Rail disruption - 4 & 8 October 2023

Due to planned industrial action and engineering works, there will be disruption to rail and London Underground services between Heathrow and Central London on Wednesday 4 and Sunday 8 October 2023.


Over this period, there will be disruption to Heathrow Express and Elizabeth line services


Please note, the London Underground (Tube) strikes that would have affected the Piccadilly line on Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 October 2023 have now been suspended, and the Piccadilly line will be running as normal throughout this period. 


Passengers should plan their journeys before travelling, and allow for additional time where necessary as services will be busier than normal.

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ULEZ expansion - 29 August 2023

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone, or ULEZ, is expanding to encompass all of Greater London, including Heathrow Airport, from the 29 August 2023.


The initiative, implemented by Transport for London (TfL), is aimed at reducing air pollution in London, therefore all vehicles entering the airport must meet certain emissions standards in order to avoid paying a daily charge.


The daily charge for non-compliant vehicles is £12.50 for most vehicles, including cars, vans, and motorcycles.


The charge will be in addition to any other fees or charges associated with entering the airport. The charge only applies when a vehicle is driven within the ULEZ zone, and does not apply to stationary vehicles including when cars are parked at Heathrow.


Please note, if you have booked Meet & Greet or Valet Parking with a non-compliant vehicle, and have selected a different exit terminal to your entry terminal, you will be liable for payment of a ULEZ charge to transfer your vehicle to another terminal.

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Terminal 5 celebrates 10 years

Heathrow Terminal 5 celebrates 10 years

Terminal 5 celebrates 10 years
By Heathrow
Heathrow Terminal 5 today celebrates 10 years of operation, during which over 277 million passengers have travelled through on over 969,000 flights! We’ve taken a look at the astonishing facts and figures behind the Terminal.

The 10th anniversary comes just a day after HRH The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles) visited Heathrow Terminal 5 to view the amazing work that goes into keeping our passengers travelling safely and on time.

Our top 10 Terminal 5 facts:

  • 141 destinations across 57 countries are served from Terminal 5;
  • 149.5 million bags have travelled through the Terminal in the last 10 years;
  • The terminal has the second longest single-piece escalator in the UK at a length of 21.75m;
  • 60,000 people were involved in building Terminal 5;
  • The baggage tunnel which links Terminals 5 and 3 is 2.1km long and is part of the largest integrated baggage system in the world;
  • 277m passengers have travelled through Heathrow Terminal 5 – that’s more than the population of Brazil;
  • Terminal 5 was rated Skytrax World’s Best Terminal for 5 years in a row between 2012-2016
  • The terminal has an area of 353,020 square metres;
  • At almost a quarter of a mile long, Terminal 5 is the equivalent length of 40 Routemaster double deck buses parked end to end;
  • Her Majesty the Queen officially opened the Terminal on March 14, 2008.