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Car rental London Heathrow airport

Car rental London Heathrow Airport

London is the capital of England and the largest city in the United Kingdom. That means that there is a lot to do there. If you have planned your vacation to London for a while now, it is recommended to hire a car from the best rental car company for when you get there. It is the perfect way to see the best of London. You will be able to go to every landmark by yourself and in your own time without all the tourists hanging around you. Just hire a car up front so your adventure can begin the moment you land on the airport. Via Holiday Cars you can find the best car rental companies with offices at London Heathrow airport. Don’t forget that in London they drive on the left side of the street.

London Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport (also known as London Heathrow) is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom. It is the second busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, as well as the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic.
Heathrow is 23 km west of central London, near the south end of the London Borough of Hillingdon on a parcel of land that is designated part of the Metropolitan Green Belt. The airport is surrounded by the villages of Harlington, Harmondsworth, Longford and Cranford to the north and by Hounslow and Hatton to the east. To the south lie Bedfont and Stanwell while to the west Heathrow is separated from Slough in Berkshire by the M25 motorway.

Car rental facilities at London Heathrow airport

London Heathrow airport is a popular destination for people who want to rent a car. Many people have good experiences with the car rental facilities at London Heathrow airport. So book your car before the rates get higher due to low availability. By booking your car at the London Heathrow airport with Holiday Cars, you won't be surprised by any hidden costs. There are no reservation costs or credit card fees. In case you change your mind, even changing your reservation is free until 48 hours before pickup.
Just note that traffic rules at London Heathrow airport can be very different than at home. Make sure you prepare yourself well to avoid getting fined. HolidayCars.com offers the NoRisk Warranty and NoRisk Warranty Plus+, which both cover the excess and guarantee you a carefree trip. HolidayCars.com works with car hire companies like:

Why car hire in London

Make a day trip in London by car to the city they call ‘London by the Sea’. By avoiding the motorway and taking the A23 over the North Downs into Surrey’s commuter towns, the rural countryside of West Sussex makes way for the spectacular South Downs that lead you to Brighton. Spend the day shopping at the wonderfully crammed and fashionable North Laine. Another trip you can make is to one of the most stunning places to visit outside London; the ancient city of York. From the Norwegian heritage of the Jorvik Viking Centre, to the medieval city walls and splendour of York Minster, there is a plethora of history to be found in the one-time capital.

Climate in London

London, the capital of England and largest city in the United Kingdom, has a temperate oceanic climate which means warm summers and cool winters. Annually there is modest precipitation, but sometimes long periods of overcast skies and frequent light mist-type precipitation, provide the rainy image of the city.
Tips and experiences for London Heathrow airport

Our customers rated London Heathrow airport with an average of 8.8 based on 67 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

16-06-2019
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Go to holiday cars.com Easy to book Easy to pay Good value for money Good customer service You get what you reserve
15-06-2019
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Plan your journey, traffic can sometimes catch you out, leave plenty of time Good road signage to hire companies and terminals.
13-06-2019
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Convenient to take a shuttle service from Heathrow to the car depot. Shuttle runs frequently and can be easily located. When returning as well, easy to come back through shuttle back to airport and take a train or flight back. Luggage can also be carried and if you dont want to bring the car back to terminal and it will cost approx 4 pounds for 30 min and you can load your stuff if it is alot.
12-06-2019
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Use a hire car company that doesn’t need you to spend hours reading the small print. If it’s a good service they don’t need to try and catch you out by hiding things in T&Cs. Use a company that is either at the airport or provides a courtesy bus to get to the pick-up point. Leave at least an extra hour to get the car handed back to make check in. Refuel at a supermarket near the airport to save money. During the rental, park well away from other cars where you can to save people dunking you car; while you might be careful, others may not standout your bodywork.
03-06-2019
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It is well organized airport the only missing point I guess, not enough and good tax free shopping center in arrivals.
21-05-2019
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Using the international license for booking easier the company had difficulty finding my booking and were not aware of the insurance already purchased
05-05-2019
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For rental take Hertz. Good service and polite staff. I would be using Hertz in future and sugest to my friends and businesses. On my last trip everything was ok. Once more for now Hertz is for me number one.
05-05-2019
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Don’t buy the train ticket - it’s too expensive. A cab out of the airport to the car hire place has been my best experience yet for getting out of Heathrow. Otherwise an efficient airport; professional.
20-04-2019
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Drive on the left, unless you're in a foreign country.
17-03-2019
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An airport too big to feel great about: walking distances are way too long.
15-03-2019
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Was not flying in or out of Heathrow. Just took the tube to the airport to pick up the rental. The very small portion of the airport we accessed was very simple and easy.
07-03-2019
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Get an hybrid car which is more fuel economy
23-02-2019
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Walk along the Thames to Covent Garden
31-01-2019
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Travel tips: get an Oyster card. Travel by public transport if you can. Staying outside the city is cheaper and just as convenient. Everything is pretty spread out so plan certain areas to spend time in.
05-01-2019
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Just notify customer come early before 15 minutes you can do your own paperwork otherwise you be late to collect your car
02-01-2019
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LHR is big and you have to make sure you plan your route, getting to the wrong terminal could cost you a lot (I once paid GBP25 for a taxi ride from T3 to T4 as I could not wait for the train) The car rental shuttle works well, but a whole trip through all the terminals takes forever. Allow for plenty of time. The Yotel in T4 is brilliant for long stopovers T2 is the best terminal, everything is new and works perfectly. In general, transferring between terminals is a pain. If you need a trolley for your luggage, don't even try the trains.
23-12-2018
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For such a big airport, Heathrow is well organised and nice.
23-12-2018
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If you pick up a car at night, check that the headlights (on dip especially) are properly adjusted and if they're not, ask for help from Europcar or ask how to do it yourself. It's not always obvious and most rental companies don't leave manuals in the glove box. Take a photo of any scratch you see before drving off. This might avoid arguments later when the car is returned. Check the location of petrol (gas) stations near the car yard as you drive away. You'll probably need to fill the tank when you return the car and petrol stations are not always easy to find when you want them. Make a mental note of which side of the car has the fuel inlet. It helps to know this as you choose a pump for the firts refuelling. Check the floor under the seats before returning the car. It's amazing what can work its way there!
30-11-2018
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Heathrow airport is great. Would recommend sticking to a car rental agency within the airport or with a free shuttle ONLY
13-11-2018
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Te Apsley BHouse in London is not so well known, but the displays and the quality of the objects and paintings shown is just amazing. It is a welcome addition to the classical museums such as National Gallery, Tate Modern, V&A, British Museum, etc. Another must ois a visit to the Parliament, and the audioguides are excellent, no need for a guided tour.
10-10-2018
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Plan an hour for customs process when arriving. Have forms pre filled out. Food is not expensive at heathrow. Shopping is vat free. Scotch and other spirits are relatively inexpensive. It is very congested.
21-09-2018
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We enjoyed our drive to Bath and the Cotswolds. We are so glad we rented a car. It was really easy access to the airport as well.
14-09-2018
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Do speak to the town locals as you find out so much about the local areas and they suggest towns for the next destination.
19-02-2018
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Why do I need to review London Heathrow Airport? I am reviewing a car hire experience so what's that got to do with the airport that I have chosen to fly to/from?
25-01-2018
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quick and easy was in there for all of 10mins
23-01-2018
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Read travel guide and double confirm the booking before arrival Write down your destination address because sometimes your phone is not working or accidents Get ready local SIM card before arrival Remember to buy personal/car insurance Fully read Tax refund instruction Bring your Dry Wet Jacket
09-01-2018
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Make sure you book ahead and if possible join the gold member service and you won’t have to wait at the rental desk to get your car. Take note that the Hertz transfer bus leaves something like every 15 mins and so you may be waiting at the bus stop for that period. And lastly not all car rental companies are the same. You get what you pay for. However, no car rental company is perfect and there are some improvements to be made.
07-01-2018
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Bring your own baby car seat, you will save a fortune on renting one. Invest in a Yo Yo baby or other ‘aircraft friendly’ pushchair. You can’t put a price on having your hands free rather than holding your baby and your bags. Check in early if you want to get the bassinet seat in the aircraft. Leave plenty of time when traveling with a baby as you have to stop for feeding and changing along the way
05-01-2018
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Do make sure you understand the terms of your rental Do show up on time Do check your car thoroughly before driving off, especially if going on a motorway Do know what your insurance covers Do not get into an accident Do make sure you take regular rest breaks Never drive while sleepy
02-01-2018
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Review car pick up location so you know how to get to the highway - perhaps Avis could supply a paper map to the most practical directions to nearby highways?
01-01-2018
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We book early and save a huge amount and with easy cancelation there is no risk. The transfer from terminal to pick up is great and regulate. The staff are friendly and polite. Car was clean and ready to go. Location to the M4 is perfect to get on your way. We have used this service twice and will do again.
29-07-2017
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Allow at least 3 hours if you are travelling internationally. The passport control for UK and EU citizens is very quick and efficient, however my partner is Australian and can be up to an hour or more (on several occasions) coming through passport control. I believe members of the commonwealth with new chipped passports should be treated in the same way as UK and EU citizens. The shopping facilities are excellent and it is very easy to pass the time waiting for your flight. Bigger range of duty free items than a lot of other airports. There is a great selection of food restaurants and bars.
24-07-2017
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good road links to airport and fast access to car hire lots. T4 needs more non-designer shops for the normal person.
07-05-2017
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Take your own food to snack on while you wait for your flight, because prices at the airport are very high.
08-03-2017
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When traveling around, you really need to have more spare time as the traiffic are really bad taking me double time to get to the places I want to go
28-02-2017
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FABULOUS DESTINATION, ENJOY EVERYTHING.
18-02-2017
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Unfortunately I was only there for a few hours on business. Would Have loved more time to explore.
23-01-2017
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Love London - it used to be home. Still miss visiting it! London Eye. Top of St Pauls (very top)! London pubs - proper pubs, not just gastro pubs. London Theatre - did Les Miserable and Jersey Boys - and the Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House - all fabulous! Loved it!
22-01-2017
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Definitely go to The British Museum and natural history museum. Of course there are the shops like Harrods and Selfridges. Spend the time to have a look around Piccadilly, and Oxford Circus.
11-01-2017
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Plan your days and try to organise things into groups of must do's needs and wants. Have fun and remember your on holiday.
11-01-2017
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Book in to The Sky Garden - its free and its stunning, (Monument tube). Make a reservation at Las Iguanas restaurant on the South Bank. Reasonable prices for London and great atmosphere. Walk from Oxford Circus to Marble Arch. Go to the new Lego store then go to the top floor of Marks and Spencer at Marble Arch and have a giant hot chocolate in the restaurant! Love it!
05-01-2017
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Make sure you pack good walking shoes as London has plenty to see and do on foot.
05-01-2017
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I would prefer this to everyone wherever they want to go
01-01-2017
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Don't plan too much - just go outside and see what happens,
22-12-2016
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Boat on the Tames
10-12-2016
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Don't drive into Central London; parking is very difficult to find. The public transport system is great!
08-12-2016
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Set the sat nav with your destination before you leave the rental. The area can be congested around Heathrow and there are multiple options on the motorway network
30-08-2016
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Dont try and drive into London, use the tube and then use your car for exploring Windsor and Oxford
28-08-2016
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book with a more popular car rental company to avoid issue
22-08-2016
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great mosaic, wonderful place to see
11-08-2016
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We travelled quite extensively but not in London itself. Buy an AA G.B. Map (2 pounds) especially if you want to drive on interesting country roads. Really useful for planning routes and much better than relying soley on SATNAV! Use the Park and Ride facilities when visiting towns and cities. Check how you pay for toll roads. Dartford Crossing on M25 is especially tricky and should be avoided if possible.
01-08-2016
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Don't drive in central London if you are not used to it. Use public transport. If travellling to other parts of UK then should be good
31-07-2016
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make sure you have time to see the lot
30-07-2016
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Use public transport
29-07-2016
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Don't rent from Eurocar
25-07-2016
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Kinky Boots.Spittle Fields Market.Covent Garden .Lunch at Ritz for celebration.
18-07-2016
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Only use the roads when the kids are school and your sightseeing during the week
06-07-2016
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Do use a gps as it makes getting around much easier
25-06-2016
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Try and get a hotel near an underground station, this is the quickest and cheapest way to get around, especially when you buy an Oyster card, which will also get you on buses too.
19-06-2016
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Fantastic, England is amazing - offers everything
14-06-2016
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Use public transport in centre, hire car only to leave and explore out of London!
28-02-2016
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If you are going into the city, do not drive... it's both expensive and can be very difficult and aggravating If you are going outside the city as I did, it's often the easiest to drive.
21-02-2016
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get there on time ,have a good map of local area
14-12-2015
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London is a fantastic place to visit. Don't get a large car as parking can be an issue and travelling through small country villages can be problematic.
13-12-2015
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Avoid the M3
22-11-2015
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Didin't go to London. Just to Oxford
06-11-2015
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A wonderful variety of great choices... just make sure your credit card is fully loaded:-)