London Heathrow Airport is the UK’s largest airport and handles a huge number of international flights. Despite its distance from central London, the airport boasts excellent transport links and each terminal has its own underground tube station.   

Can you take the London Underground from London Heathrow?

Taking a tube costs just £6 for a single ticket and the journey takes almost 50 minutes.  

The quickest way to reach central London from Heathrow Airport is:

Taxis offering speedy trips into the city are available from the airport. With fares at around £50, splitting the cost between your fellow travelers can make such a journey better value. 

London Gatwick

Situated to the south of London is Gatwick Airport, the UK’s second largest and second busiest airport. It is considerably easier to make your way into London from this airport via public transport, despite its distance from the centre. 

What is the best way to get into London from Gatwick Airport?

Fast trains connect the airport to Victoria Train Station.  The ‘Gatwick Express‘ whisks passengers into the heart of England’s capital in just 30 minutes for £17.70. Running every 15 minutes, this service will have you in amongst the action in no time!

How else can I reach central London from Gatwick Airport?

Of course, there are other ways of getting into London from Gatwick.  A taxi will set you back around £90 and the journey is likely to take around 1 hour 15 minutes.  

What is the cheapest airport transfer available from Gatwick?

For those on a smaller budget, the EasyBus (run by the airline East Jet) costs just £7.95 with a journey time of 1 hour.

London Stansted

Technically not in London, this airport actually lies in the county of Essex.  It handles many of the low-cost airlines that serves popular package holiday destinations in Europe.  Reaching London city centre understandably takes a while – journeys by taxi can take over 1 hour and cost in the range of £103.  

What is the most affordable way to get to London from Stansted Airport?

Bus services operated by EasyBus and National Express are excellent value yet take over 2 hours to reach Victoria Coach and Train Station.  Booking in advance is recommended for National Express tickets and there are some excellent saving to be made.

What is the quickest way to get to London from Stansted Airport?

The airport’s ‘Stansted Express‘ train service is by the far the most comfortable and best value way to get into London.  For just £19, passengers will find themselves at London Liverpool Street Train Station in just 45 minutes.  Again, booking in advance is advisable.

The Tube

London's underground metro system seems extremely complex but it is quite easy. Do not let the confusion discourage you from using the system. Without a doubt the easiest and cheapest way to travel almost anywhere in the city.