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    Heathrow Express train service to London

    Heathrow Express train

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

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    Connecting trains run to Terminal 4. For complete timetables see


    Trains run every 15 minutes. The journey between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 takes 15 minutes (allow a few minutes more for Terminal 4 or 5).

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    What's on board

    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 and fares

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

    Express Singles cost £22 off-peak and £25 peak, peak times are 6:30am - 9:30am or 4pm - 7pm, Monday – Friday excluding UK Bank Holidays. Express Class Returns are £37 at all times. Alternatively book in advance from just £5.50 one way at weekends and £12.10 one way on weekdays.

    To book now or for more fares, timetables and special offers including DuoSaver or group fares, visit or call 0345 600 1515.

    Contactless and Oyster

    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, advance tickets from £5.50 each way at weekends and other great offers at or via our app.

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    Kids go Free

    Children aged 15 years and under travel free at all times when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Proof of age may be requested.

    Peak travel

    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.

    Where to catch trains

    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 connections

    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.

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    Discounts and deals

    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).

    Kids Go Free

    Save on your next family trip with free travel for children aged 15 and under when travelling with an adult.

    Kids Go Free offer

    Duo Saver

    Travelling with a friend or partner? Take advantage of the Heathrow Express Duo Saver offer - book online and get an Express Class Return for two adults for £55.50, saving £18.50

    Duo Saver offer

    Group Saver

    The best option for groups of friends or families. Book in a group of three or more and save 1/3 of the total fare (applies to both Express Saver Single and Return tickets).

    Group Saver offer

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    Get your ticket on your mobile device with the Heathrow Express smartphone app.

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    Heathrow Porters


    Heathrow Porters are at your service to manage your luggage within the airport.