Heathrow Express offers the fastest route into London from Heathrow Airport. Having arrived at Heathrow Airport, simply hop on the Heathrow Express and enjoy a non-stop 15-minute journey into London Paddington.

With services running every 15 minutes and with a journey time of approximately quarter of an hour, Heathrow Express is the quickest way to make your way into the capital after your flight. We offer a much more efficient journey compared to a taxi, the London Underground or other train services.


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For passengers arriving into Terminal 2 or 3 at Heathrow Airport, simply board the Heathrow Express at Heathrow Central for your short journey into London Paddington. If you arrive into Heathrow at Terminal 5, your Heathrow Express train will leave from Terminal 5 station, while passengers at Terminal 4 will need to take a quick shuttle bus from the terminal to Heathrow Central.

Once at London Paddington your onward journey into the rest of the capital couldn’t be easier.

Passengers travelling to either King’s Cross or St Pancras should hop on either the Hammersmith & City Line or the Circle Line for a direct service into King’s Cross St Pancras, while those heading to Victoria should use the direct Circle Line service. Euston station is easily accessed via the Hammersmith & City Line into Euston Square, followed by a short walk to London Euston.

A variety of transport options means you can reach the rest of the city conveniently.

How long does it take to get from Heathrow to London?

Heathrow Express trains from Heathrow to London, have a total journey time of 15 minutes non-stop into London Paddington, when travelling from Heathrow Central station. Trains leaving Terminal 5 station will take six minutes to travel to Heathrow Central before running directly into London Paddington.

Onward journeys to other major stations in the capital such as King’s Cross, Victoria or Euston may add approximately half an hour onto your journey time depending on your chosen route and the time of day.

How much does it cost to get from Heathrow to London?

Train prices for the Heathrow Express to Paddington will depend on how far in advance you purchase your ticket. When you buy your Heathrow Express ticket at least 90 days in advance, you can save up to 75%, with an Advanced Single costing just £5.50.

Tickets purchased on the day will be £25 for an Anytime Day Single on our Express Service, and £32 for an Anytime Day Single to travel Business First Class on Heathrow Express.

The cost for your onward journey from London Paddington will depend on your final destination in the capital and your chosen method of transport whether taxi, bus, tube or train.

Enjoy the benefits of our Express and Business First Class on Heathrow Express Journeys

We are committed to efficient and easy travel to and from Heathrow Airport. Ensuring we offer passengers quick connections is just one aspect of this commitment, as we also provide a comfortable travel experience for all our passengers whether you choose to travel on our Express Class service or Business First Class service.

On Heathrow Express services from Heathrow to London, you will enjoy:

  • Plenty of luggage space
  • At-seat power
  • Free 4G Wi-Fi
  • Onboard TV service offering useful journey information and BBC World News
  • Level platform access to all our trains at all platforms

If you choose to travel on Business First Class, you can make the most of the extra legroom provided as part of our Premium Seating, as well as your own personal table. We also provide all our Business First Class passengers with complimentary newspapers and magazines.

*Journey times based on route between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 3. Data sources: Google Maps for journey time by Taxi, TfL Journey Planner for journey time by Tube Tfl Rail and Heathrow Express. For Tube and Tfl Rail, the journey time represents an average, based on estimated best journey times shown on TfL Journey Planner on the hour every hour from 5am to 10pm for each day of August 2019. For Taxi, the journey time represents an average, based on an estimated range of journey times shown on Google Maps on the hour every hour from 5am to 10pm for each day of August 2019.