Is London Heathrow Airport Open 24 Hours a Day?
No one wants to be in an airport a minute longer than necessary, but sometimes, there’s just no escaping it. Whether you have a layover that’s too short to leave the airport or you just get stuck there unexpectedly, it’s always good to know what the hours are. Here we talk about the schedule for one of the most reviled airports in the world, Heathrow in London.
“Don't expect any service between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.”
“Sleeping at Heathrow is generally not encouraged and indeed, with all the security hoopla now, you might well be moved on.”
“I just watched a program of the TV-series Heathrow Airport last week and besides the terminal duty officer, no workers are around. So, you will be there with all lamps on and only some other sleeping stopovers.”
“Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in the world, but depending on which terminal as to whether services will be open. I've got flights out of there at 4 a.m. from Terminal 2 and everything’s open as per usual.”
And if you just can’t stand the thought of spending the night in the airport, here are a few hotel ideas that are very close to Heathrow:
“There are loads of hotels around Heathrow, all very competitive. There is also a hotel hopper (shuttle), from all hotels to all terminals.”
“There are lots of hotels in Heathrow area, but very pricey. Try Forte Hotel, a stone’s throw from the airport. Comfortable not expensive.”
“Don't go for a hotel near Heathrow - there's nothing to do and it’s all pretty ugly. Take a tube (Picadilly Line) or the express train to Central London. The Regent Palace is a cheapish hotel smack in the middle of Picadilly Circus. Not sure what it’s like but it’s featured on a number of websites and the position couldn't be better. I think it’s a 2-star.”
“Last year we stayed at the Novotel. It was surprisingly cheaper than the 3* hotel that we had spent 3 weeks on and off in in Kensington and was 1 star up.”