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Getting to MIM from Heathrow and back again

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Getting to MIM from Heathrow and back again

What is the best way to get from Heathrow to MIM? We will be retuning from MIM to Heathrow several days later. Timing is important for the return trip since we will be catching a noon flight back home?

Can we make it?

Kim

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1. Re: Getting to MIM from Heathrow and back again

Yikes!

If you are departing on an international flight, you should arrive at Heathrow, 2-3 hours before departure time. So, arriving at Heathrow by 9:00 am.

It is about 2 1/2 hour rail journey to Heathrow--Moreton-in-Marsh to Paddington, and then Paddington to Heathrow.

A few questions: How many are in your group? On what date are you traveling? Would you consider staying somewhere closer to Heathrow the night before, like Windsor, which is only 20 minutes by cab?

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2. Re: Getting to MIM from Heathrow and back again

It's significantly cheaper (about £33 vs £53 per person ), and about the same journey time, to go MIM-Slough-Hayes-Heathrow. Use nationalrail.co.uk to show this.

The problem is, though, that you usually have to change platforms at Slough and Hayes, this usually requires a climb up about 20 stairs (then down again) at both, and you might not think all that with luggage is worth it.

It IS worth it, though, at that time of the morning, to get trains all the way. You WILL get through the traffic at Oxford, Woodstock and round the M25 in time, but it won't feel like it, and 99.999% of people doing this for the first time will probably worry themselves to death every time their car or bus stops

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3. Re: Getting to MIM from Heathrow and back again

There's a direct coach service from Heathrow to Oxford & trains from Oxford to MiM. It's about half a mile between rain & coach station.

…oxfordbus.co.uk/timetables/…timetable

…nationalrail.co.uk/service/…first

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