Heathrow to London (& Rtn): Review of public transport optionsBack to Forum
Daytripper – You may consider “walk-up” fares to be “ludicrous” but book ahead and the prices tumble.
Remember these tariffs have to bought direct from LHR Express. At the time of writing they cannot be purchased through rail agents like trainline.com or from the TOCs.24 Dec 2015
For those in South London, don’t forget the X26.
It’s a er, rather leisurely journey despite having about 8 stops in total.
But if you have the time and want to avoid central London; for the cost of an Oyster card single journey; it’s quite nice.24 Dec 2015
I agree SealinkBF
From Kingston/Surbiton to LHR the X26 is a great, cheaper (and not much slower) alternative to driving or taking a taxi/minicab….
Especially if have a late morning departure and no luggage24 Dec 2015
Crossrail will be a game changer in 2018/19.
Trains every 15 mins direct to Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool street, Canary Wharf, stratford.
I find it hard to see how the HX will have a future once crossrail starts.26 Dec 2015
Is it not logical to join the Heathrow Express and Stansted Express services, run them through the Crossrail tunnel from Paddington to Liverpool St. and thus link the two airports with a through service?27 Dec 2015
@andystock 26/12/15 15.08 GMT
It is good news. But it seems LHR is demanding £40 million a year for Crossrail services to use its LHR rail tunnels.
LHR Express was funded by the former BAA and the train service remains outside the National Rail network.28 Dec 2015
I guess you cannot blame BAA for wanting a few bob from Crossrail as it will seriously dent if not negate any profit from HEX. It does show what a dysfunctional railway this country now has.28 Dec 2015