Heathrow Express

Ultimate Convenience: Heathrow to London at 100 mph &
Print at Home e-tickets

That’s the top speed on the Heathrow Express. And the convenience starts before you leave home. Now you can print your ticket before you travel. Heathrow Express is the best way to travel from London’s Heathrow Airport to Paddington Station in downtown London, with a travel time of only 15 minutes from terminals 1-3, and 23 minutes from terminal 4 and 5. And the convenience continues as there are trains leaving every 15 minutes during the day. You’ll travel in air-conditioned, smoke-free cars, with your choice of cell phone-free zones or onboard Express TV. So why take a cab when you have a non-stop rail link between London Heathrow Airport and downtown London? After all, with London traffic who wants to travel at speed of cab?

Here’s what’s included:

    • Non-stop rail service between Heathrow and Paddington Station in central London from terminals 1, 3 and 5. Travelers arriving into terminal 4 connect through terminal 1 or 2 via a free inter terminal transfer.
    • New: print your e-ticket at home before you travel.
    • Frequent departures mean ultimate convenience: Every 15 minutes, trains depart from Heathrow Airport (terminals 1-5) and Paddington Station.
    • Travel time is 15 minutes to/ from terminals 1-3, and 23 minutes to/ from terminal 4 and 5.
      • London Heathrow to Paddington Station - every 15 minutes from 5:12am - 11:48pm
      • Paddington Station to London Heathrow - every 15 minutes from 5:10am - 11:25pm
    • Air-conditioned with on-board Express TV and mobile phone-free zones.



    • Tickets must be used within 3 months of the date of first use as entered below. The return portion of a round trip ticket must be used within 1 months of initial travel.
    • Children under age 16 ride for free. 
    • Hours of Operation: 5:00am - 12:00am (midnight).
    • No service on December 25 - 26.
    • Unused tickets are 85% refundable within one year of purchase.
    • Prices are subject to change.
    Please note: BritRail Pass and BritRail England Pass cover Heathrow Express. Travel on Heathrow Express requires use of a travel day.
Why should I take Heathrow Express?

The Heathrow Express train is available 7 days a week and has a travel time to Paddington Station of 15-20 Minutes. Compare that to:
  • A taxi at 45-60 minutes and a cost of $90-$140
  • A bus at 60-75 minutes, if you get lucky with traffic

Can I use my BritRail pass on Heathrow Express?

Yes. It will cost a day of your railpass.

Can I use my ticket in either direction?

Yes, you can. Don’t worry if you’ve bought a ticket for the ‘wrong’ direction by mistake, it will still be valid.

What happens if I’ve booked for the wrong travel date or my flight is delayed - will my ticket still be valid?

Yes, your booked ticket remains valid for three months. If you have booked an incorrect date or if your journey is delayed or postponed, you will still be able to use your ticket.

I have another question. Who do I contact?

Please contact Rail Europe by dialing 1-800-622-8600 for US travelers,1-800-361-7245 for Canadian travelers and 01-800-112-6680 for travelers in Mexico. Or you can send us a message on our Contact Us page and we will respond to you via email within 24 to 48 hours.