If you are planning a trip and your flight leaves from terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport now is the time to decide how you are going to get there. There are a couple of options which include driving yourself, catching a train or taking a coach.

By Car

Maybe you prefer to be in control and have decided that you are going to drive yourself to Heathrow airport.  The drive down from the North is pretty easy, you need to get onto the M25 motorway and follow it all the way down until you start seeing the Heathrow airport signs. You will take Junction 14 which will bring you straight to the airport.

If you are coming from further north than Birmingham you may come down the M1 or the M6, you will be able to join up with the M25 easily at Birmingham and then follow that straight down. From Birmingham the drive is around two hours depending on traffic flow and how many times you stop.

It’s important when driving such a long distance to take regular breaks, stretch your legs and enjoy a coffee at one of the many services along the route before heading off again.

By Train

There are a lot of rail lines that link the North areas to London.  Once you find the railway of your choice it’s advisable to book online, advance bookings often enjoy the benefit of a discounted rate.

On arriving in London you will need to make your way to Paddington Station where you can catch the Heathrow Express or the Heathrow Connect which operates around every thirty minutes and will cost no more than £10, this will take you directly to Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport.

By Coach

National Express is one of the bus companies that offer comfortable coaches all over the UK. If you are travelling from the north you may enjoy the comfort and space one of these coaches has to offer with ample leg room, plenty of storage for your luggage and toilet facilities on board. You can sit back and relax while the bus will take you directly to Heathrow Airport, there is no need to find connecting routes or worry about missing the next bus as it’s a direct drive through and will cost around £34.00 from Birmingham, for example.