Getting to Heathrow from Central London

Heathrow is only a few miles west of central London so it’s easy to get to the airport without using your own car. Of course you can drive yourself if you want; you are looking at about an hour journey and maybe more in rush hour traffic.

The first option is the underground; this tube offers you easy and quick transfers to Heathrow terminal 5. The tube station is located in the basement of the terminal, so it’s one of the most convenient ways to travel to the airport.

The tube goes through Hounslow and a variety of stops, so there isn’t only one pick up point. It passes through Kingscross Station and Acton Town before arriving at Heathrow.

There are a number of trains operated by Heathrow Airport that leave at regular intervals from Paddington Station. This is the Heathrow Express which is a direct ride straight through to Heathrow. The other is the Heathrow Connect which does stop along the way. Both trains run about every thirty minutes and are a convenient way to get to the airport.

Of course you can always call a taxi, as you are within such close proximity to the airport the fare will be a maximum of £70. There are taxi’s available for passengers of three up to eight, so if you are travelling as a group this may be a good option for you. You are in your own private car with your own dedicated driver; you will be dropped off at the departures terminal with plenty of time to spare before your flight.