Heathrow to London by Bus, Train, Tube and Taxi

London is home to six international airports and Heathrow is the most important of them all. It is the busiest as well as the largest airport in UK. It is located 15 miles away from Central London and passengers can choose any one of the below options to travel to the city from the airport.


Local buses run from the Heathrow central bus station to London throughout the day. The station is only few minutes away from terminal 2 and 3 and is open 24/7. Additionally, coach services such as National Express Coach, Easybus and Terravision services connect Heathrow to different parts of London regularly.


Passengers who wish to use the train services can board the Heathrow Express that connects to the airport from 5 AM in the morning. It is the fastest mode of travel between the two places and is the most popular public transport link. Travel between the two spots takes only 15 minutes. Heathrow Express in collaboration with the First Great Western offers another train service between Heathrow and Paddington station called Heathrow Connect. This service passes through West London and takes 25 minutes to reach Central London.


The cheapest way to travel from Heathrow to London is by using the London Underground service called the Tube. The Piccadilly Line services are available at a frequency of 10 minutes and the time taken to reach Central London is less than an hour. Tube can get very crowded during the peak hours and therefore it is not a suitable option for travellers with heavy luggage and small children.


Taxis are available readily outside all terminals throughout the day. When travelling in a large group, they make much economic sense. Taxi from Heathrow to London is comfortable, swift and the most reliable door to door service. Alternatively passengers can book minicabs in advance through the online portals provided by minicab service providers. Taxi drivers are friendly and warm. They ensure that all passengers reach their destination in complete safety.