How to get to Gatwick

Aug 26th, 2003, 10:09 AM
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How to get to Gatwick

What are the different ways to get to Gatwick from the tourist area in London.

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Aug 26th, 2003, 10:44 AM
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1. Taxi
2. Private Limo
3. Horse-drawn carriage
4. Rental car
5. Walk

You might want go to and search "Gatwick Express".
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Aug 26th, 2003, 10:56 AM
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1 go to victoria station

2. get on Gatwick express train

3. Give ticket person your credit card for payment when he/she comes by

4. Get off train at Gatwick

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Aug 26th, 2003, 11:50 AM
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From Bloomsbury take a taxi to Kings Cross Thameslink, and catch the train every quarter hour direct to Gatwick. This involves getting your case down one flight of stairs: passing young people will be ready to help if you say please.

From the Strand a bus (or from the Royal Adelphi and Charing Cross Thistle hotels walk 50 yards) to Charing Cross station, take the next train to London Bridge, quit your train, and stand on the same platform for the train every quarter hour to Gatwick.

From Kensington and South Kensington use phone 0845 7 48 49 50 to learn times of trains (usually 37 minutes past each hour), take a taxi to Kensington Olympia station, and take the hourly train 45 minutes to Gatwick.

Which leaves the question of Victoria to Gatwick. The Gatwick Express is well publicised. Less so are the many trains on Connex South Central which also run direct, take five minutes longer, and cost a pound less.

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Aug 26th, 2003, 01:40 PM
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Just wanted to add that the City Thameslink(Ludgate Circus near St Pauls) is a very good station to pick up the Thameslink Service to Gatwick as it is very quiet and there is an escalator service (not a particularly long one) down to the platform. It isn't open at weekends though.

IMHO it would be easier to get a bus from the Strand/Charing Cross to this station rather than to London Bridge.
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Aug 26th, 2003, 03:39 PM
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On weekdays City Thameslink is indeed quiet and simpler (just two platforms) and has trains to Gatwick without the simple change at London Bridge. The only drawbacks are first that busses from the Strand take some ten minutes to get there, while they take four to reach Charing Cross station (with ground level access to platforms), and second that you must cross the busy road at City Thameslink, while at Charing Cross station your bus stops on the station side of the road. But I do agree that there is little in it.

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Oct 1st, 2003, 03:07 PM
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Try they have a tollfree number from here to the UK.
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Oct 7th, 2003, 08:21 AM
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You know there is this invention called a search engine. You may even have heard of it as you use the internet when to access this site. I just used a search engine called and found the BAA website (BAA runs Gatwick) in less than a second. This site tells you how to get to Gatwick...

Try a search engine first - it can save you a lot of time.
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Oct 7th, 2003, 01:46 PM
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For UKUKUK: I like your general point, but in this case I think the question was worth posing. The BAA website says little or nothing about the platform changes in Farringon and Olympia.

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