ULEZ expansion - 29 August 2023

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone, or ULEZ, is expanding to encompass all of Greater London, including Heathrow Airport, from the 29 August 2023.


The initiative, implemented by Transport for London (TfL), is aimed at reducing air pollution in London, therefore all vehicles entering the airport must meet certain emissions standards in order to avoid paying a daily charge.


The daily charge for non-compliant vehicles is £12.50 for most vehicles, including cars, vans, and motorcycles.


The charge will be in addition to any other fees or charges associated with entering the airport. The charge only applies when a vehicle is driven within the ULEZ zone, and does not apply to stationary vehicles including when cars are parked at Heathrow.


Please note, if you have booked Meet & Greet or Valet Parking with a non-compliant vehicle, and have selected a different exit terminal to your entry terminal, you will be liable for payment of a ULEZ charge to transfer your vehicle to another terminal.

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Heathrow Express train service

The fastest transfer between Heathrow Central and London Paddington. Book Heathrow Express train tickets online and save money.

Heathrow Express discount

Use promo code SUMMER to get 15% off Heathrow Express tickets, valid for travel between 1 August and 30 September 2023.



Heathrow Express timetable

Trains operate every 15 minutes between Heathrow and London Paddington. Please click here to download a copy of the Heathrow Express timetable.

The journey between London Paddington and Heathrow Central (for terminals 2 & 3) takes 15 minutes. The journey on to Terminal 5 takes only 3 minutes extra.


Travel in comfort on modern, air-conditioned trains with plenty of luggage space and on-board TV. There's free Wi-Fi throughout the train, and at-seat power sockets too. You can even use your mobile phone when the train is in a tunnel.

Need to relax or work quietly? Upgrade to Business First with larger seats, extra legroom, tables to work from and complimentary newspapers and magazines.

Tickets are available online or via the Heathrow Express app as well as in Arrivals or at the stations.

Anytime Web Single cost £25 anytime. Express Class Returns are £37 at all times. Alternatively Buy in advance and save up to 75% off Express Saver fares. By booking your Heathrow Express journey at least 90 days in advance, you could get a one-way ticket from just £5.50*.

*limited availability, terms and conditions apply

Contactless and Oyster can be used to travel with Heathrow Express. Simply touch in at the start of your journey and out at your destination and you will be automatically charged for the journey you make.

Depending on the time you travel with Heathrow Express, you will be charged for a Peak or Off-Peak Express single, meaning you’ll still find the best value fares including Express Saver Returns. For advance tickets from £5.50* and other great offers book your tickets ahead of your journey at heathrowexpress.com or via our app. *when you book 90 days in advance and limited availability, terms and conditions apply.

Children aged 15 years and under travel free in Express Class when accompanied by a paying adult, or can travel unaccompanied if they have proof of air travel such as a valid flight booking or boarding pass. Photo ID will be required.

Peak travel hours are Monday - Friday 6:30am - 9:30am and 4pm - 7pm. When purchasing a single ticket to travel during these times you will need to make sure you purchase a Peak Single. Return tickets or advance fares can be used at any time of day.

Heathrow Express trains stop at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and Heathrow Terminal 5. Passengers travelling to Terminal 4 should change on to the free transfer train at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 (connecting trains every 15 minutes, journey time four minutes).

London Paddington station is close to Hyde Park and Oxford Street and is served by London Underground's District, Circle, Bakerloo and Hammersmith & City lines. From London Paddington you can catch mainline trains to the West, South-West and south Wales.

Save more than just time when you take Heathrow Express. If you’re travelling with children, or with two or more people, you may be eligible for exclusive online offers (terms and conditions apply).

Families save by travelling with Heathrow Express as children aged 15 years and under travel for free in Express Class when accompanied by a paying adult.

We also offer a variety of multi-ticket offers:

  • Duo Saver: If you’re travelling with a friend or partner you can take advantage of this offer, giving you 25% off when two adults travel together. An Express Class Return for two adults is only £55.50, saving £18.50. Claim this offer exclusively online when booking in advance. See full details.
  • Group Saver: This offer is perfect for adult families and groups of friends, you can save 1/3 when 3 or more adults travel together. Claim this offer exclusively online when booking in advance. Offer applies to Off Peak Express Saver Ticket only. See full details.
  • Frequent traveller: If you are a frequent traveller on Heathrow Express you can take advantage of our Carnet tickets, 6 for the price of 5 or 12 for the price of 9. These are all single journey tickets and are valid in either direction. These tickets can only be bought from our ticket sales personnel. See full details.


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