Heathrow Airport Terminal 4
Terminal 4 opened in 1986; it houses 35 airlines and handles approximately 10.4 million passengers each year. The flights operating from Terminal 4 are mainly for long-haul and European destinations, with Air India, Delta and KLM being the major airlines flying from this terminal. If you are looking for an airport hotel at Terminal 4 please see our Hotel Page.
Please use the links below to find out about various facilities offered in this and other terminals.
Check-In is located on the first floor of the terminal, along with Flight Departures. The roof of Terminal 4's short term car park is on the same level giving passengers direct access. Flight Arrivals are located on the ground floor.
- International 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 4 has kiosks located near the standard check-in desks. It is best to check with your airline to see if you can use this service.
Online check-in is a great way to save time. Many airlines now offer this as an option a certain amount of time before your flight. Many airlines also have their own dedicated apps for your mobile phone, where you can check in and download your boarding pass in advance of arriving at the airport. These airlines will have dedicated bag drop areas near their check-in desks for you to drop your hold luggage.
Flight Arrivals are located on the ground floor of the terminal, and Flight Departures on the 1st floor. We have live information on Heathrow Flight Arrivals and Heathrow Flight Departures including 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 4, located at the west end of the Arrivals hall. Open from 05:30 to 23:00, at a cost of £10 per item per day and £5 per additional day. Each item is security checked. You can contact Excess Baggage on +44 (0)208 759 3344.
Terminal 4 deals with long haul and European flights, operated mainly by Delta, Air India and KLM. They operate flights to destinations in the USA, Canada, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe e.g. Paris and Amsterdam.
- Air Algerie
- Air Astana
- Air France
- Air India
- Air Malta
- Air Mauritius
- Air Serbia
- Arik Air
- Azerbaijan Airlines
- Biman Bangladesh Airlines
- Bulgaria Air
- China Eastern Airlines
- China Southern
- Delta Air Lines
- Etihad Airways
- Gulf Air
- Jet Airways (India)
- Kenya Airways
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- Korean Air
- Kuwait Airways
- Libyan Arab Airlines
- Malaysia Airlines System
- Philippine Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Royal Air Maroc
- Royal Brunei Airlines
- Uzbekistan Airways
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.