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Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:10 am

Hi!

I was wondering if there is any reasonable way to get from LTN over to STN. Time is not really that much of a concern, I am more interested in a cheap way of doing it. Thanks!
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:05 pm

There is a bus service operated by National Express http://www.nationalexpress.com/destinations/airports.cfm

Other than that - and this will take ages and cost more probably - get the Thameslink train from Luton Airport Parkway station (free shuttle bus from terminal) down to Kings Cross (Thameslink) and get the tube (Circle / Metropolitan / Hammersmith & City lines) to Liverpool Street and then get the Stansted Express back out - this will take at least 2 hours.
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:58 am

The easiest way is to rent a car in a one way direction. This starts below GBP 40,00 and is the most hassle free way to transfer between both airports.
 
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:15 am

Quoting Mennix (Reply 2):
he easiest way is to rent a car in a one way direction.

Easier and less hassle than the bus? I see the bus only costs GBP 9.90. Add to that the time it takes to pick up and return the car, not familiar with the route, maybe not familiar with right-hand drives and (according to route planners online) hardly quicker.

Is the bus that terrible?
 
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:21 am

Quoting Joost (Reply 3):
Easier and less hassle than the bus? I see the bus only costs GBP 9.90. Add to that the time it takes to pick up and return the car, not familiar with the route, maybe not familiar with right-hand drives and (according to route planners online) hardly quicker.

Is the bus that terrible?

I once drove from LHR-LTN with a rented car and came back via bus service...much easier to take the bus.....believe it or not..
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:22 am

I wouldn't recommend driving from LTN to Stansted as there isn't really a direct link between them, I agree with going by National Express. You get picked up literally outside the arrival hall at LTN and then taken straight to STN, no hassle, no fuss!
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:26 am

Agree that the National Express service is best but cheapest? It would be cheaper to hitch a lift, but then you might not be picked up not to mention all the risks associated with hitch hiking.

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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:30 am

Quoting BCAL (Reply 6):
Agree that the National Express service is best but cheapest? It would be cheaper to hitch a lift, but then you might not be picked up not to mention all the risks associated with hitch hiking.

Cannot you rent a bike one-way? According to the viamichelin route finder, it is only 55km, or 4 hours, by bike. Walking should be possible in 12 hours Big grin
 
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:45 am

A typical Dutch reply  Wink

There is no direct road between the two, and you would need to be good at map-reading

Looks like National Express!
 
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:54 am

I'd say fly! For instance LTN-DUB-STN on Ryanair. With a bit of luck it is cheaper- and faster  Wink .

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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:06 am

Quoting RayPettit (Reply 8):
A typical Dutch reply

I once went to my local airport (ENS) on my in-line skates  Wink
 
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:03 pm

By road, you could cut across the A roads, but fastest way would be down the M1, round the M25 and back up the M11.

However, National Express is the way to go - in this case...
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:07 pm

If you're feeling like something a bit different, why not fly, say, STN-DUB-LTN with FR, or STN-EDI/GLA/AMS/BFS-LTN with U2, or... ? Depending on when you want to go, and if you're lucky, the flights might only cost 20-50 GBP. That'd be a cool and possibly very cheap, if time-consuming, way to do it.
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:15 pm

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 9):
For instance LTN-DUB-STN on Ryanair. With a bit of luck it is cheaper- and faster

LOL, Mr RJ100, that did make me laugh out loud!
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:24 pm

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 9):
For instance LTN-DUB-STN on Ryanair

It is a shame that you missed their offer "Book one flight and get the other free" as the return from DUB-STN might have cost nothing!

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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:37 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 12):
why not fly

The environment?

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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:39 pm

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 15):
The environment?

Fair point. Give me 100 GBP and that'll off-set the carbon emissions.
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:42 pm

I was intrugued by the LTN-DUB-STN idea so I checked it out. I chose a midweek afternoon, say next Wednesday:

LTN-DUB 1310 arr 1420
DUB-STN 1530 arr 1645

Total cost 56.16

I might think of doing something similar to get from EMA to MAN when I've got some time on my hands.
 
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:45 pm

Quote:
Cannot you rent a bike one-way? According to the viamichelin route finder, it is only 55km, or 4 hours, by bike

well, more like 3 hours! I could lend you a bike: you'd be hard pressed to find one for rental!
Seriously, I live between the two places, almost exactly on that bus route and can confirm what others have said: BUS IS BEST! Try and avoid travel before 09:00 (bad traffic in several places like Hitchin and Stevenage).

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By road, you could cut across the A roads, but fastest way would be down the M1, round the M25 and back up the M11.

!! Fastest: If only that were true!
 
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:22 am

I think the idea should be avoided. After almost missing a flight doing this trick, I've decided in the future I will either pay the extra cost and use something like LHR, or spend the night in London and take in a show. Its a hassle, IMHO.
 
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RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:42 am

For having to ride a bus, National Express isn't bad. I took their busses for several different trips on my last visit. They're fairly clean, the people on board don't smell like our (American) bus passengers would and the bus drivers are full of good stories if you sit near the front.

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