Heathrow Informational Guide to London Heathrow Airport - LHR - Non Official

Train to London Heathrow

Regarding train transport in Heathrow, there are a couple of available options to get to London or other places around:

Heathrow Express

By Heathrow Express passengers are able to transfer to Central London (Paddington Station).

These are non-stop trains that only take 15 minutes to Paddington Station from Terminals 2 and 3, and 6 more minutes from Terminal 5. Trains operate every 30 minutes. 

Train has services such as air conditioned, free Wi-Fi, plenty of space for luggage, power sockets, among others. 

Schedule from Heathrow Airport:

- Terminals 2 & 3: From 05:17 am to 11:33 pm and 11:48 pm (Monday to Sunday)
- Terminal 4: From 05:48 am (Monday to Saturday) to 11:22 pm and 11:41 pm and from 06:05 am on Sundays
- Terminal 5: From 05:12 am (Monday to Sunday) to 11:27 pm and 11:42 pm.
Trains are currently operating every 30 minutes. 

Check the timetable here. 


Tickets are available online or via the Heathrow Express app as well as in Arrivals or at the stations.

Express Single Ticket cost £22 off-peak and £25 peak, peak times are 6:30am-9:30am or 4pm-7pm, Monday – Friday excluding UK Bank Holidays. Express Class Returns are £37 at all times. Alternatively book in advance from just £5.50 one way at weekends and £12.10 one way on weekdays.

Alternatively tickets can be bought from just £5.50 one way when you book 90 days in advance.*

Contactless and Oyster cannot be used to travel with Heathrow Express. 

TFL Rail

TFL Rail trains- before known as Heathrow Connect- connect Heathrow Airport with London Paddington Station every 30 minutes and also to other local stations located in western London. Travel time is around 31 and 49 minutes.

TFL Rail trains stop at Terminals 2 (underground levels), 3 (ground level) and 4 (Ground level). For those passengers travelling to Terminal 5, please change to the free transfer train at Terminals 2 and 3.


£10,50 one way trip. Oyster card can be used. 

Rail-air bus links

Bus services connect Heathrow Airport with the national rail network at Feltham, Woking, Reading and Watford Junction.

There are buses that connects LHR Airport with the national rail network.

- To Reading: By RailAir coaches. RA1 bus route.
- To Watford Junction: By Green Line bus route 724.
- To Feltham: By Bus route 285 and Bus route 490.
- The RailAir RA2 coach service runs from Heathrow Central Bus Station and Terminal 5 to Guildford Railway Station (for trains to Farnham, Portsmouth and the North Downs). 

*Passengers can buy a combined coach-train ticket to cover the whole journey. It is not necessary to be a rail passenger to use the services.

For the rail-air bus link service, coaches are located at the central bus station in Heathrow Airport. Passengers can get there within a few minutes’ walk from both Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.