Heathrow Terminal 4
Heathrow Terminal 4 opened in 1986 and was predominantly designed to suit short haul, point to point, business travellers. This is why the gates are located so close to the departure lounge; it was thought it would expedite the transition for travellers.
Heathrow Airport Check In
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 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. Although Terminal 4 has kiosks located near the standard check-in desks for passengers to use, it’s always best to check with your airline to see if you can use this service.
Online check-in is a great way to save time, and paper! Many airlines now offer this as an option a certain amount of time before your flight; you’ll usually receive an email telling you when you can check in. Many airlines also have their own dedicated apps for your 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.
Heathrow Terminal 4 Arrivals
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 are not required to pass 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.
The lost luggage services start from £7.50 for up to 3 hours of storage; please contact Excess Baggage on 020 8759 3344 for any queries or to book the service.
Which terminal? Airlines flying from Terminal 4 Heathrow
The meeting point is located in Arrivals, by the seating area opposite WHSmith.
Heathrow Terminal Information
There are three information points on Check-in Level 1 (departures level) and four throughout the Level 1 Departures Lounge. There is a Help Point located in the Baggage Reclaim.
Transfer between terminals
- Terminal 2 and 3: Take the free shuttle bus to either T2 or T3
Journey Time: 20 minutes
- Terminal 5: Go to Bus Stop 7 and take either the 482 or 490 (Heathrow Terminal 5) for free.
Journey Time: 20 minutes