Car Hire in Heathrow Airport Terminals 1-4
Find your perfect hire car at London Heathrow
You’re arriving at the UK’s busiest airport, so we’ll make this really easy. Step off your flight into your hire car at London Heathrow, parked in terminals 1-4. You’ll be back on the open road in no time. Or we can meet at Heathrow Terminal 5, if you prefer.
Come and collect your rental
From Terminal 1
After you’ve picked up your luggage, walk into the arrival lounge. We’ll be waiting for you on the left.
From Terminal 2
Continue through arrivals and head towards the travel information centre. We'll be waiting for you on the right.
From Terminal 3
After you’ve picked up your luggage, walk into the arrival lounge. We’ll be waiting for you on the left, just before the double doors leading to the bus stops outside.
From Terminal 4
After you’ve picked up your luggage, walk to the far right of the arrival lounge where we’ll be waiting for you.
“I want to hire a car that excites me. It must be nearby. I want no fuss, but every comfort. I want to feel noticed and be remembered. Above all, I want to drive the open road with a smile on my face.”
We understand. That’s why we try harder.
Your journey starts here
Your meeting in London won’t wait and neither should your family or friends. Wherever you need to be, we won’t hold you up. In fact, we’ll squeeze every extra mile of enjoyment into your journey from A to B.
Whether it’s an agile number for an urban jaunt, a classy coupé for a romantic road trip, or a spacious people carrier for a family holiday, unlock the perfect model. Simply tell us where and we’ll prepare your hire car.
The car you pick is the car you get
Avis’ curated Select Series collection is available in the UK, Germany and Italy. Our fleet features the powerful BMW 4 Series M Sport, classy Mercedes-Benz A-Class with its streamlined body kit, the Audi A1 Sportback supermini, svelte Audi A5 Sportback and the stunning Peugeot RCZ.
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Plan your trip from Heathrow
From Heathrow Airport, it’s only a 12-mile drive into Central London and its iconic art and architecture, lavish parkland, unstoppable design, rich theatre and sensational music.
After visiting a selection of London’s approximately 30,000 shops, 6,000 restaurants, 7,000 pubs and encyclopaedic list of heritage attractions, you may be ready for adventures further afield.
Motor for just over an hour up to the tearoom-filled villages of the Cotswolds and steer right for the ancient academy city of Oxford. Or set off due south to explore the wild moors and surfer-friendly bays of the southwest. En route, take in Bath, a spa destination since Celtic times, or cross into Wales for the second-hand bookshop capital of the world, Hay-on-Wye, or Swansea’s sublime, sandy neighbour Rhossili.
Head north from Heathrow for the Minsters and small town charm of Yorkshire, or Wordsworth country nestled in the lush Lake District. Further north, uncover the stunning Northumberland coast.
Pass into Scotland and the golf courses of North Berwick. From Edinburgh it’s a 15 minute hop to hilltop Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by The Da Vinci Code. Glasgow and 16th-century Stirling Castle are nearby. Continue climbing for the Grampian hills, the Cairngorm massif and the jagged west coast.
Discover more …
We know getting the small details right can make a big difference, so here are some trusted travel tips to help you enjoy your journey from Gatwick.
Driving in the UK
Want a quick guide to the rules of the UK roads? We’ve unlocked them for you.
Don’t get lost …
To make your journey even easier, we can include a sat nav with your car so you can relax.
Finish with a smile
Heathrow Airport is clearly signposted from all major motorways. Simply exit the M4 at Junction 4, follow the signs to Heathrow and head towards Terminal 4. You’ll soon see signs for Avis car rental return.
Return your car when it suits you
You can return your hire car out of hours, because we understand flights run through the night. Just tell us in advance.
Your hire car in London awaits … and the open road lies ahead.
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Don't forget the London Congestion Charge
This hire station is not in the London Congestion Charge zone but drivers travelling into central London between 7am and 6pm on Monday to Friday will have to pay the charge on a daily basis. Drivers should look out for the Congestion Charge signs en route.
Find out how to pay the charge. We can process the payment on your behalf for the first day of your hire, so you have more time to relax and enjoy the journey. Just let us know when you collect your car.