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London Heathrow Airport

Before you fly guide
LHR (IATA) United Kingdom

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many things around the world have changed in the travel industry. Follow the official instructions issued by the Government before you decide to travel. These restrictions may change overnight, so stay updated right until the date of your departure. UK foreign travel advice for United Kingdom

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many things around the world have changed in the travel industry. Follow the official instructions issued by the Government before you decide to travel. These restrictions may change overnight, so stay updated right until the date of your departure. UK foreign travel advice for United Kingdom

London Heathrow Airport is currently the busiest airport in Europe and 7th busiest in the world. The airport, opened in 1946, is located 22km west from London City. There are more than 80 million passengers passing through this airport every year.

London Heathrow is a hub to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from where passengers can access 80 different airlines to 180 destinations in 85 countries.

The airport is a modern facility with many shops, restaurants, cafes and multiple charging stations (before and after security) or lounges.

The airport is open 24/7, however Terminals 2 and 4 might be closing its transit zones overnight.

To find out which terminal your flight departs from, check the airport’s official page.

London Heathrow Airport Transit

Catching a connecting flight at huge airports such as London Heathrow Airport might seem a bit scary but all routes here are well navigated and even transportation between terminals is well managed. However, allow extra time during your connections as the airport might get busier during peak hours.If you bought your flights on the same ticket and just transferring,  the Flight Connection buses which will take you to your departure terminal without leaving the passenger-only area. See the official guiding video.If you’ve booked two flights separately, in most cases you’ll need to pick up your checked bags and check-in for your connecting flight. If so, simply exit through Arrivals and check-in at Departures.LHR has got 4 Terminals with a bus and train shuttle between them.Terminal 2 - Terminal 3

  • Walk via the pedestrian underpass. Journey time is about 10 minutes
Terminal 2 or Terminal 3 - Terminal 4 and 5
  • Free shuttle trains run between Heathrow Central station (Terminals 2 and 3) and Terminal 4 or Terminal 5 every 20 minutes. Journey time is about 20 minutes
  • You may also use a London Underground train (free if you are a holder of London Oyster card or a contactless payment card (will not be charged). Journey time is about 16 minutes
Terminal 4 - Terminal 5
  • There is a free shuttle bus number 482 or 490 (destination  Heathrow Terminal 5) from Bus stop 7. The journey takes about 20 minutes
  • In the other direction, the buses will show the following destinations: Bus 482 - Southall Town Hall, Bus 490 - Pools on the Park
  

London Heathrow Airport Transfer

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Terminal 2 – Arrivals, next to lifts for Heathrow Express. Terminal 3 – Arrivals. Terminal 4 – Arrivals and Mezzanine levels. Terminal 5 – Arrivals near UK arrivals. Rates: £7.50 (3 hours), £12.50 (24 hours), £20 (48 hours), £27.50 (72 hours). Open 5:00 - 23:00. Left Baggage