Maps and Directions

Heathrow by car – 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.
Terminal 5
(TW6 2GA)
Terminal 4
(TW6 3XA)
Terminal 3
(TW6 1QG)
Terminal 2
(TW6 1EW)
Use the postcodes above to reach each of the 4 operating terminals. Or if you prefer not to use a trusty sat-nav, use the chart below to determine which approach roads you’ll need;

Driving Directions

Terminal Location Motorway Junctions Postcode
2 Centre of Heathrow M4, Junction 4 and M25, Junction 15 TW6 1EW
3 Centre of Heathrow M4, Junction 4 and M25, Junction 15 TW6 1QG
4 South Heathrow M4, Junction 4b and M25, Junction 14 TW6 3XA
5 Western Perimeter Road M4, Junction 4b and M25, Junction 14 TW6 2GA

Driving Information

If you are travelling to Heathrow from one of the below towns or cities, you may find these driving distances useful when planning your journey;

Distances by miles when driving from:

Basingstoke 38 Brighton 67 Cambridge 70
Chelmsford 69 Clapham 17 Croydon 23
Dartford 60 Dorking 30 Guildford 26
Kingston Upon Thames 10 Portsmouth 68 Reading 28
Redhill 35 Southampton 70 Tunbridge Wells 60
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 forecour and 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.
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