Heathrow Airport Terminal 3
Terminal 3 opened in 1961, under the original name of The Oceanic. It was later refurbished and reopened under
the name Terminal 3 by 1970 and included the UK’s first moving walkway.Today, it is used by 18 airlines and approximately 17.7 million passengers. Terminal 3 mainly operates long-haul flights, although some
are to European destinations.
and Flight Departures are above check-in on the first floor.
listed below the approximate time you should allow yourself to check in:
- International flights: 3 hours
- European flights: 2 hours
- Domestic flights: 90 minutes
enough time to eat, shop and get to your gate on time!
Self Service Check-In
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. It is best to check with your airline to see if you are able to check in online
or even on your mobile. Some airlines have dedicated apps that allow you to check in and download your boarding pass.
do. Domestic to International connecting passengers can use special Immigration check points if baggage is through-checked.
Left luggage facilities are available via Excess Baggage Company, located in the Arrivals hall (open 05:00 – 23:00).
The cost varies from £6 for 2 hours up to £26 for 48-72 hours of storage. Each item is security checked and you can contact
Excess Baggage on +44 (0)20 8759 3344
18 airlines that currently operate from the terminal;
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Delta Airlines
- Garuda Indonesia
- Iran Air
- Japan Airlines
- LATA Airlines
- MEA Middle East Airlines
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Philippine Airlines
- Royal Jordanian
- Sri Lankan Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
at our Heathrow Flight Departures page.
Transfer between terminals
- Terminal 2: Use the pedestrian underpass to walk directly to T2. If you have mobility difficulties,
contact the special assistance desk for help. Journey Time: 10 minutes
- Terminal 4: Jump on one of the free shuttle buses that run between T3 and T4; there are four trains
an hour. Journey Time: 20 minutes
- Terminal 5: Use the Heathrow Express train from Heathrow Central Station Journey Time: