Travelling from Heathrow and Gatwick


Travelling is fun but before you plan a trip, you should complete your research about the place you are visiting, its tourist attractions and most significant of all, its transportation facilities.  The Heathrow airport is big and both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are very busy. Travelling from Heathrow to Gatwick in United Kingdom can be time taking and expensive. Therefore it’s very important to know all the Heathrow to Gatwick transfer options that are available-

  • National Express Coach Service– The National Express coaches are the only direct road transportation links. These services are frequent and are available from all the airport terminals. Usually per day almost 100 coaches carry people from Heathrow to Gatwick and vice-versa. From terminal 1 and 3 it usually takes 15 minutes by walk to reach the bus station.  The National Express coach service allows only two medium size suitcases per person at the maximum. Foldable bikes boxes and bikes, heavy and large suitcases and surfboards are only allowed by the discretion of the driver or if there is some space available under the seats. They do not allow any animals except dogs. Always check their website for the timetable. If you make an advanced booking of the National Express coach service then you can also save some money. Always see the time on the ticket as it may cause some problem. If you are travelling alone or just with a partner and don’t have huge luggage with you, then the National Express coach service is the best choice.
  • Licensed airport transfer private car service– The fastest way to cover the distances is to travel via pre booked taxis, mini buses or mini cabs that are available through privately licensed hire companies. The transportation can be made in about 45 minutes without any hassles. Most of the companies also have an advanced payment feature; this will save you from the hassle of changing your currency. Many of them also accept credit cards. The payment service is completely safe and secure. Usually the bookings made by credit card are guaranteed and are covered by insurance.
  • Licensed Airport Taxis– Outside all the Heathrow terminals London black taxis are available that will take you to Heathrow. They accept credit card for payment and are endowed with facilities that also help in the travelling of disabled passengers. They allow heavy luggage but at peak times you may have to wait for one for a very long time. At Gatwick you can only travel in black taxis to Heathrow if you have made prior bookings. If you haven’t booked the taxi in advance then for assistance you can contact the airport information desk. There is no fixed fare; it varies according to the time of the day, the total luggage and number of passengers.
  • Train– Although no direct rail service is available, you can choose this mode of transportation for a transfer from Heathrow to Gatwick. It will also help you save some money and time in the process.

With all the above options in hand, you can surely plan your journey from Heathrow to Gatwick in advance.

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