I and 2 friends are arriving at Heathrow at 7:50 am on a Thursday morning. We need to catch a train at Euston Station at 12:30 p.m. the same day. We are trying to decide between the Tube and some kind of private car transport. Figuring that the soonest we will be leaving Heathrow is probably 9 am, and given traffic at that time, would it be faster to take the tube or to go by car?
At that time the car will probably be quicker, but the most direct road journey goes via some very busy commuter routes, including a road known as the Westway, which has a reputation for jams. If any earlier congestion has been slow to clear ( after an accident, for example) then it could still be very busy.
Susan, I was in London in May, and after my trip in Britain, I stayed near Heathrow and took the tube into London over 3 days. I found the subway to be fast and efficient, while car traffic was definitely not a good mode of travel in that vast city. I highly recommend that you go ahead with plans to take the tube by 9am to get to Euston Station. My guess is that you will make it there with plenty of time to spare (probably within an hour). I easily traveled into London within 30 min from near Heathrow. Also, there are very helpful subway personnel working at Heathrow, and will answer any questions you might have. Additionally, if you plan to spend any time in London, buy the tube pass (Oyster card) that you add money to as you go along. I bounced all over the city and saved much with the pass. Good luck to you! Terry
With all the time that you have, I don't see the rush. I don't see any reason to go by car when the Tube will get you there in plenty of time.
Thanks, everyone. This was very helpful.