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There are 8 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark by train, subway, bus, night bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train, subway  •  32 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Paddington station to Waterloo station Bakerloo

£6 - £35

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Night bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane N9

£2

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Subway  •  51 min

  1. Take the subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Green Park station Piccadilly

£6 - £7

Bus  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Lambeth, St George's Circus C10

£6 - £13

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark 18.5 miles

£100 - £130

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark 18.5 miles

£2 - £4

Shuttle  •  33 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from London Heathrow Airport to Southwark

£52 - £58

Towncar  •  33 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Southwark 18.5 miles

£30 - £120

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark by train and subway

The journey time between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Southwark is around 38 min and covers a distance of around 18 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 32 min. Operated by Heathrow Express, TfL Rail and London Underground (Tube), the London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark service departs from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arrives in Waterloo station. Typically 832 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
38 min
Fastest journey time:
32 min
Services per week:
832
Cheapest price:
£6
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:17
Last service departs at:
23:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark train and subway schedules

Departing Tuesday, June 22, 2021

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) → Southwark
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark is to night bus which costs £2 and takes 1h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark is to train and subway which costs £6 - £35 and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Heathrow Central Bus Station station and arriving at Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark station. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Waterloo station via Paddington station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Southwark is 15 miles. The road distance is 18.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark without a car is to train and subway which takes 32 min and costs £6 - £35.

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It takes approximately 32 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Lambeth, St George's Circus station.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark.
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  • Distance: 15.3 miles
  • Duration: 32 min

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

London Underground (Tube) operates a vehicle from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Green Park station every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £3 - £5 and the journey takes 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark via London Victoria Coach Station and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 1h 18m.

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
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£6 - £11
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 Waterloo station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Green Park station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Heathrow Airport to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Megabus UK
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 Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Lambeth, St George's Circus
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Night bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
£100 - £130
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
33 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from London Heathrow Airport to Southwark
Estimated price
£52 - £58
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Southwark
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at Waterloo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark is 18 miles. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southwark.

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