Kings Cross Car Hire

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  • King’s Cross St Pancras is the best connected transport hub in London, the UK and Europe – it links six London tube lines with two British mainline rail stations and, through the Eurostar, connects London to several locations in mainland Europe.
  • London King’s Cross is one of the world’s most famous train stations.
  • Located in the borough of Camden, it opened in 1852 and was designed by Lewis Cubitt as a masterpiece of straightforward functionality.
  • In partnership with Easirent, Enjoy is the first and only car hire comparison website in the UK to offer Covid friendly car hire using a contactless collection system.
  • Approximately 50 million passengers journeys take place annually in Kings Cross making it the 4th busiest train station in the UK.
  • The over-ground trains connect London with the north of England and Scotland, with trains departing and arriving from Steveage, Newark, Doncaster, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Edinburgh.
  • The undergound station sits across 6 lines connecting to all 4 corners of London, Heathrow Airport, Waterloo, Victoria, Liverpool Street and Paddington.
  • On the 18th of November in 1987 a fire broke out at King's Cross St. Pancras which spread through the underground network, following this the majority of the underground station and passage ways had to be renovated or re-built.
  • The only Platform 0 in London lives in King's Cross
  • You can catch the fictional Hogwarts Express from King’s Cross Platform 9 and 3/4, and back in the real world, known to not very many, J.K. Rowling’s parents met at King’s Cross!

Nearby Kings Cross and using the underground

Using the Underground from King's Cross

A multitude of places are accessible on foot or using the undergound from Kings Cross. The tube station gives access to 6 main tube lines making easy access of most of London.

Which tube lines go from Kings Cross station?

  • Circle line (yellow) runs through Paddington to the west and Liverpool Street to the east, then continues south and circles back through Cannon Street, Blackfriars and London Victoria.
  • Piccadilly line (dark blue) runs from Cockfosters in the north running through central London via Covent Garden and Leicester Square eventually reaching Heathrow Airport all terminals. However, beware the slow tube takes a long time to reach Heathrow and an overground train from Paddingont is recommended.
  • Hammersmith & City line (pink) runs from Hammersmith in the west of London, adjacent to the circle line until it reaches Liverpool Street then it heads east to Barking.
  • Northern line (black) runs from the north to the south directly through central London calling at Tottenham Court Road and Waterloo, then calling at Kennington (The Oval), and passing South Wimbledon.
  • Metropolitan line (purple), starts at Amersham in the far north west above the M25 motorway and ends in the east at Aldgate.
  • Victoria line (light blue), from Kings Cross, head south for Victoria and Brixton and north to Highbury & Islington, Finsbury Park and Tottenham Hale.

Within walking distance from Kings Cross

Camden Town

Just 20 minutes walk north brings you to the centre of Camden Town. Popular with teenagers and punks, and the area is famed for its association with multiple musicians and legendary venue Koko - which became "The Music Machine" in the 1970s. Legendary bands including The Jam, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, David Bowie and Madness are associated with it. A bronze statue of Amy Winehouse sits outside the Stables Market. In 1982 it was renamed the "Camden Palace" and saw performances from legends Eurythmics, the Cure and was home to the first ever British performance by Madonna.

For music, market stalls, shoppping, local ale, eating out, drinking, pubs and bars, Camden Town makes a good choice of places to head on foot or by taxi from Kings Cross.

Regents Park

Heading west along the A501 (the main road in front of Kings Cross), you'll come to Euston in 5 or 10 minutes and then another 10 minutes walk brings you to the bottom of Regents Park and Madame Tussauds London. The ZSL London Zoo is located at the top of Regents Park.

Russel Square, Tottenham Court Road, Museums

Other places within 20 minutes walk from Kings Cross station include Russel Square, Tottenham Court Road for shops and restaurants, the British Museum and Charles Dickens Museum.

Kings Cross train station facilities

King’s Cross is open from Monday-Friday from 5AM to 1:36AM, on Saturday from 5AM to 1:11AM and on Sunday from 5:30AM to 1:36AM.

  • You’ll find the British Transport Police station underneath the pub and close to the Platform 9 entrance, but call 999 in an emergency.
  • If you’re a Harry Potter fan, remember to get your photo taken at Platform 9¾, but don’t hang around waiting for the Hogwart’s Express!
  • The main ticket office is found on the concourse and there’s an out-of-hours ticket office at Platform 8, but you’ll find ticket machines throughout.
  • Toilets and baby care facilities are available at the entrance to platforms 9-11 and behind the escalators at the Mezzanine, and it’s also disability-accessible, with step-free entrances, tactile paving and hearing induction loops.
  • If you’re hungry at London King’s Cross, with food outlets like Five Guys, Caffe Nero, Leon and Wasabi, there are plenty of places to fill your belly and slake your thirst.
  • Outlets and shops from downstairs in the main station include; M&S Food, Cafe Nero, WHSmith, Plum Split Milk pub, Little Waitrose.

Eating Out near the Kings Cross area

A vibrant, multi-cultural London is home to a diverse and vast selection of restaurants

London is amongst some of the most culturally diverse major cities in the world and it's vast range of restaurants and eating outlets reflects that. Here are just a few within 20 minutes walk or 5 to 10 minute taxi from Kings Cross Station.

Camino King's Cross - This hidden gem is tucked away down a small alley just a few minutes walk from the main King's Cross station. Serving a range of tapas, fine wines and beers, it's the perfect stop for lunch and dinner for passers by, and business meetings. From the main entrance to the station head east along the main A501, past the Starbucks and see the small alley way on your left. It's hidden in there!.
Address: 3 Varnishers Yard, The Regents Quarter, King's Cross, N1 9FD

Hakkasan Hanway Place - located in Tottenham Court Road, just a minute from the tube station, you can walk here from Kings Cross in about 20 minutes or take a taxi, or a couple of stops on the tube. This upmarket, upbeat swanky Asian Fusion restaurant is underground serving a range of quality Chinese and Japanese dishes, with cocktail bar, specialist Japanese whiskies and beers, it's perfect for the special occasion, or just a nice meal out with friends.
Address: 8 Hanway Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1HD

Drake & Morgan at King's Cross - located directly behind Kings Cross station in the modern St. Pancras Square complex, this is the perfect lunch or dinner stop before heading on to your London destination, or equally meeting up for lunch or drinks after work. Serving a range of English, Indian, Chinese, Mexican dishes as well as the good old comforting burgers and perfect for alfresco dining and drinks in the sun.
Address: 6 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

Dishoom King's Cross - a boutique, high quality Persian / Indian fusion restaurant located slightly above Kings Cross station.
Address: Dishoom King's Cross, 5 Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB.

Hiring a car at London King’s Cross Station

There are several nearby car hire operators at London King’s Cross Station and each offers a range of well-maintained vehicles to meet your requirements.

Here’s a little more information on the credentials of a couple of popular car hire firms you can choose to rent a car from:

  • Europcar has a long history in the car rental business – founded in Paris in 1949, through various mergers, acquisitions and partnerships, it now has a global footprint based on brilliant customer care. Car hire with Europcar includes advantages such as free cancellation up to 48 hours before the start of your rental period, 24 hour assistance, theft protection, third party liability and a collision damage waiver.
  • Green Motion Car and Van Rental was established in 2007 with a business model that’s firmly focused on eco-friendliness. It’s the only 100% zero emission car hire company and offers customers a wide choice of reliable, fuel-efficient vehicles. Like other reputable operators, Green Motion car hire packages also include theft protection, 24 hour assistance, third party liability and free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to commencement of the agreed rental period.

Contactless car hire in London Kings Cross

  • Easirent at Kings Cross - is currently offering the UK's first and only contactless car hire collection. Next-generation car rental, offered by Enjoy and Easirent is 100% contactless and a great way of exploring the capital city and beyond without ever having to set foot in a branch office, with no more lengthy queues.
  • A video showing the benefits and full details about contactless car hire in Kings Cross can be found here - Contactless car hire

Kings Cross Station Address: Euston Road, King’s Cross, London, N1 9AL

Top Tips for hiring a car in Kings Cross

  • The most popular cars at Kings Cross are Vauxhall Corsa, Fiat500 and Ford Focus.
  • The most popular car rental brands in Kings Cross are Easirent, Green Motion, Europcar and Keddy.
  • Easirent has become very popular since introducing the contactless collection service.
  • On average customers book a hire car 8 days in advance at London Kings Cross.
  • The average price per day for Kings Cross car hire is £39.08.
  • The cheapest Kings Cross car hire in the last month was £14.76 per day with Easirent.
  • Fiat Tipo, Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Polo and Nissan Qashqai are also popular.

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FAQs about car hire in Kings Cross

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Kings Cross

Contactless car hire collection is currently being offered at Kings Cross and Marble Arch, it can be booked through EnjoyTravel.com.
Prices start at around £20 per day for a mini/economy car if you book well in advance and depending on the time of year.
No. The prices are the same are standard collection, there is no premium for this system. There is no subscription fee and no membership fee.
You will be contacted by the car rental company to complete your contract allowing you to collect the car.
As the contract is already completed prior to collection when you arrive you will need to call the agent and they will release your keys from the locker.
The contract is completed using phone, skype, zoom or internet call, allowing you to collect the keys at any time.
The rental car keys are in a locker which can be opened by an operative that will be ready to help you when you call them confirming your arrival.
The rental agreement is completed before collection which enables you to go straight to the collection point to collect the keys from the locker and drive away.
The car is returned to the designated spaces in the car park and the key is left in the locker.
Because all of the cars need to be cleaned before every new rental they are checked for any damages as they are prepared for the next rental.
You'll find an array of food spots in Kings Cross station including Starbucks, Prezzo, Benito’s Hat, Giraffe and Leon.
It is literally over the road, you can walk from Kings Cross station into St Pancras station in about 2 minutes.
Kings Cross connects London with the North and Scotland. The LNER line connects London to Leeds, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh as well as stopping at Doncaster, Wakefield, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark, Durrham and Stevenage.
Yes, Europcar, Enterprise, Easirent and Sixt all within the station or minutes walk.
Circle line (yellow) to Paddington, then the Heathrow Express runs every 15 minutes and takes 15 minutes to all terminals.