Terminal Drop-Off Charge

A £5 charge now applies to 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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No rail services to Heathrow - 4 & 5 December

Due to engineering works at Heathrow, there will be no mainline rail services to or from Heathrow Airport on 4 & 5 December.


London Underground services between the terminals and London will continue to operate, passengers looking to travel to central London, or connecting between terminals 5 and 2/3, will be required to use the London Underground services.

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Coronavirus update

Face coverings are mandatory at the airport and we encourage everyone to wear one at all times, unless they’re exempt. Passengers can purchase face coverings at several retailers at the airport including Boots and WHSmith. 


The safety of both passengers and colleagues has always been Heathrow’s number one priority. The airport has several COVID-secure measures in place to make sure everyone has a safe journey including: 


- Enhance cleaning regimes including Hygiene Technicians, UV robots and other anti-viral technologies to ensure continuous disinfection across terminals

- Dedicated COVID marshals to enforce social distancing

- 600 hand sanitiser stations 


Due to the emergence of a new Coronavirus variant, the UK Government have advised that fully vaccinated passengers arriving into England must:


Take a PCR test no later than 2 days after their arrival.

- Self isolate until they receive their result.

- If a passenger tests positive, they must isolate for 10 days.

- If a passenger tests negative, they can leave self isolation.


Passengers arriving from a country on the red list must book a managed quarantine hotel.


Passengers who are not fully vaccinated must continue to follow separate guidance.


As countries may change their entry requirements, we advise customers to check the UK Government website for up to date information.

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  • Southend Airport Guide

    Full Name: London Southend Airport
    Location: The airport is situated 36 miles (58km) south of London.
    Time: GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

    +44 (0) 1702 538 500

    Transfer to the City:

    London Southend Airport is easily reached via the regional bus and coach networks of Essex such as First Essex Buses and Arriva Bus. Main locations include Stansted, Chelmsford, and central Southend. Conveniently, the closest bus stops are only a quick stroll from the terminal.

    Taxis and ride-hailing services are available outside the terminal, while it's also possible to rent a car. Taking the train is also an option: a train to Liverpool Street Station will take around 52 minutes, while a train to Stratford Station will take around 44 minutes.

    Car rental:

    Europcar is a car rental company that operates in the terminal.


    There are places to shop, eat, and drink, as well as a duty free. Services and facilities include currency exchange, car hire and parking, ATMs, medical care, toilets, baby change facilities, and a lounge.


    Short-term and long-term parking is available, both with extremely short walks to the terminal.