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One Way Zipcar to Heathrow Terminal 5

Take a Zipcar Flex to and from Terminal 5. A Flex is the hassle-free way to start your trip away for work or play. And even with the extra £7.50 airport fee, you’ll still save on parking or airport transfers.
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Why take a Flex?

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Save money

Even with the £7.50 airport charge for Heathrow, taking a Zipcar Flex to or from Heathrow will be cheaper than private taxi or ride hail.

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On your own terms

Early flight? Packed one too many bags? Get to and from the airport on your own terms, hassle free.

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Share the journey

Travel with friends, colleagues and family – and help take one more car off the road (the trees will thank us).

Our home at Heathrow Terminal 5

On 1st April we moved our Heathrow operation to an off-airport location at the Holiday Inn, Bath Road. The new location requires a short, free bus journey to get to Terminal 5. The bus journey takes less than 10 minutes and buses will be operating at all times of the day. There will be three buses running between 4am and midnight, so you shouldn’t need to wait longer than 5 minutes at the airport terminal for a bus. Outside of these hours, a bus will operate on an on-demand basis. To pick up from Terminal 5 during this time, please call the number displayed at bus stop 25 and the bus will come to collect you.

 

Arriving at the airport

 

Zipcar Heathrow Drop off and pick up location Holiday Inn Bath Road

 

1. Navigate

Head to the Holiday Inn, Bath Road car park behind the hotel. You should see the Avis cabin and shuttle bus on arrival. 

2. End your trip

Use your app to end the trip. Do not give your keys to the Avis staff – they can’t end the trip for you.

3. Transfer

There will be an Avis, Budget & Zipcar branded bus that will drop you off immediately outside of the arrivals level of Heathrow Terminal 5. 

Leaving the airport

 

Zipcar Heathrow Drop off and pick up location Holiday Inn Bath Road

 

1. Transfer

When you arrive at Terminal 5, head to bus stop 25. There will be an Avis, Budget & Zipcar branded bus. If you arrive between midnight and 4am, call the number at the bus stop for our on-demand service.

2. Reserve and find

Once you're at the bus stop, check for availability, reserve your Flex in-app and get on the bus. 

3. Unlock and drive

Unlock the car with your app, find the keys in the glovebox and off you go. You can only drop off in the Zipzone, so double-check you can end your trip where you're heading.

We're flexible

Simple, flexible, pay as you go rates that will save you a bundle. Don’t forget, for trips to and from Heathrow there’s a £7.50 airport fee.

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By the minute

Great for saving money on trips to the airport.

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By the hour

An hourly cap applies from 45 minutes. It starts at £14 for the hour, depending on your plan, to keep the cost down.

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By the day

Kicking in at 9 hours for Flex vehicles, you'll be able to take the cars from £105 a day.

Heathrow Drop-off Pick-up FAQs

As we move to a new location at Holiday Inn Bath Road, we want to ensure that members have all of their questions answered.

How long is the bus journey?

Under 10 minutes.

How often are the buses?

Shuttle buses will run every 6-8 minutes between 4am and midnight, transporting customers to the Holiday Inn and back. Outside of these hours a bus will operate on an on-demand basis – picking up or dropping off as needed. To pick up from Terminal 5 during this time, simply call the number displayed at bus stop 25 and the bus will come to collect you.

How many buses are there?

There will be 3 buses running between 4am and midnight, ensuring that the wait for customers at the airport terminal should be no longer than 5 minutes. Outside of these hours, the wait may be slightly longer as one bus will operate on an on-demand basis only. To pick up from Terminal 5 during this time, simply call the number displayed at bus stop 25 and the bus will come to collect you.

Will you extend the hold times on the app?

We won’t be extending the hold times on the app, but as the trip from the bus stop to the Holiday Inn is less than 10 minutes we advise booking a car once you are at the bus stop. If you want to extend your hold time you can do it for an additional 15, 30 or 60 minutes for a fee:

  • 15 minutes - £2
  • 30 minutes - £4
  • 60 minutes - £8 

Will the bus drop off at other terminals?

The bus will only serve Terminal 5.