Peak fare rises come into force on Heathrow Express

Peak fare rises come into force on Heathrow Express

Fare rises have come into force on Heathrow Express, the most expensive train journey per mile in the UK.

The price of a peak time single ticket on the direct service from London Paddington to the airport, is due to increase from £22 to £24, and a business class ticket from £30 to £32.

The hike is part of an attempt to ease congestion on the line by encouraging off-peak travel.

Off-peak return tickets will soon be reduced from £36 to £25, the Times reported.

A single fare on the Heathrow Connect, which also departs from Paddington, costs £10.20, and travelling to the airport on the Underground from central London costs £5.10 at peak times.

Heathrow Express director Fraser Brown said that the changes would protect the “great service” provided on the quickest route to Heathrow.


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