Heathrow rail disruption: 13-18 December 2022

Due to industrial action, rail services to and from Heathrow will be disrupted between 13 and 18 December 2022.

Please plan your journey in advance and ensure you leave enough time to get to the airport as roads will likely be busier than normal.

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Travelling through Heathrow this Christmas

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to the airport this Christmas and working hard to make sure your trip runs as smoothly as possible. To help with this process, please be aware of the following:

 

Consider your arrival time
Allow three hours to check-in before a long-haul flight and two hours to check-in before a short-haul flight – and make sure all your travel documents are up-to-date. Please don't turn up significantly early for your flight as this can cause unnecessary congestion in the airport and you may not be able to check in your bags. You can monitor current security waiting times using the Heathrow app and on your flight detail page.

 

Remove liquids from hand luggage
You can’t take liquids with a capacity over 100ml through security. Liquids under 100ml should be removed from your hand luggage and placed in a single transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litre capacity. Each bag must be able to close properly with all the items inside. These bags are available free-of-charge before security. Passengers are strictly limited to one bag of liquids per person.

(“Liquids” includes all drinks and syrups; creams, lotions, oils, perfumes; sprays, shaving foam, deodorants, gels and pastes; soups, jams, preserves, chutneys – and snow globes)

 

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    Get to Heathrow

    • Ideal arrival time at Heathrow

    • 21 min

      AVG. TIME

      Heathrow Express from Paddington

    • 55 min

      AVG. TIME

      Underground from central London

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    Take the Heathrow Express

    The non-stop express train takes 15 minutes between Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and London Paddington and just 6 minutes more from Terminal 5.

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    Terminal Drop-Off Charge

    If you’re being dropped off at Heathrow, a £5 charge applies when a vehicle enters the drop-off area outside a terminal. You can pay the charge online or by phone. Please note, there is no option to pay at an airport ticket machine or in the terminal drop-off zones.

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    Accessible transport

    There’s lots of information about getting to and from the airport as well as parking if you need additional help.

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    HOTEL AND PARKING

    Dreamy deals to park up and stay the night

    Drive to Heathrow and relax overnight, so you can fly off feeling fresh.

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    Heathrow Meet and Assist

    Our Meet and Assist agents can look after everything from guiding you through the airport to travel tips and security.

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    Disclaimer

    Heathrow Airport Limited and Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited do not verify the accuracy or completeness of this flight information and disclaim any implied warranties with regard to it. Heathrow Airport Limited and Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited shall have no liability for any loss or damage suffered as a result of relying on flight information on this site which may prove to be inaccurate or incomplete.

    Security wait times: The estimated security wait times displayed were taken within the last 15 minutes and represent the average wait time.

    This is an estimation only and passengers should still allow sufficient time before departure, please check updated waiting times regularly and note any additional information provided by your airline.