Picking up friends and family from Heathrow airport is easy when youre up-to-date with the latest flight news and understand what to do when you reach the airport. Use the online form on the right to check the status of the inbound flight you are waiting for, then use the information below to find out where to go when you get in to Heathrow.
Heathrow airport has four working terminals, so its important to use the live status feed on this page to check which terminal the flight you are waiting for is due to arrive at. Once youve confirmed the terminal you can find it using the following directions:
Picking up a passenger from Heathrow can make things more convenient for them, ensuring that their holiday ends on a high. Its easy, as long as you understand how to park at Heathrow.
Waiting is not permitted on the terminal forecourt, so its best to use a Short Stay car park to pick up your passengers. You can find Short Stay parking next to each of the working terminals, and all of the car parks are frequently patrolled, well lit and secured. Its recommended that you use these car parks for stays of up to five hours, and prices are as follows*:
*Prices shown correct as of 21st August, 2013.
Heathrow Airport is just 15 miles west of central London. If youre driving, its easy to reach from the M4 and M25 motorways, and public transport options are also available. Visit our directions to Heathrow airport page and then enter your location for directions specific to your starting point.
If you need to refuel, three petrol stations are close to Heathrow airport. You can find a Texaco station on Bath Road (A4); a BP station at Hatton Cross, Great West Road (A30); and an Esso station on Southern Perimeter Road.