Heathrow Express is a high-speed rail service offering the quickest way to journey from Heathrow Airport to Paddington Station in central London - or to the airport from the city.
Getting to the Heathrow Express
At Paddington Station
Trains leave from platforms 6 and 7. The Heathrow Express ticket office is located at the entrance to this area.
Note: combined Heathrow Express/London Underground tickets are available at all central London underground stations, and at Heathrow, offering travel on both underground and the Heathrow Express.
Arriving in Paddington Station,
Paddington Station is one of the major transport hubs for central London. Four underground lines meet at the station; District, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Bakerloo lines. As well, taxis are available just beside the Heathrow Express desk. Taxi sharing is available, offering a reduced rate for sharing a taxi ride with other passengers.
Carriages are modern, spacious and air-conditioned, with an added bonus of Express TV offering BBC news updates. Stylish new trains feature comfortable seats and luggage capacity in both Express Class and First Class. Trains offer easy wheelchair access.
Heathrow Express tickets may be booked in-person, or pre-booked by phone, and sent to your address (UK only). You can also book online at www.heathrowexpress.com/. E-tickets are stored in ticket machines for collection at either Heathrow Airport Station or London Paddington Station.
Online discounts: two children free with each adult paying full fare. Duo Saver discount for two people travelling together on an Express Class return journey. Group Saver fare offers over £5 discount per passenger on a return trip for four or more people travelling together.
Children under age 5 travel free, while those aged between 5 and 15 are charged at half the adult rate.
(current at time of publication - please verify current prices at the Heathrow Express website - address below)
First Class Single - £30.00
First Class Return - £54.00
Express Class Single - £22 purchased online, £27 purchased on board
Express Class Return - £36.00 purchased online, £41.00 purchased on board
First Class Carnet* £270.00
Express Class Carnet* £198.00
* carnet consists of 12 single journey tickets valid for 1 year
In addition, there are several discount schemes available, including monthly and yearly season tickets, seniors and student discounts, a London day return card, a family rail card, and a Group Weekender ticket which allows 4 adults to travel for the price of 2.
It takes 15 minutes to go from the airport to central London (23 minutes from Heathrow Terminal 4).
London Paddington to Heathrow Airport
Monday to Sunday
First train: 05:10
Trains depart every 15 minutes until 23:10
Heathrow Airport to Paddington Station
Monday to Sunday
First train from Terminal 4: 05:07, from Terminals 1, 2, 3 at 05:12
Trains depart every 15 minutes. Last train 00:01am
Getting from Heathrow to Gatwick,
Stansted, or City airports
The best option for travel between the various London airports is a shuttle coach, such as those operated by National Express. The National Express shuttle runs over 100 coach trips per day from Heathrow to Gatwick airport.
Heathrow Express website