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Heathrow Airport in London, United Kingdom, Airport Code
Heathrow Airport London Information
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is the United Kingdom's principal airport serving close to 67 million passengers annually. Heathrow Airport is connected to over 160 destinations worldwide via 90 airlines.
BAA London Heathrow is located 15 miles (24 kms) west of London, and provides excellent connections to England's capital city by road and rail. London Underground 'Tube' trains to Central London leave every five minutes and take under an hour, whilst frequent Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station take just 15 minutes. The M4 motorway provides a fast road link between Heathrow and London.
London Heathrow Airport has four main terminals: the first three terminals are connected by walkways, with Terminal 4 accessible via an Express train service. A new fifth terminal is scheduled to open in 2008, enabling Heathrow to handle up to 90 million passengers. The first complete gate room at Pier 6 was completed in September 2005, one of four gate rooms that will make-up LHR's new 280 metre long glass-fronted building.
Heathrow Airport has introduced Iris Recognition Systems as part of Immigration Control, and is set to begin serving the 500-seater A380 passenger plane in 2006.
London Heathrow Airport provides an unparalleled choice of shops, bars and restaurants; business, family and special needs facilities; car hire, medical assistance and information services; all of these can be seen by clicking on the links to the left.
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Heathrow Airport London Terminal Information
Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are located next to each other at the centre of Heathrow Airport (LHR), whilst Terminal 4 is located to the south of the airport. Terminals offer a wide variety of services and facilities for the airport patrons including restaurants, bars, cafes, Internet access, business facilities and information desks. The terminal areas feature many facilities such as accessible restrooms, telephones for the hearing impaired and special seating areas for passengers with physical disabilities.
All Heathrow's UK and Ireland flights operate from Terminal 1, as well as some European and long-haul destinations. Checking in for all destinations operate from the first floor of Terminal 1.
Check-in area is located on the ground floor. Departures and arrivals are located on the first floor. Self service check-in is available for Air France and Lufthansa.
Check-in area is located on the ground floor of Terminal 2. Departures and arrivals are located on the first floor. Self service check-in is available for British Airways, SAS and Virgin Atlantic.
Check-in area is located on the first floor of the terminal building. Self service check-in is available for British Airways and KLM.
Heathrow Airport London Airline Information
Airport Airline Information
Heathrow Airport (LHR) is the world's busiest international airport. Nearly 90 airlines operate from the four terminals at Heathrow Airport (LHR), serving over 180 destinations in 90 countries.
- Aer Lingus - +44 845 084 4444
- Air Seychelles - +44 1293 596 656
- Bmi British Midland - +44 870 60 70 555
- British Airways - +44 870 850 9850
- British Mediterranean Airways - +44 870 850 9850
- Cyprus Airways - +44 20 8745 7772
- El Al Israel Airlines - +44 20 7957 4100
- Finnair - +44 845 758 1111
- GB Airways - +44 870 850 9850
- Hellas Jet - +44 870 750 8202
- LOT Polish Airlines - +44 845 601 0949
- South African Airways - +44 870 747 1111
- Aeroflot - +44 20 7355 2233
- Air Algerie - +44 20 8750 3300
- Air Astana +44 1293 596 622
- Air France - +44 870 142 4343
- Alitalia - +44 870 544 8259
- Austrian Airlines - +44 845 601 0948
- Bellview Airlines - +44 20 7372 3770
- China Eastern - +44 1293 596 656
- Croatia Airlines - +44 1293 596 656
- CSA Czech Airlines - +44 870 444 3747
- Helios Airways - +44 870 750 2750
- Iberia - +44 870 609 0500
- Icelandair - +44 845 758 1111
- JAT Yugoslav Airlines - +44 20 8745 0899
- Libyan Arab Airlines - +44 20 8750 4066
- Lufthansa - +44 845 773 7747
- Luxair - +44 20 8745 4254
- Malev - +44 870 909 0577
- Olympic Airways - +44 870 606 0460
- Pulkovo - +44 1293 596 656
- Royal Air Maroc - +44 20 7439 4361
- Swiss International Airlines - +44 870 225 5000
- Syrianair - +44 845 601 0956
- TAP Air Portugal - +44 845 601 0932
- Tarom - +44 20 7224 3693
- Tunisair - +44 20 7734 7644
- Uzbekistan Airlines - +44 870 000 0123
- Yemenia Yemen Airways - +44 870 7323 3213
- Air Baltic - +44 870 607 2772
- Air Canada - +44 871 220 1111
- Air China - +44 20 8757 4860
- Air India - +44 20 8560 9996
- Air Jamaica - +44 20 8570 7999
- Air Mauritius - +44 20 7434 4375
- Air New Zealand - +44 20 8741 2299
- All Nippon Airways - +44 20 7224 8866
- American Airlines - +44 845 778 9789
- Biman Bangladesh Airlines - +44 20 7629 0252
- British Airways - +44 870 850 9850
- British West Indian Airways - +44 870 499 2942
- Cathay Pacific Airways - +44 20 8834 8888
- Egypt Air - +44 20 8759 3635
- Emirates - +44 870 243 2222
- Ethiopian Airlines +44 20 8745 4235
- Etihad Airlines - +44 870 241 7121
- Eva Air - +44 20 7380 8300
- Gulf Air - +44 870 777 1717
- Iran Air - +44 870 000 0123
- Japan Airlines - +44 845 774 7700
- Jet Airways - +44 20 7355 2233
- Korean Air - +44 20 8990 9880
- Kuwait Airways - +44 20 8745 7772
- Malaysia Airlines System - +44 870 000 0123
- MEA Middle East Airlines - +44 20 7839 2222
- Pakistan International Airlines - +44 20 8745 7339
- Qatar Airways - +44 20 7896 3636
- Royal Brunei Airlines - +44 20 7584 6660
- Royal Jordanian - +44 20 7878 6300
- SAS - +44 870 60 727 727
- Saudi Arabian Airlines - +44 870 000 0123
- Singapore Airlines - +44 1293 596 656
- Thai Airways International - +44 20 8750 3300
- Turkish Airlines - +44 20 8750 4066
- Turkmenistan Airlines - +44 20 8577 2211
- United Airlines - +44 845 844 4777
- Varig Brazilian Airlines - +44 20 8321 7170
- Virgin Atlantic Airways - +44 870 574 7747
- Air India - +44 20 8560 9996
- Air Malta - +44 845 607 3710
- Asiana Airlines - +44 20 8990 9880
- British Airways - +44 870 850 9850
- British Mediterranean Airways - +44 870 850 9850
- Kenya Airways - +44 20 8745 7856
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines - +44 870 507 4074
- Qantas - +44 870 000 0123
- SN Brussels Airlines - +44 870 735 2345
- Sri Lankan Airlines - +44 20 8538 2000
Heathrow Airport London Car Rental
Heathrow Airport (LHR) provides car rental facilities at each of the four terminals. Companies providing rent-a-car services at the airport include Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National, Alamo, Enterprise and Budget.
Heathrow Airport London Car Parking
Heathrow Airport (LHR) offers four parking options including short-stay, long-stay, business parking and valet parking. Parking for the physically challenged passengers is also available at the airport.
Each of the four terminals at Heathrow Airport (LHR) feature short-stay parking and it is ideal for durations of less than five hours. A fifth short-stay car park is located in the central terminal area. The general height limit for these car parks are 2 metres and vehicles up to 2.6 metres can park on the roof of car park 4 (serving Terminal 4) and on the ground floor of car park 3 (serving Terminals 1, 2 and 3). Discounted weekend rates are also available.
This parking area serves all terminals and it is ideal for longer stays. Travel time from the car park to the terminals is approximately 20 minutes.
This service is available at all four terminals at Heathrow Airport (LHR). Chauffeured Parking Service receptions are located on the terminal forecourts and this service can be pre-booked. The Executive Club members or passengers travelling in a premium cabin can make full use of the British Airways Express Parking service. Receptions are located right outside Terminals 1 and 4.
Business car parks are located closer to the terminals than long-stay car parks and operate a more frequent courtesy coach transfer. Park 1 serves Terminal 1, Pink Elephant Parking serve Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and Park & Fly serves Terminal 4 at the Heathrow Airport (LHR).
Parking for the Physically Challenged
Special parking spaces for the physically challenged (indicated by the blue / orange badge) are available at the Heathrow Airport (LHR).
Heathrow Airport London Ground Transportation
Heathrow Airport (LHR) offers travellers a wide range of ground transportation options. Trains, buses, taxis, the London Underground and special hotel shuttles provide services at the airport.
The Heathrow Express operates between Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Central London . It is the fastest travel option available from the airport and trains run every 15 minutes, every day.
Railair buses operate to and from a number of railway stations which connects an extensive list of UK destinations including South Wales, Northampton , Birmingham , Liverpool, Manchester , Southampton, Portsmouth , Winchester and local railway stations such as Staines, Richmond , Clapham Junction and London Waterloo.
The Heathrow Connect is a train services that operates between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport , every half hour, in both directions, throughout the day.
The London Underground is a cost-effective way of travelling to the heart of London from the Heathrow Airport (LHR). There is one station that serves the central terminal area of Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The underground service to Terminal 4 is currently unavailable due to construction.
The Heathrow Airport (LHR) is served by a number of different coach operators including National Express. Most coaches pick up and set down passengers at the central bus station, which is located close to Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
Heathrow Airport is served by many local buses which operate from the central bus station. Some services also stop at Terminal 4.
London licensed taxis are available from outside each terminal for travel within the city of London . for further information call the following numbers:
Terminal 1 arrivals: + 44 20 8745 7487
Terminal 2 arrivals: + 44 20 8745 5408
Terminal 3 arrivals: + 44 20 8745 4655
Terminal 4 arrivals: + 44 20 8745 7302
The Hotel Hoppa runs terminals 1, 2 and 3 to the hotels situated close to the airport. The Bus and Coach information desk in the arrivals area of Terminals 1, 2 and 3 issue tickets.
The Hotelink service runs between the Heathrow Airport (LHR) and your hotel. For Terminals 1 and 2, go to the information desks, located in the arrivals area and for Terminals 3 and 4, Hotelink representatives will meet you and assist with your luggage. For information on this service, call: +44 1293 532 244.
Heathrow Airport London Airport Security
Increased security measures are in operation in UK airports, though since 2001 check-in and flight delays have not increased significantly. Your airline can advise on check-in deadlines, but you should aim to arrive at least three hours before departure for international flights, two hours for European flights and an hour for UK and Ireland flights.
Passports, Visas, Customs & Immigration Information
For detailed information on visa requirements, immigration and customs contact the consulate that relates to your destination.
Missing Baggage :
The Heathrow Airport (LHR) lost property office is operated by the Excess Baggage Company. Call +44 20 8745 7727 for more information.
Help for Stranded Travellers :
The information desks in each terminal are operated by BAA Heathrow. Information desks in Terminal 1 are available in the arrivals concourse, in Terminal 2, main arrivals / departures area, in Terminal 3, arrivals and departures and in Terminal 4, in the arrivals concourse.
Passenger help points can be found throughout the Heathrow Airport (LHR) in locations such as terminal forecourts, car parks and baggage reclaim halls.
Heathrow Airport London Extra Facilities
Heathrow Airport London Maps and Directions
London Heathrow International Airport Map
London Area Map
Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are located next to each other at the centre of Heathrow Airport (LHR), whilst Terminal 4 is located to the south of the airport. Therefore it is important to check which terminal you must go to before setting off to the airport. Heathrow Airport (LHR) is accessible by two motorways; M4 and M25.
To arrive at Terminals 1, 2 and 3 turn off M4 motorway at junction 4. To arrive at Terminal 4, turn off M4 motorway at junction 3.
Turn off M25 motorway, at junction 14 to get to the airport.
When travelling to Heathrow Airport (LHR) it is always advisable to allow for delays, especially when travelling at peak times.
Longitude:0° 27' 0" W
Latitude:51° 28' 0" N
London Heathrow Airport,
234 Bath Road,
Middlesex UB3 5AP,
Number of Terminals: 4
Telephone: (0)870 000 0123
Fax: (0)20 8745 4290
E-mail: email@example.com substitue 2, 3 or 4 after lhr to contact Heathrow's other terminals.
Time Zone: GMT (GMT + 1 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 24km (15 miles) west of London
A new Terminal 5 is currently under construction. The Tube station at Terminal 4 is closed until September 2006 (with a replacement bus service in use from Hatton Cross). This is due to the extension of the Tube line to the new Terminal 5.
TRANSFER BETWEEN TERMINALS
Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are within walking distance of each other, via underground walkways. Transfer between Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and Terminal 4, which is located on the south side of the airport, is free on the Heathrow Express train (journey time: 8 minutes).
Terminals 1, 2 and 3 can be reached via the following motorways: M4 Junction 4, M25 Junction 15, A4 (local road). Terminal 4 is reached via the following motorways: M4 Junction 3, M25 Junction 14, A30 (local road).
Several car parks are available. Each terminal has its own short-stay parking lot, operated by NCP (tel: (0)870 606 7050; website: www.ncp.co.uk) in Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and by APCOA in Terminal 4. A free shuttle service travelling between the terminals and the long-term and business car parks is provided. Parking can be booked online via the website or by telephone (tel: (0)870 000 1000). Valet parking is available at all four terminals; CPS provides chauffeured parking (tel: (0)870 411 1118; website: www.parkwithcps.com). Disabled drivers can request assistance from customer service staff at the car parks. Motorbikes can park free of charge at designated areas at each terminal.
Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National are all represented at each terminal.
Rail: Train: The frequent Heathrow Express non-stop train service to London Paddington Station takes 15-20 minutes (tel: (0)845 600 1515; website: www.heathrowexpress.com). Paddington is served by mainline national rail routes to the west and south west of England, and is on the London Underground network. From London King’s Cross Station, served by the A2 Airbus service (see below), passengers can connect with mainline train services to the north of England and to Scotland. For national rail travel information, contact the 24-hour National Rail enquiries line (tel: (0)845 748 4950; website: www.nationalrail.co.uk). Underground: The airport is also on the London Underground’s Piccadilly Line, which can take passengers into central London. For more information, call the Underground travel information line (tel: (0)20 7222 1234; website: www.tfl.gov.uk/tube). Road: Taxi: London’s licensed black cabs serve London Heathrow Airport and are available outside all the terminals. Limousine: Chauffeur-driven cars operated by Burgundy Global can be hired (tel: (0)800 013 1313 or (0)20 8831 2000). Bus: Numerous local buses stop at the central bus station and Terminal 4. Bus services include the A2 Airbus shuttle (website: www.airbus.co.uk) from all four terminals to London King’s Cross railway station. At night, the N9 bus service travels to central London. For more information on public transport, contact Traveline (tel: (0)870 608 2608). Coach: Coaches connect the airport to more than 500 destinations throughout the UK. National Express (tel: (0)870 575 7747; website: www.nationalexpress.com) is the major service provider.
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS
Information desks are available in each terminal. Transport information desks, for bus, coach and rail options, are located in Terminals 1 and 3, and outside Terminal 4. The Hotel and Traveller Centre, in Terminal 3, provides visitor information, London Underground tickets and hotel accommodation. Help desks are also located throughout the airport, where passengers can seek assistance by using a courtesy telephone and can also look at terminal maps.
Money and communications: There are ATMs and bureaux de change facilities throughout the airport, as well as post offices in Terminals 2 and 4. There are public telephones in the main areas of each terminal, as well as wall-mounted pay fax machines. Webpoints are available in Terminal 4. Eating and drinking: There are numerous restaurants, bars, fast-food outlets, coffee shops, pubs and sandwich bars throughout the airport. Shopping: There are a wide variety of shops in each terminal including music shops, bookshops, newsagents, clothing accessories shops, electrical goods shops, pharmacies, sunglasses shops, shoe shops, sweet shops and perfumeries. There are chemists in all terminals; the Terminal 1 chemist dispenses prescriptions. Luggage: Left-luggage offices can be found in each terminal, whilst lost property can be reclaimed from the Airport Lost Property Office (tel: (0)20 8745 7727). Other facilities: These include a chapel, showers, a visitor centre (tel: (0)20 8745 6655) and a health centre (tel: (0)20 8745 7047).
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES
Wall-mounted credit-card-paid fax machines are available throughout the airport. Wireless Internet access is available in the Departures lounges of all terminals. The Business Centre, in the Queen’s Building (tel: (0)20 8759 2434) offers 20 meeting rooms, a conference suite seating up to 60 delegates, meeting refreshments and business support facilities including workstations, online computers, faxes, photocopiers, videoconferencing and audiovisual equipment. Showers are also available. There are several airline, business and executive lounges in all terminals.
Information for passengers with disabilities is available from Heathrow Travel-Care either at counters or by telephone (tel: (0)20 8745 7495). Detailed access information is also available on the airport’s website. There is a Minicom information line for the hard of hearing (tel: (0)20 8745 7950), wheelchair-accessible telephones and text telephones, as well as induction loops. Reserved seating and disabled toilets are also available in all terminals. Wheelchairs push and provision, and help with baggage from Departures to check-in, are available free of charge and can be pre-booked through Skycaps (tel: (0)20 8745 6011 or 5727). Assistance is also available by using the telephones at the various help points situated throughout the airport. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should also contact the individual airlines prior to travel. The Help Bus (tel: (0)20 8745 6261) is a free wheelchair-accessible bus service that operated between all terminals and the central bus station. Disabled parking is also available. The Heathrow Express, black taxis and many bus and coach routes provide facilities for wheelchairs.
The Hilton Heathrow (tel: (0)208 759 7755) is a short walk over a bridge from Terminal 4. Nearby hotels include the Holiday Inn London Heathrow (tel: (0)20 8990 0000), Marriott London Heathrow (tel: (0)20 8990 1100), Novotel London Heathrow (tel: (0)1895 431 431), Radisson Heathrow (tel: (0)20 8759 6311), Berkeley Park Apartments (tel: (0)870 400 8922), Ramada Jarvis Heathrow (tel: (0)20 8897 2121) Renaissance Heathrow (tel: (0)20 8897 6363), Thistle London Heathrow (tel: (0)20 8759 2400), Comfort Inn Heathrow (tel: (0)20 8573 6162) and the Sheraton Skyline Hotel (tel: (0)20 8759 2535). The Hotel Hoppa transfer bus service runs frequently between Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and the main nearby hotels, while the Hotelink bus offers a door-to-door service to London hotels. Hotel reservations can be made at the British Hotel Reservation Centre desks in the Arrivals halls of each terminal; passengers can also use the 24-hour booking line to arrange accommodation (tel: (0)208 759 8797 or (0)800 783 4020).
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