Given how expensive the Heathrow Express train service between Heathrow Airport and central London is, it is not surprising that a lot of people search for a Heathrow Express discount code before using it.
There has been some good news of late. As of Friday 27 March, under 16s accompanied by a parent or guardian, now travel completely free on the Heathrow Express.
Otherwise, although a number of Heathrow Express discount codes have come and gone over the years, there remains a solid bank of discount codes that remain valid as of 2015, and may well be applicable to your journey (in some cases saving you a small fortune).
12% discount on any ticket combination – Mastercard holders only
Via this link, Mastercard holders can get 12% off any Heathrow Express ticket purchase until 30 January 2016. There is no need to actually use a Heathrow Express discount code, just click on the link and the discount will be applied.
Two adults together – DUO12
Probably the most widely applicable Heathrow Express discount code is DUO12.
The DUO12 code basically means two adults can get a return at £25 each, rather than £35. That’s still pricey, but a substantial saving of £20 for the two returns (i.e. £50 instead of £70).
The obvious downside is it does mean you need to be travelling with another adult.
You simply need to enter the discount code DUO12 in the promotion code box when booking online.
- The same two adults must travel together at all times, in both directions
- Return ticket is valid for one month from the date of first scan
- Offer applies to Express Saver return tickets only
- Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or discount
- Railcards cannot be used to purchase this offer
- Non refundable
Three adults together – 3RDOFF
Alternatively, if you’re a group of adults, the Group Saver offer saves you 1/3 when 3 or more adults travel together. Simply use the code 3RDOFF.
These offer 12 tickets for the price of 9, taking the cost per journey (one-way, not return) to £16.10.
Finally, you can also get a discount (usually 34%) with a railcard (National Railcard, 16-25 Railcard, TFL Annual Gold Card, Senior Railcard etc) or even an ISIC student card.
Away from the Heathrow Express discount code option, Heathrow Connect from Paddington is also an option. If you are flying from Terminal 1-3, it is a direct (albeit stopping) service. You need to change trains for Terminals 4 and 5. At £10.10 for a one-way ticket (£10.10 return), it is much cheaper.
You can of course also get the tube to Heathrow, at the following rates from Zone 1:
- Peak: £5.10 (Monday to Friday from 0630 to 0930 and from 1600 to 1900).
- Off Peak: £3.10 (at all other times including public holidays).