Heathrow Departures

Looking forward to your holiday? Of course you are – and the last thing you want is a bad airport experience because you haven’t planned your Heathrow airport departure. (...)

Fear not, our live Heathrow departures table will provide all the information you need to help everything run smoothly on the day you travel.

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396 flights departing Heathrow Airport on 06/03/21.

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UA7655 06/03/21 09:50
BA81 06/03/21 13:35
VA5683 06/03/21 09:10
EI8915 06/03/21 16:40
VA5555 06/03/21 22:05
AA7002 06/03/21 17:05
IB7357 06/03/21 13:45
BA119 06/03/21 13:45
BA293 06/03/21 17:05
AA6960 06/03/21 14:05
VA5557 06/03/21 10:55
EI8909 06/03/21 14:05
AA6966 06/03/21 16:40
CZ7847 06/03/21 08:40
AC6907 06/03/21 09:50
QF8004 06/03/21 20:20
EI8969 06/03/21 15:30
BA5955 06/03/21 09:50
BA215 06/03/21 16:40
BA125 06/03/21 11:30
EI8993 06/03/21 17:05
UA9757 06/03/21 12:30
GF2 06/03/21 09:30
NH6138 06/03/21 17:30
AC6830 06/03/21 12:30
EK2 06/03/21 13:40
EK4 06/03/21 20:20
LX319 06/03/21 12:30
MK9415 06/03/21 19:50
MK9419 06/03/21 15:05
CM2295 06/03/21 12:05
BA1414 06/03/21 10:00
TP7017 06/03/21 14:00
KL4800 06/03/21 15:00
JL6517 06/03/21 09:00
AA6627 06/03/21 10:30
AA6352 06/03/21 08:30
AA6564 06/03/21 09:05
AA6369 06/03/21 15:15
AY5902 06/03/21 07:25
JL6525 06/03/21 10:30
AA6368 06/03/21 10:30
DL4352 06/03/21 09:35
KL4816 06/03/21 14:00
BA992 06/03/21 10:30
JL6507 06/03/21 10:05
BA1312 06/03/21 15:15
VS7970 06/03/21 19:50
AY5955 06/03/21 15:45
QR6246 06/03/21 10:30
AA6568 06/03/21 15:45
AT5202 06/03/21 15:45
BA576 06/03/21 10:20
BA2712 06/03/21 08:30
AA9006 06/03/21 18:10
TP8403 06/03/21 19:50
OU5804 06/03/21 19:50
BA400 06/03/21 11:00
JL6501 06/03/21 09:05
QR5999 06/03/21 10:05
AA6651 06/03/21 10:30
BA1488 06/03/21 15:45
KL4839 06/03/21 14:30
QR6294 06/03/21 15:45
QR5984 06/03/21 10:00
SQ319 06/03/21 19:50
NZ3319 06/03/21 19:50
VS23 06/03/21 14:30
MH9910 06/03/21 10:30
VS25 06/03/21 18:50
RO392 06/03/21 14:50
BA342 06/03/21 08:25
BA277 06/03/21 14:35
NH5355 06/03/21 20:15
UA7718 06/03/21 14:00
NZ4298 06/03/21 17:40
ET701 06/03/21 20:15
EY18 06/03/21 17:40
AI7762 06/03/21 10:25
BA27 06/03/21 19:00
AM6045 06/03/21 17:35
AC2850 06/03/21 14:00
MH9888 06/03/21 10:30
MH9680 06/03/21 10:05
BA139 06/03/21 09:30
KU902 06/03/21 14:45
DL4376 06/03/21 18:50
QF3523 06/03/21 10:30
DL8300 06/03/21 17:35
KQ3081 06/03/21 17:35
UA6846 06/03/21 10:25
BA57 06/03/21 20:50
MH9824 06/03/21 09:05
QF3563 06/03/21 10:05
AC849 06/03/21 14:00
AC6754 06/03/21 10:25
BA227 06/03/21 12:20
LO282 06/03/21 10:25
TP8985 06/03/21 20:15
AF1281 06/03/21 17:35
AC6020 06/03/21 20:15
DL4404 06/03/21 14:30
LH6582 06/03/21 14:00
MF8702 06/03/21 14:30
QF3579 06/03/21 09:05
AC6036 06/03/21 12:15
VS411 06/03/21 22:30
NH6232 06/03/21 09:30
VS378 06/03/21 12:30
SQ7393 06/03/21 22:35
BA7008 06/03/21 15:05
VS354 06/03/21 09:35
LA5309 06/03/21 15:05
AY1332 06/03/21 10:20
MH9836 06/03/21 08:45
QF3556 06/03/21 15:25
AY5779 06/03/21 12:05
AC5803 06/03/21 10:00
QR2651 06/03/21 12:05
OS7793 06/03/21 10:00
LY8025 06/03/21 11:50
IB4205 06/03/21 12:05
IB4221 06/03/21 13:30
BA83 06/03/21 22:30
UA15 06/03/21 10:00
LH9348 06/03/21 09:30
QR2657 06/03/21 13:30
QR2671 06/03/21 11:50
LY8003 06/03/21 12:05
LY8054 06/03/21 13:30
AC5363 06/03/21 09:30
BA297 06/03/21 15:35
SN9087 06/03/21 09:30
BA285 06/03/21 10:45
QR8 06/03/21 15:05
SK8039 06/03/21 19:50
AA9000 06/03/21 10:20
EI8304 06/03/21 10:00
DL4339 06/03/21 22:30
MS778 06/03/21 14:00
BA6032 06/03/21 10:20
KL4820 06/03/21 10:50
QR6269 06/03/21 09:05
BA1306 06/03/21 10:05
QR6002 06/03/21 15:15
BA1394 06/03/21 10:30
QR5975 06/03/21 10:30
AA6835 06/03/21 10:20
AY5963 06/03/21 09:05
AA6548 06/03/21 10:00
BA175 06/03/21 10:30
BA1326 06/03/21 10:30
AA6574 06/03/21 10:05
KL4809 06/03/21 14:30
BA1442 06/03/21 09:05
BA243 06/03/21 12:45
NH212 06/03/21 19:00
KU902 06/03/21 14:45
QF3549 06/03/21 10:00
MH9702 06/03/21 08:05
FJ5950 06/03/21 19:50
BA11 06/03/21 18:50
SQ7393 06/03/21 22:35
VA5687 06/03/21 20:35
EI8799 06/03/21 17:10
MK9417 06/03/21 17:35
EI155 06/03/21 09:50
AA6926 06/03/21 16:20
QF8002 06/03/21 13:40
EI8813 06/03/21 16:20
AA6922 06/03/21 17:10
LH915 06/03/21 17:30
BA113 06/03/21 16:20
LH9260 06/03/21 12:05
OS7805 06/03/21 12:05
AC5345 06/03/21 12:05
LX3062 06/03/21 12:05
UA919 06/03/21 12:05
DL33 06/03/21 11:10
QR10 06/03/21 08:15
VS4009 06/03/21 11:10
BA75 06/03/21 11:05
AC6672 06/03/21 07:50
QF8008 06/03/21 09:10
NZ4292 06/03/21 07:50
HX1440 06/03/21 12:25
EK9944 06/03/21 16:45
KM2160 06/03/21 07:50
PS118 06/03/21 12:20
BA7059 06/03/21 18:50
AF3666 06/03/21 10:00
JL6984 06/03/21 18:50
GA9127 06/03/21 12:25
TP6898 06/03/21 12:25
HX1442 06/03/21 07:50
AF3685 06/03/21 11:10
EY20 06/03/21 12:25
NZ4290 06/03/21 12:25
KM2137 06/03/21 12:25
AA6530 06/03/21 11:30
AY5415 06/03/21 16:40
AY5533 06/03/21 17:05
AA6655 06/03/21 13:45
DL2 06/03/21 10:00
IB7403 06/03/21 16:40
IB7449 06/03/21 17:05
IB7361 06/03/21 11:30
IB7333 06/03/21 13:35
IB7399 06/03/21 14:05
IB3167 06/03/21 18:50
AA8856 06/03/21 18:50
VS4029 06/03/21 10:00
IB7341 06/03/21 17:10
AY5513 06/03/21 16:20
AA6415 06/03/21 13:35
KL6102 06/03/21 10:00
KQ1002 06/03/21 08:40
SV104 06/03/21 18:55
AA9744 06/03/21 12:05
KL6054 06/03/21 09:25
QR5945 06/03/21 08:45
UA6919 06/03/21 11:35
AA6661 06/03/21 16:30
BA209 06/03/21 14:05
BA1474 06/03/21 08:45
BA193 06/03/21 13:45
DL9155 06/03/21 17:25
LA5489 06/03/21 15:15
LA5514 06/03/21 15:15
BA7055 06/03/21 10:55
AC6336 06/03/21 11:05
TK1980 06/03/21 11:35
BA1544 06/03/21 11:50
GF6680 06/03/21 13:30
AA6489 06/03/21 15:25
AY5509 06/03/21 14:05
GF6847 06/03/21 11:50
IB3175 06/03/21 10:55
BA295 06/03/21 12:10
IB7576 06/03/21 15:25
LA5506 06/03/21 16:20
SN2094 06/03/21 11:05
LA5494 06/03/21 16:05
QR6272 06/03/21 15:25
GF4387 06/03/21 12:05
AA79 06/03/21 12:05
UL2849 06/03/21 14:00
BA1520 06/03/21 12:05
AY5493 06/03/21 13:45
AZ5536 06/03/21 17:25
IB7530 06/03/21 15:15
LA5571 06/03/21 16:50
IB7351 06/03/21 16:20
KE504 06/03/21 21:30
IB7429 06/03/21 15:30
AA6653 06/03/21 10:10
KE504 06/03/21 21:30
KQ101 06/03/21 17:25
0B1332 06/03/21 10:30
JU7586 06/03/21 07:50
CZ7845 06/03/21 06:30
JU7590 06/03/21 12:25
IB7323 06/03/21 10:10
AY4015 06/03/21 13:30
OS7849 06/03/21 09:30
UA2789 06/03/21 10:30
HU8540 06/03/21 11:05
IB4189 06/03/21 11:50
LX3044 06/03/21 09:30
A3601 06/03/21 12:15
AA47 06/03/21 11:50
LX3040 06/03/21 10:00
UA928 06/03/21 09:30
LH7627 06/03/21 10:00
AY5781 06/03/21 11:50
AC6700 06/03/21 11:35
BA173 06/03/21 11:25
BA1506 06/03/21 13:30
JL7783 06/03/21 15:25
LA5521 06/03/21 15:20
BA1448 06/03/21 15:25
LH5595 06/03/21 11:05
AA105 06/03/21 13:30
BA143 06/03/21 16:30
AA6740 06/03/21 08:45
BA4048 06/03/21 10:00
MK9511 06/03/21 11:30
AZ203 06/03/21 11:55
CZ7646 06/03/21 17:05
CZ7371 06/03/21 11:55
AF1081 06/03/21 06:25
VN3653 06/03/21 06:25
DL8619 06/03/21 06:25
AF1581 06/03/21 11:30
SK8037 06/03/21 10:55
TP8401 06/03/21 10:55
BA261 06/03/21 17:55
AC6299 06/03/21 10:55
SQ317 06/03/21 10:55
G35539 06/03/21 06:30
AA6731 06/03/21 17:55
DL8655 06/03/21 11:30
LM678 06/03/21 10:00
CZ7016 06/03/21 06:25
MK9411 06/03/21 09:00
EY2827 06/03/21 11:55
VS6711 06/03/21 06:25
GA9491 06/03/21 06:30
UU8281 06/03/21 17:35
QR8851 06/03/21 20:30
AA8863 06/03/21 10:55
QR6 06/03/21 07:20
UU8581 06/03/21 11:30
KQ3457 06/03/21 11:55
VS6715 06/03/21 11:30
AA6984 06/03/21 15:30
BA269 06/03/21 15:30
KL6076 06/03/21 11:10
IB7659 06/03/21 11:55
BA7010 06/03/21 08:15
LA5492 06/03/21 10:40
AA6950 06/03/21 13:45
AC6674 06/03/21 12:25
EY12 06/03/21 07:50
BA7004 06/03/21 13:55
LA7139 06/03/21 18:50
EI8893 06/03/21 13:45
QR4 06/03/21 13:55
IB7388 06/03/21 13:45
CX1413 06/03/21 10:20
AY5999 06/03/21 17:10
KQ3089 06/03/21 06:25
UA8810 06/03/21 09:30
AD7304 06/03/21 13:40
WY5502 06/03/21 09:40
VS7972 06/03/21 10:55
BA7006 06/03/21 07:20
LH901 06/03/21 09:30
TK1972 06/03/21 17:40
BA9 06/03/21 15:10
G35557 06/03/21 08:40
BA99 06/03/21 17:10
AY5459 06/03/21 15:30
AC6704 06/03/21 17:40
BA65 06/03/21 10:10
KQ1000 06/03/21 06:30
KQ3903 06/03/21 11:30
NZ3317 06/03/21 10:55
JL44 06/03/21 19:00
BA4600 06/03/21 19:00
KU104 06/03/21 10:25
BA3592 06/03/21 16:20
QR6247 06/03/21 15:00
AA6586 06/03/21 08:25
OS8227 06/03/21 14:00
KM2153 06/03/21 17:40
IB7476 06/03/21 08:05
BA716 06/03/21 11:40
VS6713 06/03/21 17:35
JU7588 06/03/21 17:40
CZ7193 06/03/21 17:35
IB7557 06/03/21 10:30
AF9655 06/03/21 18:50
G35097 06/03/21 17:35
AA6467 06/03/21 15:00
SQ2523 06/03/21 14:30
MK15 06/03/21 17:10
SU2583 06/03/21 17:30
BA1396 06/03/21 15:00
AY1338 06/03/21 18:10
IB7592 06/03/21 15:45
ET1140 06/03/21 14:00
IB7540 06/03/21 10:30
IB7368 06/03/21 11:00
TP6900 06/03/21 17:40
BA918 06/03/21 08:25
AI130 06/03/21 10:40
HX1448 06/03/21 17:40
CZ7086 06/03/21 11:30
UA8263 06/03/21 14:00
IB7559 06/03/21 14:30
G35079 06/03/21 06:25
IB7645 06/03/21 08:30
BA169 06/03/21 13:45
KL4824 06/03/21 18:50
AI7309 06/03/21 14:00
AM7659 06/03/21 14:30
AA6667 06/03/21 14:35
SQ2525 06/03/21 18:50
IB7572 06/03/21 09:05
A33055 06/03/21 14:00
BA6034 06/03/21 18:10
AF9653 06/03/21 14:30
BA5 06/03/21 13:45
CX254 06/03/21 22:05
UA7211 06/03/21 20:15
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With so many Heathrow flight departures each and every day, (we’re talking thousands!) it really is no surprise that Heathrow is the UK’s busiest airport. Therefore it is vital to get your plans sorted before you set off.

You can use the list above to find all Heathrow departures. Live and future flights will be displayed simply by using the drop-down boxes. We can tell you the status of all Heathrow departures, your terminal, a map showing where the flight is on its path, the current weather and forecast at your destination as well as many other things.

Heathrow Departures - live

You may be checking Heathrow departures live because you have friends or family due to land at Heathrow, or perhaps you're searching for a departure in the future to find which terminal you fly from so you can book your Heathrow airport parking. Or maybe...now you know Holiday Extras provide you with a whole manner of information, it’s just to have a quick peek to check the sun is still shining at your destination.

No matter the reason, using the filter above our Heathrow departures timetable, you can find your flight and use the information we provide to plan your holiday more carefully.

Heathrow departures - which terminal

With 5 busy terminals serving over 2 thousand daily Heathrow departures, which terminal? is a very frequent question from many passengers departing from the airport.

It may be a case that once you find out which terminal you are flying from you are able to book an overnight hotel at Heathrow, arrange your transport to and from the airport, or perhaps even something more simple like deciding where you can eat before your flight. Whatever the reason for searching your Heathrow departure, which terminal you are due to fly from is extremely important information to acquire.

With Heathrow being such a busy airport it is always worth being mindful that changes can be made at any time and for any reason, airlines that have always occupied a particular terminal could be moved. An example of this is the re-opening of Terminal 2 in June 2014, many airlines will be re-housed due to the new innovative terminal opening. Check out our Heathrow Terminal 2 - Airline Moves for more details.

Now you have discovered our live Heathrow departures list, finding your terminal is easy. Use the drop-down boxes to select your flight and you are then just one click away from all the information you could possibly need.

Terminal travel information:

There are 5 terminals at Heathrow airport, numbered 1 - 5.

The new Terminal 2 is set to open in June 2014 and has been designed to make every single journey even better than before. The travel links will be improved and the terminal will be flooded with natural light that isn't always found in airport terminals.

With a site that covers 3,000 acres, we understand that Heathrow can be a pretty baffling place. The information we provide for your Heathrow departure and which terminal you need is to ensure you have the smoothest start and finish to your holiday.

Where walking between terminals isn't possible, the transport links are regular and efficient. Terminal 1 and 3 are only a short walk apart, whereas 4 and 5 are served by free trains and buses.

The details below show the method of transport and the time it takes to travel between each terminal:


Terminal 1 to Terminal 3: Walk - 10 minutes

Terminal 1 to Terminal 4: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes

Terminal 1 to Terminal 5: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes or Underground - 16 minutes


Terminal 3 to Terminal 1: Walk - 10 minutes

Terminal 3 to Terminal 4: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes

Terminal 3 to Terminal 5: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes or Underground - 16 minutes


Terminal 4 to Terminal 1: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes

Terminal 4 to Terminal 3: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes

Terminal 4 to Terminal 5: Bus 490, 482 - 20 minutes


Terminal 5 to Terminal 1: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes or Underground - 16 minutes

Terminal 5 to Terminal 3: Heathrow Express - 20 minutes or Underground - 16 minutes

Terminal 5 to Terminal 4: Bus 490, 482 - 20 minutes


Please note that the London underground is only free if you use a Transport for London Oyster Card.

Once you have found your flight in our Heathrow departures list, discovered which terminal you are flying from and had a little look at the weather forecast both at Heathrow and at your destination, you will feel confident of a stress-free departure.

Our dedicated terminal pages will help to find any other specific terminal information you need to know at Heathrow airport:

Heathrow terminal 1

Heathrow terminal 2

Heathrow terminal 3

Heathrow terminal 4

Heathrow terminal 5

Heathrow Departures - Virgin

Heading to Terminal 3 for your Heathrow departure? Virgin Atlantic happen to be your chosen airline? ...No wonder you‘re excited! Chances are you are jetting off somewhere exotic.

With their fleet of Boeing wide-bodied jets and Airbus’, Virgin Atlantic provide long-haul flights to North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Favoured for their laid-back attitude and friendly service, the British airline go above and beyond to make your journey as enjoyable as possible.

Make your Heathrow departure with Virgin even easier by utilising their Mobile Check-In service. The mobile site makes check-in available to passengers between 24 hours and 2 hours before your flight leaves.

With the arrival of Little Red to Heathrow departures, Virgin have added 26 daily services from London to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Manchester. This essentially provides a convenient link for international passengers flying to London.

Although Virgin departures from Heathrow are predominantly from Terminal 3, this could be subject to change. It is always recommended to use our departures timetable above to check not only the terminal you need but a whole world of other useful information is also available.

Heathrow Departures - British Airways

Heathrow Airport is proud to be the main hub for iconic airline British Airways. Branded with the flag, BA are the largest airline based on the number of fleet, international flights and international destinations they operate.

With over two thousand daily flights, it's no wonder Heathrow is a bustling, busy place, and owing to the fact that they own 40% of the slots available at Heathrow departures, British Airways contribute a vast number of those passengers travelling through the airport.

With such a strong presence at the airport BA are always striving to ensure they provide a seamless service for their passengers. They offer check-in services online, on your mobile and at the airport, with online and mobile being available 24 hours prior to your flight, meaning passengers have a greater seat choice and save time and the dreaded queues on the day of their flight.

The majority of British Airways flights operate from Terminal 5, however some short-haul and mid-haul flights can depart from Terminal 1 and 3, therefore Holiday Extras always suggest you check on the Heathrow departures timetable, this way there is no chance of arriving at the wrong terminal on your day of travel.

Heathrow Departures - Terminal 3

Used by over 15 million passengers, Heathrow departures at Terminal 3 mainly operate long-haul flights. Some European flights do operate from this terminal so always be sure to use the live Heathrow departures list above to check your flight and any other relevant information you may need.

The services and facilities at Heathrow departures Terminal 3 have been designed and provided to ensure passengers have a simple and enjoyable experience at the airport. After all your departure from Heathrow is an important part of your holiday.

As well as your usual bars, restaurants and shopping outlets, other useful facilities include:

  • Baggage Enquiries
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Cash Facilities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Toilets and Showers
  • Medical Care

Transport: At only 15 miles from Central London, public transport to and from Terminal 3 is in abundance. Whether you are traveling by bus, coach, train or driving yourself, you will find a service that will allow you to arrive at the airport with little effort involved.

The National Express and other coach operators, run services between Heathrow Departures Terminal 3 and over 500 UK destinations.

The rail network is extensive. The London Underground can get you into Central London in only 16 minutes, from here...the UK is your oyster.

Self Service Check-In: Self service check-in is safe and quick to use. It will save you valuable time when at the airport. Terminal 3 has kiosks located near the standard check-in desks.

The self-service check in kiosks are available for the following airlines:

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Japan Airlines
  • SAS
  • Virgin Atlantic

Heathrow Departures - Terminal 4

Over 14 million passengers pass through Heathrow departures - Terminal 4 each year. The terminal houses 37 airlines, with Air India, Delta and KLM being the major airlines that you will see.

The flights from this terminal are long-haul and to European destinations. This could always be subject to change, so it's always recommended to use the Heathrow departures timetable above to check which terminal you are flying from, as well as lots of other useful information for your flight and destination.

The terminal has loads of bars and restaurants to choose from along with other conveniences such as: baggage enquiries, foreign exchange, cash facilities, travel insurance, toilets and showers and medical care.

Transport: Being so close to London, Heathrow is very accessible. You are spoilt for choice with airport parking services and public transport to and from the airport. The bus, coach, and rail network offer fast and efficient transport covering over 500 locations nationwide.

Check-In is located on the first floor of Heathrow departures Terminal 4.

Self Service Check-In: Self service check-in is available. The kiosks are easy to use and will help you to save time. Once you are checked in, all you need to do is head to the bag drop desks.

You can use this service if you are flying with the following airlines:

  • Air France
  • Gulf Air
  • KLM

Heathrow Departures - Terminal 5

Terminal 5 is the newest addition to Heathrow Airport and is the largest free-standing structure in the UK. The terminal was built and designed to handle a whopping 35 million passengers a year.

British Airways have the most presence at Heathrow Terminal 5, boasting an extremely long list of destinations, including a number of locations across the UK, Europe and Long-Haul. Iberia also use the terminal but have adapted their flight numbers to be the same as BA.

Although it is British Airways and Iberia who dominate the terminal, being the UK’s busiest airport things could change at any time. Here at Holiday Extras, we always suggest you check our live Heathrow flight table to make sure you know which terminal you are flying from.

Traffic: The amount of traffic to and from Heathrow departures Terminal 5 became so substantial that a dedicated motorway spur was built linking it to the M25, thus making it extremely accessible. The terminal also has its own train station linking it to the London Underground and Heathrow Express rail networks. The journey in and out of London are very fast and frequent. You can be in Paddington, (Central London) in just 21 minutes. Alternatively the Piccadilly Line on the London Underground, although slower with a journey time of 45 minutes, is a much cheaper option.

Of course the services and facilities at Heathrow Departures Terminal 5 are everything you’d expect and hopefully more. Designed with both style and comfort in mind, you will be sure to find everything you need within the terminal to make your time at the airport enjoyable.

The terminal has loads of bars and restaurants to choose from so you really can start your holiday early.

Check-In: Check-in kiosks are available for you to check-in for your flight and print your boarding passes. Once you are checked in, if you have luggage to be checked-in you need to head to the bag drop desks. There are also manned check-in desks available.

Checking in

Heathrow airport advises that you arrive for check-in at least three hours before long-haul and El Al flights, two hours before European flights and 90 minutes before flights within the UK and Ireland – though we’d probably advise making that two hours too.

Self-service check-in – where you check yourself in, choose your seat and print your boarding card at a computer before dropping your bags off – is available with the following airlines: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Gulf Air, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

Online check-in – where you choose your seat and print your boarding pass online before you arrive at the airport – is available with the following airlines: Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Swiss, Turkish Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. In addition, American Airlines, British Airways and Lufthansa offer mobile check-in with some phones.

The check-in desks are on the first floor in terminals 1 and 4, the ground floor in terminal 3 and the top floor of terminal 5.

Baggage allowance

Your baggage allowance, both for hand luggage and for hold baggage, will be determined by your airline, so check with them to see how much you’re allowed to take. There’s more information, including a list of items not allowed in hand luggage, here.

Book Heathrow parking and hotels

Where are you going to leave your car while you’re away? Where are you going to stay the night before your flight? It’s worth thinking about these questions and getting your Heathrow airport parking and Heathrow airport hotel booked as early as possible – that way you can get the best price. You can save up to 60 per cent on airport parking and up to 40 per cent on airport hotels when you book early with us. Our Heathrow hotel with parking deals are particularly good value too.

Dropping off passengers

There are set-down lanes outside all four terminals where you can drop passengers off, but you can’t park. If you’re picking passengers up, you should wait in the Short-Stay car parks. Prices are the same at all terminals: £2.90 for up to 30 minutes, £4.90 for up to an hour and £7.20 for up to 90 minutes. (Prices correct on August 21, 2013.)

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