Face covering requirements

As we continue to welcome passengers from around the world, wearing a face covering remains mandatory whilst in our terminals (including our bus stations and railway platforms) - except for those who are exempt. 


We also ask passengers to respect social distancing wherever possible.

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  • Heathrow authorised vehicle area



    Dedicated area for drivers of private hire vehicles and licensed taxis

    Heathrow opened an Authorised Vehicle Area on a trial basis this year when local residents and businesses expressed their concerns about the number of private hire vehicles waiting in local residential areas. This is a dedicated area for private hire vehicles and licensed taxis in which to wait for passengers prior to picking up from a short stay car park and meeting at an agreed location within the terminal.

    Open seven days a week, facilities include vending machines, hot refreshments, a covered smoking area, toilets and litter bins throughout.

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    • Hot refreshments
    • Vending machines
    • Covered smoking area
    • Litter bins
    • Toilets

    Open from 05:00. Last entry 23:45 (daily)

    • No pre-booking is required
    • Payment can be made by cash, credit or debit cards
    Duration Price
    Up to 1 hour £1.00
    1 - 2 hours £2.00
    2 - 3 hours £3.00
    3 - 4 hours £4.00
    4 - 5 hours £5.00
    5 - 6 hours £34.10
    6 - 9 hours £46.50
    9 - 12 hours  £60.80
    12 - 16 hours £73.90

    Heathrow Airport,
    Northern Perimeter Road,
    TW6 2EQ

    Find it by satnav: Latitude: +51.48018 Longitude: -0.45504