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Heathrow authorised vehicle area

Dedicated area for drivers of private hire vehicles and licensed taxis

Dedicated area for drivers of private hire vehicles and licensed taxis

Heathrow's Autorised Vehicle Area is a dedicated location 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 24-hours a day, seven days a week, on-site facilities include vending machines, hot refreshments, a covered smoking area, toilets and litter bins throughout.

Authorised Vehicle Area FAQs

Access is for authorised Private Hire Operators and their vehicles only.

A valid Private Hire Operator’s licence or licensed taxi operator licence must be shown on request to members of staff or the police.

For information on how to register as a Private Hire Operator, please visit

Heathrow's Authorised Vehicle Area is located on the Northern Perimeter Road, where the entrance is clearly signposted.

Heathrow Airport,
Northern Perimeter Road,

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Costs for using the Authorised Vehicle Area are £1.00 an hour for the first five hours. Any further time is the same rate as Heathrow's Short Stay car parks.

No pre-booking is required, and 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 £38.00
6 - 9 hours £54.50
9 - 12 hours  £70.00
12 - 16 hours £88.00
Each additional 24-hour period of part thereof £88.00

When picking up passengers or customers from the airport, you can use the near-terminal Short Stay car parks and meet your passenger at an agreed location in the terminal, or one of our Long Stay car parks, which are a short bus ride from the terminal forecourts.