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 multi lingual 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!

  • Ensure you book early – By getting an early booking, you will be bagging yourself the best deal. Simply use our car hire gadget above to compare the different prices.
  • Survey the car for any damage – Once you get your car, you need to check that the car doesn’t have any body paint issues or scratches when you get it. If you notice something, you need to take pictures of it so that you won’t be charged extra.
  • Look out for age restrictions – The majority of the car hire companies will charge a young person’s surcharge so make sure you are aware of the prices if you are a young person.

Compare the Car Hire providers at Heathrow Airport

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 aged 22-25yrs old will be subject to the YDS (Young Driver’s Surcharge) which starts around £32.50 per day. Different car classes have different minimum age requirements.

Additional Driver

Depending on the vehicle type, you can add an additional driver for a fee.

Disabled Drivers

They provide VW Caddy Maxis and VW Crafters which have been equipped for the needs of those with disabilities. Please contact the team on 0871 384 3113 to arrange.

Sixt at Heathrow Airport

Car Hire at Heathrow Airport - Sixt

Terminals 2/3/4: 7am – 10pm
Terminal 5: 6am – 10pm

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

The minimum age is 21, and there is a student discount available. However, all young drivers under the age of 25 must pay a surcharge.

Additional Driver

Add an additional driver can be added for a nominal fee

Disabled Drivers

With at least 72hrs 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 is the minimum age & drivers under the age of 25 will be subject to the Young Drivers Surcharge, starting at £37.50 per day from Gatwick

Additional Driver

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

Disabled Drivers

Hertz can provide handed controls, accelerators and wheelchair friendly vehicles. Please call the team on 0870 840 0084 to pre-book, giving at least 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

4:30am – Midnight, 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

Additional Driver

If you book a minimum of 2 weeks in advance, you can add an additional driver for free, but otherwise there will be a fee.

Disabled Drivers

Avis provide their disabled drivers with a range of optional extras to assist with their rental, given they have 48hrs notice. Please call their reservations team on 0344 544 6001 to book

Budget at Heathrow Airport

Car Hire at Heathrow Airport - Budget

Terminal 2/3/4: 4:30am – Midnight, Mon-Sun
Terminal 5: 6am – 10pm, 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; Young Drivers Surcharge of £32.50 is applicable to those under 25

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

6am – 10pm,
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

Drivers over 30 are able to drive all the vehicles and for those over 25, they can rent cars, SUVs and Standard, small people carriers, and vans.

Additional Driver

Add an additional driver for £18.33 per day for an airport location, and £15.60 per day for any other location.

Disabled Drivers

Hand controls can be fitted to the car, free of charge. You can also nominate a surrogate driver if you cannot drive and take advantage of the Specially Adapted Vehicle hire. Simply call 0800 633 5665 to arrange.

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