As you would expect from a new terminal, parking at Terminal 5 is very easy. You can choose from Short Stay Parking, Long Stay Parking, Meet & Greet, Valet, and Pod Parking. There is even dedicated Business Parking.
If you are dropping off passengers you may use the terminal forecourt, however there is no waiting allowed. If you are picking up, then you will need to use the Short Stay car park.
You might think short stay car parks can only be paid for on the day, but you can save a lot of money if you book these in advance. These car parks are usually used for very short trips of up to a couple of days - or often for just picking up passengers as you can stay for 30 minutes.
At Heathrow Terminal 5, you can stay for up to 30 minutes for £3.50, or a 24-hour period for £56. If you book in advance you can usually park for cheaper.
A little further from Terminal 5 but with regular shuttle buses, this is a safe and secure way to leave your car for those longer trips. Prices vary, but booking in advance will normally secure you a much better rate than drive-up prices.
Meet & Greet
Can't be bothered with buses? Meet & Greet means that you drop your car at a pre-arranged point, and the car park team will collect it and take it to the car park. On your return you will find your car waiting for you at the pre-arranged point.
At Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 you can also book Valet Parking - the ultimate solution for smooth travel. Just drop your car at the terminal forecourt, and it will be waiting for you when you return from your trip.
Terminal 5's exclusive Pod Parking means you can park safely a few miles from the airport in the Business Car Park, and hop onto one of the driverless vehicles to take you to the airport. The journey only takes 6 minutes, and can take up to 4 people. If there are no Pods at the car park station, you can request one using the screens. No crowded shuttle buses to deal with, just park and pod!
On Airport/Off Airport
You may see these terms a lot, but they quite simply explain the location of the car park. On airport means that the car park can be found on the airport or terminal premises, such as Heathrow's Short Stay car park. Off airport means you will need a method of transfer to get there, such as shuttle bus or Terminal 5's Pods.
There are plenty of options for parking at Heathrow Terminal 5 and you are definitely not restricted to the official car parks, so go ahead and run a quote!
Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 was opened in March 2008, after decades of planning, and in 2014 over 31 million passengers used the terminal. It is now well and truly established as an iconic part of Heathrow Airport, and is home to British Airways and Iberia airlines.
A feat of engineering, it is Britain's most impressive terminal building, with the roof alone covering enough area to contain five football pitches. With its modern feel and fantastic facilities, it is no surprise that it has won multiple Best Terminal awards. Find out more about the great facilities at Terminal 5 here.