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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Man, what is not to love?
First of all, I arrived and the two Heathrow Express guys at the top of the stairs offered to carry my bag down the stairs and on to the train. Wow. Service.
It's the most expensive train per minute in the world. (see Helen C's review). She speaks the truth! Sweet and simple: Paddington to LHR, and reverse. No local pick ups. Just high speed from A to B.
Just after picking up our luggages and while heading to exit, 2 Heathrow Express sales assistants stood there and were selling tickets. 2 way ticket to Paddington cost £34 and from there we took a taxi to hotel. Heathrow Express is clean, fast, comfortable and it even has TV screens showing news and weather. It reminds me of Tokyo Narita Express just the Narita one has mobile coffee service...more
I would only take Heathrow Express if I was in a rush. Its really pricey if you are trying to conserve your money. You can just take the direct tube to Heathrow and not have to pay a lot. We got confused and paid with return which we could have clearly spent that money on something more useful since we were not in a rush.
When you return from London to Heathrow, the signs are very confusing...more
I can't say enough about the Heathrow Express. I think I'm in love. I think all major cities should have this, need this, and must invest in something like this because it is AMAZING.
Yes, if you don't buy your tickets online in advance, you may have to pay 20-25gbp for a ride, but if you buy it in advance online, you only end up paying around 16-18gbp. Even at 20gbp that's about $35 which I...more
Having been a visitor to Heathrow airport for almost 33 years, it's perhaps a little surprising that I only rode the Heathrow Express for the first time last weekend
I've driven there or taken cabs there but when using public transport, I'm usually on the Piccadilly line which gets you into Central London in about 45 minutes though it can get crowded as it collects local passengers along the...more