One of Europe’s busiest airports is well served by car hire companies catering for the huge numbers of visitors who pass through this major transport hub each year. In total there are eight rental companies here, enabling passengers to pick up their car and be in Central London in less than an hour. And if you’re staying north of the capital, you’ll be able to reach your accommodation even quicker, with Heathrow Airport offering easy access to many towns located in London’s northern reaches.
Each of Heathrow’s car hire companies are located in the arrivals lounge of each terminal. Your chosen car, however, may be a short distance away, and can usually be reached by free shuttle courtesy of the providers. All of the cars available from the rental companies at Heathrow come with additional extras or adaptions upon request, including child seats, sat navs and disabled hand controls.
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When it comes to car rentals, Heathrow Airport caters for most tastes and budgets, and with public transport in London famously pricey, it’s no surprise that so many are looking for a cheap car hire as an alternative. In fact, when you take into consideration all the costs involved of not having your own vehicle, such as taxi fares, train passes and bus tickets, hiring a car for a week or two is likely to be significantly easier on the wallet. To help you make your choice, the team at TravelMag.com have researched all eight companies located at Heathrow and divided our findings into three categories – Best value, Best for families and Best for luxury cars – based on rates, customer reviews, car fleets and company policies. You can read our conclusions below.