Car hire at
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

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Our price includes

  • Insurance & VAT
  • Roadside assistance
  • Unlimited mileage (4 days+)*
  • No hidden costs

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Address and contact details

79 New Road,

Vehicle options available at this branch

  • Car hire

Telephone: +44 203 0317 638

Please phone +44 772 1644 925 and the rental agent will give you instructions on where to meet our shuttle bus.

Opening times

Monday to Friday

08:00 - 17:30


08:00 - 17:30


08:00 - 17:30

Car hire fromHeathrow with Arnold Clark

Flying into the UK’s busiest airport? You can find our car rental branch on New Road just outside the airport grounds. Don’t let the fact we aren’t inside the airport building put you off. We have a dedicated shuttle bus that will come collect you from Heathrow Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5 and drop you off at our branch. Don’t worry about returning your hire car, we’ll drop you back off at your chosen terminal too.

About us

Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental began in 1963 and is part of the Arnold Clark Group. With over 60 years' experience, and 35 branches across the UK we offer expert vehicle hire to customers from all around the world.

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Map showing Rental branch located north of the airport

Where is the Arnold Clark Heathrow Airport car hire branch?

Based north of the airport, you can find us in the Harlington area on New Road located just a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of the terminals.

How do I get to the Arnold Clark branch from Heathrow Airport?

When you book with us, our dedicated shuttle bus will pick you up from the terminal you have arrived at. Once you have arrived and collected your baggage, we ask you to give us a call and we’ll give you instructions on where to meet our shuttle bus.

You can find more details on each terminal collection point in our Heathrow Airport car hire procedures.

Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental Services

  • One-way car hire

    With our one-way rental option, you can easily collect your hire car from our Heathrow branch and return it to any of our locations across the UK. This can be convenient if you are leaving from a different airport or only need to hire a car for part of your journey.

    A fee is applied automatically to the checkout when you select two different locations on the booking funnel. The fee can depend on the vehicle hired but it won’t be based on the distance covered.

  • Refund guarantee

    Cancel your car hire at any point, even up to the start of your booking and receive a full refund by purchasing our refund guarantee. We know that plans can change last minute but with this additional service you have extra flexibility; it can even be added to your booking 48 hours before you collect your hire car.

  • Wide range of
    cars for hire

    When you rent a car from London Heathrow Airport, you have a wide range of options. Electric hire cars (ideal for city driving and avoiding potential charges in the congestion zone), SUVs (perfect for families and extra luggage) or executive rental cars (suitable for travelling comfortably and in style); we’ll have a car that’ll suit every trip. We also have automatic hire cars available, so you don’t need to worry about driving a manual if you aren’t familiar with them.

What you need to know

Driving your hire car in London

Road speed limits in the UK

Speed limits will always be displayed in miles per hour in the UK. The speed limits when driving in or around London for a car without a trailer and unless indicated differently by road signs are:

Built up areas

30 mph (48 km/h)

Single carriageway

60 mph (96 km/h)

Dual carriageway

70 mph (112 km/h)


70 mph (112 km/h)

Congestion zone and Dartford Crossing

London operates a Congestion Zone. Our Heathrow branch is not based in this zone but if you are considering driving a hire car in London, it is worth checking out what areas of London City Centre are in this zone and what the charges are before you travel. If you are trying to get to the other side of London, you may want to consider using the M25 outer ring road, this is likely to be less congested than driving through the city centre.

If you are travelling to the east side of London and use the Dartford Crossing, there is a charge for using this called the Dart Charge. The easiest way is to pay online in advance - you’ll just need a note of your hire car registration.

You can find out more about congestion charges, tolls and clean air zones in our rental guide.

Things to do near Heathrow Airport

Looking for Arnold Clark van hire?

We don’t have vans available to rent from our Heathrow branch, but we have over 30 other locations where you can find a van to suit your needs. Find your closest branch and book online now.

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Why choose Arnold Clark
Car & Van Rental Heathrow car hire?

Excellent customer service

At Arnold Clark we are committed to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction through the services we provide. A customer's experience while hiring from us is extremely important and we pride ourselves in having a 4.9/5 ‘Excellent’ rating on Trustpilot.

Vehicles guaranteed when booked

When you book a car with us, we guarantee to assign a vehicle to your booking. No one should have to start their journey stressed when there isn’t a vehicle ready to go for them.

Competitive rates

With over 60 years of experience in the rental industry we are delighted to offer competitive prices with a flexible range of vehicle hire options.

No hidden fees

We want your journey with us to be hassle free. The price you are quoted includes insurance, VAT and roadside assistance. Additional extras can be found during the booking process so there are no surprises when you turn up to collect your hire vehicle.


Heathrow Airport car hire FAQs

How much is one-way car hire from Heathrow Airport?

One-way car rental is available from £100 when booking a manual car and £125 for an automatic car. Charges are not based on the distance covered but on the vehicle size. If it is easier for you to pick up your car hire from Heathrow Airport and drop it off at another Arnold Clark Rental location, you can – just let us know at the time of your booking.

Can I rent a car with a debit card from Heathrow Airport?

When hiring a vehicle, you must physically present either a credit or debit card in your own name when collecting the rental vehicle.

How do I get a DVLA check code for car rental at Heathrow Airport?

When collecting your rental car, you’ll be asked to present your DVLA check code which allows our branch to check the online counterpart of your photo driving licence. To access your check code, you’ll need to visit the DVLA website. Have a look at our check code guide which talks you through the steps to get your code.

Can you hire car seats from Arnold Clark Heathrow?

Yes. We have a wide range of car seats available for only £1 per day to add onto your car hire booking. You can see our child seat range once you’ve started your booking. Easily select which seat suits your needs at the checkout.