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There are 6 ways to get from London to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by train, subway, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  14 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3

£4 - £35

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Subway  •  50 min

  1. Take the subway from Leicester Square station to Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 station Piccadilly

£3 - £5

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Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Paddington to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 16 miles

£40 - £55

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 16 miles

£2 - £4

Shuttle  •  27 min

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

£52 - £58

Towncar  •  27 min

  1. Take a town car from London to London Heathrow Airport 16.9 miles

£65 - £95

London to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by train

The train journey time between London and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is around 19 min and covers a distance of around 15 miles. The fastest train normally takes 14 min. Operated by Heathrow Express, TfL Rail and East Midlands Railways, the London to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train service departs from London Paddington and arrives in Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3. Typically 791 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 111.

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The social distance requirement in London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to train which costs £4 - £35 and takes 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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The distance between London and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 14 miles. The road distance is 16 miles.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) without a car is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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The train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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London to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by Heathrow Express, depart from London Paddington station.

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London to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by Heathrow Express, arrive at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 16 miles. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from London to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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  • Distance: 14.4 miles
  • Duration: 14 min

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

Heathrow Express operates a train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £21 - £35 and the journey takes 14 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
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 Leicester Square station to Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Other operators
Taxi from London Paddington to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
Station Cars Surrey
Phone
+44 20 8546 5555
Website
stationcarsnetwork.co.uk
Station Cars London
Phone
+44 20 8778 7878
Website
stationcarslondon.com
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.com
MyLifyt London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
mylifyt.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab
Phone
+44 20 7253 5000
Website
dialacab.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab.co.uk
Celine Travel Ltd
Phone
+44 20 8050 3595
Website
celine-minicab.co.uk
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk
Minicabs North London
Phone
+44 208 226 5472
Website
minicabsnorthlondon.co.uk
Clapham Common Taxi Rank
Phone
+44 800 118 2494
Website
cabs.com
Putney Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3603 5257
Website
putneycabsairporttransfers.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from London to London Heathrow Airport
Estimated price
£52 - £58
Towncar from London to London Heathrow Airport
Estimated price
£65 - £95

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