Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express

Quick, comfortable and convenient is the way the Heathrow Express train is described by its owners, Heathrow Airport Holding Ltd. Carrying more than five million passengers a year between central London, and one of the world’s busiest airports in just 15 minutes is an incredible feat that makes the Heathrow Express an undeniable success.

The Heathrow Express train makes 150 trips a day between Heathrow Airport and Paddington Railway Station in central London. The train journey takes just 15 minutes to reach Heathrow Central, the stop for Terminals 1 and 3, with Terminal 5 a further four minutes later. For Terminal 4, you need to exit the train at Heathrow Central Station and take the free transfer service to Terminal 4, also a four-minute journey.

All doors on the Heathrow Express open flush with the platform, making for easy wheelchair and rolling luggage access to the train.

On board the train you will find large spacious seats and plenty of storage for your luggage, as well as complimentary 4G, Wi-Fi Internet service to keep you connected as you travel between the airport and London.

First Class passengers have the added benefit of more leg room, complimentary newspapers and magazines as well as a personal table for laptops.

All trains are equipped with monitors that provide information about the journey along with the latest weather and news from the BBC.

Throughout your journey, on-board staff is available to answer any questions or help with requests.


Paddington Station

Paddington Station is bang in the heart of London’s famous West End, Theatre District and has excellent connections with the rest of the city via Hammersmith, City and District Underground rail lines. Paddington is also the London station that services all trains to the Southwest of England and Wales.

Prior to 2016 the Heathrow Express rail link came under criticism for being one of the country’s most expensive train journeys  with a one-way ticket costing £22. The operators of the service have listened to the complaints and now offer a discounted fare of £5.50 on weekends and £12.10 during the rest of the week providing tickets are booked 90 days in advance. There are also considerable savings to be had, even if you book just two weeks in advance with Saturday, Sunday travel available for £12.10 and a weekday fare of £16.50.

Heathrow Express Jobs

For Heathrow Express it is a matter of pride that every customer using the service walks away with a positive experience.

The company wants to deliver exceptional customer care and wants their employee’s to feel proud of being a part of a team that delivers a special world-class service.

Heathrow Express is always looking for people who enjoy interacting with the public and take pride in delivering top-notch customer service, while also being able to achieve sales and performance targets.

As an employer, Heathrow Express offers an enviable benefits package and salary with front-line staff working a shift schedule that allows them to work six days with four days off. Heathrow Express provides and exciting work environment while also offering rewards for hard work.

If you are interested in a career with Heathrow Express, click on the link and you will be taken to their current vacancies page.

Photos courtesy of Hugh Llewelyn and Clay Gilliland.