Car Hire at Heathrow Airport

Planning a car hire Heathrow Airports. You can Hire a car from any of Heathrow's five Terminals as a self drive or as a chauffeur drive, it is probably the easiest way to get from A to B without have to use public transport. However if you are going into London we would recommend a pre booked taxi or public transport as parking is very expensive and hard to find in central London.

With 8 car rental companies located in each of the Heathrow airport Terminals and more located in the nearby airport hotels there is a lot to choose from and here we are trying to help you choose what is best for you. The options are to book a hire car at one of Heathrow airports kiosks located in the arrivals hall or to get the best deal book online before you arrive at the airport.

Booking a Car Hire at Heathrow Airport

Car Hire Consolidators

Caparison sites allow you to check out prices from all the different car rental firms before you book car hire at Heathrow Airport. They are the easiest way to enter your details once and find out which car rental company will offer the best price.

Auto Europe

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Holiday autos

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Care Hire Centre

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Rental Cars

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Cheap car hire with no cancellation and no amendment fees in the UK, USA, Europe and in over 6000 pickup locations worldwide with free phone support.

Booking Car Hire Direct

Name Opening hours Telephone Number Website
Alamo
Alamo
Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday 0871 384 1086 More info on Alamo
Avis
Avis
Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday 0844 544 6000 More info on Avis
Budget
Budget
Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday 0844 544 4600 More info on Budget
Dollar
Dollar
0800 252 897 More info on Dollar
Easirent
Easirent
06:00 to 23:00 hours Monday to Sunday 020 3130 0447 More info on Easirent
Enterprise
Enterprise
05:00 to Midnight Monday to Sunday 0208 897 2100 More info on Enterprise
Europcar
Europcar
Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday 0871 384 3410 More info on Europcar
Hertz
Hertz
Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday 0843 309 3009 More info on Hertz
National
National
Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday 0871 384 11 40 More info on National
Sixt
Sixt
06:00 to 23:00 hours Monday to Sunday 0844 576 0239 More info on Sixt
Thrifty
Thrifty
07:00 to 22:00 hours Monday to Sunday 0208 897 6261 More info on Thrifty

Heathrow Terminals (Yellow)

A: Sixt Car Hire, Great South West Road, TW14 0PR Feltham
B: Alamo, Europcar And National Heathrow, Northern Perimeter Road, Hounslow, TW6 2QE
C: Hertz Car Hire, Northern Perimeter Road, Hounslow, TW6 2QD
D: Enterprise Car Hire, Northern perimeter Road West, Hounslow, TW6 2RY
E: Easirent Car Rental Heathrow Airport, Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Bath Road, Hayes, UB3 5BP
F: Budget, Avis, Car Rental Centre, Heathrow Airport, Northrop Rd, London TW6 2QA
G: Thrifty Car Rental, Sheraton Heathrow Hotel, Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 0HJ

Documents Needed to Hire a Car

Drivers will need to be present and will need to provide a valid driver's license.

UK drivers with the photocard driver's license should present both their photocard and the accompanying driver record document.

Foreign and European drivers must produce a driving licence valid in the country where the rental takes place. The driving licence must have been issued by authorised authorities at least 12 months before the date of the commencement of the rental. In addition to the normal driving licence, an international driving licence is also mandatory if the driving licence is written in a language different to the one of the renting country and/or in characters that can not be read in the renting country. Please note that the international driving licence is valid only if accompanied by the normal driving licence.

When the rental is made outside your country of residence you must also present a valid identity card or a valid passport. These identification documents are generally not requested if you are a resident of a country belonging to the European Union and the rental takes place in another European Union country, except in some specific cases such as certain special or luxury vehicles.

Young Drivers Information

Each car rental firm has different restrictions for young drivers. Some allow car rental at Heathrow from 18 whilst others will only hire car sout to people over 25. There are also restrictions on the hire of luxury vehicles generally to those over 30 years of age. If there is a restriction in place for young drivers there is often a Young Drivers Surcharge based on a daily charge depending on the number of days and the destination, this surcharge generally only go up to a maximum levy for the first 10 days of hire.

Insurance Knowledge

When you rent you car at Heathrow, included in the price should be (CDW) Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Waiver which is to cover you for a claim if the vehicle gets damaged. This CDW provides cover for the vehicle, but it is not insurance. If the vehicle is damaged or stolen whilst you are renting it you would be expected to pay the excess which on a luxury vehicle could run into the 1000's. Insurance options that will be offered to you when renting the vehicle will be Excess Insurance and within the excess insurance there may be several bands which reduce the excess on the rental car in bands down to nothing.

You can get Excess Insurance from a third party provider at a significantly reduced rate which will cover multiple drivers. Insurance4carhire is a specialist car hire provider that offer policy’s to cover your excess.

http://www.insurance4carhire.com/

Insurance4carhire Annual European excess insurance

  • Covers excess on damage to the vehicle, theft and damage to windows, roof, undercarriage & tyres

  • Up to £4,000 per claim & £5,000 per year

  • Unlimited number of rentals per year

  • 60 days continuous cover per rental

  • Cover for you plus 7 additional drivers aged 21-85

  • Covers Car Club rentals

Other Insurance You may be Offered

Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) may be offered by your car hire firm at Heathrow Airport when you arrive to collect your car. What it provides in insurance to cover the authorised drivers and passengers for medical expenses incurred through and accident in the vehicle

Helpful Tips on Car Hire

When collection your car rental at Heathrow you should check the hire car for any damage above any existing damage that is noted on your rental documentation. If you do find any extra damage you should report it to the car hire firm straight away and get it documented that the damage was there prior to collecting the car. If you do not do this you will be liable for the damage and it repair at the end of your rental period.

Check how much fuel the vehicle has and what your policy says as it could be a full tank to return as a full tank or full to empty. If you do not do as stated in the rental documentation you will be liable for the difference and there is generally a surcharge.

Make sure you familiarise your self with the local road laws before starting your journey and if you are travelling in a country with toll road it is wise to have a little bit of change in the local currency before departing. In London you have the congestion charge which can be bought at local shops on or before the day of travel or online at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/congestioncharging/6743.aspx where is the congestion charge and when http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/roadusers/congestioncharge/whereandwhen/

Before you leave your vehicle, especially when you are on an early/late flight and there is just a key drop when departing remember to take pictures of each side of your car including one with the bay you left it. Just incase the car is damaged after you left it.

Airport Surcharge at Heathrow

Most car hire at Heathrow airport will levy a surcharge on the vehicle because it was collected from the airport and this costs the car hire company at Heathrow to use the airports facilities. It can be listed as a location charge. Please check your documentation prior to arrival.

Name Alamo
Alamo
Description Alamo Rent A Car is a great value, internationally recognised brand serving the rental needs of leisure travellers. Alamo offers low rental rates and a fun, hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations throughout the world including United States, Canada, UK and Europe.
Location Alamo Rent A Car, Europcar And National Heathrow, Northern Perimeter Road, Hounslow, TW6 2
Directions from Arrivals Please use the free shuttle bus located outside the arrivals hall for travel to Heathrow Car Hire Village.
Opening hours Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday
Telephone Number 0871 384 1086
Minimun Age 22 is the minimum age you can hire a rental car from Alamo
Email
Website Open the Alamo Heathrow Airport website.
Heathrow Arrivals Hall
Alamo Located on the airport Alamo Meet and Greet Service
Alamo One way Hire T1,T3,T4,T5 Kiosk in Arrivals to make a booking

Types of Car Available
Alamo Small Car Alamo Luxury Car
Alamo Large Car Alamo Vans
Alamo Family Car Alamo Minibus
Alamo MPV large family Alamo Eco friendly Cars

Guaranteed Accessories
Alamo Booster Seat Alamo Child Seat 2-5
Alamo Infant Seat 0-2 Alamo Satilite Navigation

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Name Avis
Avis
Description Avis car hire at Heathrow Airport is the fastest and easiest way to get out of the Airport and make the most of your trip to England's vibrant capital city and beyond.
Location Avis, Car Rental Centre, Northrop Rd, Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 2QA
Directions from Arrivals Please use the free shuttle bus located outside the arrivals hall for travel to Heathrow Car Hire Village.
Opening hours Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday
Telephone Number 0844 544 6000
Minimun Age 18 is the minimum age you can hire a rental car from Avis
Email
Website Open the Avis Heathrow Airport website.
Heathrow Arrivals Hall
Avis Located on the airport Avis Meet and Greet Service
Avis One way Hire T1,T3,T4,T5 Kiosk in Arrivals to make a booking

Types of Car Available
Avis Small Car Avis Luxury Car
Avis Large Car Avis Vans
Avis Family Car Avis Minibus
Avis MPV large family Avis Eco friendly Cars

Guaranteed Accessories
Avis Booster Seat Avis Child Seat 2-5
Avis Infant Seat 0-2 Avis Satilite Navigation

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Name Budget
Budget
Description Cheap car hire in Heathrow Airport with Budget. Check our website and offers, and choose the rental car you need.
Location Budget Car Rental Centre, Heathrow Airport, Northrop Rd, London TW6 2QA
Directions from Arrivals Please use the free shuttle bus located outside the arrivals hall for travel to Heathrow Car Hire Village.
Opening hours Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday
Telephone Number 0844 544 4600
Minimun Age 23 is the minimum age you can hire a rental car from Budget
Email
Website Open the Budget Heathrow Airport website.
Heathrow Arrivals Hall
Budget Located on the airport Budget Meet and Greet Service
Budget One way Hire T1,T3,T4,T5 Kiosk in Arrivals to make a booking

Types of Car Available
Budget Small Car Budget Luxury Car
Budget Large Car Budget Vans
Budget Family Car Budget Minibus
Budget MPV large family Budget Eco friendly Cars

Guaranteed Accessories
Budget Booster Seat Budget Child Seat 2-5
Budget Infant Seat 0-2 Budget Satilite Navigation
  • Click here for more information about the Additional Driver
  • Information files on Budget

     

    Name Dollar
    Dollar
    Description Dollar Car Hire offer great deals on car hire in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe & Worldwide. Visit Dollar.co.uk car hire site for the best value on cheap car hire
    Location
    Directions from Arrivals Courtesy shuttle service located at Heathrow Terminal 1-Bus stop 5, Heathrow Terminal 3-Bus stop 22, Heathrow Terminal 4-Bus stop 23, Heathrow Terminal 5-Bus stop 28
    Opening hours
    Telephone Number 0800 252 897
    Minimun Age 21 is the minimum age you can hire a rental car from Dollar
    Email
    Website Open the Dollar Heathrow Airport website.
    Heathrow Arrivals Hall
    Dollar Located on the airport Dollar Meet and Greet Service
    Dollar One way Hire Kiosk in Arrivals to make a booking

    Types of Car Available
    Dollar Small Car Dollar Luxury Car
    Dollar Large Car Dollar Vans
    Dollar Family Car Dollar Minibus
    Dollar MPV large family Dollar Eco friendly Cars

    Guaranteed Accessories
    Dollar Booster Seat Dollar Child Seat 2-5
    Dollar Infant Seat 0-2 Dollar Satilite Navigation

    Information files on Dollar

     

    Name Easirent
    Easirent
    Description Easirent have been providing car hire at Heathrow Airport for a number of years now and we have established ourselves as a premier supplier with many of our customers returning to hire cars from us time after time as we are deeply committed to providing the highest levels of customer service.
    Location Easirent Car Rental Heathrow Airport, Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Bath Road, Hayes, UB3 5BP
    Directions from Arrivals Our office is situated in the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, on arrival at London Heathrow Airport you should call the branch on 020 3130 0448 or 07917 796 288 and you will be given instructions on what to do next.
    Opening hours 06:00 to 23:00 hours Monday to Sunday
    Telephone Number 020 3130 0447
    Minimun Age 25 is the minimum age you can hire a rental car from Easirent
    Email LHR@easirent.com
    Website Open the Easirent Heathrow Airport website.
    Heathrow Arrivals Hall
    Easirent Located on the airport Easirent Meet and Greet Service
    Easirent One way Hire Kiosk in Arrivals to make a booking

    Types of Car Available
    Easirent Small Car Easirent Luxury Car
    Easirent Large Car Easirent Vans
    Easirent Family Car Easirent Minibus
    Easirent MPV large family Easirent Eco friendly Cars

    Guaranteed Accessories
    Easirent Booster Seat Easirent Child Seat 2-5
    Easirent Infant Seat 0-2 Easirent Satilite Navigation

    Information files on Easirent

     

    Name Enterprise
    Enterprise
    Description Enterprise a worldwide car rental business with business and leisure car rental.
    Location Enterprise Car Rental, Northern perimeter Road West, Hounslow, TW6 2RY
    Directions from Arrivals Go to the enterprise counter located in the arrivals hall of terminals 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. Please use the courtesy phone located at the enterprise counter to call the shuttle service which can take up to 10 minutes.
    Opening hours 05:00 to Midnight Monday to Sunday
    Telephone Number 0208 897 2100
    Minimun Age 25 is the minimum age you can hire a rental car from Enterprise
    Email
    Website Open the Enterprise Heathrow Airport website.
    Heathrow Arrivals Hall
    Enterprise Located on the airport Enterprise Meet and Greet Service
    Enterprise One way Hire T1,T3,T4,T5 Kiosk in Arrivals to make a booking

    Types of Car Available
    Enterprise Small Car Enterprise Luxury Car
    Enterprise Large Car Enterprise Vans
    Enterprise Family Car Enterprise Minibus
    Enterprise MPV large family Enterprise Eco friendly Cars

    Guaranteed Accessories
    Enterprise Booster Seat Enterprise Child Seat 2-5
    Enterprise Infant Seat 0-2 Enterprise Satilite Navigation
  • Click here for more information about the Additional Driver
  • Information files on Enterprise

     

    Name Europcar
    Europcar
    Description With over 60 years of service, Europcar has branches across the world enabling you to find a suitable pickup location and car for your budget and destination. Europcar aim to provide you the best vehicle hire at a low cost.
    Location Europcar and National Heathrow Car Rental, Northern Perimeter Road, Hounslow, TW6 2QE
    Directions from Arrivals Please use the free shuttle bus located outside the arrivals hall for travel to Heathrow Car Hire Village.
    Opening hours Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday
    Telephone Number 0871 384 3410
    Minimun Age 22 is the minimum age you can hire a rental car from Europcar
    Email
    Website Open the Europcar Heathrow Airport website.
    Heathrow Arrivals Hall
    Europcar Located on the airport Europcar Meet and Greet Service
    Europcar One way Hire T1,T3,T4,T5 Kiosk in Arrivals to make a booking

    Types of Car Available
    Europcar Small Car Europcar Luxury Car
    Europcar Large Car Europcar Vans
    Europcar Family Car Europcar Minibus
    Europcar MPV large family Europcar Eco friendly Cars

    Guaranteed Accessories
    Europcar Booster Seat Europcar Child Seat 2-5
    Europcar Infant Seat 0-2 Europcar Satilite Navigation

    Information files on Europcar

     

    Name Hertz
    Hertz
    Description Hertz have offer a fantastic service at the highest quality.
    Location Hertz Car Rental, Northern Perimeter Road, Hounslow, TW6 2QD
    Directions from Arrivals Please use the free shuttle bus located outside the arrivals hall for travel to Heathrow Car Hire Village.
    Opening hours Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday
    Telephone Number 0843 309 3009
    Minimun Age 23 is the minimum age you can hire a rental car from Hertz
    Email
    Website Open the Hertz Heathrow Airport website.
    Heathrow Arrivals Hall
    Hertz Located on the airport Hertz Meet and Greet Service
    Hertz One way Hire T1,T3,T4,T5 Kiosk in Arrivals to make a booking

    Types of Car Available
    Hertz Small Car Hertz Luxury Car
    Hertz Large Car Hertz Vans
    Hertz Family Car Hertz Minibus
    Hertz MPV large family Hertz Eco friendly Cars

    Guaranteed Accessories
    Hertz Booster Seat Hertz Child Seat 2-5
    Hertz Infant Seat 0-2 Hertz Satilite Navigation
  • Click here for more information about the Additional Driver
  • Information files on Hertz

     

    Name National
    National
    Description National can cater for all your car rental needs. Book your vehicle hire online, and take the hassle out of your journey - wherever it is that you are travelling.
    Location Europcar And National Heathrow, Northern Perimeter Road, Hounslow, TW6 2QE, United Kingdom
    Directions from Arrivals Please use the free shuttle bus located outside the arrivals hall for travel to Heathrow Car Hire Village.
    Opening hours Open 24 hours Monday to Sunday
    Telephone Number 0871 384 11 40
    Minimun Age 22 is the minimum age you can hire a rental car from National
    Email
    Website Open the National Heathrow Airport website.
    Heathrow Arrivals Hall
    National Located on the airport National Meet and Greet Service
    National One way Hire T1,T3,T4,T5 Kiosk in Arrivals to make a booking

    Types of Car Available
    National Small Car National Luxury Car
    National Large Car National Vans
    National Family Car National Minibus
    National MPV large family National Eco friendly Cars

    Guaranteed Accessories
    National Booster Seat National Child Seat 2-5
    National Infant Seat 0-2 National Satilite Navigation

    Information files on National

     

    Name Sixt
    Sixt
    Description Sixt are an international vehicle rental company offering our service in 3500 locations across 90 countries. We offer a wide range of vehicles from a small economy car to a large family saloon car or 7 Seater People Carrier.
    Location Sixt car Rental, Great South West Road, TW14 0PR Feltham
    Directions from Arrivals Proceed to our desks in the arrivals hall of T1, T3 and T4. For T5 please use freephone at the Car rental carousel in the center of the arrivals hall. Alternatively call for the shuttle on 0044-203-4636791 and proceed directly to the relevant bus stop for collection: Terminal 1 - 2 Terminal 3 - 21 Terminal 4 - 2 Terminal 5 - 19
    Opening hours 06:00 to 23:00 hours Monday to Sunday
    Telephone Number 0844 576 0239
    Minimun Age 21 is the minimum age you can hire a rental car from Sixt
    Email
    Website Open the Sixt Heathrow Airport website.
    Heathrow Arrivals Hall
    Sixt Located on the airport Sixt Meet and Greet Service
    Sixt One way Hire T1,T3,T4,T5 Kiosk in Arrivals to make a booking

    Types of Car Available
    Sixt Small Car Sixt Luxury Car
    Sixt Large Car Sixt Vans
    Sixt Family Car Sixt Minibus
    Sixt MPV large family Sixt Eco friendly Cars

    Guaranteed Accessories
    Sixt Booster Seat Sixt Child Seat 2-5
    Sixt Infant Seat 0-2 Sixt Satilite Navigation

    Information files on Sixt

     

    Name Thrifty
    Thrifty
    Description Hire a car or van at London Heathrow Airport. Great deals with Thrifty Car Rental.
    Location Thrifty Rental, Sheraton Heathrow Hotel, Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 0HJ
    Directions from Arrivals Terminal 1 - Bus will collect from bus stop 5
    Terminal 3 - Bus will collect from bus stop 22 outside Terminal 3 arrivals hall
    Terminal 4 - Bus will collect from bus stop 23 outside Terminal 4 arrivals hall
    Terminal 5 - Bus will collect from bus stop 28 outside Terminal 5 arrivals hall
    This information will be available on our phone service + 44 208 897 6261
    Opening hours 07:00 to 22:00 hours Monday to Sunday
    Telephone Number 0208 897 6261
    Minimun Age 21 is the minimum age you can hire a rental car from Thrifty
    Email thrifty.heathrow@thrifty.co.uk
    Website Open the Thrifty Heathrow Airport website.
    Heathrow Arrivals Hall
    Thrifty Located on the airport Thrifty Meet and Greet Service
    Thrifty One way Hire Kiosk in Arrivals to make a booking

    Types of Car Available
    Thrifty Small Car Thrifty Luxury Car
    Thrifty Large Car Thrifty Vans
    Thrifty Family Car Thrifty Minibus
    Thrifty MPV large family Thrifty Eco friendly Cars

    Guaranteed Accessories
    Thrifty Booster Seat Thrifty Child Seat 2-5
    Thrifty Infant Seat 0-2 Thrifty Satilite Navigation

    Information files on Thrifty

     

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