Heathrow Express from Paddington provides a dedicated express rail link into Heathrow Airport from central London, offering the fastest way non-stop from the capital to Heathrow Central.

Journey times are just 15 minutes, with trains running between London Paddington and Heathrow every 15 minutes.

Paddington to Heathrow by Train

Heathrow Express connects London Paddington and Heathrow Central in just 15 minutes. With trains running from Paddington every quarter of an hour, it’s the quickest way to go to London Heathrow non-stop.

Once you arrive at London Paddington on the underground, simply follow the signs to the Heathrow Express. We usually depart from either platform six or platform seven, but make sure you check the board for the right platform.

Heathrow Express serves both train stations at Heathrow Airport. If you’re flying from either Terminal 2 or Terminal 3, board the Heathrow Express at Heathrow Central, while if your flight leaves from Terminal 5, continue on the train for another six minutes to complete your journey into Terminal 5 station. Those flying from Terminal 4 can jump on a quick shuttle bus from Heathrow Central.

With journey times of just 15 minutes on Heathrow Express, we provide the fastest route to the airport from London Paddington, compared to the London Underground, local taxis and TfL Rail Heathrow.


Heathrow Express Time Comparison


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

Train tickets for the Heathrow Express from Paddington can be as little as £15 for an Advanced Purchase Single. You can enjoy cost savings of up to 40% when booking tickets at least 90 days in advance.

Tickets purchased closer to the time or at the time of travel will range from £25 for an Off-Peak Single on Express Class and £32 for an Anytime Day Single on Business First Class. Cost savings are also available for tickets bought in groups of two or three, as well as Carnet options for frequent travellers.

Children aged 15 and under will also travel on Heathrow Express for free.

What are the benefits of using Heathrow Express from Paddington?

Heathrow Express from London Paddington to Heathrow provides passengers with the quickest way to access to Heathrow Airport from central London. Journey times are just 15 minutes, with trains leaving Terminal 5 station every 15 minutes.

Passengers on board Heathrow Express will also benefit from the ample luggage racks on board, as well as comfortable spacious seats for all passengers on our Express Class. Those opting to travel via Business First Class will find even more legroom and a personal table to work from, as well as seat power sockets and free newspapers and magazines.

All Heathrow Express passengers will have access to complimentary 4G-enabled Wi-Fi and can enjoy the onboard TV service providing BBC World News, weather and entertainment clips, in addition to useful journey information.

Level platform access on all our Heathrow Express trains also means there’ll be no struggling with luggage and easy boarding for wheelchairs. We also provide dedicated wheelchair areas throughout the train too.

*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.