Travel from Gatwick to London

Old Oct 9th, 2006, 08:43 AM
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Travel from Gatwick to London

Can someone please tell me the least expensive way to travel from Gatwick airport to London? My husband and I will be travelling in late March 2007 and will be staying at the Bonnington Hotel near Russell Square.

also any recommendations for cheap good eats around London would be most welcome! Thanks, Terrylea
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 08:47 AM
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The least expensive would be the coach, then the ordinary train, then the Gatwick Express, then a car service and if you are as rich as Croesote, and only then, a cab.
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 08:47 AM
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The least expensive would be the coach, then the ordinary train, then the Gatwick Express, then a car service and if you are as rich as Creosote, and only then, a cab.
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 08:50 AM
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So good I posted it twice!

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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 08:52 AM
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I don't know WWCD (what would Croesus do), but the First Capital Connect train to Farringdon station is £10. It's a ten-minute walk to your hotel. A bus (coach) might be a few bucks cheaper, but more schlepping luggage.
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 08:53 AM
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For cheap get the National Express coach from Gatwick to Victoria, then get a Tube to Green Park changing there for a Tube to Russell Square
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 09:18 AM
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On the other hand the FASTEST way.....
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 09:22 AM
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Do you realize how long a coach will take?? Driving in from Gatwick can be a true nightmare. For just a couple of £ more you can take a train and be in central London in 30-40 mins depending on which one you take . . . . .
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 09:22 AM
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Fastest probably would be train to Farringdon then taxi / walk
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 10:08 AM
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I agree with the First Capital Connect train, but would take it to Kings Cross Thameslink, then in front of the station take a bus 71 to the British Library, then a 91 to Russell Square. I would buy at a machine in Gatwick airport railway station a ticket for the whole trip, namely Gatwick to central London plus zone one.

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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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Thank you!
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 10:15 AM
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I'm in the process of investigating Gatwick to London also.

Is the Southern Train a good option? The web site has a 2 for 1 promotion for entry to many top London attractions when you use the Southern (full listing of attractions).

I can't recommend this to the poster, but a more knowledgeable person may be able to address this question.
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 12:24 PM
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You could walk from the British Library to Russell Square in 5 minutes.
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 12:40 PM
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< s the Southern Train a good option? The web site has a 2 for 1 promotion for entry to many top London attractions when you use the Southern (full listing of attractions). >

Depedns where your hotel is - best thing to do is use the journeyplanner option on www.tfl.gov.uk

As for the 2-4-1 offer it applies to whatever rail service you use - GEX, Souther or First Capital Connect
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 01:16 PM
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It's probably a ten minute walk down Judd street from Kings Cross to Russell Square or the no.91 bus leaves from outside KX station. Would definitely go for the Gatwick to KX Thameslink train option.
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 06:05 PM
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Any recommendations for if you were to hire a driver, a service you have used before? And about how much does that cost? 8-)
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 06:09 PM
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You don't want to hire a car service from LGW to central London - it will take FOREVER and cost your first born child. A driver for LHR makes sense - but from LGW - not so much. Gatwick a much farther out and the traffic in S. London can be a nightmare. Count on 90 mins to 2 hours and £75 or more to Russell Sq.
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 06:33 PM
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We are flying into Heathrow...have never been before. Will have some luggage, we are staying 9 nights...
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 06:44 PM
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From Heathrow? Swiss Cottage Cars 011-44-207-431-2700 (from the US) or JustAirports -- book on line. Should cost about 25 to 30 pounds.
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Old Oct 9th, 2006, 08:07 PM
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cwojo99: You tack on to a thread about transport from LGW to north central London, and ask about a car service. So we assume you meant from LGW, and answer what you asked.

But no, you are coming in from LHR?? That is a <u>totally</u> different question.

What neopatrick said . . . . .
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