Car Hire - London Heathrow Airport
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London Heathrow Airport is not only the busiest airport in the United Kingdom but also is amongst the top three busiest airports in the world. Approximately fifteen miles west of Central London, Heathrow has a number of major road links connecting it to the city and beyond, in addition to plenty of public transport options.
Terminals 1 and 3 are accessible from junction 4 of the M4 motorway and junction 15 of the M25. The terminals are signposted from here. For Terminal 4, you need to take junction 14 of the M25 and from the M4 it is junction 4b. Terminal 5, which opened in 2008, has its own separate road leading to it which can be accessed via the M25 junction 14. From London itself, the fastest way to get to Heathrow is via rail from Paddington railway station. The Piccadilly Line on the London Underground runs regular services to all of the terminals. From locations across the United Kingdom, one of the most popular ways of reaching Heathrow is via coach. Most major coach operators run regular services. Heathrow's location is also advantageous for connecting flights from other nearby airports; Gatwick is just 28 miles away and Luton Airport 34 miles.
If you have Satellite Navigation enter these postcodes:
Terminal 1: TW6 1AP
Terminal 2: Closed - Under Construction
Terminal 3: TW6 1QG
Terminal 4: TW6 3XA
Terminal 5: TW6 2GA
Since Heathrow is one of the world's busiest airports, most of the major airlines run flights to and from there. British Airways mainly operates from Terminals 1 and 5 while Virgin Atlantic uses Terminals 1 and 3. Most of the domestic flights can be found at Terminal 1. Other major flight operators include American Airlines at Terminal 3, Qantas which also departs and arrives from T3 and Iberia whose flights operate from Terminal 5.
London is of course one of the world's most famous and historic cities. In addition to the attractions in Central London, there are many delights to be discovered in the surrounding areas and the best way of seeing these is by taking advantage of car hire in London. Before driving away your rental car, please be aware that you may need to make a payment if you intend to travel through areas covered by the London Congestion Charge. Providers of car hire at Heathrow Airport will be able to supply information as to both the costs and the areas which fall into the Congestion Zone.
For car hire in London, it is easiest to use the companies based at Heathrow if you are travelling through there. Car hire at Heathrow Airport is extensive with no less than eight different companies located throughout each of the five terminals. In Terminals 1 and 3, the car hire desks are situated straight ahead from baggage reclaim on the left-hand side of the concourse. Shuttle bus access to the car hire desks is available at Terminals 4 and 5. You can catch the shuttle bus at Terminal 4 from near the taxi rank outside arrivals and from Terminal 5 the buses leave from Walrus Road, which is to the left as you leave the building. Terminal 2 is currently under reconstruction.
Car Hire companies available at heathrow terminals
Terminal 1 - Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, and Hertz
Terminal 2 - Closed for under construction
Terminal 3 - Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise and Hertz
Terminal 4 - Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, National, Alamo and Hertz
Terminal 5 - Avis, Budget, Europcar/National/Alamo, Enterprise and Hertz
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