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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This is the best public transportation to get to and from London! Plus, if you plan ahead you can purchase your tickets in advance with a good discount--they are flexible with the times so no worries if your flight times change.
The Heathrow Express is fast, clean and has phone chargers at each of the seats. This is way better than taking a taxi, the tube, or a car service. Yes--there is a...more
It's a long flight to London from LA for us. Since it's usually an overnight flight we are often groggy from jetlag at the arrival and are in desperate need of a recharge at our hotel.
The Heathrow Express provides a rapid and comfortable connection into London Paddington station. It's super easy and comparably inexpensive. The train is modern and quiet, and rolls along with pleasant views...more
The real deal! This is the start of how to get around London. If you are coming into the country and into the Airport. Heathrow express is the fastest way into the center of London. And it does it in 15 minutes! I purchased my round trip ticket online and in advance. I think you can purchase at the booth at the airport as well or at a kiosk at the airport. The seats are purple, space...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
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