shuttle from London Gatwick


Nov 30th, 2004, 09:39 AM
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shuttle from London Gatwick

Has anyone taken the American Airlines shuttle to their hotel in London? We're just wondering how often the shuttles depart from the airport, how long the trip takes and any other info. one would wish to throw in. And yes, it's a totally nit-picky question -- the closer our trip gets, the more obsessively nit-picky I become. 44 days until Clotted Cream!

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Nov 30th, 2004, 10:23 AM
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Unless the shuttle was free I would not take it (and even if it were free I'd think twice about it)

Any surface transport (taxi, coach, car service) will take forever through the congestion in South London -- Gatwick is about 30 miles outside of the city.

The Gatwick Express or slightly cheaper and slightly slower Thameslink trains will easily take half the time of a transfer by road.

Once you are in London -- how to get to your hotel (tube, taxi, bus, walking) depends on where it is, how much luggage you have, and how able bodied you are.
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Nov 30th, 2004, 10:31 AM
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44 days to clotted arteries!
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Nov 30th, 2004, 11:03 AM
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Oh I should have said -- the only reason we're taking the shuttle is because it is free (part of our AA package). Up until now I've usually taken the Thameslink to Kings Cross (nearly always stay in the Bloomsbury area), but we hated to pass up free transport. And I know nothing about shuttle hopping. However, your reminder about surface transport may cause us to reconsider.

In any case, I've told my arteries they have to look out for themselves!
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