Coaches to Heathrow

Coach tickets to Heathrow from Oxford, Lewknor or High Wycombe

Your holiday starts here

Want to start enjoying your holiday a little sooner?

With the airline coach service, it begins before you even reach the airport; on luxury coaches running throughout the day and night between Oxford, High Wycombe to Heathrow Airport. You will benefit from:

  • Direct connections to the terminal building
  • No driving, no parking, no shuttles
  • Competitive fares, cheaper than a taxi
  • Convenient stop locations in Oxford
  • Extra leg room, USB charging and free WiFi on-board
  • Mobile app, enabling you to track your bus, view live departures and buy tickets

Timetables

Timetables for the airline between Heathrow and Oxford

Please ensure you are at the bus stop at least 10 mins before the coach is due.

The arrival times provided on these timetables are estimates and can be affected by traffic. Please allow sufficient time between coach arrival and flight check in time – we recommend 1 hour.

Travel times (subject to traffic conditions):

  • Oxford to Heathrow Terminal 5 – 80 mins
  • Oxford to Heathrow Central Bus Station – 90 mins
the airline timetable from 28th May 2023
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We are pleased to announce that the airline coach services between Oxford, High Wycombe, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports will be increased from 28th May 2023. The daytime service between Oxford and Heathrow Airport will be enhanced to operate up to every 20 minutes, with an additional 12 departures operating in each direction to meet the growing demand.

Timetable valid from 28th May 2023 (PDF, 265.25 KB)


Fares

The airline fares

Important: contactless payments of up to £100 are accepted on our coaches. If you are unable to pay with cash and the value of your ticket is higher than this, you can still purchase tickets through our app or book online.

Oxford – Heathrow

Children are defined as 5-15 years old. Children under the age of 5 years can travel for free.

Group tickets are valid for up to 4 people (must include at least one adult).

Period return tickets: give you the flexibility to make your return journey within 1 month.

2 trips and 12 trips tickets: valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Fixed date return tickets: choose a specific date and time for both your outbound and inbound trip, and your seat is reserved in both directions. These tickets must be purchased at least 12 hours before travel.

Flexible return tickets: choose a specific date and time for the first leg of your trip (which guarantees your seat), and then return any time within 12 months.

High Wycombe – Heathrow

Lewknor – Oxford

Heathrow – Gatwick

Heathrow commuters

Commute to Heathrow from Oxford or High Wycombe? Purchase a Colleague Carnet ticket for the Airline coach service on the Oxford Bus mobile App.

  • Oxford – Heathrow Colleague Carnet: 12 single trips for £90 – 57% less than buying return tickets on the coach.
  • High Wycombe – Heathrow Colleague Carnet: 12 single trips for £70 – 38% less than buying return tickets on the coach.

Team Heathrow colleagues can find out more about free travel at the airport by visiting the dedicated page on the Heathrow airport website.

Travel more regularly? If you’re commuting between High Wycombe and the airport, you can purchase an annual pass for £1000. This has the added benefit of including travel on all Carousel Buses local services, meaning you can get around Buckinghamshire hassle-free.

The pass is only available on an Oxford Bus Company smartcard – click here to find out more.

Note: in order to use these passes you must carry your Heathrow ID with you (obtainable only from the Heathrow ID Centre).


Stops

Where to get on and off

Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport Interactive Map

Terminal 1, 2 or 3

Central Bus Station is a short walk from Terminals 1, 2 & 3. Lifts, escalators and moving walkways are available to help with the journey.

Terminal 4

Using Terminal 4?
Free underground and shuttle trains are available for transfers between Terminals 2/3 and Terminal 4.

Terminal 5

Using Terminal 5? Our airline coach leaves from stand 10 at the arrivals concourse to take you to Oxford.

Free travel for all at Heathrow Airport

Free travel is available between Heathrow terminals on trains, the Tube and the H30 bus. A contactless card or Oyster is required to open the ticket gates at train and Tube stations.

The H30 bus also serves BA Waterside and Compass Centre before about 05:00 and operates to Cargo Area throughout the day.

Find out more, and view the Heathrow Free Travel Map on Heathrow airport’s website – www.heathrow.com/localbuses.

Team Heathrow colleagues can find out more about free travel at the airport by visiting the dedicated page on the Heathrow airport website.

Oxford

High Wycombe

The coach stop is located at High Wycombe Coachway (Handy Cross). The site is easily accessible by local bus services and there is plenty of parking available if you’re arriving by car.

Lewknor

The coach stop (for travel towards the airports) is located just off the M40, near the village of Lewknor. Please see the map below for more information.

For travel towards Oxford please note that the stop towards Oxford is located several hundred yards away – click here to view on Google Maps.

Heathrow FAQs

For payment on board the coach, we accept contactless card (including Apple Pay and Google Pay) up to £100 and cash in GBP. You can also book your ticket in advance using our online booking system, or buy a flexible ticket on the Oxford Bus app.

Unfortunately, pets are not carried on our coach services except for registered guide/assistance dogs.

We do not require a physical copy of your booking confirmation. You can save your ticket on your device and scan the QR code upon boarding. Please show the PDF ticket, and not a screenshot.

Bookings must be made at least 12 hours in advance of travel. If you missed the booking window, don’t worry, you can buy your ticket from the coach driver upon boarding or via the Oxford Bus app.

Central Bus Station is a short walk from Terminals 1, 2 & 3. Lifts, escalators and moving walkways are available to help with the journey. Click here to see an interactive map on the Heathrow Airport website (opens in a new tab).

Don’t worry! Tickets booked for travel from either Heathrow or Gatwick airport may be used up to 24 hours before or after the service you have booked for. For travel from Oxford to Heathrow and Gatwick, your ticket may be used up to 2 hours before or after the service you have booked for. In both instances however, no seat can be guaranteed.

Parking for up to 96 hours is available at High Wycombe Coachway, which is within the High Wycombe Park & Ride site at Handy Cross. Find out more by clicking here

We strongly recommend you aim to arrive at the airport at least 1 hour before check-in for your flight opens. This is to ensure you have extra time in case of unexpected delays.

Our coaches have many facilities to ensure you can travel in comfort and arrive feeling as relaxed as possible. These include toilets, WiFi, USB charging points and climate control, to name a few.

Don’t worry! Return tickets can be upgraded if, for example, you need to change the airport you’re travelling to or from. If you have a fixed-date return and you need to come back later, this can also be upgraded. Just ask your driver.

Please note that single tickets, period passes (e.g. 1 week, 4 week) and multi-trip tickets cannot be upgraded.

A seat can only be reserved for a specific coach by making an advance booking online. Paper tickets purchased on board, app trips and key smartcard journeys do not guarantee a seat; these can be used flexibly on any departure within their validity. Don’t worry, we always keep over half of the coach available for passengers who arrive without bookings.

We recommend aiming to arrive at the bus stop at least 10 minutes before the coach is due to depart. Please ensure you are ready to pay or have your ticket/booking to hand.

We understand that flights can be delayed or occasionally arrive earlier than planned. To give you peace of mind, you have 24 hours’ flexibility either side of the chosen time for journeys from the airport. You can therefore board an earlier or later departure, as needed. Your existing booking will still be valid, though your seat is only guaranteed on the exact departure on which you are booked.

Our coaches are not equipped with special car seats for babies/toddlers. You are welcome to bring your own but if this is not convenient, the child can be seated on your lap.

You are allowed to stow two suitcases (up to 20kg each) in the luggage hold of the vehicle and take one small item of hand luggage on board the coach. A surcharge of £5 is payable per additional suitcase.

Large items such as skis, trunks and cycles can only be transported if space permits and this is at the driver’s discretion. A surcharge of £5 is payable per large item. Items must be suitably packaged. Whilst we take every care possible to ensure the safe carriage of your items, we still strongly recommend that you take out insurance.

Yes, all our coaches are fitted with lifts and we welcome wheelchair users on board. In order to avoid unnecessary delays, we ask that you advise us if you will be travelling in a wheelchair by contacting us in advance. You can do this by emailing [email protected] or calling 01865 785400.

The journey between Oxford and Heathrow takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. When planning your journey, please ensure you allow plenty of time for unexpected delays. We recommend aiming to arrive at the airport at least 1 hour prior to your check-in opening time.

The journey between High Wycombe and Heathrow takes approximately 40 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. When planning your journey, please ensure you allow plenty of time for unexpected delays. We recommend aiming to arrive at the airport at least 1 hour prior to your check-in opening time.