Heathrow Airport (LHR)
The Heathrow Express offers non-stop trains to Paddington every 15 minutes and it only takes 15 minutes from Terminals 2 and 3. Standard single fare is £30 GBP during peak times and £27 GBP during off-peak hours.
The London Underground rail using the Piccadilly Line runs from all terminals into city centre. Travel time is approximately 50 – 60 minutes. Single fare to central London is £6 GBP.
Catch the Heathrow Connect train at Terminal 2 or 3. The train departs every 30 minutes and takes approximately 31 minutes. The fare is £10.20 GBP to Paddington.
Coaches go to city centre throughout the day taking 40 – 80 minutes in travel time. Bus stops are located at Terminals 2, 3, 4, 5. Take the Central Bus Station line and expect your travel time to be just over 1 hour. Travel fare from the airport starts at £6 GBP one-way.
Feltham Rail Link
Take the 285 Bus to Feltham Rail Station, then board the train to London Waterloo. Combined travel time is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes. Single fares start at £5 GBP.
Private mini cabs and taxis are available. Take a black taxi outside your terminal to city centre. Minimum fare is £2.60 GBP, while the rate for central London is £46 – £87 GBP and the ride takes approximately 30 – 60 minutes.
Gatwick Airport (LGW)
The Gatwick Express is a non-stop service that runs to Victoria every 15 minutes and takes approximately 30 minutes for the ride. A single adult ticket is £19.90 GBP and for children, the fare is £9.95 GBP.
Taxis are available outside the terminals as well as through Airport Cars Gatwick. Taxis take approximately 1 hour to arrive in city centre and the fare is approximately £77 GBP.
The National Express Bus will take you from Gatwick into Victoria. A one-way ticket is £8 GBP and the bus runs round-the-clock. Services are offered on the hour, but the bus ride does take longer than the train.
London Luton Airport (LTN)
Luton Airport is a major base for low cost airlines and is located 56 kilometres away from Central London. It is well-connected with a range of transport options.
LTN is serviced by East Midland trains which take you from Luton Airport Parkway station to Central London in approximately 21 minutes. The airport train station is a 10-minute ride by a regular shuttle bus service run by the Luton Airport.
Buses and Coaches
National Express operates frequent bus services with a journey time of 75 minutes and several convenient stops in Central London. Terravision and easyBus are some of the high-frequency, low-cost express bus service operators between Luton Airport and Central London. The Greenline #757 service from the airport to Central London will take around 60 minutes and cost approximately £10 GBP for a single adult.
A metered trip from the airport to Central London will cost approximately £80 GBP. Do remember to check the fare with the driver or the cab company before finalising your ride.
London City Airport (LCY)
LCY is one of the most accessible airports in London as it is only 9.5 kilometres east of Central London and 4.8 kilometres from Canary Wharf. Airlines currently operating from this airport include British Airways, Alitalia, Blue Islands, CityJet, KLM, Lufthansa, SkyWork and Swiss International Airlines. This single runway airport connects to London city by local bus #473 and #474. You can also take the Underground from the airport’s tube station Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to the interchange at Canning Town, Stratford or Bank stations. Taxis and rental cars are also easily available. A taxi from the airport to the city centre will cost approximately £30.00 – £40.00 GBP and take just over 30 minutes.
London Stansted Airport (STN)
Stansted Airport is located 64 kilometres north-east of London and is home to many of UK’s low cost airlines serving European and Mediterranean destinations. The Stansted Express train departs from the train station below the airport terminal every 15 minutes and arrives at London Liverpool Street station in approximately 47 minutes. National Express operates a 24-hour coach service to Victoria Coach station and prices start at £8.00 GBP (plus £1.00 GBP booking fee) for a single ticket. easyBus operates services every 15 minutes on a 24/7 basis. Journey time to London Baker Street is approximately 1 hour and online prices start as low as £2.00 GBP for a one-way ticket. Terravision operates a non-stop coach to Victoria Coach station and also 2 other routes to London Liverpool Street station and Stratford respectively. Fares start at £6.00 GBP for a single trip. A taxi journey from the airport to Central London for 1 – 4 people will cost approximately £100.00 GBP.
London Southend Airport (SEN)
There are 8 trains running every hour during peak time from Southend Airport station to Central London station with a journey time of approximately 50 – 60 minutes. A single ticket costs £16.40 GBP and provides easy connections to the tube network. Andrews, the official taxi service provider at Southend Airport, operates round-the-clock shared taxis from the airport to Central London. A 7-seater taxi costs £20.00 GBP per person with minimum 5 people, whereas a 4-seater taxi costs £25.00 GBP per person with minimum 4 people. If you wish to hire a vehicle, car hire agency Europcar has a dedicated centre at the airport.