Heathrow is about 20 miles (32km) west of central London. These are the quickest and easiest ways to get there:
2, 3, 4, 5
|Services||To and from central London
05:00 and 23:40, Sunday to Thursday
||Heathrow terminal 4 closes at 23:35, Monday to Saturday and 23:15 on Sunday
||Approximately 50 minutes
|Fares||Check latest fares
Heathrow by rail
From Sunday 20 May, the Heathrow Connect service transfers to TfL.
Until then, Heathrow Connect operates between Heathrow and Paddington via the following stations:
- Hayes & Harlington
- West Ealing
- Ealing Broadway
The journey time to Paddington is 25 minutes and trains operate every 30 minutes (every 60 minutes on Sundays). Trains depart from Paddington between 04:42 (06:12 on Sundays) and 00:01 and return from Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 between 05:29 (06:13 on Sundays) and 00:06.
Passengers for Terminal 5 should use the free inter-terminal service from Terminals 2 and 3. Please remember that the following tickets will not cover your whole journey to and from Heathrow:
- Pay as you go using contactless or Oyster is not valid on Heathrow Connect between Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow Airport
- Travelcards are not valid on Heathrow Connect between Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow Airport
Get more information on Heathrow Connect tickets and fares.
Heathrow Express operates four non-stop trains per hour to and from Paddington. Trains depart from Paddington between 05:10 and 23:25 and return from Terminal 4 between 05:23 and 00:01 and Terminal 5 between 05:07 and 23:42. Journey time 15-20 minutes.
The journey time between the stations at Heathrow (Terminals 2, 3) and (Terminals 4 and 5) is 15-20 minutes. Passengers for Terminal 4 must change at Terminals 2, 3 for the free and frequent transfer service to Terminal 4.
Contactless, Oyster and Travelcards are not valid on Heathrow Express.
Get more information and fares on the Heathrow Express website.
National Express operates a regular service to and from Victoria Coach Station. The journey time is 35-60 minutes.
Taxis are available at Heathrow Airport 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are taxi ranks at all five terminals, as well as taxi information desks inside.
Heathrow to central London by taxi is approximately 30-45 minutes. If there are four or five of you travelling, sharing the cost of the taxi could be cheaper than the bus or train.
Do not travel with anyone offering a 'taxi' service inside the terminal. It is likely to be an illegal, unlicensed driver.