Tourist Travel guide

How to Get to London

International flights arrive at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports.

Bus coaches from Europe arrive at Victoria Station, in central London.

Eurostar trains arrive from Paris & Brussels at Waterloo Railway Station in central London.

Heathrow is the largest airport in the UK. There are 5 Terminals. Heathrow is situated close to two motorways – the M4 and the M25.

The Heathrow Express Train is a non-stop train service that offers the fastest travel option between Heathrow Airport and central London (Paddington). Services run every 15 minutes and the journey time is just 15 minutes; 7/8 minutes more to and from Terminal 4.
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You can also purchase tickets on-board the train, but there is a  premium payable.

London Underground (Tube)
The Piccadilly line provides you with a quick, cost-effective route to the airport from the capital. Journey time is under an hour and you shouldn’t have to wait longer than ten minutes for a train – even off-peak.
Tickets are available at London Underground stations, from ticket offices or machines.

You will find many Bus services from the Airport to central London.

The approximate cost from Heathrow to central London is £70 with an average journey time of one hour.

Gatwick is the second largest airport in the UK and the sixth busiest international airport in the world. Gatwick is 28 miles (45km) south of London, directly linked to the M23 at Junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road. Just a ten minute drive away, the M25 further connects with the UK’s extensive road and motorway network.

The Gatwick Express Train is the high speed link between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria. The journey time is just 30 minutes non-stop, and trains depart every 15 minutes throughout the day.
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You can also purchase tickets on-board the train.
Gatwick Express Trains leave from the airport’s railway station in the heart of the South Terminal at Gatwick Airport. It’s just a short walk from South Terminal arrivals. If your flight arrives in the North Terminal there is a free automatic rapid transit operating every 3 minutes with a journey time of 2 minutes to take you to South Terminal at the station.

Southern Trains to Victoria
Journey Time 35mins.
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Buy a ticket before boarding.

Train: First Capital Connect to London Bridge and Kings Cross Journey Time 30 to 45mins.
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Buy a ticket before boarding.

National Express Coaches to Victoria
1 bus an hour
Journey Time 90mins.
Buy a ticket before boarding

A journey to central London takes approximately 65 minutes and costs around £100

London Stansted Airport is situated just off the M11 – Junction 8.

The Stansted Express Train is the fastest and most comfortable way to central London (Liverpool Street). Trains depart every 15 minutes with an average journey time of approximately 45 minutes
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You can also purchase tickets on-board the train if travelling to London, but buy before boarding if going to the Airport from Liverpool Street.

An hourly off peak service connects Stansted Airport to all principal stations along the Lea Valley to London Stratford.

You will find many Bus services from the Airport to central London.

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