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London Heathrow Terminal 5 Guide

London Heathrow is made of four passenger terminals and one cargo terminal. Terminal 5 was opened in the year 2008 by Queen Elizabeth II. It is a 640 acre land that comprises of three satellite buildings 5A, 5B and 5C. The terminal is used by two major airlines, which are British airways and Iberia. British Airways alone serves over a 100 destinations from this terminal. Iberia flies passengers to and from Madrid in Spain. It has 66 gates and is linked to the M25 motorway and also offers access to railway station and the tube station which is at the basement.

Heathrow Express connects the terminal to central bus station at a frequency of 15 minutes. It is also connected to terminal 1, 2 and 3 by the Heathrow Express and the underground tube. All travel times are lesser than 20 minutes and to connect to terminal 4 from 5, one has to board the bus service 490 or 482. Heathrow Express also runs a free transit service between the terminal building and central bus station.

Central bus station offers access to the National Express coach service and other airport transfer services that take you to different parts of the United Kingdom. The tube station in the terminal serves the Piccadilly line that takes passengers to Central London. Taxis can be availed directly outside the terminal building just after the arrivals lounge.

If your transit at Heathrow is for a much longer time then Terminal 5 is the best place to be. It is directly connected to the Sofitel Hotel through a covered walkway. Stylish Hilton hotel is also located close to Terminal 5. Located very close to terminal 5 is the Premier Inn which is another popular stay option. Terminal 5 is home to some of the top brands of fashion which proves to be a real treat to shopaholics and is also a good place to unwind.

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