Car Hire at London Heathrow Airport Terminals 2-4
Find your perfect hire car at London Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 and 4
We know that you will be landing at London Heathrow after an arduous journey. So we aim to get you into your hire car as quickly as humanly possible.
Our main Heathrow car rental station is located within the airport perimeter and is open 24/7, so you can collect and drop-off your hire car at any time. To make your journey as easy as possible, we also have a fleet of dedicated Avis Budget shuttle buses which will whisk you to and from Terminals 2, 3 and 4.
From Terminal 3 you can get the shuttle from bus stop 17 and from Terminal 4 it's bus stop 2. If you are landing at Terminal 2 you can take the shuttle from bus stops 7/8.
All cars should be returned to our main base at Northrop Road, TW6 2QA (for your GPS) just off the airport's North Perimeter Road. 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.
Address & Contact DetailsCentral Heathrow Loc, Northrop Road, London, TW6 2QA. Tel: 03445446000
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|Tuesday||04:30 - 23:59|
|Wednesday||04:30 - 23:59|
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Don't forget the London Congestion Charge
This hire station is not in the London Congestion Charge zone, but drivers entering central London must have permits when driving within the congestion zones between 7am and 10pm, 7 days a week (look out for the Congestion Charge signs). The charge is payable on a daily basis. The official site has maps and details on how to pay the charge.
You will see notifications about a charge as you pass through the Dartford Crossing. You don’t need to do anything, or pay the fee in advance, as we will make the payment on your behalf. The crossing fee will be charged to the payment card registered to your rental within 14 days of the authority notifying us of the crossing, with no additional costs included.
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.
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 Heathrow.
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 vehicle 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 rental when it suits you
You can return your hire car or van out of hours, because we understand flights run through the night. Just tell us in advance.
Driving rules in United Kingdom
Which 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
- There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
- Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
- 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)
- Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
- Rural areas: 60 mph (96 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.