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Introducing Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express trains bring people from Heathrow Airport into London Paddington, connecting London’s busiest airport with the city centre in a 15-minute train journey. Calling at Terminals 2,3,4,&5 before continuing non-stop onto Paddington Station, the Heathrow Express is the ideal travel service for plane passengers to get into the capital without the expensive taxi rides or long Underground times.

Heathrow Express ticket prices, timetables and advance ticket booking information can found in our journey planner. For more travel information on what to do in London once you have arrived, as well as onboard facilities and other service information.

Peak Hours

Trains leaving Heathrow between 07:30 and 10:00 am or Paddington between 16:30 and 19:00 pm.

Contact Information

Customer relations: 0345 6001515

Twitter Customer Help: @HeathrowExpress

Cycle Policy

Bicycles are not allowed on trains during peak hours.


Complimentary WiFi is available for all passengers.

First Class

First Class services are available on all services.

Lost Property

Contact either Paddington Station or Heathrow Airport to report any lost items during your journey.

Heathrow Express to London Paddington

Heathrow Express trains run four times every hour, calling at all Heathrow Airport terminals before continuing to London Paddington. With a train journey time of just 15 minutes, taking the Heathrow Express is the ideal mode of transport between the airport and city. Despite being a specialised rail service, the route still allows passengers to use valid railcards, giving train ticket discount on their journey. While onboard the train, Heathrow Express offers a complimentary entertainment service called Express TV, available in both first class and standard class.

Once you have arrived at London Paddington, you can continue your journey by connecting to the London Underground lines, giving you quick and frequent services to either your hotel or a station from where your next train will leave from. If you’re visiting London on holiday, you can drop your bags at the airport before seeing what the city has to offer. From the wonderful bars and restaurants that can be found in the vibrant Covent Garden district, to the famous London Eye, there are plenty of things to see and do that is popular with both tourists and locals alike.

Heathrow Airport Plane Landing

Heathrow Express Information

The first trains leave the Heathrow terminals between 5:00 and 5:30 am on the Monday to Friday service, with the last trains leaving before 12 pm the same day. Getting to Heathrow for an early flight is just as easy, with first trains leaving Paddington at 5:10 am, although there may be limited service on the Underground if you are aiming for this time. First Class train tickets are available for this service, which includes power sockets for electronic devices and extra leg room at your seats, along with complimentary newspapers and magazines.


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