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Heathrow Airport directions

By car

Terminals 2, 3 and 4

The terminals are close together at the centre of the airport site. Exit the M4 (Junction 4) or M25 (Junction 15) and follow signs for Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 and 4.

Terminal 5

Terminal 5 is on Western Perimeter Road and has a separate access road which can be reached from Junction 14 of the M25. If you're coming from the M4, exit at Junction 4b and follow the M25 south to Junction 14. 

All Short and Long Stay Car Parks remain open and are available to book. More information can be found on the Heathrow website.

Heathrow Airport Terminal postcodes

Terminal 2: TW6 1EW 

Terminal 3: TW6 1QG

Terminal 4: TW6 3XA

Terminal 5: TW6 2GA

By train

Heathrow Airport has two direct train lines running from Heathrow Airport to London: Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect. These run every 15 minutes, 7 days a week. All trains first stop at Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3. From there, you may have to change trains to get to Heathrow Terminal 4 or Heathrow Terminal 5.

By London Underground

Heathrow has three London Underground stations – one for Terminals 2 and 3 and one each at Terminal 4 and Terminal 5. With the current consolidation of Terminal operations, the Underground is running from Terminals 2 and 3 and Terminal 5. All stations are in Travelcard Zone 6.

Direct journeys to Heathrow are also available from Piccadilly Line stations between Cockfosters and Heathrow, with convenient connections from other Tube and rail services. Further information can be found on the Heathrow website.

By bus

Several bus services operate to Heathrow from locations inside and outside Greater London. Further information on bus services to Heathrow Airport can be found on the Traveline website.

Heathrow Airport Covid-19 testing on departure

If you need a PCR test, order online before 11 am (Monday-Friday) for next day delivery. Follow the steps below for an antigen test.

Book a time to get tested

Book a time to get tested

Ensure you have sufficient time to receive your results and complete your flight check-in.

Perform your swab

Perform your swab

Take the swab by following the instructions included in your kit.

Results in 30 minutes

Results in 30 minutes

You'll receive your test results and doctor-signed fit to fly certificate the same-day by email.

Important: If you test negative, you will be provided with a digital fit to fly certificate and can proceed to check-in. Passengers who test positive will not be permitted to travel.

Heathrow Airport Covid-19 test on arrival

Return Lateral Flow (Antigen) Test

Not fully vaccinated and returning to Heathrow Airport? You will need a fast-action lateral flow test kit that you take with you and perform before you travel to England.

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Day 2 Test

All fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England are required to take a lateral flow (antigen) test on day 2. Choose Medicspot for stress-free reliable Covid testing with guaranteed same-day results.

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Day 2 and 8 Tests

Are you partially or not vaccinated under the approved UK, Europe or USA program? You will need to book and take PCR tests on day 2 and 8 of your arrival in the UK.

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Test to Release

The government introduced the Test to Release programme to reduce the self-isolation period for travellers returning to England. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers can shorten their mandatory 10-day quarantine period through the Test to Release scheme with a negative Covid-19 PCR test on day 5.

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Heathrow Airport Covid test FAQs

How can I book a COVID test for departure at Heathrow Airport?

If you need a PCR test, you can order your test online before 11 am (Monday-Friday) for next day delivery. If you need an Antigen test, you can buy your test anytime before flying. Remember to perform it so that you have enough time to check-in and receive your results.

How much will it cost to do a test at Heathrow Airport?

The tests start from £29 for a lateral flow (antigen) test and £75 for a PCR test. The type of test you are required to do depends on your vaccination status. You may use our Travel Planner to check which tests are appropriate for you.

How quickly will I receive my Covid-19 test result at Heathrow?

Medicspot’s rapid antigen testing service gives you results within 30 minutes. We’ll also provide you with a digital fit to fly certificate should you test negative. To order your antigen test, go to our Antigen Test page.

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