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

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Subway, train  •  36 min

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

£6 - £38

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Subway  •  56 min

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

£5 - £7

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Line 211 bus, bus  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the line 211 bus from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd to Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station 211
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...

£6

Train, line 111 bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Kingston
  2. Take the line 111 bus from Cromwell Road Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 111 / ...

£7 - £13

Taxi  •  30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 17.9 miles

£100 - £120

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 17.9 miles

£2 - £4

Shuttle  •  30 min

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

£52 - £58

Towncar  •  30 min

  1. Take a town car from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport 17.9 miles

£30 - £120

Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by subway and train

The journey time between Waterloo Station and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is around 40 min and covers a distance of around 18 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 32 min. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Heathrow Express, TfL Rail and others, the Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) service departs from Waterloo station and arrives in Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3. Typically 729 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
40 min
Fastest journey time:
32 min
Services per week:
729
Cheapest price:
£6
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:03
Last service departs at:
23:07

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) subway and train schedules

Departing Sunday, June 20, 2021

Waterloo Station → London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to taxi which costs £100 - £120 and takes 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). However, there are services departing from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd and arriving at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Waterloo Station station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). However, there are services departing from Waterloo station and arriving at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 min.

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It is 15 miles from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). It is approximately 17.9 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) without a car is to subway and train which takes 36 min and costs £6 - £40.

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It takes approximately 36 min to get from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd.

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Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Waterloo station.

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Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
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  • Distance: 14.9 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

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

London Underground (Tube) operates a vehicle from Green Park station to Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £3 - £5 and the journey takes 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and London Victoria Coach Station in around 1h 29m.

Train operators
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 Waterloo station to Paddington station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Green Park station to Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
London Underground (Tube)
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
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
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
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 Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd to Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Cromwell Road Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
45 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 Victoria Coach Station to London Heathrow Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
£100 - £120
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport
Estimated price
£52 - £58
Towncar from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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Waterloo Station 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 Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 18 miles. It takes approximately 30 min to drive from Waterloo Station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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