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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Transportation in London- Getting there!

Gatwick Airport
0844 335 1802
About 30 miles south of central London...

• The Gatwick Express rail service (0845 850 1530, runs to Victoria station, and takes 30 minutes. Tickets cost £16.90 for a single or £28.80 for a return.
• Southern (0845 748 4950, also runs a rails service between Gatwick and Clapham Junction/Victoria, with trains every 5-10 minutes. It takes about 35 minutes, and costs £10.90 for a single or £23.80 for a return.
• A taxi into town costs around £100.
Heathrow Airport
0844 335 1801
About 15 miles west of central London.
• The Heathrow Express train service runs to Paddington approximately every 15 minutes, and takes 15-20 minutes. Tickets cost £16.50 for a single or £32 for a return.
• The Heathrow Connect rail service runs to Paddington every half-hour, and takes 25 minutes. A single costs £7.40; a return costs £14.80.
• The tube ride on the Piccadilly Line into central London takes around an hour. Trains run every few minutes. A single is £4.
• National Express runs coaches to Victoria every 20-30 minutes. It takes 90 minutes and costs £5 single; a return is £9.
• A taxi into town will cost roughly £100
London City Airport
020 7646 0000
About 9 miles east of central London.
• The Dockland Light Railway (DLR) runs to London City Airport. The journey to Bank station in the City takes around 20 minutes, and the fare is £4.
• A taxi costs around £30 to central London; less to the City or to Canary Wharf.
Stansted Airport
0844 335 1803
About 35 miles north-east of central London.
• Stansted Express trains leave every 15-45 minutes to Liverpool Street station. The journey time is 40-45 minutes; a single is £18 and a return is £26.80
• The Airbus coach service to Victoria takes at least 80 minutes. Coaches run roughly every 30 minutes; it costs £10 for a single or £17 for a return.
• A taxi to London is about £80.


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