Fast Trains and express trains are the more costly option. London is served by fast trains to other major cities and to France via the Channel Tunnel.
London's Heathrow offers conventional trains, express and normal, and also tube(underground or subway) to the center of London. Prices vary greatly. Bus and tube are the least expensive options.
Taxis make the 20-40 minute trip to Central London for around 60 Pounds
Commuter rail is extensive in the suburbs of London and can allow a stay outside the city while providing access within an hour to the central parts of London.
London is surrounded by suburban towns that offer rail and bus service. Many of these suburban towns offer several options for transportation from the suburbs to the city of London: fast commuter trains, sower trains, metro (tube) and bus. Price and speed might determine your choice.
The Heathrow Express train runs every 15 minutes into London to the Paddington Station. (About 2 miles north and west of Trafalgar Square) The cost is 18 pounds for a single (one way) and 34 for a round trip ticket, The trip takes about 20 minutes. (tel. 0845 600 1515, Web www.heathrowexpress.com See website for details.
The "Heathrow Connect" Rail Service
The Heathrow Connect Rail Service runs every half hour and connects to Paddington Station. The cost is 9.10 pounds (single)17.80, round trip. www.heathrowconnect.com
The Piccadilly line connects to London in one hour. Trains run every few minutes and cost 5.30 pounds one way. Exit at Picadilly Circus for the St James or Westminiter sections of the city
Coaches run to Victoria Station in London every thirty minutes and make the trip in one hour for 6 pounds (single, one way) and 11 Pounds for a round trip ticket. www.nationalexpress.com
When you exit customs at Heathrow, a long series of escalators (people movers) and corridors will convey you to the bus and train stations.
Buses go by Route numbers. The buses go to many suburban towns such as Watford Junction where you find good rail and bus service to much of Londan and England. Destinations and bus numbers are listed on large lighted display panels in the bus and train stations. Information booths are available also.
The bus trip to an outlying town such as Watford Junction, Wimbleton, Windsor, or Stansted might cost as much as 8 pounds. Pay the driver on the bus. The driver will make change.