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Official Heathrow Airport Taxi Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com recommends the official Heathrow Airport taxi service.

This is a reliable and safe form of ground transportation and reasonably priced for London.

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** Be aware that unofficial or pirate taxis operate at Heathrow Airport and we have given them different safety recommendations as discussed below.

Official Heathrow Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Heathrow Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (GBP or Pound Sterling). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Heathrow Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different.

  • Central London GBP 40-70 Travel time: 30-60 minutes

    Fares by mileage:

    One mile GBP 4.40-8   Travel time: 5-12 minutes
    Two miles GBP 6.90-11.60   Travel time: 8-15 minutes
    Four miles GBP 11-21   Travel time: 15-30 minutes
    Six miles GBP 17-32   Travel time: 20-40 minutes

London Taxi Payment: Cash • Credit Cards
  • Always confirm with your Heathrow Airport taxi driver if they take credit or bank cards and if there are any card fees.

London Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Recommended in london only, otherwise optional, 10-15% in London, GBP 1-2 elsewhere

Official Heathrow Airport Taxi Details

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Travelling by taxi is one of the most flexible ways to get around London. Services operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year subject to local availability. London licensed taxis stop at the taxi ranks outside each Heathrow Airport terminal.

The journey time to central London takes between 30 minutes to an hour. Journeys which are both inside London and within 20 miles of LHR Heathrow Airport are priced using the taxi meter. The fare for travel outside London should be agreed beforehand with the driver. All black taxis operating from the official Heathrow taxi rank are licensed.

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It is illegal for anybody, including a licensed taxi or private hire driver or operator to approach you offering a journey for payment. This is known as touting. Always use a licensed private hire operator or taxi. Licensed private hire drivers must have a licence or temporary permit. All licensed private hire vehicles must display the yellow licence disc on the front and rear windscreens. Taxi drivers MUST wear their distinctive metal driver's badge.

IHateTaxis.com does not recommend the pirate Heathrow Airport taxi service.

Avoid breaking the law and facing a fine and rather stick with licensed taxis!

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Last Updated: 28 Jan 2022