Car hire at Heathrow Airport
Hiring a car at Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport (LHW) is the busiest airport in the UK, as well as in Europe, providing international flights and offering great links to other places in the capital. The airport is located 50 minutes away from the centre of London via the M4 and A4, allowing you to head straight into the city and start exploring all that it has to offer.
The airport is in Hillingdon in London, which means you have great links to areas outside of London as well as the city. You can be in Oxford in less than hour if you take the M40, and in Cambridge in an hour and a half by taking the London Orbital Motorway and the A1.
What you need to know
With Heathrow being so busy, there are a lot of car hire companies to choose from when it comes to booking your vehicle. The thousands of people coming in and out of the airport every day also means it is best to book your car in advance. You can do this using Holiday Autos' website, which lays out all of your choices without any hidden costs. This will allow you to find the right car at a price that suits your budget. You can also benefit from free cancellation, as well as 24/7 support.
Where to pick up your car
You can pick up your car upon your arrival at Heathrow, as most car hire companies have desks in the arrivals hall of the terminal. Once you find the company you have booked with, they will instruct you on where you can collect your car from. Some companies have pick-up points at the airport, while others offer a free shuttle bus service to their car collection area. Either way, you can grab your vehicle once you've collected your luggage, allowing you to start your trip straight away.