Car Hire at London Airport Heathrow

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

Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 33.72 per day
Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 48.38 per day
Compact
VW Golf or comparable
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 60.05 per day
Full-size
VW Transporter 24M3 or comparable
VW Transporter 24M3
  • 3
  • 24
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 74.45 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Standard
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
£ 91.92 / per day
Intermediate
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 124.06 / per day
Compact Elite
Mercedes A Class or comparable
Mercedes A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 198.89 / per day
Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
£ 228.48 / 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 03:02 on 2022-07-25.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Dialing code
44
Budget car hire price
£ 76.75 / per day
Average car hire length
7 days
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.76 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.95 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.64 / 1 liter
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 £ 198 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 155 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 107 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 589 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 85 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 153 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.

Airport information

Score
8.1
  • Getting to the airport 7.6
  • Check-in desks 7.9
  • Facilities and services 7.8
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.7
  • Dining and car hire services 7.2
  • Lounge 6.4

London Airport Heathrow (LHR)

  • IATA: LHR
  • ICAO: EGLL
  • Name: London Airport Heathrow (LHR)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 475,783
  • Passengers (per year): 78,047,278
  • Distance from the city centre: 13.7 miles / 22 km W of town
  • Phone: +44 (0) 20 3368 8968
  • Email: info@heathrowairport.com

Top 18 Destinations around London Heathrow Airport

  1. London Paddington Railway Station starting at £ 40.74 per day
  2. London Edgware Road starting at £ 68.26 per day
    0.5 km / 0.3 miles away
  3. London Mayfair starting at £ 83.11 per day
    2.0 km / 1.2 miles away
  4. London Euston Railway Station starting at £ 85.18 per day
    3.2 km / 2.0 miles away
  5. London Shepherd's Bush starting at £ 142.64 per day
    3.6 km / 2.2 miles away
  6. London St Pancras Railway Station starting at £ 45.15 per day
    3.9 km / 2.4 miles away
  7. London Kings Cross Railway Station starting at £ 45.15 per day
    4.3 km / 2.7 miles away
  8. Waterloo Railway Station starting at £ 81.83 per day
    4.7 km / 2.9 miles away
  9. London Fulham starting at £ 84.53 per day
    4.7 km / 2.9 miles away
  10. London Hammersmith Railway Station starting at £ 54.28 per day
    4.8 km / 3.0 miles away
  11. London Battersea Park Railway Station starting at £ 85.14 per day
    4.9 km / 3.0 miles away
  12. London South Bank starting at £ 91.42 per day
    4.9 km / 3.1 miles away
  13. London Cricklewood starting at £ 74.22 per day
    5.3 km / 3.3 miles away
  14. London Kennington starting at £ 132.56 per day
    5.5 km / 3.4 miles away
  15. London Lower Holloway starting at £ 152.58 per day
    5.7 km / 3.5 miles away
  16. London Brent Park starting at £ 45.15 per day
    6.8 km / 4.3 miles away
  17. London Tower Bridge starting at £ 116.22 per day
    7.1 km / 4.4 miles away
  18. North Wembley starting at £ 83.90 per day
    11.1 km / 6.9 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at London Airport Heathrow?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at London Airport Heathrow fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at London Airport Heathrow
£ 20.99
January
£ 31.02
February
£ 28.16
March
£ 29.98
April
£ 38.23
May
£ 30.30
June
£ 37.59
July
£ 31.47
August
£ 23.57
September
£ 18.67
October
£ 14.55
November
£ 32.04
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at London Airport Heathrow is November with prices starting at £ 14.55 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is May with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 38.23. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 28. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What’s the most popular hire length at London Airport Heathrow?

Hirers picking up a car at London Airport Heathrow keep them for an average of 9 days during in September, while those picking up their cars in August keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length at London Airport Heathrow
7
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
8
June
7
July
6
August
9
September
9
October
8
November
7
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at London Airport Heathrow?

Though London Heathrow Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in May. June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
90%
January
85%
February
88%
March
107%
April
134%
May
80%
June
117%
July
124%
August
89%
September
96%
October
91%
November
98%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Surprice VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
Surprice Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 3 Medium cars
Surprice Ford Fiesta 4 1 Small cars
Hertz Vauxhall Astra 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
8.96 / 10
Lowest rated company
Ace Rent a car
6.92 / 10
Total number of reviews
22
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
£ 76.75
Lowest daily price
£ 13.40
Total cars available
165

Top 15 Hire Companies at London Airport Heathrow in 2022

Enterprise
Enterprise
Remarkable 9 / 21 reviews
+442088972100
Northern Perimeter Rd, Heathrow, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2RY
£ 76 - £ 213
Alamo
Outstanding 8.9 / 70 reviews
+442088972100
Northern Perimeter Rd, Heathrow, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2RY
£ 84 - £ 213
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7 / 61 reviews
+442070188246
Great South West Road Heathrow Airport, Feltham TW14 0PR
£ 340 - £ 559
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.7 / 13 reviews
+4408433093009
Heathrow Airport, Northern Perimeter Rd, London TW6 2QD
£ 72 - £ 135
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:00
Tue:00:00-00:00
Wed:00:00-00:00
Thu:00:00-00:00
Fri:00:00-00:00
Sat:00:00-00:00
Sun:00:00-00:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.7 / 17 reviews
+4403713843410
NORTHERN PERIMETER ROAD WEST
£ 67 - £ 191
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
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6 / 19 reviews
+443713843410
Northern Perimeter Road West Heathrow Airport, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2QE
£ 34 - £ 323
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
Outstanding 8.5 / 5 reviews
+4402088972100
Heathrow Airport, Northern Perimeter Rd, Hounslow TW6 2RY
£ 82 - £ 228
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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5 / 11 reviews
+4403445446000
Central Heathrow Loc
£ 85 - £ 141
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
Firefly
Firefly
Outstanding 8.1 / 1 reviews
8433093009
NORTHERN PERIMETER RD (WEST)
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
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8 / 5 reviews
+443301188341
450 Bath Rd, Longford, Regus Ub7 0Eb, Uk
£ 67 - £ 85
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
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.8 / 5 reviews
+442078621732 / +442078621791
79 New Road, Harlington
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-21:30
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Surprice
Surprice
Great 7.5 / 84 reviews
+443300949033 / +447967584241
450 Bath Road, Longford Heathrow, London Greater London, UB7 0EB, United Kingdom
£ 47 - £ 106
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
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.4 / 187 reviews
+4402086197000
239 Sipson Rd, Sipson, West Drayton UB7 0HW
£ 74 - £ 76
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Easirent
Great 7.4 / 327 reviews
+442031300447 / +442031300448
804-834 Bath Road Heathrow, Airport, Hounslow TW5 9UH
£ 46 - £ 963
Working hours
Mon:05:00-00:30
Tue:05:00-00:30
Wed:05:00-00:30
Thu:05:00-00:30
Fri:05:00-00:30
Sat:05:00-00:30
Sun:05:00-00:30
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Good 6.9 / 139 reviews
+442086197000 / +443172487251
Holiday Inn M4 J4, Sipson Rd, West Drayton
£ 67 - £ 112
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
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