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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Is the Heathrow Express the smarter way? It depends on how smart you plan your trip. Dubbed the world's most expensive train by cost per miles, HEX is often not recommended by both locals and tourists. However, if you book the train early enough, you can enjoy this luxurious airport transportation almost at the same cost as the more popular but slower Underground Tube!
HEX will perhaps be the...more
Okay, s*** happens, trains break down but the staff? You could have been better.
I needed to get to the airport and the tube was looking a little shaky (severe delays reported and when I actually got the the tube station it had just downgraded to minor delays). I bought my ticket on the app while on the way to Paddington and was all set, still over 90 minutes before my flight and it's only 20...more
~15-20 minutes from Paddington to Heathrow
Convenient transfers to London underground system and area trains at Paddington
Even with a group discount, we still paid $36 (USD) round trip per person for the journey so definitely way above the ~$15-20 that you would pay via the Underground or Heathrow Connect. I think the convenience outweigh the cons...more
The proximity of Paddington and ease of connection via circle line to my destination made flying to heathrow a better option otherwise I would have went for London City Airport.
As others have said the express will get you to the city in 15 min and the service is reliable. The only downside here is the cost, assuming you but the ticket 7 days in advance then you are looking at a 55euro...more
I have to say, the Heathrow Express may be the best part about the airport it's named after. This airport rail link will let you avoid the hassles of taking luggage on the Tube or dealing with a bus or taxi (although depending on your final stop "it helps you avoid the initial hassles of these things" may be more accurate). It takes you directly from the airport to Paddington Station; seeing...more