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Arriving in London late at night

Our family will be traveling to London in October. Our flight lands at 22:45 and I was thinking I read somewhere that the last train leaves Heathrow at 23:00. Can anyone tell me if this is correct? If we aren't able to use the tube, what is the next best form of transportation to reach our hotel?

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You haven't said which terminal you are arriving at, or which day of the week or how many people are travelling.

The last underground train is between 23:15 and 23:45 depending on the combination of the above factors.

The last Heathrow Express runs around 23:41 to 23:53.

You might prefer to prebook a car service for peace of mind which might be economical anyway with your numbers. There is ultimately a night bus.

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Sunday the underground finishes on the earlier times, from Heathrow Central at 23:28. So you'd be cutting things really fine relying on that, even though the airport would be relatively less crowded than earlier in the day.

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Also bear in mind that 22:45 is scheduled wheels down. Throw in retrieving baggage, getting through customs and traversing one of the planet's largest airports and it could easily take you an hour-plus just to reach your train.

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22:45 is not scheduled wheels down, landing time, or anything else except scheduled door opening time. Just as xx:xx is not scheduled take off time -- it's just door closing time.