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Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express is the non-stop train service running between Heathrow Airport and Paddington Station in London.

This article explains how to earn Avios when you book Heathrow Express tickets.  You can buy tickets here.

Bits: see the new (old) Heathrow Express trains, see Simple Minds with IHG points, new Avios CEO announced

News in brief: Heathrow Express unveils a sneak peak of its new (old ) trains Heathrow Express has released a few pictures of its new rolling stock which after delays is now due for launch in the Summer. Despite their impeccable interiors, the existing Heathrow […]

Bits: extra BA Caribbean discounts, last day for IHG’s Europe sale, using Railcards on Heathrow Express

News in brief: Extra British Airways Caribbean discounts – Club World at £1399 British Airways has added some additional Caribbean discounts to the current sale, for Autumn travel. All are priced at £1,399 return.  The destinations included are: Antigua Bridgetown / Barbados Grenada Kingston Port […]

How many Avios do you earn from Heathrow Express train tickets? Fewer than you thought.

I’ve no idea when this happened, but at some point in the last few months the Avios earning rate on Heathrow Express tickets has been halved. You now earn 5 Avios per £1, instead of the previous 10 Avios per £1. As a reminder, there […]

New lower fares launched on Heathrow Express – as new ‘old’ trains come into service

Heathrow Express has launched a change to its pricing structure, aimed at attracting more leisure business.  This comes as the current train sets prepare to hit the scrap heap, to replaced with new ‘old’ rolling stock. Heathrow Express has offered £5.50 fares at weekends and […]

Heathrow Express and British Airways Gold Guest List upgrade deal is continuing

This may well have changed months ago, but I noticed the other day that there is no longer any expiry date showing for the special Heathrow Express / British Airways Gold Guest List upgrade package. There is nothing to do to take advantage of this […]

Did you know that ‘kids eat for free’ at Heathrow?

Heathrow has two schemes – ‘kids travel for free’ and ‘kids eat for free’ – which can substantially reduce the cost of getting to, and eating in, the airport. Heathrow asked me to try out its family-friendly services and offered me a free set of […]

Get a 20% discount on Heathrow Express train tickets

Yesterday we ran our annual update on the best way to save money on Heathrow Express tickets. What I didn’t know is that promo code TAJHOTELS is still working.  This gets you a 20% discount on all Heathrow Express standard tickets type, except Advanced Purchase. […]

How to get a discount on Heathrow Express train tickets (2019 edition)

It’s been two years since we last looked at the different ways of finding a Heathrow Express discount.  A few things have changed since then, so I thought it was worth an update. ‘Secret’ discounts are nearly, but not quite, dead Five years ago, the […]

A good new BA Amex ‘bonus Avios’ promotion which requires registration

If you have a British Airways American Express card, an interesting new promotion could be waiting for you.  Many, but definitely not all, cardholders seem to have it.  My wife and I do not. You need to go to the American Express website here, log in, […]

Heathrow Express trains are now accepting Oyster cards

Heathrow Express has announced that it will be accepting contactless payment cards and Oyster cards from Tuesday 19th February. This follows the introduction of ticket barriers at Heathrow and on Platforms 6 & 7 at London Paddington. This is not necessarily something you want to […]

Get 20% off Heathrow Express trains this week with a code

Get 20% off Heathrow Express for the next week. Heathrow Express is running a Chinese New Year promotion. Code LNY2019 will get you 20% off an Express Saver return ticket.  The outbound must be used by 20th February whilst the return half is valid for […]

Save £7 on return Heathrow Express train tickets

Heathrow Express is offering a £7 discount on return Standard Class Heathrow Express tickets.  This takes the price down from £37 to £30. This offer is linked to the Virgin Atlantic sale but you do not need to have a Virgin Atlantic flight booking to […]

Get 250 bonus Heathrow Rewards points (=250 miles) with every Heathrow Express purchase!

Heathrow Rewards and Heathrow Express have teamed up to offer a generous bonus promotion. Heathrow Rewards gives you 1 point for every £1 spent in Heathrow (1 per £10 on foreign exchange) or on Heathrow Express tickets (online bookings only). Once you’ve earned 250 points […]

Get £10 American Express cashback on Heathrow Express train tickets

American Express has launched a new cashback deal with Heathrow Express. It is showing on my British Airways Premium Plus card but not on any others.  Remember that you must click ‘Save to Card’ in order to register. You get £10 back on a £35+ Heathrow […]

Good British Airways Amex ‘bonus Avios’ promotion – requires registration

If you have a British Airways American Express card, an interesting new promotion should be waiting for you.  The majority of cardholders seem to have it. Tthat said, looking at the comments below there are a large number who do not, so don’t take it personally […]

The Heathrow Express upgrade deal for British Airways Gold Guest List members is confirmed

ba.com has recently been updated to confirm that the offer of free First Class upgrades on Heathrow Express for British Airways Gold Guest List members is continuing. At least until 31st July. There is nothing to do to take advantage of this offer.  Simply buy a standard […]

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