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    Driving to Heathrow

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    Heathrow Airport is 15 miles west of central London and easily accessible from the M4 and M25 motorways.

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    Directions

    Terminals 2 and 3

    The terminals are close together at the centre of the airport site. Exit the M4 (junction 4) or M25 (junction 15) and follow signs for Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3.

    Postcodes for satellite navigation:

    • Terminal 2: TW6 1EW | Map
    • Terminal 3: TW6 1QG | Map

    Terminal 4

    The terminal is in the southern part of the airport site and has a separate entrance. Exit the M25 at junction 14 and follow signs for Heathrow Terminal 4. If you're coming from the M4, leave at junction 4b and follow the M25 south to junction 14.

    Postcode for satellite navigation: TW6 3XA | Map

    Terminal 5

    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.

    Postcode for satellite navigation: TW6 2GA | Map

    Heathrow parking options

    Roads and car parks map (PDF format)

    Setting down passengers

    There are set-down lanes outside the terminals. You may unload on the terminal forecourt but waiting is not permitted. Police and airport staff patrol the forecourts and will ask waiting vehicles to move on.

    Picking up passengers

    If you are meeting someone from a flight you must use the Short Stay Car Park. Waiting is not permitted on the departure forecourt according to the Heathrow Traffic Regulation Orders. There are alternative arrangements in place as follows:

    Members of the public

    Members of the public can use the Long Stay car park for two hours free of charge [get directions]. Re-entry to Heathrow Long Stay parking is prohibited within 24 hours. This facility is not available to private hire and trade vehicles. Upon exit, the barriers will read your ticket or registration number. For stays of over two hours the standard Short Stay tariffs will apply.

    Private hire/ trade vehicles

    Please use the Authorised Vehicle Area (AVA). This is a dedicated area for private hire vehicles where you can wait for passengers prior to picking up from a short stay car park and meeting at an agreed location within the terminal.

    Height and weight restrictions – Terminal 4 

    Terminal 4 Departures

    • Weight limit: 3.5 tonnes

    Airport parking

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