Driving From Heathrow Airport To The North Of England

The North of England boasts some fantastic towns, cities and villages, not to mention the stunning scenery. Driving from Heathrow airport to the North of England is fairly straight forward. Within a couple of hours, you can be in the Derbyshire ‘Peak District’ and in just 4 hours you can be in the Yorkshire Dales, both of which offer fantastic sights and scenery.

The Lake District is a little further drive from Heathrow and would probably take around 6 – 7 hours depending on traffic but well worth making the effort.  If you do not want to drive the full distance in one go, there are lots of great towns and villages along the way to explore and spend the night at in one of the quante country pubs, guest houses or hotels.

If you have time in your schedule it is definitely worth taking a the time and making the most of your car hire to have a trip to the North.

Driving From Heathrow Airport To The North Of England On The M1

If you are wanting to travel to the North of England, you can join the M40 and M1 (depending where you want to travel to) from the M25 motorway. The M1 motorway stretches from London to Leeds, where it then changes to the A1(M) and continues all the way up to Newcastle.

The drive from Heathrow to Leeds will probably take you about 4 hours depending on traffic and then another 2 hours from Leeds to Newcastle on the A1.  Once you have joined the M1 motorway, it is a a straight drive all the way to Leeds.  Once you are on the M1, you can reach the following major towns and cities by taking the relevant exits off the M1, all of which are cleary signposted:

Watford, Luton, Northampton, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield, Wakefield and Leeds.

It is also possible to reach Birmingham from the M1 and to do this, you will need to come off the M1 and join the M6 at junction 19. However, from Heathrow airport, it may be quicker to use the M40 to reach birmingham. Joining, the M40 from the M25 also links motorists to the following towns and cities: High Wycombe and Oxford and eventually merges with the M5 motorway.