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STN-LCY In 3.45 Hrs?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19260 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

I will arrive into STN at 1645 (from BGY) on the 2nd March, and I'm thinking about taking the 2030 VLM flight from LCY to MAN. I am wondering whether 3 hours 45 minutes would be pushing it too much, in view of having to get from STN to Tottenham Hale (around 30 mins by train), from Tottenham Hale to Canning (by tube), and then from Canning to London City (by bus). Do you think I'd be cutting it too fine, or do you think it'd be perfectly OK - assuming my flight from BGY isn't late (most FR flights are very punctual)?


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

Minimum check-in at LCY is very short - 15 minutes per VLM website - so you have 3hrs 30 to play with - it should be enough.

User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

I think that should be enough time, particularly as you can collect your ticket and check-in up to 30 minutes before departure from LCY. Alternatively, have you thought about the 1915 Eastern Airways serivce direct from STN to MAN?

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

I just used the Stansted Express at the weekend. They run on the hour and on the half hour. It is possible you could make the 1700 train. I takes about 35 mins to get to Liverpool Street and get a taxi from there? A possibility as Liverpool Street is very central. Could also get the tube from Liverpool Street.
It all depends on when you have to check-in.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19260 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Thanks for your replies.

I have indeed thought about Eastern Airways, but I'm a firm believer in paying as little as possible, which rules this airline out completely.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePilatusguy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2004, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

should be no problem - considering also the fact that the 2030 VLM Service is usually late.....

User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Yes Pe@rson, in my time at Eastern Airways I knew we'd never see you as a customer!  Laugh out loud


Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

Thinking about it again, your best bet is to go straight into Liverpool Strret and get the LCY bus from there. Depending on the time of day it takes up to half an hour or so to get to the airport and I think the fare is £6.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19260 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Thanks a lot for your help.  Smile

"Yes Pe@rson, in my time at Eastern Airways I knew we'd never see you as a customer!"

Haha, old Capital, and the carrier won't see a penny of my money when I become a lawyer. I'm sometimes tight-fisted with my money, and don't believe in spending it unnecessarily.  Wink/being sarcastic



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

Less of the "old" if you don't mind Pe@rson.  Smile

"I'm sometimes tight-fisted with my money, and don't believe in spending it unnecessarily."

I could almost believe you were a fellow Yorkshireman with those kind of attitudes to money, Devon folk must be raised the same way.  Wink/being sarcastic



Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19260 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

"Less of the "old" if you don't mind Pe@rson."

 Laugh out loud No offence intend, mate. It's bad being a grandad, eh?  Wink/being sarcastic

"I could almost believe you were a fellow Yorkshireman with those kind of attitudes to money."

LOL! My fiancee is from Yorkshire, so perhaps she's injected something into me.  Big grin



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8199 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

If you allow 45 minutes for each part of the journey, it's still only 2 hours 15.

STN to Tottenham Hale (by Stansted Express) - 45mins
Tottenham Hale to Canning (by tube) - 45mins
Canning to London City (by bus) - 45mins

Fat city.

ScottishLaddie's point is an excellent one: "...get to Liverpool Street and get a taxi from there?"



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19260 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

Hi folks,

I've decided that, when everything's combined, it'll be too expensive. Accordingly, I'll stick with going from STN to Euston and then getting a train (for which I already have a ticket) to Bangor.

And I wouldn't use a taxi in London unless someone else was paying.  Smile



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2104 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

Pe@rson, you're taking Virgin Trains? Can't believe Branson still wants his company associated with the railways. Given that for the last seven years Virgin has been my only option for rail travel I wish he didn't!


Let's Go British Caledonian!
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