Terminal Drop-Off Charge

From 1 November 2021, a £5 charge will apply for vehicles dropping off passengers at the designated drop-off zones, located directly outside the terminals. Discounts and exemptions will apply. Free drop-off will be available at the Long Stay car parks.

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Changes to entering the UK using EU ID cards

From 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will need to use a valid passport to travel to the UK. ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document to enter the UK, though some exemptions will apply. 

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    Heathrow to central London

    Heathrow has superb London connections to suit every passenger's budget and requirements.

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    The fastest link between Heathrow and central London. Non-stop trains run to Paddington every 15 minutes, and journey time is 15 minutes from Terminals 2 and 3 (a few minutes more from Terminals 4 or 5).

    The most cost-effective rail route to London. Piccadilly Line trains run from all terminals and journey time is 50–60 minutes.

    Departing every 30 minutes, TfL Rail's service links the airport with local stations in West and Central London and the journey time is 30 minutes from Terminals 2 and 3.

    Coaches run throughout the day, from £10, offering journey times of 40–80 minutes to Victoria coach station (and many other destinations.

    The first service departs from Victoria Coach Station at 03:00 and arrives at Heathrow's central bus station (for Terminal 2 and 3) at 03:40. The bus arrives at Terminal 5 at 03:55 and Terminal 4 at 04:10.

    The 285 bus links Heathrow with Feltham rail station, where there are frequent trains to London Waterloo. Combined journey time is one hour and 40 minutes.

    London taxis are available outside each terminal. The cost to central London is £45–£70 and the journey time is approximately one hour. Or, book a minicab or chauffeur in advance.