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Heathrow Short Stay parking

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You'll find Heathrow Short Stay Parking right next to each of the terminals at the airport. It's ideal for meeting or dropping passengers and a great option for short trips away if you book online.

Frequent security patrols and clear lighting keep Heathrow Airport Short Stay Parking safe as well as convenient.

You can book Short Stay Parking in advance for stays of two hours or more at Terminal 2, 3 or 5.

Alternatively, see below for drive-up prices.

Find your Heathrow Short Stay car park

We clearly signpost all our Short Stay car parks from the terminal approach roads. If you use satellite navigation or route-planning software, these details may help:

  • Terminal 2: Latitude: +51.47029. Longitude -0.45205. Postcode TW6 1EW
  • Terminal 3: Latitude: +51.47047. Longitude: -0.45546. Postcode TW6 1QG
  • Terminal 4: Latitude: +51.45857. Longitude: -0.44674. Postcode TW6 3XA
  • Terminal 5: Latitude: +51.47443. Longitude: -0.49087. Postcode TW6 2GA.

Drive-up prices

Terminals 2, 3 and 5

Standard tariff
Duration Price
Up to 30 minutes £3.50
30 minutes - 1 hour £6.50
1 - 2 hours £10.50
2 - 3 hours £13.00
3 - 4 hours £17.00
4 - 5 hours £21.00
5 - 6 hours £26.00
6 - 9 hours £38.00
9 - 12 hours £49.00
12 - 24 hours £56.00
Each additional 24-hour period, or part thereof £56.00

Terminal 4

The following peak tariffs apply (standard tariff applies outside these times).

Terminal 4 peak tariffs
  06:00 to 08:00 18:30 to 20:30
Up to 30 minutes £4.00 £4.50
30 minutes - 1 hour £7.00 £7.50
1 - 2 hours £11.00 £12.00
2 hours or more Standard tariff Standard tariff

Height restrictions

All the Short Stay Car Parks have height limits as follows.

  • Terminal 2 (Short Stay car park 2): 2.05 metres (6ft 9in)
  • Terminal 3 (Short Stay car park 3): 2.2 metres (7ft 2in)
  • Terminal 4 (Short Stay car park 4): 2.0 metres (6ft 6in)
  • Terminal 5 (Short Stay car park 5): 2.2 metres (7ft 2in)

Overheight vehicles

Terminal 2

Customers may park vehicles up to 3 metres (9ft 8in) high in the designated overheight area on the ground floor of Short Stay Car Park 2.

Terminal 3

Customers may park vehicles up to 2.4 metres (8ft) high on the ground floor of Short Stay Car Park 3.

Terminal 4

Customers may park vehicles over 2 metres high and/or 2.1 metres wide at Business Parking Terminal 4, where they will be charged the Short Stay tariff for up to six hours (normal tariffs apply after this time). Customers must validate their ticket at the customer service building prior to departure.

Terminal 5

Customers should use the Fast Track / Overheight Vehicles entrance on the ground floor of Short Stay Car Park 5. This area has a minimum charge of £10.00 for up to two hours.

Terminal 5 Fast Track/Overheight tariffs
Duration Price
0 - 2 hours £10.50
2 - 5 hours £20.00
5 - 9 hours £45.00
9 - 24 hours £65.00
Each additional 24-hour period, or part thereof £65.00

Alternatively, customers may park vehicles over 2 metres high and/or 2.1 metres wide at Business Parking Terminal 5, where they will be charged the Short Stay tariff for up to six hours (normal tariffs apply after this time). Customers must validate their ticket at the customer service building prior to departure.

Picking up and dropping off

The terminal forecourts are drop-off only – waiting isn't allowed for security reasons. If you're picking up passengers you should use the Short Stay car parks.

Alternatively you can use the Long Stay car park for 2 hours for free. Please note that re-entry to Heathrow Long Stay Parking is prohibited within 24 hours.

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