Car Hire at London Airport Heathrow

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London Airport Heathrow, London, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

London Heathrow Airport
Standard Commercial Van/Truck
Ford Transit or comparable
Ford Transit
  • 3
  • 18
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 21.63 / per day
London Heathrow Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 27.92 / per day
London Heathrow Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 35.29 / per day
London Heathrow Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
£ 40.10 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

London Heathrow Airport
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 46.44 / per day
London Heathrow Airport
Premium
Skoda Superb or comparable
Skoda Superb
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Arnold Clark
£ 57.57 / per day
London Heathrow Airport
Economy Elite
Vauxhall Corsa or comparable
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£ 60.26 / per day
London Heathrow Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
£ 103.58 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 04:39 on 2024-05-18.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+44
Average car hire price
£ 49 per day
Average car hire length
8 days
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Score
8.8 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.50 per litre or £ 5.68 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.42 per litre or £ 5.38 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.95 per litre or £ 7.38 / 1 gallon
London Airport Heathrow

Airport Car Hire

London Heathrow is by far the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is a popular entry point for both international passengers and Brits either returning or that live abroad. If you're one of the latter and want to know what you could see around London with a hire car, here are some ideas: 

  • Stonehenge. The legendary mystical site is only about an hour's drive to the west of Heathrow Airport. It will finally reopen on April 12, and demand may soar, so be sure to book tickets in advance.
  • Brighton. Arguably the most famous resort town in the United Kingdom, Brighton is a great place to visit. Even if you’re in England during the autumn or winter months, the city has plenty of reasons to visit including not only the beaches and famous Brighton Pier, but also many historic streets and buildings, the lavish Royal Pavilion, the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, and the Brighton Fishing Museum. Located some 80 miles south of London, Brighton can be reached in less than two hours.
  • Oxford. Home to the world-famous university, the historic city of Oxford is but 45 miles from Heathrow. Go for the historic architecture, stay for the student atmosphere, and enjoy the gorgeous countryside around it. 

Top international routes

  • New York City
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Amsterdam

Main airlines

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Air India

Terminals

The four passenger terminals are Terminal 2, Terminal 3, Terminal 4, and Terminal 5. You can walk between Terminals 2 and 3. To move between Terminal 4 and Terminal 5, take the free shuttle bus number 482 or 490. To move between Terminal 2 or 3 to Terminal 4 or 5, take the free shuttle train. Get a free Inter-Terminal Transfer ticket from a ticket machine in the airport’s railway station — see the airport’s guide for any other questions you might have.

Location

London Heathrow Airport is 23km (14 miles) west of the centre of London. Great West Road and Cromwell Road are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 28 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 22 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 26 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 109 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 58 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 25 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 28 per day

Car hire desks

Those car hire companies with on-airport locations have desks in the terminals. You, however, must take a shuttle bus to pick up the car, though.

Those car hire companies not located at the airport provide a shuttle service from the terminals to their locations.

Services and facilities

London Heathrow Airport is huge and has plenty to offer. You’ll find many bars, cafeterias, and restaurants, shopping centres, and various lounges. There are cashpoints in every terminal before and after security. There are also children’s play areas and other family facilities, a lost property office, pharmacies, medical help, showers, a fitness centre, a prayer room, a free Power Pole for charging electronic devices, and countless other services and entertainment opportunities. There are left luggage services on the ground floor of each terminal, all open daily from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Nearest petrol station

Which petrol station is most convenient to fill up at prior to returning your hire car depends on which company you hire from. Most will find that a Texaco station located on Bath Rd. (the A4) is the most convenient. The station is near the M4 exit to the airport and requires only a slight detour if returning a car to Alamo, Europcar, Keddy, Enterprise, or Easirent.

If returning a car to Green Motion (and Ace, whose rentals are serviced by Green Motion), then a Shell station located on Holloway Lane, one block west of the Holiday Inn where Green Motion is located is the best station to fill up at. It is less than a mile away from the Holiday Inn.

If returning a car to Sixt’s location, you can conveniently fill up at the BP station that you must drive through anyway to reach the rental return gate.
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Airport information

Score
8.0
  • Getting to the airport 8.2
  • Check-in and departures 8.3
  • Facilities and services 8.2
  • Wi-Fi 7.5
  • Dining and car hire services 7.8
  • Lounge 7.8

London Heathrow Airport

  • IATA: LHR
  • ICAO: EGLL
  • Name: London Airport Heathrow (LHR)
  • Distance from the city centre: 13.7 miles / 22 km

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire at London Airport Heathrow the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at London Airport Heathrow fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day at London Airport Heathrow
£ 19.59
January
£ 23.46
February
£ 31.57
March
£ 34.69
April
£ 51.03
May
£ 57.14
June
£ 60.08
July
£ 42.64
August
£ 36.25
September
£ 29.80
October
£ 23.64
November
£ 37.89
December
The best month to hire a car at London Airport Heathrow is January — when the average price for a hire is £ 19.59 per day. This is 48% less than the yearly average and 67% less than hiring a car in July (when the average price is £ 60.08 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

What’s the usual hire length for renters at London Airport Heathrow?

Car hire lengths differ depending on the time of year: in April, the average hire length is 9 days, while in January, it is only 7 days.
Average number of hire days at London Airport Heathrow
7
January
7
February
7
March
9
April
9
May
9
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
7
October
8
November
8
December

Which time of year sees the highest demand for car hire at London Airport Heathrow?

Given the number of users searching for a car at London Airport Heathrow, there is a higher probability of travellers hiring a car at London Airport Heathrow in September in comparison to hiring a car in in April.
Monthly searches at London Airport Heathrow by pick-up date relative to the average
82%
January
60%
February
67%
March
50%
April
87%
May
106%
June
117%
July
127%
August
147%
September
143%
October
97%
November
116%
December

Car Hire Information

Popular suppliers Drivalia, Surprice, Ace Rent a car, Keddy, Alamo
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, People Carriers
Lowest price £ 22 per day
Cheapest supplier GreenMotion

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Drivalia Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Drivalia Renault Captur 5 2 Medium cars
Surprice Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Hertz Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Routes Car Rental Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Ford Kuga
22 January 2024
Personal family trip
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
3 January 2024
Plentiful of countryside drives
Switzerland
MG 4
27 October 2023
Free Tesla charging for rented Tesla. Not required to charge full on return.
customer photo
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
28 September 2023
Greenwich Park, Richmond Park, Windsor Castle, Bluewater shopping centre, general out and about in London
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
5 August 2023
Thorpe park fab and so clean, chessington not as clean as Thorpe park but still a good day out. Hampton court palace beautiful. We ate in pizza express and the red lion pub both places very good.
United Kingdom
Vauxhall Corsa
19 June 2023
visiting my mum
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
12 April 2023
I visited a few cities around England.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
22 February 2023
Great restaurants, shops and bars in Henley on Thames. Very nice walks along the riverbank and the town was generally very nice.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
21 February 2023
went home to parents
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
3 February 2023
First trip back to UK for eighteen months. First time hired a car for such a trip. Glad I did! Bashir made handing car back super-easy.
Australia
Ford Focus
13 January 2023
Driving through beautiful countryside
United Kingdom
VW Polo
6 January 2023
Family, friends. Travel up to Scotland and down to the south east of England. Lovely Christmas celebrations.
United Kingdom
Nissan Juke
30 December 2022
Airport to home, that’s all, but cheaper than train or coach.
Israel
Ford Focus
12 December 2022
The one thing that is a problem with your service, is the free shuttle. Yesterday I missed the bus by 2 minutes because the bus came before the schedule time. It was snowing and no other bus coming. I ended up paying £25 for a taxi. So stating that you provide a free shuttle service is not exactly true. There is occasionally a bus which passes by if you have another 1 or 2 hours to wait. Otherwise everything is fine.
United Kingdom
Kia Ceed
7 July 2022
Hoppabus to/from Heathrow to their rental area in Sipson are free for Green Motion clients, drivers are fine with this.
Australia
Ford Fiesta
28 May 2022
Travelled down south Southhampton to St Ives lands end then to Cotswolds and Anglesey Wales. Bolton-Manchester and the Mablethorp Lincolnshire. Amazing time, Mablethorp beaches were amazing.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Arnold Clark
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Surprice
6.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
115
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
£ 49.10
Lowest daily price
£ 21.63
Total cars available
363

Top 15 Suppliers at London Airport Heathrow in 2024

Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Exceptional 9.3 / 32 reviews
+4402030317638
79 New Road, Harlington, UB3 5BQ
£ 43 - £ 99
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.9 / 82 reviews
+4402081501809
Northern Perimeter Rd, Heathrow, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2RY
£ 45 - £ 177
Alamo
Very good 8.7 / 165 reviews
+4402081501809
Northern Perimeter Rd, Heathrow, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2RY
£ 42 - £ 119
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.7 / 87 reviews
+443713843410
Northern Perimeter Road West Heathrow Airport, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2QE
£ 35 - £ 176
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
National
National
Very good 8.6 / 14 reviews
+4402081501809
Heathrow Airport, Northern Perimeter Rd, Hounslow TW6 2RY
£ 47 - £ 127
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.4 / 48 reviews
+4403713843410
NORTHERN PERIMETER ROAD WEST
£ 42 - £ 151
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.3 / 78 reviews
+442070188246
Great South West Road Heathrow Airport, Feltham TW14 0PR
£ 76 - £ 224
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.3 / 66 reviews
+4408433093009
Heathrow Airport, Northern Perimeter Rd, London TW6 2QD
£ 45 - £ 137
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7 / 22 reviews
+4403445446000
Northrop Rd, London, TW6 2QA, United Kingdom
£ 58 - £ 189
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7 / 1 review
+4408433093009
Northern Perimeter Road (West), TW6 2QD
£ 45 - £ 137
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Good 7.6 / 2 reviews
+4403445444600
Northrop Rd, London, TW6 2QA, United Kingdom
£ 58 - £ 189
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Drivalia
Drivalia
Good 7.5 / 190 reviews
+4402031300448
804-834 Bath Road TW5 9UH LONDON
£ 40 - £ 785
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-00:30
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.3 / 227 reviews
+4402086197000
239 Sipson Rd, Sipson, West Drayton UB7 0HW
£ 22 - £ 142
Working hours
Mon:06:00-19:00
Tue:06:00-19:00
Wed:06:00-19:00
Thu:06:00-19:00
Fri:06:00-19:00
Sat:06:00-19:00
Sun:06:00-19:00
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.5 / 75 reviews
+443713843410
Northern perimeter road west, Hounslow, Middlesex,TW6 2QE, London
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Surprice
Surprice
Satisfactory 6.2 / 287 reviews
+443300949033 / +4407378851746
450 Bath Road, Longford Heathrow, London Greater London, UB7 0EB, United Kingdom
£ 28 - £ 385
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
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