Heathrow Express Tickets

Activity code: HEX

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  • The smartest way to Central London with trains departing every 15 minutes
  • Journeys taking just 15 minutes from Terminal 1 & 3
  • Enjoy the comfort of wider seats, free Wi-Fi and power at your seat
  • Pre-book to eliminate the stresses of post-flight ticket arrangements


Heathrow Express is a premium high-speed train service that takes just 15 minutes between Heathrow Terminals 1 & 3 and London Paddington in just 15 minutes (21 minutes from Terminal 5). Put simply, it’s the quickest way from Heathrow to the heart of London.

On-board facilities
With free Wi-Fi and Sky News, you can stay connected. In our new carriages, you will find at seat power sockets too. There’s plenty of space in our dedicated luggage racks and you’ll find toilet facilities on-board too.

Getting from Heathrow to London Paddington

How to find our terminals:

  • Heathrow Central station is between Terminals 1 and 3. The terminals are signposted from the station and can be reached on foot in a few minutes.
  • Heathrow Terminal 4 and Heathrow Terminal 5 stations are inside the terminals themselves. Lifts and escalators provide step-free access to check-in or arrivals, which are clearly signposted.
  • If you are arriving at Terminal 4, take the free inter-terminal train to Heathrow Central (takes just 4 minutes) and change for the Heathrow Express.

Getting from London Paddington to Heathrow

Trains usually depart from Platforms 6 and 7 at London Paddington:

  • If you’re going to Terminal 1 or Terminal 3, board any train and get off at Heathrow Central. Journey time is 15 minutes.
  • For Terminal 5, get on the London-Heathrow train at Paddington and stay on board at Heathrow Central – all trains continue to Terminal 5, arriving six minutes later.
  •  For Terminal 4, change at Heathrow Central and catch the free transfer service. These connecting trains depart every 15 minutes and travel time is four minutes.

Please Note: All single tickets are only valid on the date of travel specified on the ticket when purchased.

Business First Class;

You can upgrade your experience and receive; 

  • Larger seats and additional leg room
  • More spacious and private environment
  • Complimentary magazines and newspapers
  • At seat tables
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Additional Information


Daily:  7 days a week

150 journeys each day starting from Paddington Station at 5:10am with the last train leaving Terminals 1 & 3 at 11:48pm and 11:53pm (Sundays).

Every 15 Minutes*

Currently the Heathrow Express services are departing every 30 minutes:

London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5: 25 & 55 minutes past the hour
Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington: 12 & 42 minutes past the hour
Heathrow Terminals 2&3 to London Paddington: 17 & 47 minutes past the hour