Facts About London Airports for Travellers

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London’s airports, they serve millions of passengers each day. London’s airports include Heathrow, Loton, Gatwick, and London Stansted Airport. The largest, Heathrow, is Europe’s biggest airport. Heathrow Airport is located 32 km west of central London and is one of the busiest airports and most advanced in the world.

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Heathrow handles more than 6.5 million passengers a month, almost like the population London, has five terminals, and everyone has all the services you would expect from an airport including, tourist information, foreign exchange, food halls, bars, left luggage, even places where the weary traveler can have a shower. The latest, fifth terminal, which is five times larger than Terminal 4, opened in March 2008.

All of London’s airports are well linked to the city, either by bus, train, or underground link. Taxis are always available but would be by far the most expensive option. If you are planning on spending most of your trip in the city itself, I would advise against hiring a car. London traffic is a nightmare and the city center is subject to high ‘congestion charges’ for use of the roads. London is incredibly easy to navigate by bus and rail, use these – it is all part of the London experience.

Most airlines will offer connecting tickets for sale for trains to the city; these can also be bought online. Discount rates for all London transport are available to travelers with discount cards such as London pass or others. Sorting out your travel arrangements before you fly can save you considerable frustration and expense. Remember to check timetables carefully as many buses and train links can cease at 11 or 12 at night, some earlier. Don’t get caught buying a ticket for a service you will not be able to use.

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