There are plenty of options for business travellers making their way to London’s key airports, so leave the car at home and consider an airport express instead. Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports each has a dedicated express service running from central London but these often run alongside regular, often much cheaper, rail options.
Travellers departing from Gatwick Airport, for example, can head to the airport on services from Southern and Thameslink from across the South, as well as the high-speed Gatwick Express service itself. To Heathrow, options include braving the 50-minute trip by London Heathrow Express
Runs from: London Paddington station to Heathrow Airport Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Operating hours: 05:10 to 23:25 (Mon-sat); 06:10 to 23:25 (Sun).
Journey time: 15 minutes to Terminals 2 and 3; 21 minutes to T5; and 19 minutes to T4.
Amenities: Complimentary newspapers and magazines in Business First class. Onboard Express TV in both First and Express class featuring BBC news and journey information. Plenty of luggage racks.
Business/first class: Business First Class.
Tickets: Prices from £25 (peak) and £22 (off-peak) oneway and £37 return. Book well in advance for one-way weekday fares from £12.10.
explores the airport express services available to and from London’s major airports