London Heathrow Airport car hire
Car hire Heathrow: Find your perfect airport rentalWe know that you will be landing at London Heathrow Airport after an arduous journey. So we aim to get you into your hire car as quickly as humanly possible. Our rental station is just a short shuttle bus ride from terminals 2, 3 and 4.
If you're arriving at Heathrow Terminal 2, we now offer a Fast Track pick-up service from right outside T2's arrivals hall. Landing at T5? You can collect your car from Terminal 5's short-stay car park on level 4.
Landing at London Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 or 4?Our central Heathrow car rental station is a short shuttle bus ride from Terminals 2, 3 and 4 (Northrop Road, off the airport's North Perimeter Road; postcode for GPS: TW6 2QA).
If time is of the essence, consider our new Fast-track pick-up service at T2.
With Fast Track, passengers can step off their flight, zip through customs and unlock their car rental at Terminal 2. Your ride will be waiting kerbside right outside the arrivals hall. We charge GBP 19.99 for this service.
Whichever method you choose, we'll make sure you're on the open road in no time.
Book your Heathrow car rental now.
Introducing Fast-track car rental at Heathrow Terminal 2How to book the service
Book in the normal way, using the panel at the top of any page. Once you've chosen your car you can add Fast-track when you come to Choose Your Extras. Don't want to book in advance? Simply make your way to our in-terminal desk and one of our rental agents will be happy to help.
Where to pick up your Avis hire car
Collect your keys from the Avis rental desk in the stunning glass-and-steel Terminal 2. As illustrated on the map (left), head out to the car park and take the second or third lift down to the ground floor. Follow the zebra crossing to the right and you’ll see a row of exclusive Avis parking spaces.
Where to drop off your Avis hire car
Please return your hire car to the main Avis Heathrow rental station located on the Northern Perimeter Road. You'll find us at Northrop Road – you may want to key in the postcode TW6 2QA onto your GPS.
Car hire at Heathrow Terminal 5Landing at Heathrow Terminal 5? Avis rental cars can be picked up and dropped off at T5's short-stay car park on level 4.
To locate the Avis rental desk, walk through arrivals, turn right and head towards the underground station. This is opposite Marks & Spencer. Continue past the station, through the double doors. Lifts are located to the left and you'll spy a sign directing you to Avis Budget on level 4.
Take the lift to the short stay car park on level 4. We’ll see you there, just to your right.
Members of Avis Preferred who are flying on BA can take advantage of the complimentary Avis Priority Rental Service. Pick up your rental car right outside Arrivals, bypassing the rental station entirely. Once a booking has been made, you will receive further intructions via SMS and email on how to pick up your car. Sign up to Avis Preferred here.
Book your Heathrow Terminal 5 car hire now.
Don't forget the London Congestion ChargeThis 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.
Passing through the Dartford Tunnel? Please note that the small toll charge can no longer be paid at the barriers; drivers must pay online in advance or by midnight the following day. Find out how to pay the Dartford Crossing charge.
Driving rules in United KingdomWhich side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
- Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
- There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
- Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
- Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
- Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note, it is the child’s parent/guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.