Driving to Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport is 15 miles west of London, on the M4 motorway, near the M25 interchange. Make sure you know which terminal to go to before setting out. It takes 45-60 minutes to drive to central London. Terminals 1, 2 & 3 are in the centre of Heathrow and can be reached via M4 Junction 4, M25 Junction 15, and the A4. Terminal 4 is to the south and can be reached via M4 Junction 3, M25 Junction 14, and the A30. Satellite navigation system directions to Heathrow Airport will need the postcode for Heathrow 1, 2 and 3 (TW6 1EW) or the postcode for Heathrow Terminal 4 (TW6 3GA). Consult the AA Route Planner for detailed Heathrow directions. See our information on Heathrow car parking. Average journey time is 1 hour. You can book Heathrow taxis online and by phone. Heathrow transport options also include car hire, minibuses, Executive cars, Airport transfers, VIP collections, chauffeurs and limousines.
Buses to Heathrow Airport
Buses are the cheapest way of getting to Heathrow Airport. Heathrow buses arrive at the main coach station. Transfers to the terminals take 10 minutes. Heathrow coach tickets can be bought in the arrivals hall and at the coach station. Book Heathrow bus and train tickets in advance to avoid queues. National Express is one of several bus companies serving Heathrow Airport. The central bus station is next to the London Underground station for Terminals 1, 2 & 3. Regular buses to London and a wide range of UK destinations, plus buses from Heathrow to Stansted, Gatwick and Luton. Heathrow bus station is a major hub for local London buses. The N97 night bus connects Heathrow with central London every 30 minutes. The Hotel Hoppa bus service connects each Heathrow terminal with local Heathrow hotels. A Hotelink bus service connects Heathrow with London hotels. Advance book Heathrow parking, Heathrow hotels and Heathrow transport with Directline.
Trains to Heathrow Airport
London Underground Piccadilly Line has three Heathrow underground stations (Terminals 1-3, Terminal 4 and Hatton Cross). Journey time from central London to Terminals 1-3 station is approximately 50 minutes. Heathrow Express trains from Paddington are non-stop, fast and expensive. Trains leave every 15 minutes. Journey time is 15 minutes. Heathrow Connect trains from Paddington stop at intermediate stations and are cheaper. RailAir coach services connect with train stations at Reading, Feltham, Woking and Watford Junction for rail services nationwide. Bicycles are permitted on the Heathrow Connect trains. Heathrow Express trains have space for just 3 bicycles. Restrictions during rush hours. It is cheaper to travel to Hayes & Harlington and cycle the remaining two miles. Rail information and tickets in all four terminals. Heathrow train times and information can be obtained from National Rail Enquiries.