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Maps and Directions

Heathrow is easily accessible by car and all forms of public transport. The airport is 15 miles west of London on the M4 motorway, near the M25 interchange.

Below you can find driving directions, including easy-to-read maps, information on the correct motorway exits, estimated distances to Heathrow from locations around the south east, and the correct postcodes for satellite navigation devices.

Driving Directions

All Heathrow's terminals are well signposted from the appropriate motorway junctions and A road exits - make sure you know which terminal to go to before setting out. The table below shows which exit to leave at for each terminal, and also provides the correct postcodes for satellite navigation systems.


Driving Directions

TerminalLocationMotorway JunctionsPostcode
1Centre of HeathrowM4, Junction 4M25, Junction 15A4 (local road)TW6 1AP
2Centre of HeathrowM4, Junction 4M25, Junction 15A4 (local road)TW6 1EW
3Centre of HeathrowM4, Junction 4M25, Junction 15A4 (local road)TW6 1QG
4South HeathrowM4, Junction 4bM25, Junction 14A30 (local road)TW6 3XA
5Western Perimeter RoadM4, Junction 4bM25, Junction 14TW6 2GA

Maps

Our map will give you an overview of Heathrow's location and the surrounding area, also highlighting the main approach roads.

Alternatively, you can search the AA Route Planner for tailored directions.


Driving Information

Distances by miles when driving from:

Basingstoke38
Brighton67
Cambridge70
Chelmsford69
Clapham17
Croydon23
Dartford60
Dorking30
Guildford26
Kingston Upon Thames10
Portsmouth68
Reading28
Redhill35
Southampton70
Tunbridge Wells60

For security reasons, private cars are prohibited from stopping on the terminal forecourt roads for any purpose other than to set down passengers. Waiting is not permitted on the terminal forecourt. Cars left unattended are liable to be towed away by the police and a retrieval charge levied. If you need to leave your car unattended while picking up/dropping off airline passengers, use one of the short stay or long stay car parks.

Visit Airport Parking Shop to find the best prices for Heathrow Airport Parking. They offer the largest variety of airport parking options at over 100 different car parks around 26 airports in the UK. They compare prices across 6 of the biggest UK parking brokers and could save you up to 60% on gate prices.

There are a number of 24 hour petrol stations serving Heathrow airport. Check PetrolPrices.com to find the cheapest stations near Heathrow airport.

If you need to hire a car to get to your destination visit the car hire page to get exclusive offers and information on car hire providers.