National Express Heathrow Airport

National Express coaches cover 98% of the UK including local stops in England, Wales and Scotland. They will take you to and from Heathrow Airport at all times to make sure you are on time for your flight or destination.

They often run special offers and are one of the cheapest ways to get around. With cheap tickets on clean, comfortable and prompt coaches driven by friendly drivers, you may even want to consider taking one of their coaches to your next European destination!

Your friendly driver will help you with your luggage while you board and make your way to your clean, comfortable and spacious seat. National Express coaches also have onboard washrooms and have been designed to make your journey as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

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Destinations and Departure Points

Whether you are looking to get between Heathrow Airport and Gatwick or further out locations like Glasgow, you will find a coach to suit your particular journey requirements at a great price!

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National Express at London Heathrow offers the only direct airport connection and links all the four major London airports, Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted airports. They operate 100 services a day between Heathrow and Gatwick which takes around 1 hour.

National Express Heathrow – Pick Up & Drop Off

Terminals 1, 2 and 3

Pick up and drop off points for Terminal 1, 2 and 3 are located at the Central Bus Station, which is just a short walk from the check-in area and is clearly signposted from around the airport.

Terminal 4

National Express coaches will pick you up and drop you off at stops 13 and 14 just outside the Terminal 4 building, and transfers to Terminal 5 and the Central Bus Station can be made via stop 7.

Terminal 5

National Express Coaches to Terminal 5 will use stops 13-16 just outside the terminal building for pick up and drop off. Other National Express coaches can be caught from stops here, including destinations such as Oxford, Brighton and Reading.

Between Heathrow Airport Terminals

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National Express operates a free coach service between London Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are quite close to each other and you can walk between them, but Terminal 4 is a separate building as is the new terminal 5.

You can also use the free transfer between all the Heathrow terminal buildings operated by the Heathrow Connect and National Express train services which are clearly signposted at Heathrow, and more information can be found by visiting airport information desks within the airport terminals. There are many local stops which you can book to and from, but some of the main destinations and departure points and the duration of the journeys are shown below.

Popular Heathrow Routes and Journey Times

Travel Between Journey Time Notes
Heathrow-Gatwick 1 hour Direct Service, 100 per day
Heathrow-Bournemouth 2 Hours
Heathrow-Bristol 2 hours Departing on the hour
Heathrow-Bath 2 hours 35 minutes Not Direct Service
Heathrow-Cardiff 3 Hours Via Bristol & Newport – Hourly Service
Heathrow-Cambridge 2 Hours 40 Minutes Via Stansted, Half Hourly/Hourly Service
Heathrow-Cheltenham Spa 2 Hours 35 Minutes Via Swindon
Heathrow-Oxford 3 Hours 25 Minutes Direct Service
Heathrow-Stansted 1 Hour 20 Minutes 3 services per hour
Heathrow-London 1 Hour Regular Service

Discounted & Concessionary Coach Fares

If you qualify for one of the three discount cards available from National Express, you’ll benefit from 1/3 off of your fare, with no restrictions on your travel, even on Bank Holidays. Check below to see if you qualify.
Young Persons Coach card with National Express

If you’re: aged 16-26 or in Full Time Education you qualify for a card
Cost: £12.50 for the year or £30 for 3 years. They are currently offering 50% off to students too, so make sure you purchase a card before you go off to uni!

Senior Coachcard discount with National Express

If you’re: aged over 60 you qualify for a card.
Cost: £12.50 per year. Benefit from £15 day return journeys on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Disabled Coach card with National Express

If you’re: Registered disabled you qualify for a card
Cost: £12.50 per year.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Coach

Travelling by coach has been proven to be one of the most environmentally-friendly forms of public transport. National Express are very proud that they are helping people to cut down on their carbon footprint and want you to join in with cutting down the UK’s carbon emissions, so have created an emissions calculator to enable you to see how big your carbon footprint is and how much you can cut that down by travelling by coach!