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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Top 5 reviews of Heathrow Express
I don't usually take the Heathrow Express but I found myself using it several times in the past 12 months because I was traveling with a teenager. I needed the extra time and comfort provided by the Express train and the teenager traveled with me for free.
I've bought tickets at the the station as well as months beforehand while still in the States. Much cheaper buying ahead of time. If... more
Pros: it's a clean, spacious, fast train that gets you from Heathrow to Paddington in mere minutes. I find Heathrow Express especially useful if I'm late in waking up and have therefore procrastinated in starting my journey to Heathrow; the fact that I can zip to Paddington via a cab ride and then zip to Heathrow via this train means that I can still make my flight.
Cons: it's super expensive... more
Not the best or most dependable method of transportation from Heathrow Airport to central London. In fact, for £25 one way off peak, it will only take you as far as Paddington. Still wound up costing another £36 in cab fare to central London. The trains are clean and fast with free WiFi but that's about the only plus. Also, miss one train and you're waiting at least 15 minutes.... more
After a long flight, taking the Heathrow Express to Paddington station was very convenient. Yes, there were cheaper ways to get from LHR to Paddington, but as a first time visitor to London .... staying at a hotel near Paddington station ..... the express was a good choice. Tickets were purchased in advance. You can buy them at LHR just as easily. Ticketing agents were spotted all over the... more
If you are looking for convenience then this is the way to go for you. I see most people complaining about the pricing for this, and I can understand that concern. But you are paying to get from London city to the airport in fifteen minutes or less.
You can have it one way or the other. You can either pay the price and get there quickly or go the cheaper route and spend more time en... more