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Local buses to Heathrow

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.

Services from Heathrow

Services into west London are part of the Transport for London network. Travel information can be found at tfl.gov.uk or by calling +44 (0)20 7222 1234. For route maps see tfl.gov.uk/maps/bus.

Tickets and fares

Cash payment is no longer accepted on Transport for London buses.

Instead you can use:

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

Further information about cash-free buses is available on the TFL website.

Child fares

Children aged 5-18 and students may be eligible for free or discounted travel on buses and other TfL transport. For information see tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/students-and-children.

Free travel around Heathrow

Some local bus services around the airport site are free. For details view our free travel around Heathrow map (155KB PDF).

Where to catch buses

Heathrow central bus station is located between Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The terminals are a few minutes' walk away and well signposted.

The bus station is open 24 hours a day and the travel centre is open from 06:00 to 22:10. Baggage trolleys are available and there is a lift to the underground level.

Some services call at Hatton Cross, Terminal 4 and Terminal 5 (see tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/ for details).

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