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With easy access and ample parking, it's never been easier to drive to Heathrow.

Driving to and from Heathrow

Find directions to the terminal and vital information on dropping off and picking up passengers.

Getting here

Exit the M4 (junction 4) or M25 (junction 15) and follow signs for Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3.

Terminal 2 postcode: TW6 1EW

Terminal 3 postcode: TW6 1QG

Dropping off passengers

You can be dropped off directly outside your terminal for a charge (exemptions apply).
Find out more about the terminal drop-off charge

Alternatively, you can use the Long Stay car park for 30 minutes free of charge. Upon exit, the barriers will read your ticket or registration number. 
(Please note that re-entry to the Long Stay car park will then be prohibited in the following 24 hours and this facility is not available to private hire and trade vehicles.)
For Blue Badge holders, the first 2 hours of parking are free of charge in the Long Stay car parks. Please use the call point on entry and state your Blue Badge number and registration to the operator, on exit please use the call point and state your registration to exit. Only valid for UK and EEA blue badge holders.

Picking up passengers

If you're meeting someone from a flight, you can use one of our Short Stay or Long Stay car parks. 

Find out more about picking-up passengers at Heathrow

Waiting is not permitted on the departure forecourt according to the Heathrow Traffic Regulation Orders. If you are being picked up and you are a Blue Badge holder, the first 2 hours of parking are free of charge in the Long Stay car parks. Please use the call point on exit and state your Blue Badge number and registration to the operator. Only valid for UK and EEA blue badge holders.

Private hire/trade vehicles

There's a dedicated area – the Authorised Vehicle Area (AVA) – where private hire vehicles can wait prior to picking passangers up.

ULEZ

From 29 August 2023, Heathrow will become part of Transport for London's expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone, meaning non-compliant vehicles will have to pay £12.50 to drive in the zone. More information.

Electric vehicle charging

Heathrow is currently trialling E-GAP, a mobile electric vehicle (EV) charging solution in our Long Stay, Business and POD car parks. Click here to find out more about the trial.

Please note, the trial is not currently being run in Short Stay, Meet & Greet and Valet Car Parks. With this in mind, we recommend that all customers driving electric vehicles in these car parks charge them adequately before arrival.

Getting here

At junction 14 on the M25, take the A3113 exit to Heathrow Airport/Terminal 4 and then follow the relevant signposts to the terminal.

Terminal 4 postcode: TW6 3XA

Dropping off passengers

You can be dropped off directly outside your terminal for a charge (exemptions apply).
Find out more about the terminal drop-off charge

Alternatively, you can use the Long Stay car park for 30 minutes free of charge. Upon exit, the barriers will read your ticket or registration number. 
(Please note that re-entry to the Long Stay car park will then be prohibited in the following 24 hours and this facility is not available to private hire and trade vehicles.)
For Blue Badge holders, the first 2 hours of parking are free of charge in the Long Stay car parks. Please use the call point on entry and state your Blue Badge number and registration to the operator, on exit please use the call point and state your registration to exit. Only valid for UK and EEA blue badge holders.

Picking up passengers

If you're meeting someone from a flight, you can use one of our Short Stay or Long Stay car parks. 

Find out more about picking-up passengers at Heathrow

Waiting is not permitted on the departure forecourt according to the Heathrow Traffic Regulation Orders. If you are being picked up and you are a Blue Badge holder, the first 2 hours of parking are free of charge in the Long Stay car parks. Please use the call point on exit and state your Blue Badge number and registration to the operator. Only valid for UK and EEA blue badge holders.

Private hire/trade vehicles

There's a dedicated area – the Authorised Vehicle Area (AVA) – where private hire vehicles can wait prior to picking passengers up.

ULEZ

From 29 August 2023, Heathrow will become part of Transport for London's expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone, meaning non-compliant vehicles will have to pay £12.50 to drive in the zone. More information.

Electric vehicle charging

Heathrow is currently trialling E-GAP, a mobile electric vehicle (EV) charging solution in our Long Stay, Business and POD car parks. Click here to find out more about the trial.

Please note, the trial is not currently being run in Short Stay, Meet & Greet and Valet Car Parks. With this in mind, we recommend that all customers driving electric vehicles in these car parks charge them adequately before arrival.

Getting here

The terminal is on the Western Perimeter Road and has its own separate access road, reached from junction 14 of the M25. If you're coming from the M4, exit at junction 4b and follow the M25 south to junction 14.

Terminal 5 postcode: TW6 2GA

Dropping off passengers

You can be dropped off directly outside your terminal for a charge (exemptions apply).
Find out more about the terminal drop-off charge

Alternatively, you can use the Long Stay car park for 30 minutes free of charge. Upon exit, the barriers will read your ticket or registration number. 
(Please note that re-entry to the Long Stay car park will then be prohibited in the following 24 hours and this facility is not available to private hire and trade vehicles.)
For Blue Badge holders, the first 2 hours of parking are free of charge in the Long Stay car parks. Please use the call point on entry and state your Blue Badge number and registration to the operator, on exit please use the call point and state your registration to exit. Only valid for UK and EEA blue badge holders.

Picking up passengers

If you're meeting someone from a flight, you can use one of our Short Stay or Long Stay car parks. 

Find out more about picking-up passengers at Heathrow

Waiting is not permitted on the departure forecourt according to the Heathrow Traffic Regulation Orders. If you are being picked up and you are a Blue Badge holder, the first 2 hours of parking are free of charge in the Long Stay car parks. Please use the call point on exit and state your Blue Badge number and registration to the operator. Only valid for UK and EEA blue badge holders.

Private hire/trade vehicles

There's a dedicated area – the Authorised Vehicle Area (AVA) – where private hire vehicles can wait prior to picking passangers up.

ULEZ

From 29 August 2023, Heathrow will become part of Transport for London's expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone, meaning non-compliant vehicles will have to pay £12.50 to drive in the zone. More information.

Electric vehicle charging

Heathrow is currently trialling E-GAP, a mobile electric vehicle (EV) charging solution in our Long Stay, Business and POD car parks. Click here to find out more about the trial.

Please note, the trial is not currently being run in Short Stay, Meet & Greet and Valet Car Parks. With this in mind, we recommend that all customers driving electric vehicles in these car parks charge them adequately before arrival.

Terminal drop-off charge

Please note: There is a £5 charge for vehicles entering the drop-off areas. You can pay in advance, on the day you drop-off or by midnight the next day. You cannot pay at an airport ticket machine or in the terminal drop-off zones.

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