Customer reviews for Heathrow Parking

We invite all our customers to leave us feedback and a rating for their experience having booked parking at Heathrow Airport. Below are a few examples- for our full archive of reviews please visit our dedicated Heathrow parking reviews page.

Purple Parking Meet and Greet

The service was excellent, what let it down where the instructions on calling before you arrive which was not necessary and being told by the team member at Heathrow to call on return but that again was not necessary. Just make it clear what we need to do

Mr Arquimbau, 07 Sep, 2020 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking Park and Ride

Finding parking for the duration of a holiday can be an encumbrance, an obstacle to the holiday experience. Your facilities and processes are so well integrated with Heathrow that they complement rather than complicate a holiday.

Mr Morris, 31 Aug, 2020 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking Park and Ride

Very easy process. We arrived and after parking our car we booked in via reception. We were booked in quickly and were transported straight away to Terminal 5 (Heathrow) via the shuttle bus. Vehicles appear to be kept under cover and secure. Would definitely use again.

Mr Burns, 23 Aug, 2020 (4 out of 5)

Purple Parking Park and Ride

Excellent car park facility for Heathrow Terminal 5. Well organised, especially with regard to precautions in terms of Covid 19 requirements. Good bus shuttle service to the airport. Very pleased for the price we paid.

Mr Radford, 22 Aug, 2020 (5 out of 5)

Purple Parking Park and Ride

Car park great. But link in app for directions sent us to Heathrow Terminal car park for terminal 5 rather than the car park next to the premier.inn and we had to pay to drive in and out which was very annoying.

Mr Marriott, 22 Aug, 2020 (5 out of 5)

Short Stay parking at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow has a designated drop-off zone allowing you to take loved ones to the airport, however, you are not permitted to pick passengers up outside any of the 5 terminals at Heathrow.

Picking-up at Heathrow: If you're picking up passengers at Heathrow you should use the Short Stay car parks at each of the terminals. The Short Stay prices are listed below.

Heathrow Short stay Parking Prices
Up to 30 minutes £3.80 4 - 5 hours £22.00
30 minutes - 1 hour £7.00 5 - 6 hours £27.60
1 - 2 hours £11.30 6 - 9 hours £40.30
2 - 3 hours £13.90 9 - 12 hours £52.00
3 - 4 hours £18.00 12 - 24 hours £59.50

Alternatively the Long Stay car park is free for 2 hours. It is worth noting that re-entry to Heathrow Long Stay Parking is prohibited within 24 hours.

Dropping-off at Heathrow: There are designated drop-off zones at all terminals. Follow the signs for departures and use the outside lane for drop-offs. This will help traffic move more smoothly. Heathrow can get very busy, so if you'd prefer a less hurried farewell, you'd be best to use the Short Stay car park.

If you need to park for any period over 2 hours, our Long Stay car park prices start as low as £10.41 per day.

Terminal 4 Short Stay Peak Tariffs

Short Stay car park has slightly increased rates for peak times of the day. If you are expecting to park between 6am - 8am and 6.30pm - 8.30pm you should bring a few extra pennies.

Electric cars ⚡

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Check out our Airport Electric Car Charging page for lots more info.

Heathrow Airport Parking - FAQs

How much is Airport parking at Heathrow?

Our fantastic Heathrow Parking deals start from only £6.13 per day or £49.00 per week. Our prices are subject to fluctuations throughout the year and are dependent on the type of parking you're after, but if you book in advance you can save up to 50%!

How long can you stay in the Short Stay car park at Heathrow?

Short Stay parking at Heathrow is recommended for stays up to 5 hours, but you can of course stay for up to 24 hours or more, but this is very costly. Please see the above table for the hourly Short Stay tariffs. You can alternatively park in the Long Stay car park for free for 2 hours, too.

Do you have to pay to drop off at Heathrow?

Dropping passengers off at Heathrow is free if you are doing so at the terminal forecourts. Waiting is not permitted for security reasons, so if you want to have longer dropping off your passenger(s), there is free parking at Heathrow Long Stay car park for up to 2 hours.

Can I drop off at Terminal 3 Heathrow?

You can drop passengers off for free at Terminal 3 Heathrow in the forecourt, however as with the other terminals waiting is not allowed. If you would like more time to drop off, park for free for up to 2 hours at the Heathrow Long Stay car park.

How much does it cost to park at Heathrow Terminal 3?

Our current cheapest Heathrow Terminal 3 parking offer is Blue Circle Parking Meet and Greet T3 with 1 week's parking for £99.00.* *Price correct at the time of writing.

How much is parking at Heathrow Terminal 4?

Our current cheapest Terminal 4 parking deal is the Purple Parking Park and Ride T4 which is £8.37 per day, or £66.95 per week*. It is 1 mile from the airport via a 5 minute bus transfer.*Price correct at the time of writing.

Is there a pick up point at Terminal 5 Heathrow?

As Heathrow Airport does not permit picking up passengers from outside any of the five terminals, you need to use the Short Stay car parks instead. For Terminal 5 pick ups, you can use the Fast Track / Overheight Vehicles entrance on the ground floor Short Stay Car Park 5. It costs £12.50 for up two hours. You can also use the Long Stay car park instead, which is free for 2 hours.

How do I book parking at Heathrow?

To book your Heathrow Airport parking, scroll to the top of the page and enter your dates of travel. Select the type of parking which best suits your journey - convenient meet & greet or budget-friendly park and ride - to make your booking.

Parking at Heathrow Terminals

Heathrow airport has 4 terminals now that terminal 1 has closed. We have a choice of car parks serving all the other terminals and this is which car park serves what terminal is clearly labelled on our quotes page as well as the procedures being explained. Have a read of the services available or just select your terminal before you click 'search' for our quotes.

Terminal 5 parking at Heathrow is within walking distance of the Sofitel Short Stay, or for the utmost in convenience why not try a Meet and Greet at Heathrow Terminal 5 offer, like Blue Circle Parking or Meteor, and have your car parked for you. For those who are watching their budget, there are also several Park and Ride services available - including the Maple Manor Business Park and Ride.

Heathrow parking at terminal 4 is served by several Meet and Greet operators, including Purple Parking and Good to Go. As above, there is also a Park and Ride service available - for terminal 4 this is with Purple Parking.

Heathrow parking at terminal 3 is served by the same Meet and Greet and Park and Ride operators as terminal 4. In addition, terminal 3 also offers Purple Parking Park and Ride Plus - a park and ride service where your car is brought back to you at the terminal, so you can make a speedy exit from the airport.

Heathrow parking at terminal 2 has the same variety of Meet and Greet and Park and Ride packages as terminal 3 - just make sure you select the appropriate terminal when making your choice.

All the information! Everything.

For more information visit our Heathrow airport parking sitemap. We also have helpful information about Heathrow airport including terminal details, shopping and security.

Heathrow Meet and Greet parking

We have two options for Heathrow Valet Parking and Heathrow Meet and Greet parking. Valet and Meet and Greet generally describe a very similar service, although it can vary slightly between providers. It is the ultimate in convenience: all you have to do is meet the driver at the terminal you are flying from. Your car is then driven to a secured compound for the duration of your holiday. When you arrive back at the airport after your holiday, your car will be waiting for you near the terminal. Take a look at the Meet and Greet options on the Overview tab or search for your dates in the form at the top of this page.

Top tip

Instead of a stressful battle with the rush-hour traffic on the morning of your flight, why not treat yourself to one of our Heathrow hotels with parking? Our great deals can often work out cheaper than booking parking alone. Also, have you considered a pass for one of the Heathrow airport lounges? It's cheaper than you might think and can actually save you money on confectionaries at the airport.

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