Serving the world’s busiest international airport and carrying more than five million passengers per year, Heathrow Express is one of the most successful high-speed air-rail links in the world. The service carries more than 16,000 passengers a day on the 15 minute journey between Heathrow Airport and central London’s Paddington station.
Operating 150 services every day, Heathrow Express reaches Heathrow Central (Terminals 1 3) in only 15 minutes, with Terminal 5 a further 4 minutes. A free transfer service to Terminal 4 departs Heathrow Central every 15 minutes and arrives in only 4 minutes.
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I've used Heathrow Express several times
From Heathrow Luggage to London City, about 60 Mins including change at Paddington Underground station to your final destination.
From London to Heathrow Gate area, including check-in and security, has reliably been about 90 mins from hotel to arriving at the Gate even in busy summer travel season. I'd budget 2 hours.
* 3x trains per hour and...more
Supposedly the most expensive train ride per mile.... Well worth it. I used to use a car service to Heathrow which could run quite a bit more than the express and takes much longer. Especially when I travel alone for business this is absolutely the easiest and best way to get to LHR.more
Traffic in London in general is becoming worse and worse. Getting downtown can be challenging if you decide to take a cab. It can take from 45 minutes to close to 2 hours.
Taking the express is easy, comfortable and quick. It's much cheaper than taking a cab and it's stress free. Buying a ticket is easy and the trains normally are not very packed.
You will end up at Paddington train station...more
This is the only way to get into London. A Taxi all the way into town is crazy expensive. Taking the Tube is nuts when you have luggage. Taking the train into town and getting a Taxi from Paddington works well for me -- even working over near the square mile.
The trains are clean. The run on a good schedule. Even though you won't be on it for that long, the power jacks are handy to have. The...more
Although it is the fastest link between Heathrow Airport and downtown London, Heathrow Express (HEX) is slammed as the world's most expensive train by cost per mile and was not favored by both pro tourists and locals. Previously, I praised HEX as an affordable choice that is a much more comfortable than the conventional tube option if you book in advance, but after the recent reduction in...more