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Best way to get from Heathrow Airport to Victoria Station

Jan 1st, 2016, 11:28 AM
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Best way to get from Heathrow Airport to Victoria Station

DH, my 14 year old grandaughter and I will be arriving at Heathrow on a Sunday morning at 6:40am on an international flight. Our hotel is near Victoria station. We will each have a 21 inch rollie. What is the best and most time efficient way to get to Victoria station? We are not afraid to use the tube if that is what is recommended.

We will be returning to a hotel near Heathrow at 7PM on a Thursday night. What is recommended for transportation at that time?
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Jan 1st, 2016, 01:23 PM
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You can do it by tube: change at Hammersmith to the eastbound District Line (just walk across the platform), but on a Sunday morning a car service might be quicker, though obviously more expensive, and it would certainly mean no lugging suitcases upstairs.
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Jan 1st, 2016, 01:34 PM
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tube both ways

are you leaving Victoria at 7pm for Heathrow? that's OK

but if you mean you want to be at Heathrow at 7pm, that would mean you leave Victoria in the rush hour, which isn't the most enjoyable experience
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Jan 1st, 2016, 01:55 PM
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PatrickLondon-Any recommendations for a car service? About how long would it take by tube on a Sunday morning? Which stations would require lugging suitcases upstairs... No lifts or escalators, I presume.

sofarsogood-We would be leaving Victoria at 7PM after a full day of sightseeing in London. Our flight home is the next afternoon.
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Jan 1st, 2016, 02:43 PM
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Victoria has stairs (not all that msny) from the district line platform to the street level...but then when you say your hotel is near Victoria it still means shlepping your bags although you shouldn't have that much trouble. The advantage of car service is door to door. Car service clearly more convenient but tube, as Pagtrick recommended, is about 45 minutes and not all that bad and clearly the cheapest.
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Jan 1st, 2016, 10:21 PM
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We always use Just Airports for our car service.
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Jan 2nd, 2016, 06:15 AM
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Tube is doable for sure - the change at Hammersmith is about the easiest in the entire tube system.

But just how 'near' Victoria is the hotel. There are a few right around the station but many are a 10 to 15 minutes walk - not fun in pouring rain.

justairports.com will charge approx. £35-£40 (total, not per person) -- when you check their rates be sure to say 'no luggage'. By Luggage they mean large/checked bags and that means a larger vehicle. Cabin bags/carry-ons don't increase the rates.

I have a question -- if your flight out isn't til afternoon, why are you staying at a LHR hotel? The extra packing/unpacking when you could easily get from your Victoria hotel out to LHR by tube or car service. I'd only stay at LHR if my flight was before maybe 9:30 or 10AM.
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Jan 2nd, 2016, 07:41 AM
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janisj-We are staying at the Premier Inn London Victoria which is supposed to be a 5-7 minute walk from the station.

We are going to stay at the airport for more of a stress free day on the day of our flight. It won't cut much into sightseeing, and we'd prefer to sleep late at Heathrow, have a late breakfast and make our way by the Hoppa Bus to the airport. We'll stay in London for a full day the day before our flight, possibly seeing a show in the afternoon, or spending the afternoon at a museum. We might even eat dinner in London before heading for our airport hotel.
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Jan 2nd, 2016, 08:10 AM
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It is, in fact, right next to the station, it's less than a quarter mile walk to where you'll need to go.
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Jan 2nd, 2016, 08:18 AM
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I know exactly where that hotel is. Go up from the tube station and stay inside the train station and walk down past the Starbucks and out the side entrance you will be very close. (If you exit the tub station out to the street you will have a longer/ more difficult trek.)
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Jan 2nd, 2016, 02:19 PM
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Thank you all for your very helpful information. It is most appreciated.
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Jan 2nd, 2016, 04:38 PM
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That should be >>If you exit the tube station . . .<<
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