Business and leisure travellers have a range of car parking options at London Heathrow airport. Here's our overview of parking services available, both on-airport and off-airport.
Heathrow Short Stay Parking
A convenient parking option for those arriving to collect their family and friends or drop them off. There are dedicated Short Stay parking areas at each terminal at Heathrow, usually not far from the main entrance to the terminal building. It is advised to park your car at Short Stay car park if you are staying for up to 5 hours.
Prices: Heathrow Short Stay parking prices start from £3.00 for up to 30 minutes and go up to £25.20 for 5-6 hours.
Postcodes: To get to Heathrow Short Stay parking use these postcodes:
Terminal 1: TW6 1AP
Terminal 3: TW6 1QG
Terminal 4: TW6 3XA
Terminal 5: TW6 2GA
Alternatives: As an alternative, Short Stay parking is also available from independent car parks that do not have a minimum stay requirement. They are situated further away from the main terminal buildings, but its worth comparing the prices. For example, 24 hour parking in March 2014 would cost £20.00 at Purple Parking Long Stay car park, with 15 min transfer time. To get an overview of the best prices, use our price form.
Heathrow Business Parking
Heathrow airport also manages Business Car Parks that are a great option for travellers who are looking to park as close to the airport terminals as possible. They are ideal if you need to park for several days and are situated much closer than the Long Stay Car Parks.
You can either pay the gate price (also called drive-up price) to park at Business Car Parks, or book online in advance. The drive-up daily price ranges from £25.30 to £26.30 depending on the weekday. To get a quote for advance online booking, please run a search at the top of this page and look for results such as Business Parking T4.
More details on Business Parking at: Terminal 1 and 3, Terminal 4, Terminal 5. There is also an exclusive Business Parking Plus service available at Terminal 1.
Heathrow Long Stay Parking
Aimed at travellers who are leaving for more than a couple of days, Heathrow airports own three official car parks offer excellent secure parking facilities. They operate all year round, all have been awarded the Park Mark award, and are easily accessible.
The three on-airport car parks serve T1, T3, T4 and T5 and offer free courtesy coach services transferring customers to and from the terminals. They are manned 24 hours, and have a total amount of 5684 spaces available.
Alternatives: The main off-airport Heathrow parking compound is Purple Parking, based about 15 minutes away. The largest car park in the London Heathrow area, this compound has the capacity of nearly 13,000 spaces. The car park is open all year round and suitable for both long and short stays as there is no minimum stay. The other main off airport choices for Heathrow airport parking are Purple Parking and Reeds Parking. These are usually cheaper than the on-airport options, but it may take longer to get connected to and from the terminal buildings via the transfer bus.
If parking further away does not suit your requirements, and you prefer your car to be parked at the airport, you can choose from a range of options that cater for all terminals. The Park and Fly and Pink Elephant Heathrow car parks are very close to the terminal, with short transfer times of just 3-5 minutes.
Heathrow Meet & Greet Parking
Meet & Greet Parking involves you dropping off your car in a dedicated area where a representative of the car parking company will take your car keys and park the vehicle on your behalf. You can then proceed to the check-in hassle-free. Upon your return, you either need to go to the Meet & Greet Reception or call a phone number provided and your car will be returned to you. This process differs slightly based on whether you opt to park with the official Heathrow Meet & Greet or an alternative independent parking company.
Alternatives: Several companies offer chauffeur-driven Meet and Greet service, such as Happy Days, Meteor, Purple Parking or Edward Lloyd Meet & Greet.
Heathrow Valet Parking
Valet parking service is also available at Heathrow airport. In our parking comparison results we will include a quote from Heathrow Official Valet Parking. This parking is available at all terminals and is aimed at travellers who prefer convenient and fast service and those who travel with small children and are taking large amounts of luggage with. You can enhance the Valet Parking service with an addition of Car Care involving 2-3 star professional car wash and interior vacuum.
Heathrow Hotel and Parking
Some Heathrow Airport hotels offer car parking as part of the package if you are also booking accommodation. View Heathrow Hotel deals to see if you can get a better deal than booking parking separately.
Pick-up and drop-off at Terminal 4
A convenient arrangement is offered to travellers wishing to pick up or drop off passengers at Heathrow Terminal 4. As an alternative to the Short Stay car park, the Long Stay car park at T4 may be used free of charge for up to 2 hours.
Compare Heathrow Airport Parking
The cost of Heathrow airport parking varies based on duration, convenience and the type of service your require. A weeks parking (7 days) at Heathrow can set you back from as low as £29 to as high as £144 depending on the product you choose (prices valid in March 2014). To get a full picture of options available, compare facilities, times of transfer and read the reviews, fill out the search form at the top of this page and get an instant quote.
London Heathrow Airport
Traffic statistics show that in year 2013 London Heathrow airport handled just over 72 million passengers, compared to 69.6 million in 2012 and 69.3 million in 2011. The busiest airport in the UK, London Heathrow occupies approximately 1,227 hectares, boasts five terminals, has two runways, and serves 184 destinations in 80 countries.