It’s no secret to anyone that Heathrow Airport is one of the largest airports in the world, featuring five terminals and a wide selection of restaurants, shops and offices. For a first timer in the airport, it can be a real challenge to unravel in such a big airport, but you will see numerous signs along the way, thus it shouldn’t be that difficult. The first zones you will see when you’ll land on the airport are the UK Customs, the Baggage reclaim area and the Immigration and passport area. Once you get past all these areas, you will arrive to the meeting points and here is where the driver of your chosen Heathrow Shuttle will pick you up.
The terminals 4, 3 and 1 are dedicated to international flights coming mainly from Canada, Australia and the United States of America. Terminal 5 was designed to house two big companies: Iberia and British Airways and terminal 2 is currently under renovation. See the details below.
Terminal 1 is reserved to the domestic flights operating in Ireland and the United Kingdom and to the major UK airlines. It also features International and European flights to and from destinations such as Cape Town or San Francisco. Terminal 4 features flights operated by KLM, Air India and Delta to Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, Canada and the US. Finally, Terminal 3 handles the flights to and from Asia, South America and USA with airlines like Australasian and African.
No matter on which of the 4 working terminals you land, you can be sure that you will find there the right London Airport Shuttle for you. The transfer options are countless: National Express, Heathrow Express, Heathrow Connect, London Underground, black cabs and private hire vehicles. However, if you really want a comfortable, affordable and secure transfer, you should go for the Heathrow Shuttle offered by a minicab company. As compared to the black cabs, for example, they are faster, cheaper and they feature a large selection of vehicles, from saloon cars to coaches. Even though they are more popular, the black cabs cannot carry more than 5 persons and they have higher fares, charged per each extra mile and minute spent in traffic. The private hire companies have fixed prices, so you know from the start how much you’ll be paying.
One thing you must bear in mind is that the minicabs must always be booked in advance. You can make a booking for a London Airport Shuttle by phone, through email or directly on the company’s website via their booking system. There is no taxi rank for minicabs at the airport, thus the driver will wait for you in one of the designated meeting areas. If you book with 247 Airport Transfer, you will meet your driver in one of the following locations, depending on which terminal you land: Terminal 1 – Costa Coffee, Terminal 3 – Travel Ex, Terminal 4 – Costa Coffee and Terminal 5 – Costa Coffee. So, if you really want your journey to and from the airport to be memorable, hassle-free, comfortable and elegant, you should use a Heathrow Shuttle service.