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London Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), located in Hillingdon, in West London. Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and in Europe, and one of the busiest in the world.

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London Heathrow airport - do I need a transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling from the US to India via London Heathrow on November 6. I will be at LHR on 7th at 6:20 am and departing at 9:25 pm. I'm an Indian national and have a valid US visa. Do I need a ...
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Do I need a UK or Ireland transit visa when flying from the US to a Schengen country? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Budapest and therefore have a Schengen Visa. I hold an Indian passport and a valid US visa. I'm travelling from Chicago-Heathrow-Budapest and returning by Budapest-Dublin-Chicago. ...
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How to get from Heathrow Airport to King's Cross, London?

My wife and I will be arriving in London via Heathrow Airport (LHR) and are staying at a hotel near King's Cross station. So, we were wondering what the best (which means fastest but also easiest when ...
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Can we switch terminals at Heathrow (LHR) for shopping only?

We will be flying into and out of Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Now, my wife has taken fancy to a certain duty-free store located at Terminal 3. Assuming we factor in enough time before boarding our ...
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7 hour layover in LHR - enough time to visit London for a couple of hours?

My flight lands around noon at LHR terminal 5 and my connecting flight departs also from terminal 5 at 7pm the same afternoon. Will that give me enough time to take the express train into London (...
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Does Heathrow Terminal 5 allow transit visa exempt flyers to stay airside overnight?

I found lots of evidence online that Heathrow is not closed overnight and that passengers without a visa who are transiting through the airport can hang out overnight on the air side to catch their ...
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Can you enter the departures area without a boarding pass at London Heathrow airport?

My girlfriend is leaving the UK from Heathrow tomorrow. Is it possible for me to go through security with her so that we can be together until she goes to her departure gate?
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Taxis from Heathrow with a lot of luggage

I will be arriving in Heathrow around noon with a lot of luggage (around 4 big pieces). Will I find room in taxis to take this to downtown London or should I book something in advance ?
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Do I have to go through customs, recheck my bag, etc. during my Heathrow layover?

I am flying from New York to Nairobi, Kenya, with a layover at Heathrow. Both flights are on the same itinerary with British Airways (i.e. it was booked as a flight from New York to Nairobi). They ...
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Can I change terminals in Heathrow to access airport lounges?

I have a long layover in Heathrow, like 6 hours, and I have a Priority Pass card to access several lounges on terminals 1 and 3. But I will be arriving to T5, and leaving from there as well. Is there ...
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Transit visa requirements for Multi-Leg flights through Heathrow

I am planning a holiday trip to EU before heading home for my vacation in India. I am an Indian Citizen and am currently on an F1 visa. I am using my tax money to travel to Germany to meet my friend ...
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Heathrow Customs - “Arrivals from the EU” exit

At Heathrow, after collecting your baggage, there are three exits. Green - nothing to declare Red - something to declare (not sure of text) Blue - arrivals from the EU What is the blue ...
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Do I need Transit Visa to visit London for 4-5 hours during layover?

I am an Indian citizen. I am going to study in Canada with a study-permit. I am planning to have my flight via London. I've a layover there at London for almost 9 hours. Is it wise to visit the city ...
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How do I find the fastest route from Heathrow to an address in London using all forms of transport?

Neither Google Maps nor Traveline.info seems to consider neither Heathrow Express nor cabs. Is there any service that would?
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Shower at Heathrow during layover in Terminal 5

Reading the other questions here, I am not too hopeful, but this is the perfect site to find the answer if it does exist: Facts: I arrive at T5 (British Airways) at 08:30, depart at 11:40 from T5 (...
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Heathrow to Gatwick and traffic jam

I will land on Heathrow airport on a Sunday morning (October 23rd, 8:30 am) and take the national express bus directly to Gatwick (bus leaves at 10:05 am). I will have five hours between landing and ...
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Best and fastest transportation from Gatwick to Heathrow airport

I arrive into Gatwick from Nice at 12:30 pm on 9 May, 2016 and depart from Heathrow at 15:15 for Shannon. What is the most efficient transportation between the two London airports? Will the airline ...
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SA nationals in transit from Canada to Jo'burg through LHR - landside visa required?

We have friends travelling from Canada to South Africa later this month - and routing through Heathrow, travelling on SA passports. We'd love to meet up with them for the ten hours or so they'll be ...
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Short layover in Heathrow

British Airways (BA) just changed our flight times, leaving us only 1h15mins for our layover in Heathrow. We arrive from Brussels in terminal 5 in Heathrow at 7:55 and our next flight leaves for Miami ...
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Heathrow change in terminal flight UK Border control check?

I am traveling from NYC to Mumbai via London. Assume my connecting flight belongs to different terminal. If I have to change terminal at Heathrow, do I need to go through UK Border control ?
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British Airways to Qatar airways : baggage transfer with separate tickets

I will be flying from Aberdeen (Scotland) to London Heathrow on one ticket with British Airways. I have a second separate ticket for a flight with Qatar airways from London Heathrow to Doha and with ...
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Traveling through Heathrow on separate tickets

I will be travelling from IAD (Washington DC) to VIE (Vienna) on two separate tickets, first one being on Virgin Atlantic (redeeming miles from IAD to LHR) and second one being on British Airways from ...
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Where should I stay in London with an early Heathrow departure?

I'll be in London for one night coming in from Cambridge the prior afternoon with a 10:15 AM flight out of Heathrow. I'm looking for a nice area with some good pubs to spend the evening. I'd like to ...
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Oyster & Travel Cards

I'm thinking of purchasing an OYSTER CARD in order to get into London (King's Cross). After that, I was thinking of purchasing a 7DAY Travel Card (Zone 1 & 2) to use for my general sightseeing. I ...
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Fastest way to get from Heathrow Airport to Knightsbridge London?

I'm looking for the fastest way to get from London Heathrow Airport to Knightsbridge, London. Using Google maps, I found that the tube takes approximately 50 minutes. But are there any cheaper options?...
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Do I prebook a taxi from Heathrow to London King's Cross?

Is it cheaper to prebook a taxi from Heathrow to get to King's Cross station, or better to find a taxi waiting at the airport? We're flying in from New Zealand.
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Do I need a transit visa in Heathrow as a Bolivian Citizen? [duplicate]

I'm a bolivian citizen currently living in Bolivia until November 6th at which point I will join my family in Norway. The Norwegian visa application has been approved, I hold a Schengen visa (already ...
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How can I rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my five-week trip to the UK?

I will be visiting the UK for a five week period in the near future, travelling to several different cities, and I wish to ensure I have internet access at all times. Here in Japan, at the airport you ...
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Can I collect post at / near Heathrow airport (on a Saturday)?

This coming weekend, I have a moderate layover in Heathrow airport. As long as there's no big delays, I should have a few hours spare. At the same time, I've realised there's some papers I need for ...
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Do I have to go through customs, recheck my bag, during my Heathrow layover?

I am flying from Tehran (Iran) to Toronto, with a connection at Heathrow. I land with British Airways and then I will fly with Air Canada to Toronto. I am an Iranian citizen, not having a UK visa, but ...
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Going through passport control in the UK coming from a non-EU country; will I be able to manage a short connection time?

Sorry for the long title but I will be taking a red-eye flight and coming from Nairobi to London and then onwards to New York. The connection time is only 1hr and 5 minutes. I am an EU citizen but ...
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What it the fastest way, for four people plus luggage, to Heathrow T2 from King's Cross Station? [duplicate]

We (four people and luggage) need to get from King's Cross Station to Heathrow Terminal 2 for a 3:15 pm flight to Shannon. Our train arrives from Edinburgh at 11:51 am. What it the fastest way to ...
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Is my luggage automatically transferred from British Airways to Aer Lingus (Brussels>LHR>Cork)?

I'll be flying from Brussels (Belgium) to Cork (Ireland). I'm planning on doing this with British Airways. Now if I look at possible flights, I see that there is always a company change in Heathrow. ...
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Luggage storage options at Heathrow airport?

In case the airline will not store my luggage for a 15 hour layover, is there a place in the LHR airport or in Admirals Club to store it?
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Is there a bookstore at Heathrow with a good selection of LP or Moon guides?

Okay, this is quite specific: does London Heathrow airport have any bookstore with a good selection of Moon or Lonely Planet guides (preferably both)? If so, which terminal and what is the store ...
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Have Heathrow immigration queue times stabilized since the Olympics?

Last year, I flew NZ 2 from LAX to LHR twice, once right before the Olympics and once in early December before the Christmas on-rush. The first trip, it took about an hour to clear immigration because ...
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Is one hour between connecting flights at Heathrow Terminal 5 enough?

GF and I have a flight from Montreal (YUL) to Rome (FCO) via Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 5. Both flights are on British Airways and were booked on the BA sites at the same time. Arriving at LHR at ...
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How to get to London Heathrow from Shepherd's Bush in light of possible Tube strike?

My flight is at 8:40am Saturday. I would like to arrive by 6:40am. My proposed route is below. 283 bus to Hammersmith Bus Station Walk to Hammersmith Piccadilly line to Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 ...
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Where to meet another traveller at Heathrow T5

I am going to arrive at London Heathrow Terminal 1, a friend of mine is going to land on a different flight at T3 slightly earlier, and then we are flying out together on a connecting flight from T5. ...
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Clearing Customs at Heathrow for a connecting domestic flight to Leeds Bradford

I am booked from Perth Australia to Leeds Bradford all on one ticket. Qatar from Perth to Doha and onto London Heathrow, and then British Airways from Heathrow to Leeds Bradford. Will I need to ...
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Going from London Heathrow/LHR T5 (arrivals) to T2 (arrivals)

I am travelling from USA to London this December (2017). My British Airways flight will land at London/LHR T5. I wish to access the premium plaza lounge in T2 arrivals. I have used this lounge ...
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Long layover in Heathrow

I'm an Indian passport holder with a valid US visa. I have an 18 hour layover in Heathrow. With a land side transit visa can I go out of the airport just to check into a nearby hotel to get some rest? ...
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Arriving Heathrow airport terminal 2, departing terminal 3, but need lounge access in terminal 2

I arrive on a Star Alliance carrier in terminal 2, connecting to a BA flight out of terminal 3 -- with no checked luggage. Is it possible to access one of the star alliance lounges in terminal 2 ...
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Transit in Heathrow with an Italian student visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen travelling from India to Italy on a student visa via the UK. My flight stops at Heathrow for 2.5 hours. Will I be required to have a transit visa?
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Will luggage be transferred from Heathrow to Gatwick when Shannon is final destination? [closed]

I'm flying into Gatwick and my connection to Shannon is through Heathrow. Will my luggage be transferred by the airlines as SNN is my final destination?
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Do I have to pass immigration check to go to Transit Hotel at Heathrow?

I will arrive at Terminal 2 Heathrow Airport and am willing to spend some time at a transit hotel. I found there is Yotel at Terminal 4. do I have to pass through immigration control to get there?
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My arrival at Heathrow Airport is one day earlier than the start date of the validity of my UK visa, can I wait at the airport until the next day? [duplicate]

I am an Indonesian national and planning to visit UK on July 21. But for some reason the embassy give me a UK visa with the validity date start from July 22. I already bought a ticket with the arrival ...
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London Heathrow: airside transit Terminal 4 to Terminal 3

Do you have to pass through immigration when arriving at Terminal 4 and departing from Terminal 3 on TWOV? The layover is just over 3 hours. Is this sufficient time to make a connection? Flight is ...
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Stopping overnight at London Heathrow - do I need an arrival visa and what kind? [duplicate]

In May I'm stopping at Heathrow Airport for 24 hours, on the way to New York from New Delhi. I'm an Indian passport holder and I have a 10 year US visitor visa. Can I leave the airport and which visa ...
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Layover at London Heathrow [duplicate]

I am flying from Chicago(USA) to New Delhi(INDIA) via London Heathrow Airport(LHR). Actually the route is the following - Chicago --> London Heathrow --> Munich --> New Delhi. The layover at LHR ...