Thestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4129 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.
AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2551 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3776 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.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3272 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3760 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.
Musapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3211 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?
Eghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3015 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.