London Heathrow (LHR)

United Kingdom


United Kingdom Airport - London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Full name: London Heathrow Airport
Location: The airport is situated 15 miles (24km) west of London.
Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +44 8700 000 123.
Transfer between terminals: Terminal 1 is no longer in use. Terminals 2 and 3 are within walking distance of each other, with an average walking time of 11 minutes from one end to the other. Terminals 4 and 5 are connected via the free Heathrow Express train. Allow around 15 minutes for the journey time between terminals.
Getting to the city: The quickest way into London is on the Heathrow Express train, which leaves every 15 minutes for Paddington station, takes 15 minutes, and costs £22 if booked online or at a ticket machine, or £27 on-board, if travelling during off-peak times. Paddington has good connections to the other London railway stations and all parts of London via the London Underground. Heathrow is also on the Piccadilly underground line, which takes passengers into central London in around 50 minutes. The National Express coach service runs to central London and other towns and cities throughout the UK.
Car Rental: Car rental options include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: London's black taxis service Heathrow Airport; the journey time to central London is around 30-60 minutes, depending on traffic. Taxis are metered, the fare from Heathrow Airport to Central London will cost around £48-£90. Taxis are available from outside each terminal.
Facilities: There are numerous shops, bars and restaurants, ATMs, currency exchange facilities, left luggage facilities, pharmacies and postal services in all terminals. A spa offering massages is located in Terminal 5. There are VIP Lounges in Terminals 2 and 3. There are multi-faith prayer rooms in each terminal and St George's Chapel is located close to the central bus station between Terminals 2 and 3. There are shower facilities located in Terminal 3.
Parking: Short-term parking is available adjacent to the airport. A free shuttle service links the terminals and the long-term and business car parks. Valet parking is also available at all terminals.
Airport Hotels: There are several hotels connected directly to the airport, including the Sofitel London Heathrow, which connects to Terminal 5, and the Hilton London Heathrow Airport near Terminal 4. Terminal 4 also offers Yotels, Japanese-inspired capsule hotel rooms with ensuite bathrooms, internet access and entertainment centres. Prices start at £38 for four hours. The Hotel Reservation Centre has desks in each terminal, and assists with bookings and transportation.
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London Heathrow Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.