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Christmas and New Year travel

During this festive season, public transport operators will be running amended timetables. Passengers are advised to pre-plan their journey to and from the airport in advance.

Please note these timetables may be subject to change and we advise you to check with the individual operators.

Wednesday, 24 December

Heathrow Express

  • The last service from Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington departs at 16:42.
  • The last service from London Padington to Heathrow Terminal 5 departs at 16:10.

Heathrow Connect - Services finish earlier than planned timetable
London Underground - amended timetable
Coaches (National Express) - normal service
Taxis - normal service*
Minicabs and private hire - normal service*
Chauffeur service - normal service*
Local buses - amended timetable
Hotel Hoppa - amended timetable
Reading Railair - Saturday/Sunday service with some services cancelled
Oxford Tube - normal service except the last coaches run earlier

*We recommend this service is pre-booked as it may be busy

Thursday, 25 December (Christmas Day)

Heathrow Express - no service, Network Rail engineering works
Heathrow Connect - no service, Network Rail engineering works
London Underground - no service
Coaches (National Express) - 36 services to 30 towns and cities across the UK including: central London, Gatwick Airport, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
Taxis - normal service*
Mini cabs and private hire - normal service*
Chauffeur service - normal service*
Local buses - no service
Hotel Hoppa - amended timetable
Reading Railair - no service
Oxford Tube - hourly service

*We recommend this service is pre-booked as it may be busy

Friday, 26 December (Boxing Day)

Heathrow Express - no service, Network Rail engineering works
Heathrow Connect - no service, Network Rail engineering works
London Underground
-  amended timetable
Coaches (National Express) - amended timetable
Taxis - normal service*
Mini cabs and private hire - normal service*
Chauffeur service - normal service*
Local buses - amended timetable
Hotel Hoppa - amended timetable
Reading Railair - amended timetable
Oxford Tube - amended timetable

*We recommend this service is pre-booked as it may be busy

Saturday, 27 December

Heathrow Express - services start later than usual and will be running every 30 minutes
Heathrow Connect - services start later than usual 
London Underground - amended timetable
Coaches (National Express) - normal service
Taxis - normal service*
Mini cabs and private hire - normal service*
Chauffeur service - normal service*
Local buses - amended timetable
Hotel Hoppa - normal service
Reading Railair - normal Saturday/Sunday service
Oxford Tube - normal service

*We recommend this service is pre-booked as it may be busy

Sunday, 28 December

Heathrow Express - Early morning services run every 30 minutes
Heathrow Connect - services start later than usual 
London Underground -  amended timetable
Coaches (National Express) - normal service
Taxis - normal service*
Mini cabs and private hire - normal service*
Chauffeur service - normal service*
Local buses - amended timetable
Hotel Hoppa - normal service
Reading Railair - normal Saturday/Sunday service
Oxford Tube - normal service

*We recommend this service is pre-booked as it may be busy

Monday, 29 December

Heathrow Express - service every 30 minutes
Heathrow Connect - normal timetable
London Underground - amended timetable
Coaches (National Express) - normal service
Taxis - normal service*
Mini cabs and private hire - normal service*
Chauffeur service - normal service*
Local buses - amended timetable
Hotel Hoppa - normal service
Reading Railair - Saturday/Sunday service
Oxford Tube - Sunday service

*We recommend this service is pre-booked as it may be busy

Tuesday, 30 December

Heathrow Express - service every 30 minutes
Heathrow Connect - normal timetable
London Underground - amended timetable
Coaches (National Express) - normal service
Taxis - normal service*
Mini cabs and private hire - normal service*
Chauffeur service - normal service*
Local buses - amended timetable
Hotel Hoppa - normal service
Reading Railair - Saturday/Sunday service
Oxford Tube - Sunday service

*We recommend this service is pre-booked as it may be busy

Wednesday, 31 December

Heathrow Express - normal timetable
Heathrow Connect - normal timetable
London Underground - amended timetable
Coaches (National Express) - normal service
Taxis - normal service*
Mini cabs and private hire - normal service*
Chauffeur service - normal service*
Local buses - amended timetable
Hotel Hoppa - normal service
Reading Railair - Saturday/Sunday service with some evening cancelltions
Oxford Tube - Sunday service with extra coaches according to demand

*We recommend this service is pre-booked as it may be busy

Thursday, 1 January

Heathrow Express - normal timetable
Heathrow Connect - normal timetable
London Underground - amended timetable
Coaches (National Express) - amended timetable
Taxis - normal service*
Mini cabs and private hire - normal service*
Chauffeur service - normal service*
Local buses - amended timetable
Hotel Hoppa - normal service
Reading Railair - Saturday/Sunday service
Oxford Tube - Sunday service

*We recommend this service is pre-booked as it may be busy

Friday, 2 January

Heathrow Express - normal timetable
Heathrow Connect - Connect services will run between Paddington and Hayes after 20:03
London Underground - amended timetable
Coaches (National Express) - amended timetable
Taxis - normal service*
Mini cabs and private hire - normal service*
Chauffeur service - normal service*
Local buses - amended timetable
Hotel Hoppa - normal service
Reading Railair - Saturday/Sunday service
Oxford Tube - Sunday service

*We recommend this service is pre-booked as it may be busy

Saturday, 2 January

Heathrow Express

  • The last service from Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington departs at 20:27.
  • The last service from London Padington to Heathrow Terminal 5 departs at 20:25.

Heathrow Connect - amended timetable
London Underground - amended timetable
Coaches (National Express) - amended timetable
Taxis - normal service*
Mini cabs and private hire - normal service*
Chauffeur service - normal service*
Local buses - amended timetable
Hotel Hoppa - normal service
Reading Railair - normal service
Oxford Tube - Saturday/Sunday service with a late start

*We recommend this service is pre-booked as it may be busy

Sunday, 3 January

Heathrow Express - services start later than the planned timetable and there are changes to the timings of services from Heathrow.
Heathrow Connect - Early morning Connect services run between Paddington and Hayes only
London Underground - amended timetable
Coaches (National Express) - amended timetable
Taxis - normal service*
Mini cabs and private hire - normal service*
Chauffeur service - normal service*
Local buses - amended timetable
Hotel Hoppa - normal service
Reading Railair - normal service
Oxford Tube - normal Saturday/Sunday service

*We recommend this service is pre-booked as it may be busy

Monday, 4 January

Normal timetables resume for all operators.

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