London Heathrow Airport Transportation

From London Heathrow Airport passengers have many means of transportation to get straight to the city centre. As you may know, London is a huge metropolis and by thus there are a lot of places that you would probably go to see all the wonders of the English capital.


Take a look below to get more insights about transportation at London Heathrow Airport:



Transfer between terminals

Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 are located within a short walk from each other. To do so, there's a pedestrian underpass. It doesn't take more than 10 minutes.


Heathrow Express trains and buses transfer to Terminal 4 and 5. Travel time is about 20 minutes. There are four trains per hour. To use this service, it is required a free inter-terminal transfer ticket, which can be purchased from the machines in the station.


On the other hand, London Underground trains run between terminals. To get free transfer it is compulsory to use London Oyster card or contactless payment card. Travel time takes 16 minutes.


To connect passengers between Terminal 5 and the business carpark there’s the ULTra Personal Rapid Transport, the transportation pods which can speed at 40km/h.


For connecting passengers, there are frequent flight connections buses to the departures terminal from the passenger area of each Heathrow Terminals.




From Heathrow Airport, passengers have at their disposal the Heathrow Express, the TFL Rail and the Rail-bus links.

Please note that Heathrow Express is the suitable option for those passengers travelling between terminals.

Those services not only serve Heathrow terminals, also Paddington Station in Central London and further locations within the region.

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Heathrow Airport is equipped with a wide bus offer to London city centre and beyond. Check bus section for further details.

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Underground (Piccadilly line)

4 stations serve the airport: Terminal 2 and 3. Terminal 4 and 5 serve the passenger terminals.

To get free transfer between terminals it is compulsory to use London Oyster card or contactless payment card. Travel time takes 16 minutes.

The usual time travel from London Heathrow Airport to Central London is 45-50 minutes.




A Taxi trip from Heathrow Airport to central London will take you between 30 minutes and an hour, so be patient!

Expect an average fare from £48 to £90 to downtown.

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At LHR Airport there is the option to request the service of a chauffeur with a fixed price to/from any destination. Chauffeurit is the agencies that offers the service.



Hire a Car

To rent a car at Heathrow Airport is one of the best ways to get around of the surroundings of the airport and Central London as well, along other destinations. Check in the Hire Car online page the different options that do you have and book your vehicle now!