Help on London airport

Old Dec 29th, 2008, 09:05 AM
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Help on London airport

After looking at the various airlines that fly from London to Italy (Tuscany area) we have found British Airways to be the cheapest flying from London Gatwick to Pisa. We would then rent a car and drive to the Montalcino area. The question I have is we will be staying in an apt in London near St. James Park and we have been told that Gatwick airport is pretty far away. The flight would leave at 8 a.m. Can anyone suggest a means of transportation to Gatwick airport or are we better off flying out of Heathrow (would have to fly to Rome). Thank you.
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 09:08 AM
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From St James' Park just get yourselves to Victoria Staion (very close) and get the Gatwick Express straight to the Airport - it's a doddle
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 09:12 AM
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okay thank you. How long of a ride would it be on the Gatwick Express? How early would we need to leave so we don't miss our flight. Thanks.
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 09:18 AM
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From Victoria, the Gatwick Express is about 30 minutes. You'll need to be at Gatwick 2 hrs ahead, so that is 6. I'd plan on catching the 5a train from Victoria, just to allow yourself enough time not to be rushed. The trains run every 15 minutes. I'm not sure the tube will be running that early though, so you may need to arrange a taxi beforehand.
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 09:37 AM
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Rather than waste your money in the Gatwick Express, just get the Southern Trains train from Victoria - takes about 5 minutes longer & isa half the price.

BTW the people who told you that LGW is far away should have also told you that with the exception of LCY, ALL the London airports are far away
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 09:46 AM
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Thank you for your responses. I will look into the southern trains from Victoria. Looks like we will need an early start that day. Our other alternative is to fly Meridiana Airlines and fly to Florence, but I'm not sure how reliable they are.
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 10:10 AM
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Have you checked EasyJet?
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 10:21 AM
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no I will check Easyjet. Do they fly to Florence or Pisa?
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 10:32 AM
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They fly Gatwick to Pisa.
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 10:35 AM
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unfortunately the flight doesn't leave Gatwick until 12:30 and we would like to leave early in the morning since we will be driving from Pisa to Montalcino area.
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