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Hire process in London - Airport Heathrow
Rental service. At the airport of London, OrangeSmile.com provides cars to rent in all categories: economy, compact, full-size, minivan, SUV and cabrio. Renting a car in the airport is always cheaper than in other rental locations around London.

Reservation. When filling in the reservation form, always specify your flight number to London. This helps our rental supplier to control the car logistics based on the actual flight landing time. Also, read the car rental conditions carefully. They specify the required documents to be brought to the desk in London - Airport Heathrow.

Finding the office. Upon landing follow the signs 'Car Rental' to find the rental location 'London - Airport Heathrow'. These signs can be found in the baggage area and in the arrival hall of the London airport.

Communication. Keep the phone numbers of our support team and the rental office in 'London - Airport Heathrow' with you during the trip (both numbers are provided in the confirmation voucher). In case of any deviations from the plan or delays, please make a notification call to the rental desk as soon as possible. In case of problems at the 'London - Airport Heathrow' office, make a live phone call to our support.

At the office. Ask your rental officer in 'London - Airport Heathrow', whether it is possible to upgrade the vehicle. Often, rental companies of Great Britain use the opportunity to make the customer happy by an upgrade. Also ask for telephone numbers to be used in case of car damage or theft situations.

Return. At the rental desk in 'London - Airport Heathrow', ask the officer how tolerant the rental company is to the 'too-late' returns. Normally, a one hour delay is not penalized in Great Britain.

We wish you great holidays and fantastic time in London!

FAQ on the rental steps

'OrangeSmile.CarTrawler' enables advanced search through the most complete and up-to-date database of actual car rental offers in London, as well as an instant 3-step reservation service for your selected vehicle. All the booking stages, including the confirmation voucher, are provided in most common languages, including English. We guarantee that regardless of your rental dates, at the location 'London - Airport Heathrow' you will always find a car at a price that will be lower than in other rental companies.
Typical models of OrangeSmile.com vehicles in London
Mini & economy hatchback: Kia Picanto, Mini Classic and Citroen C1
Compact & intermediate sedan: Citroen C3, Audi A3 and Ford Mondeo
Full-size saloon & station wagon: Renault Scenic, Honda Accord and Peugeot 508
Premium & luxury limousine: Audi A5 Sportback, Mercedes C Class and Mercedes E Class
Minivan & minibus, 7-15 pax: VW Touran, Citroen C8 Tdi and Citroen Jumper 8 seater
SUV, crossover & off-road vehicle: BMW X3, BMW X5 and Toyota Rav4
Cabriolet, roadster & convertible: Renault Megane Cabriolet, Audi A3 Convertible and Audi A4 Convertible
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London - Airport Heathrow and car rental services

Airport location, terminals and transportation

Heathrow Airport is not only London's main airport, but also is one of the ten busiest airports in the world. Its passenger traffic makes up about 76 million people per year. The airport is located 24 kilometres west of London. It was transformed from a military airport, which began operating in the 30s of the previous century. The airport was named after the locality, on the territory of which one of the terminals is now situated. Since 1946 it has been functioning as a civilian airport. Now Heathrow Airport has five passenger terminals, one cargo terminal, and two runways.

You can get to London from the airport by express train, going to Paddington station, or by trains passing through Heathrow station. One can reach London by personal car or taxi via M4 highway. Buses link the central bus station, the airport terminals and other localities. The Piccadilly urban underground line leads to the centre of London from the stations of Terminals 5, 4, 3, and 2.

Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car

The offices of such world leading vehicle rental companies as Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National, and Sixt rent a car are situated in the arrival areas of Terminals 2, 3, 4, and 5.

The car rental facilities are located at the ground level of Terminal 2. You should proceed from the baggage claim area (Carousel 1 and 2) through the checkpoint, and then to the ground level (the arrival area, Gate B) to the rental offices. The car rental facilities are next to the express train and bus ticket offices.

Moreover, there are rental offices at Level Zero of Terminal 3. Being guided by signs, you should go from the baggage claim area through the checkpoint to reach the car rental facilities opposite the office of Emirates company, providing driver services.

As for Terminal 4, you should proceed from the baggage carousels and the checkpoint at Level Zero (the arrival area) to the rental offices lying beside the escalator and the computer centre.

The offices of 3 companies are located in Terminal 5. These are Avis, Budget, and Sixt rent a car. Avis is located at the 4th level. You should go from the arrival area to the exit to elevators, go up to the 4th level and then turn right. Budget's rental facilities can be found at this very level. Sixt's car rental office are at Sofitel Hotel. One may take advantage of online car rental service provided by the official partner of the airport on the airport's website.

Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby

There are paid short-term parking lots next to each terminal . Provisional parking space reservation is recommended. One can take advantage of Fast Track service (quick parking and registration) in Terminal 5. A business parking lot lies on the territory of Terminal 5.

You can use long-stay parking free of charge for the first 2 hours. Transfers shuttle from the long-term parking lots to each terminal. There are services Heathrow Meet & Greet and Valet Parking . All car parks have parking spaces for people with disabilities.

You may also use Heathrow Airport's hotel and parking service. You can stay in such hotels as DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn London Heathrow Ariel, Mercure London Heathrow and others.
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Car hire in Great Britain
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