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Elizabeth line

London’s newest rail line is now open for passenger service, stopping at Heathrow terminals 2 & 3, 4 and 5.

Travel information

Serving Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5, the Elizabeth Line now connects Heathrow with Central London, East London and Essex, along with Reading via changes.

From 22 May 2023, four Elizabeth line trains per hour will run directly between Terminal 4 to Abbey Wood via Canary Wharf. Additionally, two trains per hour will operate a direct service between Terminal 5 and Shenfield via Stratford.

Six trains per-hour will serve Terminals 2 and 3, two running through to Shenfield, and four to Abbey Wood.

View Elizabeth line timetables and route maps


Ticket and fares

Travel on the Elizabeth line starts from £12.80 for a journey to or from Heathrow airport, where that journey starts, ends or goes through Zone 1.

You can pay for your travel on the Elizabeth line using the following contactless payment options:

Transport for London Oyster card
Contactless payment mechanism

Single journey tickets and Zones 1-6 Travelcards can be purchased from airport station ticket machines.


The Elizabeth line serves all three of Heathrow's Rail Stations – one for Terminals 2 and 3 and one each at Terminal 4 and Terminal 5

Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 Rail Station is located between the two terminals, a few minutes' walk away via pedestrian subway. Heathrow Terminal 4 Rail Station is located below Terminal 4 Arrivals. Heathrow Terminal 5 Rail station is in the basement of the terminal building.

All stations are in Travelcard Zone 6.

Times for the first and last trains to and from Heathrow are shown below.

Train times and fares are subject to change – please confirm using the TfL website or call +44 (0)343 22 1234 before travelling.

First and last trains to Central London

Station First train Last train
Terminals 2 and 3  05:21 on weekdays (05:21 on Saturdays, 05:54 on Sundays) 00:12 on weekdays (00:12 on Saturdays, 00:12 on Sundays)
Terminal 4 05:30 on weekdays (05:30 on Saturdays, 06:03 on Sundays) 23:47 on weekdays (23:47 on Saturdays, 23:47 on Sundays)
Terminal 5 05:15 on weekdays (05:15 on Saturdays, 05:49 on Sundays) 00:07 on weekdays (00:07 on Saturdays, 00:07 on Sundays)

First and last trains from Central London (departure times are from Paddington Station) 

Station First train Last train
Terminals 2 and 3 04:36 on weekdays (04:37 on Saturdays, 05:12 on Sundays)  23:24 on weekdays (23:23 on Saturdays, 23:03 on Sundays)
Terminal 4 04:40 on weekdays (04:43 on Saturdays, 05:27 on Sundays) 23:24 on weekdays (23:23 on Saturdays, 23:03 on Sundays)
Terminal 5 04:36 on weekdays (04:37 on Saturdays, 05:12 on Sundays) 23:09 on weekdays (23:08 on Saturdays, 22:48 on Sundays)

Please note, different times may apply at Christmas and New Year.