Visit London for the trip of a lifetime and hire a car from Heathrow Airport
Welcome to London! The city famous for double decker buses, red telephone boxes and the royal family. Explore hundreds of historical sights, enjoy the grand classic architecture mixed with modern skyscrapers and diverse neighborhoods sprawled around the city centre. Say hi to Big Ben, skip across the London Bridge and catch the iconic view from the London Eye ferris wheel. This cosmopolitan city in the United Kingdom is the perfect place to begin your British road trip.
Fly into the international hub, Heathrow Airport and pick up a cheap car rental. Flying in or out of somewhere else? Find car depots across the nation such as Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and more.
Hiring a car
Landing at one of the world’s busiest airports can be overwhelming. Pre-book at Airport Rentals so you can forget about the hassle of finding transport on arrival. Begin by confirming which terminal you will be arriving at and then search Heathrow Airport T1-T4 or Heathrow Airport T5 depending on your flight plan. Enter your travel dates and choose to return the car to the same location or drop it off at one of the many other depots across the United Kingdom.
Now you can easily compare vehicles across 17 international and national companies such as Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt offering free benefits like breakdown assistance, theft protection and unlimited mileage. Use the handy filters to narrow your search.
Once you’ve found the right vehicle, book securely online with zero booking fees in just a few clicks.
More than 70 million passengers pass through Heathrow each year making it the third busiest airport in the world. Each of the five terminals at Heathrow Airport include multiple shops, cafes, restaurants and lounges. Enjoy duty-free shops, high-end boutiques and bookstores. Find international cuisine like Carluccio’s, Comptoir Libanais, La Salle and so much more. The airport includes services such as hair salons, tourist counters, beauty services, shoeshines and health clinics. Check out live music at Caffè Nero in T2. Access free WiFi or use the free computer desks available in all terminals.
Shuttle trains are provided to transfer between terminals or use the frequent flight connection buses when making a connection to avoid returning through security. Rental car kiosks are located in all five terminals.
Airport to London
Heathrow Airport is located 25 kilometres west of central London. When heading there with your hired car, use the M4 and M25 motorways and expect delays during morning and early evening rush hour traffic. If you’re picking up your car hire in London city, take the Heathrow Express train to central London (15 minutes) or the underground tube for a cheaper fare, but do note that it can take up to an hour.
UK driving laws for your rental car
Here are a few tips for driving in England:
● Drive on the left-hand side of the road.
● Mobile phones are illegal to use when driving.
● Turning on a red light is prohibited.
● Overtake using the right lane.
● Children must use a carseat until the age of 12 or be at least 3.5ft tall.
Heathrow provides a range of parking options depending on your stay. Choose short stay for under 24 hours, or business parking for quicker access to the terminal. Meet & Greet allows you to valet your car and saves you the hassle of finding a space. At T5, pre-book your spot in business parking and hop in a Heathrow Pod for a four- to six-minute journey to the airport.
Within London city there are hundreds of parking garages and loads of street parking. We recommend finding a parking lot before driving to your destination to avoid the hassle of circling around in your hired car. On-street parking is metered from Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 6:30pm. Always check the signs for restrictions and make sure to display your ticket as stated.
London Heathrow Airport is a major international airport in West London, England, United Kingdom. Heathrow lies 22 km west of Central London and is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic. Heathrow is also the third busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic. In 2014, it handled a record 73.4 million passengers.