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London Underground to Heathrow

London Underground's Piccadilly Line provides the most cost-effective rail route between Heathrow Airport and the capital.

Journey time by Tube is under an hour and you shouldn't have to wait longer than ten minutes for a train, even off-peak.

Where to catch trains

Heathrow has three London Underground stations – one for Terminals 2 and 3, one each at Terminal 4 and Terminal 5.

Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 station is in the central area between the terminals, which are a few minutes' walk away via underground walkways. Heathrow Terminal 4 and Heathrow Terminal 5 underground stations are in the basements of the terminal buildings.

All stations are in Travelcard Zone 6.

Fares and tickets

Underground tickets are available at all stations. The single fare to central London (Zone 1) is £5.70. A one-day Travelcard, giving unlimited travel in Zones 1 - 6, costs £17 (Anytime) or £8.90 (off-peak). For more information visit tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/ticket-types or visit the Travel Information Centre at Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 underground station.

Oyster pay-as-you-go fares are £5 (Mon - Fri, 06:30 - 09:30) and £3 (all other times). You'll need an Oyster card - for details see oyster.tfl.gov.uk.

Train times

The first and last trains to and from Heathrow are given in the table below. Train times and fares are subject to change - please confirm using the Transport for London website or call +44 (0)343 22 1234 before travelling.

Trains to central London
Station First train Last train
Terminals 2 and 3 05:12 (Sun 05:56) 23:45 (Sun 23:28)
Terminal 4 05:02 (Sun 05:46) 23:35 (Sun 23:15*)
Terminal 5 05:23 (Sun 06:07) 23:42 (Sun 23:25)

* Change at Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3

Trains from central London
Departure times from Piccadilly Circus
Station First train Last train
Terminals 2 and 3 05:47 (Sun 07:05) 00:32 (Sun 23:38)
Terminal 4 05:42* (Sun 07:05*) 23:09 (Sun 22:40)
Terminal 5 05:47 (Sun 07:05) 00:22 (Sun 23:24)

* Change at Hatton Cross

During the night the N9 bus connects Heathrow with central London. The service runs every 20 minutes from the central bus station (above the Underground station).

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