Heathrow Express offers the fastest route from London Paddington to Heathrow Airport non-stop. With four trains leaving London Paddington every hour, you can catch the Heathrow Express to London Heathrow every 15 minutes. Heathrow Express trains travelling to London Paddington also leave every 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport.
How long does the Heathrow Express take?
Trains leaving London Paddington travel directly into Heathrow Central, with a journey time of just 15 minutes. Passengers travelling from Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 will leave the Heathrow Express at Heathrow Central, while those flying from Terminal 5 should stay on the service an extra six minutes into Terminal 5 station. For Terminal 4, simply leave the Heathrow Express at Heathrow Central and hop onto the Elizabeth Line train to the terminal.
Our trains depart either London Paddington or London Heathrow every 15 minutes. For the full Heathrow Express schedule on the day of your flight and to understand the Heathrow Express times that best suit your departure or arrival time, simply use our search functionality below or sign up for the Heathrow Express mobile app.
Remember, it takes just 15 minutes to travel non-stop from London Paddington to London Heathrow, but it is still advisable to leave plenty of time before your flight.
When is the first train to Heathrow
The first train to Heathrow Airport from London Paddington, leaves at 05:10. We understand the need for passengers to arrive at London Heathrow for early flights, whether business travellers or those going on holiday from Heathrow, which is why our services run from London Paddington from just after 5am.
Once the first train to Heathrow has left Paddington, Heathrow Express services continue to travel non-stop to London Heathrow every 15 minutes.
When is the last train to Heathrow
The last train to Heathrow Airport leaves London Paddington at 23:25. With flights taking off from London Heathrow late into the night, we ensure that our Heathrow Express trains continue to cater to the needs of passengers with night flights.
Our final service into Heathrow from London Paddington arrives at the airport at approximately 23:40 serving those that have flights during the night.
How much is a train to London Heathrow
The cost of your train ticket to London Heathrow on Heathrow Express will depend on how early you book your ticket.
By purchasing your Heathrow Express tickets from London Paddington to London Heathrow at least 90 days in advance you can save up to 75% on the cost of your ticket. An Advanced Single will cost you just £5.50. Children of 15 and under will also travel for free, while there are savings to be made for frequent travellers through our Carnet 6 and Carnet 12 options.
For tickets purchased on the day, an Anytime Single on our Express Class will cost £25, and £32 on our Business First Class service. There’s a full list of Heathrow Express prices is available.