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Travel between airports

London Gatwick

By coach

National Express operates the only direct link between Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, with up to six services per hour. Tickets can be purchased online, from National Express ticket desks or from the coach driver.

The journey time is approximately 75 minutes and the adult single fare is £25.

To book tickets and for timetable information, call 0871 781 8181 or visit the National Express website.

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By train

Via central London

Gatwick Express operates between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. Victoria can be reached from central London by taxi, bus or Underground (District, Circle and Victoria lines).

Non-stop Gatwick Express trains run every 15 minutes and the journey takes 30 minutes to Gatwick South Terminal. A free transit service to the North Terminal stops upstairs from the rail platforms. For more information visit the Gatwick Express website.

To get to central London from Heathrow there are three rail options:

  • Heathrow Express: Trains run non-stop every 15 minutes between London Paddington and Heathrow. Journey time is 15 minutes from Terminals 1, 2 & 3, or 21 minutes from Terminal 5.
  • Heathrow Connect: Half-hourly stopping services run between Paddington and Heathrow. The journey takes 26 minutes from Terminals 1, 2 & 3, a few minutes more from Terminal 4.
  • London Underground: Piccadilly Line trains run between Heathrow and central London. The journey takes less than an hour.

Via Feltham

You can travel by rail to Gatwick from Feltham by changing at Clapham Junction. The 285 bus operates between Heathrow central bus station and Feltham.

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By chauffeur

Tristar is the official Heathrow Chauffeur Service and provides door-to-door transport between Heathrow and Gatwick with journey times averaging between 45 minutes and one hour. Your highly knowledgeable chauffeur will collect you when you land at Heathrow and prices start from £138 for a Mercedes E Class.

Call +44 (0)1895 432218 or Visit the Tristar website

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London Stansted

By coach

National Express coaches offer the only direct link between Heathrow and Stansted airports, with departures every 30 - 60 minutes.

The journey time is approximately 90 minutes and the adult single fare is £22.50.

To book tickets and for timetable information, call 0871 781 8181 or visit the National Express website.

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By train

Stansted Express operates trains between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport. Liverpool Street can be reached from central London by taxi, bus or Underground (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines).

Alternatively, avoid central London by connecting with the Stansted Express at Tottenham Hale, which is on the London Underground Victoria line.

Stansted Express trains run every 15 or 30 minutes and the journey takes about 46 minutes. For more information visit the Stansted Express website.

To get to central London from Heathrow there are three rail options:

  • Heathrow Express: Trains run non-stop every 15 minutes between London Paddington and Heathrow. Journey time is 15 minutes from Terminals 1, 2 & 3, or 21 minutes from Terminal 5.
  • Heathrow Connect: Half-hourly stopping services run between Paddington and Heathrow. The journey takes 26 minutes from Terminals 1, 2 & 3, a few minutes more from Terminal 4.
  • London Underground: Piccadilly Line trains run between Heathrow and central London. The journey takes less than an hour.

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By chauffeur

Tristar is the official Heathrow Chauffeur Service and provides door-to-door transport between Heathrow and Stansted with journey times averaging between one hour and 90 minutes. Your highly knowledgeable chauffeur will collect you when you land at Heathrow and prices start from £138 for a Volvo and £204 for a Mercedes E Class.

Call +44 (0)1895 432218 or Visit the Tristar website

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Where to catch trains

Terminals 1, 2 or 3

Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect trains use Heathrow Central (Terminals 1, 2 & 3) rail station. Underground services use Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 & 3 Underground station. Both are in the central area between the terminals, a few minutes' walk from check-in and arrivals.

Terminal 4

The Heathrow Connect and London Underground stations are both conveniently located in the basement of the terminal. Heathrow Express passengers should take the free inter-terminal shuttle to Heathrow Central (Terminals 1, 2 & 3).

Terminal 5

The Terminal 5 rail station, conveniently located in the basement of the terminal, is served by Heathrow Express and London Underground trains. For Heathrow Connect, use Heathrow Express for a free transfer to Heathrow Central.

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Where to catch coaches

Terminals 1, 2 or 3

All coach services call at the central bus station, which is a short walk from the terminals and has lifts, escalators and moving walkways to help with the journey. The bus station is open 24 hours a day and the travel centre is open from 06:00 to 22:30.

Terminal 4

Coaches arrive and depart from Stops 13 and 14 outside the terminal, at arrivals level. Free transfers to the central bus station and Terminal 5 can be made from Stop 7.

Terminal 5

Coaches arrive and depart from Stops 13-16, outside the terminal at arrivals level. There is a National Express ticket office inside the terminal, at international arrivals. Reading RailAir, Oxford Express and Woking Railair services operate from Stops 10-12. Free transfers to the central bus station and Terminal 4 can be made from Stops 8 and 9.

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Where to meet your chauffeur

Terminals 1 – 5

Your driver will meet you in arrivals and escort you to your vehicle.

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