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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,

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

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