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    Auto Europe provides you with high quality car rental services at the most competitive prices at more than 20 000 locations worldwide. Pick up your car hire from Heathrow Airport and start enjoying your journey in London as soon as you get off the plane! Search our large selection of vehicles online before booking, or call 0800 358 1229 to speak with an agent. Auto Europe also offers chauffeur services and luxury cars in London.

    United Kindgom is home to fantastic landscapes to discover and to travel around. If you're looking for inspiration for your next trip, check out our filming locations road trip page. The country's capital, London, a multicultural metropolis, is an international hub for finance, arts, and culture. The city attracts millions of tourists annually. Discover London at your own pace with a car hire and make the most of your stay in this fascinating city.

    Airport Information

    London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in Europe and the second busiest in the world by international passenger traffic. The airport is located 14 miles west from central London. It handles over 70 million passengers a year. The airport consists of five terminals and it services around 90 airlines. British Airways' primary hub is based at Heathrow and it also acts as the primary operating base for Virgin Atlantic.

    London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
    Website: Heathrow Airport
    Address: Greater London TW6 1AP, United Kingdom
    Telephone: +44 844 335 1801
    Airlines operating at London Heathrow Airport: The airport serves over 90 airlines to worldwide destinations.

    Terminals

    There are currently five passenger terminals (Terminals 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). Terminal 1 has been incorporated into Terminal 2, which service all Star Alliance members, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Flybe and Icelandair. Terminal 3 is dedicated for long-haul routes to the United States, Asia and other Far East destinations. Terminal 4 handles flights to Asia and North Africa and a few flights to Europe. Terminal 5 is the main hub for British Airways, Iberia and Iberia Express. Heathrow Express offers connections between all terminals and central London.

    Car hire Pick up and Drop off

    Each terminal building has a designated place for car rental desks; Terminal 2: Level 1 arrivals and  departures, Terminal 3: Level 0 - check-in and arrivals, Terminal 4: Level 0 arrivals and Terminal 5: Level 0 - arrivals. All major car hire brands are available at London Heathrow Airport. It is best to verify in advance which terminal you arrive at, so that you know where to pick up your car. While picking up your car hire at Heathrow Airport, make sure to check your vehicle for any pre-existing damages and mark them on your pick-up report.

    Should your flight be delayed, please call your rental supplier, the number to which is stated on your rental voucher issued by Auto Europe. When dropping-off the vehicle, please make sure to learn where to return it and leave your vehicle according to the chosen fuel policy. Additionally, check the opening times of your rental supplier and make sure to pick up the car on time. 

    Car hire desks operating hours

    Company Opening Hours
    Avis 24h
    Budget 24h
    Europcar 24h
    Enterprise 5am to 11.59pm
    National 24h
    Hertz 24h
    Thrifty 7am to 10pm

    Airport Facilities

    As one of the world's busiest airports Heathrow offers sensational food and shopping options. The options are varied among the terminals, but all terminals have the same level of service. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the terminals for the duration of your stay at Heathrow. Financial facilities such as ATMs and cash machines are scattered throughout the airport.

    Transportation / How to get to the airport

    There are several ways to get to Heathrow Airport, including train, underground and bus. Heathrow Express, a train service, is the fastest way to get to central London, with a journey time of 15 minutes to London Paddington. The airport is also serviced by London underground Piccadilly Line. There are three underground stations at the airport - one for Terminal 2 and 3, and the other  two stations at Terminal 4 and 5 respectively. London Underground is the most cost-effective option of transportation with travel time under one hour. Buses and taxis are also available, but typically take longer and are more expensive. Transportation is located at the ground level of all terminals. However, a car rental from Heathrow Airport is the most convenient way of getting around.

    Parking Tips

    There are approximately 18,000 parking spots at and around the airport. It is best to pre-plan parking if you know in advance that you will be leaving a car at the airport. Pricing varies between parking garages, and fees are dependent on proximity to the terminals.

    If you have plans to drive your car hire into central London, it is a good idea to plan your trip ahead of time, as it can be difficult to find parking in the city. Please also take note of whether you will be driving within the Congestion Charge Zone, and ensure that you pay the charge on time. Learn about local driving regulations with our UK driving information page.

    Parking restrictions operate for on-street parking Monday to Saturday from 8.40am to 6.30pm, with signs indicating more detailed rules and restrictions. For areas that operate a pay and display scheme, a ticket must be purchased and displayed visibly on your car's dashboard.

    Many car parks operate within London, and you can recognise them from the blue sign with a white capital 'P'. These include approximately 100 National Car Parks, together with Q-Park, which offers a discount when you book ahead.

    Useful links

    Tourist Guide London


    Additional Information About Heathrow Airport


    London Heathrow Airport Map
    London Heathrow Airport
    Greater London
    London, England , United Kingdom TW6

    IATA Code: LHR
    IACO Code: EGLL
    Wikipedia Page
    Latitude: 48.723333
    Longitude: 0.2741

    General Information: Heathrow Airport is located in London, England. It is located about 14 miles west of central London and is easily accessible by rental car.

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