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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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
The Heathrow Express is the quickest way to get into the city from the airport. But you pay for that quickness and convenience. Cost can vary depending on when you purchase your ticket but generally the earlier you book the more you save. The cheapest tickets start at GBP12.10 when you buy 90 days in advance, increase at 30 days and 14 days in advance and are most expensive when bought on...more
This might be an expensive option, (33% cheaper if you have a rail card) but it is so efficient! 15 minutes to Heathrow!!!
Cabins are new and very clean (especially compared to Heathrow Connect or the tube), this services all the terminals at Heathrow. You may need to change at Terminal 2/3, but you get onboard another Heathrow Express.
We always tend to use this service, unless we have a...more