Robffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1108 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1735 times:
On Friday a friend will arrive at LHR Terminal 4 with JJ 8084 at 15:35 while I arrive with LH 4732 at 15:50 at Terminal 2.
I have following question: What is the best way to get from Terminal 2 to 4? Will that be the Heathrow Express? Or is there any other kind of shuttle service at the airport? How long might the transfer take?
Rivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1711 times:
Yes, HEX is your best bet, although, frustratingly, it's not convenient from T2, as the main exits are at T1 and T3. Nevertheless, you can get there via the underground travelator system, or by walking round to T1 (indoors, or outside), and taking the lift (and escalators) down to the HEX platform from the far end of T1.
The train itself is free and only takes about 5 minutes, and runs at 15 minute intervals. If you're in a hurry then you want to be at the front of the train, as that is closest to the lifts up into T4.
The alternatives are a long, but free, bus-ride (554, 555, 556), or taking the tube to Hatton Cross, and changing for the tube back to T4 (not free).
Rivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
... the bus takes 30 mins max, but yes, it does depend on the schedule. Every 20 mins, apparently (05, 25, 45 mins past each hour during the day). It's 555, 556, 557 (my mistake). The bus runs via the A4 and the Eastern perimter road to Hatton Cross, then along the Southern perimter road to T4.
Here's a link for the free bus travel zone around the airport: