8 Seater Rental in London

How to Hire a Car in London and Cross Border Fees

If you'd like to collect your vehicle in London and take it over the border into a different country, you should always review the terms and conditions. Many car hire providers insist that you inform them when you collect the car; and usually charge additional fees to top up your insurance. If you do not let them know, it's possible that your rental will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You can find the information relating to cross border charges and fees by checking the Rental terms and checking the Cross Border Rules section.

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

Renting a Car in London with a Reduced Security Deposit

When you pick up the car, you will often be asked to leave a security deposit on a debit card or credit card. The security deposit vary significantly dependent on the size of the vehicle and the insurance excess . Car rental Security deposits in London can range between £100 and £2,500.

When you choose to book a rental in London with Premium Cover included, you can reduce the deposit to cover only fuel (often less than £100), this is fully refunded when the vehicle is dropped off with a full tank.

Hiring a Car in London with Unlimited Mileage

We offer unlimited and limited mileage rental.

Limited mileage rentals in London are often less expensive than unlimited. When considering limited mileage rentals, the daily mileage allowance will always be clearly visibile. If you decide to book a rental with limited mileage, you'll be liable to pay an additional fee if you go above the daily allowance. The mileage allowance for the rental is calculated as (the number of rental days X the daily mileage allowance). You do not have to remain within the daily allowance on every day, provided that the total miles used throughout the rental doesn't exceed the number of days multiplied by the daily allowance.

If you choose a limited mileage rental, we recommend checking the costs for excess mileage. You'll find these in our T&Cs.

How to Hire a Car in London with Child Seats

You can use your own child seats for your vehicle rental, provided that they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in London.

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 picking up the rental. Although it's highly unusual for them to be unavailable, their availability is not guaranteed by most car rental companies in London

Stress Free Car Rental's Premium cover

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

Choosing Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the vehicle rental counter, It might be cheaper to buy this up front on our website at the same time as you make your 8 seater rental booking.

Top tips to find a deal on your 8 Seater rental

Fuel and mileage policies:

If you're looking around for your vehicle rental on different websites, be cautious to check the mileage allowance and fuel policy. Some other websites hide this away in the terms and conditions. If you use more than the mileage allowance or rent a 8 seater with a full to empty fuel policy, you could be hit with some unexpected charges when you drop off the vehicle. We only offer full to full rentals in London and we always clearly display the mileage allowance.

Child seats and additional drivers:

You'll find the cost of these on our extras page. Whenever available we have special deals, including extra drivers in the price. When free extra drivers are available, you'll see them clearly listed on the search results page of website.

Stress Free 8 Seater Essential insurance options

As well as being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we 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 options. For some partner/geographical 8 seater rental combinations the cover might not be available.

Car rental terms explained

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The rentals at London on the site include a fair full to fuel fuel policy.

When you collect you rental you'll be required to pay a deposit for fuel on a credit card when you collect the hire car. Fill the rental up and return it full and there's nothing further to pay for fuel.

You might see full to empty fuel policies on other sites that seem to be offering cheaper deals. Always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as usually the refuelling and admin charges included with full to empty fuel policies make it much more expensive than full to full .

Collision damage waiver (CDW)

Collision damage waiver (CDW) is always included with all car rentals at London. It insures the car for damage in a similar way the insurance cover you usually have on your own vehicle does. It usually includes an excess which you can choose to insure with an additional policy (See Excess reimbursement insurance). We also include rental cars on the site that include CDW with no excess amount

Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

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

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

London's Nearest Airports

If you'd like to book a cheap flight to the UK, the nearest international airport to London is London City airport, which is 0.59 miles away from London. London City Airport is in the heart of London's financial district. If you're arriving in England via London City Airport, the car rental collection desks are next to the terminal building. You're able to book your cheap rental car to collect from London City Airport before you drive to London. From London City Airport you can fly to a range of locations, including sunshine destinations like Malaga Airport, Florence in Italy and Alicante in Spain, all with cheap hire cars available to book on our website.

You could also consider the choice of arriving into London Heathrow airport which is approximately 22 miles away from London. Heathrow Airport is England's busiest airport and one of the busiest airports in the world, acting as British Airway's primary hub airport. This means that you can fly to a broad range of destinations globally, including popular city break destinations, such as Barcelona Airport in Spain, with cheap car hire available to collect on arrival before you begin your road trip. If you're flying to the USA you can also prebook a affordable hire car at low cost rates at Boston, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and a wide range of alternative locations. If planning to arrive into England via Heathrow Airport, check your car hire confirmation email for details of where to find the car rental desk. London Heathrow is a large airport so the car rental collection desks could be located in the terminal, in a nearby car park or a free mini bus ride away from the airport terminal. Heathrow has a a wide range of UK domestic flights, these are a useful alternative option to using the train. You can jump on a short flight direct from Heathrow to Manchester, Glasgow Airport, or fly into Edinburgh Airport and pick up your rental 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 , servicing more than 45 million passengers per annum. If you are planning to arrive in the UK via London Gatwick Airport you're able to pick up a rental car when you arrive at the Airport before your drive to London. hire car brands at Gatwick are in the South terminal . You'll find that a few car rental providers require a short shuttle bus ride to collect the rental. Always check your car rental booking confirmation email which will contain instructions of how to locate the car rental zone for your rental. If you're flying out of England via Gatwick Airport, there are lots of options. The good news is that we compare cheap car rental deals at locations accessible from Gatwick Airport. If you plan to get some sunshine following your visit to the UK, you have the option to jump on a low cost flight to Naples Airport and collect a rental car at the airport. If you're heading further afield, Gatwick offers routes to Orlando Airport, where you can collect a cheap People Carrier rental at the airport when you arrive.

Another possible alternative is London Stansted airport approximately 27 miles away from central London. Located in the Region of Essex, London Stansted Airport is approximately 40 miles away from Central London. If you are flying via London Stansted Airport you can collect a rental car in the airport before driving over to London. Most of the hire car options we compare at Stansted allow you to pick up the car at the airport terminal and drop it off London. StressFreeCarRental.com always includes one way fees for this type of one way hire in the price. If you'd like to leave the UK from London Stansted Airport you'll find lots of flights to most European city break destinations with cheap hire cars available to collect on arrival, including Alicante Airport in Spain and Milan Airport, Rome and Sicily Airports in Italy.

About the South East

With so much packed into a relatively small place it's a good job there are so many different railway stations like King's Cross St. Pancras, and Waterloo. All of them are close to big cities and places to be.

Why not take a trip to Leigh-On-Sea and spend an afternoon wandering around its great streets and sidewalks or spend a long weekend at New Malden with a loved one or your family. Cool places like Oxford are full of buzz thanks to their lively student populations, bars and restaurants. As well as busy cities there are incredible places like the Dorset Coastline. From Sussex and Kent 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 plan to pick up your car hire 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 car hire at Stansted Airport and Gatwick Airport.

When people think of the South East their first thought might just be the capital city of London but there is so much more to this part of the world than just the capital. Cities like Guildford, Milton Keynes and Aldershot are just waiting to be explored by you and your family in your cheap rental car from Stress Free Car Rental.

Popular vehicle types in London

See our London nearby locations in a list

Hiring a car during the COVID pandemic

As always the safety of customers remains our top priority. As before the crisis and throughout Stress Free Car Rental include free cancellation with a full refund on all car rental including insurance. During the pandemic, we have significantly reduced our cancellation and refund time, we now process all refunds inside of 1 business day of receiving the cancellation request - with the refund clearing to the customer's credit card in less than a week.

Enhanced car rental hygeine processes at London United Kingdom

Our car hire providers have implemented extra cleaning procedures, following the applicable local regulations, during the current COVID pandemic. The following is an overview of the extra steps being taken.

Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are implementing a multi stage cleaning and sterilisation process, including thorough cleaning of the seats, door handles, steering wheel and keys.

Europcar are carrying out additional car deep cleaning and disinfecting measures. Vehicle keys are disinfected between all rentals and then kept in a sealed envelope once disinfection is complete. Infection risk has been further reduced by ensuring that a zero contact policy is in place at the rental desks, with each rental desk cleaned thoroughly between every customer interaction.

New processes are now in place with Greenmotion, involving the installation of safety protection screens and hand sanitiser units at rental locations. Employees are now wearing PPE including gloves and masks. All cars are being thoroughly sanitised between every rental.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in have implemented a complete clean pledge. This involves the deep cleaning each car between each hire .

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

Collecting your 8 Seater hire in London using a debit card and other payment card options.

Pay with Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card issued by your bank or credit card company when booking your 8 seater on our website.

It's ridiculously simple on the website to view which 8 seater rental brands will accept a debit card. Just use the filters on the search results page to compare which 8 seater rental companies will accept your card type at the collection desk.

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

Family Friendly Hire Car Road Trips Close to London

National Maritime Museum

Explore Britain's naval history here at the National Maritime Museum, located just a 3 mile drive from London making it super easy to drive to in your hire car. Take a ride on their ship simulator and find out what it is like to live on the high seas. As well as this there are many other nautical things to view and learn about as well as interactive games.

Madame Tussauds

If you've not heard of Madame Tussauds, where have you been! This world famous museum is based in Marylebone and only a 9 mile drive away from London. Have your photo taken with the Prime Minister, Royalty and Celebrities and get close with some proper A-listers! Known for its themed galleries and incredibly lifelike models.

Science Museum

Located opposite the Imperial College of London and just a 10 mile drive away from London is London's Science Museum. This museum is full of fascinating science and invention exhibits It's famous for its state-of-the-art exhibitions that can be enjoyed by all the family.

Battersea park

Amongst London's most famous attractions and parks. Battersea Park is rammed with things to see and do. You could comfortably spend a whole day here and not get bored! Located a 10 mile drive from London, Battersea Park is a must-visit, it is even better in the summer and is extremely popular among locals and tourists.

Adventure Island Essex

Adventure Island is a fun park and a great place to spend a day. It is packed with rides & attractions suitable for children of all ages. In fact, there are over 40 rides for the little ones to choose from. Adventure Island is just a 28 mile drive from London making it a super easy location to visit in your hire car.

Booth Museum of Natural History Brighton

Just a few streets behind Brighton pavilion and only 47 mile drive from London is the Booth Museum of Natural History. This museum invites you to explore the natural world around us with exhibits, displays and hands-on activities. Enjoy looking at rare birds, butterfliesand fossils.

Cambridge University Botanic gardens

Located in the midst of the city, a brief 47 mile drive from London is the beautiful Cambridge University Botanic gardens. Location of an immense 40-acres worth of space, filled to the brim with Victorian greenhouses, plants and gardens. There is also a cafe so you're able put your feet up after a busy day exploring.

Oxford Castle And Prison

If you want a spooky day out filled with tales of crime and terror why not visit Oxford Castle & Prison located just a short 59 mile drive from London. The remains of this medieval castle are full of stories about criminals from history. You can also enjoy guided tours of the 900-year-old crypt within the base of the castle.

See our London nearby 8-seater locations in a list

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

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 up to 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

Our website only compares 8 seaters that include a fair full to full fuel policy. You will pick up the vehicle with a full tank and return it full. A small deposit for fuel will be held on your credit card when you collect the vehicle and refunded when you drop it off full. Look out for full to empty fuel policies you might find at a cheaper price on other websites, full to empty usually means you should expect some hefty extra fees for refuelling, we recommend to always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals.

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

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