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How long does it take to drive from Heathrow airport to Covent Garden?

If you're planning to rent a car and drive to Covent Garden, one word of advice: DON'T. London traffic and parking charges (not to mention the Congestion Charge) are mental and no Londoner in their ...
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Can I accompany my mother-in-law until getting boarding passes at Heathrow?

Yes, you absolutely can. At Heathrow they do not check if you are traveler or not until the time you reach the secured departures area through the security gates. That obviously is after the check-in ...
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Does Heathrow Terminal 5 allow transit visa exempt flyers to stay airside overnight?

Do NOT under any circumstance book a flight which has transit at Heathrow Terminal 5 with the connecting flight leaving the following morning if you do not have a visa and you are a citizen of a ...
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Is a 3h 30m layover between LHR and LTN enough?

On two tickets - no way. If you suffer any delays at all, you'll miss the checkin deadline for the onward flight, and you'll have to buy a brand new ticket. It's just too tight On one ticket, if you ...
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How do I find the fastest route from Heathrow to an address in London using all forms of transport?

Citymapper, also available as an app for iOS and Android, has never failed me in London or other large cities where it is available. Cabs, Uber, Tube, buses, Heathrow Express, cycling, walking, I don'...
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Heathrow to Oxford without going through London

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 ...
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Kosher Food in Heathrow airport

According to Kosher Today, at least as of 2015, there are kosher sandwiches and wraps at the WHSmith stores in terminals 2, 3, 4, and 5. There's a phone number on that page, and it might be helpful to ...
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How can I get from Heathrow T5B to T5A?

Domestic flights from T5 can only leave from T5A so you will indeed have to return to the main building. However any flight can leave from 5A so you might not have to go to 5B or C. If you find ...
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Heathrow Terminal 2 Satellite

The walk to Terminal 2B from the main Terminal 2 departure area is approximately 10 minutes (including 2 fairly tall elevators/escalators), and other than if your flight is departing from that ...
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Heathrow to Gatwick and traffic jam

The roads are the M25 and M23 and early on a Sunday are quite likely to be deserted. There are no significant road works on either at present. Your transit time should be about 45 minutes. With heavy ...
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How long does it take to drive from Heathrow airport to Covent Garden?

Google maps gives an estimate of one hour to drive from Heathrow to Covent Garden. However - I would not recommend doing so. Driving in London is best avoided even if you're a local, and parking near ...
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Can I transfer from Luton to Heathrow in three hours?

No chance. The Green Line 757 bus seems to take around 1h20m give or take a few minutes, and they're only hourly so if you don't time it well you could be waiting an hour. It's a reasonable walk at ...
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Does Heathrow Terminal 5 allow transit visa exempt flyers to stay airside overnight?

I don't know what evidence you have found. Terminal 5 airside is not open overnight. It closes after the last flight of the day and reopens the next morning. You will not be able to get into the T5 ...
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Where to find every-day healthy food near Heathrow Airport?

I suggest a couple of similar options requiring no cooking at all, and also avoiding having to go off-site at lunchtime. The easy option is to pick up something on the way to work from a supermarket/...
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Can I transfer from Luton to Heathrow in three hours?

The answer is "No", it's inconceivable. Five hours would be 50/50. You can see literally 100s of references on the www... https://www.londontoolkit.com/travel/heathrow_luton_bus_transfer.htm ...
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Do I prebook a taxi from Heathrow to London King's Cross?

If you haven't already, do consider public transport options which are very good and start much cheaper. If you take Heathrow Express then the tube, it's likely to be a little faster than a taxi; if ...
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What can be best way to reach Cambridge from Heathrow Terminal 3?

The cheapest (and simplest) way would be to use National Express coaches (i.e. bus) that goes direct from Heathrow central bus station (5 minute walk from terminal 3) to Cambridge. Tickets start from ...
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Accessible travel by Tube from Heathrow to Kings Cross

What you want here is the Avoiding stairs Tube guide, linked from the TfL Accessibility guides page. In this guide you will see that all the Heathrow stations, as well as King’s Cross St. Pancras, ...
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Is 3 hours enough for a connection Swiss to Air Canada at London-Heathrow?

This depends a lot on your specific details, but the likelihood of making it is pretty good. Check your details here on Heathrow's Connecting Flights web page. If you are on one ticket, this is more ...
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How am I able to smoke at Heathrow during a 13-hour layover as a South African citizen? Can I exit passport control?

From the new rules that activated yesterday, these parts were REMOVED from the rules... you’re travelling from (or on part of a reasonable journey from) Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA ...
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Traveling with a lot of luggage at Heathrow - getting help?

There is a Heathrow Porter service for luggage: Heathrow porters are at your service to help with luggage. The service costs from £9 for a standard amount of luggage. Porters are available ...
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Heathrow to Oxford without going through London

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: ...
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Is 4.5 hours between flights enough time to get from LHR to LGW?

I think you have enough time, but there is a not insignificant risk of missing your connection. You are flying with British Airways, who recommend a minimum connection time between the airports of ...
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Can I transfer from Luton to Heathrow in three hours?

Added warning: read the whole answer before you read the first lines which discuss road transport. Rome2Rio says the road part of this journey will take an hour and a half. Going by taxi or private ...
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Is 2 hours 50 mins sufficient in Heathrow to connecting flight with different tickets and airlines

Would like to know if ~2.5 hrs is sufficient for entire recheck-in/immigration/customs process? I would give it a 50/50 chance at best. Heathrow immigration wait times can be substantial: you can ...
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Oyster & Travel Cards

That's perfectly valid, as most sightseeing is in Zone 1. What you could do is buy a 7 day travel pass immediately at Heathrow (zone 1 and 2) which you put ONTO your Oyster Card. To explain - the ...
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Is a 3h 30m layover between LHR and LTN enough?

This is not a job for public transport. All transport options involve going into the city and back out again. Both airports are outside the M25 on the same side! Arrange for a taxi, it will cost ...
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Connection time needed from USA to Heathrow to Shannon

You're arriving at Heathrow at 1:20PM and are connecting on a separate ticket to a flight departing at 2:45PM? Forget it, just forget it, and rebook your connection immediately. There's one at 7:35PM,...
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Does Heathrow Terminal 5 allow transit visa exempt flyers to stay airside overnight?

As stated in Timatic, the database used by airlines: Transit without a visa: Nationals of [insert country] holding confirmed onward tickets making an airside transit at London Gatwick (LGW), ...
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Bluetooth Headset - Do I have anything to worry about if I don't use it during the flight?

I (and many other travellers) regularly wear battery-powered bluetooth headphones on flights out of Heathrow (and many other airports). If you take a look around the cabin on any longhaul flight you ...
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