I will be travelling in 3 weeks, going from Ottawa to London Heathrow (LHR), and on to Kuwait.

I arrive at LHR Terminal 2 and, after a 6-hour layover/transit, depart from Terminal 4 for the flight to Kuwait.

  1. How do I get from Terminal 2 to Terminal 4 and will I need to go through customs and immigration?
  2. Is there a place we can rest whilst not leaving the airport?
  3. The entire trip was booked via Air Canada; the first leg is on AC, the second on British Airways. Will I need to claim my baggage from AC, or will it be checked through?

I am flying with a child and I haven't traveled in a while.

  • Are you sure its terminal 4? From what I know, BA flights to Kuwait depart from terminal 5. Mar 3, 2017 at 7:23
  • I apologize , it is Kuwait Airways that we are going on to Kuwait.
    – lilliab
    Mar 3, 2017 at 19:11

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Luckily, Heathrow's website has an excellent tool to take the guess work out of this.

I used March 9 as your travel date, flight AC888 from Ottawa and BA157 to Kuwait.

As per the website, you'll have to:

  1. Follow the signs for connections.
  2. Take the free shuttle bus.
  3. Go through security screening.
  4. Wait for your next flight.

Its been a long time since I've been through Heathrow so I cannot comment on the rest areas, but from what I know there are individual seating pods and lots of seating areas that you can avail.

You will not need to re-check your bags.

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