Getting to Heathrow Prices
There are a number of choices to get to Heathrow Airport from using your own car to hiring a taxi to using the public transport available. Each of them comes with its own price tag, this is determined on where you are travelling from and what times of the day you are travelling.
If you are travelling by car, over and above your petrol costs and refreshments you purchase at the services along the way, there is parking. This will be dependent on how long you are away. If you are only dropping someone off or collecting someone at arrivals then you can expect to pay anything from £2.80 for up to half an hour to £12.20 for three hours of parking.
If you are heading off for a weeks of sunshine in Spain or an exploration holiday in America then you will prefer the long stay parking available at Terminal 5. There is a selection of parking areas, they all offer security and you can check your car in at reception on arrival, these cost anything from £45 a week to £110 a week. These also offer you a free shuttle service from the car park to your terminal for added convenience.
Then there is the convenient meet and greet service which is supplied by many car parks in and around Heathrow Airport. This is where a fully insured driver will meet you at the terminal, take your car and park it for you and deliver it back to the arrivals terminal when you get back to Heathrow. This service can cost anything from £60 a week to £120 a week.
Coach is often an affordable way to travel and the National Express coaches which offer a Heathrow service are no different. These coaches will collect you at designated bus stops all over the country and deliver you to terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport. The prices depend on where you are travelling from, but you can expect to pay anything from £26 upwards.
From any Heathrow hotel to the terminals or to travel between the terminals you can take advantage of the Hoppa Bus which costs £4 per adult with children under 15 travelling for free as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.
Train prices are very varied depending on where you are travelling from. You can expect to pay anything from £40 upwards for a long journey to the centre of London.
Once you arrive you can take advantage of the RailAir train service from Reading costing anything from £17 to £25 or you can take advantage of the Heathrow Connect train from Paddington Station which costs around £6.90.
The Underground is one of the most affordable ways to travel from the centre of London to the Heathrow Terminal you need. There are three underground stations at Heathrow with one at Terminal 5 and it will only cost you £5.00.
Taxi services are available from central London to the airport and should cost no more than around £70; these are advantageous if there is a group of you with some of the taxi’s transferring up to eight passengers at a time.