East Croydon to Heathrow Terminal 5 - travel options by train and buses

Starting at: East Croydon

• Take the Southern to London Victoria
• Change at London Victoria Rail Station
• Take the District line to Hammersmith (Dist&Picc Line)
• Change at Hammersmith (Dist&Picc Line) Underground Station
• Take the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Terminal 5
• Change at Heathrow Terminal 5 Underground Station

Arrive at: Heathrow Terminal 5

Journey time between East Croydon and Heathrow Terminal 5 averages at 80 minutes


Stations passed through from East Croydon

  • Clapham Junction Rail Station
  • London Victoria Rail Station

Local disruptions

This station is likely to be very busy between 05:45-08:15 and 16:00-17:30. Where possible travel outside of these times and consider cycling or walking, including parts of your journey. Entry is expected to be busy, please expect to queue to enter so we can help maintain the national 2 metre social distancing. Interchange is also expected to be busy. You are advised, where possible, to avoid the station during the busiest times by taking the most direct route.

EAST CROYDON STATION: This station is likely to be very busy between 05:45-08:15 and 16:00-17:30. Where possible travel outside of these times and consider cycling or walking, including parts of your journey. Entry is expected to be busy, please expect to queue to enter so we can help maintain the national 2 metre social distancing. Interchange is also expected to be busy. You are advised, where possible, to avoid the station during the busiest times by taking the most direct route.

Most Tube station ticket machines are only accepting bank cards. You can top up using your contactless and Oyster account, the TfL Oyster and contactless app or an Oyster ticket stop. Ticket machines at all London Overground and DLR stations are still accepting cash.

All British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia flights now operate from Terminal 5. All other airlines are operating from Terminal 2. For up to date terminal information please visit Heathrow.com or contact your airline directly


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: Heathrow Terminal 5 to East Croydon


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

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