Heathrow POD Parking



From M4 at Junction 4: Leave the motorway heading towards Heathrow Airport. Take M4 (Spur road) towards Heathrow Airport junction 4a. Follow overhead signs for POD Parking & Long Stay, keep in the left hand lane. Pass Heathrow Welcome Island and go under bridge, stay in the left hand lane. At Junction 4a, the motorway ends, turn left onto slip road 'East Ramp' following signs towards POD Parking. Pass Police Station onto Nene roundabout, take third exit signed POD Parking (previously Business Parking). At traffic signals turn right onto Northern Perimeter road (dual carriageway), signposted POD Parking. Follow the dual carriageway through a traffic light junction, drive past the fire station on your right hand side and follow the road through a T-junction, two mini-roundabouts to a traffic light junction. Please ensure you are in the right hand lane of the junction and the entrance to POD Parking is through the junction on your right hand side.

From M25 at Junction 14: Follow signs for Terminal 5 and Long Stay parking. At the Terminal 5 roundabout, take the first exit (left into Wrightway), follow the road through a traffic light junction to the next mini roundabout. The entrance to POD Parking is off the mini roundabout to your left.


Arrival procedure

The car park has an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system, so please make sure you enter your vehicle registration number correctly when you make your booking.

At the entry barrier, the machine will read and recognise your registration number; then a ticket will be printed showing your registration number and booking reference and the barrier will open.

Press the call button for help if you experience any difficulties.


Return procedure

You'll need to catch the transfer bus from the terminal back to the car park.

Once you get to the car park, if your ticket says 'cashier' on it, you'll have to take it to the customer services office opposite bus stop 6 by the exit so that they can validate it for you. Please leave your car where it is as there are no spaces outside the office. Collect your car, insert your ticket at the exit barrier and it will lift automatically. To leave the airport, turn right out of the car park.



The car park is manned 24 hours a day, with security fencing, lighting, CCTV and frequent security patrols. This car park has been awarded the Park Mark for safer parking.



Parking is at owner's own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of the car park.




Disabled facilities

Buses with disabled access are available at the car park.


Additional information

No minibuses but MPVs are allowed.

Please phone POD Parking to check regarding trucks and trailers.



Heathrow Airport Business Parking
Northern Perimeter Rd
Heathrow Airport

Distance to airport

POD Parking is just one mile from the terminals and is the closest car park to terminal 5.

Transfers from airport

Tranfers run every 3-7 minutes and take just 4-8 minutes.

Heathrow POD Parking reviews

Our average review score for Heathrow POD Parking is 1.2 from 10 reviews.

"The parking facilty itself was fantastic - I parked in the business short term 'pod' parking, and this would have been perfect for Terminal 5. But your website did not make it clear enough that this parking is solely for terminal 5. I needed to be in Terminal 4 and had a half hour transfer via 2 trains to get there."

December 22, 2014

"We had exactly the same experience as the other reviewers. When the pod is working it is excellent and we were very impressed with the journey to the airport. When we arrived back we found no signs directing us back to the pod. When we got there a sign said we should go to Bus Stop 28 but no directions of how to get there! Again there were more people waiting than could fit on the transport provided. The whole idea of booking the pod was so we didn't have to wait for a bus! Back to meet and greet next time!!!"

May 22, 2018

"Other reviews say it all - Following return back to T5 on 16th May POD service not working. Waited 20 mins for shuttle bus which was quickly full. Waited a further 15 mins - but no further bus arrived & nothing in sight. Ended up walking back to the car park - not a great experience."

May 19, 2018


For our return flight the POD parking wasn’t working. There was no information prior to getting to the actual POD bays. Walked all the way there to be greeted by a sign saying 'out of order - go to bus stand'.

Signs directed us to a replacement bus service. We waited 10 mins for a bus by a busy road late at night.

Systems do break down but the lack of communication to customers for a supposedly high tech system is not acceptable and when queried by email for a refund on the return part of the journey - got no reply for a week, then when I followed up the email requesting a reply, got a terse reply referring me to their T & Cs. Had I booked a long term car park with bus transfers we would have paid £70. Instead we paid £149 for a service that was unavailable. Wish I'd saved my money - will never use again.

Absolutely shocking customer service. Will never use again and won't be recommending to others."

April 18, 2018

"Echo other reviewers - pods are not reliable and were broken on our return. They have mobile numbers but don’t bother informing customers. As others have said the back up is rubbish- a small infrequent bus with no child seats. And no refund despite paying more for pods than would do for car park with bus service (which is what we got). Appalling"

April 15, 2018