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The central coach station is the busiest bus station in the UK and was extensively refurbished in 2005. Managed under contract by National Express.
The station was first constructed in the early 1970's. Notable improvements in the 2005 construction include an inflatable 1100 m² translucent roof structure, which was the basis of the new three floors high and column free station. The self supporting canopy is also transparent, allowing the space to be naturally lit during daylight hours.
Most coach services at terminals 1,2 and 3 actually terminate and depart from the central bus station. The central bus station is open 24 hours a day and includes a covered travel centre in the middle with a ticket office for purchasing tickets on the day along with a newsagent/confectionary shop, cafe Nero, information desk, ticket machines and dedicated national Express desk. Please note while the bus station is open 24 hours the Travel centre is not 24 hours, and is open 06.00 till 22.30.

The central bus station is linked to all 5 terminals via the Heathrow help Bus. This is a free service for passengers with disabilities which operates between 06.00 till 23.00. This service can also be requested using the phone at help points or by calling direct on 020 8745 6261.

Bus routes at the bus station:
75/76 - 77 - 78 - 105 -111 -140 - 285 - 441 - 555 - 724 - A10 - A40 - N9 - U3 - X26
for detailed information see the local bus section

Parking: There is no parking actually within the bus station but you can use the short term car parks at terminals 1, 2 or 3 which surround it. The station is clearly signposted from all terminals.
From Bus Station to other terminals: To terminal 1,2 or 3 there is a walkway below the station. If you are able bodied and without luggage you can actually just cross at street level to the terminals but you will need to cross the busy airport roads. For terminals 4 and 5 see the Travel Between Terminals Section.

Heathrow Central Bus Station

Below the station is the Heathrow Express station where a free service links the station with terminal 5. Alongside this service is the Heathrow Connect which links for free to terminal 4.
The station is well sign posted from all terminals.

Central Bus Sttaion Sign

Terminals 1,2 and 3 are all well sign posted for the coach station. You can reach here by both leaving your terminal at ground level and crossing the busy ring road around the inner of Heathrow or using the below ground walk way. If you follow the signs as above this will take you to the underground lift up to the station. The lift is opposite the Underground entrance. If arriving at the bus station you can again use the lift to get to all terminals.

Central Bus Station Lift

The Railair services normally uses stands 1-3 which are on the side of the bus station away from the main stands. Most of the National Express Coaches pick up from the main stands in the centre of the station in a covered area and with a dedicated covered waiting area.



All services are clearly marked on the information board along with their stand numbers

central bus station information board
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