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Need Help : From LHR To LGW

Thu May 31, 2007 3:00 am

As there is no flights from CDG or ORY to LGW, I will soon have to fly to LHR and then transfer to LGW.

There must be some buses, I guess ... In any case, for those who are specialists of London transports, what is the best option for the fastest and most reliable transfer between the 2 airports ?

CDG-LHR ----> LGW bus/train (?)

CDG-LHR, LHR-downtow London, London-Viictoria ----> LGW ?

Or should I consider flying CDG-AMS-LGW ?  faint 

Any help is welcome !

Thanks !!!
 
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RE: Need Help : From LHR To LGW

Thu May 31, 2007 3:02 am

I have done the train/tube/train approach as well as the bus approach. I prefer the bus approach as it is much easier, but the downside is that you may get caught in traffic on the motorways between LHR and LGW.
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RE: Need Help : From LHR To LGW

Thu May 31, 2007 3:03 am

Probably be best to give your time of day details as well. I'm sure it all depends on traffic and other factors
 
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RE: Need Help : From LHR To LGW

Thu May 31, 2007 3:04 am

Take the National Express, it's 18 or 19 quid, and no where near the headache of lugging your bags thru Victoria Station and whichever station you choose to change to the Circle/District line. Just check for traffic updates on the M25 beforehand.
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RE: Need Help : From LHR To LGW

Thu May 31, 2007 3:07 am

Yeah it's got to be a bus. The tube is the killer if you've got luggage. Or finally get round to finishing off that time machine in the garage, then you could get the British Airways helicopter. Just set the controls of the time machine between about 1980 and 1988.
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RE: Need Help : From LHR To LGW

Thu May 31, 2007 3:15 am

I've had to ship crews between LGW and CDG fairly often recently and we have found the quickest and most convenient way is actually EUROSTAR.

CDG -> Gare Du Nord -> Waterloo -> Clapham Jnc -> LGW

Take a serious look at it. We have been plane-to-plane in ~4.5 hours including customs, etc... on both ends.
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RE: Need Help : From LHR To LGW

Thu May 31, 2007 3:37 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 4):
British Airways

IIRC that was BCal, wasn't it?
 
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RE: Need Help : From LHR To LGW

Thu May 31, 2007 3:40 am

 
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RE: Need Help : From LHR To LGW

Thu May 31, 2007 3:54 am

It's not worth doing it, spend more money to connect at LHR, it can't be that much more expensive.

Just think about the hassle of going through immigration in LGW, claiming your bags, up to 3 hours in transit from LGW-LHR, going through immigration again, going through one of the world's longest security lines.

I did it once and regretted doing so.

With the money spent on transportation from LGW-LHR, it is probably cheaper to fly directly to LHR even with the conntection. I'd rather drink a beer in some other airport waiting for my plane to Heathrow than to go through the hassle of connecting
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RE: Need Help : From LHR To LGW

Thu May 31, 2007 6:30 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 4):
The tube is the killer if you've got luggage



Quoting Bakersdozen (Reply 2):
Probably be best to give your time of day details as well. I'm sure it all depends on traffic and other factors

I won't have any luggage, and that will be early in the morning. I plan to take the first AF flight at 7:00AM from CDG

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 5):
the quickest and most convenient way is actually EUROSTAR.

That is certainly what I would do ... if i wasn't working for AF and so, not paying for air tickets (well, I pay but very little compared to a full fare Eurostar ticket).


The bus LHR ---> LGW seems, indeed, the best solution, but maybe not the cheapest and the fastest, compared to a CDG-AMS-LGW ...:

CDG : AF2670 07:00AM ---> LHR : 07:50
LHR BUS National Express : 08:35AM ---> LGW : 09:50 if AF's morning is not delayed (which is 95% times the case), and if everything goes well when arriving LHR.

or :

CDG : 06:40AM AF1140 ---> AMS : 08:00AM
AMS : 10:00AM BA8112 ---> LGW : 10:10AM

In any case, thanks again for your help Guys !!!
 
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RE: Need Help : From LHR To LGW

Thu May 31, 2007 6:55 am

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 9):

That is certainly what I would do ... if i wasn't working for AF and so, not paying for air tickets (well, I pay but very little compared to a full fare Eurostar ticket).

Again, you might be surprised. Transporting a 7-person crew a couple weeks ago from LGW-CDG ran us just under £650 for the whole group booked day before departure, including the local transit options (Southern Rail and RER) at both ends. In contrast, ID tickets would have cost us £55 per person in taxes and ground transport alone - let alone the ID fare.
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RE: Need Help : From LHR To LGW

Thu May 31, 2007 7:03 am

An ID ticket CDG-LHR (on way) on AF costs me 13,67€ which around 9,30£ .

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