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How long between terminals at heathrow

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How long between terminals at heathrow

Lovely BA have changed our flight booking and instead of flying into gatwick to catch our connection ti edinburgh, they have moved us onto flights into heathrow and have to change terminals to catch our connection:( how long does it take to get from terminal 5 to terminal 3, we have 1hr 45 mins between flights now!!! Also as they changed our booking do we have to accept the flight that they have put us on or can we ask to go on the later flights which would suit us better?

UK
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1. Re: How long between terminals at heathrow

Are you sure you have to change terminals? Is it BA flights both legs?

Can you post the before & after.

London
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2. Re: How long between terminals at heathrow

Yes, BA don't fly to Edinburgh from Terminal 3 (in fact there are no domestic flights AFAIK from Terminal 3).

Please check your flight details and re-post.

Vancouver, Canada
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3. Re: How long between terminals at heathrow

wirewiper is right. BA's T3 flights include BKK, OTP, BUD, GIB, HEL, LIS, PRG and VIE.

Just under two hours should be sufficient for a T5 to T5 connection, but let us know more, please.

uk
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4. Re: How long between terminals at heathrow

That should be plenty of time. It shouldn't take more than an hour to change terminals.

You Can ask to be transfered to another flight but remember, if you dó miss your connection, BA Will put you ón the next flight (with space), so IMO it is usually worth gambling ón the earlier connection which, in All liklihood, you'll make anyway.

Madrid
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5. Re: How long between terminals at heathrow

Due to the immigration set up T3 is unable to handle domestic flights,which is why BA domestic is T5 and Virgin T1.

Are you arriving in T3 and changing to T5 for the domestic?

UK
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6. Re: How long between terminals at heathrow

Until we hear back its all conjecture but certainly something is wrong in the OP's post.

London, United...
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7. Re: How long between terminals at heathrow

30minutes should be more than sufficient to get from T5 to T3. Just use the Heathrow Express for the internal transfer (it's Free) and you should be fine.

Dunfermline, United...
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8. Re: How long between terminals at heathrow

30 minutes is certainly not enough to transfer between T5 and T3, especially if you are thinking of taking the Heathrow Express which isn't 'internal' as post 7 states.

Even if you follow the Flight Connections airside bus connection, you need way more than 30 minutes

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9. Re: How long between terminals at heathrow

Just had a look again at the new eticket - my mistake! We fly from terminal 3 in rome to terminal 5 at heathrow, and then terminal 5 departure to edinburgh!!!! Glad about that, now we might get a wee bit dinner in the airport instead of running between terminals:)))

Vancouver, Canada
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10. Re: How long between terminals at heathrow

Ah, that's much better.

Just under two hours should be enough for the arrivals process and time to find a bite to eat. Your flight to EDI should depart from a low numbered gate at the north end of the terminal building, but keep an eye on the departure boards.