18 FEBRUARY 2019
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Contactless bank cards, mobile devices and Oyster cards will all be accepted on the Heathrow Express service between London Paddington and Heathrow Central from tomorrow, 19 February. It follows a similar plan for Luton Airport announced last week (BTN 11 February).
For the new service, ticket barriers have been installed at Heathrow and Paddington platforms 6 and 7 to integrate the route into the capital’s Tube, rail and bus network, where half of all pay-as-you-go journeys are now made using a contactless card or mobile device.
Using contactless payment or Oyster costs the same as a peak or off-peak express single, depending on the time of travel, and is not included in daily or weekly fare capping.
The best value Heathrow Express fares, including return tickets and advance fares from £5.50 each way at weekends, remain available online or via the Heathrow Express app.
Customers travelling in Business First Class can also use contactless or Oyster by touching-in and purchasing an upgrade from the on-board team. Business First includes wider seating, work tables and free magazines and newspapers.
Heathrow Express and Transport for London (TfL) have also installed new multilingual ticket machines at Heathrow allowing passengers to buy, top up or refund Oyster cards up to £10.
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