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London Heathrow Airport

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London Heathrow serves some 180 destinations in more than 90 countries.

London Heathrow Airport or Heathrow (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), located in the London Borough of Hillingdon, is the largest and busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is the third busiest airport in the world in terms of total passenger traffic and it handles more international passengers than any other airport in the world. It is also the busiest airport in the European Union in terms of passenger traffic and the second busiest in terms of traffic movements.

Travel Between Terminals:

Fast, convenient transfers are available between Heathrow Airport's four terminals.

Terminals 1 and 3 are a short walk from each other. Terminals 4 and 5 are linked by free trains and buses.


A number of hotels are linked directly to the terminal and can be reached on foot in minutes from check-in or arrivals.

Travel to & from Heathrow:


Heathrow is a large and busy airport, so it's a good idea to know where you need to be before you travel. Each terminal offers dedicated parking and different transport options so the best way to guarantee a stress-free arrival is to know which terminal you're flying from Heathrow before you leave home. Your airline should tell you which building you will be departing from.

Heathrow Airport is 15 miles west of central London and easily accessible from the M4 and M25 motorways.

If you are looking to park at the airport, there are a number of options open to you. Whether you are looking for cheap airport parking at Heathrow or the nearest car park to your terminal, the offical website have options to suit you.

BAA is the airport operator and official Heathrow parking provider - no one sells the parking cheaper. Book online at our Heathrow parking website.

All forecourts are drop-off only - just follow the signs for departures and use the outside lane (except Terminal 5, where both lanes are used on the departures forecourt).

If you are picking up, please use the Short Stay Car Parks. Please note charges apply.


Heathrow Express:

Heathrow Express offers the fastest journey between the airport and central London.

Non-stop trains run every 15 minutes. The journey between Heathrow Central and London Paddington takes 15 minutes (a few minutes more for Terminals 4 or 5).


London Underground's Piccadilly Line provides the most cost-effective rail route between Heathrow Airport and the capital.

Journey time is under an hour and you shouldn't have to wait longer than ten minutes for a train, even off-peak.

Heathrow Connect:

Heathrow Connect's stopping service to London Paddington links the airport with local stations in west London.

Modern, air-conditioned trains run every 30 minutes. The journey between Heathrow Central rail station and Paddington takes about 25 minutes (travel to Terminal 4 or 5 takes a few minutes more).

Bus & Coach:

Frequent buses and coaches link Heathrow Airport with destinations across Britain


Travelling by taxi from Heathrow offers the flexible way of getting into London or beyond. At Heathrow Airport they endorse three distinct fully licensed services. Whether it's a classic black cab, private hire car or the charm of a personal chauffeur service, there is something that suits all your needs.

Contact Details:

Heathrow Airport Limited,
The Compass Centre,
Nelson Road,

Telephone: +44 (0)844 335 1801