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    Heathrow Airport trains

    Trains offer the quickest link between Heathrow and central London. There are two services to choose from.

    Heathrow Express

    The non-stop express train takes 15 minutes between Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and London Paddington and just 6 minutes more from Terminal 5. Purchase tickets before travel at, from the sales team in Arrivals or from a ticket machine in stations. Contactless and Oyster cards can be used for single journeys.

    TfL Rail

    Stopping service to London Paddington and Heathrow Airport departing every 30 minutes and calling at local stations in west London. Journey time varies between 31 and 49 minutes.

    Heathrow Connect has been replaced by TfL Rail services between Terminals 2, 3, & 4 to London Paddington. Purchase a point to point ticket at a ticket machine or pay as you go with Oyster, contactless and Zone 6 Travelcards.

    Oyster cards require a minimum balance of £6.20 to pay as you go.

    Heathrow Express tickets are not accepted on TfL Rail services.

    TfL Rail services

    Rail-air bus links

    Bus services link Heathrow with the national rail network at Feltham, Reading, Woking and Watford Junction.

    Buses to rail stations

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