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London Heathrow Airport, known officially as Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL) is located 14 miles (23 km) west of Central London, England, United Kingdom. Heathrow Airport is the second busiest airport in the world by international traffic and the busiest in Europe.

Heathrow Airport

On the other hand, it is one of the six international airports that serve Greater London. LHR Airport is the major international airport in the westernmost borough in Greater London, Hillingdon. London Heathrow Airport serves as the the primary hub for British Airways and it is also the primary operating base for Virgin Atlantic. The airport has currently 2 runways and 4 terminals (T1 is closed since June 2015 to demolish it).

In the future, it’s planned to built a third runway at Heathrow to increase the capacity at UK airports. In 2018, London Heathrow Airport (LHR) handled a record 80,102,017 passengers. The airport managed a 2.7% increase Comparing with 2017. Based on this numbers, Heathrow is the busiest airport in all Europe and it is also the seventh busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.

Terminals information

LHR Airport consists of 4 terminals: 2, 3, 4 and 5. Terminal 1 it’s inoperative and it is planned to be demolished.

Terminal 2

It’s the newest terminal in Heathrow Airport. It’s known as Queen’s Terminal and it’s mostly used by all Star Alliance airlines which fly from the airport except Air India (T4). Icelandair, Germanwings and Aer Lingus fly operate from T2. 

Terminal 3

Handles flight departures for long-distance routes to foreign carriers to Asia, United States and Canada. In 2019 it is going to be demolished, just in time to complete T2 expansion.

Terminal 4

This terminal connects directly with terminals 1,2 and 3 through the Heathrow Cargo Tunnel. It’s the southeast terminal and currently it’s home for SkyTeam alliance. 45 airlines can be accommodated and also the Airbus A380.

Terminal 5

This terminal is exclusively used by Iberia and British Airways carriers. T5 it’s a four-storey main terminal building (Concourse A) and two satellite buildings which link to the main terminal through the people mover transit system (underground). The Concourse C (the second satellite) has habilitated aircraft stands for the Airbus A380.

Access Heathrow by car

LHR Airport consists of 4 terminals: 2, 3, 4 and 5. Terminal 1 it’s inoperative and it is planned to be demolished.

Heathrow is accessible via the nearby M4 motorway or A4 road (Terminals 1 and 3), the M25 motorway (Terminals 4, 5) and the A30 road (Terminal 4). There are drop-off and pick-up areas at all terminals. There are car parks (National Car Parks is the most recognizable) but there are many options. Car parks link to the terminals by shuttle buses.

Hire a Car

There are many companies which operates in London Heathrow airport. Hire desks are in Arrivals of the airport.


See as follows the available means of transportation at Heathrow Airport:

  • Train: A quick option to link between Heathrow and London city. Heathrow Express connects to London Paddington and travel time is about 15′, a fast journey time indeed.
  • Bus: Local buses operate from Heathrow to stations in west London and also Thames Valley. Buses to rail stations: from Heathrow coaches connect with the national rail network at Feltham, Woking, Watford Junction and Reading.
  • Taxi: To pick a taxi get outside each terminal at the ranks. They are black vehicles and all taxis from Heathrow have a wheelchair access. The trip to London is about an hour.
  • Inter-terminal Transport: Heathrow Express trains or buses transfer to Terminal 4 and 5. Heathrow Express is free for transportation between Heathrow Central and T4 and T5. To connect passengers between Terminal 5 and the business carpark there’s the ULTra Personal Rapid Transport, the transportation pods which can speed at 40km/h.

Contact information

Address: 234 Bath Road, Harlington, Middlesex, UB3 5AP, Greater London TW6, UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone:+44 844 335 1801

Lost and Found center

Location: Terminal 3 and Terminal 5 (Mezzanine level of Heathrow Express Station).

Telephone: 0844 335 1801 (within UK).
+44 20 3761 1800 (international).
Lines open 10:30-16:30 (UK time).

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