Stansted to Gatwick

Old Nov 20th, 2006, 07:44 PM
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Stansted to Gatwick

My husband and I get in to Stansted close to midnight on December 4. We have a flight back to the US out of Gatwick at 12:30 pm on December 5. We're staying by the airport so that we can leave in the morning. I know there will be multiple forms of transportation needed, but I was hoping you could help me to determine the best way, as well as how much time we should leave ourselves to get from one to the other.
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Old Nov 20th, 2006, 08:32 PM
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You can take a National Express coach directly from Stansted to Gatwick for 25 GBP. Here is a link to the timetables: http://tinyurl.com/sv78u.

The fastest--and most expensive--route is to take the Stansted Express train to Tottenham Hale, the tube to Victoria, and the Gatwick Express to Gatwick.

The cheapest route--which is just as fast as the direct coach--is to take a National Express coach to Stratford, the tube to London Bridge, and a First Capital Connect train to Gatwick.

For more details on the last two routes, go here: http://tinyurl.com/y4uawr.
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Old Nov 21st, 2006, 01:10 AM
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That's Stratford in East London, not Stratford upon Avon !
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Old Nov 21st, 2006, 03:12 AM
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Just to point out that the first coach OP could get is the 3:40am which arrives at Gatwick at 6:30am so there's no chance of them staying at a hotel near the airport

In their case it would be best to take the DIRECT National Express coach to Victoria, stay overnight in a hotel there then take the Southern Trains service to Gatwick in the morning.
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Old Nov 21st, 2006, 07:56 AM
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i should clarify - we are staying at a hotel by the stansted airport since we get in close to midnight on 12/4. Our flight back to the US is at 12:30 pm on 12/5 out of Gatwick. I am trying to determien how long any of these suggested options will take.
thank you for your suggestions!
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You need to allow 3-4 hours for the journey on direct coach plus however many hours check in time - another 3 hours??
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Old Nov 21st, 2006, 09:29 AM
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If the trains and tubes fall into place it can only take 2 hours to do it that way.

The big unknown going by coach is what the traffic will be like. It could take hours on a Monday morning unless you leave very early.

When I have done this in the past I have always done this by train/tube.
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Old Nov 21st, 2006, 09:39 AM
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I agree with the idea of going to a hotel by Victoria Station, after your midnight arrival. I wouldn't want to be making this journey from Stansted to Gatwick early in the morning, because with my nerves, I wouldn't sleep worrying about delays.
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