Service update: later starts on Sundays
21 September, 28 September and 19 October
Due to essential Crossrail improvement works being carried out by Network Rail, services will start later than usual on the above dates. The first trains will leave London Paddington at 06:25 and Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06:18. A revised terminal transfer service will operate until 07:00.
Heathrow Express offers the fastest journey between the airport and central London.
Non-stop trains run every 15 minutes. The journey between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 & 3 takes 15 minutes (a few minutes more for Terminals 4 or 5).
What's on board
Travel in comfort on modern trains with air-conditioning, plenty of baggage space and free TV. You can even use your mobile phone when the train is in a tunnel. Need to relax or work in peace? Every train has a Quiet Zone carriage. Or take advantage of the First Class service, providing larger seats, extra legroom, tables to work from and complimentary newspapers and magazines.
Timetable, tickets and fares
Trains run between 05:10 and 23:25 from Paddington, and between 05:03 and 23:58 from Heathrow.
Tickets are available online, at the station or on the train. The standard-class single fare is £26 on board or £21 in advance. Returns are £39 on board or £34 in advance.
For more fares, timetables and special offers, or to book tickets, visit HeathrowExpress.com or call 0845 600 15 15.
View train times and frequencies (external link)
Where to catch trains
Heathrow Express trains stop at Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 & 3 and Heathrow Terminal 5. Passengers travelling to Terminal 4 should change on to the free transfer train at Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 & 3.
Paddington station is close to Hyde Park and Oxford Street. From Paddington you can catch trains to the South and West of England, or take the London Underground's District, Circle, Bakerloo and Hammersmith & City lines.
View Heathrow train and underground map (41KB GIF)
Discounts and deals
Save more than just time when you take the Heathrow Express between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport. If you’re planning to travel with children, or with two or more people, you may be eligible for exclusive online offers.
Kids Go Free*
Save money on your next family trip with free travel for two kids per each full paying adult. Book online, at the ticket office or with a mobile sales advisor and save £10.50 per child one way, and £17 per child return.
If you’re planning to travel with a friend or partner then take advantage of the Heathrow Express Duo Saver offer. Book online and get a return Express Saver for two adults for £50, a saving of £18.
The Heathrow Express Group Saver is the best option for groups of friends or families looking to travel between Central London and Heathrow Airport. Book in a group of three or more and save 1/3 of your total fare. The offer applies to both Express Saver Single and Return tickets.