Airports (travel to and from), London
DON'T BE CHEAP!!
Use the Express. The normal underground from Heathrow is too slloooooowwww.... It took me an hour and a half from Heathrow to Belsize park wich is in zone 2 (zone 1 and 2 are the 2 main zones)
The Express goes from Heathrow to Paddington for 12.oo pounds. 14.00 if you pay in the train. And if you don't pay in the train, they lock-you up in a cage with the others and make you run the train like the Flinstones!!
If you're flying to London Luton, there's a cheap bus service which runs every half an hour direct from Luton airport to the centre of London. It's called the Green Line and only costs £5 return if you fly with Easyjet.
FROM THE AIRPORTS:
HEATHROW: Take the Piccadilly underground line to Central London- an adult single ticket is around £ 3.50, the journey to Piccadilly Circus will take about an hour. You can also use the Airbus- the journey takes about 1.5 hour and a single ticket is around £7.
GATWICK:Take the GATWICK EXPRESS to Victoria Station. The journey takes approx. 30 mins and a single ticket costs around £10. You can also use the Airbus- the journey takes about 1.5 hour and a single ticket is £7.
STANSTED: Take the STANSTED SKYTRAIN to Liverpool Station. The journey takes around 45 minutes and a single ticket costs around £10. You can also use the Airbus- the journey takes about 1.5 hour and a single ticket is £7.
CITY:Take a train to Central London.
LUTON: Take a
GreenLines' bus to Victoria Station.
All Airbus busses go to Victoria Coach Station
London Gatwick Airport. : The Inter Terminal Transit train links the two Terminals (north and south).
London Gatwick is directly linked to the M23 motorway at junction 9 and to the A23 London-Brighton road.The Gatwick Express train service to Victoria station takes 30 minutes. Alternative services by Thameslink take 40 minutes. Coaches by Speedlink to Heathrow airport, Flightline to London Victoria and National Express to destinations nationwide depart from the ground floor of the south Terminal. Chauffeur-driven cars are provided by Gatwick Airport Cars (tel: 01293 562 291) and Gatwick Goldline Cars (tel: 01293 568 468).
London Heathrow Airport. Located 24km (15m) west of central London.Transfer between Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and Terminal 4 is free on the Heathrow Express train.
Driving directions: Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are close together in the centre of Heathrow and can be reached via the following motorways: M4 Junction 4, M25 Junction 15, A4 (local road). Terminal 4 is on the south side of Heathrow and is reached via the following motorways: M4 Junction 3, M25 Junction 14, A30 (local road).Transport to the city: the frequent Heathrow Express (tel: 0845 600 1515; web site: http://www.heathrowexpress.co.uk) train service to London Paddington station takes 15-20 minutes. From Paddington: the Hotel Express coach (a fare is payable) takes visitors to hotels in the area. The airport is also on the Piccadilly underground line. Bus services include Airbus Heathrow shuttle (tel: 020 7222 1234; web site: http://www.airbus.co.uk) to Victoria or King's Cross rail stations (journey time: one hour) and the Railair bus to Feltham rail station in south-west London. At night, the N97 bus service travels to central London every 30 minutes. London's black taxi cabs service Heathrow Airport.
to London, from an airport, must be the Heathrow Express, which I didn't try, of course since I wanted to go by bus and that was God knows where. Well, I hopped in a tube and ended up in Earl's Court, and wandered around and then sat in one pub, which were filled with people drinking beer and watching football Manchester against some other team. In that other team was one Finnish player, but can't remember his name now. Well, that was the only good thing for me in that game. Also I chatted with some nice English fellows and ordered a taxi and went to my hotel. Exhausted, but happy to be in London.
tubes (for me: with a personal guide...)
Catch an airport transfer bus, it only costs about £6 one way, takes 45 mins to get to the city, but you see the place along the way. It's the cheapest. The red transfer buses. The Heathrow express train is about £14 I think, takes only 15 mins, but will only drop you off at one train station, not neccessarily near your hotel, like the bus. Plus, getting around a train station with luggage is not fun!! Many stairs & mad people!!
The taxis are everywhere. But, the traditional black cabs are much more expensive that ringing a sedan type car.
I flew into Heathrow. And boy were my arms tired.
I took the underground into London from Heathrow. Beware of the long walk from the terminal to the actual train but I hate the bus and taxis are way to expensive. A taxi costs $ 80.00. Heathrow airport is 24 km from the city.
The underground of course. Lots of walking and steps. Wear good walking footwear. The underground can be crowded. I suggest keeping your wallet in your front pocket. Need a tube map? They are availiable when you get there but if you want to go ready go here: http://www.londontransport.co.uk/
The National Express Bus is a company that maintains bus transportation to all London Airports.
Check the website for time tables, journey planner and prices.
I have often used Stanstead airport travelling with Ryanair. A very nice airport and quite easy to get to
Gatwick Express is clean and affordable, a great way to get strait to the Airport. It was a new experince for me since I am from Florida and we don't have trains or a subway there.
The best way to London City.
It is not so cheap, about 30euro.
Buy the ticket durint the flight, you have a discount.
Haethrow Express run every 15 minutes between Heathrow airport and Padinghton Station. It's very convinient.