Heathrow to London (& Rtn): Review of public transport options

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  • AMcWhirter

    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.



    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.


    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 luggage


    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.


    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?


    @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.



    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.

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