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« on: February 17, 2019, 03:02:23 pm »

Hello,

Looking to take the family into Paddington, then platform transfer to Tfl Rail to Heathrow.
Only have to cart the luggage across platforms and on to another train rather than Underground/coach via Reading, etc.
Don't want to pay for Heather Express, Tfl will be fine.

Questions are when we book tickets, are the Tfl Rail valid that day, or do we need to purchase a specific train time to/from Paddington.  Just thinking of a late arrival at Paddington and the unknown question of how long we will take to clear Heathrow.
As they seem to run every half hour, it would be convenient to take 'any convenient' train.

Are we able to purchase tickets for Tfl Rail in advance?

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 08:37:16 pm »

Tfl rail was previously known as Heathrow Connect. It's the stopping service between Paddington and Heathrow (If you're going to T5, change at T2/3 station). It's often very busy between Paddington and Hayes and is almost empty after that.

You can buy tickets online from GWR and other ticket outlets. I used destination "Heathrow Rail". The Tfl rail trains are 10.50 single, you don't have to specify a particular service.

Incidentally you might be able to get the HEX for 5.50, normally 25! (if you book at least 90 days in advance and travel at the weekend) https://www.heathrowexpress.com/advanced-fares
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 10:01:35 am »

Tfl rail was previously known as Heathrow Connect. It's the stopping service between Paddington and Heathrow (If you're going to T5, change at T2/3 station). It's often very busy between Paddington and Hayes and is almost empty after that.

You can buy tickets online from GWR and other ticket outlets. I used destination "Heathrow Rail". The Tfl rail trains are 10.50 single, you don't have to specify a particular service.

Incidentally you might be able to get the HEX for 5.50, normally 25! (if you book at least 90 days in advance and travel at the weekend) https://www.heathrowexpress.com/advanced-fares


Thank you very much Surrey 455. Very much appreciated, and yes, the Bank Holiday reduction would pay for one tea and one coffee on an IET on the return journey!  Grin
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