London Heathrow Airport

General information

London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and Europe, mainly used by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. The airport has four terminals (T2, T3, T4, T5) and two runways. A third runway will be opened in 2025, at the expense of Harmondsworth and Sipson.

Location

Where is London Heathrow Airport situated?

Heathrow Airport is situated in the west of London. All terminals are easily accessible by public transport and car, from the M4 and M25 motorways.

How many terminals has London Heathrow Airport?

Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 are located in the centre of the airport complex, Terminal 4 is on the southern side and Terminal 5 on the western side. London Heathrow’s newest terminal is Terminal 2 (The Queen’s Terminal), it opened in June 2014. Terminal 1 has been closed since June 2015.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from London Heathrow Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.

Airport Distance
London City Airport 35km
London Gatwick Airport 40km
London Luton Airport 46km
London Stansted Airport 67km
London Southend Airport 80km
Southampton Airport 85km
Birmingham Airport 140km
Bristol Airport 157km
East Midlands Airport 163km

Transportation

Car

The distance from London Heathrow Airport to the centre of London is 27 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of London.

From LHR Airport to London City centre by Car
27 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from London Heathrow Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from London Heathrow Airport you can travel by train and metro. Visit the London Heathrow Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from London Heathrow Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of London is about £ 70.-. Book your taxi at London Heathrow Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From LHR Airport to London City centre by Taxi
27 km
45 min
£ 70.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At London Heathrow Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Enterprise, Budget, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

London Heathrow Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at London Heathrow Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at London Heathrow Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at London Heathrow Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to London Heathrow Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at London Heathrow Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • British Airways (BA)
  • Virgin Atlantic (VS)
  • United Airlines (UA)
  • Delta Air Lines (DL)
  • American Airlines (AA)

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near London Heathrow Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

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Premier Inn Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, Hillingdon

Premier Inn Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 is set in Heathrow and offers direct access into the airport terminal via a covered walkway. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar.

luxury

Sofitel London Heathrow, Hillingdon

The Sofitel Heathrow has direct access to Terminal 5 via a covered walkway. It has a modern health spa, a 24-hour gym, 2 bars and 2 restaurants. Central London can be reached with direct train services from Heathrow Airport.

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Park Inn by Radisson London Heathrow, Hillingdon

Less than 500 metres from Heathrow Airport terminals 1 - 3, Park Inn by Radisson London Heathrow has free high-speed WiFi, modern, spacious rooms, and a fitness centre including cardio and weight equipment, as well as an indoor pool.

Hotels in London

Looking for the best hotels in London? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

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citizenM Tower of London, London

citizenM Tower of London is located directly above Tower Hill Underground Station. Offering spectacular views on the river Thames, Tower of London and Tower Bridge, citizenM offers 370 luxury fitted rooms and a food and beverages available 24/7.

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The May Fair Hotel, London

The May Fair Hotel opened in 1927 and this luxurious 5-star hotel is situated in the heart of Mayfair, surrounded by the parks, theatres and attractions of London’s West End.

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Amba Hotel Marble Arch, London

Located at the west end Oxford Street and just 2 minutes' walk from Hyde Park, Amba Hotel Marble Arch (formerly the Thistle Marble Arch) boasts unlimited, fast, free WiFi, a free minibar in every room and Nespresso® machines in all rooms.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near London Heathrow Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

Skip-the-Line London Zoo Ticket

Skip the line at London Zoo! With over 720 animal species, exciting and innovative new exhibits and heritage buildings almost as famous as their inhabitants, it's a great day out in London for visitors of all ages. Gorillas, penguins and more await!

Activity

Madame Tussauds London

Accept your exclusive invitation to Madame Tussauds London. Star in immersive experiences like The Voice and Star Wars and get up close and personal with more than 300 lifelike wax figures of your favorite celebrities.

Tour & transport

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around the muggle world of London. Meet your guide in Soho and find out which House you belong in, then visit Diagon Alley, Platform 9 ¾, and more.

Reviews

  1 review

Have you visited London Heathrow Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about London Heathrow Airport and gave a score of 4 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

By Kai
Written 2 months ago

Because the airport has seperate terminals, it doesn't feel like the airport is that large but if you need to transfer from one terminal to another, it could take a while. Airport buildings that I visited are modern and easy to navigate in.

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