London Heathrow Airport is located 24km (15 miles) west of central London.
Greater London TW6
Dialling Code: +44
Telephone: 0844 335 1801.
How to get there
From central London, take the westbound A4 and either continue to the airport site or turn onto the westbound M4 or A30, depending on the terminal. Terminals 1 and 3 can be reached via the M4 (junction 4) and A4, Terminal 4 is reached via the A30, and Terminal 5 can be accessed via the A30 and then the Southern Perimeter Road. All terminals are easily accessible from the M25, either from junction 14 (Terminals 4 and 5) or junction 15 (Terminals 1 and 3).
The Heathrow Express (tel: 0845 600 1515; www.heathrowexpress.com) non-stop train service links London Heathrow Airport to London Paddington Station every 15 minutes (journey time: 15-20 minutes; fare: £20). A cheaper option from Paddington is the twice-hourly Heathrow Connect (tel: 0845 678 6975; www.heathrowconnect.com), which stops at intermediate stations (journey time: 25 minutes; fare: £9.50 single). For national rail travel information, contact the 24-hour National Rail Enquiries line (tel: 0845 748 4950; www.nationalrail.co.uk).
London Heathrow Airport is on the London Underground (tel: 0845 330 9880; www.tfl.gov.uk) network. Separate stations for Terminals 1 and 3, Terminal 4 and Terminal 5 are located on the Piccadilly Line, which can take passengers into central London (journey time: 50 minutes; fare: £5.50 – discounted when using an Oyster Card).
Numerous local buses (tel: 0845 300 7000; www.tfl.gov.uk) stop at the central bus station (between Terminals 1 and 3) as well as at Terminals 4 and 5. At night, the N9 bus service operates to central London.
Coaches connect London Heathrow Airport to more than 500 destinations throughout the United Kingdom. National Express (tel: 0871 781 8181; www.nationalexpress.com) is the major service provider.
London’s licensed black cabs serve London Heathrow Airport and are available outside each terminal. Taxis can be booked in advance via Heathrow Taxis (tel: (020) 3178 8923; www.heathrowtaxis.org). The journey time to central London is around 60 minutes and the fare is approximately £80, depending on traffic conditions.
There is a range of car parking options at London Heathrow Airport. Each terminal has its own short-stay car park: this option is recommended for stays of up to five hours. Long-stay car parks are offered by a number of operators, including NCP (tel: 0845 050 7080; www.ncp.co.uk) and Purple Parking (tel: 0845 450 0808; www.purpleparking.com), as well as the airport itself – these car parks are linked to the terminals by a courtesy shuttle bus. Bookings for short- and long-stay parking can be made via the airport website (tel: (0121) 410 522 or 80844 335 1000; www.heathrowairport.com).
Business and valet parking (which is available at each terminal) is also bookable through the airport’s website. Motorbikes can park free of charge in designated areas at each terminal.
Lufthansa at the airport
At the airport
A Lufthansa information desk is located in terminal 2.
For more information about Lufthansa at the airport, visit http://www.LH.com/At-the-airport
You can relax, take forty winks or get down to some work before your next flight in the Lufthansa and Star Alliance partner lounges at all major international airports.
To the loungefinder