Heathrow by Bus

The National Express buses operate from most large UK cities to Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3.Terminal 4 passengers need to use the Heathrow express which only takes 5 minutes. The table below outlines the minimum and maximum times the journey will take depending on the time of the coach service, if a changeover is needed and any planned stoppages.

For services please contact National Express

National Express to Heathrow

City Duration City Duration
Aberdeen 11hr 20mins – 14hr 25 mins Hull 7hr 15mins – 8 hr 20mins
Birmingham 2hr 20min – 5 hr 5mins Inverness 12hr 15mins – 15hr 35mins
Blackpool 6hr 25mins – 10hr 15mins Leeds 5hr 20mins – 7hr 5mins
Bolton 6hr 10mins – 8hr 35mins Leicester 2hr 10mins – 4hr 54mins
Bournemouth 1hr 50mins – 4hr 50mins London (Canary Wharf) 2hr 15mins – 2hr 45mins
Bradford 5hr 35mins -8hr 5mins London (Central) 35mins – 1hr 20mins
Brighton 2hr 10mins – 4hr 15mins London (Stratford) 2hr 10mins – 3hr 5mins
Bristol 1hr 55mins – 4hr 20mins Manchester 5hr 10mins – 8hr 5mins
Burnley 7hr 16mins – 9hr 40mins Milton Keynes (Coachway) 1hr 5mins – 3hr 50mins
Cambridge 2hr 10mins – 3hr Newastle Upon Tyne 7hr 55mins – 9hr 15mins
Cantebury 2hr 59mins – 4hr 25mins Newquay 6hr 5mins- 9hr 40mins
Cardiff 2hr 55mins – 5hr 15mins Nottingham 2hr 50mins – 5hr 5 mins
Cheltenham Spa 2h r – 5hr 20mins Oxford 1hr – 1hr 20mins
Chesterfield 3hr 45mins – 6hr 5 mins Peterborough 3hr 45mins – 5hr 45mins
Coventry 1hr 50mins – 4hr 40mins Plymouth 4hr 30mins – 8hr 20mins
Darlington 7hr 15mins – 10hr 5mins Portsmouth 2hr 5 mins – 4hr 50mins
Derby 4hr 5mins – 7hr 25mins Preston 5hr 40mins – 9hr 40mins
Durham 7hr 20mins – 10hr 40mins Sheffield 4hr 5mins – 6hr 30mins
Edinburgh 10hr 5mins – 13hr 15mins Southampton 1hr 20mins – 6hr 15mins
Exeter 3hr 25mins – 7hr 10mins Stanstead Airport 1hr 25mins – 2hr
Gatwick 55mins – 1hr 50mins Stoke-on-Trent 4hr 15mins – 6hr 45mins
Glasgow 8hr – 11hr 45mins Sunderland 8hr 35mins – 11hr 40mins
Golders Green 1hr 45mins – 8hr York 6hr 25mins – 9hr 25mins


6hr 45mins- 8hr 20mins


An interconnecting luxury bus service operates between Reading, Watford Junction and Woking rail stations and Heathrow Airport with Felthan station offering the 285 bus

Timetable Reading Railair

Departs: Central Bus Station (stand 1 and 2)

Price: Single £12.00 Day return £13.50 Return £20.00

Frequency : (24 Hours) every 20 minutes

Journey Time: 45 Minutes

Terminal 4: In order to get to terminal 4 travellers should use the free tranfer Heathrow express train

Watford Railair Service is not running any longer a replacemnet is the Greenline 724 Service
The timetable for this service can be found here


Timetable Woking Railair

Departs: Central bus station

Price:Single £8:00, Day return £10:00, Return £16:00

Frequency:(24 Hours Every 30 Minutes

Journey time: 50 Minutes

Departs: Terminal 4

Frequency:(24 Hours) Every 30 Minutes

Journey time: 35 Minutes

Feltham bus 285

Departs: Central bus station stand 20

Price: Single £1.20

Frequency:(24 Hours Every 10 Minutes)

Journey time: 30 Minutes

Terminal 4: In order to get to terminal 4 travellers should use the free tranfer Heathrow express train

Carousel Bus services to Heathrow

A40 Bus Service – Timetable

The A40 bus service which is run by Carousel bus services in conjunction with BAA Heathrow and Buckinghampshire County Council. All buses are air conditioned with low level access (no steps) allowing easy accessibilty for wheelchair users and boarding with  heavy luggage items. The buses run on low sulphur fuel which is better for the environment and operates from High Wycombe town center and stops at the following locations:

High Wycombe town cente -Cricket Ground – Hatters Lane – Wycombe Mash – Rayners Avenue – Loudwater turn – Holtspur – Beaconsfield – Gerrards Cross – Tatling End – New Denham – Uxbridge town center and Bus and train station – Raf Uxbridge – Heathrow Central Bus Station

A30 Bus Service – Timetable

Chesham – Amersham – Stanley Hill School/College stop – The Chalfonts – Gerrards Cross
Tatling End – New Denham – Uxbridge Town Centre and Bus and Tube Station
RAF Uxbridge – Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

For more Information visit the Carousel Website

Transfers to other London Airports

The most convienient way to get to London Airport is by bus

Heathrow to Gatwick services run 100 times a day, The only direct connection between all four major London airports 



Further information

National rail enquires
+44 (0)8457 484 950


Reading Railair
+44 (0)1189 579 425


Watford Railair
+44 (0)8457 222 333


Woking Railair
+44 (0)8705 757 747


285 bus to Feltham
+44 (0)20 7222 1234