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London Underground to Heathrow


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

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

Direct journeys to Heathrow are available from Piccadilly Line stations between Cockfosters and Heathrow, with convenient connections from other Tube and rail services. 

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 Underground station is accessible via lifts or stairs on Level -1. Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground station is in the basement of the terminal building.

All stations are in Travelcard Zone 6.

Underground tickets are available at all stations. For more information regarding all day travel passes, please visit or visit the Underground Visitors Centres at Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 underground station.



You'll need an Oyster card or a contactless payment card.

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*   23:45* (23:28 on Sundays)
Terminal 4 05:02 (05:06 on Saturdays, 05:47 on Sundays) 23:35 (23:37 on Fridays, 23:38 on Saturdays, 22:37 on Sundays)
Terminal 5 05:22* 23:42* (23:25 on Sundays)

First and last trains from central London (departure times are from Green Park) 

Station First train Last train
Terminals 2 and 3 05:48* 00:33* (23:40 on Sundays)
Terminal 4 05:54 (05:45 on Saturdays, 07:00 on Sundays) 23:18 (23:12 on Fridays and Saturdays, 22:42 on Sundays)
Terminal 5 05:48* 00:23* (23:27 on Sundays)

Times are valid from 18th July until further notice

*Night Tube - the Piccadilly line operates throughout the night on Friday and Saturday nights, but does not serve Terminal 4. 

Please note, different times may apply at Christmas and New Year

The Piccadilly line Night Tube run six trains per hour between Heathrow Airport and central London on Friday and Saturday nights.

For more information on travelling at night, please visit TfL

For journeys outside of Piccadilly Line hours, the N9 night bus runs every 30 minutes to central London from Terminal 5 and Heathrow Central bus Station.