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Getting from Heathrow to central London

Heathrow has superb London connections to suit every passenger's budget and requirements

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Heathrow Express

The fastest link between Heathrow and London. Non-stop trains run to Paddington every 15 minutes, and journey time is 15 minutes from Terminals 2 and 3 (a few minutes more from Terminals 4 or 5).

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Heathrow Express timetable

London Underground

The most cost-effective rail route to London. Piccadilly Line trains run from all terminals and journey time is 50 – 60 minutes.

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Heathrow Connect

Stopping service from Heathrow to Paddington via stations in west London. Trains run every 30 minutes and journey time is 25 minutes from Terminals 2 and 3 (a few minutes more from Terminals 4 or 5).

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National Express coach

Coaches run throughout the day, offering journey times of 40 – 80 minutes to Victoria coach station and many other destinations.

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Feltham rail link

The 285 bus links Heathrow with Feltham rail station, where there are frequent trains to London Waterloo. Combined journey time is one hour and 40 minutes.

Find out more: Heathrow to Feltham


The low cost airport transfer operator offers frequent and direct services between Heathrow central bus station and Shepherds Bush, Central London. Tickets can be booked in advance online. Subject to availability, tickets can also be purchased from the driver (credit card payments only).

Find out more: easybus.co.uk


London taxis are available outside each terminal. The cost to central London is £45 – £70 and the journey time is approximately one hour. Or, book a minicab or chauffeur in advance.

Find out more: Taxis, minicabs and chauffeurs

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