Business and leisure travellers have access to the best Heathrow Parking options. Here's our overview of car parking services available at London Heathrow, both on-airport and off-airport.
Compare Heathrow Airport Parking
Why should you compare your airport parking options at Heathrow? Comparing all options means you not only get the cheapest price for your trip, but also the car park best suited to you. If you're travelling with the family, you may find the Meet and Greet Service is best suited to you, if you're not carrying huge amounts of luggage then a cheaper off-airport car park may the be the best car park at the best price for you - they often come with airport shuttle buses to get you between the car parks and your terminal. By comparing all types of airport car parks, from short stay to business parking, you'll be sure to get the cheapest price for what you need and be able to relax, knowing it's all pre-booked and taken care of.
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 services, such as Purple Parking, APH Meet & Greet, and Good to Go.
Heathrow Long Stay Parking
Aimed at travellers who are going to be away for more than a couple of days, Heathrow Airport's 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 on-airport car parks serve T2, 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: One of the main off-airport Heathrow parking compounds 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. There are plenty of other off-airport options now, too, so you can pick one that suits you. 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. Keep an eye out for how frequent the transfers are so you know how long you should have to wait.
If parking further away does not suit you, and you prefer your car to be parked at the airport, you can choose from a range of options that cater to all terminals. Some car parks are much closer and have shorter transfer times of just 3-5 minutes.
Heathrow Short Stay Parking:
Prices and Postcodes
Looking for convenient parking when picking up or dropping someone else for their getaway? Short Stay parking areas are the answer. They are at all Heathrow terminals, usually close the main entrance to the terminal building making it one of the easiest options to get from the car park to your flight. 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 £5.10 for up to 29 minutes and go up to £73.90 for 12-24hours.
Postcodes: To get to Heathrow Short Stay parking use these postcodes:
Terminal 2: TW6 1EW
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. To see how much you could potentially save, just use the form above to run a quote!
Heathrow Business Parking
Heathrow Airport also has 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 the drive-up price) to park at Business Car Parks or book online in advance. If you run a quote for Heathrow Airport using the form above, look for results such as Heathrow Business Parking and Heathrow Business Meet and Greet.
You can find more details on Business Parking here: Terminal 1 and 3, Terminal 4, Terminal 5.
Heathrow Valet Parking
Valet parking service is also available at Heathrow Airport. In our parking comparison results we will include quotes from Heathrow Official Valet Parking. This parking is available at all terminals and is aimed at travellers who prefer a convenient and fast service, for example those who may be travelling with small children or are taking large amounts of luggage with them. You can enhance the Valet Parking service with an addition of Car Care involving 2-3 star professional car wash and interior vacuum.
Heathrow Motorbike Parking
Looking to park your motorbike at Heathrow? It will differ depending on the Terminal you're flying from. Check out our dedicated blog for more information.
Pick-up and drop-off at Heathrow
A convenient arrangement is offered to travellers wishing to pick up or drop off passengers at Heathrow Airport is the use of the Long Stay car park which may be used free of charge for up to 2 hours. You will just have a slightly longer journey to the airport as you'll need to hop onto one of the shuttle buses.
Heathrow Airport Hotels, B&Bs, the Hilton and Parking Offers
Some Heathrow Airport hotels offer car parking as part of the package if you are also booking accommodation. See more Heathrow Hotel deals and find out if you can get a better deal than booking parking separately. Keep an eye out for our special hotel and parking deals - staying the night before is often around the same price but saves a lot of stress! Many of the hotels are also just a short hop from the airport itself, so catching your flight in the morning will be even easier!
Take a sneak peak at great deals at the Heathrow's Hilton Hotel, Holiday Inn, the Marriott and local B&Bs to name a few...