London Heathrow Airport

General information

Where is London Heathrow Airport?

London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and Europe, situated in the west of London. 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. All terminals are easily accessible by public transport and car, from the M4 and M25 motorways. 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. London Heathrow Airport has two runways. A third runway will be opened in 2025, at the expense of Harmondsworth and Sipson.


Airport Map



The distance from London Heathrow Airport to the centre of London is 27 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of London.

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

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from London Heathrow Airport by public transport. 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.



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)


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.


Premier Inn Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, Heathrow

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.


Sofitel London Heathrow, Heathrow

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.


Park Inn by Radisson London Heathrow, Heathrow

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.


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.


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.


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!


Tower of London Ticket with Crown Jewels Exhibition

Visit the Tower of London and see the famous building that has served as a fortress, palace, and prison.


London: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames

Indulge in one of England's best traditions and enjoy a 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea cruise along the River Thames, seeing some of the city’s most historic buildings, while enjoying a pot of tea, served alongside a selection of delicate sandwiches and cakes.

Tour & transport

Harry Potter: Warner Brothers Studio Tour and Transfers

Take the bus from central London for this magical full-day tour of the Warner Brothers Studio. Go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film sets to explore the enchanting props and costumes, and walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters.


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