easy bus

Old May 7th, 2008, 09:44 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 59
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
easy bus

Do we need to make a reservaton on the easy bus from Gatwick to Victoria, or can we just show up? We will be arrving at Gatwick on Saturday morning?
hellokittygeorgia is offline  
Old May 7th, 2008, 11:35 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 67,311
Likes: 0
Received 50 Likes on 7 Posts
Take the Southern train - only a little more expensive and a lot faster.

Gatwick is about 30 miles south of London and a bus takes forever. Plus it will drop you at Victoria Coach Station - where are you staying? the Coach station is quite a hike from the tube station if you are schlepping luggage.
janisj is offline  
Old May 7th, 2008, 12:06 PM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 59
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think we will take the southern train to Victoria. How far is the tube from Victoria? We will than take the tube to Paddington. How does that sound? This is our first time in London and I wanted to save money by not taking a cab.
hellokittygeorgia is offline  
Old May 7th, 2008, 01:02 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,903
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Get Southern trains from Gatwick to Victoria. When you buy your ticket ask for an additional underground day pass. This is only £1 more and will allow you to run around all day on the tube. Total cost around £10. Get the circle line to Paddington from Victoria, about 10 minutes.
Don't take a cab from Gatwick, it will break the bank.
gertie3751 is offline  
Old May 7th, 2008, 01:41 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 17,254
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Why are you travelling to Paddington?

If you're catching a train, remember that there are regular trains from Gatwick to Reading, and that virtually all trains from Paddington stop at Reading.

Less scenic (you see an AWFUL lot of back gardens) but avoids hassling with changes and walks.
flanneruk is offline  
Old May 7th, 2008, 01:52 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 67,311
Likes: 0
Received 50 Likes on 7 Posts
flanner: I think the OP is staying at a hotel near Paddington . . . . .
janisj is offline  
Old May 7th, 2008, 01:54 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 67,311
Likes: 0
Received 50 Likes on 7 Posts
--- (I did ask on another thread why they are staying at Paddington if arriving at LGW) ---
janisj is offline  
Old May 7th, 2008, 02:22 PM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 59
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yes our hotel is by Paddington. We are using hotel points so you can;t beat free. You have all been a great help with our transportation. I feel very confident. I may have more questions later on other things. thanks so much
hellokittygeorgia is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
swanny65
Europe
12
Jul 16th, 2008 08:41 AM
travelbird
Europe
5
Jul 3rd, 2007 12:46 AM
Judyth
Europe
4
Sep 14th, 2004 12:03 PM
Gmross
Europe
3
Oct 21st, 2003 10:34 AM
ThisBuds4ME888
Europe
5
Jun 20th, 2003 04:45 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information