London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Car Hire / Rental
London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) is London's largest and most important airport. It will therefore come as no real surprise that Heathrow Airport is home to numerous car rental / car hire firms, suiting those intending to travel around the area by car. The main car rental operators located at London Heathrow Airport are listed below.
There are car rental facilities to be found within all four of the terminals and courtesy buses provide easy access to the car parks. Those planning to drive around the centre of London should be aware that a congestion charge is now in operation. London's congestion charge is applied from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 07:00 to 18:30.
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in London
When hiring a car at Heathrow Airport, you will need to bring your current driving licence, which must have been held for at least one year. Drivers should be at least 21 years old and those under 25 may incur additional 'young driver' charges.
Street parking is available at various places around London, with most being metered. Be sure not to park in residential areas or on double-yellow lines, as traffic wardens operate throughout the city and illegally parked cars in London not only incur fines, but may also be wheel-clamped and even towed away. Also worth noting, when in England, you must always drive on the left-hand side of the road and wear seatbelts at all times.
Speed limits in London, England
Urban areas: 48 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 97 kph / 60 mph
Motorways / highways: 113 kph / 70 mph
London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental firms and car hire companies are available at London Heathrow Airport:
- Avis Rent-A-Car
- Hertz Rental
London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) Car Rental
The following car rental firms are available, offering inexpensive car hire at Heathrow, London, England: