Name: Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Code: LHR
Date of inauguration: Heathrow Airport opened in 1946
London Heathrow Airport serves over 180 worldwide destinations across 90 different countries. Here at the Airport Information Guide we have put together some useful information to help you navigate your way to and around Heathrow Airport with many additional resources for both passengers and people collecting / dropping off passengers.
Being the world’s busiest airport, Heathrow has many additional facilites not found in some of the other UK airports.
Transport Links to Heathrow Airport
This section looks at the different methods of arrival at Heathrow Airport and the different transport links for the airport.
Heathrow Airport by Car
Terminals 1,2 and 3 are close together at the centre of the airport. From the M4 take exit at junction 4 and follow the signs for the airport. From the M25 exit at junction 15 and again follow the signs for terminals 1,2 and 3.
Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport is located in the southern section with its own entrance. From the M4 you will need to take exit 4b and then take the M25 until junction 14 (heading south) and then follow the signs for Terminal 4 at Heathrow Airport. If you are on the M25 then just take junction 14 and follow signs for the terminal building.
The latest addition to Heathrow is Terminal 5 which is located on the far west of the site with its own entrance. To get to Heathrow terminal 5 you just follow the same motorway exits as for Terminal 4 but follow signs for terminal 5.
Sat Nav Codes for Heathrow Airport Terminals
Terminal 1: TW6 1AP
Terminal 2: TW6 1EW
Terminal 3: TW6 1QG
Terminal 4: TW6 3XA
Terminal 5: TW6 2GA
Car Hire Heathrow Airport
Being one of the busiest airports in the world and the closest long haul airport to London there are a number of car hire firms providing services to passengers.
Collecting Passengers fro Heathrow Airport
If you are collection anyone from Heathrow Airport you will need to park at the short stay car park. You are not permitted to sit in your car at the drop off points and will be moved along by the police of you try.
Heathrow Airport by Train
If you are travelling to the airport from central London the easiest method by far is to use the Heathrow Express from London Paddington. It runs a service every 15 minutes and the journey time is just 15 minutes
This is an alternative option from London Paddington operating every 20 minutes. The difference with this service against the express service is that you stop at other stations meaning your journey time is around 26 minutes
London Underground – Heathrow to Central London
If you are on a budget or looking for the most economical way to get to central London from Heathrow Airport then the underground is your best option. The Piccadilly line operates a service which takes just under an hour.