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Parking at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is located 15 miles west of central London. You can reach Heathrow via the M4 and M25 motorways. For directions to Heathrow airport, enter the following pin codes on your Sat-Nav:

Terminal 2: TW6 1EW

Terminal 3: TW6 1QG

Terminal 4: TW6 3XA

Terminal 5: TW6 2GA

Parking at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport has a range of parking options. If you are going to Heathrow by car, you can pre-book a parking space at the official Heathrow car park. The other options for booking a parking at Heathrow are through car parking websites such as Purple Parking and Airport Parking and Hotels. Purple parking has five car parks at Heathrow, located within a 6-mile radius of the airport.

Heathrow Meet and Greet Parking

Heathrow Meet and Greet Parking gives you the convenience of valet parking, and is ideal if you are pressed for time, or if you have a lot of luggage, or if you have young children travelling with you. The Meet and Greet Parking service must be booked in advance, so ensure that you have booked a parking space with your chosen parking vendor before reaching the airport. The Heathrow Meet and Greet service is available from 05:00 to 22:30 hours.

Heathrow Short Stay Parking

Use Heathrow Short Stay Parking for parking your cars for two hours or more. Heathrow Short

Stay car parks are available at Terminal 2, 3 and 5. You will see adequate signage for the

Heathrow Short Stay parking as you approach the airport. If you use a Sat-Nav, here are the exact locations of the car parks:

Terminal 2

Latitude: +51.47029. Longitude -0.45205

Terminal 3

Latitude: +51.47047. Longitude: -0.45546.

Terminal 4:

Latitude: +51.45857. Longitude: -0.44674.

Terminal 5:

Latitude: +51.47443. Longitude: -0.49087

The parking charges vary with the number of hours your car is parked.

Heathrow Long Stay Parking

Use the Heathrow Long Stay Parking if you are going away for a few days and prefer to drive your own car to the airport. The Long Stay Car Parks at Heathrow are located near Terminals 2,3,4 and 5. The cost for parking your car here is £26 for day 01, followed by £20.50 for every additional 24 hours. The long-stay parking charges are higher when you arrive during peak hours.

Long Stay Parking at Heathrow is free for up to 2 hours, which means you can also use this parking if you are dropping off or picking up someone from the airport.

Heathrow Off-Airport Parking

Purple Parking is a leading parking company that provides airport parking near Heathrow.

Purple Parking Long Stay is located 6 miles from the airport and its Purple Parking Business is located less than 2 miles from the central terminal. Regular shuttle buses are available from the Purple Parking locations to Heathrow airport.

Heathrow Parking Charges

Click on the links below for information on Parking charges at Heathrow:

Heathrow Short Stay Parking Tariff
Heathrow Long Stay Parking Tariff

Heathrow Hotels with Parking

You can also book a hotel close to Heathrow, which offers long-stay, and meet and greet parking services. Your options include budget hotels as well as luxury properties. Depending on the terminal you are travelling to, hotels with parking near Heathrow include Park Inn, Thistle, Radisson Blu, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza. Here are the reviews of all hotels near Heathrow.

Heathrow Airport Frequently Asked Questions:

How to get to Heathrow Airport?

Heathrow Airport is located 15 miles west of central London. You can reach Heathrow Airport by car, rail, underground, bus, coach, taxi, and minicab.

How to get to Heathrow Airport by train?

The best way to travel to Heathrow from central London is via train. The Heathrow Express train departs every 15 minutes from London Paddington, and takes you to Heathrow Airport in 15 minutes.

Who owns Heathrow Airport?

Heathrow Airport is owned by Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited (formerly BAA).

What airlines fly from Heathrow Airport?

Heathrow is the world’s busiest international airport with 80 airlines flying to more than 180 destinations in 84 countries. Major airlines that fly from Heathrow include British Airways, Emirates, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American Airlines, Qatar Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

What is the Heathrow postcode?

The Heathrow Airport postcode is TW6 2GW.

When to check in at Heathrow Airport?

The general check-in timing at Heathrow Airport is as following –

  • Long-haul flights:  3 hours prior to scheduled departure
  • European flights:  2 hours before scheduled departure
  • UK and Ireland flights: 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure

When is Heathrow Airport open?

Heathrow Airport is open 24 hours a day, all through the year.

When was Heathrow Airport built?

Heathrow Airport was built as a privately owned aerodrome in 1930. It became a civil airport in 1946.

Can you smoke at Heathrow Airport?

Smoking is permitted only at designated zones outside the Heathrow terminal. However, once you have cleared security you are not allowed to smoke. There is an e-smoking lounge located at International Departures at Terminal 4.