How To Get From The Airport To The City: London-Heathrow (LHR)

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From The Airport To The City: London-Heathrow (LHR)

 

 

In this video, I tell you how to get from the London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) to the city of London, England.

 

 

 

London has five airports, London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, London-Luton, London-City, London-Southend. Today, we will talk about how to get from the London-Heathrow Airport to the city.

There are several ways to get from the airport city, let’s look at a few of them:

 

Taking The London Underground

 

You can take the Piccadilly Line from all Terminals at Heathrow. Follow the signs to the London Underground. You should get an Oyster card. It cost 5 GBP to get the card, but its refunded when you return the card on your departure.

 

You may also use your contactless debit or credit card, or Google Pay by placing it next to the reader at the machine. The system will ensure that you are charged just like having an Oyster Card.

 

You may also purchase a Day Pass which will work on the buses and the trains.

 

This train will take you into the heart of Central London in about an hour and then you can get where you need to go from there.

 

How To Save Money

The best way to save money while rising the London Underground system is to ride during off Peak times. To best understand this, here are the Peak fare times:

Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 6:30a and 9:30a and between 4:00p and 7p.

All other times are Off-peak and the fares drop dramatically.  Plus if you travel from outside of Zone 1 to a station in Zone 1 between 4:00p and 7:00p, you will always be charged off peak fares.

 

Taking the Heathrow Express

This is the way to go if you’re in a hurry.  It leaves eery fifteen minutes and takes 15 minutes to get to Central London’s Paddington station.

From Paddington Station, you can connect with the London Underground as well as the buses.

If there are four of you traveling, you are entitled to a group discount. Just let the agent at the ticket desk know. Also, you all must be traveling on the same trains.

Airline employee discounts are available, but you must show your ID. It may be restricted to Heathrow employees only, but just check with the ticket desk.

 

Taking the Heathrow Connect

This goes every 30 minutes and cost more than the Piccadilly Line and is cheaper than the Heathrow Express.

This train takes you to Paddington Station in about 25 minutes. From here you can get to the rest of London via the London Underground as well as the City buses.

Airline employee discounts are available, but you must show your ID. It may be restricted to Heathrow employees only, but just check with the ticket desk.

 

Taking A Bus

The number 9 leaves from the Central Bus Station at Terminal 3. You can use your Oyster Card or your debit/credit card when boarding the bus.

 

 

Taking A Cab

You can take a cab from the Taxi Rank located outside the Arrival Level of each of the Terminals.

 

 

Taking A Shared Ride

Check with Lyft and Uber to see if you can use the service from Heathrow.

 

 

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