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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. With the current consolidation of Terminal operations, the Underground is running from Terminals 2 and 3 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 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. The single cash fare to central London (Zone 1) is £5.90. For more information regarding all day travel passes, please visit or visit the Underground Visitors Centres 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.

    The Piccadilly Night Tube is currently suspended. For more information on travelling at night, please visit

    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.