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You can specify required rental date and time, vehicle category, pick-up/return location criteria in the white form above. In case your return location is different from the pick-up location, check the box 'Different Drop Off Location?'.

The preset location address: Meet And Greet Service And A Flight Number Is Mandatory, London, London, Great Britain, area 'London - Airport City'.

Alteration of the current rental location can be performed in three ways:
-by entering your desired destination in the 'Pick-up' field;
-by following the links to location pages shown below;
-by using the London interactive map on the left.

Car hire in London - Airport City
Search for deals. Rental companies in 'London - Airport City' frequently provide great offers. You can monitor the search results for best deals in London for several days. Another way to reduce a rental price is to book a car few months in advance. Finally, car offers with day-time pick-up and drop-off are much cheaper than night rentals.

Reservation. While completing the booking form, verify the correctness of your personal data, to avoid confusions at the rental desk in 'London - Airport City'. At the same time, pay attention to the rental conditions. Each vehicle in Great Britain is provided with its own rental conditions, available by the link below the car photo.

Pick up. Be in time for the car pick-up. If you are too late, without notifying the office in 'London - Airport City', an officer may release your vehicle to another client. In case of a delay, we recommend making a call to the desk in London a few hours before the pick-up time. The number of the desk is given in your voucher.

Rental location. Recently, rental parking areas in Great Britain have been moved away from airport terminals. For such situations, rental offices in 'London - Airport City' are obliged to provide a shuttle bus from the terminal to the rental area.

Payment. Rental payments in 'London - Airport City' are made exclusively by credit cards. Cash, debit cards and Internet cards are not accepted. Prior to pick-up in London, make sure that your credit card account has sufficient funds for an insurance deposit.

We wish you great holidays in Great Britain and fantastic discoveries in London!

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London - Airport City and car rental services

Airport location, terminals and transportation

London City Airport is a small airport with a single runway, located in Docklands in the eastern part of the city. It services business flights to central London. The airport only takes planes with short take-off and landing. LCY is one of the five international London airports. It became operational in 1987. It is planned to increase its passenger traffic to 8 million people a year.

The airport is not open round the clock. There are periods of time in which flights are not performed. Thus, the airport is closed at night and for 24 hours on weekends. It consists of only one terminal with 15 gates.

London City Airport is connected with such downtown areas as Canary Wharf and the City of London by light metro, joined to the urban underground. London City Airport DLR station is located near the terminal building. Besides, you can reach the city by buses number 473 and 474, going to the eastern part of the city. Just next to the exit of the terminal, there is a parking lot where you can easily take a taxi. Taxi and airport transfer service provide transport connection with the city.

Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car

In order to rent a car in LCY you should leave the terminal, since car rental offices are located next to it. Several major international car rental companies are situated on the territory of the airport. These are Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz. Unfortunately, their offices do not operate round the clock. Their work schedule depends on flight timetables. You may book a vehicle beforehand through online services (for example, Scantri, etc.). You will only have to present your international driver license and your bank card at a car rental office.

Hertz's offices are found in immediate proximity to the short-term parking, next to the bus stop, and also in the long-term parking. Avis rental offices are located not only in the terminal opposite the baggage claim area, but also in the taxi stand. Budget and Europcar's car rental facilities are in the terminal building. Besides, there is Europcar's car rental office in the King George V Dock, where the company shuttle goes from the airport. The car can be returned either to the parking lot near the airport or to the place agreed under the contract.

The car-sharing service is provided in the airport. It operates through the application service DriveNow. A membership card is necessary to use the service. You may return a vehicle in the areas of DriveNow anywhere in the city or in the airport.

Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby

A long-term parking lot and a short term one are provided for vehicles. Both of them are located within walking distance of the Terminal. One can take advantage of valet parking service at the long-term car park. In case you make a parking space preliminary reservation, you can get a reduction of up to 80%. The airport has free parking for motorcycles and bicycles under the light metro bridge.

The hotels, where you can not only relax, but also use a convenient parking, are situated within a 7 or 10 minute walk. They are Holiday Inn Express London - ExCel (0.5 km), Moxy London Excel (0.6 km), Hampton By Hilton London Docklands (0.7 km), One Bedroom Modern Development with Balcony (0.7 km), DoubleTree By Hilton London Excel (0.8 km), Thames View Apartments (0.9 km), and others.
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