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Heathrow to King's Cross

What is the easiest way to get to King's Cross from Heathrow? There are two of us and we have a flexible rail pass we can use. We are going to York. Can we go Piccadilly line to South Kensington, then Circle line to Kings Cross. Not so much worried about the time, but toting luggage and ease of travel. Or should we spring for a taxi?

Thanks!

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The easiest, fastest, and cheapest way to get to the King Cross is via the Piccadilly underground metro line. The non-stop journey takes about and hour. A taxi will cost around $100USD verses $10usd by taking the subway train. As long you only have one bag a person luggage won't be an issue. Heathrow is the first stop on the line so there will plenty of room when you board the carriage.

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Thanks. I could not tell from the map if Piccadilly stopped at KC. That works out well.

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8978 posts

You're welcome. Kings Cross is right next to the St. Pancras Chunnel train station. They share an underground complex which connects the two stations

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8293 posts

Michael S. likes to yank our chains by using the word chunnel, and in bold type, too. Pay him no mind.

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As you are using a rail pass anyway on the day you would have the option of using the Heathrow Express to Paddington, thence by Circle/Hammersmith and City or taxi. This is if you look at travel planners about 20 minutes quicker, but it has the obvious drawback of a change. It isn't though as bad as it once was since a lift was installed to the platforms of the Circle. You would though still have to stump up for the underground journey or cab.

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The least expensive method is the Piccadilly line on the tube. At the tube station at Heathrow, you can purchase a ticket to KC. Or, if you plan to return from York and visit London, you can purchase an Oyster card. The Oyster card is only good for areas around London but the agent will add on any extra cost to get you to KC. They did for us. About an hour to KC.

If you can get to KC with some time to spare before your train departs, the fabulous British Library is immediately on the other side of the St. Pancras train station. Just go out to Euston, turn right and walk a long block past St. Pancras. It's one of the few things in London that's free to enter. Great book rooms. The Magna Carta is in there also.