Heathrow Terminal 4 to Mile End - travel options by train and buses

Starting at: Heathrow Terminal 4

• Take the 490 bus or 482 bus to Hatton Cross Station
• Change at Hatton Cross Station
• Take the Piccadilly line to Holborn
• Change at Holborn Underground Station
• Take the Central line to Mile End
• Change at Mile End Underground Station

Arrive at: Mile End

Journey time between Heathrow Terminal 4 and Mile End averages at 83 minutes


Stations passed through from Heathrow Terminal 4

  • Starlight Way
  • Hatton Cross Station

Local disruptions

Temporary closure of Heathrow Terminal 4 stations: Due to a significant drop in demand, all flights to/from Heathrow Airport are operating from Terminals 2 & 5 only. The Piccadilly line and TfL Rail stations at Terminal 4 are closed until further notice. All Piccadilly line and TfL Rail services to the airport are operating to/from Heathrow T1,2,3 & 5 stations. To check flight departure and arrivals information, visit Heathrow.com or contact your airline.

Information for customers travelling to Heathrow: Due to changes at the airport, your airline may now operate from a different terminal. Please visit Heathrow.com, or contact your airline to check.

A 15 minute service is operating between Paddington and Heathrow Airport / Reading due to operational restrictions. A normal service running between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Public transport should only be used for essential journeys.

Heathrow Terminal 4: Closed - Due to the temporary closure of Heathrow Airport's terminal 4.


Ticket price information

Fares between two stations may vary depending on the direction of travel, time of day and day of the week.

We charge higher fares at the busiest times of the day (usually between 06:30 and 09:30, and between 16:00 and 19:00, Monday to Friday).

When you pay as you go, you must touch your contactless or Oyster card on a yellow reader at the start and end of your journey.

Some journeys are charged via Zone 1 regardless of the route taken.

If your journey avoids Zone 1 and you see a pink card reader when changing trains, touch your contactless or Oyster card on it to pay the right fare.


Return journey: Mile End to Heathrow Terminal 4


Note, the results are provided by TfL Open Data, but you should check before travelling in case of disruptions.

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