Best Affordable Airport Transfers
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Best Affordable Airport Transfers

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Skip the sky-high cab fares from the airport by using these smart—and less expensive—alternatives.

London (Heathrow)

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Best Taxi Alternative: Heathrow Express train.

Fare: $25.

Time to Downtown: 15 minutes to central London.

Drawback: A London cab ride can be a great experience.

Taxi Facts: Averages between 30 and 60 minutes and costs $60–$120.

Bottom Line: Not only is this the fastest way to get from the airport to central London, but the trains even have free Wi-Fi. They depart every 15 minutes, from just past 5 a.m. to nearly midnight. Take the train to Paddington Station, where you can also check in for your return flight and avoid the lines at the airport counter.

Best Affordable Airport Transfers

London (Heathrow)

Best Taxi Alternative: Heathrow Express train.

Fare: $25.

Time to Downtown: 15 minutes to central London.

Drawback: A London cab ride can be a great experience.

Taxi Facts: Averages between 30 and 60 minutes and costs $60–$120.

Bottom Line: Not only is this the fastest way to get from the airport to central London, but the trains even have free Wi-Fi. They depart every 15 minutes, from just past 5 a.m. to nearly midnight. Take the train to Paddington Station, where you can also check in for your return flight and avoid the lines at the airport counter.

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