Information About Hiring A Car From London Heathrow

There are many advantages of hiring a car from London Heathrow airport. As well as offering the freedom of independent transfer to and from the airport, car rental also has the added bonus of having transport for the duration of your stay in England.

All car rental companies are situated in the arrivals area at each of the terminal buildings.

The location of Heathrow airport makes it very easy for you to join major road networks after you have collected your hire car.  All of which link the airport to England, Wales and Scotland.

The airport is located close to the M4 and M25 motorways, each providing drivers access to London and various smaller towns and boroughs surrounding the capital.

Age Restriction For Hiring A Car From London Heathrow

Each individual car hire company at Heathrow airport has their own different policy with regards to the age you must be to hire a car from them.  Some companies may state that the driver must be over the age of 21 and have held their license for a minimum of 3 years, whilst others may state that the driver must be over 25 years of age to hire a car.

Larger cars or luxury vehicle may have a higher age restriction such as 30 years of age. There also may be a surcharge for drivers under a certain age and it is always advisable to check with the car hire company what their policies are with regards to age and any surcharges that may be charged.

What Documents Are Required When Hiring A Car From London Heathrow Airport

When collecting your vehicle at Heathrow airport, you must provide a full driving license that has been issued by the country to which reside.

If you hold a current UK driving license, you must ensure that you provide both parts of the license (the photo card & paper document).  If you fail to produce the
correct documents and the hire company has to contact the DVLA to clarify your details, you may be charged a fee or the vehicle may be held and not released until you produce the correct document.

If you are not from the European Union, do not have a driving license that is valid in the country to which you want to hire a car or if you have a driving license that does not have English written characters characters, you may need to provide an International Driver’s Permit.