Heathrow colleagues can enjoy significant reductions on the cost of public transport, which makes travelling by rail, bus or coach a cost-effective and convenient commuting option. Avoid congestion, make the most of your travel time and save money by switching up your commute. Feel good about making a personal contribution to Heathrow's environmental targets by taking your car off the road.
On many of our routes you can save up to 75% as a Heathrow employee, so adjust your commuting habits to benefit from the discounts on offer and save transport costs.
Get ahead of the day and start work during your commute. Commuting via public transport offers a level of freedom and convenience which can't be achieved behind the wheel of a car.
Dedicate your commute to relaxing ahead of a busy day or unwinding on your way home. Take time for yourself and leave the driving to someone else.
"I love my train journey to work each day. I get time to myself to sit back, relax, listen to podcasts and music, read books and catch up on emails. Taking advantage of the Heathrow discounts also makes my commute much cheaper than driving."
Many public buses and a number of dedicated employee buses are operated around the Heathrow campus, giving you free travel between employment sites and public transport interchanges. Typically, these services are short and speedy, taking around 10 minutes or less to get between sites.
You can access the following locations for free:
The Heathrow Travelcard is your passport to great commuter discounts. Exclusive to Heathrow ID holders, you can enjoy discounts on rail, bus and coach travel.
You can save up to 75% on Heathrow Express, and benefit from substantial discount on bus and coach services with monthly or annual Travelcards.
Signing up for a Travelcard is easy:
Step 1 - Register online and create your account (you'll need to provide some details so we can verify you work at the airport)
Step 2 - Our commuter team will approve your documents
Step 3 - Log in to the Travelcard site and purchase the discounted Travelcard that suits you
Step 4 - It will be posted to you and should arrive within the week.
Download the map to find the Travelcard route for you.
There are regular and fast trains from central London which serve Heathrow daily from Paddington Station, located centrally and easily accessible via the District, Circle, Bakerloo and Hammersmith & City Underground lines.
The Heathrow Express (HEX) is the fastest way to travel between Paddington (Zone 1) and Heathrow Terminals. 15 minutes to Terminals 2 and 3, and to Terminal 5 in just 6 minutes more, the HEX is fast and reliable. Tickets can be purchased at discounted rates at the Heathrow Express website, and don't forget - save 75% on Heathrow Express tickets and 'Heathrow' ID holders travel for free after 6pm!
If you're travelling to Terminal 4, there is a free transfer from Terminals 2 and 3.
Click here to view the Heathrow Express timetable
Book one off tickets (Make sure you select HAL employee discount in the railcard dropdown)
For monthly and annual tickets on the Heathrow Express, register for a HEX travelcard here.
Alternatively, Transport for London offers a stopping service between Paddington Station and Heathrow Terminals 2,3 and 4. The service runs twice an hour calling at local West London stations along the way. Taking approximately 30 minutes, the TfL rail service gets you to Heathrow in good time! Need to get to Terminal 5? Heathrow offers a free Inter-Terminal transfer train.
You can purchase tickets at a ticket machine, or use contactless, Oyster cards or Zone 6 travelcards. To make the most of your Heathrow discounts, we recommend purchasing weekly, monthly or annual tickets from TfL ticket offices for 75% off travel!
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.
You can access Heathrow via rail services from the Reading and the west with a change at West Drayton or Hayes and Harlington.
75% discounts are available on GWR services between Reading and Heathrow via the Heathrow Travelcard.
Heathrow is very well served by local buses, many of which are part of the Free Travel Zone, giving you the option to travel easily and sustainably to and from work.
Fare capping is in place on TfL buses preventing you paying more than the price of day or week tickets (payment is by Oyster Card or contactless payment card).
Discounted travel on non-TfL services is available by using the range of Heathrow Travelcards.
If you are travelling early or late to make your shift, many services operate very early in the morning and some services are 24hr. See the list here.
Local buses connect you to National Rail Services at Feltham, Hayes & Harlington and West Drayton.
For all these services, please download a PDF of the latest copy of the Heathrow Local Bus & Coach Guide here.
Commuting to and from Heathrow from outside of Greater London? Bus and coach services link to National Rail services frequently and reliably. Heathrow is served by four RailAir links from the train stations at Guildford, Reading, Woking and Oxford. The Heathrow Travelcard offers up to a third off each of these routes for colleagues. The Guildford and Woking RailAirs are both available on the £50 monthly travelcard, equating to £2.50 a day, return, based on a 5 day week.
Details can also be found on the Heathrow rail-air bus links page
All services are listed and viewable on the Heathrow Local Bus & Coach Guide.
Did you know that Heathrow is a major transport hub – it is served by 177 buses, 25 coaches and 18 rail services every hour!