Heathrow T2&3 to Paddington by train

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1) From Heathrow Terminals 2&3 take the Piccadilly Line
2) Change at Gloucester Road to the Circle Line
3) Leave the train at Paddington

How many stops? 17   Do you have to change? Yes

Stations on the route: Heathrow Terminals 2&3 → Hatton Cross → Hounslow West → Hounslow Central → Hounslow East → Osterley → Boston Manor → Northfields → South Ealing → Acton Town → Hammersmith → Barons Court → Earl’s Court → Gloucester Road change train Gloucester Road → High Street Kensington → Notting Hill Gate → Bayswater → Paddington

How long does it take? The journey time is approx 55 mins

Fare zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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Adult fare for zones 1-6

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Adult train fare from Heathrow T2&3 to Paddington
Cash Oyster and Contactless Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap Weekly cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak (contactless) Anytime Off-peak
£6 £5.10 £3.10 £12.80 £12.80 £64.20 £18.60 £13.10 £64.20 £246.60 £2568

Child fare for zones 1-6

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Child train fare from Heathrow T2&3 to Paddington
Cash Oyster Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak Anytime Off-peak
Aged under-11 and accompanied by an adult, or with a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard
Aged 11-15 with a Young Visitor Discount applied to their Oyster card
Half the adult fare
Aged 11-15 with an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard
£3 £0.85 £0.75 £6.40 £1.50 £9.30 £6.50 £32.10 £123.30 £1284
Aged 16-17 with a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard
£3 Half the adult fare £18.60 £13.10 Same as the 11-15 fare

Note: For Oyster and contactless ‘off peak’ is outside the hours of 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri) and all day Sat-Sun. Prices are based on what time your journey begins – not when it ends. Read more about London train fares and child train fares. Learn how to use Oyster cards, Visitor Oyster cards, travelcards and contactless cards.

Heathrow T2&3 tube station

London Underground map from Transport for London
Heathrow T2&3 station
 (zone 6)

Alternative train journey to Paddington:
Heathrow Terminal 4 to Paddington or Heathrow Terminal 5 to Paddington


Paddington tube station

London Underground map from Transport for London
Paddington station
 (zone 1)

Car parks near Paddington train station

Alternative train route from Heathrow T2&3:
Heathrow T2&3 to Lancaster Gate, Heathrow T2&3 to Edgware Road or Heathrow T2&3 to Bayswater


Lifts, stairs and escalators

Heathrow T2&3 station – from the street to the Piccadilly eastbound platform you’ll have no stairs from the Bus Station entrance, an escalator or a flight of 29 stairs plus a flat travelator from the Terminal 2 entrance, a flight of 22 stairs plus two flat travelators from the Terminal 3 Arrivals entrance, or a lift plus two flat travelators from the Terminal 3 Departures entrance, plus another lift or escalator from the ticket hall down to the platform

Gloucester Road station – from the District/‍Piccadilly eastbound platform to the Circle westbound platform there are no lifts, escalators or stairs from the District platform, but one lift and two flights of stairs (26 up and 36 steps down) or three flights of stairs (26 and 87 up and 36 steps down) from the Piccadilly platform

Travel by bus, taxi or minicab

Heathrow Express – The quickest way into central London is on the Heathrow Express

Black taxi to Paddington – A taxi from the airport into central London will take 30-80 mins and cost anything from £48 to £90

Ask a question

  •  Guest – “I plan to take the Piccadilly from Heathrow to Paddington station. I understand that I will need to change train at gloucester road. Could I leave the station at gloucester road, then return at a later time to catch the Circle to Paddington ?”
  • Admin – “No, if you exit the barriers and leave the station then that's the end of the journey as far as the computer is concerned. You will pay a new fare when you get back on again (unless you have something like a 1-day travelcard of course, because you can make as many journeys as you want with those)”

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Note: This journey is computer created and may not be the fastest route. Allow extra time for cancellations/delays. Disabled access information about lifts, escalators and stairs should be double-checked before travel

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