Car Hire in Heathrow Airport Terminals 1-4
Find your perfect hire car at London HeathrowYou're arriving at the UK's busiest airport, so we'll make this really easy. Step off your flight into your hire car at London Heathrow, parked a short shuttle bus ride from terminals 1-4. You'll be out on the open road in no time.
Or you can collect your car from Heathrow Terminal 5, if you prefer.
How to find us
After you’ve picked up your luggage, walk into the arrival lounge. We’ll be waiting for you on the left.
Continue through arrivals and head towards the travel information centre. We'll be waiting for you on the right.
After you’ve picked up your luggage, walk into the arrival lounge. We’ll be waiting for you on the left, just before the double doors leading to the bus stops outside.
After you’ve picked up your luggage, walk to the far right of the arrival lounge where we’ll be waiting for you.
Plan your trip 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.
Then, 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.
There's so much to discover in the United Kingdom
Just over an hour’s drive west of London are the tearoom-filled villages of the Cotswolds, from there keep on driving to the ancient academic city of Oxford.
Or explore the wild moors and surfer-friendly bays of the southwest. En route, take in the city of Bath, a spa destination since Celtic times. Or cross the border 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 of York and small town charms of Yorkshire, and beyond to Wordsworth country, in the idyllic 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.
Discover more …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.
Don’t 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 4, follow the signs to Heathrow and head towards Terminal 4. You’ll soon see signs for Avis car rental return.
Return your car when it suits you
You can return your hire car out of hours, because we understand flights run through the night. Just tell us in advance.
Your hire car in London awaits … and the open road lies ahead.
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. This site explains the payment system in more detail.
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)
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.