Heathrow Express has launched a new ticket pricing structure that includes a £6.99 single fare for advance bookings made between three and six months in advance.
The advance fare is some 74 per cent cheaper than the £26.50 cost of buying an Express Saver Single ticket onboard the train itself on the day of travel.
A Business First ticket bought at least 90 days in advance of travel costs £9.99, or £18.00 for a return, compared to £29.50/£53.00 if bought on the train itself.
Express Service fares
Business First fares
Prices are staggered into five categories of ascending cost – those bought at least 90 days in advance; those bought at least 30 days in advance; those bought at least seven days in advance; those bought on the day of travel online or from a ticket machine; and those bought on the day of travel on the train itself.
Heathrow Express said in a statement: “Advance tickets are valid only on the date shown on the ticket and are non-refundable.”
Fraser Brown, director of Heathrow Express, said: “Many travellers flying in and out of Heathrow have booked flights well in advance, so it makes sense to book your airport transfer at the same time as your flights for the maximum saving.”
Earlier this year, Heathrow Express installed platform gap-fillers at its stations to reduce the risk of passenger accidents (see news, April 30).