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As Britain’s busiest airport with five huge terminals, many travellers take the train to Heathrow Airport for domestic and international flights. Taking the train to the airport is an easy way to travel and removes the stress of driving, parking, or relying on a taxi.

To get to Heathrow Airport, CrossCountry can take you to Reading station from all over the country. From here, you can jump on the RailAir bus to Heathrow Airport.

Getting to Heathrow Airport by train

Using CrossCountry, the best place to change for access to Heathrow Airport is Reading. From Reading station there are signs for the RailAir bus from all platforms. Buses leave regularly through the day, and the journey takes approximately 45 minutes.

Reading Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs.

For more information about getting to Heathrow Airport, visit Heathrow’s website.

Our Top Travel Tips

Here are our top travel tips to make sure your journey runs smoothly:

  • Discover the best time to travel – Learn more about Anytime and Off-Peak fares and what they mean for your journey.
  • Skip the queues by purchasing your ticket on our website, or on our mobile site via your smartphone. Have them immediately sent to your device as an m-Ticket via our app and walk straight onto your train without needing to collect from the station.
  • Download the CrossCountry app for real-time train information, tickets and live departure information.
  • London hotels – If you have an early flight and want to stay in London for the night, you’ll want to book a great value hotel.

Facilities at Heathrow Airport

If you're looking to fill some time before your flight from Heathrow Airport, it would be easier to name what you can't find there. The shopping section is packed full of fashion outlets, beauty brands, travel accessories, books and magazines, and tech stores. Whatever you've forgotten to pack, you are certain to find a good replacement at Heathrow Airport. And of course, you can’t visit the airport without a trip to World Duty Free for a range of products at great value prices.

If you're feeling snacky before your flight, rest assured that you can find something delicious to nibble on. If you're looking for a luxury three-course meal, you can sample the menus at sit-down restaurants. If you'd prefer something light, you can enjoy a panini, salad, or sandwich from coffee shops. For a pre-flight tipple, there are pubs and cocktail bars to enjoy - or for something sober, why not enjoy a barista coffee?

Britain’s busiest airport has all the facilities you need for a comfortable and pleasant trip - including free WiFi, multiple passenger lounges, prayer rooms, play areas for children, and smoking areas in designated places.

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