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When Heathrow Central train station opened in 1999, it was known as Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 & 3, so quite clearly serving the world's third busiest airport. The station currently has two services running between the airport and London's Paddington Station. The Heathrow Express runs every fifteen minutes and is direct. Heathrow Connect is a stopping service, and therefore offers connections to the London Underground Central and District lines at Ealing Broadway. Heathrow Central is also the station for travellers to and from Terminal 4, which is linked by a shuttle service that is timed to coincide with the Heathrow Express. All standard-class travel between the terminals of Heathrow Airport is free of charge. Next door to the station is the Heathrow Central Bus Station, with connections to London and the rest of the UK via National Express.

As Britain’s busiest airport, many passengers travel by train to Heathrow Airport for domestic and international flights. This is much faster than taking the London Underground or bus from the centre of London.

Find out more about trains to Heathrow Airport



Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Everyday05:00 - 23:59
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageAvailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeAvailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskAvailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>In terminals</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access to platforms, lifts to airport facilities. Ticket Office is step free.

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

Heathrow Central has two platforms, between which are waiting areas and information points. At one end, lifts and escalators lead up to the Terminal 1 concourse, and at the other to the concourse which links to the walkways to Terminals 2 and 3. There are ticket counters and machines on both concourses, and the connection to the London Underground station is via Terminal 1. Passengers for Terminal 4 need to change at Heathrow Central for the shuttle service.

Departures and arrivals from Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2 & 3

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2 & 3 station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)TfL Rail05:081On time
to London PaddingtonHeathrow Express05:172Scheduled
to Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)Heathrow Express05:221Scheduled
to London PaddingtonTfL Rail05:282Scheduled
to Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)TfL Rail05:331Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London PaddingtonTfL Rail05:061On time
from Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)Heathrow Express05:162Scheduled
from Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)TfL Rail05:262Scheduled
from London PaddingtonTfL Rail05:301Scheduled
from London PaddingtonHeathrow Express05:401Scheduled
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