overview - alternative
routes - routes to major
The 140 bus goes directly from Harrow
to Heathrow, which is useful if you're escaping via an
airline a little more up-market than Easyjet, or Ryanair..
but getting to the airports the reasonably priced airlines
serve is still pretty easy.
If you're on the way to Luton, don't make the mistake of
going all the way to King's Cross to catch the train - it
stops at West Hampstead, which is only half as far as the
city, and part of the way towards Luton. You can get to West
Hampstead from Stanmore and Canon's Park on the Jubilee line,
or from the Metropolitan line stations, and change at Finchley
Road for the Jubilee line.
The same train from West Hampstead, going in the opposite
direction, will take you to gatwick. Alternatively, you can
get the regular express train from Harrow and Wealdstone station
to gatwick, which should be faster, if it's running at a time
suitable for your flight.
If you're on the way to Stansted, you have to get to Liverpool
street, which is less convenient. If Harrow and Wealdstone
station is convenient for you, the train to Euston is fast
but will require a hike to Euston Square or two tube changes
to get to your goal. A Metropolitan line train going to Aldgate
would work out ideally, and tube-gods permitting, could be
done in under an hour. If you have to catch a flight, though,
you have to leave time for everything to go wrong - the more
you want to get somewhere, the more the trains will be delayed
If you're travelling to the north of England, the rail connections
are good. From Harrow and Wealdstone, and stations north,
you can get to Watford and Milton Keynes, and from there,
change for trains to Birmingham, and other exciting places
to the north, including Glasgow, and, (erm) Warrington, where
one might visit their Gran.