Heathrow is the world's busiest international airport. Regarded as the hub of the aviation world, around 90 airlines have made Heathrow their base. The airport has four terminals (with a fifth under construction) and serves over 180 destinations in 90 countries. Located to the west of the city, access can be a problem for passengers driving from London. Patience and fortitude are the two prime virtues often needed in handling the congestion. If you want to rent a car in Heathrow airport you can use: Practical, Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, National.
London Heathrow Airport has four terminals
Terminal 1 is for all domestic flights, most UK airline departures to Europe plus EL AL and South African Airways flights.
Terminal 2 is for most non-UK carriers' flights to Europe and some long haul destinations.
Terminal 3 is the long haul terminal for US, South American, Asian and Asia Pacific airlines plus most African carriers.
Terminal 4 is for most British Airways long haul flights and some European services. KLM and Qantas also use T4.
How to get to and from Heathrow?
National Express Airport
National Express Airport coach services connect seven major UK airports with towns and cities across the country. Coaches serve both central bus station and terminal 4 at the UK's busiest airport from cities across the UK - so whatever terminal you're flying from, National Express Airport can get you there simply and comfortably.
Ticket cost: £15 return and £10 single
Heathrow Express trains depart from Heathrow every 15 minutes. Trains go to Paddington station and that takes 15 minutes. Heathrow Express trains have air-conditioning, ample luggage space, with dedicated areas for wheelchairs, and trains are level with station platforms for getting on and off easily with bags. You can collect your tickets from the machines situated at Heathrow Airport or Paddington Station.
- £26 return and £13,5 single
- VISIT LONDON £16 RETURN (from Heathrow Express ticket offices only)
Valid after 13:00, must return before midnight on the same day of travel.
The Tube - Piccadilly Line
From Heathrow Airport to London's center you can travel by The Tube. Piccadilly Line starts in Heathrow Airport and goes to London's center. It's a fast and easy way to travel from the airport.
- £4 single