Passengers with luggage are advised to arrive at the airport no more than 2 hours before departure. Passengers arriving earlier than this will be unable to check in their bags. This is to avoid unnecessary congestion and to ensure baggage handling operates smoothly.
Looking to travel and explore London - A Visitor Oyster is all you need to travel like a local in London.
A Visitor Oyster card is specifically designed to provide you with the smartest travel solution in London and is your official key to the city!
The benefits -
The best for transport: Valid on all London public transport: London Underground, buses, trams, DLR and suburban rail
Smart: it automatically calculates the cheapest fare, allowing travel across all of London without having to worry about the zone system
Great value for money: The cheapest solution for visitors, much cheaper than cash or Travelcards
Ready to use: No queuing at airports and stations, the card costs £3 and it comes with refundable pre-loaded values of £20, £30, £40 or £50
Easy: Touch- in the yellow readers at the beginning of your journey and touch out at the end (touch-in only on buses)
Flexible: Top-it up at any underground station or store in London, it doesn’t expire, it can be passed on to family and friends after use
Cheap: Travel in central London (zone 1-2): Peak £8.80, Off-peak: £7.30, Travel from Heathrow (zone 1-6): Peak £16.40, Off-peak £8.90
Discounts: Use your remaining balance and get 25% discount on the Emirates Air Lines cable car (£3.20 single journey, £6.40 return), 10% discount on the Thames Clipper (from £8.55 single journey)
For more information and where to buy, visit: http://visitorshop.tfl.gov.uk/