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

    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.

    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 £18.10 (Anytime) or £12.70 (off-peak). For more information visit tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments 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 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.

    On Fridays and Saturdays the Piccadilly Line now operates a 24-hour service, with night trains to and from Terminals 2, 3 and 5 on average every 10 minutes. There is no service on the Terminal 4 loop.

    First and last trains to central London

    Station First train Last train
    Terminals 2 and 3 05:12 (Sat/Sun 03:17) 23:45 (Fri/Sat 03:07; Sun 23:28)
    Terminal 4 05:02 (Sun 05:47) 23:35 (Sun 23:15*)
    Terminal 5 05:23 (Sat/Sun 03:14)
    23:42 (Fri/Sat 03:04; 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 (Sat/Sun 03:43) 00:32 (Fri/Sat 03:33; Sun 23:38)
    Terminal 4 05:53* (Sun 07:23) 23:09 (Sun 22:40)
    Terminal 5 05:47 (Sat/Sun 03:43) 00:22 (Fri/Sat 03:33; 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.