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Tips for car parking at Heathrow

With 5 terminals and more parking options than you can shake a stick at, Heathrow presents a daunting challenge to even the most savvy minded for choosing the right car park. Thankfully, our research boffins have been busy gathering all the latest hints and tips for parking your car in and around Heathrow Airport. Aren't they kind?

  • On-airport parking offers convenient parking at Heathrow Airport and literally means those car parks located within the perimeter roads. The majority of these Heathrow parking options are owned or endorsed by BAA.
  • Off-airport car parks can offer fantastic value for money and all include free regular transfers within the price - the perfect choice if you're planning to get there in plenty of time. They are a little further away from the terminal building but with comparable facilities and levels of service.
  • Compare Heathrow Airport parking by feature, not just price
  • The price you see is the price you pay - you won't get cheaper going direct
top tip So far we've gathered 8632 Heathrow Airport parking reviews from our previous customers and with an average rating of 86% we're confident that you'll have a top-notch parking experience. The good news doesn't stop there. We search the web every day to find the cheapest parking at Heathrow Airport, and today's no exception. Book the cheapest car park available within the next week and you could pay as little as: £4.60 - a day, £45.95 - 1 week, £69.00 - 2 weeks - now that's a bargain!

Heathrow Airport car parking for Blue Badge holders

For security reasons, the blue badge parking scheme does not operate on the Heathrow Airport road system. Unattended vehicles will be towed away and a fine must be paid to retrieve them.

Short term parking

Blue Badge car parking Heathrow Airport
  • Clearly designated Blue Badge parking is available in all of Heathrow's short stay car parks.
  • Take your badge with you and advise the car park operator by pushing the Help button at the car park's entrance or by using a Help Point telephone.

Long term parking (over 24 hours)

For stays of more than 24 hours we recommend you pre-book Business parking or Long term car parking at Heathrow

  • Blue Badge parking spaces are located close to the bus stops or admin offices.
  • If you book a space at one of these car parks, simply call the phone number provided in your confirmation email before arrival to arrange suitable transfers to the terminal.

More information regarding the disabled facilities available can be found on the individual car park information pages. If you have any questions before booking, please contact us, or, if you have already booked, contact the car park directly using the telephone number provided in your booking confirmation email.

Useful Information for Heathrow Airport

BAA Heathrow Information Desks

  • Terminal 1: Arrivals area, near car hire desks (06:00 - 23:00).
  • Terminal 2: Main Concourse on 1st floor, near payphones (06:00 - 23:00).
  • Terminal 3: Ground Floor, Check-In area in Zone D (07:00 - 21:30) and ground floor Arrivals area, near taxi desk (05:30 - 22:30).
  • Terminal 4: Arrivals area, near meeting point (05:30 - 22:30).
  • Terminal 5: Help terminals are available on the Arrivals concourse, towards the north end of the building.

ATM - Cash machines

  • Located before and after security; most accept UK bank and building society cards (Link-affiliated) with no surcharges.
Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet access and Internet terminals are located throughout the terminals.
Useful Telephone Numbers at Heathrow

  • Heathrow Airport General Enquiries: +44 (0)870 000 0123
  • Airlines
  • American Airlines: 020 7365 0777
  • British Airways: 0844 493 0787
  • Continental Airlines: 0845 607 6760
  • Delta Air Lines: 0800 414 767
  • Emirates: 0870 243 2222
  • KLM Royal Dutch: 0870 507 4074
  • Lufthansa: 0870 837 7747
  • Qantas: 0845 774 7767
  • United Airlines: 0845 844 4777
  • Virgin Atlantic: 0870 574 7747
  • Heathrow Lost Property: +44(0)20 8745 7727
  • World Points Loyalty Programme: 0500 844 844(UK) or +44 (0)1252 644116 (outside the UK)
  • Careers at Heathrow: +44 (0)141 585 6000
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BP Petrol Station
Heathrow Cargo,
Cargo Site, Cargo Village
London Heathrow Airport

Heathrow North
Service Station

Shepiston Lane

Petrol gauge on empty? If you're not familiar with the area around Heathrow, you may have a challenge on your hands. Here are some handy places to print out before you leave, just in case the unexpected occurs:

Useful Terminal Information

Meet and greet parking at Heathrow Airport requires that you specify which terminal you would like to be met at on arrival and departure. Here is a summary of the main flights in and out of the terminals at Heathrow:

  • Terminal 1 serves all domestic flights in addition to European and long-haul destinations. The 14 airlines that operate from Terminal 1 include BMI British Midland, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Finnair and South African Airways.
  • Terminal 2 mainly operates European flights but also serves some long-haul flights. Airlines that fly from this terminal include Air Algerie, Air Astana, Olympic Airways, Iberia, Libyan Arab Airlines, Lufthansa, Syrianair, Icelandair, TAP Air Portugal, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Air France.
  • Terminal 3 is Heathrow Airport's primary terminal for long-haul flights to Asia, Africa and the USA. Airlines operating from Terminal 3 include Gulf Air, Air New Zealand, Thai Airways International, Air China, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, Turkish Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, British Airways and Air India.
  • Terminal 4 serves European destinations and most of British Airways long-haul flights. Airlines flying from Terminal 4 include British Airways, British Mediterranean Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, SN Brussels Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Air Malta, Quantas and Kenya Airways.
  • Terminal 5 is the new home of most of British Airways' flights, and they are the only airline operating from the new terminal, which is located at the western edge of Heathrow.

Life's all about simple pleasures - and it's certainly too short to be worrying about mundane things like parking. That's why we're here. Our research boffins have extracted the pain and cost from parking at Heathrow Airport - leaving only the nice stuff like extra money in your pocket and a sunny beach to look forward to. Enjoy.

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Reeds Service Park
customer-rating rated 95% based on 173 customer reviews

Reeds Service Park is ideally situated for Terminals 4 and 5, but serves all terminals. With easy access from the M25, M4 and M3 this car park facility features brick perimeter walls with barbed wire.

Transfers take 18 mins and run on-demand
Business Plus Parking
customer-rating rated 93% based on 34 customer reviews

Serving Terminal 1 at Heathrow exclusively, Business Parking Plus is ideally located to provide the quickest transfers available.

Transfers take 3 mins and run on-demand
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Click Park Heathrow
customer-rating rated 89% based on 117 customer reviews

Click Park is a BAA-approved Heathrow parking facility serving Terminals 4 and 5.

Transfers take 8 mins and run on-demand
Long Stay Parking Terminal 4
customer-rating rated 89% based on 111 customer reviews

Long Stay Parking at Heathrow Terminal 4 is located on the Southern Perimeter Road, where it's easily accessible from all the main routes into the airport.

Transfers take 7-8 mins and run every 10 mins
NCP Flightpath
customer-rating rated 88% based on 700 customer reviews

Conveniently located at the end of the M4 spur, NCP Flightpath offers the level of service you expect from a national airport parking brand. Services Terminal 1 and 3 only.

Transfers take 5 mins and run every 15 mins
Long Stay Parking Terminal 5
customer-rating rated 87% based on 154 customer reviews

Heathrow Long Stay Parking at Terminal 5 is on the Northern Perimeter Road, so it's easy to locate from the M4 and M25. At this official airport car park, you park your vehicle yourself and keep the keys.

Transfers take 5 mins and run every 10 mins
Business Parking Terminal 4
customer-rating rated 87% based on 75 customer reviews

Heathrow Business Parking for Terminal 4 is conveniently located just off the M25 at Junction 14. This is the closest on-airport parking to Terminal 4, offering wider spaces than standard parking bays.

Transfers take 3 mins and run on-demand
Business Parking Terminals 1 and 3
customer-rating rated 86% based on 239 customer reviews

Business Parking is one of Heathrow's official Long Stay car parks and is easily located on the Northern Perimeter Road. Motorist assistance and free jump starts are available.

Transfers take 8 mins and run every 5 mins
Business Parking Terminal 5
customer-rating rated 85% based on 23 customer reviews

This Business Parking location is exclusively for travellers flying from Terminal 5, and features Automated Number Plate Recognition at the entrance for added convenience.

Transfers take 8 mins and run every 5 mins
Purple Parking Long Stay
customer-rating rated 84% based on 1207 customer reviews

For excellent service at an economical price, choose Purple Parking Heathrow. Their nearby parking compound has received a Gold Security Award from the police. Transfers to Heathrow Airport do not operate between midnight and 03:45 am.

Transfers take 15 mins and run regularly
Long Stay Parking Terminals 1 and 3
customer-rating rated 84% based on 481 customer reviews

This Long Stay Parking options serves terminals 1 and 3 and is and an official Heathrow Airport Long Stay car park on the Eastern Perimeter Road. Offers on-airport convenience and security.

Transfers take 7-15 mins and run every 10 mins
Purple Parking Business
customer-rating rated 82% based on 1050 customer reviews

Purple Parking Business is a high-tech undercover multi-storey car park featuring state-of-the-art CCTV and barrier technology. Transfers to Heathrow Airport do not operate between midnight and 03:45 am.

Transfers take 8 mins and run regularly

Meet and Greet parking at Heathrow is pretty handy if you're short of time. Drop your car off at the terminal to have it waiting on your return, courtesy of a fully-insured knight in shining armour.

In addition to Heathrow Airport parking we also offer Gatwick Airport Parking, London City Airport Parking, Luton Airport Parking and Stansted Airport Parking.

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...Great experience. The member of staff was there when I arrived and I was on my way within a minute or two. Same on my return. It took longer to find my way out of T1 car park once I was in my car than it did to get my car back. Tip: don't follow the signs to the exit.....

Mr Maddison - National Meet and Greet

...Somebody was waiting for me as I arrived at Terminal 1 and they were very flexible on my return time as I had to call into London on way back and did not know what time I would get back to Terminal 1 until on the tube back. Have now used twice and I am very impressed with.....

Mr Colson - MBW Meet and Greet Parking

...Met us on time at Heathrow and the same coming back, would use again and were the cheapest at the time...

Mr Hopkins - MBW Meet and Greet Parking

...We use valet parking at T5 maybe 20 times per year. Star Parking offered us the best deal on this occasion and the service was at least as good as the other operator but the price was 25% less. Will definitely use them again...

Mr Colin - Star Parking

...Both drop-off and pick-up went exactly to plan. Helpful on the telephone when arranging things. Very friendly and helpful drivers waiting both times. Recommended...

Mr Morgans - MBW Meet and Greet Parking

...The location was easy to find. The drop off and pick up was punctual and efficient and all that for a much lower cost than the long duration car park at the airport. I would wholeheartedly recommend Purple parking to anyone...

Mr BIGEAT - Purple Parking Long Stay

...MBW are very competitively priced, their meet and greet service as heathrow T 5 is cheaper than many of the off airport services. I have used them 3 Times now and the driver has always been there to meet me in time. I have used a number of the other T5 meet greet services and.....

Mr Warren - MBW Meet and Greet Parking

...Cannot fault the service at a competitive rate. No complaints whatsoever...

Mr QAZI - MBW Meet and Greet Parking

...Good value for money if compared to self parking and hassle of getting everybody and luggage to airport from the parking site..

Mrs Pearson - MBW Meet and Greet Parking

...First time user easy to use hassle free service no waiting good value polite staff stress free definitely use again..

Mr Cardwell - MBW Meet and Greet Parking

8632 straight talking Heathrow Airport parking reviews and counting

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Heathrow Airport serves more than 64 million passengers flying to more than 170 destinations worldwide. We've counted them.