Cheap Flights to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Airport Code: LHR
London Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the second busiest airport in the world based on total passenger traffic.
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Airlines operating flights to London Heathrow
A large number of airlines currently operate flights from the United States to London Heathrow, including:
US Airports operating flights to London Heathrow
Travelers from the United States can depart for London Heathrow from a large variety of cities across America. These include:
London Heathrow Terminals
Finished in 1968, Terminal 1 currently processes BMI flights (British Midland Airways flights) and Star Alliance carrier flights to London Heathrow.
The oldest terminal at London Heathrow, Terminal 2 was completed in 1955 and has been shut for major renovations since November 2009. A vastly improved Terminal 2 is due for completion in 2014, at which time it will become the new home for Star Alliance member airlines at London Heathrow.
Terminal 3 is home to Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas and Virgin Atlantic. Renovations completed in 2006 were made in preparation for Airbus A380 flights to London Heathrow.
Home of the Sky Team alliance, Terminal 4 processes Delta flights to London.
Terminal 5 is used exclusively by British Airways, and stands as Britain’s national carrier’s global hub.
London Heathrow Hotels
Within a few miles of London Heathrow there is a good range of comfortable hotels, including some of the well known hotel chains. At the London Heathrow terminals themselves there is a Hilton and Sofitel hotel available. If you venture into the City you will find a huge range of hotels to suit all budgets.
London Heathrow Transport
Airport Rail Link Services
Rail services include Heathrow Express, Heathrow Connect and the London Underground.
The cheapest option is the London Underground, which operates on 10minute intervals roughly between 5am and midnight.
Heathrow express is your fastest option running direct from London Heathrow to London Paddington in about 15 minutes. Departing from the airport every 15 minutes.
Taxi and Cab Services
Taxis from the airport accept cash and credit card, and operate around the clock, ever day of the year. The cost of a taxi to central London costs on average between £40 - £60.
Shuttle Bus Services
There are extensive airport transfer and shuttle services that operate between London Heathrow and destinations across London. Railair coach services are the best option for passengers with plans to connect with the national rail network.
Otherwise local buses frequently depart London Heathrow to western suburbs and London Central.
London Heathrow Parking
Both short and long term parking is available at London Heathrow. Sort term parking is conveniently located near each terminal, whilst long term parking is located about 15 minutes from the airport. Courtesy shuttles operate between the long term car parks and the terminals on average every 10 minutes.