Service alteration details

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Revised timetable for Heathrow Express

Incident created
20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:14
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport 

TOC(s) affected
Heathrow Express;

Heathrow Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Heathrow Express are running a reduced, half hourly service to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

Heathrow Express services will depart every 30 minutes:

  • London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5: 25 and 55 minutes past the hour
  • Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington: 12 and 42 minutes past the hour
  • Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington: 17 and 47 minutes past the hour


London Paddington station has a one way system in operation at busy times. This will be in place at the country end of London Paddington station. Due to the sail bridge section being so narrow, passengers entering from H&C or Canalside will use the taxi facility route.


Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from Heathrow Express can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 July onwards, please check back closer to the time.

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