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10-03-2009, 21:08   #1
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Our Greater London Megathread

Linkie here from Bargain Alerts - very helpful info & advice.

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Could someone tell me which one is closest to the city centre, gatwick or heathrow?
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10-03-2009, 21:32   #3
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It depends where you are going in Central London. You can get to some places in Central London quicker from Stansted.

The Heathrow Express will get you to Paddington in 15 minutes, whereas the Gatwick Express will get you to Victoria in 30 minutes.
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Heathrow may be physically closer although the Heathrow Express is very expensive as opposed to the Gatwick express which is much less.

You could get a tube changing at two stations to get onto the Central line to bring you in to the centre of London which is a pain in the arse with luggage.

Heathrow to South Ealing to Ealing Broadway to Central line= London City Centre area(Bayswater,Oxford Street etc)

http://www.tourstolondon.co.uk/londo...ground-map.gif
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Heathrow may be physically closer although the Heathrow Express is very expensive as opposed to the Gatwick express which is much less.

You could get a tube changing at two stations to get onto the Central line to bring you in to the centre of London which is a pain in the arse with luggage.

Heathrow to South Ealing to Ealing Broadway to Central line= London City Centre area(Bayswater,Oxford Street etc)
Heathrow Express isn't expensive considering you get into the heart of London withing 15 mins.

It doesn't really matter which airport you fly into, fly into whichever is cheapest. You can access London in under 30 mins via both also with Luton too, Luton is a mere 20 mins away too by train.
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There are two trains from Heathrow, the Express and the Heathrow Connect. The Heathrow connect departs every 30 mins, takes 25 minutes and costs £6.90. Both go into Paddington.

In all honesty, you are talking a difference of 30 minutes to get to the west end from any of the airports, so it is best to weigh that up against air fares.
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Though if you're coming in to Gatwick, there are trains by First and Southern which are much cheaper (£15 return) than the Gatwick Express (£30 return). And go to more stations.
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I live in London and only ever fly to Heathrow. The other airports are too far away and too much hassle in my opinion. It only costs a few pounds on the tube from there to anywhere on the tube map. Like I go to zone 3 and it costs £1.
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thanks everyone, especially magic marker - never would have thought of looking up googe maps
Looks like Heathrow wins
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13-03-2009, 22:41   #10
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I usually fly into Gatwick these days since it tends to work out cheaper than Heathrow. Heathrow trains take about 15-20 mins to get into the city, Gatwick is about 30!
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Is stanstead easy to get from? ryanair are doing a deal at the mo, no taxes and charges!
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Catch the Stanstead Express directly from the airport lower level right to the city and catch a tube from the station to any place in London.

They even sell the train tickets on board, cheaper than anybody else I might add.

https://www.stanstedexpress.com/index.asp?SID={D450D0DE-F73B-4E51-B0AF-C98D719E7612}
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The cheapest place to get a Stansted Express ticket if continuing to Liverpool Street is this address at a cost of £15 single or £21.50 return.
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The cheapest place to get a Stansted Express ticket if continuing to Liverpool Street is this address at a cost of £15 single or £21.50 return.
Stanstead Express on a Ryanair flight is £10 or £19.50 Return on board which is a 15% reduction from the rgular fare.

I cannot find any Euro prices for it but if you have £'s then buy them in £'s because the exchange is better.
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Flying to gatwick is double the price of stanstead thanks 4 ur help everyone
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