London. If you intend to collect your car rental at Heathrow Airport and then drop off your hire car at London City Airport, our pricing always includes any additional one-way fees. We also offer a wide range of rental cars at Stansted Airport and Gatwick Airport.
When people think of the South East their initial thought might be the capital but there is so much more to this part of the world than just the capital. Cities like London Gatwick Airport, Hemel Hempstead and Lancing are just waiting to be explored by yourself and your family in your great value rental car from Stress Free Car Rental.
Premium insurance is the highest level of 14 seater hire cover we provide.
Choosing Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also decide to buy Premium Cover at the vehicle hire counter, It can be cheaper to buy this up front on our website when you make your 14 seater rental booking.
If you're trying to find a 14 seater rental with no deposit and no excess, check out our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the security deposit and excess on your rental (often to zero).
Still confused? Get in touch with our car hire advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.
All of the 14 seaters on our website include free cancellation and a price match guarantee. So you can change your plans and cancel with a full refund up to 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.
If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.