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London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

London Heathrow Airport is the second busiest airport in Europe, and the seventh busiest airport in the world. It is one of the 6 international airports serving the London area.

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Please Note: All flights at London Heathrow airport are currently operating from Terminals 2, 3 and 5. Terminal 4 is used for Red List Countries Arrivals.


London Heathrow Airport Location

London Heathrow Airport is located about 23 kilometres west of central London and has two parallel east-west runways and four operating terminals, covering an area of ​​12.27 square kilometres. Heathrow airport is the main hub for British Airways and the main base of Virgin Atlantic.

It is located 4.8 km west of the town of Hounslow, 3 miles south of Hayes.

The London heathrow airport is surrounded by the villages of Harlington, Harmondsworth and Longford in the north and the communities of Cranford and Hatton in the east.

Close by areas are Feltham, Bedfont and Stanwell, and Hounslow. London Heathrow Airport is part of London Borough of Hillingdon.

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Heathrow Airport’s services have been significantly reduced, and it was announced that starting from April 6, 2020, the airport will transition to a single runway operation and change once a week, closing No. 3 and Terminal 4, move all remaining flights to Terminal 2 or 5. In August 2020, the dual runway operation was resumed.

Heathrow Airport has 5 terminals – Terminal 1 is currently closed due to refurbishment

Heathrow Terminal 1 – Currently under refurbishment


London Heathrow Airport Information

London Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 

Used by over 16 million passengers to both domestic and international destinations via 29 airlines. 

Terminal 2 Arrivals: International Arrivals and baggage reclaim area is on Level 1 of Heathrow Terminal 2.

Checking in / Departures: Heathrow Terminal 2 Check-in is located on the top floor of  Heathrow Terminal 2. 

All Flight Departures can be found on Level 5 (Check-in level) and Level 4.

Recommended Check in Time 

  • International flights: Minimum 3 hours
  • European flights: Minimum 2 hours
  • Domestic flights: Minimum 90 minutes

Boarding usually begins around 45 minutes before departure but please check with your airline.

Self Service Check-in: Most airlines can self-check in; it is simple and safe to use and can save you a lot of time. Self-check-in can be done at the self-service kiosk near the standard check-in counter.

Flight Connections: International connections do not require going through Immigration but all International to Domestic connections do. Domestic to International connecting passengers can use special Immigration check points if baggage is already checked.

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London Heathrow Airport Information

London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 

Heathrow Terminal 3 mainly operates long-haul flights, with some to European destinations.

Arriving Passengers: Arrivals is located on the left at the north end of the building on the ground floor.

Checking In: Check-In and Flight Arrivals are located on the ground floor at the front of the building and Flight Departures are above check-in on the first floor.

Flight Connections: International connections do not require going through Immigrations but all International to Domestic connections do. Domestic to International connecting passengers can use special Immigration check points if baggage is already checked.

Airlines at Terminal 3: Terminal 3 mainly deals with long-haul flights for US, South America, Asia and some flights to Europe.

Recommended Check in Time 

  • International flights: Minimum 3 hours
  • European flights: Minimum 2 hours
  • Domestic flights: Minimum 90 minutes

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London Heathrow Airport Information

London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4

Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 Transfers – Home to 34 airlines and used by over 9.5 million passengers each year. flights operating from Terminal 4 are mainly for long-haul and European destinations, with Air France, Etihad Airlines, and KLM being some of the major airlines flying from this terminal.

Arriving Passengers: Flight Arrivals are located on the ground floor of the terminal, and Flight Departures on the 1st floor.

Checking In: Check-In is located on the first floor of the terminal, along with Flight Departures. Flight Arrivals are located on the ground floor.

Self Service Check-In: Many airlines provide self-check-in services. Self-check-in procedures can be done online and in self-service kiosks at the airport. Although the kiosks in Terminal 4 are located near the standard check-in counters for passengers to use, it is always best to check with your airline whether this service is available.

Flight Connections: International connections do not require immigration, but all international to domestic connections do. If the baggage has been checked, domestic to international transit passengers can use special immigration checkpoints.

Airlines at Terminal 4: Heathrow Terminal 4 handles long haul and European flights, serving multiple destinations worldwide. 

Recommended Check-in Time 

  • International flights: Minimum 3 hours
  • European flights: Minimum 2 hours
  • Domestic flights: Minimum 90 minutes

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London Heathrow Airport Information

London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Heathrow Terminal 5 is exclusively used by just two airlines; BA and Iberia.

British Airways, with the majority of their flights departing from Terminal 5, fly long haul, Iberia fly to Madrid whilst Iberia Express serve Gran Canaria and Tenerife North.

Checking In; at the Desk, Self Check In and Online.All check-in counters can be found on the top floor of Terminal 5. Many airlines now provide their own self-service check-in counters. If you are flying on one of these airlines, the airport staff can take you to the corresponding service desks, which will also have their own dedicated luggage check-in areas. If you want to improve efficiency, please check in online and download the boarding pass to your mobile phone, or use the convenient application provided by the airline; save your time and environment!

Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 Information Points: 

Passenger ambassadors are present throughout Terminal 5. They wear a purple uniform, and you will find them walking around the terminal in arrivals and departures. They can assist you with directions, information on flights and can even arrange for assistance in other languages.There is also an Information Zone, which is located on the ground floor near the UK arrivals. Here you can find leaflets, maps and help screens.

Recommended Check-in Time 

  • International flights: Minimum 3 hours
  • European flights: Minimum 2 hours
  • Domestic flights: Minimum 90 minutes

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