If you can collect your car within 30 minutes of receiving your parking ticket, you will be charged £5.30. However, as the table below shows, the price increases literally every minute, that is, a simple rule applies: the longer, the more expensive.
Waiting from 30 minutes to 44 minutes — £8.50
Waiting 45 to 59 minutes — £11.40
One to two hour wait — £14.50
Two to three hour wait — £17.80
Wait three to four hours — £21.60
Four to five hour wait — £27.60
Five to six hour wait — £35.60
Waiting six to nine hours — £48.50
Nine to 12 hour wait — £63.50
Waiting 12 to 24 hours – £77.10
These are the rates for short-term parking at Heathrow Airport — each terminal has its own.
You will have one in each terminal.
You can pay for parking using a special Heathrow app on your smartphone.
The only, perhaps, option to park for free at Heathrow — this is to stop at a long-term parking lot.
In this case, the first 30 minutes will indeed be free, and after that the meter will turn on.
By the way, for the owners of the “blue badges” — for example, the disabled — the first two hours of parking are free.
So, the rate for long-term parking also depends on the specific day: weekdays are cheaper than holidays, such as Easter and Christmas holidays, etc.
During peak dates, parking rates are as follows:
Stay from 30 minutes to two hours — £8.30
One day stay — £39.80
Stay more than one day, every day -— £31.80
On normal days, the cost of parking is:
Stay from 30 minutes to two hours – £8.30
One day stay – £34.70
More than one day stay, every day – £27.90