How to get on the road fast & easy from Heathrow

As the second busiest airport in the world, Heathrow airport is an easy gateway to the UK. Many major airlines use the airport, so finding a cheap flight into London will be a piece of cake. From the airport, it’s easy to reach the city (on public transport) but also to pick up your car, motorhome or campervan. Hiring one from Spaceships is the fast, easy and cheap way to go.

An easy start of your UK road trip

From Heathrow to Hayes by train

Getting to/from Heathrow airport is easy by train

The biggest advantage of arriving at Heathrow airport is the many airlines you can choose from.

Also, Heathrow has excellent train, subway and bus connections to car rental depots, the city and beyond. For instance, it’s only a 6-minute train ride to the Spaceships London depot. And from there you’ll be on the M4 motorway in no time.

Have a look at Heathrow’s journey planner to see for yourself how easy it is to get to and from the airport.

What are my rental options when arriving at London Heathrow airport?

People carrier or campervan hire from Heathrow Airport can be very expensive. But at Spaceships we are able to offer significantly lower rates than the companies based within Heathrow airport itself.

Our depot is easily accessible from all of Heathrow’s terminals by train. From the central station (at terminals 1, 2 & 3) the train takes just 6 minutes and from our local train station Hayes & Harlington. From there it’s just a 2-minute walk to our depot in Hayes (London).

The benefit of being located close to the M4 motorway is you won’t have to deal with any central London traffic once you pick up your people carrier hire. If you are not used to driving a people carrier, motorhome or campervan we can provide a demonstration. The roads around our depot are nice and quiet, so you can get some practice before hitting the motorway!

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Getting from Heathrow to Spaceships rentals

Hop on the Heathrow Connect train to Hayes & Harlington. This train runs every 30 minutes and it's only a 6-minutes train ride to our depot. You can also take the bus (140) from Heathrow Central bus terminal to Hayes & Harlington Station. That will only take 15 minutes. This bus runs every 10 - 12 minutes.

From the station (Hayes), turn left onto Station Road, then turn left (first one) onto Nestles Ave. Walk for 2 minutes and you'll see our depot on the left.

Campervan hire from Heathrow

We have a wide range of campervan and camping cars to choose from. Our vehicles range from the original, orange Spaceships (2-berth) campervans to the innovative Voyager (sleeps 4 to 5 people). And in between de new Volkswagen camping cars.

They are all well-maintained vehicles packed with unique features, so you can enjoy your road trip in the UK or Europe even more. Spaceships drive like a car and sleep like a campervan. Compare our range of vehicles and see which one fits your travel plans best.

Motorhome hire from Heathrow

Looking for a bigger and more luxurious vehicle for your family holiday? Our London depot (close to Heathrow airport) also has a range of luxury 4-berth or practical 7-berth motorhomes. Adria motorhomes with central heating, a well-designed kitchen and a bathroom with shower and toilet. Perfect for year-round travel around the UK & Europe. And all available for hire from our London depot, close to Heathrow airport. Have a look at the specifications of our motorhomes.

Car (people carrier) hire from Heathrow

A people carrier is the perfect car for your festival road trip. It can seat 8 people, making it an extremely cheap way to travel. And picking up your people carrier from Heathrow is easy. It’s just a 6-minute train ride to Spaceships HQ in Hayes, London.

See the specifications of the people carrier… Or have a look at the many festivals in the UK and start planning your road trip.