Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3311 times:
easyJet will be cheapest, flying from Gatwick, Stansted and Luton.
To get from London to Gatwick just get to Victoria station and get the Gatwick Express train and you'll be there in 35 minutes. Alternatively if you get on a Southern service to Hastings/Eastbourne/Littlehampton/Southampton, they only take a few minutes more, stopping at just Clapham Junction and East Croydon. Though look at the departure board as not all stop at Gatwick
To get to Luton, get to Kings Cross Thameslink station for trains about every 6 minutes with Thameslink. Try get the trains bound for Bedford as they will be faster, calling at St. Albans and Harpenden only. Alternatively get to St. Pancras (next to Kings Cross) for an hourly Midland Mainline service to Luton airport, which goes straight there (and then up north)
To Stansted, get to Liverpool Street or Tottenham Hale, for the Stansted Express. Takes about 25 minutes!
A340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3311 times:
EasyJet do some very good fares, £40rtn for example. I once flew it for £30! BA fares seem to start around the £70 mark, BD being somewhere in the middle. VLM can be very expensive but often offer competitive fares to their competitors.
European LCC are very different to those on your side of the Atlantic. It really is about simplicity, getting from A-B. On EZY expect 29inch legroom and food/drink for sale onboard, pleasant enough for the short flight you require.
Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!