Car Rental London Heathrow Airport

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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
$12.42 / per day
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Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$12.55 / per day
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Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$13.25 / per day
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Intermediate
Citroen C4 Picasso or similar
Citroen C4 Picasso
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$23.03 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$27.14 / per day
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Standard
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Insignia
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$29.15 / per day
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Full-size
BMW 3 series Aut. or similar
BMW 3 series Aut.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$51.45 / per day
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Luxury Elite
Ford Transit or similar
Ford Transit
  • 3x
  • 20x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$33.63 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:30 on 2020-02-04. 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
$17.86 / 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
9.0
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 $113 per day
  • Large cars - from $46 per day
  • Medium cars - from $34 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $112 per day
  • Small cars - from $24 per day
  • SUVs - from $114 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Interrent (Tel: +442038980140)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +442088972100)
  • Alamo (Tel: +442088972100)
  • SIXT (Tel: +442070188246)
  • Europcar (Tel: +4403713843410)
  • Keddy (Tel: +443713843410)
  • Avis (Tel: +4403445446000)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +4402086197000)
  • Interrent (Tel: +4402087590185)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: +442086197000 / +443172487251)
  • Rhodium (Tel: +442087590185 / +442082739565)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +442078621732)
  • Easirent (Tel: +442031300447)

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
  • Airport name: London Airport Heathrow (LHR)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 25 m / 83 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
  • 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. Car Rental at London Edgware from $10.17 per day
  2. 0.7 km / 0.4 miles away
  3. 2.1 km / 1.3 miles away
  4. 3.2 km / 2.0 miles away
  5. 3.7 km / 2.3 miles away
  6. 9.2 km / 5.7 miles away
  7. 13.3 km / 8.3 miles away
  8. Car Rental at Luton Airport from $10.87 per day
    41.8 km / 26.0 miles away
  9. 42.4 km / 26.4 miles away
  10. 47.1 km / 29.3 miles away
  11. 57.6 km / 35.8 miles away
  12. 106.7 km / 66.3 miles away
  13. 145.3 km / 90.3 miles away
  14. 151.0 km / 93.8 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at London Heathrow Airport?

The cost of renting a car at London Heathrow Airport 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 Heathrow Airport
$25.42
January
$37.58
February
$34.11
March
$36.32
April
$46.31
May
$36.70
June
$45.53
July
$38.12
August
$28.54
September
$22.61
October
$17.62
November
$38.81
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at London Heathrow Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $17.62. 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 $46.31 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 Heathrow Airport?

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 at London Heathrow Airport
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 Heathrow Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at London Heathrow Airport in May, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
London Heathrow Airport Car Rental 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
Ace Rent a car Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Ford Focus 5 4 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Ford Focus 5 3 Medium cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Easirent Skoda Yeti 5 3 Large cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car at London Airport Heathrow (LHR)?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (9.0 from 4 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car at London Airport Heathrow (LHR)?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in the United Kingdom?
Drivers must drive on the left side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in the United Kingdom?
No, you can not rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car at London Airport Heathrow (LHR)?
You must be between 25 and 99 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars at London Airport Heathrow (LHR)?
Yes, automatic cars are available from GreenMotion, Avis, Alamo, Enterprise, Europcar, SIXT and Easirent at London Airport Heathrow (LHR).
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, Station wagons, SUVs and People Carriers/Vans vehicle types are available at London Airport Heathrow (LHR).
Can I rent a car at London Airport Heathrow (LHR) with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at London Airport Heathrow (LHR).
Do I need an International Driving Permit at London Airport Heathrow (LHR)?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in at London Airport Heathrow (LHR) without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at London Airport Heathrow (LHR).
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company at London Airport Heathrow (LHR) offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car at London Airport Heathrow (LHR)?
A rental car costs $76 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $12 at Easirent.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental at London Airport Heathrow (LHR) is $534. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental at London Airport Heathrow (LHR) was $87.
What car rental companies are located at London Airport Heathrow (LHR)?
GreenMotion, Avis, Alamo, Enterprise, Europcar, SIXT and Easirent can be found at London Airport Heathrow (LHR).
What is the best car rental company at London Airport Heathrow (LHR)?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Enterprise (8.9, 6 reviews), Alamo (8.9, 34 reviews) and SIXT (8.7, 42 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

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 13 Suppliers for London Heathrow Airport in 2020

Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+442038980140
79 New Road, Harlington, Hayes
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
+442088972100
Northern Perimeter Rd, Heathrow, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2RY
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+442088972100
Northern Perimeter Rd, Heathrow, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2RY
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+442070188246
Great South West Road Heathrow Airport, Feltham TW14 0PR
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+4403713843410
NORTHERN PERIMETER ROAD WEST
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+443713843410
Northern Perimeter Road West Heathrow Airport, Longford, Hounslow TW6 2QE
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+4403445446000
London Heathrow Airport T3-4 Northrop Road
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+4402086197000
239 Sipson Rd, Sipson, West Drayton UB7 0HW
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+4402087590185
79, New Road, Harlington, Hayes, Middlesex
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+442086197000 / +443172487251
Holiday Inn M4 J4, Sipson Rd, West Drayton
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
Easirent
Very good 7.1
+442031300447
6 Airport Gate Business Centre, Bath Rd, Harmondsworth, Sipson, West Drayton

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