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Local buses

An extensive local bus network provides a low-cost route between Heathrow and towns in west London, as well as free travel within the airport itself.

Buses for 04am shift patterns

The 350, 423, 482, 490 and 555 run early morning services, so it's now possible to get to Heathrow for 4am. So if you're travelling in from Hayes, Hounslow, Southall, Richmond or Shepperton you could be saving time and money by getting the bus to work.

Free travel zone

Travel around the airport is free within the Free Travel Zone. This includes travel between the central bus station (Terminals 2 and 3) and Terminal 4 on the Heathrow Express, between Hatton Cross and Terminals 2 and 3, and more.

Please note that times and service numbers are subject to change.

Free travel around the airport site map (PDF)

Inner London bus travel

Services in London are part of the Transport for London (TfL) network. Transport for London no longer accepts cash to pay for bus fares.

Instead you can use:

A pay-as-you-go adult fare is £1.50 with an Oyster, or contactless payment card. UK-issued contactless payment cards are accepted.

For more information about cash-free buses visit the TFL website.

View Transport for London’s website for maps and timetables.

Up to date live travel.

Outer London bus travel

Many bus services are available for your commute to and from Heathrow.

View list of services and timetable

Please note that times and service numbers are subject to change.

Map of Heathrow's bus routes

Discounted travel is available on some buses for staff with a Heathrow Travelcard.

Buy a Heathrow Travelcard

Live outer London bus travel news

Further information

Transport for London information

020 7222 1234


Traveline public transport information

0871 200 22 33


National Express

08717 81 81 81


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