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Average journey time: 1 hour 25 mins

Plaistow to Heathrow Terminal 5

Leave at 10:05 and arrive at 11:29
Journey time 01:24
You will need to make 6 changes

Start with District line to Hammersmith (Dist&Picc Line)

  • West Ham Underground Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
  • Bow Road Underground Station
  • Mile End Underground Station
  • Stepney Green Underground Station
  • Whitechapel Underground Station
  • Aldgate East Underground Station
  • Tower Hill Underground Station
  • Monument Underground Station
  • Cannon Street Underground Station
  • Mansion House Underground Station
  • Blackfriars Underground Station
  • Temple Underground Station
  • Embankment Underground Station
  • Westminster Underground Station
  • St. James's Park Underground Station
  • Victoria Underground Station
  • Sloane Square Underground Station
  • South Kensington Underground Station
  • Gloucester Road Underground Station
  • Earl's Court Underground Station
  • West Kensington Underground Station
  • Barons Court Underground Station
  • Hammersmith (Dist&Picc Line) Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

CIRCLE LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Circle line and parts of the District line services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

Change for Piccadilly line to Heathrow Terminal 5

  • Acton Town Underground Station
  • South Ealing Underground Station
  • Northfields Underground Station
  • Boston Manor Underground Station
  • Osterley Underground Station
  • Hounslow East Underground Station
  • Hounslow Central Underground Station
  • Hounslow West Underground Station
  • Hatton Cross Underground Station
  • Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station
  • Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

METROPOLITAN LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Metropolitan line and parts of the Piccadilly line and Chiltern Railways services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

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    Travel disruption notes

    RATP DEV LONDON STRIKE: RATP Dev London bus services in parts of west, south west and north west London and parts of Surrey may be disrupted on Thursday 15 April. TfL is working hard to minimise potential disruption but customers who need to make journeys are advised to check before they travel. Industrial action would affect services from 00:01 Thursday 15 until 06:00 on Friday 16 April.

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      Travel disruption notes

      We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

      RATP DEV LONDON STRIKE: RATP Dev London bus services in parts of west, south west and north west London and parts of Surrey may be disrupted on Thursday 15 April. TfL is working hard to minimise potential disruption but customers who need to make journeys are advised to check before they travel. Industrial action would affect services from 00:01 Thursday 15 until 06:00 on Friday 16 April.

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        Travel disruption notes

        RATP DEV LONDON STRIKE: RATP Dev London bus services in parts of west, south west and north west London and parts of Surrey may be disrupted on Thursday 15 April. TfL is working hard to minimise potential disruption but customers who need to make journeys are advised to check before they travel. Industrial action would affect services from 00:01 Thursday 15 until 06:00 on Friday 16 April.

        Change for

          Travel disruption notes

          We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

          Plaistow to Heathrow Terminal 5

          Leave at 10:14 and arrive at 11:39
          Journey time 01:25
          You will need to make 6 changes

          Start with District line to Hammersmith (Dist&Picc Line)

          • West Ham Underground Station
          • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
          • Bow Road Underground Station
          • Mile End Underground Station
          • Stepney Green Underground Station
          • Whitechapel Underground Station
          • Aldgate East Underground Station
          • Tower Hill Underground Station
          • Monument Underground Station
          • Cannon Street Underground Station
          • Mansion House Underground Station
          • Blackfriars Underground Station
          • Temple Underground Station
          • Embankment Underground Station
          • Westminster Underground Station
          • St. James's Park Underground Station
          • Victoria Underground Station
          • Sloane Square Underground Station
          • South Kensington Underground Station
          • Gloucester Road Underground Station
          • Earl's Court Underground Station
          • West Kensington Underground Station
          • Barons Court Underground Station
          • Hammersmith (Dist&Picc Line) Underground Station

          Travel disruption notes

          CIRCLE LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Circle line and parts of the District line services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

          NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

          Change for Piccadilly line to Heathrow Terminal 5

          • Acton Town Underground Station
          • South Ealing Underground Station
          • Northfields Underground Station
          • Boston Manor Underground Station
          • Osterley Underground Station
          • Hounslow East Underground Station
          • Hounslow Central Underground Station
          • Hounslow West Underground Station
          • Hatton Cross Underground Station
          • Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station
          • Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station

          Travel disruption notes

          METROPOLITAN LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Metropolitan line and parts of the Piccadilly line and Chiltern Railways services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

          We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

          NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

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            Travel disruption notes

            RATP DEV LONDON STRIKE: RATP Dev London bus services in parts of west, south west and north west London and parts of Surrey may be disrupted on Thursday 15 April. TfL is working hard to minimise potential disruption but customers who need to make journeys are advised to check before they travel. Industrial action would affect services from 00:01 Thursday 15 until 06:00 on Friday 16 April.

            Change for

              Travel disruption notes

              We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

              RATP DEV LONDON STRIKE: RATP Dev London bus services in parts of west, south west and north west London and parts of Surrey may be disrupted on Thursday 15 April. TfL is working hard to minimise potential disruption but customers who need to make journeys are advised to check before they travel. Industrial action would affect services from 00:01 Thursday 15 until 06:00 on Friday 16 April.

              Change for

                Travel disruption notes

                RATP DEV LONDON STRIKE: RATP Dev London bus services in parts of west, south west and north west London and parts of Surrey may be disrupted on Thursday 15 April. TfL is working hard to minimise potential disruption but customers who need to make journeys are advised to check before they travel. Industrial action would affect services from 00:01 Thursday 15 until 06:00 on Friday 16 April.

                Change for

                  Travel disruption notes

                  We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

                  Plaistow to Heathrow Terminal 5

                  Leave at 10:23 and arrive at 11:49
                  Journey time 01:26
                  You will need to make 4 changes

                  Start with District line to Hammersmith (Dist&Picc Line)

                  • West Ham Underground Station
                  • Bromley-by-Bow Underground Station
                  • Bow Road Underground Station
                  • Mile End Underground Station
                  • Stepney Green Underground Station
                  • Whitechapel Underground Station
                  • Aldgate East Underground Station
                  • Tower Hill Underground Station
                  • Monument Underground Station
                  • Cannon Street Underground Station
                  • Mansion House Underground Station
                  • Blackfriars Underground Station
                  • Temple Underground Station
                  • Embankment Underground Station
                  • Westminster Underground Station
                  • St. James's Park Underground Station
                  • Victoria Underground Station
                  • Sloane Square Underground Station
                  • South Kensington Underground Station
                  • Gloucester Road Underground Station
                  • Earl's Court Underground Station
                  • West Kensington Underground Station
                  • Barons Court Underground Station
                  • Hammersmith (Dist&Picc Line) Underground Station

                  Travel disruption notes

                  CIRCLE LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Circle line and parts of the District line services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

                  NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

                  Change for Piccadilly line to Heathrow Terminal 5

                  • Acton Town Underground Station
                  • South Ealing Underground Station
                  • Northfields Underground Station
                  • Boston Manor Underground Station
                  • Osterley Underground Station
                  • Hounslow East Underground Station
                  • Hounslow Central Underground Station
                  • Hounslow West Underground Station
                  • Hatton Cross Underground Station
                  • Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station
                  • Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station

                  Travel disruption notes

                  METROPOLITAN LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Metropolitan line and parts of the Piccadilly line and Chiltern Railways services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

                  We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

                  NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

                  Change for

                    Travel disruption notes

                    RATP DEV LONDON STRIKE: RATP Dev London bus services in parts of west, south west and north west London and parts of Surrey may be disrupted on Thursday 15 April. TfL is working hard to minimise potential disruption but customers who need to make journeys are advised to check before they travel. Industrial action would affect services from 00:01 Thursday 15 until 06:00 on Friday 16 April.

                    Change for

                      Travel disruption notes

                      We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

                      RATP DEV LONDON STRIKE: RATP Dev London bus services in parts of west, south west and north west London and parts of Surrey may be disrupted on Thursday 15 April. TfL is working hard to minimise potential disruption but customers who need to make journeys are advised to check before they travel. Industrial action would affect services from 00:01 Thursday 15 until 06:00 on Friday 16 April.

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                      Average journey time: 4 hours 05 mins

                      Cycle

                      Average journey time: 2 hours 51 mins

                      Return journey: Heathrow Terminal 5 to Plaistow

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