Heathrow Express increases 'turn up, pay and go' fares

By David Flynn, June 1 2016
Heathrow Express increases 'turn up, pay and go' fares

London’s Heathrow Express will increase same-day ‘turn up, pay and go’ fares for peak hour travel from Monday June 6.

One-way fares between Heathrow Airport and Paddington station will rise from £22 to £24 for Express Saver economy tickets bought online, from ticket machines or ticket offices on the day, if you travel between 7am and 10am.

The more exclusive Business First carriages (shown below) will also become slightly more expensive throughout the day, up £2 from £30 to £32.

Don’t forget that you can score a free upgrade from economy to first class by flashing your Gold-grade frequent flyer card from any Star Alliance airline.

Read: Free Heathrow Express first class upgrade for Star Alliance Gold

Advance fares remain pegged at significantly lower prices if you can book anywhere from 14 to 90 days in advance of your trip – just nominate the day of your arrival and buy your ticket online or via the Heathrow Express smartphone app.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Jun 2015

Total posts 105

Thanks for the heads up David.

Will look to buy them before i go.

British Airways - Executive Club

07 Sep 2012

Total posts 47

Heathrow Express is a rip off.

Heathrow Connect which takes just 23 mins costs only £10.20 vs HEX's £22. And if you travel around by train much in the South, Southeast , get a Network Rail card for a yearly fee of £30 and get 1/3 off your fares. So the above 2 trains costs £6.75 and £14.50 respectively! The Network Rail card is great for short jaunts to Canterbury and Margate - £19 return vs £36 in some cases. With the HS1 line, a day trip to from St Pancras International to Canterbury takes under 45 mins each way.

10 Aug 2015

Total posts 117

A little dig around on the HEX website will show there are numerous discounts available. Qantas employees  (as an airway that flies to Heathrow) with airline photo id receive a 75% discount.

Business First being more "exclusive" is a bit of a stretch, no one is excluded if that want to pay the more "expensive" fare. Bigger seat and there is a free newspaper but that is all and the journey is just 15 minutes.

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