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Airport Transfers in London

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Are airport transfers available to/from London Airport?

Yes, all six London Airports - London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, and London Southend - offer a range of airport transfers, suitable for different budgets. London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted in particular also have express trains that take you right to the local London stations.

What transport options do I have from the airport to London?

You have a range of options available when it comes to London airport transfers. These are: 
  • Train - Central London, where the majority of the attractions are located, and West London are connected by 14 rail lines. 
  • Tube - The London subway tube connects Stanford to Wembeldon and all of central London. 
  • Coach - London coaches are minibuses that you can hire or board that not only connect attractions inside London but also the nearby getaways.
  • Airport transfers - Plenty of transfers like the Stansted Airport transfers service have pick-up and drop-off services from the airport to most stops across the city. 

Is shuttle service available from London Airport to London?

Since central London is very close to the London City airport, there is no official shuttle service that helps passengers commute from the airport. However, there might be other options available like airportshuttles.com that have pick-ups from all internation airports to the major stops in the city. You can pick shared ride van, private van, private sedan, private SUV, taxi cab, or a bus as a mode of transport.

What is the easiest way to get from London Airport to the city?

The easiest way from the Heathrow airport to the city has got to be the Heathrow Express train. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the Paddington Station. Similarly, the Stansted Express trains are the quickest way to travel from the airport to the capital city. Services are as frequent as 15 minutes. A frequent, direct train will help you commute from the London Luton airport to Blackfriars and Farringdon, among many others in as little as 24 minutes.

What's the best way to get to/from London if I'm traveling alone?

If you're travelling alone, the specific airports (Heathrow, Stansted, and Gatwick) have express trains/tubes are the best way for you to travel from the airport to the heart of the city. Not only are they economical, but they're also quick, and ensure timely travel. 
The tube lines are as below
  • From Heathrow: Earls Court, Gloucester Road, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Holborn, Russell Square, Kings Cross St Pancras, Victoria, and Liverpool Street
  • From Stansted: London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, and Stratford London
  • From Gatwick: London Victoria, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Preston Park, and Brighton

What's the best way to get to/from London if I'm traveling in a group?

The first way is to book a cab service. Here, you get a whole car for your group, plus, you don't need to worry about the hassle of travelling with a large group and reaching the station on time and/or hailing a cab. If you do want to enjoy a quintessential London experience, hailing a Black Cab, might just be the way to go. Although, be warned that these black cabs only fit 5 people at once, so it might not be the best idea if the whole group wants to travel together.

Are taxis from London Airport to London expensive?

Yes. A trip in a taxi is enough to cost you close to 45 to 75 euros, depending on where exactly you're traveling to. Comparatively, a Tube ticket might cost you 10 euros at max.

How much is the express train from London Airport?

The standard express card ticket is priced at £22. Alternatively, you can use Oyster card or Contactless card to get across from London Airport to any stop at the cheapest fares.

How long will it take to get from London Airport to the city?

  • Heathrow Airport to London
- Express Train: 15 minutes
- Cab / Car: 45 to 55 minutes
  • Stansted Aiport to London -
- Express Train: 50 minutes
- Cab / Car: 1 hour 40 minutes, in light traffic
  • Gatwick Airport to London -
- Express Train: 30 minutes
- Cab / Car: 1 hour 11 minutes, in light traffic
  • Luton Airport to London
- Train: 26 to 35 minutes
- Car: 20 to 40 minutes
  • Southend Airport to London
- Train: 50 to 1 hour 30 minutes
- Car: 1 hour 11 minutes
  • London City
- Train: 20 to 35 minutes
- Car: 25 to 30 minutes

Can I use public transport at night to get from London Airport?

Different sets of London public transportation services run to and from each of the 6 airports in London - Heathrow, London City, Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, and Southend - and if you can't find anything at all, a taxi/cab is the best way to go.
Train routes from: 
  • Heathrow Airport: Cambridge, Canterbury, Oxford, Brighton, and London Paddington station
  • London City Airport: Woolwich Dockyard, Charlton, Greenwich, New Cross, Peckham Rye railway station, Denmark Hill, and Loughborough Junction
  • Stansted Airport: Stansted Airport (SSD), Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Harlow Mill, Roydon, Rye House, Cheshunt, and Seven Sisters
  • Gatwick Airport: Gatwick Airport, Horley Railway Station, Salfords, Earlswood, Redhill railway station, Merstham Station, Reedham, Purley, South Croydon, and East Croydon
  • Luton  Airport: Luton Airport Parkway, Harpenden, St Albans City, Radlett, Elstree & Borehamwood, Mill Hill Broadway, Hendon, Cricklewood, and West Hampstead Thameslink
  • Southend Airport: Southend Airport, Hockley, Rayleigh, Wickford railway station, Billericay, Shenfield, Brentwood, Gidea Park, Romford, Chadwell Heath, Manor Park, Maryland, and Liverpool Street Station
Bus routes for the Airports to the city centre are: 
  • Heathrow Airport: Take a bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station. You will find stops at Nene Road Roundabout, Victoria Coach Station, Waterloo, Westminster Cathedral, and Westminster City Hall. 
  • London City Airport: Take line 473 –  It goes to Stratford via Plaistow and North Woolwich.
  • Stansted Airport: You can take the A6 - Stansted to Victoria Coach Station. The bus stops at Stansted Airport, Golders Green, Finchley Road, Frognal, St John's Wood, Baker Street, Marble Arch, Victoria Railway Station, and Victoria Coach Station. 
  • Gatwick Airport: Board the bus at Gatwick Airport South Terminal. You will pass by stops such as Stockwell Bus Station, Vauxhall Park Bus Station, and Streatham Bus Stop before you reach London Victoria Coach Station. 
  • Luton Airport: Board the A1 Service from Luton Airport. The bus will stop at Golders Green, Finchley Road & Frognal Underground, Finchley Road Underground, St John's Wood, Baker Street, Paddington Rail Station, Marble Arch, and Victoria Rail Station before halting at London Victoria (Coach Station). 
  • Southend Airport: Board the Service A8 from Stansted to King Cross, which stops at South Hackney, Bethnal Green, Shoreditch, Liverpool Street, Farringdon, and King Cross.
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