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Heathrow Airport Terminal 2

Terminal 2 was Heathrow's first terminal. Opened in 1955, it was originally named the Europa Building. Terminal 2 closed in November 2009 for redevelopment and the new Terminal 2, also known as The Queen's Terminal, reopened on the 4th of June 2014.

Prior to its closure, a total of 30 airlines operated from T2 carrying over 8.5 million passengers every year.

Following the reopening of the terminal, many airlines now operate from it, and it has joined Terminal 5 in offering Domestic, as well as International, services. If you are not sure which terminal you need, check our Heathrow Flight Departures page and contact your airline if necessary.

Please use the links below to find out about various facilities offered in this and other terminals.

Checking in

Check-in is located on the top floor of Terminal 2. Flight Arrivals are located on Level 1 while Flight Departures can be found on Level 5 (Check-in level) and Level 4 (Gates A1-A26). Gates B39-B49 are located in Terminal 2B.

Boarding usually begins around 45 minutes before departure but please check with your airline.

Self Service Check-in

Self service check-in is available with most 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 in kiosks located near the standard check-in desks.

Online Check-In

Online check-in is also available with most airlines, and some airlines now also offer checking in through your mobile, usually through their own dedicated apps.

Heathrow terminal 2

Arrivals for international arriving passengers and baggage reclaim are on Level 1 of Terminal 2. 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 but all International to Domestic connections do.

Domestic to International connecting passengers can use special Immigration check points if baggage is through-checked.


Terminal 2 mainly deals with flights to European destinations; there will also be a few long-haul flights. The airlines currently based at Terminal 2 are:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Are Lingus
  • Air New Zealand
  • ANA
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Egyptair
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • EVA Air
  • Germanwings
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • SAS - Scandinavian Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Swiss International Airlines
  • TAP Portugal
  • Thai Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic Little Red

Hotels at T2, The Queen’s Terminal

Terminal 2 specifically doesn’t have any hotels that are virtually on its doorstep - most Heathrow hotels are situated in a way that guests can conveniently access just about any terminal. There is a vast range of accommodation options around Heathrow, such as Radisson Blu Edwardian UK or Hilton Heathrow.

To see a full selection of hotels at Heathrow Airport and surrounding areas visit our Heathrow Airport hotels section.

Heathrow Parking Terminal 2

For those who are travelling to the airport by road Heathrow has a wide selection of car parking options, available both on an on-airport and off-airport basis. Heathrow Long Stay car parks serve all Heathrow terminals, including T2.

For business travellers there is a dedicated Heathrow Business Parking service available, situated just minutes from Terminal 2. There are regular shuttle buses running to and from Terminal 2 and take 4-8 minutes.

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