Heathrow Airport Terminal 1
Terminal 1 is home to four airlines who carry over 13 million passengers each year. If you are looking for an airport hotel at Terminal 1 please see our Hotel Page.
Please use the links below to find out about various facilities offered in this as well as other terminals.
Check-In and Flight Departures operate from the first floor of Terminal 1. Flight information is displayed on monitors at the entrance of the terminal and check-in zones are clearly signposted. Flight Arrivals are located on the ground floor for international passengers.
- Long-haul flights - check in 3 hours prior to departure
- European flights - check in 2 hours prior to departure
- Domestic flights - check in 90 minutes prior to departure
Boarding usually begins around 45 minutes before departure.
Self Service Check-In
Self service check-in is available with many airlines; it is simple and safe to use and can save you a lot of time at the airport. Self service check-in is available both online and in kiosks located at the airport. Terminal 1 has kiosks located near the standard check-in desks. It is best to check with your airline if you are able to use this service.
Online Check-In is fast, convenient, and can save you a lot of time at the airport. Check with your airline beforehand to see if you are able to use this service.
Arrivals for international passengers are located on the ground floor of Terminal 1. Check Heathrow Flight Arrivals for information on scheduled times and destinations, details of delays and cancellations, and find out which terminal to use.
International connections do not require going through Immigrations or Customs but all International to Domestic connections do.
Domestic to International connecting passengers can use special Immigration check points if baggage is through-checked.
Left luggage facilities are available in the Arrivals concourse in Terminal 1, next to the lifts for Heathrow Express. Open from 06:00 to 23:00 at a cost of £10 per item per day and £5 for each additional 24 hours, but it is only £5 for 0-2 hours. Each item is security checked. You can contact Excess Baggage on +44 (0)208 759 3344 for further information.
The airlines operating from Terminal 1 are as follows:
- British Airways
- EL AL
This information is subject to change. If you are not sure which terminal you need, check with your airline and look at our Heathrow Flight Departures page.