London’s Heathrow is located 32 km (20 miles) west of Central London, and it is well served by transport links.
There is a shuttle service between Heathrow airport and Hotels in Central London. The service is named national express dot2dot, and runs between Heathrow airport and Canary Wharf, in London city center, close to the Tower of London. The price is £22 per person, one way, from the airport, and two or more people may have a discount on tickets. You may get info at the national express dod2dot website, which is simply named dot2.com. If you want save a few pounds you may choose the Heathrow Express, a train that runs from 5 am to 12 pm, and the ticket price is £15.50 if you buy the ticket at the airport, or £17.50 if you buy the ticket on the train. There are two train stations serving the airport, one is Heathrow Central that serves terminals 1 to 4, and the other that serves terminal 4.
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There are also coaches between Heathrow’s central bus station and Victoria Coach Station in Central London, not far from The Victoria trains station. The journey lasts from 40 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on traffic condition and on one of the routes the bus runs. Single tickets start at £4, and the service is available between 5.30 in the morning to 9.30 in the late evening. Moreover you may find useful info at nationalexpress.com, that I suggest to you to browse. I’d recommend you to book your seat in advance, especially during weekends or at rush time, when there is a lot of people traveling from the airport to London city center as well as traveling around Central London itself. Considering allow plenty of time to reach the airport two hours before you do the check in, and this in case of road delays that may occurs due the traffic in London city center, and in the immediate surroundings.
You may also to catch the Tube to reach London city center from the airport, by traveling on the Piccadilly line (blue line). Traveling on the Tube is less comfortable than traveling by coach and takes a lot longer, but it is quite cheaper, and it is recommended for adults traveling alone, that could save a lot of money respect to a black cab or a mini-cab. If you are going to catch this public transport I advice you that there are three Tube station serving London’s Heathrow airport: one is serving terminal 1 to 3, another one serving terminal 4 and the last one serving terminal 5. The standard price is £4 at any time, but consider taking a Oyster card online. This peculiar fee is cheaper than the standard fee, in fact the price is £3.50 Monday to Friday from 07.00 to 19.00, and it is just £2.00 at all other time, including public holidays.
So, consider to get an Oyster card by visiting the London transports website (https://oyster.tfl.gov.uk), where you may open an online account and pay as you go, or elsewhere renew your travel card.
The ones traveling with small children, for example a couple and two o three babies may be advantaged by using a taxi or a mini-cab, instead of a public transport. I suggest you to use a black cab, or a reputable mini-cab service, and never use unauthorized drivers. The price for a black cab from Heathrow to Central London is about £40
There are special feature to give opportunities of easy traveling to passengers using wheelchairs, and exiting at Paddington has been made easier. If traveling with a disabled person, you should plan your journey in advance, because only the newer buses are equipped for wheelchairs.
Photo of Heathrow Express Station originally posted by JL2003