London airport transfers: Which should you use?

Train

 

Use our handy comparison table to help decide which option is best for your journey to or from the airport. Whether you're in a rush or on a budget, travelling alone or in a group, there's sure to be a London airport transfer to suit your schedule and budget.

Where are you flying to?



Heathrow

Gatwick

Stansted

Luton







heathrow-2
Type of transfer How long does it take? How often does it run? Where in London does it take me? Price Ticket type Included in BritRail Pass?
Heathrow Express train 15 mins Every 15 mins London Paddington £21* E-ticket tick
National Express bus 40 mins (fast service)

Up to 2.5 hours (stopping service)
Every 15-60 mins  London Victoria Coach Station £5* E-voucher red-cross
London underground (tube) 49 mins to Leicester Square Every
6-10 minutes
Any Tube or Overground station
Included with a 
Travelcard,
maximum £5*
with an Oyster
card
Cards will be mailed
to you before you travel
red-cross
Pre-booked private taxi Depends on destination 24/7 at a time of your choice Any central London address  From £90** Email confirmation red-cross

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gatwick
Type of transfer How long does it take? How often does it run? Where in London does it take me? Price Ticket type Included in BritRail Pass?
Gatwick Express train 30 mins Every 15 mins London Victoria £19.90* E-ticket tick
National Express bus Up to 90 mins Every hour London Victoria Coach Station £10* E-voucher red-cross
Thameslink train Up to 60 mins Every 30 mins St. Pancras, London Bridge or Blackfriars £9.90* E-ticket tick
Pre-booked private taxi
Depends on destination 24/7 at a time of your choice Any central London address  £137** Email confirmation red-cross

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stansted
Type of transfer How long does it take? How often does it run? Where in London does it take me? Price Ticket type Included in BritRail Pass?
Stansted Express train 30-45 mins Every 15 mins London Liverpool Street £23.40* E-ticket tick
National Express bus 65 mins Every 15-30 mins London Liverpool Street or Victoria Coach Station £10* E-voucher red-cross
Pre-booked private taxi
Depends on destination 24/7 at a time of your choice Any central London address  £137** Email confirmation red-cross

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luton
Type of transfer How long does it take? How often does it run? Where in London does it take me? Price Ticket type Included in BritRail Pass?
Luton to London train  30-45 mins Approx. every 10 mins Kings Cross St. Pancras £14* E-ticket tick
National Express bus 65 mins Every 15-30 mins London Victoria Coach Station £11* E-voucher red-cross
Pre-booked private taxi
Depends on destination 24/7 at a time of your choice Any central London address  £137** Email confirmation red-cross

* Price for a single journey for one adult, in standard class if applicable 

** Price for a single journey in a standard class vehicle for up to three people

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