London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Flights – final boarding calls
Frequenly Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Which is the cheapest way to get from Heathrow to Central London?
- Which is the fastest way to get from Heathrow to Central London?
- Where can I pick up an Uber?
- How to get Free Wi-Fi access?
- Is it possible to buy a SIM card at the airport?
- Where can I find exchange currency services and ATMs?
- How long does it take to change terminals at Heathrow?
- Is there any transportation service between Heathrow and other London airports?
- Where is the Lost and Found desk?
- Left luggage services at Heathrow?
- Are there hotels within the Terminals?
- Where can I find 24-hour food options?
- Is there a free parking option?
London Heathrow airport (IATA: LHR), is the main airport in the UK and the busiest in Europe (80.8 million passengers in 2019), operating with all continents through a large number of air lines.
It is located 25 km (15 miles) west of Central London (See Map).
Hotels inside the airport and nearby
Hotel reservation desks are located in the Arrivals of each terminal. Aerotel (Terminal 3) is connected to Terminal 3 Arrivals. Hilton (Terminal 4), YOTEL (Terminal 4), Sofitel (Terminal 5) and many hotels nearby.
Heathrow airport consists of 4 terminals open 24 hours a day. Terminal 2 (aKa Queen’s Terminal) and 3 are connected by a covered path, and free trains are available every 15-20 minutes to buildings 4 and 5. To get from Terminal 4 to 5 you must take the bus 482 or 490.
The airport has a wide variety of restaurants, fast food and cafeterias (some coffee shops are open 24 hours a day in terminals 2, 4 and 5 in pre-security, public zones). In addition, you can find a wide variety of shops and duty free, such as Beauty and fragrance, Books and magazines, Fashion and accessories, Food and wine, Technology and entertainment, Toys, gifts and souvenirs, Travel essentials, Watches and Jewellery. Currency exchange agencies, banking services, convenience stores, VIP lounges, Baby change facilities, Prayer Rooms and Chapel, Lost and found office, luggage storage services, luggage wrapping services and trolleys, ambulances, pharmacies, Play areas at Terminals 2, 4 and 5, etc. are also available.
Private and Public Transportation
Regular taxis and vans (up to 8 passengers) and ride-share apps such as Uber and others. Fare to Central London ranges from £35-£60. Taxi ranks are upon arrivals. Uber pick up zone is in short-term parking lot area. See more
The tube has three stations on London Underground’s Piccadilly Line, one for Terminals 2 & 3, one for Terminal 4 and Terminal 5. (journey time 50 to 60 m to Central London. Single fare £6.00. With Oyster Card from £3.10 to £5.10.
Many bus services connect the airport with Central London, other cities and airports. National Express coach services operate out of the Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station, to and from central London (Victoria station) in 40 – 70 min (with Oyster card from £3,10 to £5,10 or £6,00 cash), Gatwick airport (from £25) in 1h05 m and destinations all over the UK. The central bus station is located between Terminals 2 and 3, is open 24 hours and is well sign posted.
The non-stop Heathrow Express departs every 15 minutes to London Paddington between 5:10 am and 11:50 pm. Journey time 15 min. (from £22). In addition, several regular train services runs also to Central London and the surroundings, with several stops but cheaper. TFL rail (from £10.10) runs to Paddington station in Central London in 30 – 35 minutes.
Several companies have counters in all terminals.
SEARCH FOR A CAR
Short term, long term, Valet Parking, Meet & Greet, Business and Pod, are the alternatives of parking at the airport. Car parking spaces can be reserved for the disabled, garage and open air lots. Free bus service for the farthest areas. Car parks can be booked up to 24 hours before your arrival time at the car park. SuperSaver and Leisure Special products must be booked further in advance.
Passengers with special needs
Personalized assistance and facilities for passengers with special needs
Airlines at Heathrow airport
Locate your airline’s check-in counters.