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Travelling Between London Airports

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Many travellers find themselves having to make their way between London airports to catch their next flight. It is a great thing that London has so many airports in close proximity, as it opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to travel.

However, if you need to make your way from one London airport to another, it might seem like a stressful activity, particularly if you have a tight deadline to catch your next flight.

Thankfully, help is available to help you travel between London airports; and if one of your stops is Heathrow Airport, we have information that is perfect for your needs.

Travelling Between London Airports - FAQs

How do I travel between Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport?

The approximate distance between Heathrow and Gatwick is 42 miles or 68 km. The average time taken to travel between Heathrow and Gatwick will depend on the mode of transport, the time of day, and the volume of traffic.

Can I take a coach between Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport?

Yes. National Express runs a direct coach service between these airports, seven days a week. The expected journey time is 70 minutes, and at the most recent check, the cost started at £20.

An additional coach service operated by the Oxford Bus Company runs between Heathrow and Gatwick, seven days a week. The expected journey time is 60 minutes, and the price of a ticket starts at £16.50. This service is most commonly offered through the night, assisting passengers at an off-peak travel time.

Can I take a coach between Heathrow Airport and Stansted Airport?

No direct coach service runs between Heathrow and Stansted. It is possible to travel by coach from Heathrow to London Victoria, and then from London Victoria to Stansted Airport. National Express run these services, and in total, the trip will take around three hours, at a cost of £24 (at the last review).

Can I travel by train between Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport?

While there is no direct train service between these airports, it is possible to make the journey by train. At the most recent time of checking, the Gatwick Express service is suspended, so please check your journey in advance of booking to ensure you can take the simplest route.

To travel from Heathrow Airport to London Victoria Station, you can choose between:

The Heathrow Express between the airport and Paddington station, and then take the Underground between Paddington and London Victoria. This journey usually takes 45 minutes, and the cost is around £28.

The TfL Rail service between Heathrow and Paddington Station, and then take the Underground between Paddington and London Victoria. This journey usually takes 60 minutes, and costs £12.10.

You can take the London Underground directly between Heathrow and London Victoria, at a cost of just over £5, and a journey time of less than an hour.

From London Victoria, take the Gatwick Express, if available, or the non-stop Southern Train service between Victoria and Gatwick.

How do I travel between Heathrow Airport and Stansted Airport?

The approximate distance between Heathrow and Stansted is 60 miles or 96 km.

Can I travel by train between Heathrow Airport and Stansted Airport?

While there is no direct train service between these airports, it is possible to make the journey by train. The Stansted Express runs between London Liverpool Street and Stansted. The service runs every 15 or 30 minutes, the journey time is 28 minutes, and the cost is around £20.

From Heathrow Airport, you can connect with this service by:

  • Taking the London Underground to Tottenham Hale, a journey of 75 minutes at £5.10
  • Taking the London Underground to Liverpool Street, a journey of 66 minutes at £5.10

How do I travel between Heathrow Airport and London City Airport?

The distance between Heathrow Airport and London City Airport is 26 miles or 42 km. You should allow more than an hour for this journey.

The most effective way to travel from Heathrow Airport to London City Airport comes by this route:

1. Take the Heathrow Express between Heathrow and Paddington

2. Take the London Underground between Paddington and Canning Town (which involves a change at Baker Street)

3. Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) between Canning Town and London City Airport

The full journey takes just over an hour, and the total journey cost is just over £25.

How do I travel between Heathrow Airport and Luton Airport?

The approximate distance between Heathrow and Gatwick is 34 miles or 55 km.

Can I take a coach between Heathrow Airport and Luton Airport?

Yes. National Express provides a direct coach service between these airports, seven days a week. The expected journey time is 50 minutes, and at the most recent review, the cost started at £17.

Can I travel by train between Heathrow Airport and Luton Airport?

The most effective way to travel from Heathrow Airport to Luton Airport comes by this route:

1. Take the Heathrow Express between Heathrow and Paddington

2. Take the London Underground between Paddington and King’s Cross St Pancras

3. Take the East Midlands Railway between St Pancras and Luton Airport Parkway

The full journey takes just over an hour, and the total journey cost is around £40.