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User currently onlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4634 posts, RR: 36
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Hey all,

Two good friends of mine will be in London for a couple days and are staying in Central London. They have a flight to catch out of Gatwick on Saturday morning. I was wondering what's the best way to get to Gatwick from Central London? The Gatwick Express looks good, but it's bloody expensive for a 30 minute journey. How about Thameslink? Can't find any price info on Thameslink.

They are flying Ryanair (for shame) out of Gatwick. Ryanair flies out of the South Terminal correct?

Thanks!

Kris


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User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

Hi Kris

I use Southern trains. It's a frequent, fairly fast service and is a lot cheaper than the express. Minor downside is it is a commuter train, so it tends to be a lot busier than the express service.

http://www.southernrailway.com/main.php?page_id=93

Hope that helps

Sean

edit: just noticed your friends fly on a Saturday, so commuters less of a problem.

And yes, Ryanair use the South terminal.

[Edited 2006-09-07 08:13:04]


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User currently onlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4634 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

Hi Sean,

Thanks for the info! I'll definitely convey it to them. I'm sure they'd rather pay £9 vs £14  Smile


Thanks again,
Kris



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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

Southern goes into Victoria station ! it will be a little slower of course!

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26714 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1600 times:

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 3):
Southern goes into Victoria station ! it will be a little slower of course!

Only 5 minutes slower if the select correctly.

Thameslink and Southern will cost pretty much the same and Southern makes multiple trips per hour that stop at only Clapham Junction and/or East Croydon, which means they are only 5 minutes slower than the Gatwick Express. Weekends are a bit more hit and miss as there are fewer trains and usually they make more stops, but you should still be able to find one fast train per hour.



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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

i think thames link ( now first capitol connect) goes to blackfriars!!

User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 5):
i think thames link ( now first capitol connect) goes to blackfriars!!

It does, and costs the same as southern, £9 one way...



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26714 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 5):
i think thames link ( now first capitol connect) goes to blackfriars!!



Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 6):
It does, and costs the same as southern, £9 one way...

It also goes to London Bridge, but as I stated before, it takes longer.



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