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There has long been a theory that, on a mile-for-mile basis, the Heathrow Express costs more than a trip to the moon.
Without crunching the numbers, I’d probably take that with a small pinch of salt. However, I can confidently state that prices for the 15 minute journey have historically been eye-watering. This generally led to a scrabble to find any applicable Heathrow Express discount code, to get some sort of reduction on the fare.
Fortunately, all that has now changed with the arrival of a solid set of advance purchase tickets.
Provided that your single ticket is on a specified date (in the case of a return ticket, that need only be the outward journey), you will be able to book tickets at the following rates:
90 days in advance
- Standard Class: £6.99 single/£11.90 return
- First Class: £9.99 single/£18.00 return
30 days in advance
- Standard Class: £10.75 single/£17.50 return
- First Class: £14.75 single/£26.50 return
7 days in advance
- Standard Class: £16.10 single/£26.25 return
- First Class: £22.10 single/£39.75 return
Compare that to the walk-on price:
- Standard Class: £21.50 single/£35 return
- First Class: £29.50 single, £53 return
(+ £5 if you buy on the train)
Anything to add?
The full list of Heathrow Express discount codes is available here.
You will collect Heathrow Rewards points at a rate of 1 per £1 on this travel, which can be converted to air miles or Heathrow Airport shopping vouchers.
Children aged 15 years and under travel free with an accompanying adult (aged 18+).