Most popular car rental agents at Heathrow Terminal 2:
- Avis (Tel: 0344 544 6000)
- Budget (Tel: 0344 544 460)
- Europcar (Tel: 0371 384 3410)
- Hertz (Tel: 0843 309 3009)
- National (Tel: 020 8897 2100)
- Thrifty (Tel: 0333 332 1222)
- Sixt (Tel: 020 7018 8246)
Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 Mini Guide
Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2 is home to the Star Alliance airline group members which includes many of the world’s top airlines. If you’re flying into Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport (LHR), you can choose from leading car rental companies, such as Alamo, Hertz, Budget and Enterprise to name a few.
Major airlines arriving at Terminal 2 include the following:
Air Canada brings Canadians into London
from cities as diverse as Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto amongst others. West coast Vancouver is a fabulous modern city, the perfect stopover for a journey to magical Vancouver Island with its hundreds of miles of hiking trails Calgary is Canada’s cowboy country and is a top ski destination for the long Canadian winter having a great apres-ski scene as well as excellent ski facilities Toronto could easily be Canada’s capital and the wealth of things to do and see make it a top destination in North America
Flights from China’s capital Beijing also land at Terminal 2. Travellers to Beijing should head out of the city and walk the most visited parts of one of mankind’s most amazing feats; the Great Wall of China.
Air New Zealand
Flights to and from Auckland, New Zealand use Terminal 2’s facilities. Auckland is New Zealand’s amazing and understated capital but the carrier, Air New Zealand also fly to Los Angeles from Terminal 2
Two of Germany’s powerhouses are served from this terminal by Lufthansa. It’s often business travellers who fly out with the German carrier to Frankfurt and Munich.
Singapore is a fabulously exotic and very clean city, easily reached on Singapore Airlines’ daily flight from Terminal 2.
South African Airways
Johannesburg is South Africa’s edgiest city. Vibrant and full of things to do, take South African Airways to the city and use it as a base for that once in a lifetime safari adventure.
United are one of America’s best loved airlines and from Terminal 2 they will take you to USA’s most popular cities: New York for Times Square and the Statue of Liberty, Los Angeles for Hollywood, Chicago for the Great Lakes, San Francisco’s Golden gate Bridge and of course the museums of the nation’s capital, Washington.
As Heathrow Airport’s newest terminal, named for the Queen, Terminal Two has probably the most comprehensive facilities of any airport in Europe. Only half of it is currently built with the second phase due to be finished in the early 2020s. Ultimately over 30m passengers are expected to use the new terminal.
Arriving passengers will enter the terminal on Level 1 after passing through passport control. Ahead of you are eight fully automated, state of the art baggage reclaim carousels and beyond them the access to the arrivals hall. First you’ll see World Duty Free on your left where you’ll be able to buy discounted gifts on arrival saving you having to carry them from departures at your airport of origin.
Once in the public area of the arrivals hall, WH Smith and Boots Chemist will be on your right whilst if you are in need of refreshment you’ll need to head left to the end of the hall to find M & S Food as well as Caffe Nero. If you need any information about the terminal or indeed any information about London and the UK, all you need will be found in the information circle next to the Excess Baggage Company.
Those who aren’t in a hurry can use the facilities of the Arrivals Lounge or for those with a little more cash, the Plaza Premium Lounge may be more salubrious. Don’t forget that from the moment you’re in the terminal, you can access free Wi-Fi at the network name _Heathrow Wi-Fi.
To leave the airport, take the lift or escalator down to the ground floor level. Car hire isn’t in the terminal, instead you’ll need to take a shuttle bus to the agents’ offices. To the right in the second row of bus stops you’ll find the bus for on airport car hire – this includes rentals from Avis, Budget, Europcar, National, Alamo, Enterprise and Hertz. For car hire off site, go to the middle of the last row of bus lanes and get the bus for Dollar, Thrifty and Sixt rentals.