Heathrow rail disruption: 1-9 October

Due to planned industrial action, public transport to and from Heathrow will be disrupted from 1 October - 9 October. Please plan your journey in advance and ensure you leave enough time to get to the airport as roads may be busier than normal.

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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.

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    What is Heathrow Pod Parking?

    • 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

      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

      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

      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.

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    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

    Monday to Sunday: £48.90