Heathrow Airport: Christmas and New Year travel

Find out what services are running to and from Heathrow Airport every day over the festive season.

You can also check how our Tube and rail services are running - including planned closures - with our Status Updates.

Friday 24 December (Christmas Eve)

There are no services on the Piccadilly line between Acton Town and Heathrow.

  • Use TfL Rail services to and from Paddington

There are also replacement coaches and buses running:

  • Coach: Hammersmith-Heathrow T2&3 (non-stop)
  • Coach: Hammersmith-Heathrow T5 (non-stop)
  • Bus: Acton Town-Heathrow

Coach services (Megabus and National Express) are operating to/from Victoria Coach Station (pre-booking advised).

Check our London-wide travel advice for Christmas Eve.

Saturday 25 December (Christmas Day)

There is no public transport running today.

Use taxi and private hire services or non-TfL coach services. Coach services (Megabus and National Express) are operating to/from Victoria Coach Station (pre-booking advised).

Check our London-wide travel advice for Christmas Day.

Sunday 26 December (Boxing Day)

There are no Tube or rail services to/from Heathrow, including:

  • Piccadilly line services between Acton Town and Heathrow
  • TfL Rail
  • Heathrow Express

Use replacement services:

  • Coach: Hammersmith-Heathrow T2&3 (non-stop)
  • Coach: Hammersmith-Heathrow T5 (non-stop)
  • Bus: Acton Town-Heathrow

Coach services (Megabus and National Express) are operating to/from Victoria Coach Station (pre-booking advised).

Tube services start running at 07:00 (first trains in central London 07:45). You can use these services to get to a coach or bus.

Check our London-wide travel advice for Boxing Day.

Monday 27-Tuesday 28 December

There are no services on the Piccadilly line between Acton Town and Heathrow.

  • Use TfL Rail services to and from Paddington (Saturday service)

There are also replacement coaches and buses running:

  • Coach: Hammersmith-Heathrow T2&3 (non-stop)
  • Coach: Hammersmith-Heathrow T5 (non-stop)
  • Bus: Acton Town-Heathrow

Coach services (Megabus and National Express) are operating to/from Victoria Coach Station (pre-booking advised).

Check our London-wide travel advice for Monday 27 December and Tuesday 28 December.

Wednesday 29-Thursday 30 December

There are no services on the Piccadilly line between Acton Town and Heathrow.

  • Use TfL Rail services to and from Paddington (normal service)

There are also replacement coaches and buses running:

  • Coach: Hammersmith-Heathrow T2&3 (non-stop)
  • Coach: Hammersmith-Heathrow T5 (non-stop)
  • Bus: Acton Town-Heathrow

Coach services (Megabus and National Express) are operating to/from Victoria Coach Station (pre-booking advised).

Check our London-wide travel advice for Wednesday 29 December and Thursday 30 December.

Friday 31 December 2021 (New Year's Eve)

Piccadilly line

  • Special service
  • First trains at weekday times
  • Services run all night

TfL Rail

  • Daytime: normal service between Paddington and Heathrow/Reading
  • Overnight: special services between Paddington and Reading/Heathrow

Check our London-wide travel advice for New Year's Eve.

Saturday 1 January 2022 (New Year's Day)

Piccadilly line

  • Special service
  • Last trains at Saturday times

TfL Rail

  • Normal service between Paddington and Heathrow/Reading

Check our London-wide travel advice for New Year's Day.

Sunday 2 January

There are no services on the Piccadilly line between Acton Town and Heathrow.

  • Use TfL Rail services to and from Paddington (normal service)

There are also replacement coaches and buses running:

  • Coach: Hammersmith-Heathrow T2&3 (non-stop)
  • Coach: Hammersmith-Heathrow T5 (non-stop)
  • Bus: Acton Town-Heathrow

Coach services (Megabus and National Express) are operating to/from Victoria Coach Station (pre-booking advised).

Check our London-wide travel advice for Sunday 2 January.

Monday 3 January

There are no services on the Piccadilly line services between Acton Town and Heathrow.

  • Use TfL Rail services to and from Paddington (Saturday service)

There are also replacement coaches and buses running:

  • Coach: Hammersmith-Heathrow T2&3 (non-stop)
  • Coach: Hammersmith-Heathrow T5 (non-stop)
  • Bus: Acton Town-Heathrow

Coach services (Megabus and National Express) are operating to/from Victoria Coach Station (pre-booking advised).

Check our London-wide travel advice for Monday 3 January.

Other UK destinations

  • Coach services, provided by multiple operators, link Heathrow and other UK destinations
  • They run throughout the Christmas and New Year period including Christmas Day

Christmas and New Year travel in London

Check out all travel in London over the festive season.