Railair is really the generic term used to describe bus and coach
services linking airports to the national railway network
stations and not a single company as the name may imply. If you purchase
your bus ticket with your rail ticket for the Railair stations you will
be able to buy a through ticket price for the whole rail/coach journey
with a Railair ticket. Rail
Interchange stations are those that have joint rail and bus linked
The Railair routes normally all use stands 1-3 of the Central Coach
Station which is on the side of the station away from the main stands.
You can purchase Railair provides links to Feltham, Reading, Woking and
Watford Junction stations.
Services to Woking and Reading
also use the Terminal 5 bus
station as well as the central bus station.
The 285 and 490 bus
from the central bus station links with Feltham Station
which is around 5 miles from Heathrow.
Railair service offers transfers to Terminals 1, 2
& 3 via the central bus station. For Terminal 4 you will be changing at
For travel on the 285/490 Railair route either but a through ticket for the
rail network which includes the bus ride. Alternatively if you have a
Travelcard which includes fare Zone 6 this covers the ride. Finally you
can simply pay for a single fare on board the bus.
The bus journey takes from 20 to 25 minutes at intervals of up to every
10 minutes at peak hours.
The 285 bus is actually part of the London bus network, runs 24 hours a
day, and its full route is:
Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station > Harlington Corner > Hatton Cross
Station > Feltham Station Interchange > Hampton Sainsburys > Hampton
Hill > High Street/Hampton Road > Teddington Hogarth > Hampton Wick
Station > Kingston Cromwell Road Bus Station
Rail Air.com (First Great Western)
runs a non-stop service to
You do not have to be using the rail part of the connection. Standalone
tickets for the coach service between Heathrow and Oxford
purchased at the airport. The coaches are air-conditioned, spacious and
have reclining seats. Coaches depart up to every 20 minutes during the daytime on Mondays to Fridays.
At weekends, early weekday mornings and evenings coaches operate every 30 minutes.
Please note you can only buy tickets for this service from Reading, not
from Heathrow Airport. From Heathrow see below for the National Express
information: 0118 957 9425
to Watford Junction
. This service
has been replaced by the Greenline 724 coach. South West Trains
run the Railair coach service to
. National Express actually run the coach part of the Railair connection using its 701 coach route. The coach runs non-stop and takes around 30 minutes.
Heathrow-Woking Railair is a fast and frequent luxury coach service
serving both the Heathrow Central bus station and Terminal 5 directly.
Wherever you start your journey - Heathrow, Woking or your local station
- you need only purchase one Railair ticket for the whole journey.
Tickets can be purchased at any staffed rail station . This service
operates from the Heathrow Central Bus and Coach Station Stops 1 & 2 and
also from Terminal 5. It used to stop at
terminals 1,2 and 3 but no longer does so in order to speed up journey
times. The central bus station serves all 3 of those terminals so this
makes a lot of sense. From terminal 4 you need to make a connection with
the bus station.
information: 08705 757747
links out to places such as
Richmond, Clapham Junction, Camberley and Bracknell.
Links out to places such as Milton
Keynes, Birmingham, The Midlands, Manchester, Liverpool, the Northwest
Links out places such as Bristol
and the West, Cardiff and South Wales, South Midlands and the Cotswolds.
links out to places such as
Aldershot, Winchester, Salisbury, Portsmouth, Southampton and
Alternative coach service for Reading, Watford and
the following services:
National express to Watford
have a service
that takes around 50 - 70 minutes. If you are just using the coach part
of the journey then National Express are cheaper than the Virgin Railair
National Express run a frequent service to Reading
for the same cost as the Railair.com service. The journey time is around
National run a service to Woking for the same cost as the Railair South
West trains service. The run takes around 50-70 minutes.
Buy trains Railair bus tickets online
Of course you can also travel into London and pick up one the
many mainline connections. Mainline stations with national services
include City Thameslink,
Kings Cross Thameslink,
Blackfriars, , Cannon Street,
Old Street, Waterloo International and Stratford stations.