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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.

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Station details & facilities

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 Terminals 2 & 3 (Rail Station Only)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 (Rail Station Only) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ShenfieldElizabeth line15:252On time
to Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)Heathrow Express15:281Late
to Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)Elizabeth line15:301On time
to London PaddingtonHeathrow Express15:322On time
to Abbey WoodElizabeth line15:362On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)Elizabeth line15:242On time
from London PaddingtonHeathrow Express15:271Late
from ShenfieldElizabeth line15:291On time
from Heathrow Terminal 5 (Rail Station Only)Heathrow Express15:312On time
from Heathrow Terminal 4 (Rail Station Only)Elizabeth line15:352On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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