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Map of the London Zipzone for Flex and Heathrow T5

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How it works - heading to the airport

Getting to T5 with Flex is easy. Just follow these simple steps.

  • Reserve
  • Navigate
  • Arrive
  • Park
  • End Trip
  • reserve a zipcar flex icon

    Open the Zipcar app and reserve your nearest Flex car (up to 15 mins ahead of time).

     

     

  • Navigate to the airport in a Zipcar flex icon

    Navigate

    Navigate and drive to the Short Stay Car Park at Heathrow Terminal 5. 

    When approaching Terminal 5, follow the signs for "Avis Budget Returns.

  • Arriving at the airport in a zipcar flex icon

    Arriving at the airport

    At the car park, follow the signs for Avis Budget Drop Off which will take you to Level 4. Don't worry about getting a ticket upon entry, the barriers will automatically rise.

     

  • Parking at the airport icon

    Parking at the airport

    Drive and stop the car in the clearly marked and branded Returns Line next to the Avis Budget office on level 4. 

  • Ending your trip icon

    Ending Your Trip

    End your trip in the app by returning the keys to the glove box, exiting the car, tapping 'Lock Car' and then 'End Trip'. Do not give the keys to a member of Avis staff as they cannot end your trip for you. Then follow the signs to the departures on level 5 just a few minutes walk away. Bon voyage! 

     

    *Please note: an additional £5 airport fee applies to any trips to and from Heathrow T5

Map of Terminal 5 Roads and Car Park

How it works - leaving the airport

Have you landed at T5 and want to beat the taxi queue and drive straight home? Consider picking up a Flex car.

  • Reserve
  • Find
  • Unlock
  • Drive
  • End Trip
  • reserve a zipcar flex icon

    Reserve

    When you're within 15 minutes of exiting the terminal (such as waiting for your bags), open the Zipcar app and reserve an available Flex car for your trip back to the Zipzone. They'll appear in the app within the Short Stay Car Park directly opposite the Terminal 5 building.

     

    Please note: an additional £5 airport fee applies to any trips to and from Heathrow T5 in a Zipcar Flex.

  • Find your zipcar icon

    Find

    Follow the signs within the terminal to the Avis Budget area on Level 4 of the car park.

  • Unlock car icon

    Unlock

    Upon arriving at Level 4, you'll see a number of clearly branded Zipcar spaces in the back right hand corner- check the number plate to see which one you've reserved. Unlock with the app as usual.

  • Drive from the airport icon

    Drive

    Set off on your journey home! The exit barriers will open without a ticket as the number plate is automatically recognised. 

  • Ending your trip icon

    End Trip

    Remember, you can only drop off in the Zipzone, so double check before you drive that you will be parking in the right area.  Check here to learn about the Zipzone.  

     

    *Please note: an additional £5 airport fee applies to any trips to and from Heathrow T5

Map of Car Park for Flex

Off on holiday?

Couple heading to the airport icon

Zipcar Flex - the quick & easy option

Jack and Laura live in Islington and are booked on an early morning flight for their couples trip to Spain. They were planning on using Addison Lee to get out to the airport but are keen to make sure they have maximum spending money for their holiday. 

Jack and Laura can eliminate this worry, and start their weekend off stress free by choosing to use Zipcar Flex to drive themselves to Heathrow T5.

 

 
 
Cost
Time
Flex Saving

Zipcar Flex

Cost

£24.25

Time

85 mins

(28.9 miles)

Flex Saving

64%

Addison Lee

Cost

£67.90

Time

85 mins

(28.9 miles)

Flex Saving

*Addison Lee fare estimates taken from Addison Lee app based off drive to Heathrow Terminal 5 from N1 2BN. Fares calculated for midday trip on 13.04.18. Please note: an additional £5 airport fee applies to any trips to and from Heathrow T5 in a Zipcar Flex.

Heading back to the office?

Businessman heading home from airport image

Zipcar Flex - the quick & cheaper option

Matt and Norbert have just landed at Heathrow T5 after being overseas for work. Their office is in Earlsfield and they usually catch an Uber there - costing around £44. To save the company some money they decided to use Zipcar Flex to drive themselves back to the office- smart move. 

 

 
 
Cost
Time
Flex Saving

Zipcar Flex

Cost

£17

Time

50 mins

(20 miles)

Flex Saving

61%

Uber

Cost

£44

Time

50 mins

(20 miles)

Flex Saving

*Uber estimates taken from Uber app based off trip from Heathrow Terminal 5 to SW18 4SW. Fares calculated for midday fare on 11.04.18. Please note: an additional £5 airport fee applies to any trips to and from Heathrow T5 in a Zipcar Flex.

Flex your way

simple pay-as-you-go rates for maximum flexibility

Flex by the minute

By the minute

perfect for saving you money on short trips around the city

VW Polo - 29p per minute.

VW e-Golf - 31p per minute.

Flex by the hour

By the hour

we cap the rates to keep costs of longer trips down

VW Polo - £12 per hour.

VW e-Golf - £14 per hour.

Please note: an additional £5 airport fee applies to any trips to and from Heathrow T5 in a Zipcar Flex.

Flex by the day

By the day

daily cap exclusive to the VW Polo

Kicking in at 6 hours for reservations in the Polo, you'll never pay more than £72 per 24 hour period.

The e-Golf is suited for shorter trips around the city, with per minute and per hour rates only.