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Travel on Heathrow Express for just £10 each way in August – and kids go free

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Heathrow Express has launched a strong promotion for travel in August, although only a limited number of tickets are available.

You can book a one way ticket for just £10.

Given that children under 15 are free on Heathrow Express, a family of four with two young children could travel to the airport for just £20.

Heathrow Express

The offer is now live and can be be booked via this link

Only 25,000 tickets are being released at £10 so you should book sooner rather than later. £10 tickets can be booked for any day in August.

The offer can be combined with a Railcard discount which takes the price down to £6.60 each way. Details of how to claim a Railcard discount are on this page of the Heathrow Express site.

Get an extra 10% to 15% off with American Express

Heathrow Express is currently offering 15% cashback to many American Express cardholders.

You need to see if you are targeted for this by looking in the ‘Offers’ tab on the Amex website or app for each of the cards that you hold. You need to click ‘Save to Card’ to register.

Depending on which version of the offer you have, you will get 10% to 15% cashback on your next Heathrow Express transaction. There is no minimum spend. The offer can only be used once per registered card.

This could take the cost of your special offer ticket down to as little as £8.50 one way.

Earn Heathrow Rewards points too

You are able to collect Heathrow Rewards points on Heathrow Express tickets booked online – click here to read the details on the Heathrow Express website.   This works on both the main website and the Heathrow Express app.

You earn 1 Heathrow Rewards point per £1 spent.  Premium tier members of Heathrow Rewards earn 2 points per £1.  They can be redeemed 1:1 for Avios, Virgin Points, Emirates Skywards miles, Heathrow shopping vouchers and various other bits and pieces.

You can’t collect Avios on these discounted tickets. If you are booking fully flexible Heathrow Express tickets you can book via to visit and earn 5 Avios points per £1 spent (see here) but you cannot combine this with the £10 offer.

Heathrow Express Business First

Get a free Business First upgrade with BA Gold Guest List or Star Alliance Gold status

This offer will combine with the ‘free First Class upgrade’ offer available to:

  • British Airways Gold Guest List members
  • Gold members of any Star Alliance frequent flyer programme

If you have either of these statuses, you can sit in Business First, image above (no guests allowed). Simply show your Standard Class ticket to the guard along with your frequent flyer membership card.

The BA Gold Guest List offer is outlined here on (log-in required). This page of the Star Alliance website has details of their offer.


The £10 August one-way tickets between Paddington and Heathrow on Heathrow Express are bookable now via this page of the Heathrow Express website.

Only 25,000 tickets are available so it is worth booking sooner rather than later.

Comments (34)

  • Bernard says:

    So zone 1 to Paddington plus promotion is £12.80
    Liz line semi express to T5 is £13,30 from anywhere in z1. And faster unless you origin in Paddington.
    Heathrow Express still hasn’t worked out that once you change it’s both slower and more expensive. Still!!!

    • Lumma says:

      Elizabeth line is even cheaper if you do a few journeys on tfl the same day and you hit the daily cap

      • Bernard says:

        And no need to pre purchase, so no risk of lost money with the 1in fifty chance BA cancels your flight

  • Justus Brown says:

    It’s unclear how you can get the railcard discount on the Avios-earning page though. On the normal page – no problem (you have to attach it to your user profile and be logged in.)

    • Rob says:

      On the normal page (not the Avios site) you just select Railcard on the booking page!

      Not sure if the app is different, or mobile site is different, but it is clear as day on desktop! You’re not the first to say this.

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