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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 routes.
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.
The Heathrow-Feltham Railair service offers transfers to Terminals 1, 2 & 3 via the central bus station. For Terminal 4 you will be changing at Hatton Cross.
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 Reading. You do not have to be using the rail part of the connection. Standalone tickets for the coach service between Heathrow and Oxford can be 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 service.
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information: 0118 957 9425
Virgin Trains to Watford Junction. This service has been replaced by the Greenline 724 coach. South West Trains run the Railair coach service to Woking Station. 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

Feltham: links out to places such as Richmond, Clapham Junction, Camberley and Bracknell.
Watford: Links out to places such as Milton Keynes, Birmingham, The Midlands, Manchester, Liverpool, the Northwest and Scotland.
Reading: Links out places such as Bristol and the West, Cardiff and South Wales, South Midlands and the Cotswolds.
Woking: links out to places such as Aldershot, Winchester, Salisbury, Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth.

Alternative coach service for Reading, Watford and Woking
National Express run 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 coach service.
National Express run a frequent service to Reading for the same cost as the Railair.com service. The journey time is around 43 minutes.
National run a service to Woking for the same cost as the Railair South West trains service. The run takes around 50-70 minutes.

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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, Charing Cross, Euston, Fenchurch Street, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Marylebone, Paddington, St Pancras, Old Street, Waterloo International and Stratford stations.



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