From Heathrow to King's Cross Station?

Hi. Don't know if this is the venue to ask this but it seems right. I will be arriving at Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport on a Sunday at 9:35 AM. I want to buy an advance ticket for a train from King's Cross Station to York. How much time should I allow to get through customs and take public transportation to King's Cross, so I know approximately what time to buy my train ticket for. And what is the best way to get from T5 to King's Cross? I'm not cheap, but a cab would be too much for me. I will have a suitcase (about 45 lbs). I will allow extra time for delayed flight and other problems, but really need a place to start. Thank you for any advice you can give.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 01, 2012 21:36
    Hi Susan,

    First, you would take the Heathrow Express into the city of London. The Heathrow Express departs once every 15 minutes and takes about 23 minutes from terminal 5 to Paddington. To get from the Paddington station to the Kings Cross station, you would then take the Circle line of the Tube, which takes about 15 minutes in duration. You would pay to board the Tube locally upon arrival. You can purchase tickets for the Heathrow Express by clicking here:

    The time it takes to get from the gate to the train station can depend on several factors. I would recommend allowing a time that is comparable to the amount of time it would take to travel through a typical major U.S. airport. It is also recommended that you allow at least an additional hour to get through customs, if arriving from overseas.

    You can purchase tickets for a train from London to York under 'Check Fares and Schedules' on the homepage of our website,
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