airport trainsAlthough London has some of the busiest airports in Europe (and the world!), all of them are very well connected by rail making it incredibly easy to get to and from each complex.


London Heathrow, the busiest airport in the world for international passengers, is visited by two different train services as well as being connected to the London Tube network.  The Heathrow Express, a dedicated service that links Heathrow Airport with Paddington Train Station, offers passengers a fifteen minute journey between the airport and the centre of London.  Run by an organization owned by the BAA (British Airports Authority), the Heathrow Express is relied upon by many travellers.  The other rail service is Heathrow Connect, which travels the same route between the airport and Paddington Station but stops at the stations along the route. The London Underground (Tube) Piccadilly Line has stops at Heathrow that are located close to all five terminals.

Like Heathrow, Gatwick Airport has several rail services that connect the airport to London.  The Gatwick Express service runs direct to London Victoria train station, whilst another service runs between Gatwick and Luton Airport.  As Gatwick is located on the Brighton Main Line, normal services also run past the airport.


London Stansted and London Luton are also well connected to the wider rail network.  Stansted has a train station directly under it's single terminal that is runs Express services to London Liverpool Street station as well as services to the north (to Cambridge).  Luton has a relatively new station, on the Midland Main Line, which has connections to London St Pancras.