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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 express train between Terminals 2 & 3 to central London is Heathrow Express, non-stop in 15 minutes and just 6 minutes more from Terminal 5. Purchase before travel from the sales team, at or from a ticket machine. Mobile or paper tickets are required to access ticket barriers.

    Oyster and contactless payment for travel into central London is not available on Heathrow Express until Autumn 2018.

    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    Heathrow Connect has been replaced by TfL Rail services between Terminals 2, 3, & 4 to London Paddington.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.

    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

    Rail maps and tables


    Heathrow Express - London in 15 minutes