How to get from London Heathrow Airport ✈️ to the City Center
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is the largest international airport of London and the second busiest airport in the world. Heathrow Airport is located about 23 km west of the main city center. Upon arrival, you can reach downtown London by Express Train, Public Train, Underground (Metro, also called Tube), Express Bus, Taxi, Welcome Pickup, Uber or Shared Shuttle.
⏱️ The fastest transfer is by Express train
💸 The cheapest transfer is by Underground (Tube)
This guide compares all available airport transfers at Heathrow Airport (LHR) according to classic travel factors. This includes travel time, cost per person (pp), a short route description and links to book or buy tickets.
Overview of all airport transfers from London Heathrow Airport to the City Center (Paddington Station, Victoria Station, Piccadilly Circus)
Additional note: There may be waiting times at the taxi rank if there are high volume of passengers. In this case, a pre-booked transfer (e.g. via Welcome Pickups) is the more faster and comfortable option.
Shared Shuttle (Minibus) from London Heathrow Airport (pick-up point as per provider) to central London or directly to your city accommodation; Maximum 3 stops en route
Route from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to central London (Piccadilly Circus)
Things to know about London:
1. London is the first city to host the Olympics three times (1908, 1948 and 2012)
2. When the Queen is at Buckingham Palace, her royal flag flies from the flagpole on the roof
3. Harry Potter catches the train from London’s famous Kings Cross Station to Hogwarts (Platform 9 ¾)