Gatwick to Heathrow shuttle?

Old Jan 11th, 2001, 02:53 PM
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Gatwick to Heathrow shuttle?

We are arriving into Gatwick and have to connect to Heathrow Airport. Is there a shuttle? How long does it take? What would a taxi cost approximately?
Old Jan 12th, 2001, 04:47 AM
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There is bus service from Gatwick to Heathrow. This is probably the easiest way to make this connection. Do not even think of a taxi unless you are rolling in money. The bus, as I recall, takes about an hour or so, but I do not recall the cost. You might do a web search for Gatwick airport and I think there is info there.
Old Jan 12th, 2001, 05:54 AM
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It all depends on how many there are of you, and how much luggage. Two of you with one suitcase each? Take the bus (Speedlink) - allow 3 hours (traffic tie-ups), although it usually takes about 1 1/2 hours or less. If you are going from a British Air flight to a British Air flight, you can get a voucher at their service desk (across the floor from the Speedlink desk) for a free ticket. The bus is comfortable, and the luggage is stored underneath.

If there are more than two of you, or you have lots of luggage, hire a car and driver; a car that held two people and their luggage was about $90, if I recall correctly. The driver met them outside immigration, took their baggage to the car parked curbside, and helped them with their bags at Heathrow.
Old Feb 22nd, 2001, 07:14 AM
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Renee, you have probably already taken your trip, but for others who may be taking this shuttle between airports, make sure you check in at the little bus terminal for a boarding pass, even though your airline might have already given you a voucher. There is sometimes a waiting line, and you get on the shuttle bus only if you have the right-colored pass (i.e., you've been waiting the longest). Another reason to give yourself plenty of time to make that connection.
Old Feb 22nd, 2001, 07:44 AM
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I looked up the schedules and price which is about $16 when converted. Does anyone know if they take credit cards at the Speedlink desk? Also, am I correct in assuming that when taking a connecting flight on the same carrier (I don't mean the same plane, of course) that checked luggage is automatically transfered between airports.
Old Feb 23rd, 2001, 02:17 AM
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Last year British Air paid for the shuttle and our luggage was checked through.

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