We do not advise students to travel into London by taxi as taxi fares from the airports are around £50 or more.
The London Underground (The Tube)
If you need to use the Tube to travel into central London from Heathrow, you will use the ‘Piccadilly’ line. This is always shown on Tube maps (available at all Tube stations) as a dark blue line. Each Tube route is a different colour, which makes it easy to see which train you need to take to reach a particular stop such as London Euston.
You must buy your ticket before getting on the Tube. Tickets can be bought from machines or a ticket kiosk, where you will also be able to ask for advice about your journey. Ticket prices are worked out according to the number of zones you are travelling through – zones are shown on the Tube map. You may need to show the ticket to an inspector on the Tube and you will need it at the end of your journey to get out of the station.
The Tube is not an easy way to travel if you have a lot of heavy luggage, particularly if you have to change from one line to another.
London Transport: +44 (0)20 7 222 1234
Web: The Tube