During the COVID pandemic ensuring the safety of our customers continues to be our number one priority. As before the crisis and throughout Stress Free Car Rental offer free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire booked on our site. Whilst the current situation is ongoing, we've reduced our amount of time it takes to process refunds, all refunds are processed inside of 24 hours of receiving a cancellation request - with the refund usually clearing back to the customer's credit card in less than a week.
Our car hire partners have implemented extra cleaning procedures, following the applicable local regulations, during the ongoing pandemic. The following is an overview of the further measures being taken.
New processes are being implemented by our car hire partner Greenmotion, involving the installation of protection screens and sanitiser units at all locations. Employees are now wearing protective equipment such as masks and gloves. All vehicles are being fully sanitised between each rental.
Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in
Between each rental, Hertz and Thrifty are carrying out a multi stage cleaning and increased hygiene procedure, involving thorough cleaning of the seats, door handles, steering wheel and keys.
The South East is supported by several major airports, including the UK's biggest airport, London Heathrow, which is located 22 miles away from London. If you intend to pick up 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 are asked to think of the South East area their initial thought might just be London but there is so much more to this part of the world than just the capital. Places like Brentford, Leigh-On-Sea and Bucks are just waiting to be explored by you and your loved ones in your great value hire vehicle from Stress Free Car Rental.
With so much packed into a relatively tiny area it's a good job there's so many different 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 Portsmouth and spend some time wandering around its famous streets and sidewalks or spend a weekend at Horley with a loved one or your family. Trendy cities like Oxford are full of atmosphere thanks to their lively student populations, bars and restaurants. As well as busy cities there are lovely places like the Dorset Coastline. From Kent and Sussex all the way through to Berkshire and Oxfordshire- there's so much choice!
Pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card provided by a bank or credit card company when renting a 9 Seater on our website.
If you've chosen Essential or Basic Cover for your vehicle, it usually means that you'll have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the vehicle. You will more often than not be given the option to pay for a top up policy by the hire partner at the collection desk, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
It's worth bearing in mind that quite often 9 seater hire partners that do allow debit card at the desk are more costly than those that accept credit card only.
Quite often, 9 seater rentals that come with the Premium Cover option will enable you to use a debit card when you pick up the vehicle without any additional charges. You're able to review if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the different vehicle hire excess and insurance alternatives on the second step of the website booking process.
Looking to hire a 9 seater with no credit card? We include all the options enabling you to pick up your 9 seater hire using a debit card instead. You can use the filter section on the search results page to find them.
We only list 9 seaters that come with a fair full to full fuel policy. You'll pick up the vehicle with a full fuel tank and drop it off full. A small deposit for the fuel will be held on your credit card when you collect the vehicle and refunded when you drop it off with a full tank. Beware of full to empty fuel policies you might see at a lower cost on other sites, full to empty usually comes with some expensive additional fees for refuelling, so always check the T&Cs for full to empty rentals.
Sharing the driving on your trip? keep an eye out for special bundles on the website for 9 seater rentals with free extra drivers included. These deals can save you money compared with paying for extra drivers when you collect the vehicle.
Need help finding your rental in London? Get in touch with our car rental advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.
If you're travelling on a golf trip, a cycling holiday or on a family holiday, our website compares a broad variety of low cost 9 seaters for rental in London, from brands you can trust including Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise and many more, so we are certain to include an 9 seater rental that meets your requirements perfectly.
Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a 9 seater with us.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the vehicle, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. To view the detailed information see the T&Cs on the extras page
Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your vehicle hire booking in London, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a selection of additional charges that standard insurance doesn't.
Essential cover will be available as an optional extra in the vehicle hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner 9 seater rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.
Premium cover is the highest level of 9 seater hire insurance we provide.
A lot of our customers decide to choose the Premium Cover option when renting a 9 seater because it usually lowers the security deposit for the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or vehicle rental insurance excess risk. Customers can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.
So that you can understand all of the options regarding which 9 seater rental insurance product is right for you for your rental in London, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to give you the ability to rent a vehicle including a Premium cover product.
Choosing Premium Cover is optional, you can also opt to buy Premium Cover at the vehicle rental desk, it's often less expensive to book this in advance on our website when you make your 9 seater hire booking.
There's a huge amount of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our frustration with the process of renting a vehicle.
Our technology collects and compares millions of 9 seater rental prices at 1000s of vehicle rental locations to hunt down great offers and make booking them on the website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as it can be
Stress Free Car Rental do not work with just any 9 seater rental providers. We're selective to only work with vehicle rental companies you can trust.
So, the reason we do things differently to other vehicle rental websites is because we got frustrated with seeing customers having trips ruined by a bad rental experience and knew we could do a better job.
If you'd like to book a cheap flight to the UK, the closest airport to London is London City airport, located 0.59 miles away (as the crow flies) from central London. London City Airport is located in the heart of the UKs main financial district. If you plan to arrive in the UK via London City Airport, the car hire collection zone is located next to the terminal. You're able to book a rental car to collect at London City Airport ready for your drive to London. From London City Airport you can fly to a range of popular destinations, including sunshine cities like Ibiza, Florence in Italy and Malaga Airport in Spain, all with cheap hire cars available to prebook on our website.
You also have the possibility of flying into London Heathrow airport which is approximately 22 miles from London. Heathrow Airport, England's busiest airport and also one of the busiest airports in the world, acting as British Airway's main hub airport. This means that you're able to fly to a broad range of locations globally, these include popular city break destinations, such as Valencia in Spain, with low cost car hire available to book in advance before head off on your journey. If you're jetting off to the USA you can also book a affordable rental car in advance at discounted rates at Miami Airport, New York, Los Angeles and a wide range of other locations. If you're arriving into England via London Heathrow Airport, check your car hire confirmation email for details of where to find the car rental pick up location. London Heathrow is a very big airport so the car rental area could be located in the terminal, in a nearby car park or a short free mini bus ride away from the terminal building. Heathrow has a a wide range of UK domestic flights, these can be an alternative option to getting the train. You can fly direct from Heathrow to Manchester Airport, Glasgow Airport, or fly into Belfast International 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 of West Sussex and is the UKs second busiest airport, servicing in excess of 45 million passengers per annum. If you are planning to arrive in England via Gatwick Airport you have the option to pick up a rental car when you arrive at the Airport before you drive to London. Most of the rental car brands at London Gatwick Airport are located in the South terminal building. You'll find that a few car rental providers require that you take a quick shuttle bus ride to pick up your rental. Be sure to check the car rental booking confirmation email which will contain full instructions of how to locate the car rental area . If you plan to leave the UK via London Gatwick Airport, the airport has 100s of routes available. The good news is that we compare affordable car hire offers at all of the city break locations available from Gatwick Airport. If you plan to get some sunshine after your visit to England, you can jet off on a cheap flight to Naples Airport in Italy to collect a rental car for your next adventure. If you're heading across the atlantic, London Gatwick also has flights to Orlando Airport, where you can pick up a cheap People Carrier rental at the airport on arrival.
A possible fourth airport alternative is London Stansted airport which is located 27 miles away from central London. Located in the Region of Essex, London Stansted is approximately 40 miles away from London. If you plan to arriving into Stansted Airport you can collect your hire car in the airport before driving over to London. All of the main rental car options we compare at Stansted allow you to collect the car at the airport and drop off London. Our website always includes extra charges for this kind of one way hire in the price. If you plan to leave England from London Stansted Airport you'll find frequent flights to most European city break locations with affordable hire cars available to collect on arrival, including Lisbon Airport and Faro Airport in Portugal, Malaga Airport and Alicante Airport in Spain and Milan Airport, Rome and Sicily Airports in Italy.
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.