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London Heathrow Airport (LHR), UK - Guide and Flight Details

London Heathrow airport location

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Map of London Heathrow airport showing access roads and location of car parks

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London Heathrow Airport is located 24Km West of the centre of London, close to the M4 motorway and with good rail links into the city.

Heathrow currently has 4 terminals (2,3,4 and 5), the newest, terminal 5 being completed in spring 2008. Terminals 2 and 3 are located in the centre of the airport, approached via a tunnel from the north. Terminal 4 is on the south side of the airport and terminal 5 at the western end.
Terminal 2 has undergone extensive rebuilding work and re-opened in 2014, now named the Queens Terminal.
Terminal 1 closed in 2015 and is due to be demolished to make way for extensions to Terminal 2.

The airport is approximately 1km inside the M25 ring road (with a link going to terminal 5) and 2 Km south of the M4 (with a link going to the terminal 1,2,& 3 tunnel.


Accessibility has been described as Good (CAA 2019/20).

To and From the Airport

The Heathrow Express non-stop train has a 15 minute journey time into the city from Heathrow central for terminals 1 and 3. Terminal 5 also has it's own station and there is a free transfer from Heathrow central to terminal 4.
The Heathrow Connect is a stopping train between Heathrow Central and city.
Heathrow airport is also served by the Underground (Tube) Piccidilly line, with stations at Heathrow Central, Terminal 4 and Terminal 5.

A number of bus routes provide transport to and from the airport including National Express to destinations including the other London airports, Reading, Oxford, Woking, Northampton, Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and Braintree.
National Express also offer a Hotel Hoppa to local hotels for 4 pounds one way.


Short and long term parking is available at various locations within the airport and a number of local hotels offer parking and shuttle buses into the airport.

Terminal Facilities

Within the 5 terminals at Heathrow airport there are approximately 50 bars/restaurants and a large number of shops. Free unlimited WiFi Internet access is available. There is also a faster paid for service.

Interesting Facts

Heathrow airport has Airport Carbon Accreditation, at the Optimisation level.

London Heathrow is Europe's busiest airport for passenger numbers, handling more international passengers than any other in the world. Heathrow airport catered for 80 million passengers in 2019, a 1% increase from the previous year, and the busiest year yet. This dropped to 22.1 million passengers in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The airport has been running virtually at full capacity, and although there have been plans to build a third runway, this was stopped by the government in 2010 but then approved in 2016.

London Heathrow Airports Web site can be accessed Here

Airports Near to London Heathrow Airport

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London City , UK (36 Km)

London Gatwick , UK (41 Km)

London Luton , UK (45 Km)

London Oxford , UK (71 Km)

London Stansted , UK (66 Km)

Shoreham Brighton City, UK (72 Km)

Southampton , UK (86 Km)

Airlines and Flights from London Heathrow Airport to Europe

We have 15 regional or flights from Ireland listed Here

Aegean Airlines, flying to: Greece

Air France, flying to: France

Air Serbia, flying to: Serbia

AirMalta, flying to: Malta

Austrian Airlines, flying to: Austria

Blue Air, flying to: Italy

British Airways, flying to: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey

Brussels Airlines, flying to: Belgium

Bulgaria Air, flying to: Bulgaria

Croatia Airlines, flying to: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia

Eurowings, flying to: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Finnair, flying to: Finland

Iberia, flying to: Spain

Icelandair, flying to: Iceland

KLM, flying to: Netherlands

LOT Polish Airlines, flying to: Poland

Lufthansa, flying to: Belgium, Germany

SAS , flying to: Denmark, Norway, Sweden

Swiss, flying to: Switzerland

TAP Portugal, flying to: Portugal

Tarom, flying to: Romania

Turkish Airlines, flying to: Turkey

Vueling, flying to: Italy, Spain

Regional Flights, or Flights From Ireland to London Heathrow Airport

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There are regional flights from the following UK and/or Ireland airports to London Heathrow Airport:

Aberdeen (646 Km)(CO2?)
British Airways

Belfast City (503 Km)(CO2?)
Aer Lingus
British Airways

Cork (555 Km)(CO2?)
Aer Lingus

Dublin (449 Km)(CO2?)
Aer Lingus
British Airways

Edinburgh (533 Km)(CO2?)
British Airways

Glasgow (554 Km)(CO2?)
British Airways

Inverness (713 Km)(CO2?)
British Airways

Jersey (281 Km)(CO2?)
British Airways

Manchester (242 Km)(CO2?)
British Airways

Newcastle (404 Km)(CO2?)
British Airways

Newquay (338 Km)(CO2?)
British Airways

Shannon (593 Km)(CO2?)
Aer Lingus