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There are 5 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon by train, subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train, subway  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Paddington station to Victoria station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to East Croydon

£11 - £45

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Bus  •  1h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Croydon, Delta Point X26

£2

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Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon 23.1 miles

£130 - £160

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon 23.1 miles

£3 - £6

Towncar  •  42 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Croydon 23.1 miles

£75 - £110

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The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon is to bus which costs £2 and takes 1h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon is to taxi which costs £130 - £160 and takes 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Central Bus Station station and arriving at Croydon, Delta Point. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at East Croydon via Paddington station and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 56 min.

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It is 16 miles from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon. It is approximately 23.1 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon without a car is to train and subway which takes 56 min and costs £11 - £45.

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It takes approximately 56 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Heathrow Central Bus Station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon train services, operated by Heathrow Express, depart from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Croydon, Delta Point station.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon.
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  • Distance: 16.5 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Croydon, England?

London Buses operates a bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Croydon, Delta Point every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 1h 46m.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£6 - £11
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £15
Off-Peak Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£9 - £14
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 Paddington station to Victoria station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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 Heathrow Central Bus Station to Croydon, Delta Point
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
£130 - £160
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
Majestic Cars UK Limited
Phone
+44 207 1276 550
Website
majestictaxis.com
Hounslow Minicab
Phone
+44 208 577 1111
Website
hounslowminicab.co.uk
Heathrow Taxis
Phone
+44 20 3475 8961
Website
taxi-from-heathrow-airport.co.uk
Airport Taxis & Transfers
Phone
+44 7808 789 089
Jayride
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Croydon
Estimated price
£75 - £110

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon train services, operated by Southern, arrive at East Croydon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon is 23 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Croydon.

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There are 19643+ hotels available in Croydon. Prices start at £75 per night.

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