Getting to Heathrow by Coach or Bus
Heathrow Airport has one of the busiest coach stations in the UK. There are frequent services connecting Heathrow with more than 500 local and national destinations. There are various coach operators and National Express is the largest.
Some of the towns with direct services from Heathrow are Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford, Cambridge and Glasgow.
Most coaches pick up and set down passengers at the central bus station (CBS), which is located close to Terminals 1, 2 and 3 however, some services stop outside the terminals. Please check with the operator for exact information.
National Express has taken it's Flightlink, Jetlink and Speedlink coaches running between Heathrow and Gatwick and created National Express Airport, giving you a better service with many more coaches operating between the airports.
The National Express 700 runs every 15 - 20 minutes from outside Terminals 1, 3 and 4. It takes approximately 70 minutes to Gatwick's North and South Terminals and the cost is £17.00 for an adult and £12.00 for a child each way. After 12:00 the service operates every 30 minutes until 22:30. Tickets can be purchased at the Bus and Coach Information desk located in Terminals 1, 3 and 4 or on the bus, subject to availability. The coaches pick up at arrivals level of Terminals 1, 3 and 4 and set down at departures level. For Terminal 2, coaches pick up and set down at departures level.
National Express coaches (707/ 717/ 727/ 797) operate ½ hourly to Gatwick and the journey takes approximately 70 minutes. Coaches run from the central bus station at Heathrow for Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and from outside Terminal 4 arrivals. They set down outside Gatwick North and South Terminals. Adult fares are £14.00 single and £20.00 return and child fares are £7.00 single and £10.00 return. Tickets can be purchased from the Travel Centre at the central bus station or from the Bus and Coach Information Desk on the forecourt of Terminal 4 arrivals.
The average journey time between Heathrow and Gatwick is approximately 80 minutes depending on traffic and time of day. Journeys may take longer at peak traffic times. Further information 08705 757 747 www.nationalexpress.com.
There is also a frequent 'Airbus' service, the A5 from Victoria coach station, London. The first service leaves London at 06.35 and the last being 23.25. During the day there is an hourly service departing Victoria at 25 minutes past the hour. Journey time to Gatwick is approx. 90 minutes. The A5 service connects to both the North & South terminals. Information: 0870 574 7777