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There is a Post Office branch in Heathrow Terminal 3. Photo at https://flic.kr/p/iZidNM It is open every day but only 5 hours on Sundays, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Walking directions are here


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You do not need a visa for a "layover" at London Heathrow. [A "stopover" in an international context lasts for more than twenty four hours.] You may certainly make an airside transit, and as I remember the timing of flights from SFO to SOF at LHR will give you time to do this. If you entered the USA within the last six months on the visa in question, you ...


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No, you are not allowed to get airside in the other terminals without a same day boarding pass departing from the terminal in question. Even if you do successfully get into the other terminals (actually it is possible to get access to Terminals 2,3 and 4 without a boarding pass but only if you really know your way around Heathrow), the lounge staff are ...


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It is not possible to know for certain whether you need a visa because we do not know where you are traveling or why. There are many circumstances under which you might be eligible for transit without a visa. If you do not want to pay the visa application fee just for a short trip to London, you might prefer to risk being accepted under these terms (from ...


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You will need a Visitor in Transit Visa to leave the airport since you are not from the EU or Switzerland. As @Hilmar mentioned in his answer, the Heathrow Express is by far your best option for quickly getting into London, and then back to the airport again.


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I don't know about the documents. By far the quickest way to get to town is the Heathrow Express https://www.heathrowexpress.com/. Leaves at Terminal 1/2/3, 4, and 5 goes non-stop to Paddington station. You can plan journey on public transport here http://www.tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/ . Trip from airport to most places in central London will be about an ...


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1a) You will show your passport at airline checkin, so they know you (probably) have the right to enter the UK. As a US citizen, you don't need a visa. 1b) You will not go through US customs or CBP when leaving the US. 1c) You will show your passport to the UK border control in LHR. 2) If you're ticketed on United the whole time, your bags will almost ...


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No. The UK does not participate in US Pre-Clearance. As such, it is not possible to clear US immigration and customs in any UK airports If you wish to avail yourself of UK pre-clearance, your nearest option is the Republic of Ireland. Both Dublin and Shannon airports feature US pre-clearance. We've a few questions on that here already if you need more ...


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According to the US Customs and Border Protection there is currently no US Immigration preclearance location in the UK. That doesn't mean that there won't be any in the future as: Beginning in 2015, the United States intends to enter into negotiations in order to expand air preclearance operations to new locations. Now as far as clearing immigration ...


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Yet another option (I cannot vouch for how good it is compared to the others since I've never done any of them) is to take a RailAir coach to Reading (it appears that the journey time from T5 is 38 minutes) and then a train to Oxford (which I take very regularly and is usually 27 minutes). Trains to Oxford from Reading are frequent as it's on the line from ...


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I strongly recommend the "Airline" bus service over the train. I live in Oxford and fly from Heathrow several times a year: I always use the bus and wouldn't even consider the train. It's cheaper: about £30 vs about £40 for a one-month return. It's faster: about 75-90 minutes for the bus, vs 100-150 minutes for the train via London. It runs 24 hours, ...


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If you just want to get from Heathrow to Oxford - Don't take the train! Until they get round to building the western approach spur into Heathrow, taking the train between Heathrow and Oxford is a faff, and it isn't all that cheap either. You either need to take a train into Paddington, change platforms, then head back out to Oxford (minimum journey time ...


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Besides taking a train, you can always use a coach (i.e. bus) to get from Heathrow directly to Oxford. There are a couple of options. One choice is Oxford Bus The Airline - it stops at terminal 5 as well as the central bus station and takes about 80-90 minutes to reach Oxford. The coaches run every 30 minutes. It'll probably be cheaper than a train, too.


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The Heathrow Express is free between Terminal 5 and Terminals 1,2,3, where you can do a same-platform transfer to Heathrow Connect which will take you to Hayes & Harlington. (Likewise, Heathrow Connect is free between Terminals 1,2,3 and Terminal 4, for people arriving on Heathrow Express). So you don't need to bother with the Underground for this ...



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