Car Hire Heathrow Airport

car hire heathrow airport

Car Hire Heathrow Airport

Heathrow is the busiest airport in the UK and one of the busiest in the world, which means rates for car hire Heathrow airport can sometimes come at a premium. It is important to shop around before making your booking and Indigo take the time and hassle out of this process for you by comparing the rates of all the different car hire Heathrow airport suppliers to make sure you are getting the best deal available.

We work with all the major suppliers so you can be confident you will be dealing with a reputable company that you can trust to make sure your rental experience goes smoothly.

You can find all of the major car hire companies at Heathrow airport, each with desks in all of the terminals. Most of the companies also have collection points on terminal apart from Sixt and Dollar Thrifty who use a shuttle service to take you the short distance to the rental depot.

How To Get There

By Train
The Heathrow Express provides a fast service from central London with a journey time of 15 minutes. You can also travel using the underground service using the Piccadilly line to each of the airport terminals.

By Bus and Coach
Heathrow Airport’s central bus station is situated between Terminals 1 and 3 and is open 24 hours a day. Local bus services operate between Heathrow Airport and a wide range of destinations.

Railair services are available between Heathrow Airport and Reading, Woking, Feltham and Watford Junction train stations.

By Taxi
A taxi rank is situated outside each of the terminals at Heathrow Airport.

By Car or Motorbike
Heathrow Airport is situated fifteen miles away from central London and in close proximity to the M4 and M25 motorways. If you are using a satellite navigation system the postcodes to use are as follows:

Terminal 1: TW6 1AP
Terminal 3: TW6 1QG
Terminal 4: TW6 3XA
Terminal 5: TW6 2GA

Suppliers At Heathrow Airport

We work with all the major companies offering car hire Heathrow Airport to ensure we can get the best deal for you. Of our suppliers at Heathrow Airport, Europcar and Avis are both based within the airport with desks at all three terminals.

Thrifty are based in a hotel just next to terminal 2 and offer a meet and greet service at the terminal into which you are arriving. You will receive instructions upon making a reservation.

Avis Car Hire Heathrow Airport Europcar Car Hire Heathrow Airport
Thrifty Car Hire Heathrow Airport Enterprise Car Hire Heathrow Airport

All major credit cards are accepted for online booking

Types of payment available at Heathrow AirportPre-payments online are accepted by debit card however a major credit card will need to be presented on arrival. If you don’t hold a credit card our experienced agents can arrange for a debit card to be accepted for the deposit however this reservation needs to be placed via our team rather than online to guarantee your supplier will accept your payment method.

We can also accept various other types of payment however these bookings need to be made via telephone to confirm your payment type is acceptable.

Indigo car hire have no responsibility for failure to provide a major credit card in the drivers name on arrival unless a prior agreement has been agreed with our contact centre.

Debit Card Car Hire Heathrow Airport

If like many people these day, you do not hold a credit card we can still help. We have an arrangement with a supplier enabling us to offer car hire using a debit card at Heathrow Airport. This cannot be booked online, so if you would like some more information or would like to book a car using your debit card then please contact us via telephone, email or using our online chat function.

Customer Feedback

“We hired a small car from Europcar, Indigo did all of the leg work for us and we were very happy with the service and price. Collection at terminal 3 was very easy. we will be using you again.”
Mr & Mrs Jaques, France

Car Hire Heathrow Airport Terminal 1

At Terminal 1, the car hire desks can be found in the arrivals area on the ground floor in between bus stop number 5 and the walkway to Terminal 3. The on airport companies for this terminal include Avis, Budget, National, Alamo, Enterprise and Hertz. Off airport are Dollar Thrifty and Sixt.

Car Hire Heathrow Airport Terminal 3

The rental desks at Terminal 3 are located close to the main entrance, near the Coach, Taxi and smoking area. All of the major suppliers have desks here but again, Dollar and Sixt require a shuttle service to an off airport collection point.

Car Hire Heathrow Airport Terminal 4

In Terminal 4 all of the car hire companies are located a short distance to your right as you exit the baggage hall. The on terminal collection points are located just to the right outside the main entrance or if you are using one of the off terminal suppliers you will be taken by shuttle to the branch.

Car Hire Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

As the newest building at Heathrow, Terminal 5 has the most advanced facilities for collecting a hire car. There is an unmanned space age like console display information for all the car hire companies and a phone to put you straight through to your preferred supplier to either make a reservation or get instructions for collecting your rental vehicle.

The car hire centre is located in front of the luggage collection area, close to the main exit. The rental depots on terminal are located on Walrus Road, on the far left opposite the terminal.