National Express Heathrow Airport
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, National Express will be suspending all their service until further notice.
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!
Using a dedicated coach service from National Express means that you will also save money on airport parking which can sometimes be located quite a way from the terminals. This way you will be dropped of at the terminal door!
Latest Coach Travel to Heathrow Offers from National Express
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!
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.
National Express coaches will pick 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.
Between Heathrow Airport Terminals
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 Heathrow 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-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
Students and Young People
For full time students and young people aged 16-26 National Express offer some brilliant discounts and special offers though their Young Persons Coachcard. The Young Persons Coachcard is just £10 a year (plus £2 P&P) and will save 1/3 off all standard fares throughout the UK for 12 months. No restrictions on peak and off peak travel times, including public holidays, bank holidays and weekends. Also, if you are planning a trip to an event or festival, the Young Persons Coachcard can now save you 10% off. So if you fall into this category and travel by coach regularly or are planning a few trips, you could save a lot of money!
If you are over 60 years old, you will qualify for an automatic discount on coach travel with National Express. The Senior Coachcard saves you 1/3 on standard fares to hundreds of UK towns, cities and airports for just £10 (plus £2 p&p) a year. No restrictions on peak and off peak travel times, including public holidays, bank holidays and weekends. Buy a Senior Coachcard online and save money every time you visit your family and friends. Find out more and apply for a Senior Coachcard today and may your adventures continue!
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!