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Early morning transport from Kings Cross to Stansted

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Hi, we're taking an early morning Ryanair flight that departs Stansted at 7:30am on a Saturday morning: four people, plus three small pieces of luggage and four small three carryons.

We're staying at YHA London St. Pancras, and I'm wondering what your thoughts are on:
- walking to St. Pancras and taking the Stansted Express bus to the airport (£32, I think)
- walking to Kings Cross and taking the train to Tottenham Hale, then changing to Stansted (£44 on top of fare to Tottenham Hale, if I understand correctly)
- hiring JustAirports or a comparable taxi service to haul us all from our hostel to the airport.

I'm weighing cost vs. journey duration (i.e., how early we need to rouse the teenagers) vs. convenience.

We're all healthy and fit, so walking to St. Pancras/Kings Cross with our minimal luggage wouldn't be a problem. But if we go to the wrong stop, then we might not make it to the airport in time, and I understand that Ryanair has a strict cutoff time on checking in.

From what I've seen, a private taxi would be £54 to £67, which isn't all that much more, plus it would be door-to-door service. But the taxi would be the slowest of all the methods, right?

I realize that this probably sounds elementary to many of you. But at home, we live in an area where public transit is virtually unknown, so the only time we ever deal with it is when we travel. I'm also embarrassed to say that I've been in a taxi maybe three times in my whole life, and I've never arranged for one ahead of time.

What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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