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Why is this the Way2Go?

  • Get ahead
    Get ahead

    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.

  • Be mindful
    Be mindful

    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.

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Heathrow free travel map

All trains between terminals are free. You can find out more information on the Heathrow free travel map.

Free shuttle buses for Compass Centre colleagues

A free bus service for Compass Centre colleagues will run between the Compass Centre and T5 on Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays). Colleagues can park in the Compass Centre car park and walk a short distance to the bus shelter in the N6 car park. The N1/N5 bus will collect you from there. It will run every 10 minutes between 08:00-10:00 and 16:00-18:00.  When boarding at T5 (stop 22), please make sure the bus says ‘N1, N5 and N6’ on the front, as not all buses will serve N6.

The N4 colleague car park bus provides a frequent link between Compass Centre and the CTA every day of the week. Buses pick up from Newbury Road between 07:02 and 19:02 at least every 10 minutes.

Commuting in a more sustainable way should be easy and affordable. That's why we continue to work hard to develop of the Sustainable Travel Zone (STZ). The STZ provides improved public transport links and some cheaper colleague tickets for those who live closest to the airport.

Heathrow Express

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. Team Heathrow colleagues with a valid airport ID can take advantage of a 75% discount on single, period return and carnet tickets* for HEx (for travel in Express Class only). These discounted tickets are available to purchase either via the Heathrow Express App, from the Service Support Assistants (SSAs) at Heathrow stations or from the GWR ticket office at Paddington Station (* discounted carnet tickets are only available from SSAs at Heathrow). You will need to have your airport ID with you when purchasing and using these tickets. When using the App, please select "Heathrow Airport Partners Discount" in the 'Add a railcard' section when you search for tickets. Example prices as at 20/7/21 - £9.25 for a return, £49.50 for a 12 trip Carnet (the equivalent of £8.25 return).

Direct HAL employees can travel for free at any time. Non-HAL staff must purchase a valid ticket. HAL colleagues must present their valid Heathrow ID (displaying the Heathrow logo) at the ticket gates at Paddington and Heathrow to be given free entry and exit to the platform - no ticket is required.

HAL colleagues can also take up to three friends and family members for free after 18:00 on weekdays, and any time at weekends and on public holidays.

For more information visit or call 0345 600 1515.

Elizabeth Line

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

View Elizabeth Line timetables - Transport for London.

London Underground links to Heathrow

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.

GWR from Reading to Heathrow

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.

Heathrow free travel map

All trains between terminals are free. You can find out more information on the Heathrow free travel map.

Heathrow is well served by local buses 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. To find out where services go, please use the maps and diagrams below.

Services are provided by the following operators:

Arriva (route 724)
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Regular travellers can purchase a season ticket by Direct Debit.
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Carlone (route 442)
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First (routes 4, 7 and 8/8A)
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First (RailAir RA1 and RA2)
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Hallmark (route 555)
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Megabus (various routes)
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National Express (various routes)
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Oxford Bus Company (The Airline)
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TfL (routes 81, 90, 105, 111, 222, 278, 285, 350, 423, 482, 490, N9, N140, U3, X26, X140).
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Reading Buses (route 703)
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Bus and coach services link Heathrow with National Rail Stations at Feltham, Guildford, Reading, Watford Junction and Woking.

Details can also be found on the Heathrow rail-air bus links page


Why Park & Ride?

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

High Wycombe

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 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.

Timetable and parking instructions

How much does the coach cost from Handy Cross to Heathrow?

Single (one way) - £8 (buy from the driver or on the Oxford Bus App)
Same day return - £9 (buy from the driver)
Next day return - £9 (buy from the drive)
Period return (e.g. up to 96 hours later) - £15 (buy from the driver)
1 Week - unlimited travel (including buses in High Wycombe) - £35 (buy on the Carousel Buses App)
1 Month - unlimited travel (including buses in High Wycombe) - £99 (buy on the Carousel Buses App)
12 Trip - £70 (Heathrow ID required - buy on the Oxford Bus App)
1 year – unlimited travel (including buses in High Wycombe) - £1000 Buy online

You do not need to park at Handy Cross 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 on the Carousel Buses App (click here for the zone map and details of other tickets for those travelling frequently).

Other ways to get involved

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Airport Community App

If you work at Heathrow Airport, the best way to keep up to date on all communications is using the Community App.

Keep up-to-date with airport messages, disruption information, flight information, public transport, close call reporting and discount and offers for colleagues.


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