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Carmen
Virginia Beach

London

transport from Heathrow

What is the best way to go from Heathrow Airport to Kensington Gardens?


10 Answers

top answer by
Chris from London

Hi Carmen 

2 Options for you.


Heathrow Express is expensive (about 21 GBP one way). Heathrow Connect runs on the same line, a little cheaper and much slower as it stops everywhere along the way.

Getting on the tube is just as easy for you and much cheaper. I would pick up an Oyster card.


Check Transport for London's website to plan each journey:

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

Hope this helps.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. London Paddington Railway Station (PAD) (attraction)
  2. High Street Kensington Station Bus Stop (attraction)
  3. Earl's Court London Underground Station (attraction)
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answered first by
Courtney from Los Angeles

I would take Heathrow Connect Paddington (PAD) to Heathrow (HXX) train to Paddington and then walk over. It's really cheap and very, very efficient! 


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  1. Heathrow Connect Paddington (PAD) to Heathrow (HXX) train (attraction)
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answered by
Rosa

Hi Carmen, if you are on a budget, take the tube (i.e. the Underground) to Gloucester Road London Underground Station, then get on the 49 bus north. That comes out at the bottom of Kensington Gardens, at the top of Gloucester Road (let it turn left first, then get off at the big hotel and walk into the gardens). ALternatively, take the Paddington Express to London Paddington Railway Station (PAD), then jump on the tube to Bayswater and walk. I would go for the first option, although it takes a little more time to sit on the tube than the Paddington Express - it does take ages to walk to the terminal at Heathrow Airport. Lastly, if you wanted to take a taxi from Paddington, that would be the easiest - just go to the queue of black cabs at the side of the station!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Kensington Gardens (attraction)
  2. London Paddington Railway Station (PAD) (attraction)
  3. Heathrow Airport (attraction)
  4. Gloucester Road London Underground Station (attraction)
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answered by
Ian from Eastbourne

There's a rail station at Heathrow Airport, from there catch a train to London Paddington Railway Station (PAD). Once you're at Paddington head to the Underground and take the District Line towards Wimbledon Railway Station (WIM) or Circle Line towards Hammersmith (H&C Line). Jump off at Kensington, it'll take about 30 minutes.

The Transport For London website has all the route planning tools you need. 

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Heathrow Airport (attraction)
  2. London Paddington Railway Station (PAD) (attraction)
  3. Hammersmith (neighborhood)
  4. Kensington (neighborhood)
  5. Wimbledon Railway Station (WIM) (attraction)
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answered by
Gabriele from London

You can take the Piccadilly Line straight from Heathrow Airport (any terminal) to South Kensington, and then it's pretty much about how you want to move (bus, walking) from there!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Heathrow Airport (attraction)
  2. South Kensington (neighborhood)
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answered by
Derick from Seattle, Washington

If you want to get quickly to your destination and are single, I would recommend taking the Heathrow Express, which takes you to London Paddington Railway Station (PAD) and then take a cab, which is a short ride to Kensington Gardens. If you are traveling with a family, it may be cheaper and less hassles to take a cab from the airport.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. London Paddington Railway Station (PAD) (attraction)
  2. Kensington Gardens (attraction)
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answered by
Neil from Cambridge

As long as I have few enough bags that I can hold on to them simultaneously, I would take the tube (London Underground). Check Google Maps, but you'll basically be taking the Piccadilly Line into London, and maybe changing lines once to get to Kensington Gardens.

If you have too much luggage for that, a pre-booked cab (not a black cab you hail down on the street), is probably your next best option.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. London (city)
  2. Kensington Gardens (attraction)
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answered by
Eliot from London

Take the Piccadilly line (tube) to Knightsbridge and walk. Don't bother with the (more expensive) Heathrow Express, which goes to Paddington.


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answered by
James

The London Underground takes you almost straight there. It'll take an hour or so, and it's very cheap (in comparison to anything else) - probably less than $10. A taxi will cost probably over $150.


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answered by
Abby from Cincinnati

Are you renting a car? If so, find out what time of day you are arriving in order to avoid traffic on the motorways. One possible way is to hire a driver. Just give them the address and they will get you there. Heathrow Airport also offers shuttles to some places so you could always find out if they have on going towards Kensington. In my opinion, the best option is to take the Tube. It's not a terribly long ride, and if it's your first time in London it can be quite exciting.


Feel free to contact me with any questions!


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Heathrow Airport (attraction)
  2. Kensington (neighborhood)
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