Prepare for a longer journey: Travel disruptions to Heathrow Airport this weekend

Jan 31, 2020

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If you’re travelling to or from Heathrow this weekend, you may want to reconsider your route, as there will be major disruption to the Piccadilly Line, according to the TfL website.

Closures will start from 1:45 a.m. to 3:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, during which time there will be no service between Hyde Park Corner and Heathrow.

From 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, there will be no service from Hammersmith to Heathrow and Uxbridge until the end of Sunday.

Passengers can still opt to take the Tube to Hammersmith where it’s possible to continue the journey to Heathrow via bus.

Thankfully, there are several rail alternatives to get passengers to the airport on time this weekend.

Heathrow Express 

Heathrow Express takes passengers from London Paddington station directly to Heathrow in as few as 15 minutes. Passengers can expect the service to be busier than usual, owing to the closure of the Piccadilly Line.

Related reading: Heathrow Express now offers £5.50 advance fares 7 days per week

The Heathrow Express website states that the company will be adding additional services to help keep passengers moving.

The extra services are scheduled as follows:

Saturday, 1 February:

  • London Paddington 4:39 a.m. Departure ⇒ Heathrow Terminal 5 5 a.m. Arrival
  • London Paddington 11:55 p.m. Departure ⇒ Heathrow Terminal 5 12:16 a.m. (+1) Arrival
  • Heathrow Terminal 5  11:53 p.m. Departure ⇒ London Paddington 12:14 a.m. (+1) Arrival

Sunday, 2 February:

  • Heathrow Terminal 5  12:27 a.m. Departure ⇒ London Paddington 12:48 a.m. Arrival
  • London Paddington 4:42 a.m. Departure ⇒ Heathrow Terminal 5 5:03 a.m. Arrival
  • London Paddington 11:55 p.m. Departure ⇒ Heathrow Terminals 5 0:16 a.m. (+1) Arrival

Monday, 3 February:

  • Heathrow Terminal 5 12:12 a.m. Departure ⇒ London Paddington 12:33 a.m. Arrival
  • Heathrow Terminal 5 12:27 a.m. Departure ⇒ London Paddington 12:48 a.m. Arrival

One-way anytime tickets cost £22.

Southwestern Railway

For those living in Central or Southwestern London, a little-known option to get to Heathrow is via Southwestern Railway’s service from London Waterloo to Feltham. From there, you can take a short Uber ride or even a bus to your terminal.

The fast train continues to stations further afield, but only takes 26 minutes at its quickest from Waterloo and 18 minutes from Clapham Junction and runs at approximately 30-minute intervals throughout the weekend.

A one-way from Waterloo will set you back a mere £7.60 and from Clapham Junction just £5.20.

Related reading: The best way to get from Heathrow Airport to London

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