The Heathrow Express (HEX) is a dedicated rail connection between London Heathrow Airport and Paddington station near central London. Operating on England’s Great Western main line network, the Express offers the quickest transfer time between the two points: a mere 15 minutes, non-stop. Also, daily departures are frequent, with trains leaving both Heathrow and Paddington every 15 minutes.
From London, the HEX makes two stops upon arrival at Heathrow. The first, Heathrow Central station, takes 15 minutes. The train then makes its second stop at Heathrow Terminal 5 station just 6 minutes later.
Travel route overview
London ̶̶ Heathrow Airport
Train stations: London Paddington to Heathrow Central (Terminals 2 & 3): 15m
Train stations: London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5: 21m
Heathrow Airport ̶ London
Train stations: Heathrow Central (Terminals 2 & 3) to London Paddington: 16m
Situated in the London Borough of Hillingdon (approximately 22 kilometers southwest of central London), Heathrow is the UK’s busiest airport. It’s also the 5th-busiest air terminal globally in terms of passenger traffic. Heathrow has 2 parallel runways which point east-west and 4 active airport terminals in total.
London Heathrow actually has 3 independent trains stations, two of which handle Heathrow Express commuters. One is Heathrow Central, serving airport Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. The other is Heathrow Terminal 5, serving of course, Terminal 5. Collectively, the stations feature a number of convenient facilities, including:
Children between the ages of 5 and 15 receive a discount on the adult ticket price. Children under 5 years of age travel for free.