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Car Rental at London Airport Heathrow

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

Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$19.24 / per day
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Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$21.44 / per day
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Compact
Vauxhall Astra or similar
Vauxhall Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$21.72 / per day
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Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$45.60 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
VW Passat or similar
VW Passat
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$55.49 / per day
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Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$66.89 / per day
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Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$81.01 / per day
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Full-size
VW Transporter 24M3 or similar
VW Transporter 24M3
  • 3x
  • 24x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$33.57 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:06 on 2020-10-19. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
44
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$28.06 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Speed limit within town
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.0
London Heathrow Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental at London Heathrow Airport! One of London’s best features is its neighborhoods—they’re many and diverse, and each is unique. But the city’s large, and some neighborhoods are quite far apart, so having a rental car to get from one to another is a good idea. Make sure you visit the City of London, the city’s original settlement, Notting Hill with its market and carnival, the East End and its bars, galleries, and parks, Hampstead for some old-time bohemian chic, and Brixton to experience the Caribbean vibe.

Make time for the city’s iconic attractions, too—Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, and Marble Arch are just a few. And if museums aren’t your thing, London might change your mind. Check out the British Museum, the National Gallery, the National History Museum, or the Tate Modern and see what you think.

London’s a terrific place to visit, but the surrounding area has even more to offer, so why not get a longer-term car rental? You can head to nearby coastal towns for a day at the beach, or get a feel for Britain’s regional diversity in Cornwall, Wales, or Northern England. Go to mainland Europe and you’ll discover that Paris, Amsterdam, and Brussels are all surprisingly close. You can even pick up your rental car at London Heathrow Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure now!

London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in Europe and the second-busiest in the world by international passenger traffic.

Top international routes

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 train station—and see the airport’s guide for any other questions you might have.

Location

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

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $53 per day
  • Large cars - from $41 per day
  • Medium cars - from $32 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $103 per day
  • Small cars - from $24 per day
  • SUVs - from $61 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Interrent (Tel: +442038980140)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +442088972100)
  • Alamo (Tel: +442088972100)
  • SIXT (Tel: +442070188246)
  • Keddy (Tel: +443713843410)
  • Avis (Tel: +4403445446000)
  • Alamo (Tel: 02088972100)
  • Europcar (Tel: +4403713843410)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +4402086197000)
  • Easirent (Tel: +442031300447 / +442031300448)
  • Rhodium (Tel: +442087590185 / +442082739565)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +442078621732)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: +442086197000 / +443172487251)
  • Surprice (Tel: +443300949033 / +447944418666)

Car rental desks

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

Those rental 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 centers, and various lounges. There are ATMs 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 center, 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 gas station

Which gas station is most convenient to fill up at prior to returning your rental car depends on which company you rent 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.

Popular one-way rentals

Airport info

Rating
8.1
  • Getting to the airport 7.6
  • Departure and check-in 7.9
  • Terminal facilities 7.8
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.7
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.2
  • Lounge 6.4

London Airport Heathrow (LHR)

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

Top 20 Locations near London Heathrow Airport

  1. 7.1 km / 4.4 miles away
  2. 10.6 km / 6.6 miles away
  3. 10.6 km / 6.6 miles away
  4. 10.7 km / 6.6 miles away
  5. 10.8 km / 6.7 miles away
  6. 11.1 km / 6.9 miles away
  7. 11.4 km / 7.1 miles away
  8. 11.7 km / 7.3 miles away
  9. 14.3 km / 8.9 miles away
  10. 14.3 km / 8.9 miles away
  11. 14.9 km / 9.3 miles away
  12. 15.0 km / 9.3 miles away
  13. 15.0 km / 9.3 miles away
  14. 19.7 km / 12.3 miles away
  15. 20.6 km / 12.8 miles away
  16. 25.5 km / 15.9 miles away
  17. 27.4 km / 17.0 miles away
  18. 29.8 km / 18.5 miles away
  19. Car Rental at Luton Airport from $13.77 per day
    31.1 km / 19.3 miles away
  20. 32.1 km / 20.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at London Airport Heathrow?

The cost of renting a car at London Airport Heathrow depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at London Airport Heathrow
$27.53
January
$40.68
February
$36.93
March
$39.32
April
$50.13
May
$39.73
June
$49.30
July
$41.27
August
$30.90
September
$24.48
October
$19.08
November
$42.01
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at London Airport Heathrow is November when prices for an Economy class start from $19.08. You can see that this is 48% cheaper than the yearly average and 62% cheaper than renting a car in May (when rental prices start at $50.13 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

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

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 9 days, while in August, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average Rental Length
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 is the busiest car rental month at London Airport Heathrow?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at London Airport Heathrow in May, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
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 Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental 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
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars

FAQ

Can I take a rental from London Heathrow Airport car abroad?
Yes, it is possible to take a rental car to Ireland or mainland Europe. Not all rental companies allow this and the ones that do charge an extra fee. First, make sure to check the rental conditions prior to booking to make sure the car you would like to rent can be taken out of the country. Next, be sure to confirm with the company in advance that your planned route is allowed (especially whether you should use a ferry or the tunnel). Also, keep in mind that vehicle renting in the UK must be returned to the UK.
How much is the security deposit for a rental car at London Heathrow Airport?
The amount of the security deposit varies from rental company to rental company and across different categories of vehicles. You can see this amount in the rental conditions of each car.
What happens if the rental car from London Heathrow Airport breaks down?
In the event the vehicle breaks down, you should call the rental company at the number provided when you picked up the vehicle. If roadside assistance was included in your contract, the company will send someone to help you. If the vehicle must be repaired, you will be provided with a replacement.
Is full insurance included with the rental car at London Heathrow Airport?
No, your rental contract will likely only include basic coverage. We off an additional product, Full Coverage, as protection meant to compensate the customer for any amount (up to 3,000EUR) charged form the deductible by the car rental company for damage or theft.
Can I drop off my rental car from London Heathrow Airport in Manchester or Glasgow?
Yes, it is possible to drop off a car rented at Heathrow Airport in another city, though the rental company you choose must have an office where you want to drop it off at. Be sure to search using the location you would like to drop the car at to see which cars are available and what the total price is.
How old do I have to be to rent a car at London Heathrow Airport?
You must be at least 21 years old.

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Vauxhall Crossland
August 30, 2020
We hired a car to go on a trip out of London. I wouldn't hire a car to travel within London itself.
Vietnam
Citroen C4 Cactus Auto.
August 3, 2019
Just get the car and tour the sights are great anywhere in the city, I of course used mine in Scotland for 8 days
Malaysia
Toyota Corolla
June 11, 2019
Make sure your credit card is valid and can guarantee the excess if high. perhaps phone bank beforehand. Remember, they do not accept debit cards. If your is not working, you may have to pay a hefty further sum at the desk to lower or cancel the excess.Leave enough time to get back to your terminal.
Australia
VW Polo
April 7, 2019
Great place to visit

Top 14 Suppliers at London Airport Heathrow in 2020

Interrent
Exceptional 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
Exceptional 9.3
+442088972100
Northern Perimeter Rd, Heathrow, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2RY
$26 - $242
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+442088972100
Northern Perimeter Rd, Heathrow, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2RY
$27 - $240
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
+442070188246
Great South West Road Heathrow Airport, Feltham TW14 0PR
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+443713843410
Northern Perimeter Road West Heathrow Airport, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2QE
$20 - $149
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
Excellent 8.5
+4403445446000
London Heathrow Airport T3-4 Northrop Road
$26 - $91
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
Excellent 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
Excellent 8.2
+4403713843410
NORTHERN PERIMETER ROAD WEST
$29 - $88
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
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
+4402086197000
239 Sipson Rd, Sipson, West Drayton UB7 0HW
$21 - $265
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Easirent
Very good 7.4
+442031300447 / +442031300448
804-834 Bath Road Heathrow, Airport, Hounslow TW5 9UH
$19 - $130
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
Very good 7.4
+442087590185 / +442082739565
79 New Road, Harlington, Hayes, UB3 5BQ, UK
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+442078621732
56-99 New Rd, Harlington, Hayes
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1
+442086197000 / +443172487251
Holiday Inn M4 J4, Sipson Rd, West Drayton
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
Very good 7
+443300949033 / +447944418666
Sovereign Court, Unit 6, Jetsave LTD, 633 Sipson Rd, London, West Drayton UB7 0JE
$59 - $109
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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