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Coaches and buses connect Heathrow with the national rail network at Feltham, Reading, Woking and Watford Junction. You can buy a combined coach and train ticket to cover your whole journey. You don't have to be a rail passenger to use these services.

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Heathrow to Reading

RailAir coaches run from Heathrow direct to Reading (for trains to the West, the South West, South Wales and the South Midlands.

  • Frequency: Up to every 20 minutes
  • Journey time: Approximately 45 minutes
  • Fare: Single £16, day return £17, return £24.

Tickets and information


0118 957 9425

Heathrow to Watford Junction

Green Line route 724 runs from Heathrow to Watford Junction (for trains to the Midlands, Manchester, Liverpool, north-west England and Scotland).

  • Frequency: Hourly.
  • Journey time: Approximately 45 minutes.
  • Fare: From £15 in advance

Tickets and information


0844 801 7261

Heathrow to Woking

National Express coaches run from Heathrow to Woking station (for trains to Aldershot, Winchester, Salisbury, Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth).

  • Frequency: Up to every 30 minutes.
  • Journey time: Approximately 50 minutes.
  • Fare: Single from £10.50.

Tickets and information


Heathrow to Feltham

Bus route 285

The 285 bus runs from Heathrow to Feltham (for trains to Richmond, Camberley, Bracknell, London Waterloo, Clapham Junction and the South). At night the N285 operates every 30 minutes on the same route.

  • Frequency: Up to every 10 minutes.
  • Journey time: Approximately 30 minutes.
  • Fare: Single under £5.

Bus route 490

The 490 bus runs from Terminal 5 to Richmond via Terminal 4, Hatton Cross and Feltham station.

  • Frequency: Up to every 12 minutes.
  • Journey time: Approximately 30 minutes.
  • Fare: Single under £5.

Tickets and information


+44 (0)20 7222 1234

Where to catch buses and coaches

All services call at the central bus station, a few minutes' walk from Terminals 2 and 3. Some also call at the terminals – your operator can advise.

Further information

National Rail Enquiries

0845 748 4950 (premium rate number)


Picking up and dropping off

Picking up and dropping off is not permitted in the Central Bus Station. Please use the set-down lanes outside the terminals. You may unload on the terminal forecourt but waiting is not permitted. Police and airport staff patrol the forecourts and will ask waiting vehicles to move on.

If you are meeting someone you must use the Short Stay Car Park in Terminal 2 or terminal 3. Waiting is not permitted on the terminal forecourt.
Alternatively you can use the Long Stay Car Park free of charge for up to two hours as an alternative to the Short Stay car park. Please note that re-entry to Long Stay is prohibited within 24 hours.

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