Heathrow Express: Tickets, Schedules and Routes

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Heathrow Express: About
Heathrow Express Timetables
Good To Know

Offering an express connection between London Heathrow Airport and London Paddington Station, the Heathrow Express is the fastest way to get into London from the airport. It is a non-franchised, non-subsidised private company which owns its own trains, the stations at Heathrow, and the entire below-ground section of the line between London Paddington and the airport. The service was launched in 1998 and carries an average of 16,000 passengers a day.

Connections to the Heathrow Express are available from each of Heathrow’s Terminals. From Terminals 2 and 3, passengers must follow signs to reach the Heathrow Central station, where they will catch the train, which requires 15 minutes to arrive in London Paddington. From Terminal 4, passengers must take the inter-terminal shuttle, which departs every 15 minutes and requires 4 minutes, to Heathrow Central station. In Terminal 5, the station is at basement level, with all trains calling first at Heathrow Central before running non-stop to London Paddington.

There is an Express TV service onboard all the trains, allowing passengers to find out about the weather, the news, and useful information regarding their journey. First Class seats are available, wherein customers can benefit from more legroom, a personal table, and free newspapers and magazines. In addition, there are dedicated wheelchair areas throughout the train.

London Heathrow <> London Paddington Timetables

Monday- Saturday

Route Time Duration
T5 to London Paddington
5:12 am 0h21
T5 to London Paddington 11:42 pm 0h21
T4** to London Paddington 5:41 am 0h20
T4** to London Paddington 11:41 pm 0h20
T2&3 to London Paddington 5:17am 0h15
T2&3 to London Paddington 11:48 pm 0h15

Sunday

Route Time Duration
T5 to London Paddington
5:12 am 0h21
T5 to London Paddington 11:42 pm 0h21
T4** to London Paddington 6:05 am 0h20
T4** to London Paddington 11:41 pm 0h20
T2&3 to London Paddington 5:17am 0h15
T2&3 to London Paddington 11:47 pm 0h15

London Paddington to Heathrow

Monday - Sunday

Route Duration From
London Paddington to Heathrow Airport
05:10am 0h21
London Paddington to Heathrow Airport 11:25pm 0h22

** Trains to/from T4 require a change at Terminals 2 & 3.

Heathrow Express: Good to Know

  • Single Fares: Are £22 for off-peak times and £25 for peak times.
  • Return Fares: Are £37 for off-peak and £42 for peak times.
  • Business Class: Singles are £32 and Returns are £55.
  • It is cheaper to buy Heathrow Express tickets online than it is to purchase them on the day. Tickets can be as little as £5.50 at weekends if bought 3 months in advance.
  • Trains run throughout at the day — from Paddington they run four times at 10, 25, 40, and 55 minutes past the hour. From Heathrow they also run four times an hour but departure times vary depending on the terminal.
  • Times can change so it is best to check before departure.

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