Getting from Heathrow to Knightsbridge couldn’t be easier as they are both on the same underground line but you also have several other options too. Below are some tips for getting from Heathrow to Knightsbridge.
The quickest and easiest option to get from Heathrow airport to Knightsbridge is by taking the Piccadilly (purple) line. Piccadilly line trains can be accessed from any of Heathrow Airport’s three Underground stations. There is one station servicing terminals 2 and 3, a second station for terminal 4 and a third for terminal 5.
For the station between terminals 2 and 3, there are pedestrian subways which you can walk through directly from the terminal to the station. Stay on the Piccadilly line train for 15 stops and get off at the Knightsbridge station stop. Note that you can also download the London underground map in pdf.
An alternative option is to grab the Heathrow Express train from Heathrow airport. The Heathrow Express runs from airport terminals 2,3,4 and 5 and takes you Paddington Station in 17 minutes with no stops. From Paddington, change platforms for the southbound Bakerloo (brown) Line towards Piccadilly Circus. Stay on this train for 6 stops until Piccadilly Circus, then change platforms again for the westbound Piccadilly (purple) Line. Stay on this second tube train for 3 stops, before getting off at Knightsbridge.
The Heathrow Express requires its own specific train ticket, which can be purchased in advance or from a ticket desk at the airport, and in order to travel on the London Underground system, you can use an Oyster Card, buy a paper underground ticket or travel pass or use a contactless payment card. If you use the last option, the system will simply calculate your fare and take the payment from your bank account at the end of the day.
There are several coach companies that run coaches from Heathrow Airport into Central London, the most well-known being the National Express coaches and the Megabus. All of them stop at the London Victoria Coach station. From Victoria Coach station, there are two options for getting to Knightsbridge.
- Option 1: You can take the C1 red inner-city bus from stop V and ride it for 8 stops until you reach Knightsbridge Station/Harrods (stop KC).
- Option 2: Take an 8 minute walk across the road to the Victoria underground station, then take the Victoria (blue) Line northbound to Green Park. It is only 1 stop. Switch platforms at Green Park and take the Piccadilly (purple) line westbound to Knightsbridge, 2 stops.
Alternatively to the coach option, it is possible to grab a Heathrow city bus, then swap to London inner-city red buses. Walk to Heathrow Central Bus Station, board the 111 at Stop 19, stay on for 21 stops until Great West Road at Stop HL. Walk to Lampton Road and board the H91 at Stop GD. Stay on for 31 stops until Hammersmith Stn / H&C and Circle at Stop W. Exit the bus and walk to Hammersmith Bus Station. Board either the 9 or the 23 at Stop F. Stay on for 16 stops until Knightsbridge Station / Harrods at Stop KH.
The black cab option from Heathrow to Knightsbridge takes about 50 minutes but can cost you around £76, depending on traffic levels and the time of day. Black cabs can be booked through the Gett app, but they are one of the least affordable transport options. In this case, Uber offers the more affordable alternative to the black cab, with prices around £44 for the same length trip.
It is of course possible to rent a car at Heathrow airport, but considering the cost of parking in central London and how difficult it can be to manoeuvre a car in the densely packed city, it is ill advised to use a privately rented car; instead, I would suggest public transport as the easier and more affordable option. If you do rent a car, you can either pay for on-street parking but there are also car parks in the area.