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Stansted Express or National Express - which is better?

Old Jan 22nd, 2015, 12:56 AM
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I just thought - you can get to Euston for Passfield Hall vis the Stansted Express and Tottenham Hale, as well. Whether that's better for you depends on your valuation of your time and any incidental hassle using the tube.
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Old Jan 28th, 2015, 12:42 PM
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Thanks PatrickLondon! We've decided to keep our booking at a hotel close to the Victoria Station.
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Old Jan 28th, 2015, 01:03 PM
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If I were staying near Victoria Station, I would certainly take the National Express bus rather than the Stansted Express train. Whatever time you save by taking the train would be lost getting from Liverpool Street station to Victoria Station: at least half an hour.

When I stay near Victoria Station, I walk from the Coach station to my hotel.
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Old Jan 28th, 2015, 01:13 PM
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@bvlenci.. aaahh.. we've already bought our tickets for stansted express - as they had a really cheap advanced fare.

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Old Jan 28th, 2015, 01:23 PM
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I thought we explained up,thread that the stansted express only makes sense for some parts of London and that the national express coach is much better if one is headed to Victoria. Just a hint, when one asks for advice, it is usually good to heed at least some of it.
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Old Jan 28th, 2015, 01:25 PM
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'Whatever time you save by taking the train would be lost getting from Liverpool Street station to Victoria Station'

You would never do this though. You'd get off the Stansted Express at Tottenham Hale, which is on the Victoria Line, and travel direct to Victoria from there.
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Old Jan 28th, 2015, 01:28 PM
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@janisj - Yes I've been taking the advice and reading them thoroughly. The reason why we had a great price:

Standard Class Return
Low-cost 30 day Advance Fare
£30.00 for 2 adults
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Old Jan 28th, 2015, 01:39 PM
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@ janisj *the reason why we booked was because we had a great price***

Sorry I type much slower that I think sometimes....
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Old Jan 28th, 2015, 02:03 PM
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But you could have got all the way to Victoria for less than £30 . . . Like £24 or less.

I think you may have glommed on to a few posters to accept their advice and ignored the others.

You will have a great trip, but you are on a very tight budget and some suggestions really are not that cost effective or practical.
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Old Jan 30th, 2015, 05:15 AM
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@janisj - £24 round trip?, wow we lost a bit there...
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Old Jan 30th, 2015, 05:51 AM
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£15 return for the Stansted Express vs £12 for the coach per person isn't a huge difference so I wouldn't sweat it. Also, the coach takes twice as long (2hrs), vs circa 30 mins to Tottenham Hale + 20 mins on the tube, so you will have saved time if not money. If that's still an issue for you you can remember the coach for next time
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