London Luton Airport, previously Luton International Airport, is the fourth largest airport for passenger traffic in the London area. As with many airports, car rental service plays a vital role to transport these passengers to and from their destinations. Luton Airport has one terminal and the Car Hire Centre is located in building 250 of the terminal. All the car rental companies on the airport operate from here. Free shuttle bus services are available between the terminal and the car hire centre.
Booking online will save you the hassle of standing in long lines at the airport to acquire a car and you will be notified of all the relevant drivers’ and insurance documents needed to successfully complete the booking. Car rental companies can provide you with brochures and maps of the town you are visiting. These brochures and maps can make your visit more comfortable by allowing you to plan your day trips and routes accordingly.
The rental companies on the Luton airport are as follows.
Enterprise Rent a Car. Contact number +44 1582 390969 and bookings can be made online at www.enterprise.co.uk
Europcar/ National/ Alamo. Contact number +44 1582 417723. Each of these individual companies has their own websites. They are www.europcar.com, www.national.co.uk and www.alamo.co.uk
Avis/ Budget. Contact number +44 844 5446021. Their websites are www.avis.co.uk and www.budget.co.uk
Hertz car Hire. Contact number +44 843 3093046 and online bookings can be done at www.hertz.co.uk
Plan your trip smartly by knowing the traffic and parking rules of Luton. Websites are available with live traffic updates designed for your convenience. These websites will notify you of traffic congestions, road works, traffic hot spots and live incidents. These websites allows you to indicate the route you are travelling and traffic updates will be according to your planned route.
Similar websites are available to indicate all the main car parks in Luton. Many rental cars are equipped with in-car navigation systems and these systems can also indicate when you are about to enter different carriage ways and the speed limits of that road.
When parking at car parks, be aware of the designated zones. It could be restricted zones or private zones where you will either be timed while parking or you need a permit to park there. Traffic and parking offences are taken very seriously and with specialised number plate recognition cameras, you will be tracked and fined regardless your current location. Your holiday budget will decrease and the fines you pay will increase holiday budgets of the ever present traffic officials.
Consider yourself warned!