Flights a day leave Heathrow Airport
National rail and underground stations
Countries accessible from Heathrow Airport
Minutes from Brent Cross to Kings Cross when the Thameslink extension opens


West London has 129 rail and underground stations, making it a strategic hub for the capital. A series of major infrastructure improvements are set to add to the area’s already outstanding rail links over the next few years.

– The Thameslink extension to Brent Cross is set for completion in 2022. The new station, delivered by Barnet Council and Network Rail, will link the Brent Cross Cricklewood development to King’s Cross St Pancras in under 15 minutes, providing fast, direct access to central London.
Crossrail (Elizabeth Line)
– Crossrail’s Elizabeth Line will serve nine West London stations when it opens in 2019. The project will provide new trains, better stations and easier, more reliable journeys for passengers across West London.
WL Orbital
– The West London Orbital will allow passengers to travel from north to west without having to go through central London. It could potentially support the delivery of 20,000 homes and thousands of jobs.
Old Oak Common
– The creation of a new station at Old Oak, where Crossrail and HS2 will interchange, is due to be constructed by 2026.

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Europe’s busiest airport provides direct routes to fast growing markets in Asia, the Americas and the rest of the world. Flights depart to 204 different destinations in 85 different countries.

Flying high

  • Heathrow makes West London the UK’s global gateway. The second busiest airport in the world takes millions of passengers around the planet every year.
  • The airport enjoyed a record-breaking 2018 with passengers and trade flowing through Heathrow soaring to new heights. Over 80 million passengers travelled through the UK’s hub airport in 2018, up 2.7% on 2017, with growth boosted by the use of larger and fuller aircraft. Heathrow is one of only seven airports in the world to achieve this milestone. Over 1.6m metric tonnes of cargo travelled through the UK’s largest port by value throughout the year. North American cargo made up over 600,000 metric tonnes, Asia Pacific was second highest with more than 510,000 metric tonnes.

Minutes on the train to Gatwick, London’s second international airport


West London is easily accessed by car, with five motorways providing quick routes to the rest of the country. The M25 London orbital opens up easy access to the rest of the capital, while the M40 offers routes to the north west. The UK’s first motorway, the M1, leads to the north east, with Luton Airport 20 minutes away. The M4 runs to South Wales, while the M3 opens routes to the south west of England. Many of the UK’s major A roads also service West London, including the A312, A4, A5, A40, A41, A30 and the A406 north circular.