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Best Route From LHR To LGW (hotel)  
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1845 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7606 times:

We're arriving at LHR in January on our way to Egypt. We arrive at 8 p.m. and then need to get to our hotel at LGW (the Ramada Plaza hotel). What is the best way and the least expensive way to get from Heathrow to this hotel?

One option would be that we could just go from LHR to LGW somehow, and have the hotel pick us up at LGW. If you know of an easier way please let me know! Thanks!!!

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User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2224 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7601 times:

National Express (coach service) is by far the easiest and probably most cost efficient (unfortunately with London prices) between LHR/LGW.

www.nationalexpress.com


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7588 times:

Easily the best and cheapest way of doing it is on the bus.

Forget using taxis or trains. It will either cost you a fortune (taxi) or cost you a fortune AND take longer (train).

Shame the helicopter service doesn't run any more!


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7571 times:

As said, the LHR/LGW EXPRESS bus, run by national express (though some people think its BA operated lol) is the best way. It takes around a hour, and goes from the central bus station.

User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7566 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
As said, the LHR/LGW EXPRESS bus, run by national express (though some people think its BA operated lol) is the best way. It takes around a hour, and goes from the central bus station.

And is also frigging extortionate... But alas the only really cost effective way of doing the journey.

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 2):
Easily the best and cheapest way of doing it is on the bus.

Its not too complicated, you get the X27 (i think) to Croydon then a train from Croydon to Gatwick... It also takes forever...



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7544 times:
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Is your flight to London arriving at LHR, and leaving from LGW? I would assume this would be the only reason to get a hotel at a different airport. Depending on the size of your party, it might be cheaper to rent a car for the night. The bus is 18 GBP per adult, and a rental can be had for about 50 GBP. Then you can even do some driving around if you are so inclined.

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 2):
Easily the best and cheapest way of doing it is on the bus.

Doing WHAT on the bus?  Wink



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7542 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 5):
it might be cheaper to rent a car for the night

Ooh yes! Hit the M25 in rush hour, driving on the left for the first time. Using the time-honoured British technique of joining the carriageway at about 90 mph (to get on) then slamming on the brakes down to about 40. Enjoy.  Wink

I wouldn't recommend anyone does that trip as their first attempt over here.



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7538 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 6):
Ooh yes! Hit the M25 in rush hour, driving on the left for the first time. Using the time-honoured British technique of joining the carriageway at about 90 mph (to get on) then slamming on the brakes down to about 40. Enjoy.

Yep and generally getting in the way of us hardened commuters busy charging down the fast lane only to be held up by some foreigner shitting themselves  Wink

Definitely take the bus....



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7531 times:

You can get a cab for £60 if there are four of you that works out at £15 each AND it is alot faster than the coach.

Dont get a black cab however, pre-book a private-hire cab...



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7524 times:
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Quoting Banco (Reply 6):
Ooh yes! Hit the M25 in rush hour, driving on the left for the first time. Using the time-honoured British technique of joining the carriageway at about 90 mph (to get on) then slamming on the brakes down to about 40. Enjoy.

If you guys would just learn to drive on the right side of the road, everything would be all good  Wink (Right/Left, Right/Wrong...sense a pattern? lol)



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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7503 times:

Why don't u get some flights like LHR-AMS-LGW  Smile


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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7500 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 9):
If you guys would just learn to drive on the right side of the road, everything would be all good

We've always had a problem bowing down before French dictators who command such a thing. Clearly, you do not.  Wink



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