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Due to an ongoing incident, Heathrow Express services to and from Heathrow on Friday 8 December may be impacted.
We advise passengers to allow extra time for their journey and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Find the different options for getting between Heathrow and Reading.
There are multiple options for getting from Reading to Heathrow Airport on public transport.
The fastest, cheapest and most direct route is to travel from Reading to Heathrow by coach. You can do this on a direct RailAir or megabus service from reading station, with typical journeys taking 40 minutes depending on traffic.
The Elizabeth line offers the second-fastest journey time. To do this, start by travelling from Reading to Hayes & Harlington Station, where you should change for a westbound service directly to Heathrow. Journey times on average take around an hour.
Passengers using Heathrow Express can expect a similar journey time to that on the Elizabeth line, around an hour and 5 minutes. To complete this journey, take a Great Western Railway train from Reading Station to London Paddington Station, where you can change for the non-stop Heathrow Express service to Heathrow.
You can also complete this journey by taking the London Underground. To do this, take a train from Reading Station to Paddington Station, where you can take the District line to Earls Court, and then pick-up a Piccadilly line train to Heathrow. Journey times on average take around 1 hour 30 minutes.
Whilst there isn’t a direct rail connection between Brighton and Heathrow, the most direct rail route is to take the Elizabeth line from Reading Station to Hayes & Harlington Station on the eastbound line, and then change there for a westbound train to Heathrow. This journey takes around 1 hour to complete.
The only direct routes from Reading to Heathrow are coach services from Reading Station, such as the RailAir RA1 (to Terminal 5) and megabus M15N (to Central Bus Station). Journey times on average take around 40 minutes, depending on traffic.
The journey between Reading and Heathrow Airport on public transport typically takes between an hour, and 1 hours 30 minutes, depending on which Heathrow Terminal you are travelling to, and the time of day you are travelling.
If you are driving or taking a taxi from Reading to Heathrow, journeys will usually take between 30 and 45 minutes, and have a distance of around 27 miles (44KM).
A typical taxi fare from Reading to Heathrow will cost between £70.00 and £100.00, usually taking between 30 to 45 minutes. Both the price and time the trip will take are dependent on the time of day you are making the journey, and which Heathrow Terminal you are travelling to.
You can book a taxi or private hire car through one of Heathrow’s approved providers WeKnow London and Minicabit, who can offer fixed rates for your journey.
Whilst the whole journey between Reading and Heathrow cannot be completed on the London Underground, journeys using it will typically take just over 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on the time you day you are travelling, and which Heathrow terminal you are travelling to or from. Passengers using the London Underground or 'tube' should take a train service from Reading to London Paddington Station, where you can connect with the District line to Earls Court, and then pick-up a Piccadilly line train to Heathrow.
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