Transfer to/from London Heathrow airport (LHR) 9.00

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Public transport options, licensed taxis and rideshare, buses, coaches and car hire services in London Heathrow airport (LHR)

Transport

 
London Heathrow airport (LHR)

Bus - The airport is connected with more than 500 local and national destinations. National Express (Tel +44 871 781 8181) offers direct services to different locations, such as Oxford, Bristol, Wales, London (1 hour; £7.50), Woking (50 minutes; £10.50), and Gatwick (75 min.; £27.00), Stansted (90 min.; £22.50) and Luton (70 min.; £27.50) airports.
Megabus (Tel +44 141 352 4444) connects all terminals with Bristol, Cardiff, Bath, Exeter, Cheltenham, North Devon and Gatwick airport.
Oxford Bus (Tel +44 186 578 5400) links the enclosure with Oxford in around 80 min., with a fare of £23.00.
RailAir (Tel +44 118 957 9425) runs to Reading Station every 20 min. (45 min. trip; £20.00).
Route 724 from Green Line (Tel +44 844 801 7261) goes to Watford Junction hourly (45 min.; £15.00), through Denham, Rickmansworth, St. Albans, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden, Hertford and Harlow.
Bus 285 from Transport for London (Tel +44 207 222 1234) leaves every 10 min. to Hatton Cross, Feltham, Hampton Wick and Cromwell Road, while line 490 runs to Hatton Cross, Popham Close, Twickenham and Richmond (30 min.; £5.00) from terminals 4 and 5. Tickets can be acquired at the bus central station, located between terminals 2 and 3, from 6:00 am to 10:10 pm.
On the other hand, Hotel Hoppa (Tel +44 871 781 8181) offers services to different hotels in the city for £5.00 between 4:00 am and 0:00 am.

Train - The Heathrow Express (Tel +44 345 600 1515) departs every 15 minutes to London Paddington between 5:10 am and 11:50 pm. Journey time is 15 min. and the fare is £22.00-32.00.
Services from Transport For London (Tel +44 343 222 1234) also run to Paddington, but have intermediate stops in Hayes & Harlington, Southall, Hanwell, West Ealing and Ealing Broadway. They have a frequency of 30 min., the entire trip takes 31-49 min. and the price to Paddington is £10.20.

Metro - The airport has three stations, one between terminals 2 and 3 and another two underneath terminals 4 and 5. The Piccadilly line (Tel +44 343 222 1234) departs every 10 minutes to downtown London, with a trip of 50 minutes and a fare of £6.00. It operates from 5:00 am to 11:45 pm (Fridays and Saturdays around the clock). Stops include Hatton Cross, Hammersmith, Earl's Court, Knightsbridge, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Russell Square and King's Cross/St. Pancras.

Taxi - Cabs available outside each terminal. You can also pre-book vehicles from Minicabit (Tel +44 203 695 2831) and We Know London (Tel +44 208 017 2400). The journey to the city centre takes 30-60 minutes and costs £48.00-90.00.

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Local buses

Services to West London provided by Transport for London (Tel +44 207 222 1234). The fare is £1.50, but cash is not accepted.

105 - To Greenford Station, going through New Road, Harlington Corner, Heston Centre, Navigator Park, Southall and Ash Grove.
111 - To Cromwell Road Station via New Road, Harlington Corner, Craneswater, Harlech Gardens, Heston Centre, Hogarth Gardens, Hounslow, Garden Court, Nurserylands Shopping Center, Hampton, Algar Court, Paddock Gates.
140 - Travels to New Road, Harlington Corner, Hayes and Harlington, Fairdale Gardens, Barnhill, Yeading, Northolt, Station Parade, South Harrow, St. Georges Centre, Harrow Town, Wealdstone and Long Elmes.
350 - From Terminal 5 to West Drayton, Hayes and Harlington and Blyth Road.
423 - Compass Centre, New Road, Hatton Cross, Beavers Crescent, Hounslow, departing from Terminal 5.
A10 - To Bolingbroke Way, Goulds Green, Coney Green, St. John's Church, The Greenway and Belmont Road.
U3 - Departs to Compass Centre, Berberis Walk, Great Benty, West Drayton, Yiewsley, Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, Belmont Road.
X26 - Hatton Cross, Teddington, Cromwell, New Malden, Worcester, North Cheam, Sutton, East Croydon, Whitgift Centre.
N9 - Night service to Harlington Corner, Craneswater, Hounslow, Isleworth, Kew Bridge, Gunnersbury, Clifton Gardens, Stamford Brook, Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, Green Park, Trafalgar Square and Aldwych.

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Latest updates: May 17, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.