Heathrow Airport Terminal 3
Terminal 3 opened in 1961. Today, it is used by 26 airlines and approximately 15.5 million passengers. Terminal 3 mainly operates long-haul flights, although some are to European destinations.
Please use the links below to find out about various facilities offered in this and other terminals.
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- International flights - check in 3 hours prior to departure
- European flights - check in 2 hours prior to departure
- Domestic flights - check in 1 hour prior to departure
Boarding usually begins around 45 minutes before departure.
Self Service Check-In
Self service check-in is available with some 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 3 has kiosks located near the standard check-in desks. You can use this service if you are flying with the following airlines:
- Air Canada
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Japan Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
The airlines operating from Terminal 3 that offer online self-service check in are:
Arrivals is located on the left at the north end of the building on the ground floor. 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 Terminal 3 in the Arrivals hall (open 05:30 - 23:00). The cost is £8 per item per day. Each item is security checked. You can contact Excess Baggage on +44 (0)208 759 3344.
Terminal 3 mainly deals with long-haul flights for US, South America, and Asia. There is also a number of African and Australasian airlines operating from Terminal 3 as well as some flights to Europe.
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.