When you touch down at Heathrow Terminal 5, your rental car will be ready and waiting for you. You’ll find our car hire office a short walk from the Arrivals Hall, in the terminal’s Short Stay car park on level 4. On exit from arrivals, just take the left hand lift to Level 4 and exit to your right, where you’ll find our friendly team is ready to hand over the keys and have you on your way in no time.
If you need to add any extras to your booking, such as an additional driver or child seat, our customer representatives will be only too happy to walk you through the different options available.
Booking your hire with Avis also means that you can enjoy peace of mind with fee-free flexible bookings and no cancellation fee – no matter the reason.
Landing at Heathrow Terminals 2-4? More information can be found here.
|Monday||06:00 - 23:59|
|Tuesday||06:00 - 23:59|
|Wednesday||06:00 - 23:59|
|Thursday||06:00 - 23:59|
|Friday||06:00 - 23:59|
|Saturday||06:00 - 23:59|
|Sunday||06:00 - 23:59|
From Heathrow Airport T5, 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.
Beyond Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
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.
When returning your car please follow signs for Heathrow Terminal 5 Short Stay Car Park. As you drive up the ramp to the car park initially please keep right towards the Short Stay Car Park, once at the top of the ramp please move towards the entrance barriers on the left of the road. Take a ticket from the entrance barrier then proceed forward and turn immediate left and follow the 1 way system to the Avis return area.
You will find us ready to check-in your car on this level. The ticket obtained when entering the car park should be left on the dashboard of the car prior to locking it or return.
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.
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.
Which side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
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.