Car Hire at London Heathrow Airport

We fully appreciate that the thought of hiring a car can be confusing, time consuming and sometimes expensive! That’s why we have compiled the list of car hire at London Heathrow Airport; from which providers you can choose from to what fees you may be subject to.

As well as the above, we’ll also discuss the age requirements, which documents you’ll need to provide and the added extras you’ll need to consider before you pick up your car from Heathrow.

Why hire a car?

Rather than relying on public transport to get you around on your trip, a hire car offers flexibility and comfort at your disposal; pop the sat-nav on and off you go in your air-conditioned vehicle! Make the most of your time on the British roads travelling to visit the local beauty and tourist spots or simply have the convenience of your own transport for food shopping and seeing the family.

Need another reason to hire a car? When you take into consideration all the costs involved with public transport; taxi fares, train passes and tube tickets, hiring a car for a week is likely to be much cheaper.

The car rental providers at Heathrow Airport can be found within the arrival area of each terminal.

*Calls to this number will cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s network access charge.

Car Hire Insurance

Find out more about Insurance for your hire car

Policies from Insurance4carhire come with multilingual international emergency assistance which can be used by simply texting “HELP” for maximum security & safety. Policies can be obtained by drivers aged 21 to 85 years old, and can begin insurance up to 364 days later.

Car Hire Centre

We mentioned that hiring a car can be time consuming and sometimes pricey; Car Hire Centre helps smooth the process.

Use the form on the left to fill in the details of your trip, and Car Hire Centre will help you find a good deal, no matter what you’re after. With data provided by RentalCars, there will be a car and a price to suit you!

Map of Heathrow Car Hire Locations

You will find a rental desk for each provider in the arrivals concourse in your terminal. The branch however may be a short distance away, usually by free shuttle courtesy of the providers. The map details the locations of each branch and in the details about each provider further down the page, we’ll tell you how to reach them!

Sixt, Terminal 5
(TW6 2GD)
Sixt, Terminals 2/3/4
(TW6 1EW)
Hertz
(TW6 2QD)
Europcar
(TW6 2QE)
Enterprise
(TW6 2RY)
Budget, Terminal 5
(TW6 2GA)
Budget, Terminals 2/3/4
(TW6 2QA)
Avis, Terminal 5
(TW6 2GA)

Important information you need before you rent a car

documents needed
airport surcharge
under 25's info
insurance info

And of course, a few handy tips!

  • Book as early as you can: The more in advance you can book, the more money you’ll save! Use the Car Hire Centre gadget above to get a quote and find the cheapest rates for your journey.
  • Check, Check and then Check again!: Once you pick up the keys to your vehicle, check over it for any damage. Take note of any slight scratches, body paint issues/ irregularities, seat quality (like any potential smudges or cigarette marks). Be sure to take pictures and ensure the rental staff write down the pre-existing damge (if it isn’t already) so you can avoid being charged for someone else’s damage when you return it.
  • Get to know your vehicle: Be sure to familiarise yourself with the car before you leave the car hire centre. Check you’re up-to-date on UK driving laws and if anything’s in a different place – such as Fiat 500s and KAs have a much higher gear stick to what you might be used to!
  • Opt for a Sat-Nav: Especially if you don’t know the area and don’t want to get charged for all that data on your phone!

Compare the providers

Europcar at Heathrow Airport

Car Hire at Heathrow Airport - Europcar

Open 24 hours a day,
7 days a week

On Airport

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Europcar has been providing vehicle rental for over 60 years. With branches across the world you should be able to find a suitable vehicle for your required destination. Europcar aim to provide you with the best vehicle hire at a low cost.

 

Minimum Age

22; Drivers under 25 will need to pay the £35 per day in YDS

Additional Driver

Add an additional driver from £13 per rental day, depending on vehicle type

Disabled Drivers

With at least 48hrs notice, Lynx Hand Controls can be fitted to the vehicle should you require them. Please contact the team on 0871 384 3113 to arrange

Sixt at Heathrow Airport

Car Hire at Heathrow Airport - Sixt

Terminals 2/3/4: 5am-Midnight
Terminal 5: 6am-11pm

On Airport

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Sixt offer a wide range of high quality vehicles for locations worldwide. Sixt aim to provide their customers with the highest standard of service available at every one of their locations.

 

Minimum Age

21; The YDS fee of £36 per day will be applicable to drivers under the age of 25

Additional Driver

An additional driver can be added for a nominal fee; at Heathrow, this is £8.99 per day.

Disabled Drivers

With at least 48hrs notice, Hand Controls can be fitted to the vehicle. Please call the team on +370 5 2395636* to arrange

*Calls to this number will cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s network access charge.

Hertz at Heathrow Airport

Car Hire at Heathrow Airport - Hertz

24hrs a day, 7 days a week

On Airport

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Hertz aim to be the most customer focused vehicle rental company on the market. They are the largest car rental company in the world and have been providing rental vehicles for over 80 years.

 

Minimum Age

23 and any driver under the age of 25 will be subject to the Young Drivers Surcharge of £33.60 per day.

Additional Driver

You can add an additional driver for £13 a day.

Disabled Drivers

At their Heathrow location Hertz can provide left or right handed controls on request. Please call the team on 0870 840 0084 to arrange, giving at leats 48hrs notice.*

They also Offer Adapted Vehicle Hire which offers an optional collection and delivery service. Call the team on 01895 439111 quoting “Hertz15” to discuss your requirements. Prices start at £45

Avis at Heathrow Airport

Car Hire at Heathrow Airport - Avis

24hrs, 7 days a week

On Airport

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Avis aim to provide you with the best and most comfortable vehicles available. Avis have multiple locations across the UK. You can collect your car from the Avis branch at Heathrow Airport and return the car to any one of the UK locations.

 

Minimum Age

23; Drivers aged under 25 will be charged an additional Young Drivers Surcharge of £37.70 per day

Additional Driver

Add an additional driver from £13 per rental day

Disabled Drivers

Avis can provide you with an adapted car, given they have 48hrs notice. Please call their reservations team on 0808 284 0014 to book

Additional Info

The main pick up location is next to Terminal 5; if you are flying to or from Terminals 2/3/4, you can use the shuttle bus that takes you direct to T5. Or for £19.99, you can opt for the Fast Track service from T2 in which your hire car will be waiting curb side for you

Budget at Heathrow Airport

Car Hire at Heathrow Airport - Budget

Terminal 2/3/4: 24hrs a day, Mon-Sun
Terminal 5: 4:45am-Midnight, Mon-Sun

On Airport

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Budget is one of the largest rental brands in the world. Budget aim to offer vehicles at great value for money.

 

Minimum Age

23; Drivers aged under 25 will be be subject to a £37.70 per day YDS

Additional Driver

Add an additional driver from £12.99 per day, depending on vehicle type

Disabled Drivers

Hand controls can be fitted to the car. Simply call 0808 284 4444 to arrange.

Enterprise at Heathrow Airport

Enterprise at Heathrow

5am-Midnight,
7 days a week

On Airport

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Enterprise provide car hire for both business and leisure and they are available and recognised worldwide.They have also been voted number one in customer satisfaction eleven times in a national survey of car rental brands

 

Minimum Age

25; drivers under 25 will not be able to hire a car with Enterprise.

Additional Driver

Add an additional driver for £10 per day

Disabled Drivers

Hand controls can be fitted to the car. Simply call 0800 633 5665 to arrange.

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