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Getting between terminals at Heathrow

Inter-terminal shuttle train

Fast, convenient transfers are available between Heathrow's terminals. Terminals 2 and 3 are a short walk from each other. Terminals 4 and 5 are served by free trains and buses.

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Terminal 3

You can walk between Terminals 2 and 3 via the pedestrian underpass. The route is well signposted and can be followed on our interactive Heathrow map. If you have walking difficulties, find out how to request special assistance.

Average journey time: 10 minutes

Terminal 4

Free shuttle trains run between Heathrow Central station (Terminals 2 & 3) and Terminal 4 every 15 minutes.

Average journey time: 20 minutes

Terminal 5

Heathrow Express trains are free for travel between Heathrow Central station (Terminals 2 & 3) and Terminal 5. There's a train every 15 minutes.

Average journey time: 20 minutes

Frequent London Underground trains also run between the terminals. The transfer is only free if you use a Transport for London Oyster card

Average journey time: 16 minutes

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Terminal 2

You can walk between Terminals 2 and 3 via the pedestrian underpass. The route is well signposted and can be followed on our interactive Heathrow map. If you have walking difficulties, find out how to request special assistance.

Average journey time: 10 minutes

Terminal 4

Free shuttle trains run between Heathrow Central station (Terminals 2 & 3) and Terminal 4 every 15 minutes.

Average journey time: 20 minutes

Terminal 5

Heathrow Express trains are free for travel between Heathrow Central station (Terminals 2 & 3) and Terminal 5. There's a train every 15 minutes.

Average journey time: 20 minutes

Frequent London Underground trains also run between the terminals. The transfer is only free if you use a Transport for London Oyster card.

Average journey time: 16 minutes

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Terminal 2 or Terminal 3

Free shuttle trains run between Terminal 4 station (Platform 1) and Heathrow Central station (Terminals 2 & 3) every 15 minutes.

Average journey time: 20 minutes

Terminal 5

Take bus number 482 or 490 (destination: Heathrow Terminal 5) from Bus Stop 7 for a free transfer between terminals.

Average journey time: 20 minutes

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Terminal 2 or Terminal 3

Heathrow Express trains are free for travel between Terminal 5 station and Heathrow Central station (Terminals 2 & 3). There's a train every 15 minutes.

Average journey time: 20 minutes

Frequent London Underground trains also run between the terminals. The transfer is only free if you use a Transport for London Oyster card.

Average journey time: 16 minutes

Terminal 4

Take bus number 482 (destination: Southall Town Hall) or 490 (destination: Pools on the Park) from Bus Stop 7 for a free transfer between terminals.

Average journey time: 20 minutes

Average journey times include waiting time. Your precise journey time may vary.

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