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Since 24th May 2022, services running as TfL Rail have been rebranded as the Elizabeth line. For more information, visit our dedicated page to Elizabeth line trains.

Travelling with TfL Rail

TfL Rail

The TfL Rail line was introduced as the first part of the Crossrail service that will run between Reading and Shenfield, whilst also running underground through central London.

Trains will leave Liverpool Street every 10 minutes Monday to Friday, making it easy to travel home and into London, whether it be for a day out or for work. The line will call at Stratford and Romford along the way, among other stations, connecting TfL Rail to other parts of the network, Underground and Overground lines along the way.   Travel time into London from Shenfield will be 43 minutes, and after a short trip on the Tube, passengers can find themselves anywhere in the city, for work or leisure, in under an hour.  Ticket prices for TfL Rail depend on where you travel. The majority of stations operate within the Oyster Card zone limits, however, for those travelling to Shenfield, a National Rail ticket will be needed.

TfL Rail map

Unsure about where to start your adventure? Use our TfL Rail map to plan out where you want to go. From London Paddington, you can enjoy speedy services to Heathrow Airport Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5.

London Paddington to Heathrow Airport with TfL Rail

The quickest TfL Rail journey takes 25 minutes between London Paddington and Terminals 2 & 3, and an additional 4 minutes to Terminal 4. When booking an open return with TFL Rail, the ticket is valid for one calendar month, giving you peace of mind should you be delayed, or want to extend your holiday. On the TfL Rail line to Heathrow, commuters from suburbs can also travel on the line. The service picks up passengers from West Ealing, Hayes & Harlington, and Hanwell.

Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Although there isn't a designated stop for Heathrow Terminal 5 on TfL Rail, getting there is pretty straightforward. Passengers travelling to Terminal 5 should get off at the stop for Terminals 2 & 3 and change to the free transfer service (departing every 15 minutes) to Terminal 5. This transfer will add an additional 4 minutes to the journey time in total.

Heathrow to Paddington

Knowing how to get from the airport to your final destination is an essential part of your travel plans. With TfL Rail, you can connect effortlessly upon your arrival to London Paddington, and link to inner-city transportation.

Situated in west London, Paddington Station is a major railway terminus and London Underground station. 

Upon your arrival from Heathrow Airport on the TfL Rail, there are plenty of National Rail and Crossrail services connecting you to other parts of London and the UK, as well as links to the London Underground. Once on the tube, Paddington is a major station serving the Bakerloo, Circle, District and the Hammersmith & City lines

Paddington Station is also connected to the Hilton Paddington hotel and is a central hub for catching local buses and coaches to different parts of the UK. 

Good to know

Travelling with TfL Rail? Find out everything you need to know about luggage allowance, pets and other onboard TfL Rail facilities here.

Contact TfL Rail

Got a query about your TfL Rail journey? Get in touch online.

Customer service enquiries

If you want to get in touch with our customer support team about a booking you've made with us, visit our help section.

Delays, lost property and onboard services

If you would like more information regarding TfL Rail train times, lost property or onboard facilities, then call TfL Rail on (+44) 203 368 8968

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