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Cheap car hire at London Heathrow Airport

With its rich cultural heritage, modern lifestyle, and array of travel opportunities, London is the perfect destination for your journey. The city is filled with amazing things to do and see, and car hire at Heathrow is the best way to experience them all.

Having a set of wheels gives you excellent prospects in the capital of the United Kingdom. Create your perfect itinerary and cruise through iconic urban streets. Visiting Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and other local highlights will allow you to explore the historical character of the city. You can also take a trip to Stonehenge, Cotswolds, and Windsor Castle, and find dozens of enchanting places on the way. The ride promises to be truly breathtaking in the comfort of your auto.

Book a car rental at Heathrow Airport to start driving as soon as you arrive. You don’t need to look for a rental office somewhere in the city and spend money on a taxi to get there. When you rent at Heathrow Airport, you can collect your bags and head to the parking lot.

In addition to cheap prices, you enjoy a wider vehicle fleet at the airport. The same goes for the selection of extra equipment. Finally, providers based within the facility offer extended business hours, allowing you to freely plan your travel schedule.

Hiring a car is about the benefits. Fill out our search form, find the right model, and organise your best road trip to London!

Mini

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Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10

from €15.8 per day

Economy

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Kia Stonic

Kia Stonic

from €17.6 per day

Standard

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Ford Mondeo

Ford Mondeo

from €22.5 per day

SUV

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Toyota Rav4

Toyota Rav4

from €23.1 per day

Car hire companies at Heathrow Airport

You can choose between dozens of Heathrow car rental agencies. Budget and Europcar are located at the airport, in the arrivals hall, and are easily accessible from the terminals. At the same time, other vendors have offices within a short drive of the facility. They provide free shuttles to their desks. Buses depart from each terminal every 10-15 minutes.

Among all companies, Hertz, Europcar, and Avis are open 24 hours a day. Find all the providers available at LHR Airport in the following list.

How much is a car rental at Heathrow Airport?

The price for car rental at Heathrow depends on the vehicle group/class you drive. Check out the minimum, average, and maximum rates for short trips and long-term deals below.

  • The cheapest offer to book is the Mini Hyundai i10 for €15.6 a day, or €91.4 a week.
  • The average price fluctuates around €40.5 per day, which equals €234.8 in the weekly range.
  • There are maximum rates you can keep in mind if you want to rent Luxury Vehicles (Mercedes E-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar) or Passenger Vans (Ford Transit Passengervan, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, or similar). The upper price limit for these models can reach €130.4 per day or €756 per week.

Keep in mind that vehicle size is not the only price decider. The final Heathrow car hire cost depends on the extra equipment included in the deal, the company's pricing policy, seasonal demand, and the trip duration. Fill out the search form on our website for the exact price for your desired dates. This will allow you to plan your travel budget in the most efficient way.

Types of Heathrow Airport rental cars

Whether you're planning a family ride, a romantic getaway, or a camping trip, finding the right vehicle is a top priority. Fortunately, on our website, you have access to reliable compact, convertible, economy, estate, exotic, luxury, minivan, standard, SUV, and VAN autos. If you are going to rent a car in Heathrow, consider all the available vehicle categories to properly prepare for your journey.

Convertible

This category provides extra freedom of movement with the wind blowing through your hair. Also, convertibles have distinctive advantages. With the soft top folded down, you get better side visibility and plenty of headroom. Moreover, these autos usually feature a sporty look, which adds style and fun to your travel experience.

Economy

If you are planning a holiday trip, choose Economy car hire at Heathrow Airport. Models from this group can accommodate up to 5 passengers in the cabin and 2-3 medium-sized bags in the trunk. Plus, the high fuel efficiency saves you extra money. What's more, Economy vehicles are easy to drive and park on narrow city streets due to their small size.

Exotic

Driving an exotic vehicle is the dream of many travellers. This type of auto usually has a high-performance engine, a sporty look, and an unsurpassed design. It’s perfect for special events and can emphasise your status at a business meeting.

Luxury

Drivers prefer Luxury car rentals at Heathrow Airport to spice up their trip with classy vehicles. This auto offers a powerful engine, rich upholstery, a beautiful look, and an array of technological features inside. All these advantages guarantee you a smooth and safe ride within the city, and the UK overall.

Minivan

A minivan is a spacious car that can accommodate up to 8 people in three rows of seats. It’s larger than the standard sedan and has more legroom and headroom. It also features a higher seating position. Some models offer sliding doors that further facilitate the loading/unloading of passengers.

Van

If your goal is to book a car rental in London Heathrow for a large family trip, choose a passenger van. It offers 9-15 comfortable seats and plenty of luggage space. Also, this type of vehicle will help you save money, and eliminate the need to pick up two standard sedans.

Brands of rental cars at London Heathrow Airport

Want to pick up a vehicle from your favourite brand? Our platform is the perfect place to start! The Heathrow Airport car rental companies listed on our website offer deals with dozens of well-known brands. If you're used to driving a specific automaker's vehicles or want to collect a certain model, check out the top brands available in LHR below:

Audi

Audi is always at the forefront when it comes to luxury and high-quality autos. This manufacturer focuses on modern design, a comfortable interior, and innovative technologies inside. As a result, both drivers and passengers enjoy a perfect ride. Popular Audi models available for car hire in London Heathrow include the Audi A6 Estate, Audi A4 Estate, and Audi A1.

BMW

Everyone knows BMW as a high-performance car with a powerful engine and a luxurious interior. It also stands out for its sporty and sleek look, which gives it a special style. Great functionality and a range of safety systems guarantee confident driving wherever you go. You can pick up models such as BMW X3, BMW X1, and BMW 5 Series.

Jaguar

Choose Jaguar if you need a trendy and reliable Heathrow Airport rental car. This brand provides the excellent combination of a rich interior and a powerful engine. Also, its beautiful design inspires admiration in any onlooker. Jaguar F-Type, Jaguar F-PACE, and Jaguar I-PACE are the brand's most popular models, and you can book them on our website.

Porsche

Specialising in luxury sports sedans and SUVs, Porsche guarantees the ultimate driving experience. Cars of this brand are fast, high-performance, and comfortable. They can be expensive, but you know that you are paying for an unforgettable trip by renting one. Popular rental models include the iconic Porsche 911, Porsche 992 Carrera, and Porsche Panamera.

Fortunately, the list of available London Heathrow car hire brands doesn’t end there. You can find other available auto-makers in the following list:

  • Bentley
  • Chevrolet
  • Ferrari
  • Ford
  • Hyundai
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lamborghini
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Maserati
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nissan
  • Renault
  • Seat
  • Toyota
  • Vauxhall
  • Volvo

How to rent a car at London Heathrow Airport?

A road trip is a little adventure. From the booking process to the start of their trip, travellers need to plan every step of the way. Fortunately, the task is much easier if you are looking for a vehicle on our website. Consider our step-by-step guide on how to reserve and pick up a cheap car hire Heathrow below.

Fill out the search form

  • Scroll up the page to find our simple search form
  • Make sure London - Airport - Heathrow is in the “Pick-up location box”
  • If you want to return the vehicle to a different location, uncheck the corresponding checkbox and select the desired drop-off point
  • Select dates to collect/return your auto
  • Click the search button for the list of all available deals

Shop around

  • Decide which vehicle you need if you haven't already
  • Inspect all offers and use filters to speed up the search process
  • Compare similar deals and choose the car that matches your criteria

Book the best Heathrow rent-a-car deal

  • Check the Terms and Conditions of the selected offer
  • Add the necessary equipment to the booking
  • Enter your personal details and credit card information
  • Confirm the reservation and print the voucher sent to your email

Prepare for the trip

  • Gather all necessary documents, including driving license, passport or national ID, insurance (if using personal coverage), and confirmation voucher
  • Choose an accepted payment method - credit or debit card

Pick up a car rental at LHR Airport

  • Appear at the counter of the selected company at the designated date/time to sign the agreement
  • Get the keys and hit the road!

Heathrow Airport car hire for young drivers

The minimum age for an individual to obtain a driver's license in the UK is 17. However, you must be at least 21 and hold a driver's license for 1 year to rent a car in London Heathrow. At the same time, most companies require a minimum legal age of 22 and apply specific requirements.

If you are a young driver who is looking for an auto for an upcoming trip, you are in the right place. We offer affordable and hassle-free deals for underage renters. Fill out the search form to find the perfect car hire at London Heathrow Airport now. Be aware that under 25 drivers are subject to the young driver's daily fee, also called the underage charge. Also, suppliers may limit the list of available vehicles if you haven't reached a certain age.

Always check the Terms and Conditions of the selected provider before confirming the reservation. For more information about underage deals, please select the box corresponding to your age below.

Driving in London, Great Britain

So, you have successfully booked a cheap car rental at Heathrow and are starting to prepare for your trip. Getting to know the local traffic rules is an important step for safe driving, and should not be overlooked. The United Kingdom differs from the United States and many European countries in terms of its traffic rules. Thus, the information will be especially valuable for foreign travellers. Consider the following top tips for driving in the British capital:

  • Drive on the left side of the road, as everywhere in England.
  • Don’t block the middle traffic line if the internal one is not busy.
  • At a roundabout, give way to vehicles approaching from the right, unless otherwise indicated by signs.
  • If you see an emergency services vehicle with sirens and/or lights flashing approaching, let it pass in a safe manner.
  • When driving a car hire in UK Heathrow, don’t use your horn in built-up areas between 11:30 pm and 7:00 am.
  • Wear a seat belt when driving. The same applies to all passengers in the vehicle.
  • Don’t use your phone on the go, either for talking and texting, or for navigation.
  • Don’t exceed the maximum blood alcohol percentage permissible for a driver, which is 0.08.
  • Stick to the legal speed limit. Drive your LHR car rental no faster than 30 mph in built-up areas, 60 mph on single carriageways, and 70 mph on dual carriageways and motorways.
  • Carry children between 3-12 years old and under 135 cm in height in an appropriate child seat.
  • Pay attention to distance measurements. Longer distances are in miles, while shorter ones are in yards. One yard is equal to 3 feet, and 1 mile is equal to 1760 yards.
  • Obey the parking rules. Car rentals Heathrow must not be parked near the double yellow or red lines along the road. Single yellow and red lines also prohibit parking but have exceptions indicated on nearby signs.

FAQs about Heathrow Airport car hire

What is the cheapest car hire at Heathrow Airport?

At GREEN MOTION, you can find a cheap Mini Hyundai i10 for €15.6/day with all fees and standard insurance plans included in the price. Also, when picking up a car hire from Heathrow Airport, the company requires a refundable deposit of up to £1,500 to hold on your credit card. Always focus on what you're getting for the money you're paying, not just the price itself. Therefore, compare deals and check which items or benefits are included by default, and which features you need to pay for on top of the total rate.

What documents do I need to rent a car at Heathrow International Airport?

Travellers can drive Heathrow car rentals after presenting the following documents:

  • A valid driving license. Along with an ID or passport, provide your active driver's license held for at least 1 year. Licenses in a non-Roman alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, etc.) must be accompanied by an international driving permit.
  • Extra photo ID. Some companies require a domestic or international passport as a second photo ID.
  • Credit card. A bank card serves as a valid payment method. Check that the available balance matches or exceeds the total reservation value, plus the price of the equipment and the deposit.
  • Confirmation voucher. This document confirms the payment and contains the terms of the deal.
  • Any other document required. Some companies may ask you to provide a utility bill, return ticket, or other paperwork.

How much deposit do I need to rent a car in the UK?

The deposit is the amount the company holds on your credit card for the duration of your trip. It’s necessary to compensate for expenses not covered by insurance, such as fuel, parking tickets, toll fees, etc. The deposit averages between £200 and £3,000 depending on vehicle class and company. The deposit funds will be available again within 3-10 days after you return a car hire to LHR Airport.

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