Car rental in London
Car rental from London Heathrow Airport
The capital of Britain has an excellent public transport system, but with a car rental in London, you can add a sense of freedom to your trip whether it’s a business trip or for a fun family vacation. At Heathrow airport, you can find eight car rental companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National, and Sixt. Their desks can be found inside the terminal buildings. We also have partnerships with car rental brokers and agencies such as [Argus Car Hire](https://www.skyscanner.co.il/car-rental-with/argu/car-rental-with-Argus Car Hire.html), Economy Car Rental, Holiday Autos, Rentalcars.com, and Vehicle Rent so that we can show you unbeatable deals on car rental in London.
Gas stations near London Heathrow Airport
Your car rental in London is most likely to have a full-to-full fuel agreement. It means that you will need to return your car back with a full tank to avoid additional charges and fees. There’s a Co-operative gas station just outside the main entrance to the airport. There’s also a Total a little further west along the A4, and a BP on the Great South-West Road which runs behind the airport, so you shouldn’t stress yourself before returning your car.
Getting to your destination with a car rental in London
Navigating from Heathrow Airport to London is easy. You can drive straight onto the M4 motorway from the airport, or stick to the A4 trunk road. Both roads run West towards Bristol and East towards London.
London - לונדון
The capital of the United Kingdom is the home of Bankers and politicians, as well as punks and hipsters in. This popular capital city has something to offer for everyone. London is full of culture, history, must-see sites and museums for first-time travelers, and new hidden gems to discover by frequent visitors. The most famous are the Buckingham Palace, Tate Gallery, Madame Tussauds, and the fantastic Natural History Museum. Many museums are free, and for others, you can buy tickets in advance and skip the long lines. It can save you quite a few precious hours if you travel in the summer. Here you can explore Soho, Chinatown and the theatrical delights of the West End and Covent Garden.
It takes about 40 minutes to an hour to drive into central London from Heathrow Airport, depending on traffic via M4 and A4. On-street parking is expensive in London, with an average rate of £1.20 (₪5.70) for only 15 minutes. Parking restrictions typically in place between 8:30-18:30 Monday-Saturday. Parking fines cost between £80 (₪380) and £130 (₪620). Plenty of car parks are available throughout the city, with multi-floor car parks near the major tourist attractions. Large department stores, such as Harrods of Knightsbridge, also have customer parking lots. Check with your hotel if they have parking facilities for its guests, many of them offer secure guest parking.
Reading - רדינג
Although many tourists are visiting during August when the famous music festival is in full swing, the ancient abbey and Thames Valley scenery attract a few visitors to Reading. It makes it a perfect destination for travelers who what a gateway from the noise of the city. Reading is a just around 40-minute drive from Heathrow. Take your car rental in Heathrow and drive the 30 miles/48 km to Reading. There are roughly 220 pay and display parking spaces in Reading, and 2,325 spaces inside car park facilities. Although finding an available space should be easy, we always recommend booking accommodation with car parking for peace of mind.
Windsor - ווינדזור
You probably heard of the famous Windsor Castle, the prestigious Eton College, and LEGOLAND. There’s a good reason why Windsor is one of England’s most popular tourist destinations. It takes less than 20 minutes to drive with a car rental in London Heathrow Airport to Windsor. There is plenty of council operated car parks in Windsor and Eton, as well as three privately run car parks. On-street parking is either pay and display or limited for permit holders only. The Park and Ride car park at Legoland is free to use, although you do need to pay for the bus into the city center. Of course, it’s always a good idea to find a hotel with a guest car park.
This information is correct as of November 2018