London Heathrow Airport
Greater London TW6, United Kingdom
IATA airport code: LHR
Also known as Heathrow Airport.
Where is London Heathrow Airport?
London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and Europe, situated west of London. Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 are located on the northern side of the airport, Terminal 4 is located 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.
What is the distance from London Heathrow Airport to the centre of London?
The distance between the airport (Terminals 1-2-3) and central London is 17 miles or 27 kilometres. If you are lucky you can cover this distance in half an hour. However, in most cases it takes more time.
Which airlines fly to and from London Heathrow Airport?
- British Airways
- Virgin Atlantic
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Aer Lingus
How to get from London Heathrow Airport to London?
Public transport – Train (London, Paddington Station)
The fastest travel option between London Heathrow Airport and central London is offered by Heathrow Express. You can catch the train at the stations of Terminal 2-3 and Terminal 5. Terminal 4 is not on the route; to make use of the Heathrow Express you first have to take the free transfer to Terminal 2-3 (travel time 4 minutes). Every 15 minutes, the Heathrow Express runs between the airport and Paddington Station. The journey time is 15 minutes from Terminal 2-3 and 21 minutes from Terminal 5. Tickets are available through the website, ticket vending machines and ticket offices. Prices are £ 21.50 for a single ticket and £ 35.00 for a return. It’s also possible to buy a ticket on board, but then prices are higher: £ 26.50 for a single ticket and £ 40.00 for a return. Please consult website and timetable Heathrow Express for more information. The other train service called Heathrow Connect follows the same route, but makes more stops along the way, thereby making the journey to last longer. A ride from the airport (Terminal 2-3) to Paddington Station takes 27 minutes, travel time to London Heathrow Airport is 32 minutes. The Heathrow Connect runs less frequently: twice an hour. The train service stops at the station of Terminal 4 in contrast to the Heathrow Express, but not at the station of Terminal 5. A single fare ticket to Paddington Station costs £ 10.10 for adults, the price is £ 5.00 for children from 5 up to 15 years. Please consult website and timetable Heathrow Connect for more information.
Public transport – Metro (London, Piccadilly Circus Station)
The cheapest way to get into the centre London is the tube (London Underground). The airport has three metro stations, Terminals 1-2-3, Terminal 4 and Terminal 5, all of them connected to the dark blue Piccadilly line. A ride from London Heathrow Airport to Piccadilly Circus Station in central London takes about 50 minutes; the metro runs every 5 minutes. The price depends on which type of ticket you use: a paper TravelCard or a plastic Oyster Card (here’s an explanation of public transport in London). These options are cheaper than a single ticket. The price of a single ticket is £ 6.00 (zones 1-6). Please consult timetable Piccadilly line for more information.
How much does a taxi cost from your front door to London Heathrow Airport?
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How much is the taxi fare to and from London?
It is difficult to determine how much a taxi would cost because London is so vast. On average, take into account a price of £ 60 and a travel time of 40 minutes. Make a taxi reservation London Heathrow Airport through TaxiTender, an online booking platform for reliable and reasonable priced airport transfers.
What car rental companies are present at London Heathrow Airport?
Online and at the counters you can rent a car from Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget and Sixt. Compare prices of well-known car rental companies and local suppliers at London Heathrow Airport through EasyTerra Car Rental, save time and book online.
What are the car parking prices at London Heathrow Airport?
You will find parking spaces for Short Stay, Business and Long Stay at Terminal 2-3, Terminal 4 and Terminal 5. The most luxurious options Valet Parking and Meet & Greet Parking are not included in the table below because these are limitedly used. Are you flying from Terminal 5, then you have an additional option: Heathrow Pod Parking Terminal 5. Please check out the full list of parking prices London Heathrow Airport.
|Parking prices||Short Stay||Business||Long Stay|
|60 minutes||£ 6.50||£ 26||£ 26|
|1 day||£ 56||£ 26||£ 26|
|2 days||£ 112||£ 52||£ 46.50|
|3 days||£ 168||£ 78||£ 67|
|1 week||£ 392||£ 182||£ 149|
|2 weeks||£ 784||£ 364||£ 292.50|
|3 weeks||£ 1,176||£ 546||£ 436|
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