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Travel from Heathrow to Waterloo Station

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Travel from Heathrow to Waterloo Station

What is the best way to get 4 people from Hearthrow to Waterloo Station?

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1. Re: Travel from Heathrow to Waterloo Station

I would be inclined to take the tube (subway) from Heathrow to Leicester Square, change to the northern line and head south to Waterloo.

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The way I would probably do it is bus to Feltham station then train to Waterloo, but there's numerous possible combinations depending on whether you are looking for cheapness, speed or comfort/convenience.

For 4 people a prebooked taxi might be cost effective, not THAT expensive per head and easy.

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If you are going to make a return journey, and travel around london on the Tube and buses whilst here, it will be worth you while in purchasing PAYG Oyster Cards at Heathrow.

see travel article at top right hand corner of this page.

It also explains about the 2-4-1 offers at attractions if you purchase paper travelcards - you can purchase these from the main train (not tube) station at Waterloo.

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I would start with asking why you are going to Waterloo. Is it to catch a train somewhere in which case there may be a better way to get there, or is it to get to a hotel or similar and the station is a useful landmark?

I would finish by asking what time of day and week, whether you have a lot of luggage that will be difficult to deal with, and whether for you "best" means lowest cost, or convenience, or something else.

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There is no 'best' way.

There is the cheapest way, the fastest way, ways that are better if you have limited luggage and ways if you have heavy luggage (more than one case per person).

Terminals and time of day also may heavily influence decisions.

In other words you'll get a better answer if you expand on your original post addressing the above kind of factors.

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Have just done the Heathrow to Waterloo route a couple of days ago with one suitcase. I bought my oyster card at Heathrow tube station then went to Green Park station and changed lines, cant remember name of line, to Waterloo. There is a lift at Green Park station so that made it easy. I am staing at a hotel near Waterloo and was a bit anxious about the trek but really, it was easy.

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+1 to what joe and handfordr said. Without knowing a bit more the 'best' choice for one set of parameters may not be the best for others.

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It would be much better if you explain where you are ultimately heading, which terminal you are arriving at, and how "mobile" you are with your luggage. One option is a pre-booked car service that will take you to your hotel door to door, and will cost about £35-40. Of the many possible public transport scenarios/options, here are three -

1) If you are going to a hotel at County Hall. then Westminster is a closer station. Take the Piccadilly line tube to Hammersmith and make a very easy cross-platform change to the District line for Westminster. Then walk across Westminster Bridge to County Hall. Tube fare is £5 cash, £4.50 peak/£2.70 off peak on Oyster or could be absorbed into a travelcard if you travel after 9.30am.

2) For Waterloo station by tube, Piccadilly line to Green Park, then Jubilee line to Waterloo. The easiest way to change lines is to sit at the back of the train, and at Green Park follow the exit ("Way Out") signs, and take the escalator up to the ticket hall, and then down to the Jubilee platforms.

3) Another route to Waterloo is to take a bus to Feltham railway station, and then national rail to Waterloo. From T1-3 it's the 285 bus and from T4 and T5 it's the 490. The cost is slightly more expensive than the tube. However, if you are going to Waterloo to catch a train, this is the way to do it, as you can most likely get the onward train at Clapham Junction rather than going all the way to Waterloo.


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