Travel Guide UK Airports London Heathrow

Travel Guide UK Airports London Heathrow



Travel guide - UK airports - London Heathrow

In the​ second of​ our UK airport travel guides,​ we will focus on​ the​ world's busiest airport. London Heathrow.

Around 90 airlines use Heathrow as​ their hub,​ operating flights to​ over 180 destinations in​ 90 countries. Heathrow consists of​ four terminals,​ with a​ fifth currently under construction.

Terminal 1

All of​ Heathrow's UK and Ireland flights operate from this terminal as​ well as​ some flights to​ long haul destinations and Europe.
Terminal 2

This terminal caters for European destinations as​ well as​ some long haul destinations.
Terminal 3

Long haul operators are the​ bulk users of​ this terminal,​ although some flights to​ Europe also operate from here.
Terminal 4

This terminal is​ used almost exclusively by British Airways and KLM.

Getting there

Although London by name,​ Heathrow is​ not actually situated in​ the​ Capital. London Heathrow is​ approximately 20 miles from the​ centre of​ London and this needs to​ be taken into account when getting to​ the​ airport.

Getting to​ the​ airport is​ relatively easy by all means of​ transport. London Underground (Tube) trains on​ the​ Piccadilly line go direct to​ the​ airport,​ taking about an​ hour and costing approximately £5.

Heathrow Express offer a​ great direct rail link from London Paddington,​ with a​ journey time of​ about 15 minutes. Heathrow Express operate trains every 15 minutes from Paddington and from Heathrow with a​ single ticket costing £14 and a​ return for £26.

Railair operate good coach links from principal areas,​ including Reading,​ Woking and Watford.

If you​ intend to​ travel by car to​ Heathrow Airport,​ sufficient time should be allotted as​ it​ is​ served by the​ busy M4 and M25 motorways. Sufficient car parking is​ available at​ all terminals,​ but we recommend booking parking in​ advance. This could also save you​ money on​ car parking costs.

If you​ had planned to​ stay in​ a​ hotel the​ night before your flight,​ a​ Hotel Hoppa bus service operates from most of​ the​ major hotels surrounding the​ airport,​ priced at​ £3 each way. Services run every 15 minutes through most of​ the​ day.

London Heathrow is​ truly an​ International airport and the​ millions of​ passengers who use this airport each and every year,​ represent nationalities from all corners of​ the​ globe.




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