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Where is the best place to pick up/drop off at Heathrow without paying?

Use Hatton Cross. Drop-off for 5 minutes is free in the station car park. From here, London Underground (Piccadilly Line) is free to the airport, as the station is in the Heathrow free travel zone. ...
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Where is the best place to pick up/drop off at Heathrow without paying?

So according to the official site the way to do this it at the long-stay car parks and using the free shuttle bus to get to the terminal: "Free drop-off options are available at Heathrow’s Long ...
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Where is the best place to pick up/drop off at Heathrow without paying?

Having just been dropped-off at Heathrow I was wondering about this. I don't believe that there are good options. Most roads within Heathrow do not have pedestrian access. If you can find a safe and ...
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Post office for parcels at Heathrow Terminal 5

There is indeed a post office in Heathrow Terminal 5 in June 2023. It's located in the WH Smith on the departures floor (Floor 3), at the South end (next to South Security). It takes parcels, and has ...
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Heathrow to Oxford without going through London

Since there's no accepted answer for this, I thought I'd note that the Elizabeth Line has added another valid option. Elizabeth Line from Heathrow (all termini) to Hayes and Harlington, reverse ...
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Terminal 3 Heathrow - Bad facilities can I go into Terminal 2 first?

T3 landside has a pub that does a Full English - The Oceanic. You won't beat that sort of thing for a big breakfast at the airport. T2 has an equivalent, the Queens Arms, also landside. So your best ...
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SFO-LHR-DUB - pass through customs at LHR?

On a self-transfer, with checked bags, from SFO using UA to DUB using BA your route will go like this: Land at T2 Deplane Go to passport control Queue and go through passport control Wait for bags Go ...
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Where is the best place to pick up/drop off at Heathrow without paying?

First, please know that The Heathrow Free Travel Zone has been significantly curtailed. Most bus journeys around the LHR perimeter, which includes public roads, used to be free. As of 2022, they are ...
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Guidance on switching airlines and terminals at Heathrow airport

Yes, that's the basic process. You will leave the airport and start from scratch travel-wise. Terminal 5 is remarkably far from terminal 2. Walking is not practical. If the flights were on the same ...
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Where is the best place to pick up/drop off at Heathrow without paying?

There is to the best of my knowledge nowhere in the Heathrow free public transport area that’s outside the ULEZ. So you’ll have to choose between paying the ULEZ charge, paying for public transport, ...
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Meet a friend at Heathrow airport

Maybe. Heathrow has a site that can tell you their expected connection times. Other than potential terminal changes, you would have to go through security again. From experience, that can take 30 ...
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Where is the best place to pick up/drop off at Heathrow without paying?

Answering the question's update to consider ULEZ. According TFL's text description of the boundary of ULEZ: Heathrow Airport is inside the ULEZ, as are the roads bordering it and the entrances into ...
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Very long layover at London Heathrow T3

Last time I passed through LHR they had a lot of benches on which one could sit semi-flat. Some of them were in the more secluded areas of the terminal (T5, in my case), so definitely a good option to ...
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T5 Heathrow International Connections

According to the detailed info on FlyerTalk here, here and here you can most definitely do: T5B -> T5B T5C -> T5C T5B -> T5C T5C -> T5B without going through T5A: there are security ...
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T5 Heathrow International Connections

I just was there yesterday, so I can provide current information :-) is there a way to avoid going through huge crowds at Terminal 5A (T5A)? There is a train connecting T5C->T5B->T5A. So ...
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Guidance on switching airlines and terminals at Heathrow airport

As one thing to double check/plan for which hasn't been explicitly mentioned in other comments or answers, since you are travelling on separate tickets, you may be expected to follow the rules from ...
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Very long layover at London Heathrow T3

I once ended up in a totally unplanned layover in Heathrow for ~15 hours, overnight. I simply sat in a seating area among lots of other people, read, watched TV, and napped a little. The seating area ...
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