Heathrow to London Paddington in 15 minutes (Heathrow Express)

Want the FASTEST and most reliable way to get from Heathrow airport to the centre of London? The Heathrow Express is the one to choose!

It takes just 15 minutes by train, and trains depart every 15 minutes from/to London Paddington station 05h10 (06h10 on Sundays) until 23h25. There’s space on board for your luggage and comfortable seats to relax in.

Heathrow Express

  • Non-stop in 15 minutes between Heathrow Central and London Paddington (Journey times based on route between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 3.)
  • Plenty of luggage space in racks alongside the doors
  • Comfortable seating
  • At-seat power
  • 4G-enabled Wi-Fi on all Heathrow Express trains in both classes.
  • Accessible: there is no step on a Heathrow Express train. Level platform access means no struggling with luggage and easy boarding for wheelchairs (there are dedicated wheelchair areas throughout the train too).
  • On-board TV.

Price per person*

Standard (aka Express) class

  • Adult: R670 one way
  • Child (0 – 15 years): Free of charge

Comfortable, spacious seats with plenty of room.

First class

  • Adult: R785 one way
  • Child (0 – 15 years): Free of charge

Even more legroom and a personal table to work from, as well as free newspapers, magazines and at seat power sockets. 

*Price is valid until 31 December 2021, subject to major currency fluctuations.


  • Please note that things are changing all the time so please check prior to travel to ensure that Heathrow Express is running as per normal.
  • Face coverings (masks) are mandatory on all Heathrow Express trains.
  • Ticket machines are accepting card payments only and cash is not accepted at any sales point.
  • Keep a safe distance from others at all times.
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