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Heathrow Airport Guide

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Directions

Getting there by Car

London Heathrow is 15 miles west of London, on the M4 motorway, near the M25 interchange. All Terminals and appropriate motorway exits are signposted. Terminals 1, 2 & 3 are located in the centre of Heathrow and can be reached via the following motorways

M4 Junction 4
M25 Junction 15
A4 (local road)

Terminal 4 is on the south side of Heathrow and can be reached via the following motorways

M4 Junction 3
M25 Junction 14
A30 (local road)

Getting there by Taxi

There is no need to pre-book a taxi, simply go to the taxi rank on each of the terminal forecourts. At Terminal 1 the taxi will leave the rank and U-turn into the inner forecourt so that passengers can be loaded safely from the correct side

Getting there by Bus / Coach

Most coach services operate from the central bus station, which can be reached by the subways linking Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The central bus station is well signed posted from all terminals and is located next to the London Underground station for Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

The travel centre at the central bus station provides full details of all services. An information directory board directs you to the appropriate stop. Terminal 3 has an additional bus station by the arrivals forecourt and Terminal 4 is served directly by several operators. Contact Traveline for more information.

Getting there by Train

Heathrow Express is the revolutionary, non-stop train service between Heathrow Airport and Paddington station in the heart of London. It's just 15 minutes to and from Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and five minutes more to and from Terminal 4. Convenient and reliable, trains depart every 15 minutes from 05:00 to 23:50, 365 days a year. Contact Heathrow Express to check availability and book tickets

There is a Railair service operating to and from London Heathrow Airport providing links to stations in Feltham, Reading, Woking and Watford Junction. Rail information and ticket desks are in the arrivals areas of all four terminals and National Rail can provide more details.

Heathrow has two stations on London Underground's Piccadilly Line, one station for Terminals 1, 2 & 3 and one for Terminal 4. The average journey time to central London is about 50 - 60 minutes. Tubes run every five minutes at peak times and every nine minutes at off-peak times and weekends.Full details of timetables and fares are available from London Transport.