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    Travelling to or from Heathrow over Christmas and New Year? Here’s your at-a-glance guide to public transport alterations during the festive season.

    Taxis, minicabs and chauffeur services are available throughout the period but services will be reduced and may be busy. Consider booking in advance to avoid delays.

    This information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but please confirm details with your transport provider.

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    Sunday 23rd December 2018

    Trains

    Heathrow Express and TfL Rail: No service due to engineering works between London Paddington and Slough. No replacement bus service to London but a shuttle service will operate between terminals at Heathrow.

    London Underground

    Piccadilly Line: Normal timetable.

    Local buses

    TfL buses: Normal timetable.

    FirstBus 7 (Slough): Sunday service.

    Hallmark 555 (Whiteley Village): Sunday service.

    Hotel Hoppa: Normal timetable.

    Coaches

    National Express: Normal timetable

    Megabus: Normal timetable

    Airline (Oxford): Normal timetable

    RailAir (Reading): Weekend service.

    Monday 24th December 2018 | Christmas Eve

    Trains

    Heathrow Express and TfL Rail: No service due to engineering works between London Paddington and Slough. No replacement bus service to London but a shuttle service will operate between terminals at Heathrow.

    London Underground

    Piccadilly Line: reduced service from 15:00. Last trains 22:37 from Terminal 4, 23:25 from Terminal 5, 23:28 from Terminals 2 & 3.

    Local buses

    TfL buses: Saturday service. No night services; 24-hour services finish around midnight.

    FirstBus 7 (Slough): Saturday service.

    Hallmark 555 (Whiteley Village): Normal timetable.

    Hotel Hoppa: Normal timetable.

    Coaches

    National Express: Normal timetable

    Megabus: Normal timetable

    Airline (Oxford): Saturday timetable, ending early. Last arrival 20:10, last departure 22:00.

    RailAir (Reading): Weekend service.

    Other

    London taxis: An extra £4 charge applies for journeys after 20:00.

    Tuesday 25th December 2018 | Christmas Day

    Trains

    Heathrow Express and TfL Rail: No service due to engineering works between London Paddington and Slough. No replacement bus service to London but a shuttle service will operate between terminals at Heathrow.

    London Underground

    Piccadilly Line: No service.

    Local buses

    TfL buses: No service.

    FirstBus 7 (Slough): Half-hourly service.

    Hallmark 555 (Whiteley Village): No service.

    Hotel Hoppa: Reduced service.

    Coaches

    National Express: Limited timetable with additional services to London Victoria.

    Airline (Oxford): Reduced hourly service. Last arrival 18:20, last departure 20:20.

    Megabus: Reduced service.

    RailAir (Reading): Hourly service.

    Other

    London taxis: An extra £4 charge applies for all journeys.

    Roads: No Congestion Charge or T-Charge for journeys in London.

    Wednesday 26th December 2018 | Boxing Day

    Trains

    Heathrow Express and TfL Rail: No service due to engineering works between London Paddington and Slough. No replacement bus service to London but a shuttle service will operate between terminals at Heathrow.

    London Underground

    Piccadilly Line: Reduced Sunday service.

    Local buses

    TfL buses: Sunday service.

    FirstBus 7 (Slough): Half-hourly service.

    Hallmark 555 (Whiteley Village): Special hourly timetable.

    Hotel Hoppa: Reduced service.

    Coaches

    National Express: Normal timetable.

    Airline (Oxford): Reduced hourly service.

    Megabus: Reduced service.

    RailAir (Reading): Hourly service.

    Other

    London taxis: An extra £4 charge applies for all journeys.

    Roads: No Congestion Charge or T-Charge for journeys in London.

    Thursday 27th December 2018

    Trains

    Heathrow Express: Half-hourly service (amended timetable). Additional Terminal 5 shuttle service.

    TfL Rail: Two trains per hour. Trains won’t call at Acton Main Line, West Ealing or Hanwell. No additional Terminal 4 shuttle service.

    London Underground

    Piccadilly Line: Reduced service.

    Local buses

    TfL buses: Saturday service on day routes, normal weekday service on night and 24-hour routes.

    FirstBus 7 (Slough): Saturday service.

    Hallmark 555 (Whiteley Village): Normal timetable.

    Hotel Hoppa: Normal timetable.

    Coaches

    National Express: Normal timetable.

    Airline (Oxford): Saturday service.

    Megabus: Normal timetable.

    RailAir (Reading): Weekend service.

    Other

    London taxis: An extra £4 charge applies for all journeys.

    Roads: No Congestion Charge or T-Charge for journeys in London.

    Friday 28th December 2018

    Trains

    Heathrow Express: Half-hourly service (amended timetable). Additional Terminal 5 shuttle service.

    TfL Rail: Two trains per hour. Trains won’t call at Acton Main Line, West Ealing or Hanwell. No additional Terminal 4 shuttle service.

    London Underground

    Piccadilly Line: Reduced Saturday service, Night Tube operating as normal.

    Local buses

    TfL buses: Saturday service on day routes, normal Friday service on night and 24-hour routes.

    FirstBus 7 (Slough): Saturday service.

    Hallmark 555 (Whiteley Village): Normal timetable.

    Hotel Hoppa: Normal timetable.

    Coaches

    National Express: Normal timetable.

    Airline (Oxford): Saturday service.

    Megabus: Normal timetable.

    RailAir (Reading): Weekend service.

    Other

    Roads: No Congestion Charge or T-Charge for journeys in London.

    Saturday 29th December 2018

    Trains

    Heathrow Express: Half-hourly service (amended timetable). Additional Terminal 5 shuttle service.

    TfL Rail: Two trains per hour. Trains won’t call at Acton Main Line, West Ealing or Hanwell. No additional Terminal 4 shuttle service.

    London Underground

    Piccadilly Line: Amended Saturday service, Night Tube operating as normal.

    Local buses

    TfL buses: Saturday timetable.

    FirstBus 7 (Slough): Saturday service.

    Hallmark 555 (Whiteley Village): Normal timetable.

    Hotel Hoppa: Normal timetable.

    Coaches

    National Express: Normal timetable.

    Airline (Oxford): Saturday service.

    Megabus: Normal timetable.

    RailAir (Reading): Weekend service.

    Other

    Roads: No Congestion Charge or T-Charge for journeys in London.

    Sunday 30th December 2018

    Trains

    Heathrow Express and TfL Rail: No service. Shuttle buses operating between Heathrow terminals only.

    London Underground

    Piccadilly Line: Amended Sunday service.

    Local buses

    TfL buses: Sunday timetable.

    FirstBus 7 (Slough): Sunday service.

    Hallmark 555 (Whiteley Village): Sunday timetable.

    Hotel Hoppa: Normal timetable.

    Coaches

    National Express: Normal timetable.

    Airline (Oxford): Sunday service.

    Megabus: Normal timetable.

    RailAir (Reading): Weekend service.

    Other

    Roads: No Congestion Charge or T-Charge for journeys in London.

    Monday 31st December 2018 | New Year's Eve

    Trains

    Heathrow Express: Half-hourly service (amended timetable). Additional Terminal 5 shuttle service.

    TfL Rail: Reduced service (two trains per hour). Trains won’t call at Acton Main Line, West Ealing or Hanwell. No additional Terminal 4 shuttle.

    London Underground

    Piccadilly Line: Normal timetable plus all-night service (but no trains between Uxbridge and Rayners Lane). Free travel after 23:45. Some central London stations close early.

    Local buses

    TfL buses: Saturday service with some routes operating extra services. Some central London routes diverted/reduced after 14:00 (New Year's Eve fireworks).

    FirstBus 7 (Slough): Saturday service.

    Hallmark 555 (Whiteley Village): Normal timetable.

    Hotel Hoppa: Normal timetable.

    Coaches

    National Express: Normal timetable.

    Airline (Oxford): Saturday service.

    Megabus: Normal timetable.

    RailAir (Reading): Weekend service.

    Other

    Roads: No Congestion Charge or T-Charge for journeys in London. Road closures in central London from 14:00 (for New Year fireworks).

    London taxis: An extra £4 charge applies for journeys after 20:00.

    Tuesday 1st January 2019 | New Year's Day

    Trains

    Heathrow Express and TfL Rail: Normal timetables.

    London Underground

    Piccadilly Line: Extended timetable. Free travel before 04:30.

    Local buses

    TfL buses: Normal timetables.

    FirstBus 7 (Slough): Half-hourly service.

    Hallmark 555 (Whiteley Village): Normal timetable.

    Hotel Hoppa: Normal timetable.

    Coaches

    National Express: Limited timetable.

    Airline (Oxford): Reduced hourly service.

    Megabus: Reduced service.

    RailAir (Reading): Weekend service.

    Other

    Roads: No Congestion Charge or T-Charge for journeys in London.

    London taxis: An extra £4 charge applies for all journeys.

    Wednesday 2nd January 2019

    Normal timetables resume for all operators.

    London taxis: An extra £4 charge applies for journeys before 06:00.

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