Getting to London Heathrow Airport

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Getting to London Heathrow Airport for your Flybe flight couldn’t be easier. Only 15 miles from central London, Heathrow is easy to find to the west, with excellent public transport links, ample parking at all terminals and even hotels on site. Given the potential build-up of traffic in the city, it is advised to allow a minimum of an hour if making the trip by car from central London, but given the unpredictable nature of traffic, please give yourself as much time as you can.

Heathrow is on London’s fantastic Tube network, with trains arriving via the Piccadilly Line to Terminals 2 and 3, as well as Terminal 4 or 5. Bus services run to Heathrow from destinations across the capital.

London Heathrow’s five terminals all have their own postcode for sat-nav. Flybe flights depart from Terminals 2-5:

Terminal 2: TW6 1EW

Terminal 3: TW6 1QG

Terminal 4: TW6 3XA

Terminal 5: TW6 2GA

For Terminals 2 and 3, exit the M4 at junction 4 or the M25 at junction 15.

For Terminal 4, exit the M25 at junction 14. From the M4, take the exit at junction 4b and follow the M25 south to junction 14.

For Terminal 5, exit the M25 at junction 14. From the M4, take the exit at junction 4b and follow the M25 south to junction 14.

Discover all you need to know about travelling to London Heathrow Airport below, from public transport links to parking information. If you need assistance getting to central London from Heathrow, have a look at our London Heathrow Airport Arrivals page, as well as our Visiting London and Business in London pages to help you plan and get the most out of your trip.

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Car parking at London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport has a range of parking to suit all travel needs, whether your trip is one of business or pleasure.

The airport offers short and long stay parking, as well as a range of other services, including business parking, meet and greet and even valet parking for a luxury touch. In order to get the best prices, booking your parking in advance is highly recommended. To do so, simply add on a car parking option when you book your Flybe flights.

All parking areas at Heathrow are accessible for anyone requiring special assistance, including disabled parking bays and help points.

Forecourts are for dropping off only. If you have arranged a pick up, your driver can use one of Heathrow’s short stay car parks – a charge of £3.80 applies for a 30 minute stay.

Public transport

Getting to London Heathrow Airport on public transport is easy, and you’ve a variety of options depending on where you’re travelling from in the UK. Buses and coaches are available from across London and the rest of the UK, and to avoid potential traffic, a Tube service is available to Terminals 2 and 3 or alternatively to Terminal 4 or 5 via the Piccadilly Line. Underground trains run approximately every 10 minutes from central London. Fridays and Saturdays now run a 24-hour service to Terminal 5.

By bus

As well as an extensive bus service operating across London directly to Heathrow airport, there are Heathrow-bound buses from Feltham, Reading, Woking and Watford, a selection of hotels close to the airport and Heathrow National Express coaches from various destinations across the UK.

For the latest timetables, route and pricing information, have a look at Heathrow’s Transport and Directions page.

By train

London Heathrow Airport has its own train station, and the Heathrow Express service runs every 15 minutes from London Paddington Rail Station, with a journey time also of 15 minutes. The Heathrow Connect train stops at local stations between Paddington and Heathrow and takes 30-45 minutes.

For more information on trains to London Heathrow Airport, including booking tickets for travel, check the National Rail website.

By coach

National Express coaches call at all Heathrow terminals and run from a host of destinations across the UK.

To find more details on coach prices and timetables and make your booking, visit the National Express website.


London’s world-famous hackney carriages stop outside all of Heathrow’s terminals. For a breakdown of costs and estimated journey times, please see the Transport for London’s taxi fares page.