Rail disruption - 30 September & 1, 4, 6 October 2023

Due to planned engineering works and industrial action, there will be disruption to rail and London Underground services between Heathrow and Central London between Saturday 30 September and Friday 6 October 2023.


Over this period, there will be disruption to Heathrow Express and Piccadilly line services. The Elizabeth line will be operating as normal, and inter-terminal transfer services between all terminals will also be completed by these services.


Passengers should plan their journeys before travelling, and allow for additional time where necessary as services will be busier than normal.

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ULEZ expansion - 29 August 2023

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone, or ULEZ, is expanding to encompass all of Greater London, including Heathrow Airport, from the 29 August 2023.


The initiative, implemented by Transport for London (TfL), is aimed at reducing air pollution in London, therefore all vehicles entering the airport must meet certain emissions standards in order to avoid paying a daily charge.


The daily charge for non-compliant vehicles is £12.50 for most vehicles, including cars, vans, and motorcycles.


The charge will be in addition to any other fees or charges associated with entering the airport. The charge only applies when a vehicle is driven within the ULEZ zone, and does not apply to stationary vehicles including when cars are parked at Heathrow.


Please note, if you have booked Meet & Greet or Valet Parking with a non-compliant vehicle, and have selected a different exit terminal to your entry terminal, you will be liable for payment of a ULEZ charge to transfer your vehicle to another terminal.

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Heathrow Pod Parking at Terminal 5

Discover the most convenient, efficient, eco-friendly way to get from your car to the Terminal 5 building.


What is Heathrow Pod Parking?

  • Fast transit to terminal
    Fast transit to terminal

    Heathrow Pod Parking allows you to get to and from Terminal 5 in a driverless, electric vehicle in just six minutes.

  • Available on demand
    Available on demand

    Pods are available 7 days per week, Monday-to-Sunday, from 04:00-00:30. (At all other times a shuttle bus runs instead.)

  • No wait on return
    No wait on return

    Each Pod carries up to four passengers and their luggage and you'll never have to wait more than 30 seconds for one to become available.

  • Environmentally friendly
    Environmentally friendly

    They are the greenest transit solution at Heathrow, helping to reduce congestion around the airport.

How can I book Heathrow Pod Parking?

Use the ‘Get a parking quote’ widget at the top of the page.

Just enter the date and time of when you want to arrive at Heathrow and when you will depart the airport.

Remember: Heathrow Pod Parking is only available from Terminal 5.

How do I find Heathrow Pod Parking?

Heathrow Pod Parking address

POD Parking, Northern Perimeter Road, Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW6 2GX

Click here for a Google location map.

Directions from the M4

At M4, Junction 4 leave the motorway heading towards Heathrow Airport. Take M4 (Spur road) towards Heathrow Airport Junction 4a. Follow overhead signs for Business & Long Stay, keep in the left-hand lane. Pass Heathrow Welcome Island and go under bridge, stay in the left-hand lane. At Junction 4a, the motorway ends, turn left onto slip road 'East Ramp' following signs towards POD Parking. On Nene roundabout, take third exit signed POD Parking. At traffic signals turn right onto Northern Perimeter road (dual carriageway), signposted POD Parking. Follow the dual carriageway through a traffic light junction, drive past the fire station on your right-hand side and follow the road through a T-junction, two mini-roundabouts to a traffic light junction. Please ensure you are in the right-hand lane of the junction and the entrance to POD Parking is through the junction on your right-hand side.

Directions from the M25

Exit M25, Junction 14 and follow signs for Terminal 5 and Long Stay parking. At the Terminal 5 roundabout, take the first exit (left into Wright way), follow the road through a traffic light junction to the next mini roundabout. The entrance to POD Parking is off the mini roundabout to your left.


How do I use Heathrow Pod Parking?

1. Follow the signs to Heathrow Pod Parking (see directions above) and drive up to the barrier. Your number plate will be read, and a ticket showing your booking reference will be issued automatically. If it’s not issued automatically, press the Help button for assistance.

2. Once you’ve parked and have your luggage with you, follow the “Heathrow Pod” signs to the Pod station.

3. If there are no Pods at the station, call one using the simple touch-screen system.

4. Board the first available Pod, load your luggage and press the middle button to set it on its way.

5. Sit back and enjoy the driverless ride as you glide safely and efficiently to the Terminal 5 building in just six minutes.

On your return, follow signs to the “car park” and “Heathrow Pod” and repeat the procedure to get back to your vehicle.

How much is POD Parking?

Pay on the day rates

Daily Rate: £53.10