How to get from Heathrow Airport to London


This guide on how to get from Heathrow airport to London It will help you to know the best means of transport to make the transfer to your hotel in the most comfortable and economical way.
Heathrow Airport, located 30 kilometers west of London, is one of the largest and busiest in the world and has 5 terminals connected to each other through aisles and a free train.

Based on the experience of our numerous trips to this city, one of them for a month during which we wrote the travel guide to London, we explain all the options that exist for you to do the Heathrow transfer to central London or to your hotel, in the best way.


The Picaddily subway line (dark navy blue) connects the 5 terminals of Heathrow Airport with central London (Piccadilly Circus station) in 50 minutes, although it also stops at other important stations such as Hyde Park Corner, Covent Garden, South Kensington and Leicester Square.
The schedule is from 05h to 00: 30h on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends with a passing frequency of about 5 minutes.
Although it is one of the most used options, one of the great disadvantages of using the subway is that it does not have space for luggage and when you get to the most central stations, there is not even a pin in the wagons. In addition the subway stations are not very accessible and you will probably have to climb some stairs with your bag on your back.

The single ticket from Heathrow to London costs 6 pounds, although if you have a contactless card or the Oyster Card it will cost you just over 3 pounds.
It must also be taken into account that the airport is in zone 6 of London and if you buy the Travelcard that covers this area, you will not have to pay anything. In this post we explain how to use the London underground with all the details of this means of transport.


A good option to stay in London is to look for a hotel near Victoria Station or a subway stop.
We stayed the first time we were in town at the Victor Hotel, a small family hotel with a good breakfast, located very close to Victoria Station.
On the next trip we were at the Garden Court Hotel, located in the beautiful Notting Hill neighborhood and near the Bayswater subway stop.
Both hotels are highly recommended to have a good location and one of the best quality / price ratios in the city.

Private transport

Booking this private transfer is the most comfortable way to go from Heathrow to London, not having to worry about anything.
Upon arrival at Heathrow Airport a driver will be waiting for you at the terminal, showing a sign with your name, and will take you directly to the door of your hotel in about 40 minutes, depending on traffic.
In addition to comfort, this service offers very tight prices and can be profitable if you are several passengers. The price of the 3-seater vehicle is 66 euros, the 4-seater is 75 euros, the 6-seater is 95 euros and the 8-seater is 100 euros.


The taxi service is priced between 60 and 90 pounds, depending on the time, the location of the hotel and the traffic.

Once you have decided how to get to the hotel, you can start preparing your trip to this great city with these guides optimized according to the days you have available:

If you land at another airport in the city you can check this post on how to go from Stansted Airport to London, this on how to go from Gatwick Airport to London or this on how to go from Gatwick Airport to London.