We like to cover money saving travel related stories on HFP but I’m not sure I can recommend this one.
Did you know that you can get from Heathrow (Zone 6) to Upminster (Zone 6 at the other end), covering 32 miles, for £1.50?
That is if you have a lot of time to waste.
Reader Andrew sent us a link to this 12 minute You Tube video which tells you how to do it. You only have to change trains six times and it only takes 2 1/2 hours.
(If you don’t want to watch the video the short version is: Heathrow to Acton Town then change for District Line to Turnham Green, change for a District Line to Gunnersbury then touch the pink reader for interchange, take the Overground to Stratford and touch the pink reader again, then get on the DLR to West Ham and then get back on the District Line and go up to Upminster).
Out of interest, Andrew looked at a way of getting from North London to Heathrow for £1.50: Northern Line to Kentish Town then interchange and take the Overground from Kentish Town West to Gunnersbury, District Line to Turnham Green then Acton Town and finally Piccadilly Line to Heathrow.
There are probably more ways of avoiding Zone 1 and paying £1.50 during off-peak times, but it’s always a question of how much you value your time.
On the other hand if you are fed up with overpriced Heathrow Express tickets ….