London-to heathrow sat morning

Apr 29th, 2009, 07:49 AM
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London-to heathrow sat morning

have an 11:15 flight out of heathrow on a sat morning.

how bad is the traffic on sat? less than during the week? or ??? thinking of leaving london by 8 AM by limo. would this work?

staying near victoria station area.
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Apr 29th, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Where is your lfight to and what time does your airline request that you check in? Do you have luggage to check? Where in London are you coming from?
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Apr 29th, 2009, 11:52 AM
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I said where= near victoria station and it is an international flight.
believe 2 hours ahead.
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Apr 29th, 2009, 12:23 PM
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Take the train,much more reliable than having to worry about possible traffic delays.Last time I left London we took the Heathrow Express and did fine. The same day there was a wreck on the expressway and traffic was delayed for hours.
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Apr 29th, 2009, 12:29 PM
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From Vic Station you can take the tube to LHR but it's a long ride with many stops and you have carry around luggage. The Heathrow Express leaves from Paddington Station and not Vic Station. You could take a cab to Paddington then a train to LHR but for about the same money you could use a car service such as justairports.com. Traffic shouldn't be too bad on a Saturday morning, I would use Just Airports. They can tell you the best time to leave for the airport.
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Apr 29th, 2009, 12:30 PM
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And Just Airports will pick you up from your hotel.
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Apr 29th, 2009, 01:09 PM
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". . . . . and it is an international flight."

"international flight" doesn't tell us enough. There is a reason we ask follow up questions, we aren't being nosy. For instance, if your flight is to the States - the advance check in is usually longer than for flights to some other places.

" . . . . believe 2 hours ahead." You should make sure if that is the case - some airlines require more
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Apr 29th, 2009, 01:58 PM
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If you are near Victoria Station then the quickest & cheapest way IS to take the Tube from Victoria - all you need to do is get off at Hammersmith, walk a few feet to the adjacent platform then take the next Piccadilly Line Tube to your terminal
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Apr 29th, 2009, 03:18 PM
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From that area of London, if using a private car service, I would add an hour to an hour and 15 minutes on to whatever time frame the airline gives you.
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Apr 29th, 2009, 05:41 PM
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thanks. too much luggage, using justairports.
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Apr 29th, 2009, 05:45 PM
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If you are flying to France or Germany the check in time is not the same s if you're heading to the US - or far east or? You really should sk your airline when they want you there.
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Apr 30th, 2009, 05:24 AM
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I think that's a wise decision Joanel. I used the tube once from Heathrow and it was cheap but not worth the hassle due to the luggage we were carrying. I think you will be pleased with Just Airports.
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Apr 30th, 2009, 09:35 AM
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A car service from Victoria to LHR on a Saturday early morning shouldn't take longer than 45 minutes, could well be less.
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May 15th, 2009, 12:34 PM
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it took a little more than 30 minutes. left around 8;15 = at airport, checked in and thru security a little after 9. wish it always was so easy. driver said not much traffic on a sat before 9.

belgrava area to heathrow.
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