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Holborn Station restrictions

Monday to Friday between 07:30 and 10:00

Due to escalator work at Holborn Station some restrictions will apply during peak times as follows:

Travelling directly to Heathrow Airport from Holborn Station: For the Piccadilly line, use Covent Garden or Russel Square stations which are a short walk away from Holborn (until March 2018).

Travelling to Heathrow via Holborn Station: Take the Central line to Tottenham Court Road and change for the Northern line to Leicester Square to connect with the Piccadilly line (until late 2017).

London Underground's Piccadilly Line provides the most cost-effective rail route between Heathrow and the capital.

Journey time by Tube is under an hour and you shouldn't have to wait longer than ten minutes for a train, even off-peak.

Where to catch trains

Heathrow has three London Underground stations – one for Terminals 2 and 3 and one each at Terminal 4 and Terminal 5.

Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 station is between the terminals, which are a few minutes' walk away via pedestrian subway. Heathrow Terminal 4 and Heathrow Terminal 5 underground stations are in the basements of the terminal buildings.

All stations are in Travelcard Zone 6.

Fares and tickets

Underground tickets are available at all stations. The single cash fare to central London (Zone 1) is £6.00. A one-day Travelcard, giving unlimited travel in Zones 1-6, costs £17.20 (Anytime) or £12.10 (off-peak). For more information visit or visit the Travel Information Centre at Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 underground station.

Oyster pay-as-you-go fares are £5.10 (Mon - Fri, 06:30 - 09:30) and £3.10 (all other times). You'll need an Oyster card – for details see – or a contactless payment card.

Train times

The first and last trains to and from Heathrow are shown below. Train times and fares are subject to change – please confirm using the Transport for London website or call +44 (0)343 22 1234 before travelling.

First and last trains to central London
Station First train Last train
Terminals 2 and 3 05:12 (Sun 05:56) 23:45 (Sun 23:28)
Terminal 4 05:02 (Sun 05:46) 23:35 (Sun 23:15*)
Terminal 5 05:23 (Sun 06:07) 23:42 (Sun 23:25)

* Change at Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3

First and last trains from central London (Departure times from Piccadilly Circus)
Station First train Last train
Terminals 2 and 3 05:47 (Sun 07:05) 00:32 (Sun 23:38)
Terminal 4 05:42* (Sun 07:05*) 23:09 (Sun 22:40)
Terminal 5 05:47 (Sun 07:05) 00:22 (Sun 23:24)

* Change at Hatton Cross

During the night the N9 bus connects Heathrow with central London. The service runs every 20 minutes from the central bus station.

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