London Heathrow Airport
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.
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 does London Heathrow Airport have?
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.
Does London Heathrow Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?
Yes, the airport has two different types of Automated People Movers. One of them is the Terminal 5 Transit, this APM connects the main building of terminal 5, where you can find the A-gates, with the B-gates in Concourse B and the C-gates in Concourse C. In addition, the airport has a person rapid transfer system which is called the ULTra. This ULTra system has small pod-vehicles which can bring people from Terminal 5 to Parking A or Parking B.
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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 Londres City centre by Car
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.
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 Londres City centre by Taxi
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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
- Virgin Atlantic
- United Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- American Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Things to do
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