How do I get from St Pancras to Heathrow Airport?

The fastest and most efficient route from St Pancras to London Heathrow is to catch the Heathrow Express from London Paddington. Trains leave London Paddington every 15 minutes and it takes just 15 minutes to travel non-stop to Heathrow Central.

From St Pancras, simply take the short walk to Kings Cross and jump on the Hammersmith and City Line heading towards Hammersmith. It's just a few stops to Paddington.

Once you arrive at London Paddington make your way up from the underground to the station concourse. Simply walk to the dedicated Heathrow Express platforms 6 and 7. We occasionally use other platforms at Paddington, so remember to check your journey planner and keep your eyes on the boards at the station.

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

As there are no direct St Pancras to Heathrow trains, the quickest option is to take the tube to London Paddington and board the Heathrow Express. Your journey to Heathrow Central takes just 15 minutes non-stop, giving you plenty of time to arrive at the airport before your flight.

Heathrow Express trains leave from Paddington every 15 minutes and arrive into Heathrow Central just 15 minutes later. If you’re travelling on to Terminal 5, it will take you an extra six minutes. For flights from Terminal 2 or 3, leave the train at Heathrow Central and it’s a short walk to your terminal. When you’re flying from Terminal 4, you’ll just need to hop on a quick connecting shuttle bus from Heathrow Central.

Is there a direct train between St Pancras and London Heathrow Airport (LHR)?

No, there is no direct train from St Pancras to London Heathrow. The quickest and most-efficient option for your journey is to take the tube to London Paddington and jump on the Heathrow Express for non-stop train travel into Heathrow.

How much does it cost to get from St Pancras to Heathrow?

You can save money by booking your Heathrow Express ticket as early as possible. In fact, by booking an Advanced Purchase Single, you can save as much as 75% of the cost of your ticket. Kids 15 and under will also travel for free.  

If you don't have time to book in advance and are flying last minute, you can still secure an Anytime Single on Express Class for less than £30. An Anytime Single on Business First Class will be slightly over £30. If you’re travelling from St Pancras to Heathrow to pick someone up from the airport, your return journey on Express Class will cost you just under £40.

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Why choose Heathrow Express?

The Heathrow Express is the most efficient way to arrive at London Heathrow before your flight. Once you arrive at London Paddington, our trains take just 15 minutes to get to Heathrow Central with no stops along the way.

With four trains leaving Paddington every hour, it's simple and fast. As well as travelling from St Pancras, the Heathrow Express is the ideal option to journey to the airport from Kings Cross, Euston and Victoria, as well as further afield from Oxford or Milton Keynes.

When you travel on Heathrow Express, you'll also be journeying in comfort. By choosing Express Class, you’ll enjoy spacious seats, plenty of luggage space and have your own plug to keep your devices charged before your flight. If you travel in Business First Class, you’ll benefit from even more legroom, more space and a table for any last-minute work. Or you can simply relax with our complimentary newspapers and magazines.  

Passengers in both classes can connect to our free Wi-Fi and enjoy our onboard TV service, which features BBC World News, weather and entertainment clips, and useful journey information.

*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.