London Heathrow Airport is Britain’s busiest airport, servicing approximately 75 million passengers every year. To save on costs, many choose to take the bus to get there. Coaches run to Heathrow Airport from many UK locations, and Heathrow is also serviced by the London Bus Network.

National Express run a number of bus services from across the country, all which stop at Heathrow Central Bus Station between Terminals 2 and 3. Some coaches also depart from Terminals 4 and Terminals 5.

Read on to learn more about the different buses, including how frequently and what time buses run, and where they run from.

Getting to London Heathrow Airport by bus

Using Trainline, you can book cheap bus tickets from major locations in the UK to London Heathrow Airport in just a few clicks. This will save you money on taxis and airport parking, meaning you’ll have more to spend on your holiday. We recommend that you book your bus tickets well in advance to get the cheapest fares.

National Express also run buses to London Heathrow Airport from many UK towns and cities including Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Exeter, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Southampton, Brighton, Coventry and Leicester. If you need to transfer between airports, National Express also run regular buses to London Heathrow from Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport and Stansted Airport.

Want to know where you can get from Heathrow Airport by bus? Check out our dedicated page about Buses from Heathrow Airport.

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Things to do at London Heathrow Airport

Heathrow is both Britain’s busiest and largest airport, consisting of 4 terminals. Each of these has plenty of places to eat, drink and shop.

In all terminals, you’ll find stores like Harrods, Boots, WHSmith and Dixons Travel, alongside a duty-free selling confectionary, souvenirs, alcohol and more. Every terminal also has plenty of coffee shops (including Caffe Nero and Costa Coffee), eateries and bars.

You can find the check-in area for Terminal 2 on Level 5, for Terminal 3 on Level 1, for Terminal 4 on Level 2, and for Terminal 5 on Level 3. The departure gates are then either on the same floor or the floor below.

Looking for other ways to travel to Heathrow Airport? You can also take the train to Heathrow Airport.

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