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
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 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.
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:
Latitude: +51.47029. Longitude -0.45205
Latitude: +51.47047. Longitude: -0.45546.
Latitude: +51.45857. Longitude: -0.44674.
Latitude: +51.47443. Longitude: -0.49087
The parking charges vary with the number of hours your car is parked.
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.
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.
Click on the links below for information on Parking charges at Heathrow:Heathrow Short Stay Parking Tariff
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 is located 15 miles west of central London. You can reach Heathrow Airport by car, rail, underground, bus, coach, taxi, and minicab.
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.
Heathrow Airport is owned by Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited (formerly BAA).
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.
The Heathrow Airport postcode is TW6 2GW.
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
Heathrow Airport is open 24 hours a day, all through the year.
Heathrow Airport was built as a privately owned aerodrome in 1930. It became a civil airport in 1946.
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.