How to get to Heathrow by Train or Railair Coach Link
Heathrow doesn't have its own railway station but is connected to the national and local rail network by four Railair coach/ bus services providing express services between four stations: Woking, Reading, Watford and Feltham. You can purchase a combined rail and coach ticket from most stations.
Trains operate from Woking station to the south of England. Some of the towns you can reach from Woking are: Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Bournemouth, Guildford and Basingstoke.
At Heathrow - the Railair coaches pick up at the Arrivals level of Terminals 1,3 and 4; at Departures level for Terminal 2. Coaches set down passengers at Departures level of each terminal.
At Woking - the Railair coaches stop directly outside the Woking station. There is also a Railair lounge where you can wait.
Coaches leave at half-hourly intervals throughout most of the day to/from all four terminals. Customers travelling to Heathrow should exit on platform 5 and the coach leaves from outside the station. Tickets must be purchased before boarding. Customers travelling from Heathrow can purchase combined coach and rail tickets from the Speedlink lounges at the airport. On arrival at Woking customers should allow at least 10 minutes to transfer to your train after the arrival of the coach at the station.
Woking Railair coaches operate every 30 minutes and take just 40 minutes. The single fare is £8.00, a day return is £10.00 and a period return is £16.00.
Frequent trains operate from Reading to and from the west and south west of England and to South Wales. The Reading Railair is a frequent coach service that operates between Reading rail station and all four Heathrow terminals.
At Heathrow - the Railair coaches pick up at the arrivals level of Terminals 1, 3 and 4; at departures level for Terminal 2. Passengers are set down at departures level of each terminal.
At Reading - the Railair coaches stop directly outside Reading Station - just follow the signs to the Railair lounge and/or Heathrow Railair Link. The lounge is at the bottom of the station concourse. Tickets need to be purchased before travel at the Railair Lounge.
Coaches leave at half hourly intervals throughout most of the day to/from all four terminals. Customers travelling to Heathrow should report to the RailAir Lounge at Reading station at least 15 minutes before departure of the coach. Tickets must be purchased before boarding. Customers travelling from Heathrow can purchase combined coach and rail tickets from the coach departure area in Terminal 1. A wide section of other tickets, reservations and information on Rail services is also available. On arrival at Reading customers should allow at least 15 minutes to transfer to your train after arrival of the coach at the station.
Express coaches operate daily every 20 minutes and the journey takes 40 minutes to Terminal 1 (1 hour to Terminal 4). The single fare is £9.50 and a day return is £11.00, a saver return fare (valid for 1 month) is £17.00.
From Watford Junction there are trains to Northampton, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.
At Heathrow - the coaches pick up from the Arrivals level of Terminals 1, 3 and 4; at Departures level for Terminal 2 and set down passengers at Departures level of each terminal.
At Watford Junction - the coach departs from the train station.
Coaches leave at regular intervals throughout the day to/from all four terminals. Customers travelling to Heathrow should proceed from the platform to the station exit using the underpass. The coach leaves from the bus departure area immediately left of the station front. Customers travelling from Heathrow can purchase combined coach and rail tickets from the Speedlink lounges at the airport. Customers should allow at least 10 minutes to transfer between train and coach or vice versa at Watford.
The Watford Railair operates ½ hourly from 05:30 to 22:35 from Heathrow and 06:55 to 23:35 hours from Watford Junction seven days a week. The journey takes about 40 minutes to Terminal 1 (1 hour 5 minutes to Terminal 4). A single ticket costs £4.00 and a return is £6.00.
For further information on any railair enquiry please telephone 08457 48 49 50.
London Underground's Piccadilly Line provides you with a fast and cost-effective option for getting to the airport from the centre of London. Two stations both in Zone 6 serve all four terminals (one for Terminal 4, the other for Terminals 1, 2 and 3), journey time is under an hour and you shouldn't have to wait longer than ten minutes for a train - even off-peak. If you purchase a travelcard this will cover you for trains, tubes and buses. Tickets are available at the London Underground stations. Most Underground stations have ticket machines. The underground is linked to the airport terminals via walkways. Please allow at least five minutes to reach Terminals 1, 2 & 3.
The first train to central London leaves Heathrow Terminal 4 at 05:04 (05:47 on Sundays) and the last train leaves Terminal 4 at 23:33 (23:17 on Sundays).
The first train from central London arrives at Heathrow Terminal 4 at 06:29 (07:49 on Sundays) and the last train leaves at 00:06 (23:36 on Sundays).
These times are subject to change - it is advisable to check with London Underground travel information (number below) before travelling.
For London Underground travel information telephone : +44 (0)20 7222 1234.