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Heathrow Airport Drop Off & Pick Up

Heathrow Airport Drop Off & Pick Up

Navigating your way through the hustle and bustle of Heathrow Airport can be a daunting task. Let Airparks help you with our handy Heathrow Airport Drop Off & Pick Up information for the Heathrow terminals.

Dropping Off Passengers

If you plan to drop somebody off at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2, 3, 4 or 5, this is done on the lanes outside the terminals. You can unload on the forecourts, but waiting is not permitted. The forecourts are patrolled by the Police as well as airport staff, so you will be asked to move if you are seen to be waiting.

If you are looking for somewhere convenient to park up, take a look at the parking prices below.

Heathrow Pick Up

If you're collecting someone from the airport, it's good to check if their flight is on time via the Heathrow Live Flight Arrivals first.

When you arrive at the airport, please note that you are not permitted to wait on the airport forecourts due to security reasons. Instead, you need to use one of the Short Stay Car Parks.

We recommend waiting in the Long Stay Car Park as the first two hours are free. However, please bear in mind that this is located quite far away from the airport, and requires a shuttle transfer.

Heathrow Airport Parking Long Stay

You can use the Long Stay car park for up to two hours for FREE. However, this means that your vehicle can't re-enter Long Stay parking within a 24 hour period. Please note that private hire and trade vehicles cannot park here, and must use the Authorised Vehicle Area (AVA) instead. When you exit the car park, it will need to be authorised by either the exit intercom or by a member of the car parking team.

Average journey times from Long Stay:

  • Terminal 2 - 10 minutes
  • Terminal 3 - 18 minutes
  • Terminal 4 - 5 minutes
  • Terminal 5 - 8 minutes

Long Stay Tariffs

Heathrow Airport Long Stay Parking Charges
First day (off peak) £27.30 First day (on peak) £31.40
0-2 hours (off peak and on peak) Free Each additional 24 hour period or more (off peak) £21.60
Each additional 24 hour period or more (on peak) £24.80

*Peak prices are for the following periods: 1 April - 17 April; 21 July - 28 August; 20 December - 29 December

Heathrow Airport Parking Short Stay

The Short Stay Parking is located next to each airport terminal, and is within a much closer proximity than the Long Stay Car Park. You can rest assured that the Short Stay Parking is secure, with regular patrols and good lighting.

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Short Stay Tariffs

Heathrow Airport Short Stay Parking Charges
Up to 30 minutes £3.80 30 minutes - 1 hour £7.00
1 - 2 hours £11.30 2 - 3 hours £13.90
3 - 4 hours £18.00 4 - 5 hours £22.20
5 - 6 hours £27.60 6 - 9 hours £40.30
9 - 12 hours £52.00 12 - 24 hours £59.50

Short Stay Pick Up Points

To get to the Short Stay car parks, make sure you follow the directions for your relevant terminal; these car parks are signposted all along the roads. From the Short Stay car parks, the terminals are a small distance on foot.

Terminal 2 Short Stay

Postcode: TW6 1EW

Terminal 3 Short Stay

Postcode: TW6 1QG

Terminal 4 Short Stay

Postcode: TW6 3XA

Terminal 5 Short Stay

Postcode: TW6 2GA

Getting to Heathrow Terminals 2, 3, 4, and 5

Terminals 2 and 3

These two terminals are close by to each other, and are located at the centre of the airport. Leave the M4 at Junction 4, or M25 at Junction 15, and follow the signs for Heathrow Terminals.

Terminal 4

This terminal is situated on the south side of the airport, and has a separate entrance. Leave the M25 at Junction 14 and follow the signs for Heathrow Terminal 4. If you're travelling from the M4, leave at Junction 4B and head south along the M25 to Junction 14.

Terminal 5

Terminal 5 is located to the west of the airport, and has its own access road, which can be accessed by the M25 at Junction 14. If you're heading to the airport from the M4, leave at Junction 4B and follow the M25 southwards to Junction 14.

For more information, view directions to all Heathrow Terminals.