London Heathrow underground
Journey time, fares, stops and times of the tube
It is the western end of the dark-blue Piccadilly line. The airport has three London Underground stations: one for Terminals 2 and 3 and one shared by Terminal 4 and Terminal 5. The Piccadilly line runs through central London. Some popular stops are South Kensington, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Kings Cross.
The journey between Heathrow Airport and central London takes 50-60 minutes.
Underground tickets are available at all stations. The one-time cash fee to central London (Zone 1) is £6.00. A one-day Travelcard, which offers unlimited travel in Zones 1-6, costs £18.10 (at any time) or £12.70 (out of peak). With an Oyster card or a Contactless Payment Card, the rates (oyster pay-as-you-go) can be reduced to £5.10 (Mon – Friday, 06:30 – 09:30) and £3.10 (all other times).
For more information, head to the Travel Information Centre at Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 Underground Station. See more
Heathrow has three London Underground stations: one for Terminals 2 and 3 and one in Terminal 4 and Terminal 5.
Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 are among the terminals, which are a few minutes’ walk by pedestrian tube. Heathrow Terminal 4 and Heathrow Terminal 5 underground stations are located in the basements of the terminal buildings.
All stations are in Travelcard Zone 6.
First and last train to central London
Terminals 2 and 3 from 05:12 (Sat/Sun 03:17) to 23:45 (Fri/Sat 03:07; Sun 23:28)
Terminal 4 05:02 (Sun 05:47) to 23:35 (Sun 23:15*)
Terminal 5 05:23 (Sat/Sun 03:14) to 23:42 (Fri/Sat 03:04; Sun 23:25)
* Change at Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3
On Fridays and Saturdays, the Piccadilly line now operates a 24-hour service, with night trains to and from Terminals 2, 3 and 5 on average every 10 minutes. There is no service in the Terminal 4 loop.
When the Tube is not running, during the night, the N9 bus connects Heathrow to central London. The service runs every 20 minutes from the central bus station, located between terminals 2 and 3.