Heathrow taxi transfers

Premier Airport Cars specialises in transfers to and from all London airports, including Heathrow. We provide you affordable and all inclusive quotes.

Taking a taxi to and from Heathrow airport may be more value for money than you think.

 

 

When travelling from to and from London Heathrow airport. There are a number of public transport options  you can take. However, using Premier Airport Cars may be cheaper than you think. Taxi fares often work out to be cheaper than you think. particularly by the time you factor in group size, luggage, travel time and convenience.

We offer you a door-to-door transfer service, with all Heathrow taxi prices fully inclusive of waiting time, airport meet and greet and, if you happen to be travelling with small children, child seats are provided at no extra cost.

Our extensive fleet ranges from saloon cars to people carriers, MPVs and prestige model executive vehicles. with your safety and comfort at heart we promise you that our drivers are properly licenced and highly experienced. When booking your transfer to Heathrow Airport, taxi fares are calculated on the basis of need (vehicle type, party size, destination and so on). Quotes are then finalised and there will be nothing more to pay.

Regular Heathrow airport traveller?, why not open an account with Premier Airport Cars? You’ll benefit from priority on bookings and can avail of our simple-to-use admin system – generate your own invoices and cancel/amend bookings at the drop of a hat. Another option is our executive Heathrow taxis. Prices are competitive and include on board wi-fi, refreshments and newspapers.

Find out more about travelling with PAC – from basic London Heathrow taxi prices to executive and business fares. Contact us on 020 3388 0000 (+44 20 3388 0000 if calling from outside the UK).

Other ways to travel to and from Heathrow airport

By train

London Underground's Piccadilly Line provides a simple rail route between Heathrow and the London


Journey time by Tube is under an hour and you shouldn't have to wait longer than ten minutes for a train, even during off-peak hours. The London to

Heathrow travels are quick and efficient.

Heathrow has three London Underground stations – one for Terminals 2 and 3 and one each at Terminal 4 and Terminal 5. Underground tickets are available at all stations. The single fare to central London (Zone 1) is £5.70. A one-day Travelcard, giving unlimited travel in Zones 1-6, costs £17. Airport transfers operate from as early as 6am to midnight.

By coach

Coach companies vary in rates, but are generally the most cost effective as these services are shared between other passengers.

They also have specific pickup locations including the airport pickups where a set time and location will be mark the start of the journey.

Some companies provide individual private pickups before setting off for your transfer to Heathrow. Various websites can be found for such services including the commonly used National Express which operations mainly for Heathrow airport including long distance drop offs such as Oxford, Bristol, etc...

 

By bus

This public service costs only £1.50 per journey and operates from Heathrow and to Heathrow Airport.

This bus arrives on an average of every 15-20 minutes. During peak hours the average waiting time is every 10 minutes as these buses are frequently used by the public.

The X26 bus starts its journey from Croydon to London Heathrow and takes various routes before reaching its final destination.

 

Heathrow Facilities

AIRPORT LOUNGES:

Escape the crowds by booking into an airport lounge. Enjoy complimentary drinks, snacks, newspapers and magazines.

Servisair Executive Lounge Terminal 1 and Terminal 3:

Enjoy service and hospitality up to three hours before your flight with Servisair. Facilities include:

Complimentary alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, tea, coffee and snacks.
Internet access, computer points, phone and fax.
Television and a selection of newspapers and magazines.
Comfortable chairs and quiet surroundings.

4Deck Lounge Terminal 4:

Set over three floors with a dedicated business zone and entertainment facilities for the whole family. Facilities include:

Main deck:
family lounge with complimentary refreshments, newspapers, magazines and interactive toys for pre school children.
An interactive zone with the latest PS2 and PSP games.

Enterprise deck (over 16s only):
business area with wireless internet access, fax and phone connections.
Haven 2: a relaxing area.
Bar Vela: relax with a drink while watching Sky Sports or bloomberg business news.

Upper deck (over 16s only):
Sports lounge with widescreen televisions and bar
The Haven: for quiet rest and relaxation.
Complimentary newspapers and magazines.

Flight deck:
Located above the roof of terminal 4 in a glazed observatory which provides stunning panoramic views of the runway and airfield. Open daily from 05:30am - 22:00pm, located after security control, next to gates 15/16.

INTERNET ACCESS:

Throughout the airport in all of the terminals there are fixed internet points and wireless hotspots, allowing you to keep in touch with colleagues, friends, and keep up to date with your emails. These are operated by Spectrum Interactive Ltd and payment can be made online by credit card, by voucher or by coins (pound or euro).

Internet terminals Check your emails and surf the web using fixed internet kiosks and terminals, or plug in your laptop computer to use a wired broadband connection.

Facilities are available in each terminal, operated by Spectrum Interactive Ltd.

Payment can be made online by credit card, by voucher, or by coin (UK pound or euro).

To connect via your laptop or handheld device there are wireless hotspots and a choice of service providers. You will need a wireless compatible (Wi-Fi 802.11b) device. Most modern laptops have this function built in, and others can be upgraded with a wireless networking card, which can be purchased at the airport. To connect, turn on your wireless enabled device. Launch your browser and navigate to any webpage. When a connection is detected, you will see icons for different service providers. Select one of the service providers. If you have an account with the service provider then log in. Otherwise you can set up an account. Payment can be made online.

The following operators provide services at Heathrow:
T-Mobile
BT Openzone
The Cloud Networks

CASH MACHINES:

Cash machines (ATMs) are available before and after security control at Heathrow. Most will accept most UK bank and building society cards without a surcharge. They also accept major credit cards.

FAMILY FACILITIES:

BABY CHANGING:

There are baby change areas in every terminal at Heathrow, both before and after security control. Many are located alongside the toilet blocks. Look out for the yellow sign indicating baby changing facilities.

FOOD AND TRAVEL ESSENTIALS:

There are many child friendly restaurants at Heathrow. Most provide children's menus and high hairs. There are a number of cafes and restaurants which offer fantastic views of the airport, great for children that like to watch the planes.

Boots, the pharmacy chain, supplies baby essentials including nappies, formula milk and baby wipes. They also stock medicinal supplies such as calpol.

ENTERTAINMENT:

WH Smith stocks a wide range of magazines, comics and puzzle books to keep children entertained both in the departure lounge and on the plane.

JETTETZ KIDS CLUB LOUNGE:

In Terminal 3: This lounge is fully supervised and suitable for five to 14 year olds. It has a TV, DVD player, books, toys, games and computer games. It is located after security control and costs £15 for the first two hours (£10 extra for more than two hours).

4DECK LOUNGE:

In Terminal 4: Set over two floors of this purpose built lounge, the flight deck has views of the runway and the main deck has complimentary refreshments, magazines, interactive toys and games for pre school children.

INFORMATION DESKS:

There are BAA information desks in the following locations;

Terminal 1: In the arrivals area, near the car hire desks and meeting point (open 06:00am - 23:00pm)

Terminal 3: In the check-in area (ground floor zone D open 07:00am - 21:30pm) and in the arrivals area (ground floor near the meeting point open 05:30am - 22:30pm)

Terminal 4: In the arrivals area near the taxi desk (open 05:30am - 22:30pm)

Terminal 5: On the arrivals concourse towards the north end of the building.

When the information desks are closed, use the courtesy phone provided to get help 24 hours a day.

HELP POINTS:

Passenger help points can be found at key locations including terminal forecourts, car parks and baggage reclaim halls. Each help point has an internal which can be used to call a porter and a map.

LEFT LUGGAGE / BAGGAGE STORAGE:

Each terminal has storage facilities for left luggage and baggage. They can be stored for a few hours or up to 90 days and are subject to security checks which include X-Ray screening and random hand searches.

Left luggage services are operated by the Excess Baggage Company. Charges are £8 per item per 24 hours (or part thereof).

Left luggage office locations:

Terminal 1: Arrivals level, ground floor, next to the lifts for Heathrow express (open 06:00am - 2:00pm)

Terminal 3: Arrivals level, ground floor (open 05:30am - 23:00pm)

Terminal 4: Arrivals and mezzanine level, ground floor, west end of the arrivals hall (open 05:30am - 23:00pm)

Terminal 5: Arrivals level, ground floor, UK arrivals end (open 05:30am - 23:00pm)

Due to security reasons there are no lockers for storing your luggage.

LOST PROPERTY:

Heathrow airports lost property office is operated by the Excess Baggage Company.

There is a storage charge for items reclaimed.

The office is open from 08:00 – 19:00 Monday to Saturday, and 08:00 – 16:00 on Sundays.

The telephone number for enquiries is +44 (0)20 8745 7727. You can also contact the office by email at heathrow.lostproperty@excess-baggage.com.
Baggage delivery is the responsibility of each airline.

For inquiries relating to hold baggage please contact your airline directly.. For the following airlines; British Airways, SAS, Tap Air Portugal, Swissair and Virgin Atlantic Airways please contact lost property above.

If anything is left on an aircraft or an airline bus, you should contact your airline immediately.

MEDICAL HELP:

Emergency treatment:

For emergency medical treatment use any internal phone to dial 222. The operator can help to make sure an ambulance reaches you at the right part of the airport. For help finding a telephone, ask a member of staff.

Health centres:

Basic treatment is provided at the Heathrow health centre located in D'Albaic House and it staffed by qualified nurses. It is open from 08:00am - 17:00pm.

Pharmacies:

Boots the chemist has branches in all terminals at Heathrow, before and after security. Over the counter medicines and treatments can be bought. Prescriptions are dispensed from the branches before security in terminal 1 and Terminal 5. Call in advance to ensure your medication is available 0044 208 897 2629

PAYPHONES:

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Public telephones are located throughout each terminal at Heathrow. Payment can be made using cash or cards.
Wheelchair-accessible telephones and text phones for the hard of hearing are available – ask a member of airport staff if you need help finding one.

MOBILE PHONE AND LAPTOP CHARGING:

There are free Power Pole charging stations are available in the departure lounges in Terminals 1, 3 and 4. You can use them to charge up to eight electronic devices.

PORTERS:

For help with your luggage call on a Skycap porter.

It costs from £8 for a standard amount of luggage.

Porters are available on terminal forecourts and in baggage reclaim halls.

On your departure they will meet you and your party on the forecort and take your luggage to the check in desk. On your return journey they will meet you and your party by the carousel and will take you and your luggage to a point of transport or to a waiting relative.

Call 0044 208 745 6011 for further information.

POST OFFICES AND POST BOXES:

POST BOXES AND STAMPS:

There are post boxes and coin operated stamp machines in each terminal, usually in both departures and arrivals.
Stamps can also be bought at branches of WH Smith in the terminals.
Only standard sized letters can be posted through the post boxes and anything posted could be inspected by HM Customs.

POST OFFICE:

The post office is on the first floor of the Terminal 3 departures building, in the public area before security.

SPECTATORS:

Many passengers enjoy watching the action on the airfield. Here are some of the best places to watch the landings and take offs over a drink or during a meal.

Terminal 1:

The Tin Goose (international departures)
Caffe Nero (international departures)
Costa Coffee (near gate 8, UK and Ireland departures)

Terminal 4:

Many of the gated seating areas
The AMT (departure lounge)
Costa Coffee (departure lounge)
The 4Deck lounge (departure lounge)

Terminal 5:

Almost everywhere in terminal 5 has a good view. Gordon Ramsay Plane food and wagamama offer good vantage points.

Some airlines have runway views :

Heathrow Academy (Formerly The Visitor Centre): This is a viewing area for non passengers and is located close to Bath road on the northern side of the airport.

Renaissance Hotel:
For £20 you can enjoy elevated views of the runway from their Club lounge. The day package includes parking, unlimited tea, coffee and soft drinks in the Club lounge and internet access. Day passes can be collected from the reception.

SMOKING:

In line with British Law, Heathrow Airport is a smoke free area. The only place to smoke is outside the terminal building in designated smoking areas. Once you have passes through security control you will not be able to smoke anywhere in the departure lounge. The same applies for those passengers catching connecting flights. The only was is to pass through passport control to the outside designated smoking areas and then pass through security control to return to the departure lounge.

SHOWERS:

Showers are available after security in Terminal 4. Look for the shower symbol on airport signs. Additional facilities may be available to eligible passengers in airlines own lounges.

TOILETS:

Toilets are provided throughout Heathrow Airport. Most include a unisex wheelchair accessible toilet. Parents travelling with children of the opposite sex are welcome to use the unisex accessible toilet.

TROLLEYS:

Baggage trolleys are provided free of charge in key areas around the terminal buildings. The trolleys at baggage reclaim can be taken to the car park, bus station or rail station access points. please note, they cannot be taken through security control.

VAT REFUNDS:

Visitors from non-European Union countries can reclaim the sales tax (VAT) on purchases from a number of British retailers. To claim, first purchase goods from any merchant displaying the Tax Free Shopping sign. You'll be given a tax refund form by the retailer, which is to be kept along with your receipt.

Then when you get to the airport, take your receipt and form to the travelex counter, and your tax refund will be paid in cash.

You can even have your refund paid in your own local currency – just ask when you get to the desk.

WORSHIP:

Airport chaplains:

Heathrow has Christian Chaplains from Anglican, Catholic, and Free Church denominations, and faith representatives from the Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh faiths. All may be contacted via the airport information desks in the terminals, by calling +44 (0)20 8745 4261, or by email at chapel-heathrow@baa.com. Lead Chaplains for Christian denominations

  • Anglican: The Rev George Pinnell
  • Catholic: Fr James Garvey
  • Free Churches Group: Major Melvyn Ackroyd (Salvation Army

ST GEORGES CHAPEL AND MULTI FAITH PRAYER ROOM:

The airport has an interdenominational chapel, St George's. The site includes a prayer room for all faiths.
Location:Inner Ring West, Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 1BP (between Terminals 1 and 3 and close to the central bus station). The chapel is below ground level and reached via stairs.
Opening hours: Usually 07:30 - 20:00.
Multi-faith prayer room: Located above the main chapel, at street level, and usually open from 07:30 to 20:00. Christian Fellowship prayer service on Thursdays at 12:30. Muslim prayers on Fridays at 13:00.

SERIVICES: Anglican and Free Church Services by arrangement.
Catholic
Mass daily at 12:30 Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion, Fridays at 12.30 and Tuesdays at 19:00 (followed by Holy Hour with Prayer for Healing).
Mass at 07:30, 12:30 and 18:00 on holy days.

PRAYER ROOMS IN THE TERMINALS:

Prayer rooms for all faiths are available in the terminals. The airport information desks can provide directions.
Contact details Telephone and fax +44 (0)20 8745 4261. Emergency telephone +44 (0)20 8745 7216. Email chapel-heathrow@baa.com.