Microsoft global outage - 19 July

Microsoft is currently experiencing a global outage which is impacting select systems at Heathrow. Flights are operational and we are implementing contingency plans to minimise any impact on journeys. Please check with your airline for the latest flight information.

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Find out about bus, coach, and rail options to get you to the airport sustainably.

Bus and Coach

Heathrow is well served by local bus and national coaches, giving you the option to travel easily and sustainably to and from work. Some services operate very early in the morning and late at night. Several also operate through the night and many offer discounts and concessions for Team Heathrow.

To find out where services go, please use the maps and diagrams below. 

Arriva (route 724)
For routes towards Rickmansworth, Watford, St Albans, and Harlow.

Carlone (route 442/X442)
For routes towards Stanwell, Ashford, Staines, Egham, and Englefield Green.

Carousel (route 102)
For routes towards Uxbridge and High Wycombe.

First (routes A4, 7 and 8)
For routes towards Slough.

Flightline (routes 730 and 731)
For routes towards Bagshot, Camberley, Frimley, Old Basing, and Basingstoke.

For routes towards Dedworth.

Hallmark (routes 459, 555, 556, 710, H21, N30)
For routes towards West Drayton, Iver, Chesham, Bedfont, Feltham, and Acton.

Hotel Hoppa (various routes)
For routes to local Hotels and Heathrow Academy.

Megabus (various routes)
For national coach routes.

National Express (various routes)
For national coach routes.

Oxford Bus Company (The Airline)
For routes towards High Wycombe, Oxford, and Gatwick.

RailAir (routes RA1, RA2, and RA3)
For routes towards Reading, Woking, Guildford, and Watford.

Reading Buses (route 703)
For routes towards Bracknell, Windsor, and Slough.

TfL (various routes)
For local bus routes.

*Services are subject to change.

Travel Discounts

Team Heathrow colleagues with a valid airport ID can purchase discounted tickets on most bus and coach routes, and also have access to discounted travel on the Heathrow Express. See the Sustainable Travel Zone Colleague Guide for details.

Trains and tube

Heathrow is well linked by a number of rail and London Underground services, giving you plenty of choices when it comes to traveling easily and sustainably to and from work. Some of these also offer discounts and concessions for Team Heathrow.

Find out more about these services below.

The Heathrow Express (HEx) is the fastest way to travel between Paddington and Heathrow Terminals. Scheduled to take 15 minutes to Terminals 2 and 3, and just another 6 minutes to Terminal 5, HEx is fast and reliable.

See the Heathrow Express timetable - Heathrow Express timetable

Transport for London provides a stopping service between Paddington Station and Heathrow, calling at local stations in west London.

See the Elizabeth line timetable - View Elizabeth Line timetables - Transport for London.

The Piccadilly line provides a vital link between central London and Heathrow. A frequent service means you won't be waiting long, and the journey from central London to the airport takes less than an hour. Heathrow has three London Underground stations with access to the Piccadilly line – one between Terminals 2 and 3, and one each at Terminal 4 and Terminal 5.

For information on the Elizabeth Line and London Underground travel times and fares, check the TfL website. You can also call TfL customer service on 0343 222 1234.

You can access Heathrow via rail services from Reading and the west with a change at West Drayton or Hayes and Harlington. For more information on routes and timetables, check the GWR website or call GWR customer service on 0345 7000 125.

Rail discounts

Travel for free between all Terminals and Hatton Cross on the Piccadilly line, or between Terminals on Heathrow Express and Elizabeth line services.

Park & Ride

Let someone else do the driving to Heathrow, whilst you catch up on the news, check your emails or simply relax.

High Wycombe Park & Ride at Handy Cross (just off junction 4 of the M40) provides up to 96 hours (4 days) free parking for users of The Airline coach service.

Find out more about High Wycombe Park & Ride

The comfortable, air-conditioned coaches drop you right outside Terminal 5, next to Compass Centre, or at the Central Bus station. To park for free, you must ask the driver of the coach for a parking voucher so you can activate the exit barrier at the car park. 

  • Single (one way) - £8.00 (buy from the driver or on the Oxford Bus App).
  • Same day return£9.00 (buy from the driver).
  • Next day return - £9.00 (buy from the driver).
  • Period return (e.g. up to 96 hours later) - £15.00 (buy from the driver).
  • 1 Week - unlimited travel (including buses to High Wycombe) - £35 (buy on the Carousel Buses app).
  • 1 Month - unlimited travel (including buses in High Wycombe) - £99.00 (buy on the Carousel Buses app).
  • 12 Trip (Heathrow ID required) - £70.00 (buy on the Oxford Bus app).
  • 1 year - unlimited travel (including buses in High Wycombe) - £1,000 (buy online).

No, you do not need to park to use the service. If returning from Heathrow the same day, it is also possible to travel to Handy Cross on board the number 8, X8 or 34 buses for no additional cost. Just purchase a 1-day Zone A/B/C + Heathrow ticket for £9.00 on the Carousel Buses app.

Click here for the zone map and details of other tickets for those travelling frequently

Thames Valley Park & Ride is located at Thames Valley Park, east of Reading (west of the roundabout between the A3290 and Thames Valley Park Drive).

Hop-on to RailAir’s RA1 from Reading, which operates up to every 30 minutes, with journey times to Heathrow as little as 40 mins. The service calls at Thames Valley P&R, where Team Heathrow can park for free for up to 96 hours (on the ticket machines, click “Corporate Use Only” and enter this PIN - A4871. then enter car registration and select expiry time). Retain your ticket - no need to display in your car.

Click here for more information

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View our map of free travel options around the Airport for Team Heathrow colleagues, including Buses, Trains and Tubes.

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