London has five airports, located in the southeast. They are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, London City, and Southend. All these airports offer international flights but differ in size and facilities.

In order to get from London Airport on your holiday or business trip or even stay at the airport, you can save time and money by booking one of the available airport transfer services.

If you are looking for a cheap, reliable, and convenient London airport taxi service, then look no further. Make sure that you get to your destination on time, so you can also use the tube, coach, or train. Find out more below.

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London airports

London has six major airports: London City Airport, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, London Luton Airport, London Stansted Airport and London Southend Airport.

London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports have express train services into central London.

London City Airport and Heathrow are connected to the Tube.

If you are looking for a coach, National Express and easyBus offer transfers to central London.

You can also book a private airport transfer or rent a car. There are car rental desks on all airports.

London Heathrow Airport Transfer

Train – The Heathrow Express and TfL Rail. The Heathrow Express connects all five terminals and London Paddington station. TfL Rail connects terminals 2, 3, and 4 and London Paddington Station.

Tube – Heathrow is on the Piccadilly line and you can use your Oyster card.

Coach – National Express runs between Heathrow and Victoria Coach Station.

London Gatwick Airport Transfer

Train – Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services. The Gatwick Express runs between London Victoria and the South Terminal train station every 15 minutes.

Coach – EasyBus and National Express. National Express runs between Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick. EasyBuss takes you to central London via Waterloo, Victoria or Earl’s Court.

London Stansted Airport Transfers

Train – The Stansted Express goes to London Liverpool Street. 

Coach – National Express and Airport Bus Express run between Stansted and central London stops.

London City Airport Transfers

Tube – This airport has its own stop on the DLR, London City Airport DLR Station. You can pay with Oyster card, Visitor Oyster or contactless payment.

London Southend Airport Transfers

Train – trains run from this airport to London Liverpool Street Station.

Coach – The National Express runs between Southend-on-Sea and central London stops.

London Luton Airport Transfers

Train – trains run between this airport and central London every 20 minutes at peak times.

Coach – The National Express connects Luton and central London.

Public Transport

London has a wide and developed transport network that includes underground (tube), train and bus systems. Public transport in London is one of the world’s largest and most expensive. It includes both private and public services. 


All buses in London are cash-free, so you’ll need an Oyster card, Travelcard or contactless payment card. 

Bus fare is £1.65 and it includes unlimited journeys within one hour of touching in. If you use the same payment card for your day’s journey, no matter how many buses and trams you take it will never cost you more than £4.95 total.

All 5-11 year old’s don’t need a Zip Oyster photocard and can travel for free on buses and trams. 

11-15 year old’s can travel for free with a Zip Oyster photocard.

You can get 7 Day, Monthly or Annual Bus & Tram Pass.

See London bus map

London Underground/The Tube

The London Underground is divided into 9 zones and has 11 lines. Zone 1 is central London, while zones 6-9 are on the outskirts of London.

Cash fare for a single journey in zone 1 is £6.30, but with an Oyster card or contactless payment card is £2.50. There are discounts available for children, students and elderly.

See London Tube map

Dockland Light Railway (DLR)

Docklands Light Railway is a driverless train network. DLR has interchanges with the Tube at Bank, Tower Hill and Canary Wharf.

Fares are the same as the Tube and you can pay with Oyster cards, Travelcard or contactless payment card.

See DLR map