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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  • At Heathrow, we have parking solutions to suit everyone, from Short Stay, Long Stay and Business to Meet and Greet, POD and Valet Parking.

    Flexible and convenient

    Use the tabs below to choose the parking solution that’s best for you and then enter your details in the widget above to make your booking.

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    Just a 2-minute walk from the terminals, Short Stay is ideal for meeting or dropping passengers and a great choice for short trips away and business meetings.

    You can book Short Stay parking in advance for durations over one hour up to two hours prior to your arrival, subject to availability.

    Please note, Heathrow doesn’t currently provide EV charging facilities in the Short Stay car parks. With this in mind, we recommend that all customers driving electric vehicles to the airport charge them adequately before arrival.

    Local charging stations with fast and rapid-charging facilities can be found here.

    • 2-minute walk from the Terminal doors.
    • LED lighting to aid navigation.
    • Automated Number Plate Recognition and ‘Car Finder’ system.
    • 24/7 security

    Why choose Official Heathrow parking?

    • 24/7 security
      24/7 security

      All our official Heathrow car parks are well lit and have round-the-clock security.

    • Access for all
      Access for all

      All car parks are wheelchair accessible with Blue Badge bays available.

    • Free cancellations
      Free cancellations

      You can cancel up to two hours before your booked arrival time.

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    Flexible parking

    Free parking cancellations

    If you are planning to travel during this time of uncertainty, rest assured if you book with Official Heathrow Parking, our flexible cancellation policy allows you to cancel up to two hours before.

    Free parking for motorcycles

    Enjoy free services if you travel by motorcycle.  You can park your motorcycle for free in our short stay car parks at all of our terminals.

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    MORTORCYCLES PARK FREE

    Ride your way to Heathrow by motorbike and park up for free.

     

    Frequently asked questions

    The price you pay for parking depends on the parking option you choose.  By booking in advance, you will benefit from our online only prices which are cheaper than turning up on the day.

    You can book your parking quickly and securely online for all of our parking products.  We also offer on the day prices for some of our parking products where no booking is required, however by booking in advance, you can take advantage of our cheaper online only pricing. 

    You can amend or cancel your booking up to 24 hours before your arrival time if your plans change.

    When you complete your booking, you will receive instructions on where your parking is located.  Our parking options are located in different areas of the airport, so please make sure you read your booking confirmation carefully.

    Depending on which parking option you book, you will receive instructions on where to drop off and pick up your vehicle.  Our parking options are located in different areas of the airport, so please make sure you read your booking confirmation carefully.

    Heathrow doesn’t currently provide EV charging facilities in any of its car parks. With this in mind, we recommend that all customers driving electric vehicles to the airport charge them adequately before arrival.

    Local charging stations with fast and rapid-charging facilities can be found here.

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    HOTEL AND PARKING

    Dreamy deals to park up and stay the night

    Drive to Heathrow and relax overnight. We have a variety of Hotel & Parking options at all our terminals so you can sleep easy and fly off feeling fresh.