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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    Heathrow Short Stay Parking

    Official Short Stay parking at Heathrow Airport. Park right next to your terminal. No one sells our parking for less. Book your parking now.

    Short Stay Update

    For assurance, all Short Stay Car Parks remain open for drive-up customers, maintaining regular parking for passenger drop-off and pick-up using private cars. All Official Heathrow Parking products remain fully flexible and offer the best prices for booking in advance.

    What is Short Stay parking?

    Why choose Official Heathrow Short Stay Parking?

    • Most convenient location

      Our Short Stay car parks offer the convenience of being just minutes from the terminal doors.

    • Electric car charging

      Got an EV? Our Short Stay car parks are equipped with free charging points for your convenience

    • 24/7 security

      Our Short Stay car parks are monitored by CCTV and security patrols around the clock.

    How much is short stay parking at Heathrow?

    Duration On the day (Effective 6 January 2021)
    0 - 29 minutes £5.10
    30 - 44 minutes £8.20
    45 - 59 minutes £11.00
    1 - 2 hours £13.90
    2 - 3 hours £17.10
    3 - 4 hours £20.70
    4 - 5 hours £26.50
    5 - 6 hours £34.10
    6 - 9 hours £46.50
    9 - 12 hours £60.80
    12 - 24 hours £73.90
    Each additional 24 hour period  £73.90

    Frequently asked questions

    Turn up on the day or pre-book to save. 

    Short Stay Parking rates can work out well for stays for hours as well as days. Pre-book up to 2 hours advance of arrival time. 

    Our car parks have always been flexible. Book your space with confidence with Official Heathrow Parking, with our flexible cancellation policy allowing you to cancel up to two hours before you arrive for free. 

    The maximum length of stay for pre-book at our Short Stay car parks is 99 days.

    If you turn up and park on the day without pre-booking, you are able to stay as long as you like and will continue to pay the roll up daily tariff. 

    3 Locations across 3 Terminals

    T2
    T3
    T5

    Short Stay

    Terminal 2
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    Short Stay

    Terminal 3
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    Short Stay

    Terminal 5
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    PARKING NOTICE

    Please note that the terminal forecourt is for drop-off only. Waiting isn’t permitted for security reasons. Please use the official car parks if you’re picking up passengers. You can use the long stay car park for free for up to 30 minutes.

    Overheight vehicle tariffs

    Customers may park vehicles up to 3 metres (9ft 8in) high in the designated overheight area on the ground floor of Short Stay Car Park 2. There is a minimum charge of £14.70 for up to two hours.

    Terminal 2 Fast Track/Overheight tariffs

    Duration Price
    0 -2 hours £14.70
    2 - 5 hours £26.80
    5 - 9 hours £58.50
    9 - 24 hours £83.00
    Each additional 24-hour period, or part thereof £83.00

    Customers may park vehicles up to 2.4 metres (8ft) high on the ground floor of Short Stay Car Park 3.

    Customers may park vehicles over 2 metres high and/or 2.1 metres wide at Long Stay Terminal 4, where they will be charged the Short Stay tariff for up to six hours (normal tariffs apply after this time). Customers must validate their ticket at the customer service building prior to departure.

    Customers should use the Fast Track / Overheight Vehicles entrance on the ground floor of Short Stay Car Park 5. This area has a minimum charge of £14.70 for up to two hours.

    Terminal 5 Fast Track/Overheight tariffs

    Duration Price
    0 -2 hours £14.70
    2 - 5 hours £26.80
    5 - 9 hours £58.50
    9 - 24 hours £83.00
    Each additional 24-hour period, or part thereof £83.00