Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in Europe handling over 75 million passengers every year. The airport is located just over 20km from the center of London and is comprised of four terminals currently in operation. As a main hub for British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, Heathrow Airport is the world’s sixth busiest airport and continues to grow in terms of passenger traffic each year.

Terminals at Heathrow Airport

There are currently four operational passenger terminals at Heathrow Airport. The newest terminal is T2 which only recently opened in 2014 and is known as the Queen’s Terminal, while Terminal 5 is also relatively new having only opened in 2008. Each terminal offers everything you would need in terms of facilities and amenities, so no matter where you are flying out of you will be able to enjoy places to eat, drink and shop.

Getting from terminal to terminal is very straightforward as each terminal is connected to the London Underground network on the Piccadilly Line. It is also possible to get around the airport on the Heathrow Express & Connect, a train network that is usable free of charge.

Facilities at Heathrow Airport

There is a wealth of facilities and amenities available at Heathrow Airport for travelers, so you won’t be short on places to eat and shop. The places to eat at the airport range from convenient fast food and sandwiches to top quality restaurants and everything in between, while each terminal offers 24 hour dining and drinking options so you’ll never be out of options.

A wide selection of shops can be found at the airport whether its designer brands and luxury goods or basic travel necessities. In addition to this, the duty free shopping opportunities at the airport are renowned as amongst the finest of any airport in the world, so you can be sure to find everything imaginable.

There are over 10 luxurious airport lounges located at Heathrow Airport for travelers who like to wait for flights in style. There are at least 2 airport lounges found in every terminal of the airport, many of which can be entered by paying a fee on the door. Amenities available in lounges include buffet food, internet access, private rest suites and showers, so you can stay refreshed before your journey.

Travelers will be pleased to know that Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport free of charge. Families traveling with children will find a children’s play area in each terminal to keep the kids occupied, or you may want to visit the Family Lounge located in Terminal 3.

Heathrow Airport Travel Information

There are a number of different transportation options available to get to and from Heathrow Airport. The quickest way to get into central London from Heathrow Airport is on the Heathrow Express train, with the journey only taking 15 minutes to get to Paddington Station. Alternatively, the Heathrow Connect train service is a little slower but stops off at more stations. The airport is also connected the London Underground network, with the journey into central London taking less than an hour.

There are many different bus and coach routes running to and from the airport from a variety of destinations. As well as local buses, passengers traveling outside of London can hop on a National Express coach which offers access to the wider UK area.

If you are looking for a direct route to your destination, is it easy to hop in a taxi if you are unfamiliar with public transportation. Those looking for your own private vehicle during your stay will also find many international car rental companies at the airport.

*This information is correct as of April 2017

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London Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Point West,
234 Bath Road,
UB3 5AP,


 Location Details

Longitude:0° 27' 10'' W
Latitude:51° 28' 17'' N
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