Airports in the UK

There's an airport for you wherever you are coming from!

We serve four different airports in the UK, including two in London - Heathrow andCity and two in the regions - Manchester and Birmingham.

London Heathrow

London Heathrow

Heathrow is the UK's busiest international airport and the third busiest in the world, with almost 200,000 passengers moving through its terminals each day. With 4 operational terminals, soon to be five with the re-opening of Terminal 2 – The Queen's Terminal, Heathrow's two runways are home to almost 470,000 air traffic movements a year, which carry more international passengers than any other airport in the world.

How to get there:

By train:
Heathrow Express: With a journey time of 15 minutes between the airport and London Paddington, and departures every 15 minutes, Heathrow Express offers the fastest journey time.
London Underground: The Piccadilly Line provides the most cost-effective rail route between Heathrow Airport and the capital. Journey time is under an hour and you shouldn't have to wait longer than ten minutes for a train, even off-peak.
Heathrow Connect: Stopping service to London, calling at local stations in west London and reaching Paddington in 26 minutes.

Bus and Coach:
National Express and other operators run services from Heathrow to more than 500 destinations, and an extensive bus network operates around Heathrow and to destinations in west London and the Thames Valley.

For overall transport information please click here.

Driving

Terminals 1 and 3
The terminals are close together at the centre of the airport site. Exit the M4 (junction 4) or M25 (junction 15) and follow signs for Heathrow Terminals 1 and 3.
Postcodes for satellite navigation:
Terminal 1: TW6 1AP
Terminal 3: TW6 1QG

Terminal 4
The terminal is in the southern part of the airport site and has a separate entrance. Exit the M25 at junction 14 and follow signs for Heathrow Terminal 4. If you're coming from the M4, leave at junction 4b and follow the M25 south to junction 14.
Postcode for satellite navigation: TW6 3XA

Terminal 5
The terminal is on the Western Perimeter Road and has its own separate access road, reached from junction 14 of the M25. If you're coming from the M4, exit at junction 4b and follow the M25 south to junction 14.
Postcode for satellite navigation: TW6 2GA

For more information about Heathrow airport please click here.

Manchester

Manchester Airport

The UK’s third busiest airport, Manchester Airport is the largest outside the London region, providing flights to over 200 destinations – more than any other airport in the United Kingdom. The airport comprises three terminals, a goods terminal and is the only British airport other than London's Heathrow Airport to operate two runways over 3,000 m in length.

Bus:

Manchester Airport is well served by a network of local and regional buses running daily from early morning to late night, including weekends and bank holidays. There is now a 24 hour bus service operating to/from Manchester Airport local bus network.

Driving:

The postcode for the airport is M90 1QX. From here, terminals are clearly signposted.

Coach:

A large number of coach services operate daily from The Station at Manchester Airport, the integrated transport hub, linking Manchester Airport with our region and other major UK cities.

National Express, the UK's largest operator of scheduled coach services and operates at Manchester Airport. National Express offer low fares and have great offers if you book in advance. Destinations include: Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Train:

Train Services Frequent services run to and from the airport, around the clock, 7 days a week with First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail.

Here you can find more information about Manchester Airport.

Birmingham

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham airport offers both domestic flights within the UK, and international flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Pakistan, India, North America and the Caribbean. Passenger numbers hovered around 8.9 million in 2012, making Birmingham the seventh busiest UK airport. Birmingham also saw around 85,000 air movements in 2013.

Driving:

Birmingham Airport is situated at the heart of the UK Motorway network, located just off Junction 6 of the M42 via the A45. Our postcode is B26 3QJ if you are travelling to the Airport using a Sat-Nav.

General directions:From the north-west (Stafford, Stoke, Manchester, Liverpool): Take the M6, M6 Toll, M42From the north-east (Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds): Take the M1, M42From the east (Coventry, Northampton): Take the M6From the south-east (Banbury, Oxford, Bicester, London): M40From the south-west (Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol): M5

By Train:

Birmingham New Street is 10 minutes on a direct train, with seven services per hour from Birmingham International. A single ticket costs £3.30.

Services to central London operate daily with three trains per hour serving London Euston with Virgin Trains and one train per hour by London Midland. The journey takes approximately 70 minutes with Virgin Trains.

Live journey information for Birmingham International can be found using National Rail Enquiries.Services to central London operate daily with three trains per hour serving London Euston with Virgin Trains and one train per hour by London Midland. The journey takes approximately 70 minutes with Virgin Trains.

Chiltern Railway services can be accessed from Solihull Rail Station (via the966 bus service directly from the Airport) or via Leamington Spa (via trains from Birmingham International). This offers alternative routes to London. Chiltern Railways serve London Marylebone, Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Warwick Parkway, Solihull and Birmingham Moor Street. Additional routes from Leamington Spa include Stratford-upon-Avon.

Coach:

Long distance coach services are operated by National Express and Megabus, with over 120 daily services to 35 main towns and cities across the UK.

National Express
The UK's largest scheduled coach operator offers frequent direct services to and from destinations, including Birmingham, Oxford, Luton, Milton Keynes and Manchester. Coaches arrive directly outside the Airport terminal and all services use modern, air conditioned vehicles.

Megabus
Megabus is part of the Stagecoach Group, providing budget inter-city coach services across the UK. With fares starting at £1 per journey (plus booking fee), Megabus serve 16 destinations from Birmingham Airport and strive to offer low cost, high quality services. All Megabus services arrive directly outside the Airport terminal.

Here you can find more information about Birmingham Airport.

London City Airport (LCY)

London City Airport

London City Airport is ideally located actually within the City of London, for those who need to fly in and out of London quickly and efficiently - just 22 minutes away from Bank and 17 minutes from Stratford.

How to get there:

By road:

London City Airport is easily accessible by road and is located outside the London Congestion Charge zone.
The Terminal entrance is located on Hartmann Road, London E16 2PX.
Terminal car park postcode (disabled, short and main stay) : E16 2PB

By public transport:

Docklands Light Railway (DLR): The Docklands Light Railway is an overground system connecting East London to the London Underground network.
The London City Airport DLR station is connected to the airport Terminal making transport to and from the Airport fast and convenient.
The Airport is located in Zone 3. Oyster cards and tickets can be purchased at the DLR counter adjacent to the Airport Terminal.
The DLR departs London City Airport every 8 to 15 minutes, with journey times of less than 7 minutes to Canning Town or Woolwich Arsenal and 17 minutes to Stratford International.

Bus:

Within London: Routes 575, 474, or 473

Train:

If you are travelling out of London, National Rail can provide service information including timetables and routes. The closest National Rail stations include London Bridge, Waterloo and Stratford International. All three stations can be reached via the Jubilee line from Canning Town which is a seven minute DLR journey from the Airport.

Please find more information here.

Tour de France - Impact on travelling to/from LCY

The Tour de France will be in London on Monday July 7th

  • Significant road closures will be in place in and out of LCY following the morning peak until the early evening
  • The event is expected to attract huge crowds to London
  • The roads on the route through north, east and central London will be closed for much of Monday 7 July 2014.
  • The event will have a major impact on road transport, including buses, in the affected areas on the day. While the roads are closed for the race it will not be possible to cross the route.

Here you can find more information about the road closure and affected areas.