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    Heathrow Authorised Vehicle Area

    Dedicated area for drivers of private hire vehicles and licensed taxis

    Heathrow opened an Authorised Vehicle Area on a trial basis this year when local residents and businesses expressed their concerns about the number of private hire vehicles waiting in local residential areas.

    This is a dedicated area for private hire vehicles and licensed taxis in which to wait for passengers prior to picking up from a short stay car park and meeting at an agreed location within the terminal.

    Open seven days a week, facilities include vending machines, hot refreshments, a covered smoking area, toilets and litter bins throughout.

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    • Hot refreshments
    • Vending machines
    • Covered smoking area
    • Litter bins
    • Toilets

    Opening hours

    Open from 05:00. Last entry 23:45 (daily)


    • £1 per hour (first five hours)
    • Five hours and above will be charged at the Short Stay Car Park Rates in Terminal 3 [see below] or alternatively [see Short Stay rates]
    • No pre-booking is required
    • Payment can be made by cash, credit or debit cards
    Prices after 5 hours
    Duration Price
    5 - 6 hours £29.80
    6 - 9 hours £43.60
    9 - 12 hours £56.30
    12 - 16 hours £64.30


    Heathrow Airport,
    Northern Perimeter Road,
    TW6 2EQ

    Find it by satnav: Latitude: +51.48018 Longitude: -0.45504

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