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    Getting from Heathrow to central London

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    Heathrow has superb London connections to suit every passenger's budget and requirements.

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    Heathrow Express

    The fastest link between Heathrow and central London. Non-stop trains run to Paddington every 15 minutes, and journey time is 15 minutes from Terminals 2 and 3 (a few minutes more from Terminals 4 or 5).

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    London Underground

    The most cost-effective rail route to London. Piccadilly Line trains run from all terminals and journey time is 50–60 minutes.

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    TfL Rail

    Stopping trains run to Paddington via local stations in west London every 30 minutes. Journey time is 31 minutes from Terminals 2 and 3.

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    National Express coach

    Coaches run throughout the day, from £10, offering journey times of 40–80 minutes to Victoria coach station (and many other destinations). 

    The first service departs from Victoria Coach Station at 03:00 and arrives at Heathrow's central bus station (for Terminal 2 and 3) at 03:40. The bus arrives at Terminal 5 at 03:55 and Terminal 4 at 04:10.

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    Feltham rail link

    The 285 bus links Heathrow with Feltham rail station, where there are frequent trains to London Waterloo. Combined journey time is one hour and 40 minutes.

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    Taxi

    London taxis are available outside each terminal. The cost to central London is £45–£70 and the journey time is approximately one hour. Or, book a minicab or chauffeur in advance.

    Find out more: Taxis, minicabs and chauffeurs

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