Easy ways to get to LHR airport
Heathrow Airport is without any problems reached by road or public transport, being just 15 miles to the West from Central London.
Getting to Heathrow by car
The M4 and M25 motorways lead to London Heathrow. Exit the M4 at the 4th junction or the M25 at junction 15 to get to Terminals 2 and 3. To get to Terminal 4 exit the M25 one junction earlier –at junction 14 or the M4 at 4b. Since the 4th Terminal lies in the southern part of the airport and has a separate entrance, follow the road signs, they will prompt you the right direction. Terminal 5 has a separate entrance as well and is located on the Western Perimeter Road, you need to exit the M25 at the 14th junction or the M4 at junction 4b. Following the signs, you’ll get there easily.
Getting to Heathrow by train
Heathrow Central Station is just 10 minutes’ walk from Terminals 2 and 3. It links the airport with Central London and even further.
Heathrow Express can help you get to the airport. It runs from Paddington every quarter of an hour and in just 15 minutes you are at the airport already.
London Underground serves Heathrow as well, Piccadilly Line has dedicated stations at each terminal.
Arriving to Heathrow by bus or coach
Various operators run services from Heathrow Airport to more than 500 destinations. National Express, the largest coach operator in the UK, and the low-cost coach travel operator Megabus.com are among the other operators. National Express offers direct services to and from hundreds of destinations including Oxford, Bristol, London, Wales, Gatwick. The coaches call at each Heathrow Terminal, offering leather reclining seats, air conditioning and Wi-Fi to their passengers. Megabus services connect all Heathrow Terminals to Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, North Devon, London Gatwick and many more places. The modern coaches of megabus.com also offer free Wi-Fi, charging points, air conditioning, 20kg luggage allowance and guaranteed seats.
Where can coaches be caught?
In case you need Terminals 2 or 3 looks for the coach at the Central Bus Station. It is equipped with moving walkways, escalators, and lifts to help anybody with the journey.
The Central Station operates 24/7 and the travel center works from 06 am to 10 pm. If you are at Terminal 4 you need Stops 13 or 14 outside it, at the Level of Arrivals. From Stop 7 you can transfer free to the Central Bus Station or Terminal 5. At the latter, the coaches arrive and depart from Stops 9-15. They can be found outside the terminal at the Level of Arrivals.
An extensive bus network offers low-cost drives between Heathrow and west London’s towns, as well as Thames Valley. The services are just a part of the London transport network. The bus stops are well signposted.
Buses to rail stations
Luxury coaches and comfortable buses connect Heathrow with the national railway network at Reading, Woking, Feltham, and Watford. The tickets combined for train and coach are extremely convenient to pay for your whole journey. However, it’s not obligatory to be a rail passenger to use the services.
Direct bus service Hotel Hoppa operates between London Heathrow Airport and multiple hotels around it. It’s the most convenient way to get from a hotel to the Terminal you need as the Hotel Hoppa vehicles drop off right outside the terminals buildings. They start work at 4 a.m and stop at midnight, serving the hotels close to Heathrow.
Keep in mind that there are also coach drivers, tour group leaders and individual drivers collecting groups from LHR. You can use their services to make your travel stress-free.
Heathrow by bicycle
You can reach Heathrow by bicycle anytime, the network of cycle paths links it with the center of London and stretches even further. The Grand Union Canal towpath is the picturesque route to Paddington. You can find secure parking stands in the Heathrow Cycle Hub on Newall Road, from there it’s possible to take a complimentary bus to Heathrow. The service runs 24/7. The bikes can be stored up to 3 months in the left baggage office.
However, using the main tunnel is prohibited to cyclists aiming to get to Terminals 2 or 3. The parking at it is located at the Cycle Hub. At Terminal 4 you’ll find it opposite the Arrivals and at Terminal 5 they are at both ends of the building.