Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted airports are all serviced by express trains from central London. These trains are not covered by a travel card, and require a ticket to be purchased specifically for them.
|Heathrow Express||Heathrow Connect||Gatwick Express||Stansted Express|
|Departs from||Paddington||Paddington||Victoria||Liverpool Street|
|Frequency||4 trains per hour||2 trains per hour||4 trains per hour||4 trains per hour|
|First departure||5:10||4:42 (Mon-Sat)6:27 (Sun)||3:30||
3:40 (Mon, Fri, Sat)
4:40 all other days
|Last departure||23:25||23:07 (Mon-Sat)23:12 (Sun)||00:32||23:25|
|Journey time||15 minutes to Terminals 1-319 minutes to Terminal 4
21 minutes to Terminal 5
|22 minutes to Terminals 1-328 minutes to Terminal 4
33 minutes to Terminal 5
|30 minutes||47 minutes|
The Gatwick and Stansted Express trains offer discounts when booked in advance. Even booking your train 7 days before can save you a few pounds. Also check group rates – both Gatwick and Stansted offer a 50% discount on group tickets (3-4 travelling at the same time).
Coaches are another option to get you to the airport. Book as far in advance as possible for the best rates. We recommend using EasyBus (owned by EasyJet), which offers rates starting at £1 when you book early. Some of their services run all night, but the first coach is usually at around 3:00. National Express also runs coaches to the airports, starting at £5, and their services run all night to most airports. Both companies offer coaches to Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, and Luton airports.