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HELP-Best Way To Go From LGW To LHR  
User currently offlineRelayze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6539 times:

Hello everybody,

I will be going to Germany this Thursday and Im flyng out of DFW to LGW, but my connections are from LHR. Whats the cheapest and best way t go from LGW to LHR on a Friday? Any help would be really appreciated.

Migs

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6529 times:

The quickest way will be to travel on one of the express coaches, such as JetLink, you can get tickets for around £5-10 and they don`t take very long providing there are no problems on the M25. It is by far quicker than getting the Gatwick Express into central London and then transferring via the tube to catch the Heathrow Express. I think busses leave every 15 mins and arrive at the central bus station in Heathrow.

Cheers,

Dan  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineSky0000547 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6521 times:

As PlymSpotter mentioned taking the coach is the simplest and possibly the cheapest option. Here is the site for you to check out http://www.nationalexpress.com.

Happy Flying  Smile


User currently offlineAeroFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6517 times:

hmmmmmmmmmm how about one of VS reposition flights ?  Smile In lieu of that the National Express bus service works as well. or you can take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria Station, then the tubes to Paddington and then Heathrow Express train from Paddington to LHR.

User currently offlineRelayze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6511 times:

Thank you very much for your tips!!

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6510 times:

This bus service is also a good thing if you´re doing some spotting at both airports. I once took the first KLM morning flight from AMS to LHR, spent some hours there, went to LGW by bus, had some nice shots there and went back again, to board a Kenya Airways flight back to AMS.

User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6500 times:

AeroFan,

Might be a stupid question but would it be possible to get tickets to a repositioning flight ? I know that it would work out in some rare cases but LHR-LGW ? Would love to do it though  Insane


User currently offlineFlyLondon From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6487 times:

God's sake!

EVERY time this comes up some fool suggests taking the Gatwick express and then the tube blah blah blah..........

Do you really think its preferable to be dragging suitcases up and down stairs, changing trains SO many times and having to deal with London commuters who don't want your luggage in the doorway of the train when the alternative is having your luggage put in the hold of a coach and then sitting down and relaxing all the way to Heathrow?


User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6485 times:

Flylondon

Don't get your panties in a bind. Did it ever occur to you that perhaps the person does not have any suitcases, just carry on. Your rant therefore becomes asinine. I myself have done the gatwick express-tubes-heathrow express and it is not as bad as you make it out to be. I much prefer doing this than the coach.

Relax


User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6483 times:

Leviticus

There is no such thing as a stupid question, so relax. Regrettably one cannot purchase tkts on the VS LGWLHR repositioning flight - at least not as yet. I will mention it to the next VS pilots that I run into and I will see what they say. You know anything to make a buck  Smile


User currently offlineAMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6477 times:

Take the bus!, If you have luggage it would be definitely more convenient!

User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6476 times:

Why is taking the train SO much hassle? Two changes, big deal. Beats the hell out of coach on the car park that is the M25. One caveat - if you do have a LOT of luggage then it might be easier.

I tried the RailAir coach link from Reading a couple of weeks ago... never again, it was late, dirty, and doesn't even go to T4 so you have to drag your suitcases up and down stairs, change trains... It's premium fares via Heathrow Express for me in future.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6473 times:

It seems strange that apart from the coach link (which suffers from delays due to congestion and constant road works on the M25) there is no dedicated public transport links between London's two major airports. There is the train service, but that involves travelling into London and changing trains twice.

In the 1970s, there was a helicopter link between the airports. I believe that British Caledonian operated the service and the flight took 12 minutes. Obviously, a helicopter would not be a feasible link these days, but what about a small regional jet, which surely could get slots at Heathrow as they could presumably use the smaller runways?




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User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6471 times:

Permission for the air link was rescinded when the M25 opened. In the early days the coach link was pretty reliable but nobody really predicted the huge growth in traffic that the motorway generated and the delays, despite road widening, that ensued.

Those who complain about the public transport connections between the London Airports should try travelling between the various New York airports, particularly between Newark and La Guardia. London is a dream by comparison.


User currently offlineRelayze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6462 times:

Very good info here. I will only take 1 carry on, so I guess changing to the tube wont be a bad idea. How long will it take if I go that way?

Thx

Migs


User currently offlineSky0000547 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6465 times:

Relayze

Many suggest you should take the Gatwick Express to Central London (30mins £12) then transfer onto tube to LHR (40-45mins approx £4).

or

Gatwick Express to London Victoria (30mins £12) then tube to London Paddington (15mins £2) then on to Heathrow Express to LHR (15mins £13)

or just take the coach from LGW to LHR (75-85mins £17)

The choice is yours!

http://www.heathrowexpress.com
http://www.gatwickexpress.com
http://www.nationalexpress.com
http://www.londontransport.co.uk

Happy Flying  Smile


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