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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Easirent
$4.00 / per day
Economy
Ford Fiesta 3d or similar
Ford Fiesta 3d
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$4.00 / per day
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$18.00 / per day
Minivan
Vauxhall Zafira or similar
Vauxhall Zafira
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$30.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Minivan
VW Sharan 6+1 or similar
VW Sharan 6+1
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$30.00 / per day
Intermediate
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$32.00 / per day
Premium
BMW 520 Auto. or similar
BMW 520 Auto.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$83.00 / per day
Economy Elite
Mini Cooper or similar
Mini Cooper
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$23.00 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

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.

Top car rental companies

Enterprise, Alamo, Europcar, SIXT, Keddy, ACE Rent a Car, GreenMotion, and Easirent

Car rental desks

There are car rental desks in all four terminals. In Terminal 2, most are on level 1, near arrivals and the departures zone. In Terminal 3, most are on level 0, near arrivals and the check-in zone. In Terminal 4, most are on level 0, near arrivals. In Terminal 5, most are on level 0, near arrivals. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

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

Esso is right next to the airport at Southern Perimeter Rd., Stanwell, TW6 3PF. It can be reached in less than ten minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near the airport and on the way to London.

Popular one-way rentals

Travel information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
44
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$14.18 / 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%

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

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
$26.78
January
$39.58
February
$35.93
March
$38.25
April
$48.78
May
$38.65
June
$47.96
July
$40.15
August
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at London Heathrow Airport is January when prices for Economy start from $26.78. You can see that this is 32% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 45% cheaper than renting a car in May (when rental prices start at $48.78 for Compact). 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 lengths differ from one month to another. In January the average rental period is 10 days, while in March, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average Rental Length at London Heathrow Airport
10
January
8
February
6
March
9
April
9
May
8
June
7
July
6
August
7
September
7
October
November
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 August, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
London Heathrow Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
88%
January
79%
February
80%
March
90%
April
90%
May
95%
June
138%
July
146%
August
91%
September
103%
October
November
December

Top 20 Locations near London Heathrow Airport

Top 8 Best London Heathrow Airport Suppliers in 2018

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
0208-8972100
NORTHERN PERIMETER ROAD,
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
0044 0208-8972100
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, NORTHERN PERIMETER ROAD
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
+44-8444993399
Great South West Road
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4403713843410
NORTHERN PERIMETER ROAD WEST
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.2
+4403713843410
NORTHERN PERIMETER ROAD WEST
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
02086 197000
Green Motion London Heathrow Airport, Holiday Inn M4J4, 239 Sipson Road
Easirent
Very good 7.4
0044 020 3130 0447
6 Airport Gate Business Centre, Bath Rd, Harmondsworth, Sipson, West Drayton
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1
0044-208-619-7000, 317-248-7251
Holiday Inn M4J4

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