Airport links

Easy access to airports on our network means taking the train is a great way to save on carbon emissions if you're heading abroad

Getting to and from the airport is easy with South Western Railway, whether you're heading abroad for a family holiday or making an important business trip.

Please allow a minimum of 10 minutes to connect between your train and any bus or coach to Heathrow Airport. Journey times will be affected by traffic, especially during morning and evening peak times.

Southampton Airport

You can easily reach Southampton Airport from Southampton Airport (Parkway) station – only 99 steps separate the station and the terminal, making it one of the easiest airport transfers in the country.There are regular direct trains to and from Weymouth, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Basingstoke and London. There are also direct CrossCountry services to Reading, Oxford, the Midlands and the North.

Heathrow Airport

Heathrow is well-served from our stations, with options to change at Guildford, Reading, Feltham and Woking for coach and bus services. You can buy combined train and coach tickets for most journeys. Children under 16 travel half-price on coach services, and there are discounts for group travel too. 

Change at Pick up point  Drop off points Frequency Journey time More information
 Guildford Service RA2 departs from the station forecourt (exit through platform two)
  • Terminals 1, 2, and 3: Central Bus Station
  • Terminal 4: Change at Terminal 5 stop or Central Bus Station for connections
  • Terminal 5: Coach stops right outside Terminal 5
Every 60 minutes
  • Terminal 5: journey time 50-65 minutes
  • Central Bus Station: journey time 65-75 minutes
RA2 timetable
 Woking National Express Rail-Air Coach Link departs from the station forecourt (exit through platform five)
  • Terminals 1, 2, and 3: Central Bus Station
  • Terminal 4: Change at Terminal 5 stop or Central Bus Station for connections
  • Terminal 5: Stop 12
Up to every 30 mins
  • Terminal 5: journey time 25-50 minutes
  • Central Bus Station: journey time 40-65 minutes
Rail Air Coach Link
Feltham
London Bus route 285 from Stop A outside the station entrance (platform 1 exit)
  • Terminals 1, 2 and 3: Central Bus Station
  • Terminals 4 and 5: Change at the Central Bus Station. It's a two-minute walk to the Heathrow Terminal 2 & 3 Rail Station, and a free shuttle train operates to Terminals 4 & 5.
Up to every 7-10 mins, 24 hours a day
  • Central Bus Station: journey time around 23 mins (at off peak times)
TfL route 285 timetable
Reading FirstBus route RA1 departs from the Blagrave Road bus stop
  • Terminal 1: Central Bus Station
  • Terminal 2, 3 and 5: outside the terminals
  • Terminal 4: change at the Central Bus Station
Every three hours
  • Central Bus Station: journey time around 55 minutes
  • Terminals 2 and 3: journey time 45 to 55 minutes
  • Terminal 5: journey time 35 to 40 minutes

RA1 timetable

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport train station is within the South Terminal at Gatwick Airport, with direct trains to Brighton and Central London, including St Pancras International for Eurostar.

Change at Train company Frequency Journey time
Clapham Junction Southern Railway Four direct trains every hour Around 25 minutes
Guildford and Wokingham Great Western Railway Hourly direct trains
  • 67 minutes from Wokingham
  • 40 minutes from Guildford
London Waterloo (through London Waterloo East and London Bridge) Thameslink
  • Four direct trains every hour during the day
  • Hourly service at night
Around 30 minutes

Bournemouth Airport

A convenient shuttle runs direct from Bournemouth station to Bournemouth Airport.  Yellow Buses route 737 departs from stand 2 at the Travel Interchange (exit the station through platform three). The journey time is 45 minutes.

Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport is just 7 miles from Bristol City Centre. The Airport Flyer bus service (route A2) runs every 30 minutes from stop TD outside Bristol Temple Meads station. Child and Railcard discounts are available on combined rail and bus tickets, and the journey takes just 25 minutes.

Exeter Airport

Exeter Airport is around 5.5 miles from Exeter St Davids station and there’s a regular bus service. The airport falls within the Exeter PlusBus area, and child and Railcard discounts are available on combined rail and bus tickets.

Stagecoach route 56 runs hourly, departing from the station forecourt. The journey to the airport takes around 25 minutes.

Stansted Airport

Stansted Aiport is easily accessed by RailAir coach route A7 from London Waterloo, saving multiple tube changes. Coaches run every 20 minutes from National Express Coach stop F outside the County Hall. The journey to Stansted Airport takes around 70 minutes.