>>>Terminal 5 history
Opened officially by Queen Elizabeth II on 14th March and
opened to the public at 04.00 on 27th March 2008. T5 according to BAA plans will allow the airport to cater for
80 million passengers annually by 2011, 87 million by 2016 and 90-05
million by 2030.
Terminal 5 is a glass building 396 meters long by 176m wide by 40m high, that's around the
size of 50 football pitches. The building houses 175 lifts and 131
The terminal has no conventional check-in desks. Instead anyone not using the self-service check-in points or having
checked in online use designated kiosks. Customer service desks can
be used for extra capacity. 144 retail outlets at the time of opening.
Connected by a walkway to the
Sofitel Heathrow terminal 5.
A new slip road was built from the M25 junction 14 giving direct access
to terminal 5.
Short term car parking is located at the terminal itself with space for
3,800 cars and 150 motorcycles. For long term car parking you will need
to use the shuttle coach service to and from the terminal.
The Railair coach service operates to Woking,
and Reading from Terminal 5.
To transfer to other terminals use the
Heathrow Express which is
free between terminals. Alternatively use the 482 or 490 bus from
outside arrivals for terminal 4 or the 441 for the central areas
(terminals 1 and 3).
Coaches use stops 13-16 outside the terminal.
routes taking in terminal 5 include services into central London
(Victoria), Oxford, Northampton, Cambridge and Norwich.
main information zone in arrivals hall with help points dotted around
Medical centre on 1st floor
23 restaurants and drink outlets including 6 bars airside
There are six areas with internet kiosks:
Two in the check-in area, at Caffe Nero and Lovejuice.
Three in departures after security (one in Bagel Street and one each in
the main squares).
One in satellite Terminal 5B.
Wireless hotspots are available throughout Terminal 5.
Terminal has ATM's airside and landside.
Baby changing facilities located adjacent to toilets airside and
Dedicated information zone on the arrivals concourse on the ground floor
towards the north end of the building while help points are dotted
around the terminal.
Left baggage office is in the check-in area on the top floor and can
hold luggage for up to 90 days.
There are no shower facilities in the terminal other than those provided in some lounges.
All faith Prayer room in the check-in area before security control, at the north end of the building.
Also some after security near Gate 7 in the departure area, and in satellite Terminal 5B.
You must be airside at least 35 minutes before your flights due
The satellite gates (prefix' B') are a 20 minute walk from the
departures lounge, make sure you leave enough time for the walk.
Direct phone number for terminal 5: 020 8745 5555
Note: *this terminal is exclusively used by British Airways
TERMINAL 5 AIRLINES
0844 493 0787
0870 609 0500
Terminal 5 arrivals hall
Everything is clearly signposted
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