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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
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 12.77 per day
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Economy
Citroen C3 or comparable
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 14.59 per day
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Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
£ 23.50 per day
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Standard
VW Passat or comparable
VW Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 28.47 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Intermediate
Ford Kuga or comparable
Ford Kuga
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 30.14 / per day
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Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 38.59 / per day
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Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 50.44 / per day
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Full-size
BMW 3 series Aut. or comparable
BMW 3 series Aut.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 83.95 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:03 on 2021-03-01.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Dialing code
44
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
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 £ 43 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 32 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 25 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 67 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 19 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 74 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 20 Destinations around London Heathrow Airport

  1. London Victoria Railway Station starting at £ 32.94 per day
  2. Waterloo Railway Station starting at £ 18.01 per day
    2.0 km / 1.3 miles away
  3. London Edgware Road starting at £ 23.51 per day
    3.3 km / 2.0 miles away
  4. London Paddington Railway Station starting at £ 23.51 per day
    3.3 km / 2.1 miles away
  5. London Marylebone Railway Station starting at £ 23.51 per day
    3.3 km / 2.1 miles away
  6. London Euston Railway Station starting at £ 23.51 per day
    3.7 km / 2.3 miles away
  7. London St Pancras Railway Station starting at £ 23.51 per day
    4.2 km / 2.6 miles away
  8. London Kings Cross Railway Station starting at £ 23.51 per day
    4.5 km / 2.8 miles away
  9. London Fulham starting at £ 15.27 per day
    4.5 km / 2.8 miles away
  10. London Hammersmith Railway Station starting at £ 32.94 per day
    6.4 km / 4.0 miles away
  11. London Stratford Railway Station starting at £ 23.19 per day
    11.0 km / 6.9 miles away
  12. London City Airport starting at £ 14.96 per day
    13.8 km / 8.6 miles away
  13. London Croydon South starting at £ 19.52 per day
    15.6 km / 9.7 miles away
  14. London Edgware starting at £ 20.20 per day
    15.6 km / 9.7 miles away
  15. London Ilford starting at £ 12.90 per day
    16.7 km / 10.4 miles away
  16. London Airport Gatwick starting at £ 13.48 per day
    38.7 km / 24.1 miles away
  17. Luton Airport starting at £ 14.48 per day
    44.9 km / 27.9 miles away
  18. London Airport Stansted starting at £ 13.82 per day
    50.6 km / 31.4 miles away
  19. London Southend Airport starting at £ 18.31 per day
    58.7 km / 36.5 miles away
  20. Southampton Cruise Terminal starting at £ 17.61 per day
    102.7 km / 63.8 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Surprice VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Surprice Fiat 500 4 1 Small cars
Surprice Ford Fiesta 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Surprice VW Polo 4 2 Small cars

Top 15 Hire Companies at London Airport Heathrow in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Remarkable 9.5
+442038980140
79 New Road, Harlington, Hayes
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Remarkable 9.3
+442088972100
Northern Perimeter Rd, Heathrow, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2RY
£ 19 - £ 142
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
+442088972100
Northern Perimeter Rd, Heathrow, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2RY
£ 18 - £ 70
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.6
+442070188246
Great South West Road Heathrow Airport, Feltham TW14 0PR
£ 39 - £ 172
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+443713843410
Northern Perimeter Road West Heathrow Airport, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2QE
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
Outstanding 8.5
+4403445446000
London Heathrow Airport T3-4 Northrop Road
£ 21 - £ 65
Working hours
Mon:04:30-23:59
Tue:04:30-23:59
Wed:04:30-23:59
Thu:04:30-23:59
Fri:04:30-23:59
Sat:04:30-23:59
Sun:04:30-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
02088972100
Enterprise Rent A Car
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
Outstanding 8.2
+4403713843410
NORTHERN PERIMETER ROAD 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
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.7
+4402087590185
79, New Road, Harlington, Hayes, Middlesex
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.5
+4402086197000
239 Sipson Rd, Sipson, West Drayton UB7 0HW
£ 15 - £ 63
Working hours
Mon:06:00-21:00
Tue:06:00-21:00
Wed:06:00-21:00
Thu:06:00-21:00
Fri:06:00-21:00
Sat:06:00-21:00
Sun:06:00-21:00
Easirent
Easirent
Great 7.4
+442031300447 / +442031300448
804-834 Bath Road Heathrow, Airport, Hounslow TW5 9UH
£ 13 - £ 66
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
Rhodium
Rhodium
Great 7.4
+442087590185 / +442082739565
79 New Road, Harlington, Hayes, UB3 5BQ, UK
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.3
+442078621732
56-99 New Rd, Harlington, Hayes
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.1
+442086197000 / +443172487251
Holiday Inn M4 J4, Sipson Rd, West Drayton
£ 16 - £ 72
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
Surprice
Surprice
Great 7
+443300949033 / +447944418666
Sovereign Court, Unit 6, Jetsave LTD, 633 Sipson Rd, London, West Drayton UB7 0JE
£ 23 - £ 42
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
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