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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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
Heathrow terminal 5 to Paddington is 20 minutes. About us$50 round trip. You can charge your phone on the train too.
It is expensive, but after a 12hr flight, I just want get to central London. Most people take a cab or the Underground from Paddington, so add that and it's £££. It's either 15min or 1hr+ of your time. It's all about convenience and time for me, so I don't mind shelling out...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