Our Location

British Airways Flight Training is located in:

Technical Block A (TBA) at the British Airways Global Learning Academy
Vanguard Way, Off Eastchurch Road
Near Hatton Cross
Hounslow.  Middlesex.  TW6 2FH

Whichever mode of transport that you use to get to British Airways Flight Training at the Global Learning Academy, you’ll first need to report to Vanguard House (Pass Issue) to be issued with your Security Pass.  Vanguard House is open between 05:30 – 23:00, 7 days a week. Outside of these times, you will meet your host at the entrance to Vanguard House and they will arrange for your Secur ity Pass to be issued.

BA staff permanent pass issue service only available between 08:30 - 1630- please do not go to Vanguard House outside of these times.

You will be required to show one form of photographic identification such as your passport or UK photographic driving licence.  Failure to do so will prevent a Security Pass being issued and denial of access.  Your Security Pass must be worn and be visible at all times.  It must be returned at the end of your visit.

Please allow up to 15 minutes to obtain your Security Pass.

There is a 10 minute walk from Vanguard House to British Airways Flight Training in Technical Block A.  This walk is open to the elements.  Please be prepared for inclement weather and dress accordingly!

Ways of travelling

For a detailed map and directions to British Airways Flight Training, please click on this link

By Car

The postcode for Vanguard House is:  TW6 2FH

Vanguard House is located on Vanguard Way, off Eastchurch Road.
At the roundabout at the top of Eastchurch Road, turn right onto Vanguard Way.
Then, turn right again for Vanguard House.

The GPS location for Vanguard House is:  N  51°  28'  21''    W  0°  25'  33''.


Initially, park in the short-stay Visitor’s Car Park adjacent to Vanguard House.  Then, report to the Pass Issue Desk in Vanguard House to obtain your Security Pass.  Once your Security Pass has been issued, you will be directed to the appropriate car park.

If you’re arriving in a mini-bus or coach please contact us before you visit so that we can arrange parking.

By BA1 Courtesy Bus

We have BA1 courtesy buses that run between Terminal 5, Hatton Cross Underground Station and Vanguard House (Pass Issue).  They run at 30 minute intervals.  Please see the timetable at the relevant bus stop.

On weekends and Bank Holidays, the BA5 Bus replaces the BA1 Bus.  BA5 Bus times differ from the BA1 Bus timetable, please see the timetable at the relevant bus stop.

Please note:  To use the buses you must have a letter of consent or joining instructions with you and inform the bus driver that you are on a training course at British Airways.  If you do not have either of these please contact us before your visit.  Without them, you will not be eligible to use this service.

By Underground

The closest Underground Station is Hatton Cross, on the Piccadilly Line.  For the BA1 courtesy bus, please use Bus Stop B.

From Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport

For the BA1 courtesy bus, please use Bus Stop 29 on the ground floor at Terminal 5.

If you arrive at another Terminal, you can get to Terminal 5 using the Heathrow Express which is a free transfer that runs every 15 minutes.