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Heathrow Airport
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    Traffic Information:

    Heathrow Airport is easily accessible when traveling by car. Heathrow Airport is located 16 miles (25.8km) west of London city centre. The closest main roads are the M4 which connects to the M25, M32, M5, M48 and the M25 which connects to the M4, M40, M1, M11, M20, M26, M23 and M3.

    At the center of the airport you can find terminal 2 and terminal 3. Thet terminals are located close together and easy reachable via junction 4 (M4) or junction 15 (M25). Terminals 4 and 5 both have separate access roads. Terminal 4 is reached via junction 3 (M4) and junction 14 (M25). You can reach terminal 5 via junction 14 (M25) or from the M4 via junction 4b and follow the M25 south to junction 14.

    If you’re using satnav the postcodes are:

    • Terminal 1: Closed
    • Terminal 2: TW6 1EW
    • Terminal 3: TW6 1QG
    • Terminal 4: TW6 3XA
    • Terminal 5: TW6 2GA

    Please follow the signs at the airport to the location of your terminal.

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    Under normal weather and traffic conditions you can roughly assume the following travel times:

    London -> Heathrow Airport (LHR) 19 miles / 0:30 hours
    Oxford -> Heathrow Airport (LHR) 44.3 miles / 0:50 hours
    Southampton -> Heathrow Airport (LHR) 61.8 miles / 1:00 hours
    Dover -> Heathrow Airport (LHR) 100 miles / 1:40 hours
    Cambridge -> Heathrow Airport (LHR) 72.1 miles / 1:20 hours
    Birmingham -> Heathrow Airport (LHR) 115 miles / 1:50 hours

    On the road information:

    Before leaving, it is important to check your vehicle to make sure that it has no technical defects. After all, no one wants to realize it on the day of departure and be late for check-in. To avoid unnecessary stress please follow the following tips.

    Check vehicle fluids, including engine oil, coolant, and fuel. Also make sure that your tire pressure is correct, including that of the spare wheel. In addition, please check if your lights are functioning correctly for a safe trip.

    Petrol stations

    Cars can run on multiple fuels, petrol, diesel, LPG even electricity. We recommend you fuel your car before you leave but should this not be possible petrol stations will be available on yourway to the airport. To safe costs we recommend filling up in built-up areas. Please take note that LPG is not always available at built-up areas for safety reasons. Most petrol stations alongside the highway have electrical charging stations. Please keep in mind that charging your electric car will take some time.

    Roadside assistance

    Roadside assistance is something we all hope we never need it, especially when we are traveling to the airport. Make sure you have the phone number for your roadside assistance company saved on your phone. In case of car trouble you’ll want to be helped as soon as possible.

    Maximum Speed

    We reckon that you are probably familiar with traffic regulations. But to ensure safety and prevent traffic jams we would like to remind you of the following speed limits:

    • Motorway: 70 miles per hour
    • Dual carriageway: 70 miles per hour
    • Single carriageway: 60 miles per hour
    • Single-track road: 60 miles per hour
    • Built-up areas: 30 miles per hour

    Please pay attention to road & motorway construction and check traffic conditions before you leave.

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