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How Many Pax Connect Between LHR & LGW Per Day?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1198 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

Does anyone know approximately how many passengers connect between London Heathrow and London Gatwick per day?

What about just British Airways passengers?

Which flights to people mainly connect to and from?


Any info appreciated.

Thanks.

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User currently offlineThestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3892 times:

Sorry I can't tell you the numbers but I do know that there is a dedicated National Express bus service between the two airports which exists for that purpose. I think that BA has their own ground transport for transfers but I assume that there are quite a few people that fly into LGW on one airline and then out of LHR on another who use the above mentioned service.

User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3703 times:



Quoting Thestooges (Reply 1):
I think that BA has their own ground transport for transfers

Really? Didn't realise that. Never seen any dedicated 'British Airways' buses at either airports, or inbetween, but may have just been unlucky not to have seen any!


User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3651 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Reply 2):
Really? Didn't realise that. Never seen any dedicated 'British Airways' buses at either airports, or inbetween, but may have just been unlucky not to have seen any!

This is incorrect information.

From BA.com

Transfer bus service

The National Express Airports bus service departs from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports, from a number of pick-up points outside the terminals:

* Heathrow Central Bus station (for Terminals 1, 2, & 3).
* Heathrow Terminal 5.
* Gatwick North Terminal.
* Gatwick South Terminal.

You can purchase a National Express Airports bus ticket from the check in lounges at these pick up points.


A discounted fare is available to BA connecting pax, but that is all.


User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2501 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3539 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 3):
You can purchase a National Express Airports bus ticket from the check in lounges at these pick up points.

A discounted fare is available to BA connecting pax, but that is all.

I have used this service several times to connect between BA's flights to/from MLA/TUN and flights to/from VIE/BRU. Not very convenient for the regular traveller but it was fine for me to get to use LHR and LGW in one trip.



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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3523 times:

The National Express coaches that run between LHR and LGW generally do so as extensions of routes from elsewhere - e.g 201 and 202 from Swansea to Gatwick which call at Bridgend, Cardiff and Newport (and other points such as Chepstow or Bristol depending on the specific service) stop at LHR before going to LGW. In the past helicopter transfers operated too. The bus is perhaps the best means of transfer unless you are going to stump up for a taxi.

TrinToCan.



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User currently offlineChapavaeaa From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

Don't know how many...all I can tell you is that every time I used it the bus was full....same story for the other side of the channel between Orly and CDG...the bus has always been full.

User currently offlineMusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1092 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

It seems to me that connections like this are not safe at all - what happens if the National Express Coach was delayed or cancelled - we all know that things in the UK can be cancelled at anytime. What would happen if you miss the flight connection because the mighty National
Express cancels a coach?

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User currently offlineBurner71 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

Yeah evertime I have taken that bus from Gatwick to Heathrow, seems like I get the last seat left open.

User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23058 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2848 times:



Quoting Chapavaeaa (Reply 6):
same story for the other side of the channel between Orly and CDG...the bus has always been full.

AF runs its own coach service, though, right? I know they run a coach from CDG to Paris proper.



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User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2778 times:



Quoting Musapapaya (Reply 7):
It seems to me that connections like this are not safe at all - what happens if the National Express Coach was delayed or cancelled - we all know that things in the UK can be cancelled at anytime. What would happen if you miss the flight connection because the mighty National
Express cancels a coach?

Technically, it is not a connection at all. Since you must pass through immigration (if applicable) and claim your luggage to transport yourself, you are simply flying on two flights on the same day, not making a connection.

Quoting Musapapaya (Reply 7):
Yeah evertime I have taken that bus from Gatwick to Heathrow, seems like I get the last seat left open.

That is not very meaningful.

If a person flies LHR-FCO-LGW, they would use the bus to pick up their car at Heathrow and not make a connection at all.

Also, if a flight is cancelled from FCO-LHR and you are rebooked on a flight into LGW, you would use the bus to complete your trip.

There are also probably people who live in West London towns such as Windsor who use the bus to travel from Gatwick to Heathrow and then take a taxi from Heathrow to their home. The same applies to people flying into Heathrow and who live in the southern suburbs of London.


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