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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There's no faster or more hassle free way to get from central London to Heathrow.
At the peak of my travels I've seen up to three round trips per month to and fro T5.
Trains reliably depart every 30 minutes and seldom see delays. My awaiting Addison Lee at Paddington makes every journey feel absolutely seamless.
They now have a new app for those inclined to make pre-purchases.more
Heathrow Express is an airport rail link between London Heathrow Airport and Paddington. It opened in 1998 and is operated by the Heathrow Express Operating Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heathrow Airport Holdings. It is an open access operator and not subject to franchising.
Journey time from Heathrow is 15m from T123, a little longer for T4 and T5more
I've taken the Heathrow Express many, many times. In my experience, the trains are always on time. Yes, there is the occasional service interruption where the trains run every 30 minutes instead of every 15 minutes, but that is always posted on signage all over the place - so plan accordingly.
If you are traveling to/from the airport to/from Paddington Station, this is the way to go. If you...more
As I'm standing here on this platform wondering why I have to wait 30 minutes during evening rush hour (for a train that was advertised departing every 15 minutes) I can't help but reflect that I could have taken Uber for only 10 pounds more--with the taxi from Paddington Station to my flat they were the same price. Though I did get to participate in the stampede to the taxi stand with the...more
The Express costs some extra bucks, but if you don'tind waiting fir the right train or taking your time to get in to London it is so worth it.
When you arrive at Heathrow just before luggage claim there sometimes is a guy selling Express tickets. With return it is £32. Buy from him to save time. (He accepts cards). Or you can buy from machines just before the trains.
Supercomfy and fast -...more