Unofficial Guide to London Heathrow

Terminal 3 Facilities

London Heathrow Terminal 3 is the main hub for Virgin Atlantic’s long-haul flights out of the city. It also serves several other airlines, most of which belong to the Oneworld alliance. This terminal was built in the 1960s and redeveloped in the early 2000s. An underground walkway connects to Terminals 1 and 2, while Terminals 4 and 5 are accessible by the Heathrow rail service.

The main check-in areas are found on the Ground Floor and Level 1, with rows of ticketing and check-in desks visible immediately upon entry. To reach the Departures Lounge, proceed through security from Level 1. The Arrivals Hall is on the Ground Floor.

Standard facilities available in the main check-in areas include the following:

  • Bureau de change
  • Cash machines
  • Disabled-accessible toilets
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Telephones

Terminal 3 is also sprinkled with lounges and other services. The Departures area features a play area and family lounge behind Zara. There is also a multi-faith prayer room in the same general area.