One of the busiest airports in the world, London Heathrow is London’s principle airport serving close to 66 million passengers per year. 


Quick Facts

Distance from the City Center:

14 miles

Public Transport:

London Heathrow is serviced by a wide range of buses and trains. The fastest way to travel from the airport to the city is via the Heathrow Express train which takes 15 minutes to reach London Paddington Station.

Taxi fare:

Approximately $80 to the City Center.

Car Rental:

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National Car Rental and Thrifty car hire desks are located in the airport’s arrivals hall.



Various check-in counters can be found on the ground floor of terminal 2, the first floor of terminals 2 and 3 and the top floor of Terminal 5. For your specific check-in counter, refer to your itinerary.

Currency Exchange

A large range of currency exchange bureaus and ATMs are available within the airport, before and after security.

Internet Access

Free high-speed wi-fi is available throughout all of Heathrow’s terminals. Pre-paid internet kiosks are also located throughout the airport while printers can be found before security.


Left baggage storage facilities can be found on the ground floor of terminals 1, 3, 4 and 5.


A concierge service is available for departures, transfers and arrivals.


The following major airline lounges are located within Heathrow. For access to specific lounges, refer to your Travel Associates expert.

British Airways:

Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class and Flying Gold Club passengers are welcome to enjoy the airline’s flagship Clubhouse located at Gate H in Terminal 3. Within the lounge, guests can enjoy an array of premium facilities including a poolside lounge, a library, treatment spa, sky lounge, movie theatres, deli and concierge service.

American Airlines:

American Airlines has two lounges located in Terminal 3 at Gate H. The airline’s First Class and Business Class passengers are welcome to enjoy the Flagship Lounge which boasts business facilities, dedicated check-in services and complimentary buffet. The second lounge, the Admiral Club Lounge, is available to Admiral Club members and offers café dining, floating bar, cyber-café, private bathrooms and more.