Great Western Railway + TfL Rail: Oxford to Heathrow Terminal 4 via Slough and Hayes & Harlington by Train

Coming to the end of my UK holiday, it's now time to head back to Heathrow Airport for my flight back to KL and Singapore. As I had purchased an Off-Peak Return ticket to Oxford, I'm heading back to the airport by train too. While not as convenient as getting a direct bus, they are … Continue reading Great Western Railway + TfL Rail: Oxford to Heathrow Terminal 4 via Slough and Hayes & Harlington by Train

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Great Western Railway: Oxford to London Paddington by Train (Advance Single)

There are a few types of tickets sold on National Rail, with the usual ones that I've been using allowing flexibility in which train you take and the routing you may so choose. However, certain tickets if bought in advance actually go at a discounted rate with added restrictions such as being non-refundable and only … Continue reading Great Western Railway: Oxford to London Paddington by Train (Advance Single)

Great Western Railway: Hayes & Harlington to Ealing Broadway by Train

The Great Western Railway operates frequent commuter services west of London to London and Didcot Parkway, with services stopping at some TfL Rail stations between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, making this section served by rather frequent trains throughout the day. Just as I got off the TfL Rail Class 345 Aventra, a GWR … Continue reading Great Western Railway: Hayes & Harlington to Ealing Broadway by Train

TfL Rail + Great Western Railway: Heathrow Terminal 4 to Oxford via Hayes & Harlington and Slough by Train

Heathrow Rail stations are served by Heathrow Express and TfL Rail trains, which are connected to the National Rail system and tickets throughout the UK can be easily booked to and from Heathrow with just a single ticket. As such, I booked myself to Oxford from Heathrow by Rail, using the TfL Rail and Great … Continue reading TfL Rail + Great Western Railway: Heathrow Terminal 4 to Oxford via Hayes & Harlington and Slough by Train

Heathrow Express + TfL Rail: Heathrow Terminal 5 to Heathrow Terminal 4 by Free Train Transfer

I had originally planned to leave for Oxford directly from Heathrow Terminal 5 on my booked connection from Slough with a seat reservation, but as I checked the departure time at the platform, I realised that my train would have come in just after the connection from the TfL Rail service, since it was timetabled … Continue reading Heathrow Express + TfL Rail: Heathrow Terminal 5 to Heathrow Terminal 4 by Free Train Transfer

TfL Rail + Heathrow Express: Heathrow Terminal 4 to Heathrow Terminal 5 by Free Inter-Terminal Train Transfer

To kickstart this trip, I decided to explore the free Inter-Terminal Transfer trains around Heathrow since it was, well, free. This also allows me to get on the Heathrow Express for free, which would otherwise overrun my budget immediately once I buy a regular ticket on it for Paddington. On top of that, I wanted to … Continue reading TfL Rail + Heathrow Express: Heathrow Terminal 4 to Heathrow Terminal 5 by Free Inter-Terminal Train Transfer