Heathrow Terminal 4 railway station

Heathrow Terminal 4 is a railway station at Terminal 4 of London Heathrow Airport served by the Elizabeth line.

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Heathrow Terminal 4 is located in Greater London
Heathrow Terminal 4
Heathrow Terminal 4
Location of Heathrow Terminal 4 in Greater London
LocationHeathrow Airport
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hillingdon
Managed byHeathrow Express
OwnerHeathrow Airport Holdings
Station codeHAF
Number of platforms2
Fare zone6
National Rail annual entry and exit
2019–20Steady 1.752 million[3]
2020–21Decrease 162[1][3]
2021–22Decrease 0[2][3]
Key dates
23 June 1998Opened
9 May 2020Temporary closure
14 June 2022[4]Reopened
Other information
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WGS8451°27′29″N 0°26′42″W / 51.458°N 0.445°W / 51.458; -0.445Coordinates: 51°27′29″N 0°26′42″W / 51.458°N 0.445°W / 51.458; -0.445
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The separate Heathrow Terminal 4 Underground station on the Piccadilly line is adjacent to this station. Journeys to and from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 railway station are free of charge and can be used by passengers changing terminals at Heathrow.


The station opened on 23 June 1998, together with the Heathrow Express.[5] From 1998 to 2008, the station was the terminus of the Heathrow Express service from London Paddington. All services terminated here after calling at Heathrow Central. In 2005, the Heathrow Connect service was introduced, which provided a slower service to Paddington but calling at local stations along the way, as well as offering cheaper fares. This service also terminated at Terminal 4, together with the Heathrow Express. Upon the opening of the new Heathrow Terminal 5 station in 2008, all Heathrow Express services were re-routed to terminate there, and services to Terminal 4 were replaced with an every 15 minute shuttle service, which ran between Heathrow Central and Terminal 4. Most Heathrow Connect services then terminated at Heathrow Central, although on Sundays, they continued to Terminal 4.

On 20 May 2018, TfL Rail took over the Heathrow Connect service in readiness for becoming part of the Elizabeth Line which at the time was expected to open in December 2018. From May 2018 until 5 November 2022, trains ran half hourly between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 4; an additional shuttle runs between Terminal 4 and Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 railway station to maintain a train service of every 15 min between the two stations. On 9 May 2020, Heathrow Terminal 4 station closed temporarily until further notice, due to the closure of the airport's Terminal 4 during the COVID-19 pandemic in London.[6] The station was reopened on 14 June 2022.[7] On 24 May 2022, the Elizabeth Line took over operations of services at the station, with through services to Abbey Wood via Central London commencing on 6 November 2022.


Heathrow area rail services
from Paddington
Old Oak Common
Acton Main Line  
Ealing Broadway        
West Ealing    
Hayes & Harlington    
Airport Junction
Hatton Cross  
Heathrow Junction closed 1998
  Heathrow Airport:
Terminal 4
Terminal 4
Terminals 2 & 3      
Terminals 2 & 3        
Terminal 5          


All services from Heathrow Terminal 4 are operated by Elizabeth line.

From May 2023 trains will travel to Shenfield on the Great Eastern Main Line.

Service tableEdit

Preceding station   Elizabeth line Following station
Terminus Elizabeth line
Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
towards Abbey Wood


London Buses routes 482 and 490 serve the station.


  1. ^ The decrease in Office of Rail and Road figures for the 2020/21 period is due to the temporary closure of this station due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. ^ The decrease in Office of Rail and Road figures for the 2021/22 period is due to the temporary closure of this station due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. ^ a b c "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ "Elizabeth line timetables". Transport for London. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Heathrow Express off to flying start". Railway Gazette. 1 August 1998. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  6. ^ Caswell, Mark (4 May 2020). "Heathrow closes Terminal 4 to passengers". Business Traveller. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Elizabeth line timetables". Transport for London. Retrieved 24 May 2022.

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