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How to get to Heathrow from Kings Cross
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Katy W
Old 16-03-2008, 7:52 AM
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Default How to get to Heathrow from Kings Cross

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Can anyone advise me on the best way to get from Kings Cross to Heathrow airport. I get into Kings Cross at 7:30pm with my 11 year old daughter and 2 suitcases. I don't really want to take the tube. Does anyone know how much a taxi will be to Heathrow. Or even to Paddington as I think I can get the Heathrow connect from there. Any advice would be great.

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Any reason for no tube travel? The quickest way would be:

Quickest way ; heathrow express -> paddington
Circle / Met line from paddington -> Kings X

If you can't get the tube, think of it more as 'how to get from paddington to Kings X'
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Hi

My daughter doesn't really like the tube, would it be expensive to get to Paddington not using the tube.
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Look at the Heathrow Connect service

Travel Toolkit for London has the other options
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Heathrow connect is a train.. not the underground. It's a bit expensive, but it's really quick (15 mins) and a really nice train - not busy, decent seats

I work next to Paddington station and know it pretty well

You could get the 390 bus from Paddington to Kings cross (42 mins) or just hop in a taxi.
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Thanks for everyone's help
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Heathrow connect is a train.. not the underground. It's a bit expensive, but it's really quick (15 mins) and a really nice train - not busy, decent seats

I work next to Paddington station and know it pretty well

You could get the 390 bus from Paddington to Kings cross (42 mins) or just hop in a taxi.
It takes 25 minutes. The HEX does the journey in 15 minutes

She has two suitcases :confused:
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Remember that the tube to Heathrow is above ground for a lot of the journey.

It is a lot cheaper as well - £4 each. It will be at least that for a taxi to Paddington, plus an expensive rail fare on top.
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The tube does take ages - about 60 minutes, but it is cheap as a previous poster said, and faffing about with a cab etc to paddington will take just as long. That time in the morning the tube will be fairly quiet too.
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