Arrival at Heathrow or Gatwick Airports

arrival by air
heathrow airport london, LHR Arrival at any airport is a hassle. Everyone else seemsto know what to do, where to go, and have friends meeting them.

Actually both Gatwick and Heathrow are much more user friendly than most airports I know across th world. And transportation is god and is cheap. You do not have to take a taxi, unless you want to!

Heathrow is about 25 km west of the city centre
  • http://www.baa.co.uk/ runs the airport and supplies web information and maps
  • There is a central bus/underground station
  • this is easy to get to - just follow the signs and use one of the free trollies
  • the underground (Picadilly line)costs under 4 and takes about 40 minutes to the centre - recommended
  • the Airbus to London runs every 20 minutes, costs about 6 - use it if you have a lot of luggage
  • If you do not need to go to London, there is a bus to Reading train Station for trains to the West Country and Cotswolds
  • Taxis are available and cost 30 to 40 to central London. You can get information on a fixed price taxi service form all airports from clicking on this web site http://www.proteus.demon.co.uk/taxi.htmll
Gatwick Airport london LGW

London Gatwick is about 45 km to the south
  • the train is the best option, it gets you in to London's Victoria station, where you can pick up a taxi or tube
  • train costs about 9, take only 30 mins and run every 15 to 30 minutes
  • there is a bus no777, which costs 7.50
  • the http://www.baa.co.uk/ web site has maps and other info on Gatwick
  • do not even think about a taxi, but if you do check out http://www.proteus.demon.co.uk/taxi.htmll
  • there are conneting buses to Heathrow if you need one
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