Car Hire at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
Car rental made easy at Heathrow Terminal 5
Stroll off your flight and collect your Avis hire car directly from Terminal 5 - no need to travel to our main Heathrow base.
The Avis rental desk is easily found in the Short Stay car park. Just take the elevator to Level 4 and exit to your right.
Avis Preferred members who are flying on British Airways can take advantage of the complimentary Avis Priority Rental Service if you make a booking on this site. Pick up your rental car right outside Arrivals, bypassing the rental station entirely.
Once a booking has been made to Heathrow T5, you will receive further instructions via SMS and email on how to pick up your car.
Address & Contact DetailsHeathrow Airport T5, Level 4 Short Stay Car Park, London, TW6 2GA. Tel: 03445446000
|Monday||04:45 - 23:59|
|Tuesday||04:45 - 23:59|
|Wednesday||04:45 - 23:59|
|Thursday||04:45 - 23:59|
|Friday||04:45 - 23:59|
|Saturday||04:45 - 23:59|
|Sunday||04:45 - 23:59|
Plan your journey from HeathrowFrom Heathrow Airport, it’s a 12-mile drive to Central London and its history, iconic buildings, world-famous theatreland and sensational music venues and restaurants.
Take your time over exploring all London’s numerous attractions, world-class museums and landmarks, shops, restaurants, and pubs. There's so much to see and do and even more to see in the rest of the United Kingdom.
Motor west for just over an hour up to the picture-postcard villages of the Cotswolds, veering right for the ancient academies, parks and gardens of Oxford. Don't miss the city of Bath, a spa destination since Celtic times. Cross the border into Wales to trek the Brecon Beacons, or paddle in Swansea’s Rhossili Bay.
Journey north from Heathrow, up to the rocky Peak District, the idyllic Lake District or serene Northumberland coast.
Cross into Scotland and head towards its historic capital, Edinburgh. Visit its 16th- century royal palace Holyrood and its fortress castle. Glasgow and 16th-century Stirling Castle are a couple of hours' away. Continue through the highlands and the peaks of the Grampian and Cairngorm mountains and on to the jagged west coast.
Discover more …
We know getting the small details right can make a big difference, so we're here to help you enjoy your journey from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5.
Worried you’ll 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 4b, following signs to Heathrow and Terminal 5. Head towards the short stay park (not car rental returns) and follow signs for fast track/business parking. We’ll see you on the fourth floor.
Your hire car at Heathrow Terminal 5 awaits … and the open road lies ahead.
Book now to start your journey.
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.