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There are 6 ways to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station by train, subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the train from London City Airport DLR Station to Bank DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5

£8 - £43

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Subway  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the subway from Canning Town station to Green Park station Jubilee
  2. Take the subway from Green Park station to Heathrow Terminal 5 station Piccadilly

£4 - £12

4 alternative options

Train, line 490 bus  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Richmond NLL
  2. Take the line 490 bus from Richmond Station to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 490

Taxi  •  51 min

  1. Take a taxi from London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station 28 miles

£65 - £85

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station 28 miles

£4 - £7

Towncar  •  51 min

  1. Take a town car from London City Airport to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station 28 miles

£30 - £120

London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station by train, subway and walk

The journey time between London City Airport (LCY) and Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station is around 1h 15m and covers a distance of around 27 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 3m. Operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), London Underground (Tube), Heathrow Express and others, the London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station service departs from London City Airport DLR Station and arrives in Heathrow Terminal 5. Typically 503 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 15m
Fastest journey time:
1h 3m
Services per week:
503
Cheapest price:
£8
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:17
Last service departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station train, subway and walk schedules

Departing Saturday, June 19, 2021

London City Airport (LCY) → Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station
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The cheapest way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station is to taxi which costs £65 - £85 and takes 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London City Airport (LCY) station to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station. However, there are services departing from London City Airport DLR Station and arriving at Heathrow Terminal 5 via Bank station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 12m.

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The distance between London City Airport (LCY) and Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station is 23 miles. The road distance is 28 miles.

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The best way to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station without a car is to train which takes 1h 12m and costs £7 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1h 12m to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station, including transfers.

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London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station train services, operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), depart from London City Airport DLR Station.

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London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station train services, operated by Heathrow Express, arrive at Heathrow Terminal 5 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station is 28 miles. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station.

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There are 2419+ hotels available in Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station.
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  • Distance: 23.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 12m

What companies run services between London City Airport (LCY), England and Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station, England?

You can take a train from London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station via Bank DLR Station, Bank station, Lancaster Gate station, and London Paddington in around 1h 12m.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London City Airport DLR Station to Bank DLR Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Oyster or Contactless Off Peak Time Fare
£2
Oyster or Contactless Peak Time Fare
£2
Cash Fare
£5
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£7 - £12
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £16
Off-Peak Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£10 - £15
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Canning Town station to Green Park station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Green Park station to Heathrow Terminal 5 station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Richmond NLL
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Richmond Station to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from London City Airport (LCY) to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Twelve Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3479 5700
Website
twelvetransfers.co.uk
Longbridge Cars
Phone
+44 20 8507 7724
A to B Minicabs
Phone
+44 20 8594 9290
Weso Local
Phone
+44 208 8855 555
Website
cheaptaxifare.com
Greenwich Mini Cabs
Phone
+44 20 3137 7661
Website
greenwichminicabs.com
Greenwich Black Cabs
Phone
+44 7464 949 740
Stratford City Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 5454
Website
stratfordcitycars.co.uk
Seven Fives
Phone
+44 20 8555 5555
Eurolink Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 8888
Website
eurolinkcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London City Airport to Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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