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TfL Rail

TfL Rail’s service link the airport with local stations in West London and will form part of the Elizabeth line when it opens in Autumn 2019. To find out more visit

Journey times and frequency

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TfL Rail services take just 30 minutes between Terminals 2,3 & 4 and Central London and depart every 30 minutes.

Tickets and routes

The easiest way to pay for your travel is to pay as you go with a contactless or Oyster card available at ticket machines. You can use a contactless debit or credit card or mobile device. No need to buy a ticket – just touch in and go! To find out more at

Individual tickets and zone 1-6 Travelcards can also be used.

Train times

For the latest train times please download the TfL Timetable.

Where to catch trains

TfL Rail trains stop at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and Heathrow Terminal 4. Passengers travelling to Terminal 5 should change at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 for the free transfer train (four trains per hour, journey time 6 minutes).

Travel between Heathrow terminals is free on any service if you touch in and out with a contactless or Oyster card. Alternatively collect a Terminal Transfer ticket from select machines throughout the stations.

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