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London Heathrow Airport Bus

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Heathrow Airport, also known as London Heathrow (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom. Heathrow is the second busiest airport in the world (after Dubai International Airport) by international passenger traffic, as well as the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic, and the seventh busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic.

It is one of six international airports serving Greater London.

Table of Contents:

1. How to Check-in and Baggage Allowance
2. Bus Service from the Airport
3. Train Service from the Airport
4. Taking a Taxi
5. Renting a Car
6. Useful information
7. FAQ

How To Check-in And Baggage Allowance

There are three options for checking in at Heathrow Airport- check-in desks, self-service check-in or online/mobile check-in.

You can find the check-in desks here:

  • Terminal 2: Top floor
  • Terminal 3: Ground floor (departures building)
  • Terminal 4: First floor
  • Terminal 5: Top floor.

The baggage allowance will be determined by your Airlines itself based on the fare paid, class of travel, route, aircraft type, government regulations and the airline policies.

Bus Service From The Airport

london heathrow bus

You can get a bus from Heathrow Central Station, which is situated between Terminal 2 and 3.

Heathrow Airport to Central London, at Victoria Coach Station.

The average travel time is one hour. The fare for a single ticket is 5,60 Euros

National Express Buses run throughout the day. The first bus departs at 04:20 and the last bus departs at 22:05. There are buses departing at an interval of every 15-20 minutes. All of them offer amenities like WiFi, toilets, air-conditioning, on-board drinks, and standard seats. Power outlets are available as well.

Book bus tickets for buses going from Heathrow Airport to Central London.

Heathrow Airport to Reading

The average travel time is 35 minutes. The fare of a single ticket is 15,60 Euros

National Express Buses run throughout the day. The timetable is as follows- 01:20, 07:10, 09:10, 11:10, 11:50, 13:10, 13:25, 14:00, 14:30, 15:10, 15:25, 17:25, 19:25, 21:40, 22:45, 23:50 All of them offer amenities like WiFi, toilets, air-conditioning, on-board drinks, and standard seats. Power outlets are available as well.

Book bus tickets for buses going from Heathrow Airport to Reading.

Heathrow Airport to Oxford

The average travel time is 1 hour 20 minutes. The fare of a single ticket is 32,40 Euros

TA Buses run throughout the day. The first bus departs at 00:05, and the last bus departs at 23:10. There are buses departing at an interval of every 20-40 minutes. All of them offer amenities like WiFi, toilets, air-conditioning, on-board drinks, and standard seats. Power outlets are available as well.

Book bus tickets for buses going from Heathrow Airport to Oxford here

Train Service From the Airport

Heathrow Express Train

The Heathrow Express train connects the airport to London Paddington Station. The trains run every 15 minutes. The journey between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport takes 15 minutes. The trains are air-conditioned with plenty of luggage space and on-board TV. There’s free Wi-Fi throughout the train, and at-seat power sockets too.

Heathrow Express trains stop at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and Heathrow Terminal 5. Passengers travelling to Terminal 4 should change on to the free transfer train at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3. The cost of a single one-way ticket is 24.88 EUR off-peak and 28.3 EUR peak, peak times are 6:30am - 9:30am or 4pm - 7pm, Monday – Friday excluding UK Bank Holidays.

Taking A Taxi

You have the following options for taking a taxi from the airport:

London Taxis

London’s famous black taxis stop at the ranks outside each Heathrow terminal. Drivers are fully licensed and have passed the Knowledge of London examination. All taxis operating at Heathrow have wheelchair access. The tariff between Heathrow Airport and Central London can cost anywhere between £48 - £90 depending on the day, traffic, etc. For more information check this website

Private-hire minicabs

Book a fixed-price journey to or from any UK destination. Book online or by telephone and your driver will meet you in arrivals or drop you outside departures. You have two options:

  • WeKnow: Heathrow’s fully electric taxi service
  • Minicabit: UK cab aggregator

Renting a car

Heathrow Airport provides a ton of options in car rentals. Car hire Desks are available at Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5. You can use the airport’s advance booking feature to pre-book your car rental. There are many Car Hire companies. Simply book your car and pick your car from the Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, National or Sixt desk in arrivals.

Useful Information

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Heathrow Airport is London’s busiest airport and handles approximately 64 million passengers every year. Many public buses and a number of dedicated employee buses are operated around the Heathrow campus, giving you free travel between employment sites and public transport interchanges.

Typically, these services are short and speedy, taking around 10 minutes or less to get between sites.


Where is Heathrow Airport located?

Heathrow is 23 km west of central London, near the south end of the London Borough of Hillingdon on a parcel of land that is designated part of the Metropolitan Green Belt. The airport is surrounded by the villages of Harlington, Harmondsworth, and Longford to the north and by Hounslow, Cranford and Hatton to the east.

To the south lie Feltham, Bedfont and Stanwell while to the west Heathrow is separated from Wraysbury, Horton and Windsor in Berkshire by the M25 motorway. Heathrow falls entirely under the Twickenham postcode area, with the postcode TW6.

How many terminals are there at Heathrow Airport?

Heathrow Airport is a well-functioning airport with four terminals. They are Terminal 2,3,4 and 5. The newest terminal is Terminal 2, which was opened in 2014.

Can I exchange money at Heathrow Airport?

Yes, it is possible to exchange money at Heathrow Airport. You can avail any one of the Travelex kiosks to exchange currency. Travelex has branches in all terminals for airport pick-up.

  • Terminal 2: Before security (check-in area)
  • Terminal 3: Before security (first floor next to security)
  • Terminal 4: Before security (departures)
  • Terminal 5: Before security (departures zone B).

Does the Airport have internet connectivity?

There’s Wi-Fi available throughout the terminal to help you stay in touch or plan your travels. Just choose _Heathrow Wi-Fi and follow the on-screen instructions. Once registered, you’ll receive free Wi-Fi for the duration of your stay at Heathrow.

Can I sleep in the Airport?

Yes, there are many areas where you can sleep:

The airport offers rest zones with reclining chairs in several terminals. Terminal 3 has a dedicated rest zone with sofas, lounges, snack machines and more. Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Gate 24/25.

Many lounges offer nap rooms, including a few locales of the Plaza Premium Lounge, and the Club Aspire Lounge and the No. 1 Heathrow Lounge, both in Terminal 3. Rooms can be booked at the lounge door or sometimes pre-booked online.

You can also avail hotel rooms, right at the airport:

  • YOTELAIR in Terminal 4 rents day rooms and overnight rooms, for anywhere from 4-24 hours.
  • Hilton Hotel is also directly connected to Terminal 4.
  • Sofitel is connected to Terminal 5 via covered walkway, offering free shuttle service and day room.

Check also list of other hotels nearby Heathrow Airport

What other services does the Heathrow Airport offer?

The Airport offers a wide range of services to travellers. These include: - Postal Services - Wi-Fi - Child Services: Baby Care Facilities, Children’s Play Area, Family Lounge, Kids Eat Free - - Program at many restaurants - Food and Drinks concessions and Water Stations - Information Desks - Medical Services and Pharmacy - ATMs / Cash Machines and Currency Exchange - Chapel and Prayer Rooms - Lounges and Observation areas - Duty-Free & Shopping - Hair Salon, Showers, Spa - Art Gallery

What are some nearby places?

  • Windsor Castle (12 km)
  • Hounslow Urban Farm (2 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (11 km)
  • Twickenham Stadium (8 km)
  • Legoland Windsor (18 km)
  • Thorpe Park (12 km)
  • Chessington World of Adventures (19 km)
  • Ascot Racecourse (18 km)
  • Ham House (14 km)
  • Musical Museum, Brentford (10 km)
  • London Motor Museum (26 km)
  • Windsor Great Park (20 km)
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