For the best way to travel between London Victoria and Heathrow Airport, simply make your way to Paddington and catch the Heathrow Express direct to the airport.

To begin your journey board the Circle Line London Underground train to London Paddington which is just a few short stops. Once at London Paddington simply follow the signs to catch the Heathrow Express. We usually depart from one of our dedicated platforms, either platform six or seven, but always check the boards before your departure. Then simply catch the Heathrow Express for the fastest way non-stop to Heathrow Central.

With trains running every 15 minutes from London Paddington and with a journey time of approximately quarter of an hour, Heathrow Express promises the quickest journey into Heathrow compared to the London Underground, other train services, or a taxi.


Heathrow Express Time Comparison


Heathrow Express trains arrive into Heathrow Airport at first Heathrow Central then Heathrow Terminal 5 station. Heathrow Central serves both Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, while there is a shuttle bus that connects to Terminal 4 with just a short journey. Passengers flying from Terminal 5 will need to stay on the train for approximately six more minutes and disembark at Terminal 5 station.

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

Journeys from London Victoria to Heathrow will usually take around 45 minutes to one hour depending on the day, method and time of travel.

By choosing to jump on the Heathrow Express from Paddington you will be able to ensure your journey is around 45 minutes. Heathrow Express trains from Paddington take just 15 minutes to reach Heathrow Central station and an extra six minutes to arrive into Heathrow Terminal 5 station.

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

The cost of travelling from Victoria Station to Heathrow, or Heathrow to Victoria, will depend on your chosen route and method of transport. If you plan your journey as early as possible there are also savings to be made.

By opting to travel to Heathrow Airport on the Heathrow Express, you can travel between London Paddington and the Airport for just £5.50. Simply book your ticket at least 90 days in advance to take advantage of our Advanced Purchase Single, which promises savings of up to 75%. Tickets purchased closer to the time will range from £25 for an Anytime Day Single on our Express Class, or £32 for an Anytime Day Single on our Business First Class. Children aged 15 and under travel free on Heathrow Express, while there are also savings to be made with a Duo Saver for two adult tickets.

Tickets for the London Underground from Victoria to Paddington will cost between £2.40 and £4.90, depending on whether you travel using an Oyster Card or simply pay cash for your single fare between the two stations.

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

There is no direct train from Victoria to Heathrow, but by choosing to travel on the Heathrow Express from London Paddington you can enjoy the fastest route non-stop into the airport from the capital ensuring you arrive at Heathrow in plenty of time for your flight.

When travelling on Heathrow Express opt for either our Express Class or Business First Class. Both offer a comfortable travel experience as well as quick connections into London Heathrow.

All passengers on Heathrow Express 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

Express Class passengers can relax in our Premium Seating that offers plenty of legroom, while Business First Class passengers have an even larger seating area and a personal table to catch up on any essential work before their flight, or simply relax with a complimentary magazine or newspaper.

*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.