Travelling through Heathrow this Christmas

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to the airport this Christmas and working hard to make sure your trip runs as smoothly as possible. To help with this process, please be aware of the following:

 

Consider your arrival time
Allow three hours to check-in before a long-haul flight and two hours to check-in before a short-haul flight – and make sure all your travel documents are up-to-date. Please don't turn up significantly early for your flight as this can cause unnecessary congestion in the airport and you may not be able to check in your bags. You can monitor current security waiting times using the Heathrow app and on your flight detail page.

 

Remove liquids from hand luggage
You can’t take liquids with a capacity over 100ml through security. Liquids under 100ml should be removed from your hand luggage and placed in a single transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litre capacity. Each bag must be able to close properly with all the items inside. These bags are available free-of-charge before security. Passengers are strictly limited to one bag of liquids per person.

(“Liquids” includes all drinks and syrups; creams, lotions, oils, perfumes; sprays, shaving foam, deodorants, gels and pastes; soups, jams, preserves, chutneys – and snow globes)

 

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  • Heathrow passenger pick-up

    Passenger pick-up is available from all Heathrow's Short and Long Stay car parks, but not on the terminal forecourts.

    Picking up from Heathrow Short Stay car parks

    You cannot pre-book parking for bookings shorter than 24 hours. If you wish to use the car park for less than 24 hours, please drive into the car park, take a ticket and pay at one of our pay-on-foot machines. 

    Please note, it is prohibited to pick-up passengers from Heathrow's Terminal forecourts, and any cars left unattended will be removed by the police.

    • Near-terminal location
      Near-terminal location

      Our Short Stay car parks are just a 2-minute walk from the terminal doors.

    • Drive-up prices apply
      Drive-up prices apply

      Payments should be made at the car park pay-on-foot machines, not booked online.

    Heathrow Short Stay pick-up prices

    Duration Pay at machine rates
    0 - 29 minutes £5.30
    30 - 44 minutes £8.50
    45 - 59 minutes £11.40
    1 - 2 hours £14.50

    Picking up from Heathrow Long Stay car parks

    You cannot pre-book parking for bookings shorter than 24 hours. If you wish to use the car park for less than 24 hours, please drive into the car park, take a ticket and pay at one of our pay-on-foot machines. If you are picking up please park in a designated pick up space.

    Parking is free for the first 30 minutes, with roll-up prices applying thereafter. Blue badge holders are entitled to 2 hours free parking. When exiting, please press the intercom and show your Blue Badge.

    • Bus transfers to car park
      Bus transfers to car park

      Shuttle buses run every 10-15 minutes from the terminal doors.

    • First 30 minutes free
      First 30 minutes free

      Drive-up prices apply after that period.

    • Blue badge holders
      Blue badge holders

      Blue badge holders are entitled to 2 hours for free.

    Heathrow Long Stay pick-up prices

    Duration Pay at machine rates
    0 - 29 minutes Free
    30 minutes - 1 hour 59 minutes £8.30

    Terminal Drop-Off Charge

    A £5 charge applies every time a vehicle enters Heathrow Airport's terminal drop-off areas. Drop-off areas are located right outside the terminal for the easiest and quickest way to drop-off passengers.

    FAQs

    Yes, Uber drivers can pick-up passengers from Heathrow Airport. Riders will be required to meet their driver on foot, in their terminal's designated Short Stay car park.