Smoking at Heathrow Airport (LHR)

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Before and After Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

The smoking facilities inside the terminal are listed below.

Electronic Cigarettes are also prohibited.

Heathrow Terminal 1

No Smoking areas.

Heathrow Terminal 2

No Smoking areas.

Heathrow Terminal 3

UPDATE: LHR: Smoking area at T3 Bus stop obviously doesn't exist any longer. When I went there on 1st Sept 2018 I did not see any sign and staff told me this area was closed. Maybe somebody else can confirm. Feedback from Robert K on the 3rd Sept 2018.

 Smoking at Heathrow airport T3, connecting flights. After you arrive by bus you go inside and turn left and left again. Follow the big yellow sign and you can smoke outside in a kind of fenced cage. Photo below, feedback from Laila B. on the 17th December 2017.

Passed through London Heathrow (LHR) in July 2017, transiting from terminal 3 to terminal 2. Was delighted to discover that there is now a smoking area in Terminal 3 for transit passengers. Follow the purple signs for transit to other terminals. The smoking area is at one side of the bus stop to the other terminals. It is a fenced outdoor cage but is better than the nothing that LHR offered within the security perimeter before. Feedback from Neil U.

Heathrow Terminal 4

Jan 2019: The smoking area in Terminal 4 is still open. Just been there. Feedback from Frans.


May 2018: Smoking Area still running, left after security, then left after Burberry. Down the sets of stairs. Button operated doors. Feedback from Harry


January 2018, Smoking section after security in Terminal 4 at Heathrow is still there... Feedback from Michael.

Heathrow Terminal 5

No Smoking areas. Thanx to Darren Hilton for the information.


For connecting flights in terminals 2 and 5 you must enter UK and smoke outside terminal then go through Security again for your flight.

Passengers are not permitted to use electronic cigarettes within the premises. Where you are intending to carry cigarettes in your hand luggage, please check with your airline to ensure they are allowed on board the aircraft.

Images of Smoke Areas

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Further Information

Official Website

LHR smoking