14 ways you’re being ripped off at the airport

1. Getting there (on an Express service) If you’re in a hurry to get to a London airport, expect to pay through the nose. With single fares from Paddington priced at £21.50 in economy class, the Heathrow Express is, pound-for-pound, Britain’s most expensive, above-ground, rail journey, clocking in at nearly £1.50 per mile. A return journey costs £35 – slightly cheaper, but still more than £1 for each of the 15 miles travelled. The Gatwick Express from London Victoria is almost as costly, particularly given that First Capital Connect and…

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