Buses from Berkshire to Heathrow Airport to run 21 hours a day

Buses from Berkshire to Heathrow Airport to run 21 hours a day

Thames Valley Buses will run buses to and from the country’s biggest airport

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A new bus service has been launched to Heathrow Airport (Image: Getty Images)

Holiday makers and workers will be able take advantage of a new bus service running to Heathrow Airport.

The service will run for 21 hours a day, allowing passengers to arrive or leaving while planes are operating.

Starting at 3am the new 459 route will run until midnight, seven days a week.

The Thames Valley Buses service will run on a loop from Heathrow Airport to Colnbrook, Langley and Iver, from Monday, February 3.

Simon Fisher, general manager of Thames Valley Buses said: “A free trial was designed to allow us to test the range of an electric bus and because of the limited timetable no fares were charged. 

“The full timetable will now use a low emission Euro 6 diesel bus which has fewer emissions than a single modern car and can provide the service for a full operating day. 

“We will also be introducing fares once the full timetable starts.

“Tickets will start from £1.50 single with a full range of single and return tickets available.”

Ticket prices

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What the Route 459 buses will look like when introduced in February (Image: Thames Valley Buses)

Passengers using the 459 buses will pay the same rates for their journeys in the Slough and Windsor area.

Mr Fisher said: “The whole route will be part of the simplySlough and Windsor ticket zone, with adult day tickets costing £5.50, seven days £17 and monthly £62.

“Boost tickets for ages 18 and under will be £3.50 for a day, £12 for seven days and £44 for monthly.

“Courtney/Thames Valley and Green Line network tickets will be accepted on route 459.”

Discounts for Heathrow Airport staff

There will also be substantial discounts for employees at Heathrow Airport.

Heathrow Travelcards will be valid on the service.

Anyone without a Travelcard, but holding a Heathrow Staff ID Card, will only have to pay £1.50.

459 route map

The route map with stops and an interactive timetable will be available when the service begins on Monday, February 3 on company’s the website.

The 459 buses have been introduced with the help of Heathrow Airport, Slough Borough Council and Colnbrook and Poyle Parish Council.

Thames Valley Buses is operated by Reading Buses, based in Reading, Berkshire.

Reading Buses also took over its rival Courtney Buses in March last year.

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