A Traveller’s Guide: Getting to London from Heathrow 


We all know the feeling when after a long flight, you just want to get to your hotel from the airport in ideally, the most cost-effective way possible. Our Park Grand Heathrow Hotel and its ideal location offers excellent transport links to Heathrow and can be reached swiftly on any airport transfer service. If you’re planning to explore central London, you must know that Heathrow is also incredibly well-connected with hassle-free transport links to London.  

However, with an airport as vast as London’s Heathrow, which is also the busiest flight hub in the United Kingdom, achieving the goal of getting to central London can seem quite overwhelming. Read through our guide and find the best travel options to dive into the heart of London and have an unforgettable experience! 

Heathrow Express 

Speed into London’s Paddington in only 15 minutes with the fast and convenient Heathrow Express. Trains run non-stop every 15 minutes from all the terminals of the airport to Paddington Station in central London, from where you can transfer to the London Tube to explore your destinations. The Heathrow Express trains also feature luggage racks and plugs for charging phones – handy for when you’re boarding after your journey from our boutique accommodation near Heathrow Airport.  

London Underground 

The London Underground, aka the Tube, gets you from Heathrow to central London in under an hour with trains operating every 10 minutes. Serving airport terminals two, three, four and five, London Tube’s Piccadilly line provides the quickest rail route between Heathrow and central London. The line also operates a Night Tube which runs throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays but does not serve Terminal four of the airport.  

The most convenient way to pay for your journey is to use a contactless payment card or using an Oyster card. The Oyster card is available to buy at all Tube and Overground stations. You can also purchase one at some newsstands and visitor centres across London.  

Elizabeth Line 

A relatively recent addition to the Transport for London network, London’s Elizabeth Line can get you from Heathrow to central London in less than 45 minutes, with trains running every 30 minutes. It is one of the fastest travel options for travelling to central London from our budget hotel near Heathrow Airport and is also air-conditioned and equipped with Wi-Fi.  

The best way to pay is using a contactless or Oyster card, but you can also simply buy a single-journey ticket at the station. The Elizabeth Line serves Paddington, Bond Street, Liverpool Street, Canary Wharf, Tottenham Court Road, and Farringdon to name a few prime Tube stations.  


Hail the iconic London black cab from outside the terminal or pre-book an electric car service from Heathrow’s private hire transfer service. The travel times may vary depending on your destination and the time of the day you’re travelling. Some cab services also provide a meet and greet service to conveniently guide you and take your luggage straight into the car.  

With a great range of fast, comfortable and reliable travel options available to conveniently get to London from Heathrow Airport, you do not have to worry about planning a seamless journey  

Keep things simple with a budget hotel near Heathrow Airport offering a range of modern amenities to enhance your stay and reduce travel times significantly for a great experience.